Western Bulldogs Directors Fiona McGauchie and Luke Darcy were appointed for a further three-year term as Club board members, at the 2022 Annual General Meeting on Monday night.
McGauchie has been a Bulldogs’ director since 2015, while Darcy joined the board in 2020.
Both directors were re-elected unopposed.
The AGM also saw the passing of a special resolution to approve changes to the club’s Constitution, including:
- Update references to the women’s league to reflect the AFLW and VFLW competitions (previously included in the Constitution as NWL) and to generally promote diversity and inclusivity by providing for gender neutral language used in the Constitution.
- Recognise the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which the Club plays and trains.
- Removal of all references throughout the document to the now divested gaming operations.
- Amend the eligibility criteria for bestowing Life Membership.
- Expand the defined categories of members to include AFL members with club support.
- Include a more definitive maximum term for all Directors.
- General governance improvements.
The Club’s newest life members were unveiled, including Caleb Daniel (for reaching the 150-game milestone), long-time administrators Kate Morcom and Linda West, and volunteer Chelsea Heath.
The Bulldogs’ financial report was also adopted, which saw the Club complete the 2022 financial year with a total statutory profit of $5,188,421, and a profit from operations (before Redevelopment Activities) of $1,363,857.