The Club needs to ensure it has a Board size and composition that meets its needs. The Register shall be amended to reflect any discontinuance of membership under this clause 9.2 as soon as practicable. Discontinuance for Breach Notwithstanding anything in the Act or this Constitution: membership of the Club may be discontinued by the Board upon breach of any clause of this Constitution or the Regulations, including, but not limited to, the failure to pay any monies owed to the Club, failure to comply with the Regulations or any resolutions or determinations made or passed by the Board or any duly authorised committee; membership shall not be discontinued by the Board under clause REF _Ref159726233 \r \h \* MERGEFORMAT 9.2 REF _Ref159726234 \r \h \* MERGEFORMAT (a) without the Board first giving the accused Member the opportunity to explain the breach and/or remedy the breach; and where a Member fails, in the Board�s view to adequately explain the breach, that Member�s membership shall be discontinued under clause REF _Ref159726233 \r \h \* MERGEFORMAT 9.2 REF _Ref159726234 \r \h \* MERGEFORMAT (a) by the Board giving written notice of the discontinuance to the Member. Board to Meet The Board shall meet as often as is deemed necessary in every calendar year for the dispatch of business (and shall be at least as often as is required under the Act). Never forget to provide appropriate insurance cover for all the activities of the Club and its office-bearers. If your organisation will make a profit, that money will of course be subject to tax. The close of nominations for Board members is 35 days (see clause 15.2(e)) as is the call for notices of motion (see this clause 25). If your club requires more time to complete each step, the timeframes set out in this Constitution should be increased. The reason for this is that an incorporated association is still a corporation and its governors (whatever their title) owe duties to the Members and the Association. Limited Licence In relation to preparing a Constitution that satisfies the required criteria, the applicant must show that its rules allow it to be considered a non-proprietary association under the Liquor Act 2007, and provide for: the organisation to be an incorporated or unincorporated body or association of people; the organisation to apply any profits (if any) or other income to the promotion of its objectives; and the organisation to be prohibited from paying dividends, or distributing profits or income to its shareholders, members, local council or public authorities. Life Members The Board may recommend to the annual General Meeting that any natural person who has rendered distinguished service to the Club be appointed as a Life Member. If the chair is not present, or is unwilling or unable to preside, the Member present shall appoint another Director to preside as chair for that meeting only. All General Meetings other than the annual General Meeting shall be special General Meetings and shall be held in accordance with this Constitution. Any casual vacancy may only be filled for the remainder of the Director�s term under this Constitution. If the Board can not agree it will be determined by lot. ÇÔuû”q”w M¶ï;_õYdÀB ‰I…ÏäÁ˜,û‰éØ¿¦*OF5ÎÃ"Vo«‚% w³}ŠÀBí:Þ4Ô¡V Any reference to �association� will refer to a regional or district association or the state body and will be duly titled. It is optional and does not need to be provided for under the Act. The Board�s role includes determining the Club�s strategic direction, core values and ethical framework, as well as key objectives and performance measures. Members � The Members of the Club shall consist of: Life Members, who subject to this Constitution, shall have the right to receive notice of General Meetings and to be present, to debate and to vote, at General Meetings; Individual Members, who subject to this Constitution, shall have the right to receive notice of General Meetings and to be present, to debate and to vote at, General Meetings; and Junior Members, who subject to this Constitution, shall have no right to receive notice of General Meetings but no right to be present, or debate, or vote, at General Meetings. Revocation of Delegation The Board may by resolution and/or instrument in writing, at any time revoke wholly or in part any delegation made under this clause. Without limiting the power of the Board to regulate its meetings as it thinks fit, a meeting of the Board may be held where one or more of the Directors is not physically present at the meeting, provided that: all persons participating in the meeting are able to communicate with each other effectively, simultaneously and instantaneously whether by means of telephone or other form of communication; notice of the meeting is given to all the Directors entitled to notice in accordance with the usual procedures agreed upon or laid down from time to time by the Board or this Constitution. LIQUOR AND GAMING LICENSES Who Can Hold A Licence Two types of liquor licences are available to sporting organisations in New South Wales. TABLE OF CONTENTS TOC \o "1-1" 1. If this is not possible, the matter shall be adjourned or deferred. PROCEEDINGS AT GENERAL MEETINGS Quorum No business shall be transacted at any general meeting unless a quorum is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business. APPOINTed DIRECTORS Appointed Directors need not be appointed. The requisition may consist of several documents in a like form, each signed by one (1) or more of the Members making the requisition. The notice of the meeting is to be sent out 21 days in advance (see clause 23(c)), allowing Members 3 weeks to consider the motions and nominees. Nominations must be: in writing; on the prescribed form (if any) provided for that purpose; signed by two (2) Individual Members; certified by the nominee (who must be an Individual Member) expressing their willingness to accept the position for which they are nominated; and delivered to the Club not less than thirty-five (35)�days before the date fixed for the annual general meeting. If the chair does not exercise a casting vote, the motion will be lost. Your Club may choose to refine your definition of �juniors� to allow Junior Members who are aged 16 years and older to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. DISCIPLINE � Disciplinary proceedings The Board may commence or cause to be commenced disciplinary proceedings against a Member who has allegedly: breached, failed, refused or neglected to comply with a provision of this Constitution, the Regulations or any resolution or determination of the Board or any duly authorised committee; acted in a manner unbecoming of a Member, or prejudicial to the purposes and interests of the Club and/or the Sport; or brought themselves, the Club, any other Member or the Sport into disrepute. ������������xskd`dYUYdQd`dYdYd h�g� hi� h�[ hkg ho h�[ h]wG hqe� h�0 �* hqe� �* !hqe� 5�B*\�^J nH ph33� tH hX� hqe� 5�mH nH u h�V# 5�mH nH u +hqe� hqe� 5�B* CJ. Timelines: This Constitution contains several timelines around General Meetings, these are linked so changing one can affect others: The call for nominations for Board members is 48 days (see clause 15.1). The auditor�s duties shall be regulated in accordance with the Act, the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth.) WINDING UP Subject to this Constitution the Club may be wound up or cancelled in accordance with the Act. COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD PAGEREF _Toc384898220 \h 15 15. The notice can be: sent by pre-paid post to the Member�s registered address or; or sent by facsimile transmission or by electronic mail to the Member�s facsimile number or electronic mail address; or prominently posted on the Club�s website. Some documents make Junior Members 16 years and under; however, for consistency with the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 NSW (CYP Act) we recommend that you distinguish clearly between adult and children/youth Members. For example, rules and technical committees, selection committees and judicial committees. Forfeiture of Rights A Member who ceases to be a Member, for whatever reason, shall forfeit all rights in and claims upon the Club and its property and shall not use any property of the Club including Intellectual Property. Further, as the Public Officer has numerous responsibilities, it is important that they are a Director and therefore owe a duty to act in the best interests of the Club. Members shall provide notice of any change and required details to the Club within one month of such change. The accounts of the Club shall be examined and the correctness of the profit and loss accounts and balance sheets ascertained by an auditor or auditors at the conclusion of each Financial Year. The document can easily be edited to suit any cricket club. NOTICE Notices may be given by the Club to any person entitled under this Constitution to receive any notice. 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