Nominations for CoM

Thank you to the following AUSOM members who are willing to stand for AUSOM’s Committee of Management for 2020-2021.

The AGM will be held via Zoom on Saturday 2nd May.

If you are unable to take part via Zoom please have your vote counted by completing the Proxy form available in AUSOM News, May 2020.

Please email your Proxy form to by 30th April, 2020.

AUSOM — The way Forward

During these uncertain times, it is important to remain connected with members as we adapt to the new environment for AUSOM. We look forward to resuming normal operations, but until then, will use innovative ways using technology to support our activities.

Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, all face-to-face meetings are cancelled until further notice.

The Committee of Management had its first meeting using an online video-conference last week, and last Saturday conducted a restricted and successful trial of running a Main Meeting online. Some Special Interest Groups have also been trialled independently online.

Zoom video-conferencing has now been adopted as our primary platform for conducting AUSOM business online. We are aware that not all members may feel confident and proficient in using this new technology; however, plans are underway to provide clear guidance and training to support them to participate fully. More details about this training will be provided direct to members shortly.

AUSOM’s Annual General Meeting will be held online on Saturday 2 May 2020.

Our regular MailChimp bulletins and website updates will continue to help members stay connected and up-to-date.

If you have any questions, comments, ideas or thoughts please email

AUSOM Inc Committee of Management

Rules of Association to be considered at AGM

magaphoneTwo documents are available for your information:

AUSOM-2017-Rules-Final-Draft-v7.pdf contains the DRAFT Rules as proposed for adoption on 6th May 2017
Changes-to-Rules-Article-v3.pdf explains each of the Rules that have suggested changes.

For further information email:

NOTE: AUSOM’s AGM is at 11am, Saturday 6th May.
If you are unable to attend Proxy forms are available in AUSOM News April 2017 and May 2017


Proposed Rules of Association 2017

magaphoneTwo documents are available for your information:

AUSOM 2017 Rules Final Draft.pdf is the complete Rules as proposed for adoption in May 2017
Changes-to-Rules-Article-v2.1-Final.pdf explains each of the Rules that have suggested changes.

In a letter emailed to all members Isabel Collins has said:

“…If you are unable to attend the meetings please email your questions or comments to:
I urge you to ask any questions as soon as possible so that the motion can be dealt with expediently at the AGM in May.
Also please read the relevant articles in the March and April <em>AUSOM News</em>.”