Formation Meeting next Thursday

Castlemaine Community Investment Co-operative is officially forming!

When: Thursday 1 February, 5:30pm.

Where: 16A Lyttleton St Castlemaine.

The Formation Meeting is the final step in becoming registered after the name and rules were approved by Consumer Affairs earlier this month. After this meeting we will be able to open a bank account, sign-up members, and start collectively making decisions about investments.

Photo of a letter from Victoria's Department of Government Services (Consumer Affairs Victoria) stating that the name and rules have been approved.

Everyone is welcome at the meeting, but we will not be discussing investment plans or the Hub building. The Formation Meeting is a legal requirement for forming the Co-operative (agenda below).

We’ll start signing up members after the meeting and will host a launch next month.

Join our mailing list (link on home page) to get a heads-up about this!

Meeting Agenda

  • Elect Meeting Chairperson and Secretary
  • Present Value Proposition
  • Discuss Approved Rules
  • Move that the Approved Rules be adopted
  • Move that the Co-operative be formed
  • Move that application for registration of the Co-op be authorised
  • All proposed members sign Application for membership of the Co-op
  • Proposed members elect Board of Directors (five)
  • Authorise Application for Registration of the Co-op on approved form
  • Certify (in writing) two copies of the Approved Rules
  • Approve the opening of a co-operative bank account with Maldon and District Community Bank with two Directors as signatories

Approved Rules

The Rules have been approved by Consumer Affairs Victoria and will be presented for approval and adoption at the Formation Meeting.