Rockingham Model Aero Club at Lake Walyungup

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Constitution

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LAKES MODEL AERO CLUB

CONSTITUTION

The name of the incorporated association is the Lakes Model Aero Club herein called “The Association”.

1.0 AIMS OF THE ORGANISATION

1.1 To foster and promote group activity to encompass all aspects of model aircraft.

1.2 To obtain use of land, to ensure the safe and secure operation of the hobby and sport, and maintain that land with a minimum of Ecological impact to the land.

1.3 The property and income of the association shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects or purposes of the association and no part of that property or income may be paid or otherwise distributed, directly or indirectly, to members of the association, except in good faith in the promotion of those objects or purposes.

2.0 MEMBERSHIP

2.1 Total membership shall remain within such prevailing limits as may be set down at General Meetings. The Secretary shall on behalf of the Association keep and maintain the register of members in accordance with section 27 of the Act and that register shall be so kept and maintained at his or her place of residence. The Secretary shall cause the name of a person who dies or who ceases to be a member under the rules of the Association Constitution to be deleted from the register of members referred to in sub rule 2.1.

2.2 Application for membership should be made to the Executive Committee on the prescribed form.

2.3 The executive Committee shall have the right to refuse to admit any person to the membership without assigning any reason for doing so.

2.4 Upon the acceptance by the Executive Committee the application shall be presented to the next General Meeting for ratification.

2.5 The Society shall have the power to refuse or rescind membership.

2.6 Honorary membership may be awarded.

3.0 FEES

3.1 Fees shall be determined at the Annual General Meeting, or an Extraordinary Meeting, and shall consist of (a) entrance fee, (b) annual membership fee, (c) affiliation fee with Aeromodellers WA Inc., and (d) any levies.

3.2 Fees shall be due and payable on July 1st of each year, or in advance.

3.3 For new LMAC members, membership fees paid after 1st April entitle the member to remain financial until the end of the following financial year.

3.4 All persons wishing to fly at the club flying field must comply with the provisions of the AWA/MAAA Insurance Policy prior to being able to fly.

4.0 OFFICE BEARERS

4.1 The society shall be administered by an Executive Committee consisting of the following; President, Secretary, Treasurer, Safety Officer, and Committee (maximum of three).

4.2 All Office Bearers will be elected at the Annual General Meeting and will hold office for one year.

4.3 Nominations for each position on the Committee shall be called for. Each office bearer shall be elected in turn by the members.

4.4 A casual vacancy may be filled by a vote at a General Meeting, provided such a vacancy has been notified in the preceding Newsletter.

4.5 All office bearers must have been members of the society for at least twelve months and be over eighteen years of age.

5.0 FINANCE

5.1 All moneys received will be lodged in an interest bearing savings account with a recognised bank and/or Permanent Building Society, and cheques for the payment of club liabilities will be drawn against the committee. The authorised persons of the Executive Committee shall be the President, Secretary and Treasurer. Any Proposals to spend Society funds in excess of $200 on any one subject or project, on other than the production of the newsletter, payment of affiliation fees or insurance premiums, or the repayment of any loan, shall be approved at a General Meeting.

5.2 An audit of the Society’s finances, accounts and property shall be presented at an Annual General Meeting. The Society’s financial year shall terminate on June 30th. The Auditor shall be appointed at a General Meeting. Information pertaining to Society’s finances shall be made available to all members of the incorporated association.

6.0 MEETINGS

6.1 The Society shall meet once a month.

6.2 The financial year for the Association will end on June 30th. An Annual General meeting will be held within 4 months of this date at a general meeting.

6.3 Committee meetings may be called at any time by a member of the Committee. Executive Committee meetings shall be open to attendance by Society Members.

6.4 For an Executive Committee meeting three members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum. For all other meetings a quorum shall be 20% of financial members.

6.5 An Extraordinary Meeting may be called on the written application of at least five members.

7.0 NEWSLETTER

7.1 Communication deemed relevant shall be reported to Windsock for inclusion in that newsletter.

8.0 BY-LAWS

8.1 The By-Laws of the Society shall be the result of appropriate resolutions passed at General Meetings.

8.2 The Secretary shall extract such resolutions for incorporation in a separate list of By-Laws, and he shall keep such lists current.

8.3 Any changes of By-Laws shall be discussed at a monthly meeting, be published in a subsequent newsletter, and be voted on at the next General meeting.

9.0 FLYING SAFETY RULES

9.1 Flying safety rules shall be published for the safe conduct of model flying operations.

10.0 PROPERTY

10.1 All property of the Society shall belong to the body of financial members.

10.2 Members who resign or who have had their membership rescinded or otherwise cease to be a member of the Society shall not have any claim whatsoever on the property or assets of the Society.

11.0 COMMON SEAL

11.1 The Seal shall be in the custody of the Secretary and shall not be affixed without a resolution of the Committee and shall be witnessed by the following Committee members: President and Secretary.

12.0 CHANGES TO THE CONSTITUTION

12.1 Changes to the Constitution may only be effected by an Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary Meeting called for that purpose.

12.2 A notice of all intended changes shall be communicated as per 7.1 for 2 editions preceding any such meeting.

13.0 CESSATION OF FUNCTION

13.1 If, on the winding up of the Society, any property of the Society remains after satisfaction of the debts and liabilities of the Society, and the cost, charges and expenses of that winding up, that property shall be distributed:

(A) to another incorporated association having objects similar to those of the society

or

(B) for charitable or benevolent purposes,

which incorporated association or purposes, as the case requires, shall be determined by resolution of the affiliate members when authorising and directing the Executive Committee under Section 33(3) of the Act to prepare a distribution plan for the distribution of the surplus property of the Society.