MAV AGM

We welcome members to join us for drinks, to meet staff and the Board and be apart of the 2024 - 2025 Strategic Plan Launch.

ALL MEMBERS WELCOME!


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting for The Mathematical Association of Victoria will take place as follows:

Date: Wednesday 22nd May 2024
Commencing at: Arrive 5.00pm for 5.30pm start.
Location: Cliveden, home of the Mathematical Assiciation of Victoria, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick

All members and interested parties welcome.

Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Minutes of previous meeting
  • Annual Report including President’s Report
  • Financial Reports
  • Announcement of appointed Directors
  • Thank you to retiring Directors
  • Announcement of Honorary Life Members
  • Launch of 2024 – 2026 Strategic Plan
  • Post AGM social drinks and dinner TBA.

Link to 2023 /2024 Annual and Financial Report Draft.

RSVP through https://www.mav.vic.edu.au/Events, close 13th May, 2024.

Please email Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu to arrange a proxy vote.


NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Election and nomination form: 

In accordance with Clause 35.4 of Constitution of The Mathematical Association of Victoria nominations are hereby called for membership of the Board of The Mathematical Association of Victoria for the period May 2023 to May 2025.

Skills and attributes

MAV directors play an active and visible leadership role in the education sector. All potential directors should be able to demonstrate leadership, integrity, interpersonal and communication skills, a passion for education and associations, and an understanding of or willingness to develop and uphold corporate governance.

The board of MAV value and seek diversity as defined by gender, ethnicity, age, role and level of experience and encourage applications from all eligible members. To ensure balance of skills and representation MAV also Seeks to encouraged people of the following backgrounds to consider nominating to bring your experience to the Board:

  • regional delegates (meeting attendance flexible via video conference)
  • those of First Nations descent
  • early childhood educators
  • vocational education represnetatives.

How to nominate (Nominations are now closed)

Members of the Association wishing to nominate for the Board need to complete the nomination form, and return to Jen Bowden jbowden@mav.vic.edu.au, no later than close of business Monday 22nd April 2024.

Nominations will only be accepted by email.

Note that nominees need to submit to a bio, headshot and personal statement and an optional video (See below). Information about this is outlined on the nomination form. Your nomination will not be deemed complete until all requested information is received before the closing date.

Download the nomination form here.

Directors will be elected to fill vacant positions on the 2024 – 2026 MAV Board at the Annual General Meeting (AGM):

  • Directors are appointed for a period of two (2) years.
  • 8 positions will be vacant and available for election.
  • Office bearers are appointed by the Board at the first meeting of the Board following the election.

Candidate Statement:

In addition to the nomination form, in a Word Document, please include the following Candidate Statement. The total of this submission should be no more than one page.

  1. A short 200 – 300 word biography, and recent photo, and
  2. A 200 – 300 word personal statement of how your experience, skills and interests will be of value to the MAV Board if you are appointed to the role of Director.
  3. Plus an optional video statement: this is optional but highly encouraged, and to a maximum of two minutes. The CEO or an elected director that is retiring may provide assistance in producing candidate videos if requested. Videos will be provided to members as part of nomination information to assist with their voting choice.

Director ID:

You will be required to gain a Director ID prior to being appointed/elected. You must provide your Director ID prior to the AGM date, or you will not be eligible to be appointed. By law it is a requirement to have a Director ID and large fines apply for not meeting this requirement. Fine out more here: https://www.abrs.gov.au/director-identification-number  


Are you thinking of being a Director of MAV?

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) is an innovative and leading association. Through its programs and services, MAV promotes the importance of mathematics to society. MAV has over 1400 members from all sectors of education including individuals, schools, universities and other institutions. This provides membership benefits to a growing network of over 15,000 mathematics educators. MAV reaches up to 23,000 people through its newsletter and has been an active not-for-profit professional Association for more than 100 years. To find out more about our services and impact see our annual reports.

MAV was incorporated as a Public Company with Limited Liability on the 5th of July 1971.  MAV became a registered Charity on 4th August 2020 and reports to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Most of MAV’s obligations are to the ACNC.

For MAV, the ‘Objects' of the Association as defined in the Constitution are to assist and advance education in mathematics, and to promote the importance and value of mathematics in society. The Company pursues these Objects through a range of activities and services which are outlined here.

A charity’s members are its ‘owners’ and form an important part of any charity. Members are entitled to know how a charity is acting and using its resources (finances and any assets) on their behalf.

Want to know if you are suitable to be a Director? Any member can nominate, and you can find out more by reviewing the following:

1. Why join MAV Board Q&A (download).

2. The Board Charter (download) provides a detailed description of the requirements of becoming a Director, including the various responsibilities of appointed positions.

It is highly recommended that you read this Board Charter prior to nominating to ensure that you can fulfill the responsibilities of being a Director.

Newly appointed directors may also be required to attend a Director Induction Training with the CEO, date to be confirmed by negotiation.

A commitment to the following meeting dates is also required for 2023. These meetings will be a mixture of virtual and in person. 

Board Calendar 2024 dates:

  • Board meeting, Wednesday 12 June 2024: 6pm
  • Board meeting, Wednesday 11 September 2024: 6pm
  • TBA: Director Training Workshop
  • Board meeting, Wednesday 13 November 2024: 6pm
  • End of year open house/stakeholder function Thursday12th Dec 2024. 6pm onwards.

Committee involvment is expected, with further dates possibly required.
Further dates in 2025 TBC. Dates subject to final confirmation after new Board meets.