Category Archives: Membership

Recognising and valuing contributions to our club

At our annual general meeting on Friday night our club president John Gregurke, awarded a life membership to Bill Murphy. The club in its 65th year has only awarded 10 life memberships and the last one was many years ago  to Mary White.

Bill Murphy with his award

Bill has been a member for 50 years and this in itself a marvelous achievement. He and his wife Pat, joined the club not long after attending their first meeting in 1968. They were invited to attend a meeting by Stella Bedggood, who thought they might be interested in coming along to hear the guest speaker, who turned out to be none other than Jim Willis.

From that time on they were hooked and actively participated in many of the club functions including field trips, campouts and working bees. Bill was president of the club in 1972, 73 and 75 and when he retired from work in the late 1980’s he was able to join Pat on many forays into the bush. Continue reading

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Constitution of Field Naturalists Club of Ballarat

CONSUMER AFFAIRS VICTORIA

Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012

MODEL RULES

For an

INCORPORATED

ASSOCIATION

table of provisions

Regulation Page

Model Rules for an Incorporated Association PART 1—PRELIMINARY1 Name 2 Purposes 3 Financial year 4 DefinitionsPART 2—POWERS OF ASSOCIATION 5 Powers of Association 6 Not for profit organisation PART 3—MEMBERS, DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES AND GRIEVANCES Division 1—Membership 7 Minimum number of members 8 Who is eligible to be a member 9 Application for membership 10 Consideration of application 11 New membership 12 Annual subscription and fee on joining 13 General rights of members 14 Associate members 15 Rights not transferable 16 Ceasing membership 17 Resigning as a member 18 Register of members Division 2—Disciplinary action 19 Grounds for taking disciplinary action 20 Disciplinary subcommittee

22 Decision of subcommittee 23 Appeal rights 24 Conduct of disciplinary appeal meeting Division 3—Grievance procedure25 Application 26 Parties must attempt to resolve the dispute 27 Appointment of mediator 28 Mediation process 29 Failure to resolve dispute by mediation PART 4—GENERAL MEETINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION 30 Annual general meetings 31 Special general meetings 32 Special general meeting held at request of members 33 Notice of general meetings 34 Proxies35 Use of technology 36 Quorum at general meetings37 Adjournment of general meeting 38 Voting at general meeting39 Special resolutions 40 Determining whether resolution carried 41 Minutes of general meeting PART 5—COMMITTEE Division 1—Powers of Committee42 Role and powers43 DelegationDivision 2—Composition of Committee and duties of members 44 Composition of Committee 45 General Duties46 President and Vice-President 47 Secretary 48 TreasurerDivision 3—Election of Committee members and tenure of office 49 Who is eligible to be a Committee member 50 Positions to be declared vacant 51 Nominations 52 Election of President etc.53 Election of ordinary members 54 Ballot 55 Term of office56 Vacation of office 57 Filling casual vacanciesDivision 4—Meetings of Committee 58 Meetings of Committee 59 Notice of meetings 60 Urgent meetings 61 Procedure and order of business 62 Use of technology 63 Quorum 64 Voting 65 Conflict of interest 66 Minutes of meeting 67 Leave of absence PART 6—FINANCIAL MATTERS 68 Source of funds 69 Management of funds70 Financial records 71 Financial statements PART 7—GENERAL MATTERS 72 Common seal 73 Registered address 74 Notice requirements 75 Custody and inspection of books and records 76 Winding up and cancellation 77 Alteration of Rules

Model Rules for an Incorporated Association

Note

The persons who from time to time are members of the Association are an incorporated association by the name given in rule 1 of these Rules.

Under section 46 of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012, these Rules are taken to constitute the terms of a contract between the Association and its members.

PART 1—PRELIMINARY

1 Name

The name of the incorporated association is “Field Naturalists Club of Ballarat Incorporated”.

Note

Under section 23 of the Act, the name of the association and its registration number must appear on all its business documents.

2 Purposes

The purposes of the association are—To stimulate interest in natural history and to encourage the preservation and protection of the natural environment. Continue reading

Membership Application Form

Field Naturalists’ Club of Ballarat Incorporated

PO Box W328,

Ballarat West, 3350.

A0014919P ABN 13 150 403 135

Email: ballaratfnc@gmail.com

Membership Application Form

I/We (name(s) – please print)……………………………….…….………………….

of (address)………………………………………………………………….….…………

……………………………………………………….. Postcode……….…………

Postal address if different from above…………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………Postcode………………….

Phone ……………………………. Mobile………………………………………

Email………………………………………………………………………………………

apply to become a member of the Field Naturalists’ Club of Ballarat Inc.

Please tick the category of membership for which you are applying:

Adult Member $35  Family $55 Distant Member $15 Student $15

I agree to support the purposes of the Association* and I agree to comply with the Rules of the Association and the Club’s Constitution (refer to the Club’s website at http://www.fieldnatballarat.wordpress.com).

Signature……………………………………………………..

Date……………………………………………………………

Do you wish to receive the Club’s Newsletter by email?……………………………

Do you wish to receive the Club’s Newsletter by post? ($8)…………………..

*The purpose of the Association is: to stimulate interest in natural history and to encourage the preservation and protection of the natural environment.