GHFA Constitution

4. Cessation of membership and re-affiliation

4.1 Cessation of membership

A person ceases to be a member of the association if the person:

(a) dies, or

(b) resigns membership, or

(c) is expelled from the association, or

(d) fails to pay the annual membership fee under clause 5 (a) within 3 months after the fee is due.

(e) any club who fails to attend three (3) MC Meetings in a row shall be disaffiliated.

4.2 Re-affiliation

(a) Clubs must re-affiliate annually with the Association in accordance with the procedures setdown by the Association from time to time.

(b) Upon re-affiliation a Club must lodge with the Association an updated copy of its constitution (including all amendments) and must provide details of any change in its Delegate and any other information reasonably required by the Association. Each Club must ensure that its constitution is amended to conform to any amendments made to this Constitution and/or to the constitutions of FNSW and/or FFA.

4.3 Deemed Membership

(a) All members which or who are, prior to the approval of this Constitution under the Act, members of the Association, shall be deemed Members from the time of approval of this Constitution under the Act.

(b) Clubs shall provide the Association with such details as are reasonably required by the Association under this Constitution within one (1) month of the approval of this Constitution under the Act.

(c) Any members of the Association prior to approval of this Constitution under the Act, who are not deemed Members under clause 3(a) shall be entitled to carry on such functions analogous to their previous functions as are provided for under this Constitution.

4.4 Membership entitlements not transferable

A right, privilege or obligation which a person has by reason of being a member of the association:

(a) is not capable of being transferred or transmitted to another person, and

(b) terminates on cessation of the person's membership.

4.5 Resignation of membership

(a) A member of the association may resign from membership of the association by first giving to the secretary written notice of at least one month (or such other period as the committee may determine) of the member's intention to resign and, on the expiration of the period of notice, the member ceases to be a member.

(b) If a member of the association ceases to be a member under subclause (1), and in every other case where a member ceases to hold membership, the secretary must make an appropriate entry in the register of members recording the date on which the member ceased to be a member.

4.6 Register of members

(a) The public officer of the association must establish and maintain a register of members of the association specifying the name and postal or residential address of each person who is a member of the association together with the date on which the person became a member.

(b) The register of members must be kept in New South Wales:

(i) at the main premises of the association, or
(ii) if the association has no premises, at the association's official address.

(c) The register of members must be open for inspection, free of charge, by any member of the association at any reasonable hour.

(d) A member of the association may obtain a copy of any part of the register on payment of a fee of not more than $1 for each page copied.

(e) If a member requests that any information contained on the register about the member (other than the member's name) not be available for inspection, that information must not be made available for inspection.

(f) A member must not use information about a person obtained from the register to contact or send material to the person, other than for:

(i) the purposes of sending the person a newsletter, a notice in respect of a meeting or other event relating to the association or other material relating to the association, or
(ii) any other purpose necessary to comply with a requirement of the Act or the Regulation.
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