Club Constitution

The Club Constitution is a set rules detailing how our club is run. These rules are based on the Model Rules as defined in the ‘Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012’. You can read more about this on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website - Incorporated Associations.

Our incorporation registration number is: A0008490M

PART 1–PRELIMINARY

  1. Name
  2. Purpose
  3. Financial year
  4. Definitions

PART 2–POWERS OF ASSOCIATION

  1. Powers of Association
  2. Not for profit organisation

PART 3–MEMBERS, DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES AND GRIEVANCES

Division 1–Membership

  1. Minimum number of members
  2. Who is eligible to be a member
  3. Application for membership
  4. Consideration of application
  5. New membership
  6. Annual subscription fee and fee on joining
  7. General rights of members
  8. Associate members
  9. Rights not transferrable
  10. Ceasing membership
  11. Resigning as a member
  12. Register of members

Division 2–Disciplinary action

  1. Grounds for taking disciplinary action
  2. Disciplinary subcommittee
  3. Notice to member
  4. Decision of subcommittee
  5. Appeal rights
  6. Conduct of disciplinary appeal meeting

Division 3–Grievance procedure

  1. Application 
  2. Parties must attempt to resolve the dispute
  3. Appointment of mediator
  4. Mediation Process
  5. Failure to resolve dispute by mediation

PART 4–GENERAL MEETINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION

  1. Annual general meetings
  2. Special general meetings
  3. Special general meeting held at request of members
  4. Notice of general meetings
  5. Proxies
  6. Use of technology
  7. Quorum at general meetings
  8. Adjournment of general meeting
  9. Voting at general meeting
  10. Special resolutions
  11. Determining whether resolution carried
  12. Minutes of general meeting

PART 5–COMMITTEE

Division 1–Powers of Committee

  1. Role and powers
  2. Delegation

Division 2–Composition of Committee and duties of members

  1. Composition of Committee
  2. General Duties
  3. President and Vice-President
  4. Secretary
  5. Treasurer

Division 3–Election of Committee members and tenure of office

  1. Who is eligible to be a Committee member
  2. Positions to be declared vacant
  3. Nominations
  4. Election of President etc.
  5. Election of ordinary members
  6. Ballot
  7. Term of office
  8. Vacation of office
  9. Filling casual vacancies

Division 4–Meetings of Committee

  1. Meetings of Committee
  2. Notice of meetings
  3. Urgent meetings
  4. Procedure and order of business
  5. Use of technology
  6. Quorum
  7. Voting
  8. Conflict of interest
  9. Minutes of meeting
  10. Leave of absence

PART 6–FINANCIAL MATTERS

  1. Source of funds
  2. Management of funds
  3. Financial records
  4. Financial statements

PART 7–GENERAL MATTERS

  1. Common seal
  2. Registered address
  3. Notice requirements
  4. Custody and inspection of books and records
  5. Winding up and cancellation
  6. Alteration of Rules

Download our Rules of Incorporation in PDF format

Upcoming

Judging: Judging Competition 6 - Portraiture

It's about people, people! Let's see what we make of this largely open category of portraiture.

This is also a supper night, members are encouraged to bring along a plate to share with fellow members on the night.

Brooklyn Community Hall
9th October 2018 7:45 pm
Photo Shoot: Yarra Valley

After its omission from last year's syllabus we're doing it this year. We'll work out an itinerary for the day as we get closer to the date, but rest assured it will be worth the trip, with at least one pitstop at a local winery for a tasting, but not too much if we're driving.

Yarra Valley
14th October 2018 10:00 am

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