ADASA Constitution

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ADASA Constitution - Summary of Amendments to ADASA By-Laws


In accordance with clause 8.2 of the ADASA Constitution, the amendments to the By-Laws listed below were presented to Council for consideration and were approved on 19 March 2018.

  • By-Law 9 Audit Committee Terms of Reference
  • By-Law 9 Awards Committee Terms of Reference
  • By-Law 9 Constitution Committee Terms of Reference
  • By-Law 9 Investment Committee Terms of Reference
  • By-Law 9 Practice Support Committee Terms of Reference
  • By-Law 9 Review Committee Terms of Reference
  • By-Law 12 Councillor Tenure Restrictions
  • By-Law 13 Federal Councillors

The Council approved amendments to the Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee, Investment Committee and Practice Support Committee, so that when read in conjunction with clause 6.4 of the Constitution, ‘Limitations of Committee Powers’ enhances the Terms of Reference and reinforces that the ultimate responsibility of the activities of the Branch lie with its directors, the Council. 

The Council approved amendments to By-Law 12 ‘Councillor Tenure Restrictions’ and this has been amended to make clear that the Presidential tenure reflects the historical convention of ADASA.

The Council approved amendments to By-Law 13 ‘Federal Councillors’ so that it gives direction to Council, should a vote ever be required to determine these positions.