GHFA Constitution

2. Definitions and Interpretation

2. 1 In this constitution:

Association means the Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association Incorporated
Director-General means the Director-General of the Department of Services, Technology and Administration.
Director means a member of the Board and includes any person acting in that capacity from time to time appointed in accordance with this Constitution
Ordinary Committee Member means a member of the committee who is not a Director of the Association.
Member – a member of the Association includes:
               - affiliated clubs;
               - officials of the Association;
               - Life Members.
Life Member means an individual appointed as a Life Member of the Association under clause 6.
Person means a natural person and includes a body corporate, firm or body of persons.
Pool of Panel Volunteers means a pool of volunteers, to be drawn from volunteer member Clubs, to assist as Tribunal members of the GPT and/or AT
Referee means not only a referee appointed by Gladesville-Hornsby Football Referees' Association (GHFRA) but also a person, coach or manager who officiates as a referee in the absence of one appointed by GHFRA.
Annual General Meeting means the annual general meeting of the Association held in accordance with clause 24.1
Special General Meeting means a general meeting of the association other than an annual general meeting.
the Act means the Associations Incorporation Act 2009.
the Regulation means the Associations Incorporation Regulation 2010.
Tribunal Chairperson means a person appointed by the Board in accordance with clause 20 (i)


2.2 In this constitution:

(a) a reference to a function includes a reference to a power, authority and duty, and

(b) a reference to the exercise of a function includes where the function is a duty, a reference to the performance of the duty.

(c) where the following abbreviations appear throughout the rules and by-laws they shall have the meanings as set out hereunder:

AGM - Annual General Meeting SGM - Special General Meeting MC - Management Committee
MCM - Management Committee Meeting
GC - Grading Committee
DC - Disciplinary Committee GPT - General Purposes Tribunal AT - Appeals Tribunal
GHFA Inc - Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association Inc GHFRA - Gladesville-Hornsby Football Referees' Association FNSW - Football New South Wales Limited
FFA - Football Federation Australia

2.3 Severance

If any provision of this Constitution or any phase contained in it is invalid or unenforceable, the phrase or provision is to be read down if possible, so as to be valid and enforceable, and otherwise shall be severed to the extent of the invalidity or unenforceability, without affecting the remaining provisions of this Constitution.

2.4 The Act

Except where the contrary intention appears, in this Constitution, an expression that deals with a matter under the Act has the same meaning as that provision of the Act. Model rules under the Act are expressly displaced by this Constitution.

2.5 Interpretation

The provisions of the Interpretation Act 1987 apply to and in respect of this constitution in the same manner as those provisions would so apply if this constitution were an instrument made under the Act.

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