Consitution


RULES ON MACCABI NORTHSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB

1. NAME

The name of the Association shall be Maccabi Northside Football Club
2. OBJECTS

The objects of the association, subject to the Associations Incorporation Act, 1984, shall be:

a. To organise, control and foster the game of Soccer and Football in all age gt/groups.

b. To Hire, rent, lease, purchase and otherwise acquire, maintain, develop grounds and facilities.


c. To buy, lease, rent, sell and generally deal in services, sporting equipment and/or materials, foodstuffs and beverages.

d. To join, affiliate with, amalgamate or enter into partnerships or ventures with sporting bodies or organizations to promote any type of sport or pastime.

e. To carry on all such activities as may be deemed necessary and desirable by the Management Committee to achieve the objects of the Association.


3. MEMBERSHIP

a. Subject to these Rules the Members of the Association shall be Members and Life Members of the Association
immediately prior to incorporation together with such other people and organizations as the Committee admits to membership.


b. Subject to clauses 3(k), 3(l), 3(m) and 3(n) Membership is open to all individuals and organizations who accept the objects and
rules of the Association. An unincorporated organization is not capable of being a Member of the Association, but it may nominate
individuals to be Members to represent it.


c. Individuals and oganisations wishing to become Members of the Association shall apply to the Committee for membership.


d. The Committee shall determine whether or not to accept an application for membership. The Committee is not required to supply reasons for
accepting or rejecting an application for membership.


e. Members shall pay such fees as are determined by the Association at a general meeting.


f. A Register of Members shall be kept by the Association, showing the name, address and date of commencement of membership for each member.
Provision for noting the date of cessation of membership shall also be contained in the Register.


g. Membership fees shall fall due on the First Day of January each calendar year.


h. Membership shall cease upon resignation, death, expulsion or failure to pay outstanding membership fees within three months of the due date.


i. The financial year of the Association shall run from 1 September to the 31 August or such other period as is determined by the Committee.


j. The Committee may award life membership to Members in recognition of their work with the Association.


k. Despite clause 3(b), no person shall be eligible to be a member or apply to be a member of the Association unless that person is of the Jewish faith.
If there is any doubt as to whether a person seeking to be a member of the Association is of the Jewish faith, then before determining the application
in accordance with 3(d) the Committee in its absolute discretion may seek the opinion on that issue from a Rabbi of congregation in NSW.

l. Despite clause 3(b), no organisation shall be eligible to be a member of or to apply to be a member of the Association unless that organisation furnishes to
the Association at the time of lodgement of an application for membership a certificate signed by an authorized officer stating that to the best of the
organisation’s knowledge all of its members are of the Jewish faith. If there is any doubt as to whether the members of an organisation seeking to be
member of the Association are all of the Jewish faith, then before determining the application in accordance with clause 3(d) the Committee in its absolute
discretion may seek the opinion on that issue from a Rabbi of a congregation of NSW.


m. Despite clause 3(b), any organisation which is a member of the Association at the time of renewal of its membership must furnish a certificate signed by
its authorised officer certifying on behalf of that organisation’s governing body that to the best of the knowledge of the governing body of that organisation
each of its members is of the Jewish faith.


n. Despite clause 3(b), a member of the Association shall cease to be a member if:
(1) in the case of an individual the Association ascertains that that person is not of the Jewish faith; and
(2) in the case of an organization it does not comply with clause 3(l) or the Association ascertains that any of its members are not of the Jewish faith”.

4. MEMBERS LIABILITY

The Members of the Association shall have no liability to contribute towards the payment of debts and liabilities of the Association or the costs, charges and expenses of the winding up of the Association except to the amount of any unpaid membership fees.




5. DISCIPLINING OF MEMBERS

1. Where the committee is of the opinion that a Member of the Association:

a. has persistently refused or neglected to comply with a provision or provisions of these rules, or

b. has persistently and wilfully acted in a manner prejudicial to the interests of the Association the Committee may act as it sees fit.

2.Anyone who wishes to appeal against a decision refusing membership, expelling them from membership or otherwise disciplining them may do so at the next General Meeting of the Association.




6. MANAGEMENT BY COMMITTEE

Subject to any resolution passed by the Association in General Meeting the Committee.

a. shall control and manage the affairs of the Association

b. may exercise all such functions as may be exercised by the Association other than those functions that are required by these rules to be exercised by a General Meeting of the members of the Association.

c. Has the power to perform all such acts and do all such acts and do all such things as appear to the Committee to be necessary or describe for the proper management of the affairs of the Association

d. The Office Bearers shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. There shall be up to eight other members of the Committee.

e. The Office Bearers and other members of the Committee shall be elected at each Annual General Meeting; Nominations for the Office Bearers and other Members of the Committee may be made and accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting. Any casual vacancy occurring in the Committee may be filled by a member appointed by the Committee.

f. Each member of the Committee shall hold office from the date of their election or appointment until the next Annual General Meeting.

g. Retiring Committee members are eligible for re-election

h. The Committee shall meet as often as necessary to conduct the business of the Association but not less than three times in each period of twelve months

i. Oral or written notice of a meeting of the Committee shall be given by the Secretary to each member of the Committee at least 48 hours (or such other period as may be unanimously agreed upon by the members of the Committee) before the time appointed for the holding of the meeting

j. Any five members of the Committee, two of whom must be an office bearer, constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of a meeting of the Committee

k. Notice of the Committee Meetings shall be given at the previous Committee meeting or by such other means as the Committee may decide upon.

l. A member of the Committee shall cease to gold office upon resignation in writing, removal as a member of the Association, absence from three successive Committee meetings without approval by the Committee, cessation of membership or death.

m. The Committee may function validly provided its number is not reduced below the quorum. Should Committee members fall below the quorum the remaining Committee members may act only to appoint new Committee members.

n. Questions arising at any meeting of the Committee shall be decided by the majority of votes of those present. In case of an equality of votes the person chairing the meeting may have second or casting vote.

o. If within half an hour of the time appointed for a Committee meeting a quorum is not present the meeting shall be dissolved

p. Additional meetings of the Committee may be concerned by the President or any two members of the Committee




7. GENERAL MEETINGS

a. An Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be held each year within sex months from the end of the financial year of the Association (except the first Annual General Meeting which shall be held within two months from the end of the first financial year and within 18 months of incorporation)

b. The Committee may, whenever it thinks fit, convene a special General Meeting of the Association. A special General Meeting must be convened by the Committee within three months of receiving a written request to do so from at least 5% of the membership of the Association.

c. At least 14 days notice of all general Meetings shall be given to members. In the case of General meetings where a special resolution is to be proposed, notice of the resolution shall be given to members at least 21 days before the Meeting

d. In the case of the Annual General Meeting the following business shall be transacted:

i. Confirmation of the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting and any other recent special General meeting, since the last Annual General Meeting;

ii. receipt of the Committees report upon the last activities of the Association in the last financial year;

iii. election of office bearers and other members of the Committee;

iv. receipt and consideration of a statement from the Committee which is not misleading and gives a true and fair view for the last financial year of the Association’s

- income and expenditure

- assets and liabilities

- mortgages, charges and other securities

- trust properties

e. the quorum for a General Meeting shall be five members present in person. If within half an hour of the time appointed for a general Meeting a quorum is not present the meeting shall be dissolved

f. voting at General Meetings shall be by show of hands unless a secret ballot is demanded. Decisions shall be made by a simple majority vote except for those matters which must be decided by a special resolution where a three quarter majority is required

g. all votes shall be given personally and there shall be no voting by proxy

h. in the case of an equality of votes the person chairing the General Meeting may have a second or casting vote

i. nominations of candidates for election as office bearers or other Committee Members may be made at the Annual General Meeting or in such other maybe s may be determined by the Association at a General Meeting

j. written notice of all General Meetings shall be given to Members personally, by post or delivery to the member’s last known address or by publication in the Association’s News Letter




8. OFFICE BEARERS

a. the President or, in the President absence, the Vice President, shall act as a chairperson at each General Meeting of the Association

b. if the President and Vice President are absent from a Meeting or unwilling to act, the Members present at the Meeting shall elect one of their number to act as a chairperson

c. the secretary shall ensure that the records of the business of the Association including the Rules, Register of Members, Minutes of all General and Committee Meetings and a file of all correspondence are kept. The records shall be available for inspection by any Member and shall be held in custody of the Secretary

d. The Treasurer shall ensure that correct books and accounts are kept showing the financial affairs of the Association. These records shall be available for inspection by any Member and shall be held in the custody of the Treasurer.



9. FUNDS MANAGEMENT

a. Subject to any resolution passed by the Association in General Meeting, the funds of the Association shall be used in pursuance of the objects of the Association in such a manner as the Committee determines.

b. All cheques, drafts, bills of exchange, promissory notes and other negotiable instruments shall be signed by any two office bearers or employees of the Association, being Members or employee authorised to do so by the Committee.


10. HONORARY AUDITOR

If required by Law, the Association shall appoint an auditor or auditors:

a. the auditor or auditors shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting. They shall examine all accounts, vouchers, receipts, books etc., and furnish a report thereon to the Members at the Annual General Meeting. Audits shall be conducted at regular intervals of not more than twelve months.

b. An auditor shall not be a Member or closely related to a Member of the Committee

c. Subject to paragraph (d) hereof notice of the intention to nominate auditors to replace the current auditors shall be given to the Secretary at least 21 days before the Annual General Meeting. The Secretary shall send a copy of the nomination to the current auditors at least 7 days before the Annual General Meeting and if they so wish, be heard at such Annual General Meeting

d. Where the current auditor submits his resignation or notifies the Secretary of his intention not to seek re-election as auditor, paragraph © shall not apply.


11. SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS

a. A Special Resolution must be passed by a General Meeting of the Association to effect the following changes:

i. a change in the Association’s name

ii. a change of the Association’s rules

iii. a change of the Association’s objects

iv. an amalgamation with another Incorporated Association

v. to voluntarily wind up the Association and distribute its property

vi. to apply for registration as a Company or Co-operative

b. A Special Resolution shall be passed in the following manner:

vii. a notice must be sent to all Members advising that a General Meeting is to be held to consider a Special Resolution

viii. the notice must give details of the proposed Special Resolution and give at least 21 days notice of the Meeting

ix. a quorum must be present at the Meeting

x. at least three quarters of those present must vote in favour of the Resolution

xi. in situations where it is not possible or practicable for a Resolution to be passed as described above, a request may be made to the Corporate Affairs Commission for permission to pass the Resolution in some other way.




12. PUBLIC OFFICER

a. the Committee shall ensure that a person is appointed as Public Officer

b. the first Public Officer shall be the person who completed the application for incorporation of the Association

c. the Committee may at any time remove the Public Office and appoint a new Public Officer

i. death

ii. resignation

iii. removal by the Committee or at a General Meeting

iv. bankruptcy or financial insolvency

v. mental illness

vi. residency outside New South Wales



e. when a vacancy occurs in the position of Public Officer the Committee shall within 14 days notify the Corporate Affairs Commission by the prescribed form and appoint a new Public Officer

f. the Public Officer is required to notify the Corporate Affairs Commission by the prescribed form in the following circumstances

i. appointment (within 14 days)

ii. a change of the Association’s objects or rules (within 1 month)

iii. a change of the Association’s objects or rules (within 1 month)

iv. a change in the membership of the Committee (within 14 days)

v. a change of the Association’s financial affairs (within 1 month after the Annual General Meeting)

vi. a change in the Association’s name (within 1 month)

g. the Public Office mat be an office bearer, Committee Member or any other person regarded suitable for the position by the Committee


13. MISCELLANEOUS

a. the Association shall effect and maintain insurance as in required under the Association’s Incorporation Act together with any other insurance which may be required by law or regarded as necessary by the Association

b. the Common Seal of the Association shall be kept in the custody of the Secretary and shall only be affixed to a document with the approval of the Committee. The stamping of the Common Seal shall be witnessed by the signature of two members of the Committee

c. the Association may at any time pass a special resolution determining how any surplus property is to be distributed in the event that the Association should be wound up. The distribution of surplus property shall bein accordance with section 53 of the Associations Incorporation Act, 1984

d. service of documents on the Association is effected by serving them on the Public Office or by serving them personally on two members of the Committee

e. notices sent by post shall be deemed to have been received 2 date after the date of posting

f. the income and property of the Association shall be used only for promotion of the objects of the Association and shall not be paid or transferred to members by way of dividend, bonus or profit.


14. PARTICIPANTS



a. In this clause 14 “Participant” means any person, whether or not that person is of the Jewish faith, who wishes to participate in the activities
of the Association.
b. A person wishing to become a Participant or renew his involvement as a Participant must lodge an application with the Association and pay any
fee set by the Association from time to time to enable such participation in the activities of the Association.
c. Participants shall not be members of the Association and as such shall not be entitled to attend or vote at meetings of the Association”.

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