Line Dance Association
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting
Held at Calrossy
Auditorium,140 Brisbane Street, TAMWORTH
Saturday, 25 January, 2003
Meeting commenced at 1.15pm
Bowers, David Bowers, Lesley
Bowers, Georgina Parker, Peter
Heath, Kelvin Dale, Tracey
Camm, Sue Simon, Jenny
Walker, Greg Dunstone, Miriam
Wright, Ruth Marks, Warren
Mitchell, Cathryn Proudfoot, Bill
Monsieur, Pam Monsieur, John
Bishop, Tina Scammell, Wayne
Hodge, Lorraine Hibbard. Samantha
Dixon, Kay Blakeley, Roxanne
Kumre, Chris Kumre, Lyn
Elliott, Wendy Hughes, Chris
Watson, Noel Bradey, Michael
No Proxies received:
- Sid proposed, Georgina seconded, that Peter Heath be
elected Chairman for the AGM. Unanimously agreed.
- Minutes from last yearís Annual General Meeting held
in Tamworth in 2002 were posted on the website and also posted out.
Proposed by Tracey, seconded by Cathryn that the Minutes of last yearís
AGM be accepted without alteration. Unanimously agreed.
- Georgina Parker presented a report detailing the activities
of LDAA over the last 12 months.
Proposed by Cathryn, seconded by Bill, that Georginaís report be accepted.
- David presented a trial balance sheet to November 2002
and explained our financial position. His report is available to be viewed
on request. Total LDAA membership as at todayís date is about 260.
Proposed Tracey, seconded Georgina that Davidís report be accepted. Unanimously
- Peter suggested a motion be passed that the payment structure
of $100 per week as passed in previous Minutes, be paid to Divís Publications.
Proposed by Sue, seconded by Kelvin. Unanimously agreed
Re: Election of Management Committee:
- Peter has been a bit confused that the titles allocated
do not properly describe the duties undertake by the Committee members. He
then read out paragraph 7(b) of the Constitution which defines the titles.
Nomination sheets for election to the Management Committee were held by the
Chairman as follows:
Peter explained what being a Committee member entailed and asked for nominations
from the floor.
We have 9 positions and 10 nominations so Cathryn voluntarily withdrew and
said she would be happy to help out in any way she could. Proposed by Cathryn
and seconded by Samantha that the nominations be accepted. Unanimously agreed.
Sid said our Constitution could be changed so that we can have more than nine
people on the Committee. There was discussion about this and it was agreed
the Committee would remain at 9.
- Representatives from APRA addressed the meeting on the
subject of copyright as opposed to licensing. Information was distributed
to all present.
- New member Wayne Hodge from WA mentioned that one of
the main expenses involved in teaching linedance was the cost of music. Kelvin
talked about insurance and the restrictions involved.
- David detailed some of the duties undertaken by Jenny
and wanted to thank her publicly for the extremely hard work and long hours
she put in for LDAA and the successful running of the ALDC and the Championships.
LDAA took on the Championships and tried to make it a "competitorsí championships".
There was general discussion about the holding of State Championships. We
need to feed our Tamworth Championships by conducting State Titles. It costs
around $30,000 to hold the Australian Championships at Calrossy. To make it
better we can educate people and ask them to support us.
We need to discuss a management panel for the key areas in holding a competition.
We need a stage manager, M/C, volunteersí manager, DJ etc. Jenny detailed
ways to streamline the management of Competitions, but Peter asked that talk
of the Championships be deferred to the debrief session being held at Calrossy
the next day.
Re: State Championships
- Kelvin asked for the criteria involved in holding State
Championships and were they supposed to send the best in each State to the
Tamworth Championships. David explained that the Tamworth Championships are
an open competition and the State Championships would be used for motivation
for Tamworth. LDAA would support anyone wanting to run a State Championships.
Chris said that State Championships are good for people to practise their
skills before competing in Tamworth. He also suggested ways things could be
improved for the next Tamworth Champs.
Wayne said he has spoken to about 12 Clubs in WA who would support an LDAA
Tina suggested that Clubs not be self promoting and the main emphasis should
be on LDAA instead of the individual clubs. Peter agreed and said it would
be a way for LDAA to prove themselves.
Cathryn asked if the Tamworth Championships had to be held the week of the
Country Music Festival. There was discussion about this and all agreed that
is then the Championships should be held.
- Kay asked why the debrief is being held on Sunday when
most people will be travelling home. Agreed Sunday was the only day it could
be held as the rest of the week was used for competing.
- Sue spoke. Each member received three pages of information
about the qualifications for teachers and said LDAA could be a Registered
Training Organization (RTO). She explained about the various modules which
can be put together on an annual basis and which can be built on. This would
ensure a competency standard system. Cathryn said teachers could investigate
education places in their own area and forward information to LDAA.
- Wayne suggested LDAA should employ a full time person
which could be funded by various means. Peter suggested Wayne could put something
in writing and submit it to LDAA.
- Sid then detailed some of the emails received by LDAA:
A woman from Hong Kong is going to come back and bring some supporters with
Ditto re a woman from England;
Singapore were coming to Tamworth and then decided against it. Perhaps we
could issue them with an invitation;
People should being their banners to be hung at Calrossy;
A woman from USA commented on the expertise of Australian dancers;
A person from UK asked for places to dance and/or teach in Australia.
Re: Cost of Music
- Peter gave details of LDAA members who put together CD
compilations for instructors. There was discussion about money spent on music
for dances that donít last. We need to look further into this.
Re: Calrossy Socials
- Wayne spoke about the lack of numbers at the night time
socials held at Calrossy. There was discussion about this and Jenny said none
of the socials were patronised and they all suffered from lack of promotion.
This will also be looked into. John thinks linedancers are over serviced re
Lyn thought last year was better organised and the socials were better promoted.
The competition finished earlier so people could go home and freshen up before
going out again for the social. Bill suggested we could hold a social every
second night instead of every night.
- Kelvin spoke re insurance and said the insurance offered
by LDAA is not as comprehensive as it needs to be. Sid spoke of Dance Surance
and said he is investigating it and will get back to us about it later.
- Bill said his Club wanted to have a new banner made up
and wants the LDAA logo on it. He was asked to put his submission in writing
to cover himself for the future.
- There being no further business the meeting finished
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