Issue 184 – 20 June 2014
Proposed Alterations to Bowls Victoria Constitution
The Bowls Victoria Board at its most recent meeting held on Wednesday 18 June 2014 adopted the following amendments to alter the Bowls Victoria Constitution for it to comply with changes to the Associations Incorporation Reform Act Victoria, 2012.
These amendments will be presented as a Special Resolution in accordance with the current Bowls Victoria Constitution Rule 27 at the Association’s Annual General Meeting to be conducted on Wednesday 17 September 2014.
If the Special Resolution is adopted the amended constitution will then be put forward to the Annual General Meeting.
For approval, both resolutions require a 75% majority of those present and entitled to vote at the AGM.
The amended Bowls Victoria Constitution would then be forwarded to Consumer Affairs Victoria for final approval.
A copy of the proposed Bowls Victoria Constitution in Draft format, with alterations has been placed on the Bowls Victoria for viewing purposes.
Click here for a copy of the Bowls Victoria Constitution Draft Version
Click here for a copy of the Amendments to the BV Constitution
Database Operations – Bowls Connect
A follow-up reminder that clubs will be taking on responsibilities for updating their BV membership data base from 1 July, and forms BV4 and BV6 will no longer be accepted by BV after that date. As previously advised, please contact Amanda James at BV (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need assistance/training in updating your club’s data base. For Regions and Divisions who would like to organise their own Pennant competition using the Bowls Connect system please contact Luke Brown for help and advice (email@example.com).
Champion of Champions Pairs
With the recent announcement that the State Champion of Champions Pairs events have been removed from the State Calendar of Events there is now the matter of how clubs can conduct their individual Men’s and Women’s Club Pairs Championships and comply with the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act.
Bowls Victoria has informed the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission of what the situation has been in regards to these two events being National pathway events and the next phase for Bowls Victoria is to seek if necessary, an exemption under the Act that can apply to all affiliated clubs for these events to continue as separate events into the future.
As information comes to hand, clubs will be kept informed of what is happening.
Mailing address and phone numbers
It is now nearly a year since Bowls Victoria moved to its new premises. We are still getting a lot of mail to our old PO Box which is no longer valid. The redirection applied to this ends on June 30 so please ensure any mail is sent to Bowls Victoria at Suite 7, 32-36 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East, VIC, 3123. Please also note that our phone and fax number redirection will also finish on that day so use these numbers - phone: (03) 9861 7100 and fax: (03) 9813 4199.
Nomination for Board Directors
A reminder that nominations for election to the board of Bowls Victoria close on Friday, 4 July. For more information click here.
The Bowls Victoria Club Training Program continues to receive rave reviews. Special prices ($100+GST) are now available for anyone who wants to attend the last two sessions at Doncaster or Mornington and we hope to announce dates and venues for the rest of the state within the next couple of weeks. Click here to sign up for the current series.
Any comments/questions: please email to Bowls Victoria c/o
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