We held a General Meeting today and thank you to everyone who attended.

A vote was called for whether or not to incorporate and the members of Z-NET Uralla voted unanimously to incorporate.

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We then adopted the Model Constitution under the Associations Act 2009 and the Draft modified Z-NET Principles and Rules by unanimous vote by our those present. Then it was time for our community to select the committee for the new entity. Nominations were called for for President, and Sandra Eady, who has done an extraordinarily superb job at the helm of the "old Z-NET Uralla" was uncontested in her nomination of President and not just seconded but thirded fourthed and fifthed in the role, so carried! :)

The next nomination was for Vice President of the new entity, and Bob Crouch was nominated for this role. No further nominations being received, we welcomed Bob into the position.

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The secretary was the next position called for, and Alan McKenzie, who has done an excellent job of secretary for the "old" Z-NET Uralla for the past year, was given the job.

Treasurer went to Tom O'Connor, who has been doing our books and managing our grant paperwork and funds for the past year, and we know he will continue to do that well!

There were then three positions of General Committee member to fill and four nominations were made, so it went to a very close vote, and Stephanie McCaffrey, Peter Low, and muggins, Teresa French, were elected into those positions.

After a break, we then had a general workshop and discussion on what the community would like to see Z-Net Uralla Inc get stuck into in the future, and many great ideas came out of that - watch this space! Thank you to all for your contributions.

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What happens now?

Tom the treasurer will now lodge the incorporation form and the old entity, Z-NET Uralla auspiced by the Uralla Neighbourhood Centre (Z-NET Uralla), will formally hand over all funds, documentation, grants etc to the new entity, which will probably be known as Z-NET Uralla Incorporated (Z-NET Uralla Inc).

We undertook to hold the Annual General Meeting of Z-NET Uralla (the old entity) on the 18th of March 2017 at which time, after the AGM is held, Z-NET Uralla will hand over to Z-NET Uralla Inc and the old entity will cease to exist. (If I have got any of that wrong it will be corrected forthwith!)

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Please come along to our AGM on the 18th of March! If you wish to become a member of the new improved Z-NET Uralla Incorporated please contact us at and we will send you a membership form as soon as the incorporation paperwork goes through and Z-NET Uralla Inc is born!

Thank you!

At this time we would like to thank Isabel Strutt and John Kurko for their hard work on the Executive Committee of Z-NET Uralla, and invite them, and everyone else, to join Z-NET Uralla Inc as members, all of whom are encouraged to share your passion for the Z-NET journey of the Uralla Shire and participate in the inception, planning and execution of all our current and future exciting projects for the betterment of the Uralla Shire and paving the way for a Zero Net Energy Shire, country and world!

(don't forget to email Steve, our coordinator on for a membership form and come along on the 18th of March!)







As Z-NET Uralla approaches the end of its first year we looking at becoming an incorporated association to fully meet the mission we adopted in March 2016.  The current structure, operating under the umbrella of the Uralla Neighbourhood Centre, has served Z-NET Uralla extremely well in our formative months and we thank the generosity of Jo and her Board in supporting Z-NET Uralla to this stage.

The changes, which include incorporation, must be presented to a General Meeting of the organisation, at which the full membership will be able to vote. Members please reserve the date, Saturday 18 February 2017, for this important General Meeting.

Many people who have been involved in our activities may not yet be Z-NET Uralla Members. If you are one of these people and would like to be involved in the decision on the future of Z-NET Uralla, please complete the membership form which can be found here or call in to our office at the Community Centre on Hill Street. Membership must be lodged by 17 February 2017.

We have released the agenda and background paper on the consideration of incorporation of Z-NET Uralla for the General Meeting to be held on Saturday 18 February 2017.

Just as the Public Meeting held on Saturday 5 March 2016 was a defining event in the Z-NET Uralla journey so too is this meeting. We must decide whether or not to become an independent association in our own right and take the step towards incorporation. You are encouraged to come along and have your say and be part of the determination of our organisation's future. Bring along other interested residents of the Uralla Shire.

The meeting will start at 2.00 pm at the Community Centre, 9 Hill Street Uralla. Following the formal meeting there will be afternoon tea followed by an open community consultation on Z-NET Uralla's future direction. One particular aspect of our activities that the Committee is seeking members' input is how can we increase Community Awareness and Knowledge of Z-Net Uralla's Activities.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sandra Eady
Z-NET Uralla Convenor

Z-Net Uralla Agenda for General Meeting to be held on Saturday 18 Feb 2017

Background Paper on the consideration of incorporation of Z-Net Uralla

Supporting documents for Item 6 on the Agenda:

Model Constitution under the Associations Act 2009

Draft modified Z-Net Principles and Rules to be considered by Public Meeting to be held on Saturday 18 February 2017

Important, please note: If you wish to have a say, you will need to be a member of Z-Net Uralla, the application for membership form can be found at the following link, and you will need to get your completed form to us by the 16th of February at the latest in order to have a vote at the meeting.

Application for Membership to Z-Net Uralla

The Z-Net Office will be unattended from Friday 16 December 2016 until the beginning of February. Have a safe and happy holiday season and see you in the new year!

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