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Notice of 2019 WRL Annual General Meeting (AGM)


The Western Rock Lobster Council (WRL) 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for 10.00 a.m. on Friday, 20 September 2019 at the Fremantle Sailing Club, 151 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160. Registration opens at 9.30 a.m. and the meeting commences at 10.00 a.m.

Nominations for the election of Directors were opened on 2 August 2019 for one A Zone, one B Zone and two C Zone positions. When nominations closed on 16 August 2019;

  • Terry Lissiman was the only nomination received for the one vacant position in Zone A.
  • There were two nominations received for one vacant position in Zone B. The candidates in order of nominations received are Clay Bass and Justin Pirrottina.
  • There were three nominations received for two vacant positions in Zone C. The candidates in order of nominations received are Linda Williams, Clinton Moss and Bradley Arnup.

The WRL Rules of Association allow for election by ballot to be conducted prior to the AGM, with the election results to be announced at, and effective from, the AGM. Postal ballot papers were sent on 21 August 2019 to eligible voting Ordinary Members who were also notified of the election closing time/date being 4.00 p.m. Monday, 16 September 2019. Ballot papers received by WRL after this time shall be deemed invalid.

Following the close of voting, WRL’s Independent Auditor and Returning Officer Mr Phil Giglia will open all reply-paid envelopes. Mr Giglia will then validate each ballot paper before scrutineering the recording of every vote by the WRL Executive. The election will be decided by the number of votes received at the close of voting. Mr Giglia will declare the result of the election with the announcement of the elected Directors to be made at the 2019 AGM on 20 September 2019. The election result will also be posted on the WRL website as soon as possible after the conclusion of the AGM.

Please click the below links for your information:

  1. Notice and Agenda of 2019 Annual General Meeting
  2. Proxy Forms
    1. Appointment of Corporate Representative
    2. Appointment of Proxy
  3. WRL Financial Report for the year ending 30 June 2019
  4. 2018 AGM DRAFT Minutes of Meeting

The AGM pack has been sent by mail to Members whose e-mail address is not registered with WRL. This was completed on Wednesday, 4 September 2019.

Please note that according to the WRL Rules of Association, Rule 15.7(b) states that “a Member which is a body corporate may appoint in writing a natural person to represent it at a particular General Meeting or at all General Meetings”. Please use the ‘Appointment of Corporate Representative’ form if you are representing an MFL holder that is a body corporate (i.e. an entity whose legal name ends with Pty Ltd, Ltd or Inc.).

If an individual MFL holder or partnership wants to appoint a representative or the WRL Chair as a proxy then please use the ‘Appointment of Proxy’ form.

A copy of the WRL Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2019 and the 2018 Annual General Meeting Draft Minutes will be available at the AGM.

If you require any further information, please contact the WRL CEO, Matt Taylor on 0438 855 863 or email

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