Notice of a Special General Meeting being held on Thursday, 25 July 2019 at 13h30 in the Auditorium, Ground Floor, 37 Conrad Street, Florida North, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.
The Scheme’s eighty-third Annual General Meeting (AGM) for members was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 13:00 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton. As per Scheme Rules, notice was provided to all Fedhealth members 21 days before the meeting.
Any member who is entitled to vote at an AGM of the Scheme has the right to appoint a proxy, who must also be a member of the Scheme, to attend and vote on his/her behalf. Proxy forms were included in the notice for this purpose. As per the Rules of the Scheme, original proxy forms must be hand delivered to the official address of the Scheme 48 hours before the start of the meeting.
This is a measure of good governance, which was introduced by the Scheme to ensure that all verification processes are followed.
Prior to the meeting, the Council for Medical Schemes received a complaint from a Fedhealth member questioning validity of the proxy form and the fact that the Scheme does not allow the submission of proxy forms through electronic communication channels. The complaint also extended to the content of the proxy form: specifically for not allowing for a designated space for the proxy holder’s signature. CMS requested that Fedhealth refrains from voting processes at the AGM until this situation had been rectified.
The way forward
Based on the above, the Scheme decided to adhere to the request from CMS. The AGM was held and closed without voting taking place on the election of trustees, appointment of an auditor and remuneration of trustees.
Fedhealth is a medical scheme run by members for members, and it is important to the current Board of Trustees (BoT) that all members have the ability to participate, directly or via proxy, in the AGM, where the Scheme performance over the past year is reviewed and members of the BoT are elected for the following year.
The following documents are available for download should you require any further information:
Any member who is entitled to attend and vote at a General Meeting of the Scheme shall have the right to appoint a proxy, who must be a member of the Scheme, to attend and vote in his/her stead. A proxy form has either been mailed or e-mailed to all members. If you do not receive the SGM Notification, please contact Umita Govender on firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an original proxy form or download it here.
The CV’s of members who make themselves available for election to the Board of Trustees are posted below.