Ngurra Kujungka conducted its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 15th November in Telfer with some key developments occurring highlighting the ongoing developing maturity for the Martu Sports Council.
Constitution Changes: A number of important changes to the constitution were adopted which included the significant alteration to the number of representatives from each community on the council. Originally, each community were entitled to have two delegates plus two proxy’s to be represented, as such it was unanimously agreed that each community would be now represented by one delegate plus one proxy. The objective of this change was to assist in achieving consistency of representatives attending the meetings which would then help provide increased continuity in the council. Additionally, each community would then be entitled to one vote each.
Parnpajinya formally inducted: The community of Parnpajinya located just outside of Newman were introduced to Ngurra Kujungka on a trial at the 3rd round of the Western Desert Softball League held in Warralong in October 2013. Following the trial they were invited to be regular competitors in the league and after their participation in 2014 they were invited to the AGM and were formally inducted into the organization, now increasing Ngurra Kujungka to eight indigenous communities. Parnpajinya will now be entitled to all programs and services delivered by the Martu Sports Council.
Appointment of Council: A vital component of the AGM was the appointment of the council. Implementing the new constitutional change around the structure of the council the following appointments were made:
Nullagine – Bruce Booth, Jigalong – Daryl Jones, Warralong – Daniel Toby, Punmu – Milton Chapman, Kiwirrkurra – Eric West, Parnngurr: Clinton Wongawol,Kunawaritji – Maclean Williams, Parnpajinya – Zyrack Frank
The elected council then appointed Bruce Booth and Daniel Toby to continue in their roles as Chairman and Vice Chairman