ASSOCIATIONS INCORPORATION ACT 1981 - SCHEDULE 3.

CONSTITUTION OF SHEPPARTON UNITED FOOTBALL / NETBALL CLUB INC.

(amended A.G.M. 9th December 2003.)

 

1.                The name of the incorporated association is SHEPPARTON UNITED FOOTBALL / NETBALL CLUB INCORPORATED(in these rules called “the Association”).

INTERPRETATION

(Amended A.G.M. 9th December 2003.)

2.1              In these rules, unless the contrary intention appears: - “Committee” means the Committee of Management of the Association. “Financial Year” means the year ending on the 30th of September. “General Meeting” means a general meeting of members convened in accordance with Rule 11.

“Member” means a member of the Association.

“Ordinary Member of the Committee” means a member of the Committee who is not an officer of the Associations Incorporation Act 1981.

“The Regulations” means regulations under the Act.

 

2.2              In these Rules, a reference to the secretary of an Association is a reference:-

(a)              where a person holds office under these Rules as Secretary of the Association - to that person; and

(b)             in any other case, to the public officer of the Association.

 

2.3              Words or expressions contained in these rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the provisions of the Acts Interpretation Act 1958 and the Act as in force from time to time.

 

2.4              “Person” includes a corporation.

 

2.5              Words importing the singular number or plural number shall include the plural number and singular number respectively and words importing one gender shall include the plural number and singular number respectively and words importing one gender shall include any other gender.

 

2.6              Reference to statutes or regulations or any section or clause thereof shall include all statutes or regulations re-enacting amending or consolidating the statutes or regulations sections or clauses referred to.

 

2.7              “Statute” includes any regulations made pursuant to that statute.

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

3.1              A natural person who is nominated and approved for membership as provided in these rules is eligible to be a member of the Association on payment of the entrance fee and annual subscription payable under these rules.

 

3.2              A person who is not a member of the Association at the time of the incorporation of the Association (or who was such a member at that time but has ceased to be a member) shall not be admitted to membership:-

 

(a)              unless he is nominated as provided in sub-clause 3.3; and

(b)              his admission as a member is approved by the Committee.

 

3.3              A nomination of a person for membership of the Association:-

(a)              shall be made in writing in the form set out in Appendix 1; and

(b)              shall lodge with the secretary of the Association.

 

3.4              As soon as is practicable after the receipt of a nomination, the secretary shall refer the nomination to the Committee.

 

3.5              Upon a nomination being referred to the Committee, the Committee shall determine whether to approve or to reject the nomination.

 

3.6              Upon a nomination being approved by the Committee, the Secretary shall, with as little delay as possible, notify the nominee in writing that he is approved for membership of the association and request payment within the period of 28 days after receipt of the notification of the sum payable under these rules as the entrance fee and the first year’s annual subscription.

 

3.7              The secretary shall, upon payment of the amounts referred to in sub-clause 3.6 within the period referred to in that sub-clause, enter the nominee’s name in the register of members kept by him and, upon the name being so entered, the nominee becomes a member of the Association.

 

3.8              A right, privilege, or obligation of a person by reason of his membership of the association:-

(a)              is not capable of being transferred or transmitted to another person;

(b)             terminates upon the cessation of his membership whether by death or resignation or otherwise.

 

 

 

ENTRANCE FEE AND ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

4.1              The entrance fee is nil.

 

4.2              The annual subscription is payable in advance on or before the 1st day of April each year. The annual subscription will be determined by the Committee at the Annual General Meeting each year

REGISTER OF MEMBERS

5.                The secretary shall keep and maintain a register of members in which shall be entered the full name, address, and date of entry of the name of each member and the register shall be available for inspection by members at the address of the Association.

RESIGNATION AND EXPULSION OF MEMBER

(amended A.G.M. 18 November, 1998).

6A               Disputes and mediation.

(1)              The grievance procedure set out in this rule applies to disputes under these Rules between:-

(a)              a member and another member, or

(b)              a member and the Association.

 

(2)              The parties to the dispute must meet and discuss the matter in dispute, and if possible, resolve the dispute within 14 days after the dispute comes to the attention of all of the parties.

 

(3)              If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute at a meeting, or if a party fails to attend that meeting, then the parties must, within 10 days, hold a meeting in the presence of a mediator.

 

(4)              The mediator must be-

(a)              a person chosen by agreement between the parties;

                    or

(b)              in the absence of agreement -

                   (1) in the case of a dispute between a member and another member, a person appointed by the committee of the Association, or

                   (2) in the case of a dispute between a member and the Association a person who is a Solicitor appointed or employed by the President of the G.V. Law Association or similar body.

 

(5)              A member of the Association can be a mediator.

 

(6)              The mediator cannot be a member who is a party to the dispute.

 

(7)              The parties to the dispute must in good faith, attempt to settle the dispute by mediation.

 

(8)              The mediator, in conducting the mediation, must -

(a)              give the parties to the mediation process every opportunity to be heard, and

(b)             allow due consideration by all parties of any written statement submitted by any party, and

(c)              ensure that natural justice is accorded to the parties to the dispute throughout the mediation process.

 

(9)              The mediator must not determine the dispute.

 

(10)            If the mediation process does not result in the dispute being resolved, the parties may seek to resolve the dispute in accordance with the Act otherwise with the law.

 

6.1              A member of the association who has paid all moneys due and payable by him to the Association may resign from the Association by first giving one months notice in writing to the necessary intention to resign and upon the expiration of that period of notice, the member shall cease to be a member.

 

6.2              Upon the expiration of a notice given under sub-clause 6.1, the secretary shall make in the register of members an entry recording the date on which the member by whom the notice was given, ceased to be a member.

 

7.1              Subject to these rules, the Committee may by resolution :-

(a)              expel a member from the Association;

(b)              suspend a member from membership of the Association for a specified period;                  or

(c)              fine a member in accordance with The Regulations, if the Committee is of the opinion that the member:-

(i)               has refused or neglected to comply with these rules;

(ii)             has been guilty of conduct unbecoming a member or prejudicial to the interests of the Association.

 

7.2              A resolution of the Committee under sub-clause 7.1:-

(a)              does not take effect unless a member of the Committee has attempted in good faith to mediate a settlement of the dispute in accordance with rule 6A.

 

(b)             does not take effect unless the Committee, at a meeting held not earlier than 14 and not later than 28 days after the service on the member of a notice under sub-clause 7.3. confirms the resolution in accordance with this clause; and

 

(c)              where the member exercises a right of appeal to the Association under this clause does not take effect unless the Association confirms the resolution in accordance with this clause.

 

7.3              Where the Committee passes a resolution under sub-clause 7.1, the secretary shall, as soon as practicable, cause to be served on the member a notice in writing:-

 

(a)              setting out the resolution of the Committee and the grounds on which it is based;

(b)             stating that the member may address the Committee at a meeting to be held not earlier than 14 and not later than 28 days after service of the notice;

(c)               stating the date, place and time of that meeting;

(d)              informing the member that he may do one or more of the following:-

(i)               Attend that meeting;

(ii)             Give to the Committee before the date of that meeting a written Statement seeking the revocation of the resolution;

(iii)            Not later than 24 hours before the date of the meeting, lodge with the secretary a notice to the effect that he wishes to appeal to the Association in general meeting against the resolution.

 

7.4              At a meeting of the Committee held in accordance with sub-clause 7.2 the Committee:-

 

(a)              shall give to the member an opportunity to be heard;

(b)             shall give due consideration to any written Statement submitted by the member; and

(c)               shall by resolution determine whether to confirm or to revoke the resolution.

 

7.5              Where the secretary receives a notice under sub-clause 7.3, he shall notify the Committee and the Committee shall convene a general meeting of the Association to be held within 21 days after the date on which the secretary received the notice.

 

7.6              At a general meeting of the Association convened under sub-clause 7.5:-

(a)              no business other than the question of the appeal shall be transacted;

(b)             the Committee may place before the meeting details of the grounds for the resolution and the reasons for the passing of the resolution;

(c)              the member shall be given an opportunity to be heard; and

(d)             the members present shall vote by secret ballot on the question whether the resolution should be confirmed or revoked.

 

7.7              If at the general meeting:-

(a)              two-thirds of the members vote in person or by proxy in favour of the confirmation of the resolution, the resolution is confirmed; and

(b)              in any other case, the resolution is revoked.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

8.1              The Association shall each year convene an annual general meeting of its members within three months of the end of the financial year.

 

8.2              The annual general meeting shall be held on such day as the Committee determines.

 

8.3              The annual general meeting shall be specified as such in the notice convening it.

 

8.4              The ordinary business of the annual general meeting shall be:-

(a)              to confirm the minutes of the last preceding annual general meeting and of any general meeting held since that meeting;

(b)             to receive from the Committee reports upon the transactions of the Association during the last preceding financial year;

(c)              to elect office bearers of the Association and the ordinary members of the committee;

(d)             to receive and consider the Statement submitted by the Association in accordance with Section (30(3) of the Act; and

(e)             The Association shall appoint an Auditor at the Annual General Meeting.

 

8.5              The Annual General Meeting may transact special business of which notice is given in accordance with these rules.

 

8.6              The Annual General Meeting shall be in addition to any other general meetings that may be held in the same year.

 

8.7              A printed copy of the Report and Balance Sheet shall be made available to the members of the Club at least three (3) days prior to the date of the Annual General Meting on application to the secretary.

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

9.               All general meetings other than the Annual General Meeting shall be called special general meetings.

 

10.1           Upon a written requisition of thirty financial members, the secretary shall convene a special general meeting of the Association.

 

10.2           The requisition for a special general meeting shall state the objects of the meeting and shall be signed by the members making the requisition and be sent to the address of the secretary and may consist of several documents in a like form, each signed by one or more of the members making the requisition.

 

10.3           If the Committee does not cause a special general meeting to be held within one month after the date on which the requisition is sent to the address of the secretary, the members making the requisition, or any of them, may convene a special general meeting to be held not later than 3 months after that date.

 

10.4           A special general meeting convened by members pursuant of these rules shall be convened in the same manner as nearly as possible as that in which those matters are convened by the Committee and all reasonable expenses incurred in convening the meeting shall be refunded by the Association to the persons incurring the expenses.

 

10.5            Fifty (50) members shall be required to form a quorum at such meetings.

 

10.6           The Committee may convene a special general meeting whenever it may have matters under consideration upon which it deems it necessary to obtain the opinion of members.

NOTICE OF MEETING

11.1           The secretary of the Association shall, at least fourteen (14) days before the date fixed for holding a General Meeting of the Association, cause to be advertised in the Shepparton press, the place, date and time of the meeting and the nature of the business to be transacted at the meeting.

 

11.2           No business other than that set out in the notice convening the meeting shall be transacted at the meeting.

 

11.3           A member desiring to bring any business before a meeting may give notice of that business to the secretary, who shall include that business in the notice calling the next general meeting after receipt of the notice.

PROCEEDINGS AT MEETINGS

12.1           All business that is transacted at a special general meeting and all business that is transacted at the Annual General Meeting with the exception of that specially referred to in these rules shall be deemed to be special business.

 

12.2           No item of business shall be transacted at a general meeting unless a quorum of members entitled under these rules to vote is present during the time when the meeting is considering that item.

 

12.3           Seven (7) members personally present (being members entitled under these rules to vote at a general meeting) constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of a general meeting.

 

12.4           If within half an hour of the appointed time for the commencement of a general meeting, a quorum is not present, the meeting if convened upon the requisition of members shall be dissolved and in any other case shall stand adjourned to the same in the next week at the same time and (unless another place is specified by the Chairman at the time of the adjournment or by written notice to members given before the day to which the meeting is adjourned) at the same place and if at the adjourned meeting the quorum is not present within half an hour after the time appointed for the commencement of the meeting, the members present (being not less than five) shall be the quorum.

 

13.1           The President, or in his absence, the Vice-President, shall preside as Chairman at each general meeting of the Association.

 

13.2           If the President and Vice-President are absent from a general meeting, the members present shall elect one of their number to preside as Chairman at the meeting.

 

14.1           The Chairman of a general meeting at which a quorum is present may, with the consent of the meeting, adjourn the meeting from time to time and place to place, but no business shall be transacted at an adjourned meeting other than the business left unfinished at the meeting at which the adjournment took place.

 

14.2           Where a meeting is adjourned for 14 days or more, a like notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given as in the case of a general meeting.

 

14.3           Except as provided in sub-clause 14.1 and 14.2, it is not necessary to give notice of an adjournment or of the business to be transacted at an adjourned meeting.

 

15.              A question arising at a general meeting of the Association shall be determined on a show of hands and unless before or on the declaration of the show of hands a poll is demanded, a declaration by the Chairman that a resolution has, on a show of hands, been carried or carried unanimously or carried by a particular majority or lost, and an entry to that effect in the Minute Book of the Association is evidence of the fact, without proof of the number or portion of the votes recorded in favour of, or against, that resolution.

 

16.1           Upon any question arising at a general meeting of the Association, a member has one vote only.

 

16.2           All votes shall be given personally or by proxy.

 

16.3           In the case of an equality of voting on a question, the Chairman of the meeting is entitled to exercise a second or casting vote.

 

17.1           If at a meeting a poll on any question is demanded by not less than 3 members, it shall be taken at that meeting in such manner as the Chairman may direct and the resolution of the poll shall be deemed to be a resolution of the meeting on that question.

 

17.2           A poll that is demanded on the election of a Chairman or on a question of an adjournment shall be taken forthwith and a poll that is demanded on any other question shall be taken at such time before the close of the meeting as the Chairman may direct.

 

18.              A member is not entitled to vote at any general meeting unless all moneys due are payable by him to the Association have been paid, other than the amount of the annual subscription payable in respect of the current financial year.

 

19.1           Each member shall be entitled to appoint another member as his proxy by notice given to the secretary no later than 24 hours before the time of the meeting in respect of which the proxy is appointed.

 

19.2           The notice appointing the proxy shall be in the form set out in Appendix 2.

COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT.

20.1            The affairs of the Association shall be managed by a committee of Management constituted as provided in Rule 21.

 

20.2           The Committee:-

(a)               shall control and manage the business and affairs of the Association;

(b)             may, subject to these rules, the regulations and the Act, exercise all such powers and functions as may be exercised by the Association other than those powers and functions that are required by these rules to be exercised by general meeting of the members of the Association; and

(c)              subject to these rules, the regulations and the act, has power to perform all such acts and things as appear to the Committee to be essential for the proper management of the business and affairs of the Association.

 

21.1            The officers of the Association shall be:-

                    (a)               a President;

(b)              2 Vice-Presidents;

(c)               a Treasurer;

(d)              a Secretary;

(e)              a General Manager; (amended A.G.M. 11th December 2014) and

(e)              a Player Manager (amended A.G.M. 22nd November 2000)

                    each of whom shall be non-players;

 

21.2           The provisions of Rule 23 so far they are applicable and with the necessary modifications, apply to and in relation to the election of persons to any of the officers mentioned in sub-clause 21.1.

 

21.3           Each officer of the association shall hold office until the Annual general meeting next after the date of his election but is eligible for re-election.

 

21.4           In the event of a casual vacancy in any office referred to in sub-clause 21.1, the Committee may appoint one of its members to the vacant office and the member so appointed may continue in office up to and including the conclusion of the Annual general Meeting next following his appointment.

 

22.1           Subject to 23 of the Act, the committee shall consist of:-

(a)              The “Officers” of the Association;

(b)              a minimum of six (6) and a maximum to be set by the officers of the Association but not to exceed fourteen (14 ordinary members; each of whom shall be non-players. (amended Special Meeting held on 20-11-91.)

(c)              a nominated player from both the football and netball teams who shall be elected as soon as possible after the Annual general Meeting.

 

22.2           Each ordinary member of the Committee shall, subject to these rules, hold office until the annual general meeting next after the date of this election but is eligible for re-election.

 

22.3           In the event of a casual vacancy occurring in the office of an ordinary member of the Committee, the committee may appoint a member of the association to fill the vacancy and the member so appointed shall hold office, subject to these rules, until the conclusion of the Annual general Meeting next following the date of appointment.

 

22.4           In the event of any officer of the association or any ordinary member of the committee failing to attend two consecutive meetings of the Committee, as scheduled, without satisfactory explanation, that officer of the Association or ordinary member of the Committee shall relinquish such position held.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND VACANCY

23.1           Nominations of candidates for election as officers of the association or as ordinary members of the Committee shall:-

(a)              be made in writing, signed by two members of the association and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of nomination); and

(b)             be delivered to the Secretary not less than three (3) days before the date fixed for the holding of the Annual General Meeting.

 

23.2           If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the Committee, the candidates nominated shall be deemed to be elected and further nominations shall be received at the annual general meeting.

 

23.3           If the number of nominations received is equal to the number of the vacancies to be filled, the persons nominated shall be deemed to be elected.

 

23.4           If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot shall be held.

 

23.5           The ballot for the election of officers and ordinary members of the Committee shall be conducted at the annual general meeting in such usual and proper manner as the Committee may direct.

 

23.6           A nomination of a candidate for election under this clause is not valid if that candidate has been nominated for another office for election at the same election.

 

23.7           Nominations may be withdrawn in writing two (2) clear days prior to the election.

 

23.8           The Committee shall appoint a Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officer to conduct the annual elections. Such returning Officers preferably to be non-members. Such persons must be supplied by the secretary of the Association with a register of members prior to the Annual Meeting and election of the Committee.

 

24.              For the purposes of these rules, the office of an officer of the Association or of an ordinary member of the Committee becomes vacant if the officer or member:-

(a)              ceases to be a member of the Association;

(b)             becomes an insolvent under administration within the meaning of the Companies (Victoria) Code; or

(c)               resigns his office by notice in writing given to the secretary.

 

(d)             absents himself for three (3) consecutive Committee meetings without the consent of the Committee. The Committee shall have power at any meeting to grant leave of absence to any member.

PROCEEDINGS OF COMMITTEE

25.1           The Committee shall meet at least once a month during the financial year at such place and such times as the Committee may determine.

 

25.2           Special meetings of the Committee may be convened by the President or by any 4 of the members of the Committee.

 

25.3           Notice shall be given to members of the Committee of any special meeting signifying the general nature of the business to be transacted and no other business shall be transacted at such a meeting.

 

25.4           Any 7 members of the Committee constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of a meeting of the Committee.

 

25.5           No business shall be transacted unless a quorum is present and if within half an hour of the time appointed for the meeting a quorum is not present the meeting shall stand adjourned to the same place and at the same hour of the same day in the following week unless the meeting was a special meeting in which case it lapses.

 

25.6           At meetings of the Committee:-

(a)              the President or in his absence the Vice-President shall preside; or

(b)             if the President and the Vice-President are absent, such one of the remaining members of the Committee as may be chosen by the members present shall preside.

 

25.7           Questions arising at a meeting of the Committee or of any sub-committee appointed by the Committee shall be determined on a show of hands or, if demanded by a member, by a poll taken in such manner as the person presiding at the meeting may determine.

 

25.8           Each member present at a meeting of the Committee or of any sub-committee appointed by the Committee (including the person presiding at the meeting) is entitled to one vote and, in the event of any equality of votes on any question, the person presiding may exercise a second or casting vote.

 

25.9           Subject to sub-clause 25.4 the Committee may act notwithstanding any vacancy on the Committee.

SECRETARY

26.              The secretary of the Association shall keep minutes of the resolutions and proceedings of each general meeting and each Committee meeting in books provided for that purpose together with the names of persons present at Committee meetings. He shall have power in emergencies to act for and on behalf of the Committee and shall have power to call Special Committee Meetings in case of urgent business and to purchase Club material. He shall have power to vote on any Committee with the exception of the Selection Committee whereon he shall not be entitled to vote unless elected a member thereof.

TREASURER

27.1            The Treasurer of the Association:-

(a)              shall collect and receive all moneys due to the association and make all payments authorized by the association.

(b)             shall keep correct accounts and books showing the financial affairs of the association with full details of all receipts and expenditure connected with the activities of the association; and

(c)              shall present an audited statement of Income and Expenditure and a Balance Sheet at the Annual General Meeting.

 

27.2           The accounts and books referred to in sub-clause 27.1, shall be available for inspection by members.

 

27.3           The Treasurer shall submit a report each month during the financial year to the Committee, such report to contain details of all receipts, expenditure, assets and liabilities of the Association.

REMOVAL OF MEMBER OF COMMITTEE

28.1           The Association, in general meeting, may by resolution, remove any member of the Committee before the expiration of his term of office and appoint another member in his stead to hold office until the expiration of the term of the first-mentioned member.

 

28.2           Where the member to whom a proposed resolution referred to in sub-clause 28.1, makes representations in writing to the Secretary or President of the Association, (not exceeding a reasonable length) and requests that they be notified to the members of the association, the Secretary or the President may send a copy of the representations to each member of the Association or, if they are not so sent, the member may require that they be read out at a meeting.

CHEQUES

29.              The association shall open such banking accounts in the name of the Association as it thinks proper and shall give the necessary authority for its officials to operate such accounts provided always that cheques shall always be signed by at least two of its officers.

SEAL

30.1           The Common Seal of the Association shall be kept in the custody of the Secretary.

 

30.2           The Common Seal shall not be affixed to any instrument except by the authority of the Committee and the affixing of the Common seal shall be attested by the signatures of either of two members of the Committee or of one member of the Committee and of the Public Officer of the Association.

ALTERATION OF RULES AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSES.

31.              These rules and the Statement of Purposes of the Association shall not be altered except in accordance with the Act and in particular to Section 22 of the Act which provides:-

“22.1         An incorporated association may, by special resolution, alter its Statement of Purposes or its rules.

22.2         The Public Officer of an Incorporated Association, shall, within one month after the passing of a special resolution altering the Statement of purposes or the rules, lodge with the Registrar notice in writing of the special resolution setting out particulars of the alteration together with a declaration signed by at least two members of the Committee of the Incorporated association to the effect that the special resolution was passed in accordance with this Act.

                    Penalty: 2 penalty units.

22.3         An alteration under sub-section 22.2 shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

22.4         An alteration of the Statement of Purposes or the rules of the Incorporated Association is of no effect until sub-section 22.2 has been complied with in respect of the alteration.

NOTICES

32.1           A notice may be served by or on behalf of the Association upon any member either personally or by sending it by post to the member at his address shown in the Register of Members.

 

32.2           Where a document is properly addressed pre-paid and posted to a person as a letter, the document shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to have been given to the person at the time at which the letter would have been delivered in the ordinary course of post.

WINDING UP OR CANCELLATION.

33.1           The income and property of the Club shall be used and applied solely in promotion of its purpose and the exercise of its powers set out herein and no proportion thereof shall be distributed, paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise by way of profit to or amongst the members of the Club provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith of interest to any such members in respect of monies advanced to him to the Club or otherwise owing by the Club to him or of remuneration to any officers or servants of the Club or to any member of the Club or other person in return for any services actually rendered to the Club provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to prevent the payment or repayment to any member of out of pocket expenses, money lent, reasonable and proper charges for goods hired by the Club or reasonable and proper rent for the premises, demised or let to the Club or provisions of service to a member to which he would be entitled in accordance with the purpose if he were not a member.

 

33.2           If the Club shall be wound up in accordance with the provisions of the Associations of the Associations Incorporation Act 1981, and there remains, after satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property, whatsoever, the same shall be given or transferred to some other institution or institutions to be determined in accordance with the special resolution of the members of the Club or in the absence of a special resolution of the members by the Register.

CUSTODY OF RECORDS

34.              Except as otherwise provided in these Rules, the secretary shall keep in his custody or under his control all books, documents and securities of the Association.

FUNDS

35.              The funds of the Association shall be derived from entrance fees, annual subscriptions, donations and such other sources as the Committee determines.

 

CLUB COLOURS

 

36.              The colors of the Association shall be red and navy blue.

(Amended at A.G.M. 25-11-87.)

MEMBERS VOTING

37               In all meetings of the Association the following only shall be entitled to vote:-

 

Financial members, whose names are enrolled in the Register of the Members pursuant to Rules 3 and 5 hereof, Life Members and Registered Players of the age of eighteen years and over.

ELECTION OF CAPTAIN AND VICE-CAPTAIN

38.              The Captain and Vice-Captain shall be elected by the committee or its nominees and shall hold office during the Committee’s pleasure.

SELECTION COMMITTEE

39.              The Committee, before the commencement of each football season shall appoint a Selection Committee consisting of five members including the coach.

PLAYERS NOT SELECTED TO PLAY WITH FIRST EIGHTEEN

40.              Any player not selected to play with the Association’s first eighteen must play with the Association’s second eighteen if so selected. Any player refusing to do so without a satisfactory explanation to the Secretary shall forfeit any claims on the Club and shall be dealt with as the Committee may determine.

MISCONDUCT OF OFFICERS OR SERVANTS.

41.              The Committee shall have the power to discipline members or players of the Club for any acts or utterances calculated to lessen the dignity of the Club.

ELECTION OF DELEGATES.

42.              The Committee shall appoint two (2) delegates to represent the Association on the Goulburn Valley Football League. Such delegates shall be members of the Committee and shall report to the Committee the doings and transactions of the League at such Committee Meeting.

THE PRESIDENT.

43.              The President shall preside at all Meetings and shall be ex officio member of all Committees with full voting powers thereon with the exception of the Selection Committee whereon he shall not be eligible to vote unless he has been appointed a member of the Selection Committee. In addition to his ordinary deliberative vote, the President, when required, may exercise a casting vote.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

44.              The Committee, before the commencement of the football season, shall select up to three of its members who, with the President, Secretary and Treasurer, shall form the Finance Committee. The workings of the Finance Committee shall be governed by resolution of the Committee.

LIFE MEMBERS.

45.              (Amended A.G.M. 20-11-1996).

                    The Committee shall have the power to appoint annually Life Membership to any member of the association by the following criteria:-

(a)              ELECTED Life Member for services rendered to the Association; and

(b)             QUALIFIED Life Member to any player who plays 200 games of Senior or Reserves football, “A” Grade or “B” Grade netball, combined over the years, shall be eligible to be nominated for Life Membership and awarded Life Membership by the discretion and power of the Committee.

INTERPRETATION OF RULES.

46               Should any question arise not provided for by these Rules, or as to the interpretation thereof, the opinion of the Committee shall be taken and acted on.

BY-LAWS.

47.              The Committee shall have power to make such by-laws as may be deemed advisable for carrying out the management or objects of the Club and to vary or rescind such from time to time if necessary.

 

PROFESSIONAL.

(amended A.G.M. 22nd November 2000.)

48.              Any professional coach or assistant coach or any person who should ever receive any remuneration for services rendered to the Association, maybe a member of the Committee.

FINANCIAL YEAR.

(amended A.G.M. 9th December 2003.)

 

49.              The Financial Year of the association shall be from the 1st of October to the 30th of September each year.

LIQUOR CONTROL LICENCE.

50.              The Club shall have the power to apply for any conduct, any licence or permit that may be granted by the Liquor Control Commission pursuant to the provisions of the Liquor Control Act 1987.

 

(a)              No payment of any amount shall be made to an officer or servant of the Club by way of commission or allowance from the receipts of the Club for the sale or disposal of liquor.

 

(b)             No visitor to the Club shall be supplied with liquor in the Club premises unless in company of a member of the Club.

 

(c)              No person shall:-

(i)               be admitted as an Honorary or Temporary Member of the Club; or

(ii)             be exempted from the obligation to pay the ordinary subscription for membership of the club -

                   unless the person is of a class specified in the Rules and the admission or exemption is in accordance with the Rules.     

 

(d)              The Members of the Committee of Management of the Club shall be elected for a term of not less than twelve months by Members of a class of Membership of the Club, excluding Honorary or Temporary Members and persons who are members by reason of reciprocal arrangements with another Club.

 

(e)              a record shall be kept of all visitors to the Club.