The AEVA is best described as a "Federation of Branches". To save you the hassle of reading the constitution, here's a quick run-down.
All members belong to a branch; typically the state or territory they reside in. All branches hold an annual general meeting in the second half of the year where a Committee consisting of a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are elected by a quroum of members. Additional appointments are made too, including vice-chairs, event organisers and so on.
Under our current constitution, up to three of these elected officers are chosen as delegates to the National Council.
The National Council consists of these delegates from across the branches; 3 delegates from 7 state and territory branches = 21 National Councillors. A smaller group of branch chairs typically meets monthly.
The full National Council meets about 4 times per year (usually by video-conference) with a meeting held just ahead of the national Annual General Meeting. At this pre-AGM meeting, a National Executive is elected by the council. The National Executive consists of the President, Vice President, National Secretary and National Treasurer. By convention, a motion is passed at every AGM that this group is able to make decisions on behalf of the National Council.
At the 2021 AGM, the membership voted overwhelmingly in favour of transitioning to a Company Limited by Guarantee to better represent our national presence and to enable better governance as the Association grows. The new constitution is under revision and will be voted on at an EGM in early 2022.
Meet the National Executive for 2022
Chris Jones - AEVA President 2022-
Hunter Murray - AEVA Vice President
Warwick Cathro - AEVA National Secretary
Michael Day - AEVA National Treasurer since 2010 (!)
A list of our latest branch committee members can be found in the branch pages menu above.