Recently, ASLIA National held our Special General Meeting. Thank you to everyone who came. We had 46 people attend, 41 eligible to vote.
The Resolutions were passed:
1. Vote to close as an Incorporation and change to a Company Limited by Guarantee – Passed with 92% approval
2. Vote to change the name of the Company by Limited Guarantee to Australian Sign Language Interpreter and Translators Association, ASLITA – Passed with 83% approval
3. Vote to accept the proposed ASLITA Constitution – Passed with 95% approval
4. Vote to give authority to board members and secretary to enact the processes to fulfil these changes – Passed with 95% approvalThe minutes from the SGM are attached below.This is a fantastic outcome for our association. The next steps involve the Board submitting applications to the appropriate authorities. We will continue to work with the lawyers from Baker and Mackenzie who have committed to supporting the national and state associations through this complex process.In the mean time, we will continue to update you with progress as it happens. The next major national event will be in Nov, the mini conference with AGM. Please continue to keep an eye out for communications from your state association as we will need you to attend your sate SGM or AGM to formally vote to close the incorporated stated associations. It is a formality, but an important one that needs to follow correct legal process.Once again, thank you to our membership for your support through this process. It is drawn out and complex but ultimately for the betterment of our association.