SOS AGM 2017

    Notice of FY 16/17 Annual General Meeting and screening of “Citizen Jane – Battle for the City”

Save Our Suburbs Inc (Vic) will hold its 2017 AGM on Sunday 19th November 2017 at 2:30pm in Meeting Room 1, Hawthorn Library, 584 Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn.
The SOS Committee decided earlier this year not to levy membership fees for the 17/18 financial year, and that all paid-up members from FY 15/16 would remain current members for this financial year. Consequently, all SOS members financial until 30 June 2016 (FY 15/16) or later are current members and may vote at this AGM.

At this AGM, the Association will –
– Confirm the minutes of the last preceding annual general meeting;
– Receive a report from the President and a s94 financial report for last financial year
– Elect a proportion of the Officers and Committee members of the Association, as follows:
Vice-President, Treasurer & Secretary; three ordinary committee members

Nominations for the committee:
Nominations must be in writing and signed by the current member and two other current members of the Association. Nomination forms are on our website home-page: but any format is acceptable if it contains the required information. Call 0424 104 274 for further details.
Nominations must be received at least 7 days before the AGM (ie, by Nov. 12th, 2017). Send to:
The Secretary, SOS, PO Box 739, Richmond 3121; or scan and email to
Any candidate statements received will be posted on the SOS website.

If you are a current member unable to attend the AGM and want another current member or the Chair to act on your behalf, please complete a Proxy form and send it by 3pm Thursday November 16th 2017 to:
The Secretary, PO Box 739, Richmond 3121; or scan and email to

The Secretary,
Save Our Suburbs

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After the AGM we will screen the 2016 feature documentary

“Citizen Jane – Battle for the City”

This inspiring feature film details the successful struggle of activist Jane Jacobs and local NY residents against the motorways and soulless hi-rise blocks proposed by despotic planner Robert Moses in post-WW11 New York City.

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody” – Jane Jacobs
“A celebration of grassroots activism and a cry for community” – The Observer

“Citizen Jane: Battle for the City review – New York’s urban planning war retold” (Guardian, 4.5.17)
“A new documentary leaves Jane Jacobs trapped in the rubble of old arguments” (LA Times, 13.4.17)
“Street fighter: how Jane Jacobs saved New York from Bulldozer Bob” (Guardian, 1.5.17)