Notice is given that at the Annual General Meeting of Surf Life Saving Northern Territory Incorporated to be held at 10am on Saturday 30 March, 2019 at 16 De Latour Street, Coconut Grove, the following Special Resolution will be moved:
NOTICE OF SPECIAL RESOLUTION TO ADOPT NEW CONSTITUTION
That this general meeting of the Surf Life Saving Northern Territory Incorporated resolves as follows:
- The existing constitution of the Surf Life Saving Northern Territory Incorporated be replaced by the proposed new Constitution annexed to this Special Resolution and available on the Surf Life Saving Northern Territory Incorporated Website, and
- The new constitution applies to the operations of the Surf Life Saving Northern Territory Incorporated as from its adoption by the general meeting pending final approval by the Chief Executive (NT Department of Business) in accordance with the provisions of the Associations Act (NT) 2017.
Explanatory Message to Members regarding the proposed Special Resolution
The process of reviewing the SLSNT Constitution was initiated by the SLSNT Board in late 2017 to streamline our governance standards with our national body, Surf Life Saving Australia.
This process has also allowed SLSNT to
- update and simplify the language and layout of the Constitution in keeping with industry standards,
- update language to reflect use of modern technology, especially in relation to notification to members and meetings, and
- address inconsistencies in the current Constitution such as the inclusion of the treasurer duties yet this is not a board position.
The proposed Constitution has been extensively reviewed by the Board and a legal representative.
A copy of the proposed new Constitution is attached to this Notice of Special Resolution.
As per clause 51 of the current SLSNT Constitution:
- A special resolution may be moved at any General Meeting of the Association.
- The Chief Executive Officer must give all members not less than 21 days notice of the meeting at which a special resolution is to be proposed unless otherwise provided in the Schedule.
- The notice must include the resolution to be proposed and the intention to propose the resolution as a special resolution.
As per clause 55 of the current SLSNT Constitution:
- Each Club, represented by its Club Delegate(s), at a General Meeting is entitled to a deliberative vote.
- a special resolution put to the vote is passed if three-quarters of the Club Delegates who are present in person or by proxy vote in favour of the resolution.
Circular 03 - Notice of Special Resolution