Notice of Members of recent amendments to Constitution and By-Laws
Pre amendment Post amendment
ADASA Constitution September 2018 ADASA Constitution August 2020
In accordance with clause 10.1 of the ADASA Constitution, Members were notified of the intent to propose a Special Resolution to the Voting Members at the Branch meeting on 26 August 2020 to amend Clauses 4.1 and 4.3 of the Constitution.
It is with pleasure members are informed that the Special Resolution was passed unanimously, and the proposed amendments have been accepted.
Explanatory notes to Members re Special Resolution
Copies of both the relevant ‘old’ and the ‘new’ clauses are provided for the information of Members.
Pre amendment clause 4-1 Council
Post amendment clause 4-1 Council
Pre amendment clause 4-3 Appointment
Post amendment clause 4-3 Appointment
As a result of the ADASA Constitution changes, Council have approved consequential amendments to the following By-Laws and Schedule to allow these Constitution changes to be enacted. In accordance with clause 8.4 of the Constitution copies of these relevant By-Laws and Schedule immediately prior to and after the amendment are provided below:
By-Law 11.1 Number of Ordinary Councillors
Pre amendment BY LAW 11-1 Number of Ordinary Councillors
Post amendment BY LAW 11-1 Number of Ordinary Councillors
By-Law 12.1 Councillor Tenure Restrictions
Pre amendment BY LAW 12-1 Councillor Tenure Restrictions
Post amendment BY LAW 12-1 Councillor Tenure Restrictions
By-Law 14.1 Annual General Meetings
Pre amendment BY LAW 14-1 Annual General Meetings
Post amendment BY LAW 14-1 Annual General Meetings
By-Law 16.1 Notice of Meetings
Pre amendment BY LAW 16-1 Notice of Meetings
Post amendment BY LAW 16-1 Notice of Meetings
Schedule 1 Nomination Form
Pre amendment Schedule 1 Nomination Form
Post amendment Schedule 1 Nomination Form
In addition, Council wishes to inform members that at its meeting on 14 September 2020 the formation of a ‘new’ Standing Committee, to be known as the ‘Nomination Committee’ was approved by Council. It was considered that this Committee in addition to the Constitution and By-Law changes described above will enhance the overall governance of the Branch.
In accordance with ADASA Constitution, clause 8.2 "Procedure to Make, Amend or Revoke by Council", Members are informed of the Terms of Reference of the Nomination Committee. The main role and responsibility of this Committee will be to assist and advise Council on matters relating to the Council’s composition and structure and matters relating to the selection and performance of the CEO.
In accordance with clause 8.4 of the ADASA Constitution "Notification to Members Creation, Amendment, Addition or Revocation", the approved Standing Committee, Terms of Reference Nomination Committee is attached below.
Terms of Reference, Nomination Committee
If Members wish to discuss any of the preceding information or any matters relating to the ADASA Constitution and By-Laws please feel free to contact any of the following.
Dr Angelo Papageorgiou, ADASA President (08) 8272 8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr David Mann, ADASA Constitution Committee Chair 0448 233 328 or email@example.com
Mrs Nicola Khouri, ADASA Executive Assistant (08) 8272 8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org