YACVic’s Board of Governance warmly invites you to attend YACVic’s 2017 annual general meeting (AGM). At this year’s AGM, we are delighted to celebrate the work of YACVic’s inaugural Young Thinkers in Residence, Annika and Brittany, young people employed to think for YACVic on the topics of family violence and young people leaving out-of-home care. Head to the YACVic blog to learn more about the Young Thinkers in Residence program, and Annika and Brittany's work.

We are also thrilled to welcome the Hon. Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families and Children and Minister for Youth Affairs, as our special guest. 

We hope you can join us. To register your attendance, or note an apology, please RSVP by clicking here.

Board nominations

This year, the following board positions are available:

  • 2 positions for a non-young person (aged over 25 years)
  • 2 positions for young people (aged between 12 and 25)*

*Nominees for designated young person positions must be between the ages of 12 and 25 (inclusive) on the date of the AGM.

To nominate for these positions, please read the board position description below, complete and follow the instructions on the nomination form.

Nomination form

Nominations close at 5pm on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

The time frame gives members three weeks to nominate and have a valid nomination form signed by another YACVic member.

Further information about what you need to include with your nomination can be found on the attached nomination form

Please note that to be eligible to nominate (and vote for those nominating) you must be a current, paid-up member of YACVic.

This year, voting for all YACVic board positions will be conducted electronically in accordance with our constitution. You will receive an email with voting instructions in the coming weeks.

YACVic board position description

YACVic is the peak body for young people and the youth sector in Victoria. YACVic is the state’s leading advocate on young people’s issues.

YACVic’s Board of Governance is elected by its members. The board is responsible for ensuring that YACVic is governed in a way that complies with the law and allows the organisation to achieve its mission. While the board oversees the effective operation of YACVic and sets the strategic vision and direction of the organisation, YACVic’s CEO is responsible for the day-to-day management decisions. The CEO reports directly to the board.

The board is made up of a maximum of eight YACVic members, up to four of whom must be aged 25 or younger when elected. At least one board member must reside outside metropolitan Melbourne, and board members are elected for two years.

Interested in nominating but have a question?

Please contact Paul Turner, YACVic board development and succession committee member, on 0417 526 675 to discuss the obligations and responsibilities of board members.

There will also be an opportunity to meet with board members in person at YACVic’s Front + Centre conference to be held on 18 - 20 October 2017 at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne. Further details and information on how to register can be found here.

We look forward to welcoming you at the AGM on 23 November. If you have any questions about nominations or the AGM, please contact Desney Millen on admin@yacvic.org.au or 03 9267 3799.

YACVic's Constitution

Please find YACVic’s Constitution here.

AGM agenda

Youth Affairs Council Victoria
Annual General Meeting

4.00pm Thursday 23 November 2017
Room 8, Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Special Guests

The Hon. Jenny Mikakos, The Hon. Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families and Children and Minister for Youth Affairs
Annika and Brittany, YACVic’s inaugural Young Thinkers in Residence

1. Welcome and acknowledgement of Country

2. Special guest speaker: The Hon. Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families and Children and Minister for Youth Affairs

3. Special presentation: Annika and Brittany, YACVic’s inaugural Young Thinkers in Residence

4. AGM apologies

5. Approval of 2016 annual general meeting minutes

6. Reports:
• Chairperson
• Treasurer
• Chief Executive Officer

7. Appointment of auditor and public officer

8. Announcement of election results
• Board members – Over 25
• Board members – Under 25

9. Other business

YACVic is a child safe organisation. By attending this event, you agree to join us in our commitment to child safety