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Constitution
Rules for Incorporated Associations
Name of Association
1. The name of the Association is "The Lord's Taverners (Australia) WA Branch Incorporated" (or Inc)

Definitions
2. In these rules, unless the contrary intention appears -
"Committee meeting" means meeting referred to in rule 16(1);
"Committee member" means person referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of rule 11(1):
"financial year" has the meaning given by section 3(1) of the Act, a reference in that section to -'
(a) "an incorporated association" or "the association" being construed as a reference to the Association; and
(b) "the Committee" being construed as a reference to the Committee;
"general meeting" means meeting convened under rule 17;
"member" means member of the Association;
"ordinary resolution" means resolution other than a special resolution;
"special resolution" has the meaning given by section 24 of the Act;
"the Act" means the Associations Incorporation Act 1987;
"the Association" means the Association referred to in rule 1;
"the Chairman" means in relation to the proceedings at a Committee meeting or general meeting, the person presiding at the Committee meeting or general meeting in accordance with rule 12;
"the Committee11 means the Committee of Management of the Association referred to in rule 11(1);
"the Secretary" means the Secretary referred to in rule 11 (1)(c);
"the Treasurer" means the Treasurer referred to in rule 11(1)(d);

Objects of Association
3.(1) The objects of the Association are -
(a) To encourage and promote the playing of cricket, especially by young people and the disadvantaged by means of raising money for coaching and the provision of cricket facilities, including playing and practice facilities, equipment and competitions, thereby enabling young people to become proficient and knowledgeable about the game of cricket.
(b) To support and promote the enjoyment in the companionship to be derived from the game of cricket.

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

Powers of Association
4. The powers conferred on the Association by section 13 of the Act are subject to the following additions, exclusions or modifications -
1. The organisation of public appeals for funds by any methods;
2. The organisation of cricket matches, sales of works, fairs, fetes, auctions, dinners, dances, receptions and other entertainments through any media  and the performing and visual arts;
3. To pay to The National Council of The Lord's Taverners (Australia) such funds as are approved by the Committee of the Association approved by the Committee of the Association from time to time to assist in maintenance of the National Council;
and
4. To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive thereto or in furtherance of the attainment of the above objects or any one of them.

Qualifications for membership of Association
5.(1) There shall be three categories of membership of the Association - founder members, ordinary members and honorary members as determined by the Committee.
(2) Membership of the Association is open to all persons who support the aims and objects of, "The Lord's Taverners (Australia), WA Branch" who enjoy watching or playing cricket or who demonstrate an affinity or love for the game of cricket and who seek to further its well being in accordance with the traditions of "The Lord's Taverners UK".
(3) A person who wishes to become a member shall apply for membership to the Committee in writing in the prescribed form.
(4) The Committee shall consider each application made under subrule (3) at a Committee meeting and shall at the Committee meeting or a subsequent Committee meeting accept or reject that application. In no case shall the Committee be required to give any reason for the rejection if any of an application for membership.
(5) Acceptance of membership of the Association shall be acknowledged in writing, signed by the member and shall be in such form and contain such requirements as the Committee may from time to time prescribe.
(6) A register of members shall be kept showing in respect of each member his name, address at the date of commencement of membership pursuant to the Act.
(7) A member of the WA Branch shall be deemed to be a member of the national body of "The Lord's Taverners Australia"

Register of members of Association
6. (1) 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.
(2) The Secretary shall cause the name of a person who dies or who ceases to be a member to be deleted from the register of members referred to in subrule (1).

Subscriptions of members of Association
7. (1) The Committee shall determine the amount of the subscriptions to be paid by each member and the entrance fee to be paid by members.
(2) Each member shall pay to the Treasurer, annually on or before 1 July or such other date as the Committee from time to time determines the amount of the subscription
determined under subrule (1).
(3) Subject to subrule (4), a member whose subscription is not paid within 3 months after the relevant date fixed by or under subclause (2) ceases on the expiry of that period to be a member, unless the Committee decides otherwise.
(4) A member is a financial member for the purposes of these rules if his or her subscription is paid on or before the relevant date fixed by or under subrule (2) or within 3 months thereafter.

Resignation of members of Association
8. (1) A member who delivers notice in writing of his or her resignation from the Association to the Secretary or another Committee member ceases on that delivery to be a member.
(2) A person who ceases to be a member under subrule (1) remains liable to pay to the Association the amount of any subscription due and payable by that person to the Association but unpaid at the date of that cessation.

Expulsion of members of Association
9. (1) A member may be expelled from membership of the Association by the Committee if in the opinion of such Committee, after affording such member an opportunity of offering the Committee an explanation of his conduct, the conduct of the member is such as to be detrimental to the best interests of the Association or is contumacious, dishonourable or unbecoming a member of the Association PROVIDED ALWAYS THAT:-
(a) such expulsion shall not be effective unless it is confirmed by a majority of members present at a Special General Meeting of members convened to consider the expulsion
(b) such Special General Meeting is held within a period of one (1) month from the date of the decision of the Committee to expel the member;
(c) at such Special General Meeting the member whose expulsion is under consideration shall be allowed to offer an explanation of his conduct verbally or in writing at the option of such member; and
(d) the voting at such Special General Meeting shall be by ballot.
(2) A member may be suspended or expelled from membership of the Association by the Committee if his annual subscription is not paid within one (1) calendar year from the date by which it is required to be paid.

Office Bearers
10. (1) The office bearers of the Association shall consist of a patron and twelfth man; the first of whom is His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, a President, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and such other officers as shall be elected by the Association at its Annual Meeting.

Committee of Management
11. (1) The affairs of the Association shall be managed exclusively by a Committee of Management consisting of -
(a) President;
(b) a Chairman;
(c) a Secretary;
(d) a Treasurer; and
(e) not less than five (5) other persons,
all of whom shall be members of the Association elected to membership of the Committee at the first Annual General Meeting subject to the rules herein mentioned.
(2) All members of the Committee shall stand for election each year and shall retain office until the end of the Annual meeting subsequent to their election.
(3) Any casual vacancy arising amongst the office bearers may be filled by the Committee and the person so appointed to fill such vacancy shall hold office for the unexpired term of the member so replaced.
(4) Nominations in writing for the election of office bearers shall be made with the consent of the candidate and such nominations signed by the proposer and seconder both of whom shall be members of the Association.
(5) In the event of the full number of officers not being elected or any particular office not being filled at the meeting the same may be appointed by the Committee to hold office until the next Annual Meeting.
(6) If two or more candidates receive an equal number of votes the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.
(7) No person who is not a member of the Association shall in any circumstances be eligible to hold office as a member of the Association.
(8) The Committee shall decide all questions arising under existing rules and shall conduct the business, management and affairs of the Association from time to time.
(9) The Committee shall have full power to make, repeal and amend by-laws for regulating the conduct and affairs of the Association provided the same are not inconsistent with these Rules or the Act.  Such by-laws shall be binding upon the members until repealed by the Committee or set aside by resolutions of General Meetings of the Committee.
(10) All members shall be given thirty (30) days notice in writing of the passing, amendment or repeal of any such by-laws by the Committee.
(11) Each and every member of the Association hereby jointly and severally releases and indemnifies each and every member of the Committee from time to time from any or all errors, acts or of any member which causes pecuniary loss to the Association.

Chairman
12. (1) Subject to this rule the Chairman shall preside at all general meetings and Committee meetings, but if there be no such Chairman, or if at any meeting he shall not be present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the same, or shall be unwilling to preside, the members or Committee present shall choose some member present to preside.

Secretary
13.    The Secretary shall -
(a) co-ordinate the correspondence of the Association;
(b) keep full and correct minutes of the proceedings of the Committee and of the Association;
(c) comply on behalf of the Association with-
(i) section 27 of the Act in respect of the register of members of the Association;
(ii) section 28 of the Act in respect of the rules of the Association; and
(iii) section 29 of the Act in respect of the record of the officeholders, and any trustees, of the Association;
(d) have custody of all books, documents, records and registers of the Association, including those referred to in paragraph (c),
(e) perform such other duties as are imposed by these rules and the Act on the Secretary.

Treasurer

14.    The Treasurer shall-
(a) be responsible for the receipt of all moneys paid to or received by, or by him on behalf of the Association and shall issue receipts for those moneys in the name of the Association;
(b) pay all moneys referred to in paragraph (a) into such account or accounts of the Association as the Committee may from time to time direct;
(c) make payments from the funds of the Association with the authority of a general meeting or of the Committee and in so doing ensure that all cheques are signed by two Committee members, one of whom may be himself;
(d) comply on behalf of the Association with sections 25 and 26 of the Act in respect of the accounting records of the Association;
(e) whenever directed to do so by the Chairman, submit to the Committee a report, balance sheet or financial statement in accordance with that direction;
(f) have custody of all securities, books and documents of a financial nature and accounting records of the Association, including those referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e); and
(g) perform such other duties as are imposed by these rules and the Act on the Treasurer.

Casual vacancies in membership of Committee
15. A casual vacancy occurs in the office of a Committee member and that office
becomes vacant ff the Committee member-
(a) dies;
(b) resigns by notice in writing delivered to the Chairman or, if the Committee member is the Chairman, to the Vice-Chairman;
(c)  (c ) is convicted of an offence under the Act;
(d) is permanently incapacitated by mental or physical ill-health;
(e)  is absent from more than-
(i) 3 consecutive Committee meetings; or
(ii) 3 Committee meetings in the same financial year, of which he or she has received notice without tendering an apology to the person presiding at each of those Committee meetings; or
(f)    ceases to be a member of the Association.
(g)    as determined by the Committee from time to time.

Proceedings of Committee
16. (1) The Committee shall meet together for the dispatch of business, adjourn and otherwise appoint and regulate its meetings as it sees fit.
(2) Each Committee member has a deliberative vote.
(3) A question arising at a Committee meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes of those present, but, if there is an equality of votes, the person presiding at the Committee meeting shall have a casting vote in addition to his or her deliberative vote.
(4) At a Committee meeting five Committee members constitute a quorum.
(5) Subject to these rules, the procedure and order of business to be followed at a Committee meeting shall be determined by the Committee members present at the Committee meeting.
(6) A Committee member having any direct or indirect pecuniary interest referred to in section 21 or 22 of the Act shall comply with that section.
(7) A member of the Committee may, and, on the request of a member of the Committee the Secretary shall, at any time summons a meeting of the Committee by fourteen (14) days written notice served upon each and every member of the Committee.
(8) The Committee may delegate any of its powers to sub-committees consisting of such member or members of the Association as it thinks fit, any sub-committee is formed shall in the exercise of the powers so delegated conform to any directions imposed on it by the Committee. The meetings and proceedings of any such subcommittee shall be governed by the provisions of these rules and the Act for regulating the meetings and proceedings of the Committee.
(9) Any Committee member save the President, Secretary or Treasurer may from time to time appoint any person approved by the Committee to be an alternative in his place during such period as he thinks fit.

General meetings
17. (1) The Committee-
(a) may at any time convene a special general meeting;
(b) shall convene annual general meetings within the time limits provided for the holding of annual general meetings by section 23 of the Act; and
(c) shall, within 30 days of-
(i) receiving a request in writing to do so from not less than 10% in number of members, convene a special general meeting for the purpose specified in that request;
(ii) the Secretary receiving a notice under rule 9(1)(a), convene a special general meeting for the purpose of dealing with the appeal to which that notice relates.
(2)    The members making a request referred to in subrule (1) (c) (i) shall-
(a) state in that request the purpose for which the special general meeting concerned is required; and
(b) sign that request.
(3)    If a special general meeting is not convened within the relevant period of 30 days referred to in subrule (1) (c) (i), the members who made the request concerned may themselves convene a special general meeting as if they were the Committee;
(4)    When a special general meeting is convened under subrule (3):
(a) the Committee shall ensure that the members or member convening the special general meeting are supplied free of charge with particulars of all members; and
(b) the Association shall pay the reasonable expenses of convening and holding the special general meeting.
(5)    Subject to subrule (8), the Secretary shall give to all members not less than 14 days notice of a general meeting and of any motions to be moved at the general meeting.
(6)    A notice given under subrule (5) shall specify-
(a) when and where the general meeting concerned is to be held; and
(b) particulars of the business to be transacted at the general meeting concerned and of the order in which that business is to be transacted.
(7)    In the case of an annual general meeting, the order in which business is to be transacted is-
(a) first, the consideration of the accounts and reports of the Committee;
(b) second, the election of Committee members to replace outgoing Committee members; and
(c) third, any other business requiring consideration by the Association in a general meeting.
(8)    The Secretary shall give to all members not less than 21 days notice of a general meeting at which a special resolution is to be proposed and of any other motions to be moved at that general meeting.
(9)    The Secretary may give a notice under subrule (5) or (8) by-
(a) serving it on a member personally; or
(b) sending it by post to a member at the address of the member appearing in the register of members kept and maintained under section 27 of the Act.
(10)    The accidental omission to give notice of a meeting to or the non receipt of such notice by a member shall not invalidate any resolution passed or proceeding at any meeting including an Annual General Meeting.

Quorum In proceedings at general meetings
18. (1) at a general meeting 20 members present in person or by proxy constitute a quorum.
(2) If within 30 minutes after the time specified for the holding of a general meeting in a notice given under rule 17(5) or (8)-
(a) as a result of a request or notice referred to in rule 17(1)(c)(i) or as a result of action taken under rule 17(3) a quorum is not present, the general meeting lapses; or
(b) otherwise than as a result of a request, notice or action referred to in paragraph (a), the general meeting stands adjourned to the same time on the same day in the following week and to the same venue.
(3) If within 30 minutes of the time appointed by subrule (2) (b) for the resumption of an adjourned general meeting a quorum is not present, the members who are present in person or by proxy may nevertheless proceed with the business of that general meeting as if a quorum were present.
(4) The Chairman may, with the consent of a general meeting at which a quorum is present, and shall, if so directed by such a general meeting, adjourn that general meeting from time to time and from place to place.
(5) There shall not be transacted at an adjourned general meeting any business other than business left unfinished or on the agenda at the time when the general meeting was adjourned.
(6) When a general meeting is adjourned for a period of 30 days or more, the Secretary shall give notice under rule 17 of the adjourned general meeting as if that general meeting were a fresh general meeting.
(7) At a general meeting-
(a) an ordinary resolution put to the vote shall be decided by a majority of votes cast on a show of hands; and
(b) special resolution put to the vote shall be decided in accordance with section 24 of the Act.
(8) A declaration by the Chairman at a general meeting that a resolution has been passed as an ordinary resolution thereat shall be evidence of that fact unless, during the general meeting at which the resolution is submitted, a poll is demanded in accordance with subrule (9).
(9) At a general meeting, a poll may be demanded by the Chairman at the general meeting or by three or more members present in person or by proxy and, if so demanded, shall be taken in such manner as the Chairman directs.
(10) If a poll is demanded and taken under subrule (9) in respect of an ordinary resolution, a declaration by the Chairman of the result of the poll is evidence of the matter so declared.
(11) In the case of an equality of votes, whether via show of hands or on a poll, the Chairman of the meeting of which the show of hands takes place or at which a poll is demanded shall be entitled to a second or casting vote.
(12) A poll demanded under subrule (9) on the election of a person to preside over a general meeting or on the question of an adjournment shall be taken forthwith on that demand being made.

Minutes of meetings of Association
19. (1) The Secretary shall cause proper minutes of all proceedings of all general meetings and Committee meetings to be taken and then to be entered within 30 days after the holding of each general meeting or Committee meeting, as the case requires, in a minute book kept for that purpose.
(2) The Chairman shall ensure that the minutes taken of a general meeting or Committee meeting under subrule (1) are checked and signed as correct by the Chairman of the general meeting or Committee meeting to which those minutes relate or of the next succeeding general meeting or Committee meeting, as the case requires.
(3) When minutes have been entered and signed as correct under this rule, they shall, until the contrary is proved, be evidence that-
(a) the general meeting or Committee meeting to which they relate (in this subrule called "the meeting") was duly convened and held;
(b) all proceedings recorded as having taken place at the meeting did in fact take place thereat; and
(c) all appointments or elections purporting to have been made at the meeting have been validly made.

Voting rights of members of Association
20. (1) Subject to these rules, each member present in person or by proxy at a general meeting is entitled to a deliberative vote.
(2) A member which is a body corporate may appoint in writing a natural person, whether or not he or she is a member, to represent it at a particular general meeting or at all general meetings.
(3) An appointment made under subrule (2) shall be so made by a resolution of the board or other governing body of the body corporate concerned-
(a) which resolution is authenticated under the common seal of that body corporate; and
(b) a copy of which resolution is lodged with the Secretary.
(4) A person appointed under subrule (2) to represent a member which is a body corporate shall be deemed for all purposes to be a member until that appointment is revoked by the body corporate or, in the case of an appointment in respect of a particular general meeting, which appointment is not so revoked, the conclusion of that general meeting.

Proxies of members of Association
21. A member (in this rule called "the appointing member") may appoint in writing another member who is a natural person to be the proxy of the appointing member and to attend, and vote on behalf to the appointing member at, any general meeting.

Rules of Association
22. (1) The Association may alter or rescind these rules, or make rules additional to these rules, in accordance with the procedure set out in sections 17, 18 and 19 of the Act.
(2) These rules bind every member and the Association to the same extent as if every member and the Association had signed and sealed these rules and agreed to be bound by all their provisions.

Common seal of Association
23. (1) The Association shall have a common seal on which its corporate name shall appear in legible characters.
(2) The common seal of the Association shall not be used without the express authority of the Committee and every use of that common seal shall be recorded in the minute book referred to in rule 19.
(3) The affixing of the common seal of the Association shall be witnessed by any two of the Chairman, the Secretary and the Treasurer.
(4) The common seal of the Association shall be kept in the custody of the Secretary or of such other person as the Committee from time to time decides.

Inspection of records, etc. of Association
24. A member may at any reasonable time inspect without charge the books, documents, records and securities of the Association.

Dissolution
25. The Association shall be dissolved in the event of membership being less than five (5) persons or upon the vote of a three-fourths majority of members present and voting at a Special General Meeting convened to consider such question.

Distribution of surplus property on winding up of Association
26. If, on the winding up of the Association, any property of the Association remains after satisfaction of the debts and liabilities of the Association and the costs, charges and expenses of that winding up, that property shall be distributed-
(a) to another incorporated association having objects similar to those of the Association; or
(b) for charitable or benevolent purposes.
which incorporated association or purposes, as the case requires shall be determined by resolution of the members when authorising and directing the Committee under section 33(3) of the Act to prepare a distribution plan for the distribution of the surplus property of the Association.