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WAFDA Special General Meeting - Constitution

The WA Flying Disc Association is calling a Special General Meeting (SGM) with the main purpose to vote on the Association's new constitution.

The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday the 18th June via an online conference call.
Please RSVP to this meeting by 7:00 PM Monday the 15th June via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All those who RSVP will then have a link for the online meeting sent to them. All members are welcome.

Date of Notice: 4/06/2020

The WA Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) needs to update it's constitution in order to be compliant with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015. The proposed Constitution review meets the requirements set out in the Act and the Executive believes it sets up the WA Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) to perform well into the future.

The Executive Committee extends this invitation to the Association's membership to read the draft constitution and take part in the voting process.

All comments are welcomed and can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The comments will be responded to by the Executive Committee and the responses will be circulated prior to the meeting. Discussion on the constitution and feedback will occur at the SGM. Comments will be received up to the end of Monday, 15th June 2020.

A proposed Constitution can be downloaded here along with an accompanying Associations Checklist aligned with the Schedule 1 requirements to provide assistance on following the structure the Association needs to address under this review.

The existing Constitution that no longer complies can be found here.

From 1 July 2016, the following items must be addressed in all rules (also known as the constitution) of Western Australian incorporated associations. A checklist is provided and all Associations must review their constitution to comply with the new Act. This is the process that WAFDA are working through to legally comply with the new Act.

Schedule 1 requirements are the not negotiables of a constitution in order for it to be recognised and passed by the Department. Where possible the use of the wording provided in the Model Rules is applied and any specific additions are then applied.
The rules must address all of the following matters set out in Schedule 1 of the Act so that it can be easily reviewed and referenced by the membership,a copy of the checklist is provided to help guide the process and provide clarity to all who wish to take part in the process. In previous versions of the Constitution these areas may not have been required so they were not included but now must be added to be compliant.

Please advise the committee through emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 7:00 PM Monday the 15th June if you wish to attend this Special General Meeting.


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Model Rules: The model rules are a standard set of rules that have been developed for use by associations and are used as a guide to assist with developing their own rules. These rules meet all the requirements of the Act and provide a suitable governance framework for an incorporated association.
An association preparing its own rules should also refer to the rules checklist.

Schedule 1:Explaining the Schedule 1 requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.
Every incorporated association has a set of rules (often called the constitution) which outlines how the association is operated and managed by its members. The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (the Act) includes 19 matters (known as the Schedule 1 requirements) that need to be addressed in the rules of the association. Associations have a choice of writing their own rules, or using the Prescribed Model Rules which are set out in Schedule 2 of the Associations Incorporation Regulations 2016 (the Regulations).
This publication has been prepared to assist incorporated associations in developing a set of appropriate rules by explaining each of the Schedule 1 requirements that need to be addressed and how these matters have been addressed in the model rules

Inc Guide: A good governance guide for incorporated associations including detailed information about altering the rules of an incorporated association.
Browse the guide at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/inc.

Associations Online: AssociationsOnline is an online portal for incorporated associations and industry stakeholders to submit applications and manage contact information.



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PO Box 222

Street Address:
McGilvray Road
Mount Claremont WA 6010
E-mail: contact@waultimate.com


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