The Board (acting as the Board of Directors) is responsible for managing Pedal Power ACT.
The Board comprises up to 13 members:
Up to ten Board members (who must be financial members) are elected at Annual General Meeting for terms of two years.
Any Board member who resigns before completing their two-year term, will be replaced by members who are elected for one year.
Following the election of new Board members, the AGM elects one Board member from the continuing and new Board members to be President for a term of one year. A person cannot be President for more than three consecutive years.
At the first meeting of the Board following the AGM, the Board members determine which Board members will serve as the Officers – Vice President (up to two), Secretary & Treasurer – for a term of one year. The Officers, together with the Executive Officer, form the Executive.
The Board may co-opt up to three other persons as Board members. Co-opted members need not be Pedal Power ACT members.
Current Board members (following March 2019 AGM)
- Rosemary Dupont (President)
- John Widdup (Vice President)
- Lynne Prentice (Vice President)
- Bruce Paine (Treasurer)
- Linda Laker (Secretary)
- Adam Horner
- Alina McMaster
- Julie Polson
- Alan Tse
- James Zhai
Nominations for Board
We encourage all members to consider joining the Board and having a direct say in the direction of Pedal Power ACT.
We call for nominations for the Board in the Canberra Cyclist, News Wheel e-bulletin and on the web site. Nominations close four weeks before the AGM which is in March.
Download the Board nomination form (2019). Nominees should provide a short biography (less than 125 words) and a photo of themselves.
If there are insufficient nominations received, nominations may be accepted at the AGM.
After the close of nominations, a voting form and biographies of nominees are made available in the Canberra Cyclist and on the website.
The election process allows for voting papers, proxy voting and voting from those present at the meeting.
Following changes to the Rules agreed at the 2013 AGM, we have a rolling two-year term of appointment for Board members. Any Board member who resigns before completing their two-year term, will be replaced by members who are elected for one year.
At the AGM, after the Board members have bee nelected, there is an election for the position of President from among the continuing and newly-elected Board members.
The election process
Nominations for all Board positions are called for in the Canberra Cyclist December-January edition (out early December) and in the e-bulletin at the same time. Nominations will close mid-January and the nomination form is available on the website. Nominees should provide a short biography (less than 150 words) and a photo.
After nominations close, a voting form is prepared with a list and biographies of nominees. This is provided in the Canberra Cyclist February-March edition.
Members who are not able to attend the meeting can lodge a directed or un-directed proxy vote. Proxies must be lodged with the office at least two days before the AGM meeting, or given to the chairperson before the meeting or at the beginning of the meeting. Proxies received two days before or at the AGM will be counted at the beginning of the AGM meeting. Proxy holders must be members of Pedal Power ACT.
At the appropriate time during the AGM, the chairperson will announce nominations received for the available Board positions.
If there are insufficient nominees to fill all vacant positions, then the chairperson will call for nominations at the meeting.
There are three votes for the election of Board and the President:
The first vote is for five members of the Board will be who will serve a two-year term. If there are only five nominees, then they will be declared as elected with no formal vote. If there are more than five nominees, then there will be a formal vote.
The second vote is for members of the Board who will serve a 0ne-year term to replace any Board Member who has resigned before completing their two-year term (if any). If there are only sufficient nominees to fill all the vacancies, then they will be declared as elected with no formal vote. If there are more than the required number of nominees, then there will be a formal vote.
The third vote is for the position of President for a one-year term in that office. If there are only one nominee, then that person will be declared as elected with no formal vote. If there is more than one nominee, then there will be a formal vote.
At the first Board meeting following the AGM, the Board members will allocate Executive positions comprising up to two Vice Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Read more about Pedal Power Rules