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FESTURI Constitution

Incorporation Rules

FESTURI

a multicultural celebration Inc

RULES for “FESTURI – a multicultural celebration Inc”

1. A word or expression that is not defined in these rules, but is defined in the Associations

Incorporation Act 1981 has, if the context permits, the meaning given by the Act.

2. The name of the incorporated association is FESTURI – a multicultural celebration Inc

3. The objects of the association are to promote the Sunshine Coast as an inclusive community where

cultural diversity is valued and celebrated through a festival event which:

a. fosters community education and cohesion

b. increases the local population’s knowledge and appreciation of the culturally diverse

communities on the Sunshine Coast and their contribution to community life

c. showcases the talents of culturally and linguistically diverse artists

d. develops international, national and regional opportunities through sustainable

partnerships which promote multiculturalism

e. showcases the achievements of Sunshine Coast students who study languages other than

English

f. invites and encourages active participation of local people from culturally diverse

backgrounds in the event.

4. The association has the powers of an individual.

The association may, for example,

enter into contracts; and

acquire, hold, deal with and dispose of property; and

make charges for services and facilities it supplies; and

do other things necessary or convenient to be done in carrying out its affairs.

The association may take over the funds and other assets and liabilities of the present

unincorporated association known as FESTURI Performance Committee.

The association may also issue secured and unsecured notes, debentures and debenture stock for

the association.

5. The membership of the association shall consist of an unlimited number of ordinary members.

6. Rules of Membership

a. A person who, on the day the association is incorporated, was a member of the unincorporated

association and who, on or before a day fixed by the management, agrees in writing to become

a member of the incorporated association, must be admitted by the management committee to

the same class of membership of the association as the member held in the unincorporated

association.

b. A member of the incorporated association who, before becoming a member, has paid the

member’s annual subscription for membership of the unincorporated association on or before

a day fixed by the management, is not liable to pay a further amount of annual subscription for

the period before the day fixed by the management committee as the day on which the next

annual subscription is payable.

c. An applicant for membership of the association, other than the members of the unincorpora ted

association mentioned in subsection (a), must be proposed by 1 member of the association (the

proposer) and seconded by another member (the seconder).

d. An application for membership must be:

in writing; and

signed by the applicant and the applicant’s proposer and seconder; and

in the form decided by the management committee.

7. Membership Fees. The membership fee for each member will initially be $10 per annum, and

will in future be:

a. the amount decided by the members from time to time at a general meeting; and

b. payable when, and in the way, the management committee decides.

8. Admission and Rejection of Members.

a. The management committee must consider an application for membership at the next meeting

of the committee held after it receives

the application; and

the appropriate membership fee for the application.

b. The management committee must decide at the meeting whether to accept or reject the

application.

c. If a majority of the management committee members present at the meeting vote to accept the

applicant as a member, the applicant must be accepted as a member to the class of

membership applied for.

d. The secretary of the association must, as soon as practicable after the management committee

decides to accept or reject an application, give the applicant a written notice of the decision.

9. Ending Membership

a. A member may resign from the association by giving a written notice of resignation to the

secretary.

b. The resignation takes effect on –

the day an at the time the notice is received by the secretary ; or

if a later day is stated in the notice – the later day.

c. The management committee may terminate a member’s membership if the member –

is convicted of an indictable offence; or

does not comply with any of the provisions of these rules; or

has membership fees in arrears for at least 2 months; or

conducts himself or herself in a way considered to be injurious or prejudicial to the

character or interests of the association.

d. Before the management committee terminates a member’s membership, the committee must

give the member a full and fair opportunity to show why the membership should not be

terminated.

e. If, after considering all representations made by the member, the management committee

decides to terminate the membership, the secretary of the committee must give the member a

written notice of the decision.

10. Appeal against rejection or termination of membership

a. A person whose application for membership has been rejected, or whose membership has been

terminated, may give the secretary written notice of the person’s intention to appeal against

the decision.

b. A notice of intention to appeal must be given to the secretary within one (1) month after the

person receives written notice of the decision.

c. If the secretary receives a notice of intention to appeal, the secretary must, within three (3)

months after the day of receipt, call a general meeting to decide the appeal.

d. At the meeting, the applicant must be given a full and fair opportunity to show why the

application should not be rejected or the membership should not be terminated.

e. Also, the management committee and the committee members who rejected the application or

terminated the membership must be given an opportunity to show why the application should

be rejected or the membership should be terminated.

f. An appeal must be decided by a vote of the members present at the meeting.

g. If a person whose application has been rejected does not appeal against the decision within

one (1) month after receiving written notice of the decision, or the person appeals but the

appeal is unsuccessful, the secretary must, as soon as practicable, refund the application fee

paid by the person.