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Posted by Equestrian Western Australia on 12/04/2018.

Notice of Annual General Meeting & Special General Meeting

Notice is hereby given to the Members of Equestrian Western Australia Incorporated that the 2018 Annual General Meeting for Equestrian Western Australia Incorporated will be held on:

Thursday 10th May 2018
Commencing at 7:00pm
State Equestrian Centre (Oceanfoam Room, 1st Floor)
303 Cathedral Avenue, Brigadoon, WA 6069

All current EWA Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be available.

Annual Report

    2017 Annual Report   

Annual General Meeting


  1. Meeting opening
  2. Apologies
  3. Acceptance of Minutes of the Annual General Meeting conducted on 27 April 2017
  4. To receive and if thought fit, adopt the 2017 Annual Report
  5. To receive and if thought fit, adopt the 2017 Financial Statements including the Balance Sheet as at 31 December 2017
  6. To appoint the Auditor for the 2018 Financial Year
  7. Notice of Motions
  8. Close of meeting

Special General Meeting

Notice is also given that a Special General Meeting will follow immediately after the Annual General Meeting. The purpose of the Special General Meeting is to set out the proposed amendments to the EWA Constitution (“EWAC”) to ensure that it complies with new law known as the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (“the Act”), seeking Member approval by special resolution. More details on these changes can be found under the 'EWA Constitution Review' heading below.


  1. Meeting opening
  2. Apologies
  3. EWA Constitution Review
  4. Notice of Special Resolutions (see "Proposed Special Resolutions" below)
  5. Close of meeting

Following the meeting the EWA Board and CEO will provide a short overview of the proposed SEC Facility Plan, EWA Sports Fund and will be able to answer any questions regarding Equestrian Australia.

EWA Constitution Review

The Proposed Special Resolutions document sets out the proposed amendments to the EWA Constitution (“EWAC”) to ensure that it complies with new law known as the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (“the Act”). As Members may be aware, EWA is an incorporated association, so this new Act applies to it and its Constitution, as it does to a wide range of sporting clubs, charities, churches etc across Western Australia. The Act requires that we update the EWAC to comply with extra requirements of responsibility, transparency and standards of operation required or EWA as an incorporated association. The amendments proposed are in line with the new requirements on EWA and are recommended by the Board of Directors as being in the best interests of all members.

The first group of amendments are those specifically required to be in the EWAC by the new Act, and may simply be approved with Board authority and not a special resolution of a general meeting. The second group of suggested amendments are required to ensure that the EWAC is consistent with the new Act. While these changes do not necessarily require approval by the EWA members in general meeting, the Board of Directors of EWA decided that it is better to put them to the AGM for member approval in the interests of openness and accountability. Members please be aware that these are required changes and all over Western Australia incorporated associations including equestrian clubs, are making these changes to ensure their constitutions comply with the new law by the 1st of July, 2019.

There is also a third group of proposed amendments to the Constitution which are minor in nature - such as correcting typos and mistakes. In these we are also proposing to remove from the list of EWA Committees the NCAS Committee (which will be replaced by a coaching advisory panel), as well as the High Performance Panel, and the Inter School Committee. These interests will continue to be represented by panels appointed by the EWA Board as they are now, but as they are not Sporting Committees they will not be listed in the Constitution with the sporting committees in Cl 24.1. Although minor, these amendments require approval of Members by special resolution in a General Meeting under our Constitution, as they are changes to the EWAC. So the Board of Directors of EWA has decided to put all the proposed changes to members at a special general meeting to be held after the AGM, seeking member approval by special resolution.

For Members interested in more detail and background on the proposed changes, there is an updated version of the EWAC with the changes annotated within it, that is available, and the current EWAC is online at the EWA website. Please contact William Newton-Wordsworth at [email protected] if you would like more information or if you have any questions about this matter.

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