POWA Constitution Updates for the Upcoming AGM

As announced at recent screenings, the POWA Committee is looking to change some sections of our constitution in order to make the establishment of new Committees more flexible. We presented version 4.0 to the community and have received enough feedback to create a final version 4.1 that will be going up for a vote in the upcoming AGM on November 15th.

Here are the changes we have made between v4.0 and v4.1 based on community feedback:

  • Section 5.IV
    • – v4.0: “During the election, as many Committee Member positions will be filled as possible, with a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of five (5) being necessary for the club to function.”
    • – v4.1: ” During the election, a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of five (5) Committee positions are to be filled.
      i. In the event of a Committee with less than 5 filled positions, the duties of the unfilled positions shall be shared between Committee Members in a manner agreeable to them.
      ii. The Committee Member voting process is to be outlined in a separate document, known as “POWA Committee Election Regulations”. This document should be maintained to give all POWA members the opportunity to select preferable nominees while voting.” *
  • Section 11.I
    • – v4.0: “No alteration, addition or amendment of this constitution shall be made unless and until earned by a motion at an Annual General Meeting of POWA.”
    • – v4.1: “No alteration, addition or amendment of this constitution shall be made until earned by a motion at a Special General Meeting of POWA, with at least two (2) weeks’ notice given to all members.”

*The “POWA Committee Election Regulations” Document is a newly created document that comes at the suggestion of the community to make the proposed updates to the Constitution be consistent with every Committee election going forward. It will be included in the vote for the Constitution changes at the AGM.
The POWA Committee Election Regulations can be found here.

For additional reference:
POWA Constitution v3.6 (Oct 2017) – The club’s current Constitution.
POWA Constitution v4.0 (Oct 2020) – The first draft of a proposed update by the Committee, with changes from v3.6 highlighted.
POWA Constitution v4.1 (Nov 2020) – An updated proposal based on community feedback that will be brought to the AGM for voting. Changes from both v3.6 and v4.0 are highlighted.

You must attend the AGM to vote for or against the proposed changes to the Constitution. You must have an active POWA membership to attend the AGM, but be aware that it can be purchased from the front desk before the Meeting starts.
There will be minimal time to go over the proposed Constitution changes during the AGM, so please be sure to read and understand the changes before then.

POWA Screening 8th November 2020

Location: ECU Joondalup Room 7.101

This week we have the final lot of voting for Recovery of an MMO Junkie to see if it will stay in our lineupThis week we will be screening in room 7.101 at ECU Joondalup. Doors will open at 2:30, and the screening itself will start at 3:00. Ensure you arrive early enough to buy snacks and food, as well as get settled.
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This Week’s Schedule:
3:00 – Hanebado – Episode 10
3:30 – Recovery of an MMO Junkie – Episode 8
4:00 – Short Break
4:15 – Zombieland Saga – Episode 6
4:45 – Symphogear – Episode 11
5:15 – Raffle Draw, then Dinner Break-
6:00 – Durarara – Episode 3
6:30 – Angels of Death – Episode 6

Details for the Facebook event can be found at: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/656526975029972

POWA Anime Club Special General Meeting 2020, 15th November

Location: ECU Joondalup Room 7.101

POWA’s committee comes to its last week of being in office for the 2019/2020 POWA Season, so the POWA committee meet at ECU Joondalup to, one last time, go over what had occurred over the last 12 months and say goodbye to their jobs.
You are still able to apply for committee up to the 13th of November so if you are interested get your applications in quick.
Before the election of the new committee takes place we will be having a vote on the proposed changes to the constitution.

Immediately following the various reports and recaps, the new POWA Committee will be voted upon by the POWA Membership population. This new committee, which will lead the club during the last of 2020 and for most of 2021, will be selected only by Active POWA Members.This means that only active members of POWA, with an up-to-date card, will be able to attend this meeting. If you do not have a valid membership card, please contact POWA ahead of the meeting on Sunday to have one arranged for you when you enter the room.

If time allows after the above events, which may all take up several hours of time, we will screen some Anime to cap off the night.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, but have something that you want mentioned at the meeting, please get in contact with the POWA Committee some time in advance, and we will open the topic to discussion even if you are not there.

This week we will be in room 7.101 at ECU Joondalup. Doors will open at 2:30, and the meeting itself will start at 3:00. Ensure you arrive early enough to buy snacks and food, as well as get settled.

This event will be a FREE event, and no entry is required – although we will not be offering a Raffle prize for the meeting.Drinks, Snacks and Membership will, as always, be available for purchase during the screening.

We hope to see you there!

Details for the Facebook event can be found at: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/399815207842401