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The SCMA is committed to the development of the Community Radio sector. To provide support and assistance to member stations through a number of initiatives such as training opportunities, open discussion, The National Regional and Rural Broadcasters Conference and a strong network support system.

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The Latest: The AGM

The date for the Annual General Meeting has been set and the location and training opportunity have all been put into place.

The Annual General Meeting of Southern Community Media Association will be held on the 17th of June 2012.

The meeting will be held at the Kilmore Racing the home of 3 OKR FM. The meeting time will be 10-30am for a 11-00 am start.
The meeting will commence promptly at 11-00am.

Also on the agenda for this meeting will be a constitutional change to the SCMA’s constitution in regard to election of Board members and office bearers if you have not yet received that notification please contact the CEO as soon as possible to ensure that the motion and supporting information is sent to all members.

There will also be a training session provided after the AGM. The training will be on Governance as it was identified as one of the hot topics at this year’s conference. This training session will take in station governance as well as board governance and will be an informing and enlightening session.
We have once again secured the services of David Wilson to present this workshop and as always David has some exciting ideas on making the workshop enjoyable and informative.

We will also be presenting David with his “Ray Hazen” award that we were unable to present at this years conference.

The board of management took a lot into consideration in regard to the venue for this years AGM and decided on Kilmore for a number of reasons. It is as central as possible to the stations that have attended the last two AGM’s, it is a location that has not been used previously by the SCMA and of course the generous offer of the location by the Mark and the crew at OKR FM.

The AGM has been removed from the conference in order to provide more time at the conference for training purposes. At this stage it looks as if it is a win, win as the AGM being a separate meeting also provides the association with an additional training opportunity for the membership.

After the training session if there is time we will hold a quick think tank session for stations to put forward ideas and suggestion for the SCMA to look into for stations and future training opportunities for members stations.

We look forward to seeing as many stations represented at the AGM and catching up with as many people as possible.

Please put it in your diary and make every effort to attend the AGM. Kilmore Turf Club. Sunday June 17th 10-30am for a 11-00am Start.