Where are we going?

Fremantle Society AGM-  7pm Wednesday 7 December, 2016

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Dear Member – It is Annual General Meeting time again!

With state and council elections due in 2017, the Fremantle Society must use the talents of all its members to get the best possible developments for Fremantle.  We need to hear the diverse views of all members. We are keen to unite members and their passions.  So, please share your views.

The AGM will be held on Wednesday December 7 at 7pm at the Fremantle Tennis Club on Parry Street, Fremantle, the same location as last year.

President John Dowson will make a presentation entitled
Where Are We Going?

Three forms follow:
a) Letter from President
b) Nomination form for office bearers
c) Membership renewal form

Donations:
We ask that you consider making a donation to our Special Projects Fund to help pay for the reports we commission from professionals. Reports commissioned this year include a report on King’s Square, Atwell Arcade development, 52 Adelaide Street, 18-22 Adelaide Street, and 8 Pakenham Street. Please consider adding $50 or $100 or more to your membership renewal.

Come on the Committee! 
We also ask that you consider being an officer bearer or committee member next year, as we embark on our exciting program of advocacy for quality development, a youth Eisteddfod on heritage, and events which include visits to interesting heritage properties. We will also be focussing on the subject of good architecture and fostering discussion on that.

You may have a particular interest you wish to help with, such as media and Facebook, or writing and research, or planning and heritage.

Being on the committee is not an onerous task, and we fully understand that many people travel and are busy and thus not always available.

Please return nomination forms by 23 November, either electronically to info@fremantlesociety.org.au or by post to:

The Fremantle Society, PO Box 828, WA 6959

John Dowson, President
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 Nomination Form 2016-2017

The Committee will take office from the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 7th December 2016.

Office Bearers and Committee
Members are invited to nominate as Office Bearers and Committee Members. The Positions being :
President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and up to nine Committee Members.

Only financial members are eligible to make and second nominations and to be nominated.

Financial membership requires that the annual subscription be paid prior to beginning of the AGM.

Membership fees have been kept low for years and are not being increased for next year.

Nomination for committee:

I (print name)………………………………………………………………………………….

Nominate (print name of member being nominated)………………………………………

For the position of: President/treasurer/Secretary/Committee

Signature of Nominator………………………………………………………………………

I, (Name of Seconder)………………………………………………………………………..

Signature of Seconder………………………………………………………………………..

Am pleased to second the nomination detailed above

I (member being nominated) consent to the nomination as
detailed above

Signature of member being nominated……………………………………………………..

Completed nomination forms must be received by Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Please post or email form to:

Fremantle Society Inc, PO Box 828, Fremantle 6959

or email to info@fremantlesociety.org.au
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2016-2017 Membership Renewal

Membership Fee:
Ordinary Member:  $30.        Family Member:  $40
Donation                 $             Donation             $
Total                        $             Total                    $

Corporate:  $100.      Concession: $15     Life:  $250    Organisation:  $50.

Name:……………………………………………

Update if necessary:

Address:……………………………………………………………………………………………

Telephone: ……………………………………   Mobile:…………………………

Email:………………………………………………

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS LEGIBLE

As a member I/we agree:

  •  to support and promote the Society’s objectives
  •  to abide by the Society’s Constitution
  •  to receive communications giving notices of meetings and events of the Society and at the discretion of the Society’s committee, like organisations.

I/we understand that:

  •  the Society undertakes to keep private my/our email address and phone number
  •  Society communications will normally be by email when an email address has been provided
  • Membership fees may be paid by cheque with this application form or by electronic funds transfer to:Fremantle Society IncBendigo Bank

    BSB: 633000

    Account: 143193530

    PLEASE ENSURE YOUR NAME IS ADDED TO ELECTRONIC TRANSFER INFORMATION

    Please post your application form to:
    The Secretary
    The Fremantle Society
    PO Box 828
    FREMANTLE WA 6959

My/our rights and obligations as a member are defined in the Society’s Constitution and further defined in the Associations Incorporation Act 1987.

For more information about the Fremantle Society please email :

info@fremantlesociety.org.au

The Objectives of the Fremantle Society: 

  •     To give responsible voice on matters affecting the overall character and development of the Fremantle area
  •  To encourage the improvement of the Fremantle area as a desirable residential and commercial district whilst retaining its unique character.
  •  To encourage the retention and restoration of buildings of historic and aesthetic value.
  •  To encourage the preservation of the natural heritage of the Fremantle area.
  •  To ensure that the new development complements established patterns, is of high architectural and aesthetic standards, and served the long-term interests of the area.
  •  To foster the development of the area as a major cultural, educational and entertainment centre.

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Fremantle Society Election makes History

A few weeks ago, it seemed that no-one was going to put their name forward for election as President of the Fremantle Society for 2011 and beyond. Now, with nominations to close in a few days, two Society members have  indicated they are going to stand for the position. If this occurs, it will be the first time there has been an election for the post in the Society’s 40 year history.

I think that’s great, as it indicates there is a high and growing level of interest in the recently ‘re-badged’ Society.

Watch this space for an official announcement after nominations close on November 22nd!

Ian Alexander*

*Ian has been President of the Society since 2007, but is not standing for re-election

Fremantle Society AGM and Committee Elections coming up

The Fremantle Society will be holding its AGM in a few weeks, on Monday December 6th, 7 for 730pm at the University of Notre Dame Santa Maria Lecture Theatre, 19 Mouat Street Fremantle.

We hope as many Society members as possible will attend. Non-members are also encouraged to attend — you join up on the night for just $20 annual sub, $25 family and $10 concession — there is a proposal to increase the subs for 2011, but if you join before or at the AGM, $20 is all you need pay!

Our guest speaker is Dr Carmen Lawrence, well known for her past and dedicated political contributions to WA and especially to Fremantle. Recently, Carmen was appointed Chair of the Australian Heritage Council, the Federal body responsible for heritage. In this role, Carmen will be addressing the topic “Why List the West Kimberley?” Given recent public debate on the future of this area, it is a timely topic.

The Election of a new Committee will also take place at the AGM. Nominations close on November 22nd and nomination papers will be mailed out to members — you are encouraged to nominate, whether it be for Committee (9 members required), for President (Ian Alexander is stepping down after 4 years in the post) or Secretary (Ruth Belben is not re-nominating for that position).
If you are interested contact rbelben@iinet.net.au

Ian Alexander