Rules of Association

10 Committee of Management

10.1 Subject to rule 10.9, the affairs of the Association will be managed exclusively by a Committee of Management consisting of-

10.1.1 a President;

10.1.2 a Vice-President;

10.1.3 a Secretary;

10.1.4 a Treasurer; and

10.1.5 not less than four other persons, all of whom must be members of the Association.

10.2 Committee members must be elected by the members to membership of the Committee at an annual general meeting, special general meeting or appointed under rule 10.8.

10.3 Subject to rule 10.8, a Committee member’s term will be 1 year from his or her election at an annual general meeting until the election referred to in sub-rule (2) at the next annual general meeting after his or her election, but he or she is eligible for re-election to membership of the Committee.

10.4 Except for nominees under rule 10.7, a person is not eligible for election to membership of the Committee unless a member has nominated him or her for election by delivering notice in writing of that nomination, signed by-

10.4.1 the nominator; and

10.4.2 the nominee to signify his or her willingness to stand for election, to the Secretary not less than 7 days before the day on which the annual general meeting concerned is to be held.

10.5 A person who is eligible for election or re-election under this rule may -

10.5.1 propose or second himself or herself for election or re-election; and

10.5.2 vote for himself or herself.

10.6 If the number of persons nominated in accordance with 10.4 for election to membership of the Committee does not exceed the number of vacancies in that membership to be filled -

10.6.1 the Secretary must report accordingly to; and

10.6.2 the Chairperson must declare those persons to be duly elected as members of the Committee at, the annual general meeting concerned.

10.7 If vacancies remain on the Committee after the declaration under rule 10.6, additional nominations of Committee members may be accepted from the floor of the annual general meeting. If such nominations from the floor do not exceed the number of vacancies the Chairperson must declare those persons to be duly elected as members of Committee. Where the number of nominations from the floor exceeds the remaining number of vacancies on the Committee, elections for those positions must be conducted.

10.8 If a vacancy remains on the Committee after the application of rule 10.7, or when a casual vacancy within the meaning of rule 14 occurs in the membership of the Committee-

10.8.1 the Committee may appoint a member to fill that vacancy; and

10.8.2 a member appointed under this sub-rule will -

(a) hold office until the election referred to in rule 10.2; and

(b) be eligible for election to membership of the Committee, at the next following annual general meeting.

10.9 The Committee may delegate, in writing, to one to more sub-committees (consisting of such member or members of the association as the Committee thinks fit) the exercise of such functions of the Committee as are specified in the delegation other than -

(a) the power of delegation; and

(b) a function which is a duty imposed on the Committee by the Act or any other law.

10.10 Any delegation under rule 10.9 may be subject to such conditions and limitations as to the exercise of that function or as to time and circumstances as are specified in the written delegation and the Committee may continue to exercise any function delegated.

10.11 The Committee may, in writing, revoke wholly or in part any delegation under rule 10.9.