2019-2021 State Branch Committees

Nomination and Election Process

Every two years the Concrete Institute of Australia renews its State Branch Committees, providing the opportunity for Members to participate as volunteers at the Branch level.  We are currently calling for nominations from eligible Members to participate on our 2019-2021 Branch Committees.
Nominations and elections are conducted in accordance with the State Committee 'Model' Operating Guidelines and Constitution of the Concrete Institute of Australia. These guidelines allow for electronic nominations and elections.  Links to these documents are below as is a short overview of the roles and responsibilities of committee members.
The timetable for nominations and elections is as follows:
  • 6 May 2019 - Call for Nominations (Nomination Forms below)
  • 24 May 2019 - Nominations close
  • 27 May 2019 - Election commences (if required)
  • 14 June 2019 - Election concludes
  • 17 June 2019 - Nominees notified of election result 
  • 1 July 2019 - New State Branch Committee takes up office
All nominees, proposers and seconders must be Members of the Concrete Institute of Australia based in the state in which the nominee resides to be eligible for consideration.
The Institute encourages all Members to consider nominating as active involvement is one of the best ways to experience the benefits of knowledge sharing and networking offered by the Institute.

How often are committee meetings held?
Meetings are usually held on a monthly basis.

Do I have to attend meetings in person?
Attendance in person is encouraged as it allows for more productive meetings however dialling in is possible for regional members and those otherwise unable to attend.

What sort of tasks will I be required do?
Committee members are primarily responsible for participating in the planning, development, and delivery of Institute events held in their state.  This involves selecting topics and sourcing speakers.  Other tasks include identifying possible sponsors and Members, encouraging attendance and participation in the biennial conference and nationally run events, and other tasks as required from time to time.

Who runs the committee?
There is a State Executive that includes a President, Vice President, Secretary and Immediate Past President. The Institute also provides a part time staff member to assist in the general running of the committee.

What if I can’t attend a meeting?
That’s OK, remember to send an apology prior to the meeting to the Membership Services Officer. However, if you miss too many meetings you may be asked to explain why and whether you are able to commit to being involved.