2019 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Mathematical Association of Victoria will be held on Tuesday 21st May, 2019 at ACER in Camberwell.

Time: Arrive at 5.45pm for a 6pm welcome and AGM.

Following the AGM Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of ACER will present on ACER's work on the Learning Progression Explorer for mathematics, and how he sees the future of learning progression thinking, as endorsed by Gonski 2.0, playing out in schools over the coming years.

This will be followed by drinks, nibbles and conversation with special guests of ACER.

All MAV members and other interested guest are welcome to attend.

Venue:

ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)
9 Prospect Hill Rd
Camberwell VIC 3124Clayton VIC 3800
 

RSVP: to psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au by Monday 13th May 2019.
 

Draft proposed new constitution

The MAV Council have been working on a proposed new Constitution for the Association. This process has been ongoing for the past 12 months. MAV engaged Mills Oakley Lawyers who are experienced in developing constitutions for the NFP sector, to guide the Council through a very thorough process to ensure that the proposed new constitution is legally sound, and will cater for the needs of MAV and its members into the future.

This process is nearing final stages of preparation, and a proposed new constitution will be put to members to adopt by vote at the 2019 AGM.

If you have any feedback or questions on the draft they should be sent to Peter Saffin, CEO for review.  psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au or 0403 600 120

The proposed Constitution and a document outlining the differences to the current constitution is  available here.
 

Nominations for Council

Members of the Association wishing to nominate for Council need to complete the nomination form, and return it to the MAV office no later than Tuesday 23rd April, 2019.

Note that nominees need to submit to a bio, headshot and personal statement. Information about this is outlined on the nomination form. Your nomination will not be deemed complete until all requested information is received before the closing date.

Click here to download the form including instructions.
 

About being a Director (Councilor) of MAV

MAV is incorporated as a Public Company, and as such becoming a Council member means becoming an official company Director as per the Corporations Act.

You should ensure that you understand the requirements of being a Director before committing to nominate for this responsibility.

The Council are an official Company Board: The Councillors jointly as the Council provide leadership, set strategic and policy direction; and oversee the business and affairs of the association for the purpose for which the association is established. The Council is accountable to the members of the association for the overall performance and governance of the association.

The (Constitution) Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Mathematical Association of Victoria can be accessed here.

The meeting will open with a special resolution to adopt a new constitution. The proposed new constitution is available here also.

The Council Charter provides a detailed description of the requirements of becoming a Director (Councilor), including the various responsibilities of appointed positions.

It is highly recommended that you read this Council Charter prior to nominating to ensure that you can fulfill the responsibilities of being a Director.
Newly appointed directors may also be required to attend a Director Induction Training with the CEO, date to be confirmed by negotiation.

MAV is a Child Safe organisation, you can view our Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct here. As such MAV requires that all volunteers (ie: including Board members) have either a police check, Working with Children Check or Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration (this includes a police check). You will be required to evidence this with your nomination form.

A commitment to the following meeting dates is also required for 2019 (Dates subject to change, after agreement at the first meeting of the new Board):

2019 Meetings

Council

(All)

Executive Committee:

(President, Vice President,  Treasurer/Chair of Finance Committee, and Immediate Past President)

Tuesday 21 May 2019, Annual General Meeting

1

Tuesday 4 June 2019

1

Tuesday 25 June 2018

2

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Sunday 4 Aug 2019: Annual Director Training Workshop and Council Dinner; 1pm start at MAV.

3

Tuesday 17 Sept 2019

2

Tuesday 20 August 2019

3

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Sunday 27 October 2019 PLANNING SESSION 10.00am to 3:00pm

4

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

4

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Thurs 12 Dec 2019, from 6.00pm. MAV Christmas Drinks

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Peter Batchelor

Peter is the Webmaster of the Mathematical Association of Victoria. A long, long time ago he was a Primary teacher and then taught computer subjects and Mathematics to Year 10 before becoming a lecturer at RMIT and then working with subject associations to develop their web presence.

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