I, Eric Danzi, the Executive Officer have been appointed the returning officer by the Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation Ltd State Council for the purpose of the election of State and District Councillors. I hereby give notice that an election is called to fill vacant positions on all FIVE (5) of our District Council and for all FIVE (5) State Council positions. The term of office, in accordance with the QDO constitution, for all State and District Councillors elected shall be from 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2020.
All members are encouraged to apply for positions. Eligible candidates must be current, financial, “producer” members of the Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation Ltd as at the opening date for nominations, i.e. 6 October 2017. Any “NEW” members must have also been accepted as members by 6 October 2017.
Each eligible¹ candidate’s written nomination must be signed by the nominee and ONE (1) nominator, being an eligible producer or ownership associate. The nominator must be qualified to vote at the election of members of the District that the nominee is standing for.
The nomination must be in the form and the manner prescribed by the QDO Constituion and must be delivered or transmitted by mail, email or fax to the Returning Officer, at the office of the Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation Ltd NO LATER than 5pm on nomination day – Friday 27 OCTOBER 2017. All people who nominate for election to State Council are strongly encouraged to also nominate for their District Council.
ALL nomination forms are to be posted to the office of the Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation, PO Box 13061, George Street, Brisbane 4003 even if they have already been faxed or emailed by the said date. If additional nomination forms be required, please contact the QDO office.
The number of positions from each district for the state and district council is specified below:
Should there be more people nominating than available positions then an election will be conducted as per the Constitution commencing on 17 November. If this is required, ballot papers will be issued and must be returned to the Returning Officer at the office of the Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation Ltd no later than 5 pm Friday, 8 December 2017. Only eligible producers may vote in the election. The counting of votes (if required) will be conducted on Monday 11 December 2017.
29 September 2017