Deafblind Victoria Special General Meeting (SGM)

Special Announcement to DBV Members.

The Deafblind Victoria committee wants DBV to register as a charity with the federal government. This can help us raise money, and donations to DBV will be tax deductible.
The government will agree to register DBV as a charity with tax deductible donations, only if we make two small changes to our DBV rules or “constitution”. To change our constitution, the members must be asked to vote yes or no. There will be a short meeting to vote on this at DBV café in May. You are invited! We will explain in Auslan at the meeting. Let me know if you have any questions. 

When​: May 17th., Time: 12:00pm 
Where​: 4th Floor meeting room Hayden Smith Meeting Room:  Interpreters provided.  This will be a short meeting. No other items will be raised.  
Agenda and Proxy voting form will be provided nearer to the meeting date.  

Proposed changes:
1. Aims/Purposes:
Deafblind Victoria aims to support the Victorian Deafblind community, and to relieve distress and disadvantage experienced as a result of social and communication isolation. This is achieved through Deafblind community activities that provide connection and strengthen our unique language and culture, and by raising awareness in the wider community.
2. Winding up clause:
If the organisation is wound up or its endorsement as a deductible gift recipient is revoked (whichever occurs first), any surplus of the following assets shall be transferred to another organisation with similar objects, which is charitable at law, to which income tax deductible gifts can be made:

 (a)   gifts of money or property for the principal purpose of the organisation,
 (b)   contributions made in relation to an eligible fundraising event held for the principal purpose of the organisation,
(c)   money received by the organisation because of such gifts and contributions.

The Deafblind Community – Growing Together project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Go to for more information.