RSL Queensland 2020 AGM

2020 State AGM



In 2020, the Board has decided to include ONLY essential business requirements of the Annual General Meeting, and cancel any non-essential sessions, such as our traditional business sessions and gala dinner. We have also decided to delay ANY vote on the draft 2020 Constitution until such time as we can meet and debate this important decision in a face-to-face setting. 

To this end, the RSL Queensland Board has determined that a hybrid meeting format will provide the best balance between controlling delegate exposure to uncontrolled health risk, and providing Sub Branch delegates the opportunity to safely travel, meet, socialise and debate. 

This hybrid approach will see delegates from five Districts (Brisbane North, Gold Coast, Moreton, South East, Sunshine Coast) attending the AGM at our current venue of RNA Showgrounds. Delegates from the remaining Districts will assemble at one central venue per District. 

ALL locations will be linked via audio-visual meeting tools, and voting technology will be provided in each location to enable real-time voting on essential business motions. Delegates in each location will be provided opportunities to speak for and against motions, facilitated in the same way that a traditional face-to-face meeting would be. 

Delegates will arrive and register at each location on Monday 23 November, and the AGM will be held on the morning of Tuesday 24 November, with departure on the afternoon of Tuesday 24 November. 

Locations and Venues: 

Brisbane North, Gold Coast, Moreton, South East, Sunshine Coast – RICC RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane 
Far Northern District – Sheridan Hotel, Cairns 
North Queensland District – Rydges Southbank, Townsville 
Pioneer Fitzroy Highlands District – Lancaster Rooms, Harrup Park, Mackay 
Western District – City Golf Club, Toowoomba 
Wide Bay Burnett District – Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre, Bundaberg


Key Dates

 Monday 24 August, 2020  Notice of Meeting & Registrations Open
 Wednesday 24 September, 2020  Nominations Due
 Thursday 1 October, 2020  Notice of Nominations
 Tuesday 6 October, 2020  Motions Due
 Friday 23 October, 2020  Registration for 2020 State AGM Closes
 Tuesday 27 October, 2020  State AGM Documentation (inc motions) provided to Districts & Members
 Monday 9 November, 2020  Meeting itineraries made available to delegates
 Monday 16 November, 2020  Supplementary Documentation & Delegate Pack made available to State AGM attendees
 Tuesday 24 November, 2020  Annual General Meeting
 Tuesday 6 January, 2021  Minutes of 2020 AGM provided to Members


2020 State AGM Recordings

Recordings of the 2020 State AGM are now available to watch in three parts:


2020 AGM Session 1

Annual General Meeting.


Reading of address from His Excellency the Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey, AC by State President Tony Ferris.

Video address from Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel. Member for Gippsland.


2020 AGM Session 2

Executive Presentations and Open Floor - General Discussions.


Presentation from Melanie Wilson, RSL Queensland CEO

Presentation from Lisa McIlroy, General Manager, Member and Network.

2020 AGM Session 3

Guest Speakers.


Address from Don Spinks AM. Repatriation Commissioner, Repatriation Commission.

Address from Hon Shayne Neumann MP. Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel. Member for Blair.


AGM Minutes

As per the RSL Queensland Constitution, the minutes of the AGM need to be distributed to Districts and Sub Branches within 6 weeks of the AGM being held: