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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Our 97th Annual General Meeting of members of the Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited will be held in Hobart in November.

Due to the potential of interruption to scheduling this year caused by COVID-19 restrictions, we intend to leave the publication of the specific date to a later date.

The Constitution of the Club requires that the official Notice of Meeting, listing the Agenda items, be published at least 30 days before the date of the meeting. It will therefore be published in Journeys magazine in October.

Should any eligible member wish to be nominated for election as a director of the Board, a nomination form can be requested from Michael Hopster on (03) 6232 6350 or by email.

Eligibility to nominate for election and the election process are governed by RACT’s Constitution and Election By-laws, which can be found on our website and will be provided along with any nomination forms requested. The closing date for completed nomination forms at this stage will be 5pm on 4 September 2020. Those members who request a nomination pack will be advised if the nomination period is extended beyond that date if applicable.

It should be noted that the position of director of the Board of the Club carries with it a number of legal responsibilities, such as a requirement to act in the best interests of the Club as a whole, setting aside any contrary personal opinions a director may have. If a director has an interest in a matter, or is connected with an organisation that is interested in any matter that is being considered for vote by the RACT, that director will not be able to take part in any vote on the matter.

The RACT prides itself on being an independent voice for Tasmanians and consumers, across the areas of its business activity. The Club’s business is increasingly complex and any successful nominee will need to have significant business acumen and be able to understand financial reporting in order to contribute to the Board and the continued successful guidance of the Club.

Nominees must have appropriate skills or experience to meet directors’ duties, and expertise in the following would be advantageous:

  • Accounting and finance;
  • Strategic development and implementation;
  • Risk management;
  • Legal, commercial and business acumen;
  • Advocacy, stakeholder engagement and government relations; and
  • Marketing, digital and data technology.