Annual General Meeting 2020



ANNUAL REPORT – click here to download

SIGNED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – click here to download



The JOY Melbourne Inc. Annual General Meeting was held online Sunday 29 November 2020 3:00pm via Zoom, coordinated from the station premises Level 9, Bourke Street Melbourne.

Thank you to our members, team and guests for participating in this event!

Casual board members Gary SINGER & Madeleine SWAIN completed their terms and were elected unopposed as full Board members, joining existing directors Priscilla JEFFERY, David McCARTHY, Mark ADAMS, Helen JENTZ, and Pete HOLMES.

JOY Board – Terms of Office

The current board comprises seven directors:

Priscilla JEFFERY 1 2021
David McCARTHY 2 2022
Helen JENTZ 2 2022
Mark ADAMS 2 2022
Pete HOLMES 2 2022
Gary SINGER 3 2023
Madeleine SWAIN 3 2023

JOY Board – Office Bearers

At a private meeting of the new JOY board, the executive office bearers elected are:

  • President: David ‘Macca’ McCARTHY
  • Vice President: Helen JENTZ
  • Secretary: Pete HOLMES
  • Treasurer & Chair of Finance Audit & Risk sub-committee: Priscilla JEFFERY

Addam Stobbs Award for Broadcasting Excellence

About the Addam Stobbs Award: One of the extreme low points of 2010 was the passing of Addam Stobbs. Addam was a Life Member of JOY in recognition of his enormous contribution over many years. We still feel the loss of his extraordinary passion, work, humour and enthusiasm. He is remembered by many as a mentor and friend. At the annual general meeting in 2010, the Board instituted an Award for Broadcasting Excellence in his name as a way of acknowledging Addam in perpetuity, with recipients honouring both their own success and Addam’s contribution.

The JOY board is pleased to announce the award recipient is Ti Butler.


Anne Hamilton Award for Volunteering Excellence

About the Anne Hamilton Award: This Award is to celebrate and recognise volunteering excellence. The inaugural Anne Hamilton Award was presented 27th October 2013 at the JOY’s Annual General Meeting. Anne Hamilton is a life member of JOY and the Award is instituted in her name to acknowledge Anne’s embodiment of the JOY mission and values over many years, her passion for community volunteering, integrity, work ethic, the quality of her work, her enormous contribution to the organisation and the excellent example set for us all in selfless volunteering excellence.

The JOY Board is pleased to announce the award recipient is Clayton Wimshurst


President’s Award

About the President’s Award: This award is awarded by the JOY President to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to JOY.

The inaugural JOY President’s Award was presented on the 29th November 2020 at the JOY’s Annual General Meeting to Hon. Martin Foley MP.



Annual Report abridged – presented during annual general meeting



Friday 13 November 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020 – JOY Melbourne Inc.

The Board of JOY Melbourne Inc invites all members to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held at 3pm sharp AEDT Sunday 29th November 2020 via Zoom (due to COVID gathering restrictions). All JOY members may attend the meeting. As the meeting is via Zoom this year you must RSVP as we need to know the number of attendees. You will receive a further email with the Zoom meeting link and a link to JOY’s annual report a few days before the meeting. RSVP’s will close 72 hours prior to the meeting at 3pm on Thursday 26th November 2020. (ZOOM link was sent)

We are excited to announce that our guest speaker for the AGM this year will be The Hon Martin Foley MP.

AGM 2020 information Pack may be downloaded from this page, the pack includes:

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Minutes AGM held 20th October 2019 to be approved
  • Candidate Statements from 2 nominees for a position on JOY Board (2 vacancies)

Should you not be able to attend the meeting in person and wish to vote on the motions (eligible members only) please consider appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf.

A proxy form is available to download from this page. Completed proxy forms must be provided to the Secretary no later than 24 hours prior to commencement of AGM.

Kind regards,

Pete Holmes


JOY Melbourne Inc.

A voting member is classified as an eligible member, who is a natural or legal person who is a current financial member of JOY Melbourne Inc. and has been a member for at least 6 months prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.


Click here to download pack.




Click here to download.


Click here to download pack.


16 October 2020 

Dear JOY Member, 

The Board of JOY Melbourne Inc. invites all members to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at 3 pm, Sunday 29 November 2020 electronically via Zoom. The details of the Zoom meeting will be forwarded closer to the time of the meeting.  

The Board calls for nominations for prospective Board members, and for members to lodge agenda items for discussion at the AGM. 

The JOY Rules also provide for honorary life membership of JOY. This honour is nominated by JOY Members and is awarded by the JOY Board to recognise a current or past member (thenomineemust be a current or past member of JOY for a minimum of5 years) for their extraordinary commitment and contributiontoJOY. Nominations for life membership for 2020 will also close at the end of October. You can find more details and nominate someone on the Life Member page of the JOY website. 

Nominations for board members and life memberships and agenda items for our AGM must all be lodged by 5 pm, Saturday 31st October 2020. 

The 2020 AGM Preliminary information pack and further information about the meeting can be downloaded from the Annual General Meeting 2020 page on the JOY website. 

In due course, we will send the formal AGM Information Pack, which will include details of the nominees for the Board, their candidate statements, the agenda and any supporting documents.  

All inquiries can be directed to the Secretary via secretary@joy.org.au  

Kind Regards,  

Peter Holmes 




The annual general meeting planned for Sunday 18 October 2020 3:00pm has been changed,

the JOY Melbourne Inc AGM is now scheduled for Sunday 29 November 3 pm. 

COVID-19 regulations will be taken into account for meeting arrangements.

Location to be confirmed at a later date.