The  WAPF’s 2020 Office Bearer’s Breakfast (OBB) and AGM to be held on February 9, 2020 at Gosnells Golf Club, 95 Sandringham Promenade, Canning Vale. The OBB starts promptly at 8:30am and will be followed immediately by the AGM. A schedule can be found at the end of this email.

The OBB is a social event that provides an opportunity for club executives to meet representatives of our invaluable, supportive sponsors and other leaders within the WA amateur photography scene. It also functions as a forum for the exchange of information about the WAPF and interclub activities, review and reflect on WAPF events from 2019, and preview upcoming events for 2020.

Up to 4 of your club’s executive members or their representatives are invited to attend this event as guests of WAPF. Additional club members are welcome to attend but at a cost of $25 per attending member. Registration is required and must be completed no later than January 31st. Registrations can be completed by using our Wufoo form at this link

Motions for the AGM can be submitted at this time. Motion requests are incorporated into the registration form referred to above and need to be submitted by January 18th.

Also, nominations for WAPF committee positions are being accepted. Again, nominations can be made using the same registration form and must be completed by January 18th to be included in the agenda. The final date for accepting nominations in February 2, 2020. Most current committee members will not be renominating this year because they have either served their legislated term or are moving on after a long period of service. All positions are open for nomination, but some incumbents will continue. The committee positions which require nominations are shown:

Executive:

President (1 nomination)

Vice President

Treasurer (1 nomination)

Secretary (1 nomination)

Committee (6):

Immediate past President

Webmaster

Newsletter editor

Competition directors (2)

Events coordinator

I encourage all to consider stepping forward. This is a great opportunity to be part of the leadership team and contribute toward the future direction of WA amateur club photography. Email Colin White at president@wapf.org.au if you or a member of your club have questions about what is involved with any of these positions. I request you share this opportunity with your club members.

Please note; a draft agenda for the AGM is attached but an updated version will be emailed to you on January 22nd. Also, an updated OBB schedule will be emailed when finalized.

To recap important dates for the WAPF OBB and AGM;

WAPF OBB and AGM; February 9, 2020

Registration deadline; January 31, 2020

Deadline for Motions for the AGM; January 18, 2020

Deadline for inclusion in the agenda of Nominations for WAPF committee positions; January 18, 2020. Final deadline is February 2, 2020.

Lastly, I ask that you take a moment to verify your club’s contact information for your yourself, your Secretary, Treasurer and Webmaster on the WAPF web site. If any changes are needed I ask that you login to the WAPF website at; www.wapf.org.au, navigate to; Menu/Clubs/Change of Club details/, and complete the form. This will allow us to confirm that emails for the OBB/AGM reach all members of your executive committee.

OBB schedule

08:00 - Doors open to attendees; tea and coffee served

08:30 - OBB meeting commences

08:30-09:30 - Presentations

0930-1015 - Breakfast served

1015-1130 - Presentations

1130-1200 - Open forum

1200 – AGM commences

1300 - Event finishes