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    Annual General Meeting outcome

    Aug 17, 2012

    Melbourne Cricket Club logoThe 175th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Melbourne Cricket Club was held on Thursday August 16, 2012 in the Members Dining Room. 

    President Paul Sheahan, treasurer Michael Happell and CEO Stephen Gough addressed the meeting and spoke to their reports contained in the 2011/12 Annual Report.

    Two committee members – Karen Wood and Ted Yencken – stood for re-election by rotation and Anthony Burns and John Mugavin presented themselves for election via the ballot process.

    The results of the election were announced at the meeting and were as follows:

    VOTING DISTRIBUTION

    David Meiklejohn receives his MCC Honorary Life membership badge from fellow life member, Ian McDonald.CANDIDATE                                        TOTAL            
    *WOOD Karen J.                                   4741       
    *YENCKEN Edward R.                            4715     
      BURNS Anthony G.                              2163   
      MUGAVIN P. John                               1437  

    *Retiring but seeking re-election.

    As a result, committee members Wood and Yencken were re-elected.

    To view a list of the current committee members, please click here.

    A highlight of the meeting was the awarding of MCC Honorary Life membership to former president, David Meiklejohn.

    Mr Meiklejohn was a member of the MCC Committee from 1987-2011, including terms as treasurer (1993-2001), vice-president (2001-2007) and president (2007-2011).

    He came to the committee through the MCC Hockey Section, where he played from 1967 to 1985 and was chairman of the section in 1989/1990.

    He played a substantial role in both the redevelopment of the Great Southern Stand completed in 1991 and the Northern Stand Redevelopment project completed in 2006.

    During general business, members posed a number of operational questions to which the president and chief executive officer responded.