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Notice of AGM

In keeping with Clause 6.4 of the Constitution (September 2014) all Members of the Temple Society Australia are herewith invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year ended 30th June 2017. 

Place: Templer Community Chapel 51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater, Victoria 

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Time: 10.30am (lunch will be provided)

Members unable to attend the meeting personally are requested to arrange for their representation by proxy. Proxy forms are available on the TSA website and from the Office upon request.

Members are reminded that it is an unstated, but implied condition of membership to attend the AGM. The meeting quorum is 10% of Members present in person which, on current numbers, equates to about 48.


1. Receipt and adoption of the Regional Council’s report on activities.

2. Report on the financial statements prepared by and for TSAL.

3. Election of TSA Regional Head, Regional Council (RC) and Focus Group (FG) members. Nomination forms are available on the TSA website and from the Office upon request.

3.1 Election of a TSA Regional Head for a term of five years, Mark Herrmann retiring by rotation.

3.2 Election of 1 Member Delegate for RC for a term of three years, Winfried Beilharz retiring by rotation.

3.3 Election of FG members (retiring by rotation) for Communication & Promotion (1 of – Renate Beilharz), Heritage & Culture (1 of – Dot Ware), Property Management (2 of – Winfried Beilharz, John Maddock), Sydney Community (1 of – Bev Leszinsky) and Welfare (2 of – Lisa Beilharz, Ashleigh Rutowicz) each for terms of three years.

A recent Structure Review Meeting agreed to merge the Youth and Social & Recreation FGs to a new Youth & Activities FG, with all current members continuing. Jon Breisch and Sven Stefanac retire by rotation this year (with Mieka Decker and Karyn Kinder in 2018 and Heinz Wagner, Lis Wennagel, Beate Kuerschner and James Kemper in 2019). Thus we seek to elect two FG members for Youth & Activities each for terms of three years.

In addition, Edith Riordan has resigned from the Heritage & Culture FG mid-term, necessitating a replacement for the balance of her term (2 years).

The Structure Review Meeting also agreed to reduce the number of FG members on the Communication & Promotion (from 4 to 3), Sydney Community (from 6 to 5) and Welfare (from 6 to 5) FGs. Note also that the Sydney Community FG has two co-opted members, the Welfare FG one, all on an annual basis.

4. Specific areas:

4.1 Aged Care

4.2 TGD

5. Annual Reports – Focus Groups and other

6. General Discussion

Download the Proxy Form

Download the Nomination Form

John Maddock, Secretary to Regional Council

Family Fun Day

Join us for a fun-filled day for all ages with activities for everyone!

Sunday 24 September
11.00am to 3.30pm 
152 Tucker Road, Bentleigh

  • BBQ Lunch & Afternoon Tea included 
  • Jumping Castle & Games 
  • Bowling & Tennis 
  • Art & Crafts


Click here to download the flyer


For more information, contact Martina Eaton on 0433 335 815.

Templer Community Reports 2017

Read more about the great work that has been happening in the Templer community over the past year.

Click here to download a copy of the 2017 Templer Community Reports; a collection of annual reports of our focus and interest groups.

September Services

Sunday, September 3
Father’s Day Service
Bayswater Chapel
Elder: Geoff McCallum Sunday, September 17

Sunday, September 17
Service and AGM
Bayswater Chapel
Elder: Mark Herrmann

Sunday, September 24
Meadowbank Hall
Elder: Theo Richter


For a full list of services in 2017, please contact the Temple Society Office.


NEST Cooking Program

We have a fantastic cooking program coming up on Wednesdays in May, June and July. It is being run by Elisha from Oz Harvest and is called the NEST program, which stands for Nice, Easy, Simple Tips and Nutrition Education Sustenance Training. Workshops will be held 1.00pm-3.00pm in the Bayswater Hall and anyone of any age is invited to attend (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). There will be six sessions, with an emphasis on a different topic each time. You are invited to participate in the cooking (and eating) process and, best of all, the sessions are FREE (thank you to Knox City Council for the Community Development Fund grant.

Download the NEST Cooking Program flyer here

Social Dance Club

The Social Dance Group is open to all TSA members and friends and also the wider community. All ages and abilities are welcome to dance, or simply come and benefit from the music and company. No experience or partner required. Dance teacher, Kirrily Kirstin, will cover a range of very easy and enjoyable social dances including some line and circle dances.

Download the Social Dance flyer here

Moments Musical Concert

Sunday 23 July
51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater

Download the Concert flyer here

Youth Anxiety

Saturday 12 August
3.00pm to 5.00pm
51 Elizabeth Street, Bayswater

Download the Youth Anxiety flyer here