In a surprise move, the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) descends into farce by releasing a fourth version of the proxy form which members can use to nominate a person who can vote on their behalf in any meeting of the WIA. In the email to members the President of the Institute, Mr Phil Wait, a candidate in this election, contradicts his Company Secretary, Mr Jim Linton, also a candidate in this election, stating that previous versions of the proxy form "caused some confusion" and "to ensure all proxies are accepted, members are asked to resubmit their proxy on the new form unless they have previously included their address".
As noted previously in today's news broadcast, if a member does not want to appoint their proxy to the chairperson, they are required to resubmit their proxy with a nominated member of the WIA.
The letter goes on to state that "the WIA office will attempt to contact you and ask you to resubmit your proxy".
The link to the third version of the proxy vanished from the website and the fourth version can now be found on the WIA website and is included below.
Members who receive email and have their address correctly configured in the WIA Membership System, MEMNET, should have received a copy of the letter from the President as well as a copy of the new fourth form. If your spam filter removes email with PDF attachments, you may have to locate this email in your spam folder.
This is the text that was sent to each MemNet user: