Patron:
Lieutenant General J.G.Caligari, AO, DSC (Rtd)

NATIONAL COMMITTEE

National Committee 2016 – 2017

President – Major Jim Masters OAM  jim.masters@hotmail.com        0477 255260

Vice President – WO 1 Mick Johnson OAM  mick.johnson@defence.gov.au       0429 912158

Vice President –

Secretary – Andrew Creevey  acreevy1974@yahoo.com.au         0418 857432

Treasurer – WO2 Clive Keam  clive.keam@defence.gov.au

Website Manager – Mike Waldron OAM  waldronm@oracletelecom.net.au  02 49755478

Editor First Post – Ric Culpitt  stratacon@bigpond.com               0414 376696

Welfare –

 

STATE BRANCHES

TOWNSVILLE / NORTH QLD BRANCH

President – WO1 Mick Johnson

                                    Lavarack Barracks TOWNSVILLE QLD 4817

Secretary –

Treasurer – WO2 Clive Keam

COMMITTEE –

BRISBANE / SOUTH QUEENSLAND BRANCH

President – Mrs Simone Blakeman Phone:  0407 173 993

Email: simoneblakeman@gmail.com

Secretary – Mr Andrew Skinner Phone – 0407 467 006

Email:  agsenquire@optusnet.com.au

Treasurer – Ric Culpitt

NSW BRANCH

President – Mike Waldron OAM waldronm@oracletelecom.net.au

Vice President – Peter Kaineder

Committee – Tom Gosper

Secretary / Treasurer – Mike Lane
All correspondence
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Penshurst NSW 2222
02 95801383
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State Contacts

Victoria

Bill Williams – williams-binstead@bigpond.com

South Australia

Ray Behrendt – raycat@internode.on.net
John F Genovese – genovese@bigpond.net.au

Western Australia

Jack Pannossian – panossian@bigpond.com

THE CONSTITUTION

30 – 06 – 2007

1. Name

1.01 The name of the association is 1RAR ASSOCIATION (INC), hereinafter called the “ASSOCIATION”. This shall include the 2 /1st Battalion 2nd AIF, 1 / 19th Battalion RNSWR and 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR).

2. Definitions and Interpretation

The “Act” means the Queensland Associations Incorporations Act 1981, as
amended.

“Member” means an Ordinary member, a Life member, Family member or an Associate member of the Association;

“Management Committee” means the National Management Committee of the Association, herein after called the “National Committee”

Financial year means the period from 1 July in any calendar year to 30 June of the following calendar year and is inclusive of both dates;

The “seal” means the common seal of the Association;

“State” means a State or Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia.

2.02 Expressions referring to writing will, unless the contrary intention appears, be construed to include reference to printing, lithography, photography and other modes of representing or reproducing words in a visible form.

2.03 Where a word or a phrase is given a defined meaning, any other part of speech or other grammatical form in respect to that word or phrase has a corresponding meaning.

2.04 Words or expressions contained in this Constitution will be interpreted in accordance with the provisions of the Acts Interpretation Act and of the Act as in force at the date at which this Constitution becomes binding on the Association.

2.05 The Associationshall be registered in the State of Queensland according to the laws of the State and in other States, as required.
3. Objects

3.01 To preserve the comradeship of members.

3.02 To keep green the memory of fallen comrades.

3.03 To preserve the traditions of the First Infantry Battalions.

3.04 To watch over the interest of members and dependants of deceased members and to help those requiring assistance.

3.05 To promote and provide facilities for re-unions and social events for members and their families, dependants and descendants of deceased members.

3.06 To raise monies by ways and means lawful to a Registered Charitable Organisation, and to receive gifts of any nature and/or bequests in furtherance of these objects.

3.07 To make donations to registered public charities and other worthy causes.

3.08 As a non-profit organisation, the assets and income of the Association shall be applied solely in furtherance of its objectives and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the organisation except as bona fide compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the organization.
3A Powers

Solely for the purpose of achieving the objects of the Association and not otherwise, and subject to clause 5.02, the Association has the following powers:

(a) To subscribe to, affiliate with, amalgamate with, become a member of or otherwise co-operate with any other association or organisation, whether incorporated or not, having objects similar to those of the Association.

Provided that the Association shall not subscribe to or support with its funds or amalgamate with any association or organisation which does not prohibit the distribution of its income and property among its members to an extent at least as great as that imposed on the Association by virtue of clause 34 of this Constitution.

(b) To purchase, take on lease or exchange, hire and otherwise acquire any lands, buildings, easements or property, real and personal; and any rights or privileges which may be requisite for the purpose of, or capable of being conveniently used in connection with, any of the objects of the Association. Provided that in case the Association shall take or hold any property which may be subject to any trusts the Association shall only deal with the same in such manner as is allowed by law having regard to such trusts.

(c) To enter into any arrangements with any government or authority, whether national, state, local or otherwise, that may seem conducive to the objects of the Association or any of them; and to obtain from any such government or authority any rights, privileges, concessions or funding which the Association may think desirable to obtain; and to carry out, exercise and comply with any such rights, privileges and concessions and to expend any such funds.

(d) To invest and deal with the money of the Association not immediately required in such manner as may be permitted by law for the investment of trust funds.

(e) To receive any gift of property whether subject to any special trust or not, for any one or more of the objects of the Association but subject always to the proviso in paragraph (b) of this clause 3A.

(f) To take such steps by personal or written appeals, public meetings or otherwise, as may from time to time be deemed expedient for the purpose of procuring contributions to the funds of the Association, in the form of donations, annual subscriptions or otherwise.

(g) To print and publish any newspapers, periodicals, journals, books or leaflets that the Association may think desirable for the promotion of its objects.

(h) To make donations for charitable purposes.

(i) To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects and the exercise of the powers of the Association.
4. Branches

4.01 Branches may, with approval of the NATIONAL COMMITTEE, be formed outside the Brisbane Metropolitan Area, in any place where there are twenty (20) or more interested, eligible members.

4.02 Nomenclature must be topographical following the words “1RAR Association – Townsville Branch”.

4.03 In the event of a disputed name, such shall be decided by the NATIONAL COMMITTEE.

4.04 Branches will operate under the Constitution and By-laws of the Association, but are empowered with the prior approval of the Association to alter or amend the Constitution in order to comply with the laws of the State or Territory in which they operate.

4.05 Branches may, with the prior approval of the NATIONAL COMMITTEE, make, alter or repeal their own By-laws.

4.06 Branches shall appoint their own office bearers and conduct such business subject to this Constitution and by-laws.

4.07 Annual General Meeting of the Branches shall be held in the month of August of each year when the Branch Annual Report and the audited Branch Financial Statements shall be presented, and Office Bearers elected.

4.08 Each Branch shall within thirty (30) days of its Annual General Meeting, forward to the NATIONAL COMMITTEE copies of duly audited financial statements, together with the names and addresses of all Office Bearers elected at their Annual General Meeting.

4.09 Branch members shall be full members of the Association and are entitled to attend Association meetings and vote on all motions except as in clause 17.08

4.10 Branches shall be entitled to an annual per capita payment as decided by the NATIONAL COMMITTEE.

4.11 Branches shall forward all membership dues collected to the Honorary Secretary of the NATIONAL COMMITTEE within 30 days of collection. No funds are to be withheld by branches.

5. No profit for Members

5.01 The income and property of the Association must be applied solely towards
promotion of the objects of the Association as set out in this Constitution.

5.02 No income or property of the Association may be paid or transferred, directly
or indirectly, by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise, to any member.

5.03 Nothing in this clause 5 prevents:

(a) the payment in good faith of:

(i) remuneration to any officers or employees of the Association for services actually rendered to the Association (excludes services as a director of the Association)

(ii) an amount to any member of the Association in return for any services actually rendered to the Association or for goods supplied in the ordinary course of business.

6. Membership

6.01 Any person who was on the strength of, under the command of, supporting units attached to, or seconded to any 1st Infantry Battalion shall be eligible for membership of the Association.

6.02 Application for membership shall be made in writing, signed by the applicant and contain such requirements as the NATIONAL COMMITTEE from time to time prescribes.

6.03 As soon as practicable after receipt of an application for membership it shall be considered by the NATIONAL COMMITTEE, who shall determine upon the admission or rejection of the applicant. The NATIONAL COMMITTEE’S decision shall be final and in no case will it be required to give any reason for the rejection of an applicant.

6.04 A register of Association members shall be kept by the NATIONAL COMMITTEE’S Honorary Secretary showing, in respect of each member, their name, address, membership category, and financial status.

7. Membership Categories

7.01 Ordinary members are those who pay their subscriptions annually and qualify under 6.01

7.02 Life members are those members who have paid their subscription for life.

7.03 Honorary Life Membership shall be on the recommendation of the NATIONAL COMMITTEE and subject to the approval of the members at an Association Annual General Meeting. Members, and in extraordinary circumstances, non members, by virtue of special services rendered by them to the Association, may be elected Honorary Life Members, and as such shall be exempt from payment of subscriptions. However no refund of monies previously paid shall be made.

7.04 On the death of a member his widow may be made an Honorary Life Member.

7.05 Associate Membership may be extended to persons who have an affinity with the objects of the Association and are of an age sufficient for legal entrance to licensed premises.

An Associate Member
· Must be proposed by a financial member and supported by a second financial member;
· May hold office,
· Can march with units of this Association, and, if wearing medals of relatives, must ensure these are worn on the right side;
· May attend reunions on ANZAC Day, and special functions;
· Is entitled to become an Annual Subscriber, and is required to pay the same Annual Subscription as an ordinary member; and
· Must conform to normal conditions as defined in the Constitution of the Association.

7.06 Family Membership may be extended to a member of the family of a financial member. Family Members may hold office.

7.07 Financial / Non-financial members:

(a) Financial members shall receive each edition of the First Post,

(b) Non-financial members shall not receive the First Post

8. Cessation of Membership

8.01 Subject to this Constitution, the membership of any member of the Association terminates if:

(a) the member delivers to the Association a written notice resigning the member’s membership of the Association; or

(b) the member dies,

(c) the member is expelled.

8.02 Subject to this Constitution the NATIONAL COMMITTEE or members in general meeting may at any time terminate the membership of a member if the member:

(a) refuses or neglects to comply with the provisions of this Constitution or any applicable rules or regulations made by the NATIONAL COMMITTEE;

(b) engages in conduct which in the opinion of the NATIONAL COMMITTEE is unbecoming of the member or prejudicial to the interests of the Association;

8.03 The following procedure must occur prior to a decision of the NATIONAL COMMITTEE or the members in general meeting under clauses 22 and 24 becoming effective:

(a) the secretary must give the member concerned, not less than fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the meeting that will consider the termination of the membership of the member, notice of the resolution to be considered;

(b) the member must be invited and permitted to attend that part of the meeting of the NATIONAL COMMITTEE or the meeting of the members at which the resolution is considered and permitted to make submissions to the meeting in writing and orally;

(c) the member must be given an opportunity at the meeting to respond to any matters raised at the meeting. The chairman may ask the member to leave the meeting during deliberations once submissions from all interested parties are complete; and

(d) notice of the decision of the meeting must be given promptly to the member.

8.04 The name of any person ceasing to be a member must be removed from the register of members.

8.05 Termination of membership does not entitle a person to any refund of all or part of any membership fee whether an initial membership fee or an annual membership fee.

9. Secretary

9.01 If a vacancy happens in the office of secretary, the members of the committee must ensure a secretary is appointed or elected for the Association within one (1) month after the vacancy happens.

9.02 The secretary must be an individual residing in Queensland, or in another State but not more than sixty-five (65) km from the Queensland border, who is –

(a) a member of the Association elected by the Association as secretary; or

(b) any of the following persons appointed by the Committee –
(i) a member of the Associations Committee
(ii) a member of the Association

10. Patrons

10.01 Subject to approval at an Annual General Meeting, Patrons may be invited to hold tenure for life.

10.02 Branches may nominate appropriate people for the position of Patron of the Association.

11. Subscriptions

11.01 Ordinary Annual subscriptions and Family Membership subscription rates shall be determined in accordance with the recommendations of the NATIONAL COMMITTEE, made from time to time, and subject to approval at an annual general or extraordinary general meeting.

11.02 All subscriptions and fees shall be paid to the NATIONAL COMMITTEE’S honorary secretary.

12. Management

12.01 The management of the Association shall be vested in a National Committee of Management of the Association, comprising the office bearers and such other Officers as shall be decided by the Members of the Association at an Annual General Meeting.

12.02 An Office bearer shall be a person occupying any of the positions of President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Vice-President.

12.03 No member of the Association shall become a salaried officer of the Association, and no officer of the Association shall be paid fees. No remuneration or other benefit in money or monies worth shall be given by the Association to any member, except repayment of out of pocket expenses (By-laws).

12.04 Any casual vacancy may be filled by the committee members, and the person so appointed shall hold office for the unexpired term of the person so replaced.

12.05 State Branch Presidents and elected State representatives shall be ex-officio members of the National Management Committee

12.06 The number of associate members serving on Association or Branch committees shall not exceed one third of the total serving Ordinary members.

13. Electing the National Committee

13.01 A member of the NATIONAL COMMITTEE may only be elected as follows:

(a) any two (2) members of the Association may nominate another member ( the “candidate”) to serve as a member of the Committee;

(b) the nomination shall be –

(i) in writing; and
(ii) signed by the candidate and the members who nominated him/her; and
(iii) given to the secretary at least twenty eight (28) days before the Annual General Meeting at which the election is to be held.

(c) or, nominations may be taken from the floor of the meeting if no written nominations are received.

(d) each member present at the Annual General Meeting may vote for any number of candidates not more than the number of vacancies;

13.02 If required, balloting lists may be prepared containing the names of the candidates in alphabetical order. The system for the election shall be by simple majority.

14. Resignation or removal from office of Committee member

14.01 A member may resign from a committee by giving written notice to the secretary.

14.02 The resignation takes effect on –

(a) The time / date the notice is received by the secretary; or

(b) the time / date as per the written notice.

14.03 A member may be removed from office at a General Meeting of the Association, (see 8.03) if a majority of the members present at the meeting vote in favour of removing the member.

14.04 A member has no right of appeal against the member’s removal from office under this section.

15. Vacancies on Committee

15.01 If a vacancy occurs on the NATIONAL COMMITTEE, the continuing members of the committee may appoint another member of the Association to fill the vacancy until the next Annual General Meeting.

15.02 The continuing members of the Committee may act despite a vacancy on the Committee.

15.03 However, if the number of Committee members is less than the number fixed under these rules as a quorum of the Committee(23.03), the continuing members may act only to –

(a) increase the number of Committee members to the number required for a quorum; or

(b) call a General Meeting of the Association.

15.04 The office of a member of a committee shall become vacant:

(i) Upon his/her decease;
(ii) If he/she becomes bankrupt or makes any arrangement of composition with his/her creditors;
(iii) If he/she becomes mentally ill or a person whose person or estate is liable to be dealt with in any way under the law relating to mental health;
(iv) Is absent for more than six (6) months without leave from meetings of the Committee held during that period;
(v) If he/she resigns his/her office in writing to the Association;
(vi) If he/she ceases to be a member of the Association;
(vii) Upon a resolution to remove him/her from office being passed by a two thirds majority of members present at a properly constituted extraordinary meeting called specially for that purpose;
(viii) If he/she holds any office of profit under the Association;
(ix) If he/she is directly or indirectly interested in any contract or proposed contract with the Association.
(x) Is sentenced to a term of imprisonment.

16. Functions of Committee

16.01 Subject to these rules or a resolution of the Association members carried at a General Meeting, the Committee –

(a) has the general control and management of the affairs, property and funds of the Association; and

(b) the authority to interpret the meaning of these rules and any matter relating to the Association on which the rules are silent and

(c) may form sub-committees for specific projects.

17. Meetings of Management Committee

17.01 Management committees must meet at least once every two (2) months to exercise its functions.

17.02 If the secretary receives a written request signed by at least thirty-three percent (33%) of the Committee members, the secretary must call a special meeting of the committee. A request for a special meeting must state the business to be conducted.

17.03 A notice of a special meeting must include the day, time and place of the meeting and the agenda. The secretary must give each Committee member at least fourteen (14) days notice of a special meeting of the Committee.

17.04 The President shall preside as chairman at every meeting, but if he is not present within fifteen (15) minutes after the time appointed for the meeting, or is unwilling to preside, then the members present shall elect one of their number as chairman of that meeting, a majority sufficing.

17.05 The chairman may, with the consent of any meeting at which a quorum is present (23.01/02) adjourn the meeting. The members present will decide the new time, date and place.

17.06 At any general meeting a resolution, put to the vote, shall be decided on a show of hands, unless a poll is(before or on declaration of the results of the show of hands) demanded by the chairman, or by at least three (3) members present. Unless a poll is so demanded, a declaration by the chairman that a resolution has, on a show of hands, been carried or lost and an entry to that effect in the book containing the minutes of the proceedings of the association, shall be conclusive evidence of the fact. The demand for a poll may be withdrawn.

17.07 In the case of an equal number of votes, whether on a show of hands or poll, the chairman of the meeting shall be entitled to a second or a casting vote.

17.08 Members may attend meetings of other branches of the association and take part in debate but may not vote on any motion relevant only to that branch.

18. Resolutions of Committee without meeting

18.01 A written resolution signed by each member of the Committee for the time being entitled to receive notice of a Committee meeting is as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a committee meeting that was properly called and held.

18.02 A resolution mentioned in sub-section (20.01) may consist of several documents in like form, each signed by one or more members of the committee.

19. Annual General Meetings

19.01 Notices of Annual General Meeting setting date, time, place of meeting, and business to be dealt with, shall be published in the issue of the ‘First Post’ preceding the Annual General Meeting.

20. Business to be conducted at Annual General Meeting

20.01 The following business must be conducted at each Annual General Meeting –

(a) receiving the statement of income and expenditure of the Association for the last financial year;
(b) receiving the auditor’s report on the financial affairs of the Association for the last financial year;
(c) presenting the audited statement to the meeting for adoption;
(d) electing members of the Committee;
(e) appointing an auditor;
20.02 All business and notices of motion to be dealt with at the Annual General Meeting must be lodged with the secretary of the Association in time for inclusion in an issue of the ‘First Post’ preceding the Annual General Meeting.
20.03 The Annual General Meeting of Branches shall be held in August of each year so that Branch reports and audited financial statements may be in the hands of the treasurer of the Association by 30th August of that year.

21. Special General Meeting

21.01 The secretary may only call a special general meeting by giving each member notice of the meeting within fourteen (14) days after –

(a) being directed to call the meeting by the Committee; or

(b) being given a written request signed by –

(a) at least thirty-three percent (33%) of the members of the association on the committee; or

(ii) at least the number of ordinary members of the Association equal to double the number of members of the Association presently on the Committee plus one; or

(c) being given a written notice of an intention to appeal against the decision of the Committee –

(i) to reject an application for membership; or
(ii) to terminate a person’s membership.

21.02 A request mentioned in sub-section (21.01) must state –

(a) why the special general meeting is being called; and

(b) the business to be conducted at the meeting.

22. Notice of General Meeting

22.01 The secretary may call a general meeting of the Association or Branch and must give at least twenty-eight (28) days notice of the meeting to each Association member. A notice of a general meeting must state the business to be conducted at the meeting.

22.02 The committee may decide the way in which the notice must be given.

22.03 However, notice of the following meetings must be given in writing –

(a) a meeting called to hear and decide the appeal of a member against the rejection or termination of the member’s membership by the Committee; or
(b) a meeting called to hear and decided a proposed special resolution of the Association.

22.04 The secretary shall give at least twenty-eight (28) days notice in writing or in the ‘First Post’ of all Extraordinary General Meetings setting out date, time, place, and business to be dealt with.

22.05 A notice may be given to any member by mailing it to his registered address. Where a notice is sent by post, service of notice shall be deemed to be effective by properly addressing, prepaying the postage, and posting an envelope containing such notice.
Notices published in the ‘First Post’ are also deemed effective.

23. Quorum

23.01 The quorum at the Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary General
of the Association shall be fifteen (15) financial or life members.

23.02 The quorum for General Meetings of the Association shall be seven (7)
financial or life members.

23.03 The quorum for a committee meeting shall be 50% plus one.

23A Voting The right to vote is extended only to financial and life members and Honorary Life Members.

24. Procedure at General Meeting

24.01 Subject to these rules, at each general meeting –

(a) The president or a nominated member (17.04) shall preside as chairman at every meeting and must conduct the meeting in a proper and orderly fashion, and

(b) each question, matter or resolution must be decided by a majority of votes (17.06) of the members present; and

(c) each member present who is entitled to vote, is entitled to one vote only and, if the votes are equal, the chairman has a casting vote as well as a primary vote; and

(d) voting may be by a show of hands or a division of members, unless at least twenty percent (20%) of the members present demand a secret ballot; and

(e) if a secret ballot is held, the chairperson must appoint two (2) members to conduct the secret ballot in a way the chairperson decides; and

(f) the result of a secret ballot as declared by the chairperson is taken to be a resolution of the meeting at which the ballot was held; and

(g) The secretary must ensure full and accurate minutes of all questions, matters, resolutions and other proceedings of each Committee meeting and general meeting are entered in a minute book; and

(h) The secretary must ensure the minute book for each general meeting is open for inspection at all reasonable times by any financial member who previously applies to the secretary for the inspection.

25. By-Laws

25.01 The NATIONAL COMMITTEE may make, amend or repeal by-laws, not inconsistent with these rules, for the internal management of the Association.

26. Alteration of Rules

26.01 Subject to the Association Incorporation Act 1998 and/or The Collections Act 1966, these rules may be amended, repealed or added to by a special resolution carried at a general meeting.

26.02 However an amendment, repeal or addition is valid only if it is registered by the chief executive.

27. Common Seal

27.01 The NATIONAL COMMITTEE must ensure the Association has a common seal which must be kept secure by the Secretary.

27.02 Each instrument to which the seal is attached must be signed by a member of the Committee and countersigned by the Secretary, a committee member or a member appointed by the Committee.

28. Funds and Accounts

28.01 The funds of the Association must be kept in an account in the name of the Association in a financial institution decided by the Committee.

28.02 Records and accounts must be kept in the English language showing full and accurate particulars of the financial affairs of the Association.

28.03 All amounts must be deposited in the financial institution account as soon as practicable after receipt.

28.04 All expenditure must be authorised by any two (2) of the following –

(a) the president;

(b) the secretary;

(c) the treasurer;

(d) another member authorised by the Committee for the purpose.

28.05 Cheques must be crossed “not negotiable”.

28.06 A petty cash account shall be kept and the Committee shall decide the amount of petty cash to be kept in the account.

28.07 All expenditure shall be approved or ratified at a Committee meeting.

28.08 The treasurer shall, as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, ensure a statement containing the following particulars is prepared –

(a) the income and expenditure for the financial year just ended;

(b) the Associations assets and liabilities at the close of the year;

(c) the mortgages, charges and securities affecting the property of the Association at the close of the year

29. Documents

29.01 The Committee shall ensure the safe custody of books, documents, instruments of title and securities of the Association.

30. Financial Year

30.01 The financial year of the Association closes on 30th June in each year.

31. Finance

31.01 A finance sub-committee of not less than three (3), including the treasurer, shall be elected by and from within the Committee of the Association or Branch

31.02 The finance sub-committee shall appoint a convener and keep minutes of its proceedings and report to the committee at its next meeting regarding any proposal it has considered, and make a recommendation for adoption, declining, varying, or deferring the proposal.

31.03 The finance committee shall meet as necessary to review the finances of the Association or Branch, and to consider any proposals for investment or divestment of funds, for expenditure, and for purchase or disposal of property.

32. Audit

32.01 An auditor or auditors shall be appointed and approved at an Annual General Meeting. An auditor shall not be a member of the Committee. Auditor(s) shall examine all accounts, vouchers, receipt books, and other relevant records of the Association or Branch and report thereon to members at the Annual General Meeting. Audits shall be conducted at regular intervals of not more than twelve (12) months.

33. Minutes

33.01 The NATIONAL COMMITTEE shall require minutes to be kept –

(a) of all appointments of office bearers and members of the Committee;

(b) of all proceedings at all meetings of the Association. Such minutes shall be signed by the chairman of the meeting at which proceedings were held, or by the chairman of the next succeeding meeting.

34. Distribution of Surplus Assets to another Entity

34.01 This section applies if the Association –

(a) is wound up under part 10 of the Act; and

(b) has surplus assets.

34.02 The surplus assets must not be distributed among the Association members.

34.03 The surplus assets must be given to another entity –

(a) having objects similar to the Associations objects; and

(b) the rules of which prohibit the distribution of the entity’s income and assets to its members.

34.04 In this section “surplus assets” has the meaning given by section 92(3) of the Act.

34.05 At or before the completion of the winding up or dissolution of the Association, the members must decide which institution or company is to receive the surplus assets of the Association. In default of any decision by the members, a Supreme Court of a State of the Commonwealth of Australia may decide which institution or company is to receive the surplus assets.

35. Special Resolutions

35.01 In accordance with section 20 of the Act, this Constitution may only be amended by the passage of a special resolution at a general meeting of the Association convened in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Any such resolution must be passed by seventy-five percent (75%) of the members present at the meeting.

36. Anniversary Day

36.01 Anniversary Day for 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment is the twelfth (12th) day of October.

37. Privacy Policy

37.01 This Association is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth) and is committed to safeguarding personal information provided by members.

37.02 The Committee will not disclose members’ personal information unless there is a threat to life, health or safety.

37.03 Members personal information may, with permission in writing beforehand, be used by the Association for marketing purposes.

37.04 Members have a right to access any personal information the Association has about them.

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