POWA 2021 AGM Agenda

POWAs 2021 AGM and Election day is quickly approaching, and to prepare those who want to participate POWA releases the Agenda for the meeting ahead of time.

The Agenda for the meeting can be found online here, free to view for anyone interested.

The AGM will take place at the Joondalup Library meeting rooms, starting at 1:00pm. The event is already up, and you should follow this link to go straight to it.

If you have any questions about the agenda or want to make a point to be raised at the meeting, message the committee directly on facebook, or email us at Powaclub@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

POWA AGM and Election, 24th October

Location: Joondalup Library, Upstairs Meeting Room

This year has finally come to an end for the 2020/2021 committee.

And, as such, POWA hosts this year’s Annual General Meeting – during which the committee will once more go over what happened not just in the last quarter, but the last 12 months of POWA.

After looking back on the year in this AGM, POWA’s 2020/2021 committee will say goodbye to their positions on the committee and hold POWA’s annual committee election – where the community will vote on a new set of representatives to operate POWA.

Both the AGM and the POWA Election will be held at Joondalup Library, in the upstairs meeting rooms, and the meeting will run in our standard timeslot – 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Sunday.

This event is a member-only event, and you must have an active POWA membership to attend. If your POWA Membership has lapsed or you wish to purchase it for the first time, please do so at any of our regular screenings in the runup to the AGM or, if you are unable to make it down to any before the AGM, inform the committee directly and we will have a prepared membership for purchase upon your entry to the room.

This event will be FREE to attend – no raffle prize will be offered, but food, drinks and memberships will be on sale for attendees.

If you want a topic at the AGM discussed but wont be able to make it to the meeting itself, contact a committee member, the facebook group or our gmail and let us know – we will discuss the your topic during the meeting.

POWA changed its constitution and election guidelines in late 2020, and these changes affect how this AGM and Election will run. If you need a refresher on the constitution or the guidelines, both can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YZ7eusIFkuIJkRPdtse9WhGigyzfRssd

If you want to nominate yourself for a spot on the committee, email us directly at POWAClub@gmail.com with your name and your expression of interest. If you are unable it to make the meeting but want to nominate yourself, you may do so in absentia. There will be additional steps to fulfil, but you will be able to run.

You may not vote on the committee in absentia – only members who attend this meeting may vote during the committee election.

If you have any questions, please contact us at our Facebook, Discord, Gmail or any of our meetings.

We hope to see you there!

The Facebook event can be found here.

POWA at Joondalup Library FAQ

After over a decade at ECU Joondalup, the POWA Anime Club will be moving home! Starting from this Sunday, May 30th we’ll be meeting every week in the Joondalup Library upstairs meeting rooms (Room 1/2). See the event for our return here.

The tl;dr of it is that because of the loss of our ECU Student Guild affiliation, we are now hiring a room with the Joondalup Library. It’s rather small and POWA will have to change its pricing to accommodate hiring costs, but it is a stable location!

For more comprehensive details of our new home, we have compiled the questions of our community into this list of frequently asked questions.

Q: Where is the Joondalup Library?
A: The library is located on the corner of Lakeside Dr and Boas Ave. In the heart of the city of Joondalup, it’s just a 5 minute walk from the Lakeside Joondalup shopping centre.

Q: What does the room look like? How big is it?
A: The rooms have a simple, flat meeting room layout. At 6.3m x 6m, the room is much smaller than the lecture theatre POWA is used to. As room 1 and 2 are separated by a removable wall, the size of the room can increase to 12.6m x 6m at additional hiring cost, if it is deemed necessary for the club. You can find more details on the rooms here.

Q: How is the seating in the room?
A: The room has 23 chairs, along with trestle tables. As POWA spends time at the library, we hope to develop seating plans to accommodate for various seating arrangements e.g. having some seats behind tables, bringing bean bags, allowing room for attendees to bring their own chairs etc.

Q: Because of the room’s size, will POWA be limiting the amount of people allowed at screenings?
A: While the room capacity is limited, POWA is not currently planning to set a hard limit to the number of attendees. That said, if there are no seats available, people will have to stand.

Q: Why will there be a price increase for entry?
A: POWA is renting the room at a cost of $17 per hour. In order to keep a stable balance between our income and our spending, POWA is currently planning to increase the price of our entry to $4 for members and $5 for guests. This will also mean that the cost of our screening cards increase to $40 for members and $50 for guests. There will still be a raffle ticket given upon paying for entry.
Do keep in mind that in this time, nothing is set in stone and the POWA Committee is willing to hear and try other solutions to balance the books.

Q: Will people be paying entry at the library entrance or in the room itself?
A: Like before, the payments will be handled by POWA itself, in the meeting room we are located in.

Q: Will POWA still be selling food and drink at the screenings?
A: Yes! All prices and items should remain relatively stable to what POWA was offering pre-hiatus. In addition, there is a kitchen that we are free to use during our rental period. This includes a fridge and kettle.

Q: How’s the parking and public transport at the library?
A: The library boasts a large car park, which is free to use on Sundays. Along with Lakeside Joondalup, the library is located a short distance from Joondalup’s bus and train station, as well as all the parking that comes with them. Bus stops can also be found just in front of the library itself. You can find more details on the library’s parking here.

Q: How will the library’s opening and closing hours affect the running of POWA?
A: POWA will now have to open its doors at the same time the library does – 1pm, and be packed up and out of the building by library close – 5pm. In order to fit our full, sx anime line-up into this limited time we have done away with our long break. Set-up and pack-up will be more time sensitive, so if you’re in the room, we may ask for help.
Check the posts of upcoming events for an exact schedule.

Q: What about “Come to POWA Early” events? Or additional events like Game Days?
Unfortunately, due to limited library opening hours, the “Come to POWA Early” initiative will have to be suspended for the foreseeable future. Once we’ve established ourselves in our new location, POWA hopes to use the earlier end time of our weekly screenings to do activities around Joondalup post-meeting e.g. bowling, seeing a movie.
Some extra events can continue as is in the library. Groups already book board game days there, so our own board game events would fit right in. For larger events, single day room hire in other locations, such as ECU Joondalup, will be an option – with any money needed gathered through fundraising.

Q: What about POWA Memberships?
A: POWA memberships and the process behind them are currently unchanged. Everyone who was a member before the start of our most recent hiatus will have 2 months added to their memberships to make up for missed time.
As our relationships with our sponsors remains unchanged, member benefits such as the discount at Shumi Shop remain the same.

If there are any additional questions you have, please feel free to contact the POWA Committee through regular channels such as;
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/POWAClubAU/
Discord: https://discord.gg/jF4A4tn
Email: powaclub@gmail.com