SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION LIMITED
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
IAN MCLACHLAN ROOM, LEVEL 3, WESTERN STAND
Thursday, 21 September 2023
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of South Australian Cricket Association Limited ACN 623 135 393 (SACA) will be held in the Ian McLachlan Room, Level 3, Western Stand at Adelaide Oval on Thursday, 21 September 2023 at 6pm (ACST).
Only SACA Members who are Voting Members are able to attend and participate in the AGM.
To be a Voting Member you must be a Full Member, a Country Member, a Life Member, an Honorary Life Member, a Tenured Member, an Honorary - Services Rendered Member, a Premier Cricket Committee Member or an Adult Reserved Seat Member.
To enable SACA to verify each Voting Member's entitlement to participate in the AGM, any outstanding SACA subscription fees must have been paid in full prior to the AGM.
All Members are asked to bring photo ID to enable them to be marked-off the register upon entry.
A copy of this Notice of Annual General Meeting (including the Order of Business and full details of voting and proxy arrangements) and SACA’s Constitution are on display in the reception at SACA’s office on Level 2 of the Riverbank Stand at Adelaide Oval and are published on the SACA website at www.saca.com.au.
To assist us to manage any possible venue capacity restrictions, SACA asks that Members please indicate if they intend to attend the 2023 AGM below.
Dated: 30 August 2023
2023 ANNUAL REPORT
This publication will include SACA’s financial statements, directors’ statement and auditor’s report and information covering SACA’s wide-ranging activities for the year, from community cricket and game development through to elite level.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
- Declaring the 152nd Annual General Meeting open.
- To receive and consider the SACA 2023 Annual Report.
The SACA 2023 Annual Report (which includes SACA’s financial statements, directors’ statement and auditor’s report) will be presented to the AGM. The Annual Report will include an update from the President and Chief Executive Officer.
A copy of the Annual Report will be published on the SACA website at www.saca.com.au and a link will be emailed to Members prior to the AGM.
Members will be given the opportunity to ask questions about and make comments on the Annual Report. Members will also be given the opportunity to ask questions of SACA’s auditor about the conduct of the audit and preparation and content of the auditor’s report.
- Declaring the successful candidates as Members Elected Directors to the Board.
- Member vote on the resolution to approve nomination of Mr Andrew Sinclair to Honorary Life Membership of SACA, the details of which are attached to this Notice of Meeting.
- Other business.
- Meeting close.
HOW TO VOTE
Voting in Person
Voting Members (as defined on page 1) may vote on the Resolution in person by attending the AGM, or by appointing a proxy, in accordance with the instructions below.
Voting by Proxy and How to Appoint
Any Member entitled to attend the AGM (being Voting Members) has the right to appoint a proxy to attend in their place. A proxy need not be a SACA Member.
Proxy appointment forms can be downloaded from the SACA Website.
Completed proxy forms may be lodged in person (during business hours) to SACA Reception, Level 2 Riverbank Stand, Adelaide Oval; by post to: C/- SACA, PO Box 545, North Adelaide SA 5006; or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Members are encouraged to lodge proxy forms via the post or email option where possible.
The deadline for receipt of proxies in 6pm (ACST) on Monday, 18 September 2023.
RESOLUTION – MR ANDREW SINCLAIR – HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP
To consider and, if thought fit, to pass the following resolution:
“That the nomination by the SACA Board of Mr Andrew Sinclair for Honorary Life Membership of SACA be approved, and accordingly that Mr Sinclair be admitted as an Honorary Life Member of SACA.”
EXPLANATORY NOTES TO RESOLUTION
Pursuant to clause 1.2(a) of the Membership of SACA By-Laws (Part A within the SACA By-Laws):
“Honorary Life Membership of SACA is only available to persons nominated by the Board in consideration of any special services rendered to SACA or SACA Ltd or in the advancement of the game of cricket. Subject to By-Law 1.2(b), a person so nominated will not be admitted as an Honorary Life Member, unless their nomination is approved by Voting Members at the AGM held next after their nomination.”
In August 2023, the Board nominated Mr Sinclair for Honorary Life Membership of SACA, in recognition of his special and long-term service to SACA and the advancement of the game of cricket, as outlined below:
Mr Sinclair was appointed to the SACA Board in 2009 and retired in 2022 after 13 years of service. During this time he served as SACA Vice-President from 2012-2013, and President and Chair for nine years from 2013-2022. In over a decade of service, Mr Sinclair has made a huge contribution to not only SACA, but the wider game of cricket.
There were many highlights achieved during his tenure on the Board, including but not limited to:
- Providing significant and robust public leadership of what is the largest cricket-only membership base in the world as well as private, behind the scenes leadership, including during the pandemic period.
- Showing true leadership through the Spirit of Cricket ethos that is instilled across SACA in his representation on the Australian Cricket Council in underlying cultures and behaviours.
- The opening of the new Adelaide Oval redevelopment in March 2014.
- The development of Karen Rolton Oval and Lyn Fullston Lawns, including recognising two leading South Australian female cricketers.
- Keith Bradshaw’s Cricket Connects project – bringing cricket communities together.
- Changing SACA from an incorporated association to a company limited by guarantee with a nominations committee, Board tenure and implementing changes to governance and SACA’s Constitution.
- Overseeing the formation of the SACA Governance Committee in 2016.
- Developing the Bodyline Bar for members to enjoy while watching Test and Sheffield Shield cricket.
- The opening of the Adelaide Oval Hotel.
- The introduction of the Bradshaw Bell following Keith Bradshaw’s passing.
- The Hussey Review into the West End Redbacks culture, SACA’s State men’s system and high performance.
- The restructure of Premier Cricket Competition to two divisions starting in 2023/24.
- The development of the Rod Marsh MBE Spirit of Cricket Meeting Place, providing a meeting place for members.
Summary of Service:
- SACA Board Member 2009 – 2022 (13 years)
- President & Chair of SACA 2013 – 2022 (9 years)
- AOSMA Board 2013 – Present (10 years)
- Governance Committee 2016 – 2022 (7 years)
- Finance & Audit Committee 2009 – 2016 (7 years)
- Nominations Committee 2018 – 2022 (4 years)
- Premier Cricket Committee 1 year
On retiring as President and Chair in September 2022, Mr Sinclair left SACA with the strongest balance sheet of all state associations bar none. He led SACA with passion, energy and grace, always with the Spirit of Cricket firmly in front of mind.
The Board recommends that Voting Members vote in favour of this Resolution.