D: Hi Julie, how are you?
J: Hi Debra, how are you? Tell me what happened at the AGM yesterday? I heard about some changes.
D: Yes, our 37th AGM for Deaf Australia was really successful. A big thank you to all our members who voted for the passing of the motion for two major changes: 1. Change from INC to Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) and 2. A new constitution with amendments added.
J: Can you tell me more about the change from INC to CLG?
D: Sure, the reason for the change to a company is to make advocacy smoother for Deaf Australia and to make it easier to work with for all of Australia as a CLG.
J: Great! It's a really exciting time for the changes for Deaf Australia and our future.
D: Definitely. I also want to let the community members know that we will update them as we progress with the changes over time from INC to CLG, and with the constitution. We will share the amendments with everyone.
J: It's exciting to see new things happening for the entire Deaf community in Australia.
D: True, it's very exciting for the future of Deaf Australia – really exciting times.
J: Thank you for telling me the updates. See you later. Bye.
Debra Swann and Julie Lyons are outside chatting about the events at the recent DA 2023 AGM. Debra is wearing a black shirt and brown jacket. Julie is wearing a red shirt and black cardigan. They both have glasses. They are signing in an animated fashion towards each other. The background is full of Australian native plants in a range of silvery-greens.