Updating Constitution

Special Resolution at August 2018 AGM

To comply with the requirements of the new Associations Incorporation Act 2015, there were 19 items that need to be included in the rules (constitution) of all associations. The deadline for incorporated associations and clubs to update the rules to meet the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 requirements is 30 June 2019. To help incorporated associations with this task, a set of model rules was developed (https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/model-rules-associations-2016).

The WAISS Committee has drafted a revised constitution that largely adopted the model rules, with consideration given to the current constitution and needs of the Society. Amendments to the model rules include the classes of membership, membership applications, office holders, nomination of committee members, notice of general meetings, and quorums. Due to the length of the draft constitution (32 pages), copies of the current and draft constitution will be emailed to all members who have provided WAISS with an email address, or may be downloaded here:

Download Proposed updated constitution

At the AGM in August 2018, attending members will be asked to pass a Special Resolution to ratify the new constitution. We respectfully request that members review the draft constitution ahead of the AGM, so it may be voted on in a timely fashion. Please contact Kylie (treasurer.waiss@gmail.com) should you have any queries.

For comparison, a copy of our current constitution can be downloaded here.

We hope you can join us at the AGM on Wednesday 8th of August, 7:30pm at the Kings Park Administration building.