Notice is given to all Members of a
Special General Meeting to approve
Special Resolutions to convert Volunteering Queensland
from an Incorporated Association to a Company Limited by Guarantee and that
from the date of the conversion to a Company Limited by Guarantee, a new constitution be adopted.
The Special General Meeting will be held
2pm to 2:40pm Wednesday 31 May 2023.
This meeting is to be conducted online via Zoom.
Please join us for our SGM:
Date: 31 May 2023
Time: 2pm – 2:40pm
Location: Online via Zoom
The incorporated association model was created primarily for use by small not-for-profit organisations operating at a community level.
The strategic and operational aims of Volunteering Queensland have evolved over the past 40 years and its activities, size and financial base have increased.
As the peak body for volunteering in Queensland, Volunteering Queensland has matured and developed from a small to a medium organisation and it is important for Volunteering Queensland to lead by example and honour the intent of an incorporated association and a company limited by guarantee.
Please refer to the FAQs for further responses to questions you may have about Volunteering Queensland’s conversion to a company limited by guarantee.
Special Resolution 1 – Approval of Conversion
IT IS RESOLVED as a special resolution of the Members to convert Volunteering Queensland Inc. from an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld) to a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Special Resolution 2 – Change of Name
IT IS RESOLVED as a special resolution of the Members that from the date of the conversion to a company limited by guarantee, the name of Volunteering Queensland Inc. will be Volunteering Queensland Limited.
Special Resolution 3 – Adoption of Constitution
IT IS RESOLVED as a special resolution of the Members that from the date of the conversion to a company limited by guarantee, the current constitution of Volunteering Queensland Inc. be replaced with the constitution, a copy of which is annexed as Annexure A, which is adopted on incorporation.
Special Resolution 4 – Appointment of Directors
IT IS RESOLVED as a special resolution of the Members that from the date of conversion to a company limited by guarantee, the following persons are appointed as the Directors of the company upon incorporation, subject to having received their consent:
Ordinary Resolution – Effecting Incorporation
IT IS RESOLVED as an ordinary resolution of the Members that the management committee of Volunteering Queensland Inc. and the Directors of the company on incorporation, are empowered to give effect to the Special Resolutions 1 – 4, including preparation and lodgement of documents and the payment of fees,making application for registration of the company, cancelling the registration of the Volunteering Queensland Inc. as an incorporated association and subject to law, making any consequential amendments to the constitution as required for ASIC, ACNC and ATO approvals.
You can do this by either registering for and attending our online Special General Meeting (SGM) 2pm Wednesday 31 May 2023, or by submitting a proxy vote. Links to register for the online meeting or to submit a proxy vote are below.
Registrations are now closed.
Proxy voting is now closed.
The following are provided for the further information of Members.
A list of FAQs has been complied to help inform Members about the new constitution.
The FAQs found here.
Furthe enquiries are welcome and can be made via
Phone: 07 3002 7600 / 0413 310 320
Secretary, Board of Volunteering Queensland Inc.