The QCOSS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 7:30am to 9:30am over breakfast at Souths Leagues Club Head Office, Davies Park, Jane Street, West End.
We welcome and encourage members to attend. We are delighted to be joined by guest speaker the Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow.
The nation is undergoing what seems to be more divisive debates around equality and inclusiveness. Ed will discuss how the community services sector may be able to enhance its engagement in these important public conversations and give a stronger voice to those whom experience exclusion. Ed leads the Commission’s work on modern slavery, detention and implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT); as well as marriage equality and other human rights issues affecting LGBTI people. Ed also has primary responsibility for the Commission’s work on freedom of expression, freedom of religion and freedom of association. Ed’s prior role was CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.
At this year’s AGM there are two positions available for election to the QCOSS Board. We invite all members to consider nominating for the following vacancies:
- one regional board member position
- one general board member position.
The QCOSS Board have implemented a policy that existing Board members do not nominate existing or new board members for board positions. This is to ensure that the process of member nominations is as transparent and open as possible. Board members who are required to retire from their position as per the QCOSS Constitution, who are eligible to renominate and seek to do so have the full support of the board unless otherwise indicated.
It is important to note that to be elected to the QCOSS Board you must be: nominated and seconded by a current member organisation or individual; not be a government employee; not be a person whose primary employment is an employee of, nor a person having a controlling interest in, a for-profit organisation; and once elected you must become an individual member of QCOSS.
As an individual QCOSS member and a QCOSS Board member your responsibility is to provide a governance role in the best interests of QCOSS. Board members are not on the board to represent a specific organisation or an industry view. All members of the board will work under the shared vision, purpose and values of QCOSS as set out in the strategic plan.
The QCOSS Board meets up to 11 times a year in Brisbane. The travel and accommodation costs for regional members are met by QCOSS. In addition, board members may be required to participate on a board committee or working group.
We look forward to continuing the important work of QCOSS through the successful partnership that currently exists between members, staff and board and encourage you to consider nominating.
To nominate for the QCOSS Board, please download the Nomination Form (this includes the candidate electation statement) outlining how you would contribute to the board along with a brief profile of your experience and interests. The Nomination Form (fully completed) need to reach the QCOSS office no later than 5.00pm Friday 27 October 2017.
Should you have any queries please contact me on (07) 3004 6905.