Annual Reception & AGM
Date : Friday, 4 April 2008
Venue : Alliance Française de Melbourne
51 Grey Street, St Kilda VIC 3182

Annual Reception

The now-established  Annual Reception  provided some two dozen members and their partners with a convivial atmosphere for making or renewing contact with others who share their interests and/or simply for mixing socially, while enjoying drinks and a tasty selection of finger food.  Additionally, this year's reception was the first to be held at the more commodious new premises of the Alliance Française.

Annual General Meeting

At the  Annual General Meeting  the Honorary President delivered his Annual Report for 2007, while the Honorary Treasurer presented the Statements of Account for 2007.

The reports were followed by elections to the Committee of Management.  This year the terms of office of all Office Holders expired, so the election of committee members assumed greater importance.

Elected as Office Holders were :

  • Peter Tolé – Honorary President
  • François Malherbe – Honorary Vice-President
  • Philippe Lesage – Honorary Secretary
  • George Bolz – Honorary Treasurer
  • Bernard Shepherd – Public Officer.

Elected to the Committee of Management were  :

  • John Acton
  • Richard Ferrero
  • Nick Garnham
  • Marian Obenchain.

This year's AGM saw John Acton stepping down from the position of Honorary President, which he had held since 1994.  Before closing the AGM, the incoming President, Peter Tolé, moved a vote of thanks for John's sterling contribution to the growth of AFAS Victoria during his period of office, to which those in attendance responded with sustained applause.

For those who were unable to attend the AGM and who would like a copy of the Honorary President's Report for 2007, please click here.  To download a copy of the Statements of Account for 2007, please log in to the Members' Zone.

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