Dictum Society

Annual General Meeting

Welcome to the page for the Dictum Annual General Meeting (AGM). Here you will find information about the AGM, the items of business and information related to elections.

Details of the AGM

  • DATE: Wednesday 3 October

  • TIME: Pre-registration at 5:45PM - Commmencement at 6:00PM

  • PLACE: Room ROBL011, VU Queen Street Campus

  • AGENDA: Available here

Proxy

Voting members unable to attend may provide their proxy to another voting member. Each person may only cast one proxy vote (so their own vote and one additional vote in total). Proxy votes must be submitted by 1 October 2018.

Click here to fill out the proxy form! 

Minutes for 2017 Annual General Meeting

A motion to pass minutes for the 2017 AGM will be raised.

You can review them here

Election of New Committee

Dictum Society holds an AGM each year to elect new student representatives. The following positions make up Dictum Society:

Executive Committee Members

  • President

  • Vice-President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

General Committee Members

  • Director of Activities

  • Director of Careers

  • Director of Competitions

  • Director of Education

  • Director of Equity

  • Director of Publications

An election guide is available here.

Statements from prospective applicants will be available as they are received in our 2018/19 Nominations page

Terms and Conditions of Nomination

To apply for a position you must abide by the following Terms and Conditions set out below:

  • You must be a currently enrolled student of Victoria University and a current member of Dictum Society.

  • Your application must be seconded by a currently enrolled student of Victoria University, who is also a current member of Dictum Society.

  • The deadline for nominations is Sunday 11:59PM on 30 September 2018. Any nominations received after this time on this date will be deemed invalid.

  • You may nominate for a maximum of two positions. If you choose to nominate for two positions, you must indicate as such. Further, if you choose to nominate for two positions, you must disclose this in both of your nomination statements.

  • Your name and nomination statement will be published on the Dictum Society website when received or by 1 October 2018. It will be removed on 4 October 2018 after the 2018 Dictum Society Annual General Meeting has been closed. This information may also be shared by Dictum Society via Dictum Society's official social media accounts.

  • At the 2018 Dictum Society Annual General Meeting, you will be able to speak for 90 seconds (1 and a half minutes) as to why you believe you should be elected. Two questions from the audience will be allowed, and you will have 30 seconds to respond to each question. Time limits will be strictly enforced to ensure that the meeting remains on track. You may waive this option or elect to simply read out your nomination statement if you so choose. 

  • No person who has nominated for any position may ask questions to another candidate.

  • If you have nominated for a position that is unopposed and has not received other nominations, you will be elected to the position by default and will not be afforded the above speaking time.

  • Campaigning via social media, general electronic means or printed materials is strictly prohibited. You may message or email persons privately, however, any public posts, public pictures, emails sent via clubs, societies, general group emails, organisations or Victoria University email groups or printed materials will invalidate your nomination if brought to the attention of Dictum Society prior to, at or following the 2018 Dictum Society Annual General Meeting. 

  • Any breach of the Members Code of Conduct in Dictum Society's current Constitution which occurs between the date your nomination is received and 3 October 2018 may be grounds to invalidate your nomination.

  • If elected, your term will not formally commence until 24 November 2018. Between 4 October 2018 and 23 November 2018, you will be provided with the option to shadow the current holder of the position to which you have been elected and attend Dictum Society Committee meetings. You will receive a handover document detailing the practicalities of the role before 24 November 2018.

  • If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Chair for the 2018 Dictum Society Annual General Meeting at president@dictumsocietyvu.com.

How to Apply

Please fill this form, to be nominated for Dictum's Committee for the term of 2018/19.  Please ensure that you are eligible to be nominated

Questions

If you have any queries, contact Jasmine Alcon on president@dictumsocietyvu.com