Club rules and constitution

This is the perfect constitution for your club, association or society. It covers all your basic requirements very thoroughly. It sets out the constitution and rules in a sensible, practical way with notes of advice too. Needs no legal expert support and no registration. Just go with it.

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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

It is not suitable for a not-for-profit organisation, a co-operative society or any organisation that may want to register as a charity later.

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.
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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
  • Meetings
  • Quorum at meetings
  • Voting at meetings
  • How and when the rules can and will be amended
  • Provisions for dissolution
  • Explanatory notes and guidance
Draftsman

This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current New Zealand law.

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