2020 AGM to be held online

Updated: Oct 23


For those familiar with our Annual Dinner, you'll also be aware that proceeding these dinners we hold our the Clubs Annual General Meeting (AGM). As the Club will not be holding a dinner this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in line with Club rules the Annual General Meeting will still need to be held and conducted.


This year the Club will step into the 21st century and conduct the AGM using an online Zoom meeting. This will take place on the 20th November 2020 at 7.30 pm. All members are welcome and encouraged to join the meeting and share in this history making event. A zoom link to the meeting will be shared closer to the date via e-mail with all members.

The AGM will cover the following Club business matters

· To receive the President’s Annual Report.

· To consider the Statement of Receipts and Expenditure for the financial year.

· To elect Office Bearers for the ensuing year.

· To consider any other business which may be brought before the meeting in accordance with the Rules of the Club.

We are also planning to schedule a number of activities following the meeting for members to converse in and have the opportunity to discuss a favourite pastime - game fishing!


The Nomination for Committee/Office Bearers is a very important part of the AGM.

If you wish to nominate a member who you consider would be able to make essential and important contributions to the Club, please notify Andrew Pennisi on 0413 052 401 before the 1st of November. This will be the only opportunity to nominate for a position. As part of the Clubs constitution all Office Bearers vacate their positions, and a new committee is elected based on nominations. It is vitally important that we have people on the Committee who are prepared to devote their time and talents to take the Club forward. Many of the members of the committee have held their respective roles for many years, and the Club needs fresh talent to generate new ideas and ensure the Clubs future. Furthermore, if you are unable to attend the AGM and wish to proxy your vote to another member on matters of business please notify Andrew Pennisi (andrew@pennisi.com.au) for a form.

Club Membership Subscriptions: Season 2020/21

This year all members will be receive their membership renewal via e-mail. Please keep an eye on your inbox for this important renewal (it will not be mailed). For season 20/21 we've improved payment methods, by offering a secure online payment option that can be made using a credit or debit card. Bank transfers are still available for those wishing to continue with that method of payment. Instructions on payment are outlined on your membership renewal e-mail.


Payment of your subscription is due the 1st of November. The annual fee for season 20/21 has remained at $70. This annual membership includes your subscription to the Club ($42.00) and a GFAA/GFAV affiliation fee ($28.00). In the case you have already paid a GFAA/GFAV affiliation fee as part of another game fishing membership please deduct this fee from your total payment. The Club is well aware that 2020 has been financially difficult for some people, please contact our Club Secretary Andrew Pennisi on 0413052401 (andrew@pennisi.com.au) for assistance if this is a concern regarding payment of your membership.



Notification of Captures

We wish to ensure that all fish captured or released are recorded and that our Club's outstanding trophies are worthily won. Could you please notify the Club of your captures and Tag and Release details for the year ended 30th June 2019 by the 1st of November. Club trophies will be presented when we are next able to get together but will be announced at the AGM and in the Presidents report.



New Members

For our Club to grow and be successful, we need new members. If you know of any suitable members for your club and wish to nominate them, please contact Club Secretary Andrew on 0413052401 for an application form.

Chris Baty - Club President

Andrew Pennisi - Club Secretary


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Swordfish & Tunny Club of Australia

Est. 1934

(03) 9379 5616

info@swordfishandtunnyclub.org

PO Box 49
North Essendon, VIC 3041

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