Contents (2009 - 7)
Associations Incorporation Act 2009 No 7
Schedule 1 Matters to be addressed in association’s constitution
(Sections 6, 10 and 107)
1 Membership qualifications
The qualifications (if any) for membership of the association.
2 Register of members
The register of the association’s members.
3 Fees, subscriptions etc
The entrance fees, subscriptions and other amounts (if any) to be paid by the association’s members.
4 Members’ liabilities
The liability (if any) of the association’s members to contribute towards the payment of the debts and liabilities of the association or the costs, charges and expenses of the winding up of the association.
5 Disciplining of members
The procedure (if any) for the disciplining of the association’s members and the mechanism (if any) for appeals by members in respect of disciplinary action taken against them.
6 Internal disputes
The mechanism for the resolution of disputes between members (in their capacity as members) and between members and the association.
The composition and functions of the committee, including:(a) the election or appointment of the committee members, and(b) the terms of office of the committee members, and(b1) the maximum number of consecutive terms of office of any office-bearers on the committee, and(c) the grounds on which, or reasons for which, the office of a committee member is to become vacant, and(d) the filling of casual vacancies occurring on the committee, and(e) the quorum and procedure at meetings of the committee.
8 Calling of general meetings
The intervals between general meetings of the association’s members and the manner of calling general meetings.
9 Notice of general meetings
The time within which, and the manner in which, notices of general meetings and notices of motion are to be given, published or circulated.
10 Procedure at general meetings
The quorum and procedure at general meetings of the association’s members, and whether members are entitled to vote by proxy at general meetings.
11 Postal and electronic ballots
The kinds of resolution that may be voted on by means of a postal or electronic ballot.
12 Sources of funds
The sources from which the funds of the association are to be or may be derived.
13 Management of funds
The manner in which the funds of the association are to be managed and, in particular, the mode of drawing and signing cheques on behalf of the association.
14 Custody of books etc
The custody of books, documents and securities of the association.
15 Inspection of books etc
The inspection by the association’s members of books and documents of the association.
16 Financial year
The association’s financial year.
17 Winding up
The winding up of the association.