2020 Call for Board Nominations

Could you be a leader at VRFish? You are invited to nominate for the VRFish Board and make a contribution to leading the organisation that has been representing Victoria’s recreational fishers for 25 years.

The Victorian Recreational Fishing Peak Body in accordance to the rotation prescribed by its Constitution is seeking nominations from its voting membership to fill the 4 Elected Director positions for a two-year term at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22 October 2020 at 7pm.


In accordance with the VRFish constitution, members eligible to nominate for the positions and vote on ballots (if required) are the voting members of VRFish which include:

  • Adult members (Individual adult voting members)
  • Recreational Fishing Association members
  • Recreational Fishing Club members
  • Affiliates (Affiliate Organisations)

Skills and Attributes

VRFish seeks Directors with knowledge, skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Recreational fishing and issues affecting our sector
  • Advocacy
  • Strategic planning, implementation, and review processes
  • Governance
  • Finance and risk management

VRFish is committed to ensuring the diversity of the Board represents the diversity of the recreational fishing community. Women, Indigenous people, people with a disability, young people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to nominate.

To Nominate

If you wish to be considered as a candidate for election to the Board of Directors, nominees must:

  • Complete a Board Nomination Form (.pdf) or Board Nomination Form (.doc)
  • Provide a supporting statement (maximum of 250 words) addressing how you will contribute to the VRFish Board in its work to benefit the recreational fishing and make fishing better for all Victorians.
  • Supply a good quality headshot photograph.

The Board Director Nomination Form must be signed by an eligible voting VRFish member. If you don’t know another member personally, please contact the VRFish Office.

Closing Date for Nominations

The Board Nomination Form and the Supporting Statement MUST be submitted to [email protected] no later than 5pm (AEST) on Tuesday the 22nd of September 2020.

Election Process

If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, an online ballot with voting members will be held prior to the AGM.

If the number of nominations received is equal to the number of vacancies to be filled, the candidates nominated shall be declared elected at the Annual General Meeting.

If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the Board;

  1. the candidates nominated shall be declared elected at the Annual General Meeting; and
  2. any unfilled positions remaining on the Board, the Board shall appoint another Member to the Board at a Board meeting immediately following the Annual General Meeting.

Further Information
For any queries about this process, eligibility or hardcopy forms please contact VRFish Executive Officer, Michael Burgess on 5221 1104 or via [email protected]

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