Club rules and constitution
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About this unincorporated club rules and constitution template
This is a constitution or set of rules to regulate your management of any straight forward club, society, association or other organisation that is not a registered company.
You can use it to manage a charity - remember to register it with the Charities Services.
If your organisation will make a profit, that money will of course be subject to tax.
Use it for any group interest. Examples are:
- sports club
- collectors' club
- enthusiast club (like a bird-watching society)
- amateur dramatic or music societies
- an intellectual pursuit
- a political organisation
Not suitable if your organisation is incorporated (under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, Incorporated Societies Act 1908 or Companies Act 1993).
The law relating to club rules and constitutions
Whether your club is new or has existed for years, you have a simple choice of how to structure it. You can either go for a corporate structure, regulated by the Companies Act 1993 or the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
Use this document to create a management framework which is not regulated in law. There are no constraints nor publicity. You can edit to create exactly the structure you want.
Template features and content
Here are just some of the most important features:
- Main objectives
- Subscriptions, resignation, suspension and expulsion
- Management of the association
- Powers of the committee - what are they and who decides
- Quorum at meetings
- Voting at meetings
- How and when the rules can and will be amended
- Provisions for dissolution
- Explanatory notes and guidance
This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current New Zealand law.
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