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.
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.
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.
INCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS RULES CHECKLIST
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
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.
ASSOCIATIONS BRANCH INDUSTRY REGULATION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
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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.