Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Annual General Meeting 2010

Assalamualaikum and hello (:

The long-awaited BSSBne Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday, May 16th 2010 from 1 PM onwards at QUT Gardens Point. As such, we are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the following positions:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • IT Officer
  • Sponsorship Officer
  • Public Relations/ Marketing
  • Events Officer
  • Religious Officer
  • Sports Officer
* Farah Ibrahim and Zulhilmi Zainal will remain in the Committee, but have chosen positions different to what they have held in 2009-2010.
* Azimah Alipah has chosen to retain her position as Secretary; however, if anyone is interested in becoming one, please send in your nominations.

BSSBne is seeking to carry out a somewhat complete overhaul in terms of its strategies, structure and execution; we would therefore very much like you, our members, to become as involved as possible. If you believe yourself, or anyone you know, may be interested in becoming a Committee member, please feel free to send your/their first and last names, university, phone number and email address to:


Although it may seem that the Society may have little to offer its Committee members in comparison to many other groups, it is a stellar opportunity to improve your management, organisation, communication and people skills. Additionally, BSSBne's involvement with other societies and organisations such as the Brunei-Australian Alumni Association, other Bruneian Student Societies in Australia and New Zealand, the Bruneian High Commission to Australia, East West and most recently, RBA, has proved vital in enhancing the prestige of its members' CVs and resumes, as more and more companies the world over are recognizing the value of participation in student groups. Your hard work is, and will be, recognized.

There are no real requirements for joining the Committee besides the fact that you have to be a Bruneian currently studying in Brisbane, and possess a decent sense of determination.

As we're all well aware, BSSBne has had quite a rough year, what with rumors regarding conflicts and lack of integrity and performance being swapped at a seemingly semi-regular basis. In light of that, we have included a no-holds-barred Q&A session in the rundown, where any and all issues and questions regarding BSS may be addressed, which, I imagine, many of you would like to take part in. Please just be informed that these questions should be put forth as professionally as possible, as personal attacks will not be tolerated.

On a lighter note, we are also opening suggestions for BSSBne's tag-line, which will be featured on our blog, Facebook page and documents that may call for its use. This can either be in English, Bruneian Malay or a mixture of both, so talk to your friends and send us your best suggestions to bssbne.nominees[at]gmail[dot]com (: The winner will be unveiled at the AGM, and be awarded an AUD30 Boost Juice gift card!

More details about the AGM will be posted soon, but for now, here's a sneak peek at the rundown:
  • Opening
  • Q&A / Open mic session
  • Presenting nominees and tag-line suggestions
  • Lunch
  • Performance
  • 1st half of election
  • Performance
  • 2nd half of election
  • Finalizing election, unveiling of tag-line
  • Short speech by the new president
  • End!
Questions and suggestions may be sent via e-mail to bssbne[at]gmail[dot]com, and will remain completely anonymous and confidential.

See you soon!

(Madame Secretary / Part-time ninja)

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