Notice of The Western Australian Farmers Federation Annual Conference 2017

As required under its Constitution (rule 25.2.2), The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) hereby notifies all members; Commodity Section Councils and Zones that the 70th Annual Conference will be held on March 1 , 2 and 3 2017, at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Adelaide Terrace, Perth.

Wednesday 1 March 2017
2.00pm – 5.00pm | WAFarmers AGM 2017
5.00pm – 7.00pm | Members Only Sundowner

Thursday 2 March 2017
7.00am | Registrations Open
7.30am – 8.30am | Business Breakfast
9.00am – 10.00am | Opening and Speaker- Mick Keogh (AFI)
10.00am – 10.30am | Morning Tea
10.30am – 12.00pm | Livestock Section AGM 2017
12.00pm – 1.00pm | Lunch 
1.00pm – 2.45pm | Grains Section AGM 2017
2.45pm – 3.15pm | Afternoon Tea
3.15pm – 5.00pm | General Section AGM 2017
5.30pm – 7.30pm | Sundowner at Perth Mint 

Friday 3 March 2017
8.00am | Conference Registrations 
8.30am – 8.35am | Welcome MC
8.35am – 9.00am | Nigel Ellis – Sustainable Regional Communities 
9.00am – 10.45am | Workshop
10.45am -11.00am | Morning Tea 
11.00am -12.30pm | Panel 
12.30 – 1.15pm | Lunch 
1.15pm – 2.30pm | Workshop 
2.30pm | Close
3.00pm | Tours – Parliament House or Whipper Snapper Distillery 

Gala Dinner and Awards
6.30pm | Pre Dinner Drinks
7.00pm  | Formalities 
11.00pm | Close

The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) reminds members of the following rules of the WAFarmers’ Constitution:

(i)   All motions must be submitted to WAFarmers head office by 5.00pm Wednesday 25 January 2017. (rule 27.2.1)

(ii)   The register of financial members used to determine zone delegate representation shall be closed off twenty-one (21) clear days prior to the commencement of the Annual General Conference, being Wednesday 8 February 2017. (rule 22.3.3)

(iii)   Zone councils may appoint delegates to all Annual Conferences on the basis of one (1) delegate for each twenty (20) zone members or part thereof. (rule 22.2.1.1; 22.3.1). Members of the Board are additional delegates at the Annual General Conference.

(iv)   Proxy delegate voting applies in accordance with regulation 9 to the constitution.

(v)   The zone president, or nominee shall provide the Chief Executive Officer with a list of zone delegates, or of any changes to such list, appointed by the Zone by 9am on the day of the commencement of the Conference. (rule 22.3.4)


The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) Election Notice
Nominations, opening 1 December 2016, are called for the following positions:

  1. Senior Vice President – The Western Australian Farmers Federation – one (1) year term.
  2. Board Member x 2 – The Western Australian Farmers Federation – two (2) year term.
  3. Commodity Sections – Grains, and Livestock Section – President, Senior Vice President and Vice President – one (1) year terms.

Nomination forms are available from [email protected] at the WAFarmers Head Office.

Nominations can be made by fax, mail, email or in person and must be forwarded to the WAFarmers Head Office, 125 James St, Guildford, or PO Box 68, Guildford WA, 6935, via fax 9279 1188 or email to [email protected].

Nominations close 5.00pm Wednesday 25 January 2017.

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