WALLSEND WOMEN’S BOWLING CLUB

 

  1. NAME

The name of the club is Wallsend Women’s Bowling Club

 

  1. OBJECTS OF CLUB

 

The objects for which the Club is established and maintained are to:-

  • conduct, encourage, promote, advance and administer Bowls throughout the Club’s local area;
  • act, at all times, on behalf of and in the interest of the Members and Bowls in the Club’s local area;
  • affiliate, and otherwise liaise with WBNSW and adopt its rule and policy frameworks to further these Objects;
  • abide by, promulgate, enforce and secure uniformity in the application of the rules of Bowls as may be determined from time to time by Bowls Australia (BA) and/or NSWWBA as may be necessary for the management and control of Bowls and related activities in New South Wales;
  • advance the operations and activities of the Club throughout the Club’s local area;
  • have regard to the public interest in its operations;
  • undertake and or do all such things or activities which are necessary, incidental or conducive to the advancement of these Objects; and the Club shall be a non-profit organisation in so far as members are concerned, and no profits shall be distributed to members, except for reimbursement of out of pocket expenses or reasonable payment for services rendered.

 

  1. POWERS OF THE CLUB

Solely for furthering the Objects the Club has the legal capacity and powers of a natural person.

 

  1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

 

4.1 Definitions

In this Constitution unless the contrary intention appears, these words shall have the following

meanings:-

“Bowls” means the sport of Bowls.

“By-Laws” means any By-Laws made by the Management Committee under Rule 36.

“Club” means Wallsend Women’s Bowling Club.

“Club Limited” means the Registered Club (Parent Body).

“Constitution” means this Constitution.

“Delegate” means the person appointed from time to time by the Club in accordance with Rule 6.3.

“District” means any properly constituted association of Member Clubs formed within New South Wales established or recognised by WBNSW under the WBNSW Constitution. A reference to “District” also includes the defined geographical District area of New South Wales with boundaries determined by WBNSW from time to time.

“Executive Officers” means the President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer.

“Financial Year” means the year ending 30 June in each year.

“General Meeting” means the annual or any general meeting of the Club.

“Junior Player” means any Woman under the age of eighteen (18) years who is a Member of the Club and who is not entitled to vote at any General Meeting.

“Management Committee” means the body consisting of Members elected to the positions described in Rule 23.1.

“Member” means a member for the time being of the Club under Rule 7.

“Member Club” means any properly constituted body, recognised by, and admitted to, membership of WBNSW under the WBNSW Constitution.

“WBNSW” means New South Wales Women’s Bowling Association Inc.

“WBNSW Constitution” means the constitution of WBNSW and includes for the purposes of this document only any by-laws made under the WBNSW Constitution.

“Objects” means the objects of the Club set out in Rule 2.

“Operational Committee” means any of the operational committees described in Rule 25.

“Player” means any Women 18 years of age or older who is a Member and who has the right to vote at any General Meeting.

“President” means the president for the time being of the Club.

“Region” means a properly defined geographical area of New South Wales with boundaries determined by WBNSW from time to time.

“Secretary” means the secretary of the Club for the time being elected under this Constitution.

“Special Resolution” means a resolution passed at a General Meeting if it is supported by at least three quarters of the votes cast by Members who are entitled to vote on the proposed resolution.

“Woman” means a “female” as shown on her birth certificate or recognised details certificate.

4.2 Interpretation

In this Constitution:

(a) a reference to a function includes a reference to a power, authority and duty;

(b) a reference to the exercise of a function includes, where the function is a power, authority or duty, a reference to the exercise of the power or authority or the performance of the duty;

(c) words importing the singular include the plural and vice versa; and

(d) a reference to “writing” shall unless the contrary intention appears, be construed as including references to printing, photography and other modes, of representing or reproducing words in a visible form, including messages sent by e-mail.

 

4.3 Severance

If any provision of this Constitution or any phrase contained in it is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the phrase or provision must be read down for the purpose of that jurisdiction, if possible, so as to be valid and enforceable. If it cannot be read down it shall be severed to the extent of the

invalidity or unenforceability, without affecting the remaining provisions of this Constitution or affecting the validity or enforceability of that provision in any other jurisdiction.

 

  1. REGIONS AND DISTRICTS

WBNSW may establish Regions and Districts within New South Wales in accordance with the WBNSW Constitution.

 

  1. THE CLUB

 

6.1 Establishment

To be eligible to become and/or remain a Member Club, the Club must:

(a) the Club must be, and always remain, a member of WBNSW and its relevant District.

(i) a green ready for play, of not less than four (4) rinks laid down in accordance with the laws of Bowls; or

(ii) formal access to a green of not less than four (4) rinks meeting all requirements of the laws of Bowls;

(b) be constituted upon the basis that:

(i) its membership is prohibited from sharing in the profits of the Club;

(ii) Junior Players must be defined as persons under the age of eighteen (18);

(iii) only females may be accepted as Members and shall be entitled to participate in any competition or Club fixture and shall be entitled to vote at any General Meetings and hold office in the Club;

(iv) its Members agree to abide by this Constitution and the WBNSW Constitution;

(v) it must have this Constitution and any amendment to this Constitution approved by the Club

Limited and WBNSW; and

(vi) it must satisfy such other criteria as may be prescribed by WBNSW from time to time.

6.2 Compliance of Club

The Club shall:

(a) be subject to the control and direction of WBNSW;

(b) align and affiliate with the relevant District;

(c) adopt rules and object which reflect and conform with the WBNSW Constitution; and the District Constitution.

(d) support the appointed Region and District in the attainment and promotion of its Objects.

 

6.3 Delegate

The Club shall appoint a Delegate to attend and represent it at relevant WBNSW, District or Regional meetings.

 

6.4 Operation of Constitution

The Club agrees that:-

(a) it is subject to and bound by the WBNSW Constitution and that the WBNSW Constitution operates to create uniformity in the way in which the Objects and Bowls are to be conducted, promoted and administered;

(b) should it be having administrative, operational or financial difficulties WBNSW may act to assist the Club in whatever manner WBNSW considers appropriate; and

(c) in the event of any inconsistency between a term in this Constitution and a term in the WBNSW Constitution, the WBNSW Constitution prevails to the extent of any such inconsistency.

7 MEMBERS

7.1 Categories of Members

The Members of the Club shall consist of:

(a) Players, who shall have the right to be present, debate and vote at General Meetings and shall be eligible for election to the Management Committee;

(b) Junior Players, who shall have the right to be present at General Meetings, but shall have no voting rights, shall not be eligible for election to the Management Committee;

(c) Life Members and

(d) such other categories of Members created in accordance with Rule 7.2.

 

7.2 Creation of Other Categories

The Management Committee with the approval of the Members has the right and power from time to time to create other categories of membership with such rights, privileges and obligations as are determined applicable (other than voting rights), even if the effect of creating a new category is to alter rights, privileges or obligations of an existing category of Members. No new category of membership may be granted voting rights.

 

 

  1. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

 

8.1 Members of the Club Limited only

With the exception of Junior Players only members of the Club Limited are eligible to apply for membership of the Club.

 

8.2 Application

An application for membership must:

(a) be in writing on the form prescribed by the Club Limited from time to time;

(b) meet such membership criteria as may be prescribed by the Club Limited from time to time and which may be set out in the By-Laws; and

(c) be accompanied by the appropriate fee, if any.

8.3 Renewal of Membership

Members must renew their membership with the Club annually in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the Club Limited from time to time.

 

  1. SUBSCRIPTION FEES AND LEVIES

The time for and manner of payment of annual membership subscription fees (if any) and any other fees or levies payable by Members to the Club shall be as determined by WBNSW and the Club Limited from time to time.

 

  1. REGISTER OF MEMBERS

 

10.1 Secretary to Keep Register

The Secretary shall keep and maintain a register of Members in accordance with the requirements of

WBNSW.

 

10.2 Inspection of Register

Having regard to confidentiality considerations, an extract of the Register excluding the address of any Member shall be available for inspection by Members, upon reasonable request.

  1. EFFECT OF MEMBERSHIP

Members acknowledge and agree that:

(a) this Constitution constitutes a contract between each of them and the Club and that they are bound by this Constitution, the By-Laws and the WBNSW Constitution;

(b) they shall comply with and observe this Constitution, the By-Laws, the WBNSW Constitution and any determination, resolution or policy which may be made or passed by the Management Committee or any duly authorised Committee;

(c) by submitting to this Constitution and the By-Laws they are subject to the control and jurisdiction of the Club and WBNSW;

(d) this Constitution, the By-Laws and the WBNSW Constitution are necessary and reasonable for promoting the Objects and particularly the advancement and protection of Bowls;

(e) they are entitled to all benefits, advantages, privileges and services of Club membership; and

(f) they will not become a party to any suit at law or equity, against the Club, WBNSW, any Member or any other person subject to this Constitution, until all remedies and avenues of appeal allowed by this Constitution and/or the WBNSW Constitution have been exhausted, save with the written

consent of the Club Limited and WBNSW.

 

  1. DISCONTINUANCE OF MEMBERSHIP

 

12.1 Notice of Resignation

Any Member who has paid all monies due and payable to the Club may resign from the Club either in writing or by asking for and receiving a Certificate of Clearance from the Secretary of the Club. Such

Certificate of Clearance cannot be unreasonably withheld.

12.2 Register to be updated

An entry recording the date on which the Member resigned and received a Certificate of Clearance ceasing to be a Member shall be made in the Register.

  1. DISCIPLINE

Where the Club is advised or considers that a Member has allegedly:

(a) breached, failed, refused or neglected to comply with a provision of this Constitution, the By-Laws, the WBNSW Constitution or any resolution or determination of the Club, the Club Limited, WBNSW or any duly authorised committee; or

(b) acted in a manner unbecoming of a Member, or prejudicial to the objects and interests of the Club and/or bowls; or

(c) brought herself, the Club or Bowls into disrepute,

the Club may, in its absolute discretion, commence or cause to be commenced, disciplinary or investigatory proceedings against that Member and, that Member, will be subject to, and submits unreservedly to the jurisdiction, disciplinary procedures and penalties and the appeal mechanisms of the Club as set out in the By-Laws or to such other procedures as may be determined by the Management Committee from time to time.

New Disciplinary Procedure to be used is the State Disciplinary By-Law Annexure A.

 

  1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
  • An Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held at least once in every calendar year on a date and at a venue to be determined by the Management Committee.

All meetings other than Annual General Meetings shall be General Meetings and shall be held in accordance with this Constitution.

 

  1. GENERAL MEETINGS

 

15.1 General Meetings

The Management Committee may, whenever it thinks fit convene a General Meeting of the Club and, where, but for this Rule more than fifteen (15) months would elapse between Annual General Meetings, shall convene a General Meeting before the expiration of that period.

 

15.2 Requisition of Special General Meetings

(a) The Management Committee may by resolution convene a General Meeting.

(b) The Secretary shall convene a General Meeting within twenty-eight (28) days of receiving a requisition signed by 30% plus 1 of Members entitled to vote at General Meeting.

(c) The requisition for a General Meeting shall state the object(s) of the meeting, shall be signed by the Members making the requisition and be sent to the Club. It may consist of several documents in a like form, each signed by one (1) or more of the Members making the requisition.

  • If the Management Committee does not cause a General Meeting to be held within twenty-eight (28) days after the date on which the requisition is sent to the Club, the Members making the requisition, or any one of them, may convene a General Meeting to be held not later than one (1) month after that date.

(e) A General Meeting convened by the Members under this Constitution shall be convened in the same manner, or as nearly as possible as that, in which General Meetings are convened by the Management Committee

  1. BUSINESS

(a) The business to be transacted at the Annual General Meeting includes consideration of the accounts of the Club, the reports of the Management Committee, Operational Committees and auditors and the election of the Management Committee and all Operational Committees.

(b) All business that is transacted at a General Meeting, and also all that is transacted at an Annual General Meeting, with the exception of those matters set down in Rule 16 (a) shall be special business.

(c) No business other than that stated on the notice of meeting shall be transacted at that meeting.

  1. NOTICES OF MOTION

All notices of motion for inclusion as special business at a General Meeting must be submitted in writing to the Secretary not less than thirty-five (35) days (excluding receiving date and meeting date) prior to the General Meeting. Only the Management Committee or a Member may submit a notice of motion in accordance with this Rule.

 

  1. NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

(a) Notice of every General Meeting shall be placed on the notice board by the Secretary at least twenty-eight (28) days prior to the meeting. In addition, notice may also be posted on the Club website or sent to Members electronically.

A notice of a General Meeting shall specify the place, day and hour of meeting and shall state the business to be transacted at the meeting and any notice of motion received from the Management Committee or Member.

  1. PROCEEDINGS AT GENERAL MEETINGS

 

19.1 Quorum

No business shall be transacted at any General Meeting unless a quorum is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business. A quorum for General Meetings of the Club shall be 33% of Members entitled to vote at General Meeting.

 

19.2 President to Preside

The President shall, subject to this Constitution, preside as chair at every General Meeting.  If the President is not present or is unwilling or unable to preside, the Management Committee shall appoint one (1) of their number to preside as chair for that meeting only.

 

19.3 Adjournment of Meeting

(a) If within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting a quorum is not present the meeting shall be adjourned until the same day at the same time and place two (2) weeks later or to such other day and at such other time and place as the Management Committee may determine and if at the adjourned meeting a quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting the meeting will lapse.

(b) The chair may, with the consent of all Members present and entitled to vote at any General Meeting at which a quorum is present, adjourn the meeting to another time and place but no business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than the business left unfinished at

the meeting from which the adjournment took place.

(c) When a meeting is adjourned for twenty-eight (28) days or more, notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given as in the case of the original meeting.

(d) Except as provided in Rule 19.3 (c) it shall not be necessary to give any notice of an adjournment or the business to be transacted at any adjourned meeting.

 

19.4 Voting Procedure

At any meeting a resolution put to the vote shall be decided on a show of hands unless (before or on the declaration of the result of the show of hands) a poll is demanded and that demand is not withdrawn:

(a) by the chair; or

(b) by any Member entitled to vote at General Meeting.

 

19.5 Recording of Determinations

 

Unless a poll is demanded under Rule 19.4 a declaration by the chair that a resolution has on a show of hands been carried or carried unanimously or by a particular majority or lost and an entry to that effect in the book containing the minutes of the proceedings of the Club shall be conclusive evidence of the fact without proof of the number of votes recorded in favour of or against the resolution.

 

19.6 Where Poll Demanded

 

If a poll is duly demanded under Rule 19.4 it shall always be taken as a secret ballot and in such other manner and either at once or after an interval or adjournment or otherwise as the chair directs and the result of the poll shall be the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded.

  1. VOTING AT GENERAL MEETINGS

 

20.1 Entitlement to Vote

 

Each Player shall have one (1) vote at General Meetings. No other category of Member shall be entitled to vote, but shall, subject to this Constitution, have and be entitled to exercise, those rights set out in Rule 7.1. Where a Player’s subscription fees, or other levies are twenty-eight (28) days or more

in arrears at the time of the General Meeting, or a Player is indebted to the Club for any sum for a period of twenty-eight (28) days or more, she shall not be entitled to vote.

20.2 Chair may NOT exercise casting vote

In the event of an equality of votes, the chair of the meeting shall not have a casting vote and the resolution will be declared lost. A resolution that is declared lost cannot be resubmitted for consideration at a General Meeting until six (6) months has passed.

 

20.3 Methods of Voting

Where voting is required to be by secret ballot including where a poll is demanded the chair may appoint a returning office and scrutineers. In the event of a ballot for the election of any Executive Officers or any members of the Operational Committee the chair shall not appoint any candidate for

election as scrutineers or returning officer.

 

  1. VOTING NOT PERMITTED

 

Postal, electronic and proxy voting is not permitted at any General Meeting.

 

  1. POWERS OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Subject to this Constitution, the WBNSW Constitution and any direction given by WBNSW the business of the Club shall be managed and the powers of the Club shall be exercised by the Management Committee.

  1. THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

 

23.1 Composition of the Management Committee

The Management Committee shall comprise:

(a) the President;

(b) Vice Presidents;

(c) the Secretary;

(d) the Treasurer;

(e) the Chair of each Operational Committee (as set out in the By-Laws) and;

(f) the Delegate to the District whom must be a member and will, subject to this Constitution, be elected at the Annual General Meeting in accordance with this Constitution.

  1. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

24.1 Nominations for Management Committee and Operational Committees

Nominations for the Management Committee and the Operational Committees shall be called for by the Secretary thirty five (35) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. In the case of Members affiliated with other clubs, only those Members who have opted to play championships for the Club may stand for office.

24.2 Form of Nomination

Nominations must be:

(a) in writing;

(b) on the prescribed form (if any) provided for that purpose;

(c) signed by two (2) authorised Members;

(d) certified by the nominee (who must be a Member) expressing her willingness to accept the position for which she is nominated; and

(e) delivered to the Club not less than fourteen (14) days before the date fixed for the holding of the Annual General Meeting.

 

24.3 Elections

(a) If the number of nominations received for the Management Committee and the Operational Committees is equal to the number of vacancies to be filled or if there are insufficient nominations received to fill all vacancies then those nominated shall be declared elected.

(b) If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the Management Committee and the Operational Committees the positions will be deemed casual vacancies under Rule 26.1.

(c) If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, voting papers shall be prepared containing the names of the candidates in order drawn by ballot, for each vacancy on the Management Committee and the Operational Committees.

(d) The voting shall be conducted using the first past the post method, and shall be by secret ballot to be conducted at the Annual General Meeting on papers prepared by the Secretary.

(e) If voting is equal for two or more candidates a further ballot will be held. If voting is still equal after the further ballot the election will be declared null and void and the positions will be declared casual vacancies.

 

24.3 Elections

(a) If the number of nominations received for the Management Committee and the Operational Committees is equal to the number of vacancies to be filled or if there are insufficient nominations received to fill all vacancies then those nominated shall be declared elected.

(b) If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the Management Committee and the Operational Committees the positions will be deemed casual vacancies under Rule 26.1.

(c) If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, voting papers shall be prepared containing the names of the candidates in order drawn by ballot, for each vacancy on the Management Committee and the Operational Committees.

(d) The voting shall be conducted using the first past the post method, and shall be by secret ballot to be conducted at the Annual General Meeting on papers prepared by the Secretary.

(e) If voting is equal for two or more candidates a further ballot will be held. If voting is still equal after the further ballot the election will be declared null and void and the positions will be declared casual vacancies.

 

24.4 Term of Office

(a) All elected positions are for a period of one (1) year.

(b) The President shall be eligible to serve a maximum of three (3) consecutive years, however, with the adoption of a new Constitution, the President who is elected under the new Constitution, starts her term of office again. This means if a current President is re-elected under the new Constitution, she can preside for another 1, 2 or 3 years.

 

  1. OPERATIONAL COMMITTEES

The Club may have the following Operational Committees:

(a) Match Committee;

(b) Selection Committee;

(c) Social Committee; and

(d) any other committee as prescribed in the By-Laws.

The Operational Committees will be constituted and carry out such duties and functions with such powers, as the Management Committee determines and as are prescribed in the By-Laws.

 

  1. VACANCIES ON THE MANAGEMENT OR OPERATIONAL COMMITTEES

 

26.1 Casual Vacancies

 

Any casual vacancy occurring may be filled by the Management Committee from among appropriately qualified Players, by Expressions of Interest.  Any casual vacancy may only be filled for the remainder of the year.

 

26.2 Grounds for Termination of Committee Members

 

The position of any Member of either the Management Committee or any Operational Committee becomes vacant if the Member:

(a) dies

(b) becomes of unsound mind;

(c) resigns her office in writing to the Club;

(d) is absent without the consent of the Management Committee from meetings held during a period of three (3) months;

(e) does not fulfil her expected obligations to the Operational Committee;

(f) in the opinion of the Management Committee:

(i) has acted in a manner unbecoming or prejudicial to the Objects and/or interests of the Club and/or Bowls;

(ii) has brought herself, the Club or Bowls into disrepute; or

(g) breaches any rule, By-Law or code of conduct of the Club or WBNSW.

  1. MEETINGS OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

 

27.1 Management Committee Meetings

The Management Committee shall meet as often as is deemed necessary in each calendar year for the dispatch of business and may adjourn and, subject to this Constitution otherwise regulate, its meetings as it thinks fit. The President or three (3) Members of the Management Committee may at any time, and the Secretary shall, on the requisition of the President or three (3) Members of the Management Committee, convene a meeting of the Management Committee within a reasonable time.

 

 

 

 

27.2 Notice of Management Meetings

Unless all Members of the Management Committee agree to hold a meeting at shorter notice (which agreement shall be sufficiently evidenced by their presence) not less than fourteen (14) days’ written notice of the meeting of the Management Committee shall be given to each Member entitled to

receive notice. The agenda shall be forwarded to each Member not less than four (4) days prior to such meeting.

27.3 Quorum

At meetings of the Management Committee the number of committee members whose presence is required to constitute a quorum is half the Management Committee plus one (1).

 

27.4 President as Chair

The President shall be the nominal head of the Club and will act as chair of any Management Committee meeting or General Meeting at which she is present. If the President is not present, or is unwilling or unable to preside, the remaining Management Committee members shall appoint one (1)

of their number to preside as chair for that meeting only.

 

27.5 Decisions of Management Committee

Subject to this Constitution, questions arising at any meeting of the Management Committee shall be decided by a majority of votes and a determination of a majority of Members of the Management Committee shall for all purposes be deemed a determination of the Management Committee.  All Members of the Management Committee shall have one (1) vote on any resolution. The Chair shall have no casting vote. Where voting is equal the resolution is lost.

  1. RECORDS AND ACCOUNTS

 

28.1 Custody and Inspection

The Management Committee shall ensure the safe and proper custody or control of all books, documents and securities of the Club. The books, documents and securities of the Club shall be available for inspection upon reasonable notice to the Secretary subject always to confidentiality

considerations.

28.2 Records Kept

Proper accounting and other records shall be kept by the Club as directed by the Club Limited. The books of account shall be kept in the care and control of the Secretary.

 

28.3 Club to Retain Records

The Club shall retain such records for seven (7) years after the completion of the transactions or operations to which they relate.

 

28.4 Accounts to be sent to Members

The Secretary shall cause to be sent, or otherwise made available to all Members entitled to receive notice of Annual General Meetings of the Club in accordance with this Constitution, a copy of the statements of account, the Management Committee and Operational Committee reports and if

required by the Club Limited an Auditor’s report.

 

 

28.5 Negotiable Instruments (if any)

All cheques and other negotiable instruments (if any) shall be signed or otherwise executed, as the case may be, by any two (2) authorised Members of the Management Committee or in such other manner as the Management Committee determines.

 

  1. SOURCES OF FUNDS AND INCOME

 

29.1 Source of Funds

The funds of the Club shall be derived from membership fees, donations and such other sources as determined by the Club Limited.

29.2 Income of Club

The income and property of the Club shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the Objects.  No portion of the income or property of the Club shall be paid or transferred, directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise to any Member, but this shall not preclude payment to a Member in good faith for expenses properly incurred or services properly rendered.

  1. AUDITOR

(a) In a Club which controls its own bank account a properly qualified auditor shall be appointed and the remuneration of such auditor fixed by the Management Committee.

(b) The accounts of the Club shall be examined and the correctness of the profit and loss statements and balance sheets ascertained by an auditor at least once in every year.

  1. NOTICE

 

31.1 MANNER OF NOTICE

(a) Notice may be given by the Club to any Member by sending the notice by pre-paid post or facsimile transmission or where available, by e-mail, to the Member’s registered address, facsimile number or e-mail address.

(b) Where a notice is sent by post, service of the notice shall be deemed to be effected by properly addressing and posting the notice.  Service of the notice is deemed to have been effected three (3) days after posting.

(c) Where a notice is sent by facsimile transmission, service of the notice shall be deemed to be effected upon receipt of a confirmation report confirming the facsimile was sent to/or received at the facsimile number to which it was sent.

(d) Where a notice is sent by e-mail, service of the notice shall be deemed to be effected upon receipt of a confirmation report confirming the e-mail message was received at the e-mail address to which it was sent.

  1. PATRON

The Club at its Annual General Meeting may appoint a patron who must be a non bowler on the recommendation of the Management Committee.

 

  1. ALTERATION TO CONSTITUTION

This Constitution shall not be altered except:

(a) by Special Resolution passed by 75% majority vote of the financial Members of the Club present at the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting called for the purpose.

(b) with the approval of the Club Limited; and

(c) with the approval of WBNSW.

  1. DISSOLUTION

 

34.1 Liability of Members

The liability of the members of the Club is limited.

 

34.2 Members’ Contribution

Every Member undertakes to contribute to the assets of the Club in the event of it being wound up while a member, or within one (1) year after ceasing to be a Member, for payment of the debts and liabilities of the Club and the costs, charges and expenses of winding up, such amount not to exceed one dollar ($1.00).

34.3 Distribution of Property on Winding Up

With the permission of the Club Limited upon winding up or dissolution of the Club, there remains, after satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property, the same shall not be paid to or distributed amongst the Members, but shall be given or transferred to some other organisation having purposes similar to the purposes of the Club and which prohibits the distribution of its income and property among its Members and which is also not carried on for the profit or gain to its Members.  Such body or bodies shall be determined by the Members at or before the time of dissolution.

 

35 INDEMNITY

(a) All Members of the Management Committee and Operational Committees shall be indemnified out of the property and assets of the Club against any liability incurred by them in their capacity as Committee Members in defending any proceedings, whether civil or criminal, in which judgement is given in their favour or in which they are acquitted or in connection with any application in relation to any such proceedings in which relief is granted by the Court.

(b) The Club shall indemnify all Members of the Management Committee and Operational Committees against all damages and losses (including legal costs) for which any such Committee Member may be or become liable to any third party in consequence of any act or omission except wilful misconduct, performed or made whilst acting on behalf of and with the authority, express or implied of the Club.

  1. BY-LAWS

 

36.1 Management Committee to Formulate By-Laws

The Management Committee may formulate, issue, adopt and amend any By-Laws in effect from time to time for the proper advancement, management and administration of the Club, for the advancement of the Objects and Bowls as it thinks necessary or desirable. Such By-Laws must be

consistent with this Constitution and the WBNSW Constitution.

 

36.2 By-Laws Binding

All By-Laws made under this Rule shall be binding on the Members.

 

36.3 Bulletins Binding on Members

Amendments, alterations, interpretations or other changes to By-Laws shall be advised to Members by such means determined by the Management Committee, including but not limited to bulletins prepared and issued by the Secretary. Such bulletins are binding upon all Members.

 

Version: 1

Date: 9th July 2013.

Approved:

25th February 2013.

Implementation:

9th July 2013.

Distribution:

Board, Region, District & Club

Club Constitution – 9th July 2013.

Version: 2

Date: 17th October, 2017

 

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