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Australian Computer Society Notice of General Meeting and Explanatory Memorandum

3 October 2019

Pursuant to rule 13.2 of the Australian Computer Society Rules and clause 70(a) of the Associations Incorporations Act 1991, notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of Members of the Australian Computer Society Incorporated (Society) will be held:

  • Date: 25 October 2019
  • Time: 9.00am (AEDT)
  • Location: Australian Computer Society, Level 27, Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney NSW 2000

Further information detailing the agenda, who may vote, appointment of Proxy form, Proxy instructions and explanatory memorandum is available here: ACS - Notice of Meeting and Explanatory Memorandum

Please note: All members, other than members of Overseas Group, Students, Honorary Fellows and Honorary Members (who were not members before classification as an Honorary Member) are entitled to attend and vote at general meetings of the Society. A member may not vote at any general meeting of the Society unless all monies payable by that member (and their proxy), to the Society, have been paid.

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The Management Committee has decided, after a detailed review and recommendation from the National Congress, to seek the approval of members to change the legal structure of the Society from an incorporated association under the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Act to a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act, to alter the name of the Society to reflect the fact that it has been incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and to replace the entirety of the existing Rules with a new Constitution that is compliant with the Corporations Act and to also make minor alterations to the current Objects of the Society.

As required under the existing Rules, written notice of the proposed alterations to the Rules and Objects of the Society, together with certain information was provided on 3 July 2019 to all Members. A copy of the notice is available here: ACS News

The purpose of the SGM is to pass a special resolution relating to:

  1. the change of the legal structure of Australian Computer Society Incorporated from an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 (ACT) (ACT Act) to a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act);
  2. subject to the registration of the Society under the Corporations Act:

(a) change the name of the Society to 'Australian Computer Society Limited';

(b) replace the existing Rules and Objects of the Society with a new Constitution and new Objects in the form set out in Attachment B.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Madry, ACS Company Secretary on email