WEST AUSTRALIAN SUBURBAN TURF CRICKET ASSOCIATION(INC.)
The name of the Association is “West Australian Suburban Turf Cricket Association (Incorporated) and the Association shall be incorporated under the provisions of the Associations Incorporations Act 1987.
Wherever used in this Constitution and by any by-law promulgated pursuant hereto, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the respective meanings hereby assigned to them that is to say:
The objects of the Association are:
In pursuance of its objects the Association shall have the following powers:
The income and property of the Association wheresoever derived shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Association and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly as dividend or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to members. Upon the dissolution or winding up of the Association where should there remain after satisfaction of all its debts, liabilities, costs, charges and expenses of that winding up, that property shall be distributed:
The membership of the Association shall be made up as follows:
Any cricket Club not associated with the Association may by its own motion apply for membership of the Association. Such application shall be in writing addressed to the Executive Officer of the Association and signed by the President and Secretary of the unaffiliated Club or persons holding equivalent positions therein.
The Board of Management of the Association may from time to time determine to appoint one person as the patron of the Association and not more than twenty (20) persons as vice patrons of the Association. Neither the patron nor the vice patrons need be members of the Association in order to be so appointed. Any person appointed patron or vice patron is exempt from the payment of any membership or other fee. Any patron or vice patron of the Association is not entitled to vote at any meeting of the Association.
Where a new Board of directors of the Association has been elected those to retire at the next Annual General Meeting and subsequent Annual General Meetings shall be chosen by lot
In the event of there being more than one nomination a by-election shall be held by postal ballot within twenty-one (21) days of the close of nominations. If only one nomination received the nominee shall be declared elected and in the event of a ballot being required the candidate receiving the greatest number of first votes shall be declared elected and in either case the person declared elected shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the director the termination of whose office occasioned the casual vacancy.
To amend any by-law so made.
There shall be a common seal of the Association which shall be affixed to any document, the execution of which by the Association has been authorised by the Board. Such common seal shall only be affixed by the Chairman and the Executive Officer who shall affix the common seal in accordance with the directions of the Board of Management.
The Grade and Fixtures Committee shall deal with and report to the Board upon the matters following that is to say:
The Grade and Fixtures Committee shall prepare a report of all business transacted by it at each meeting thereof and shall furnish a copy of that report to the Board.
The Grounds Committee shall be responsible for the acquisition of playing areas from Associated Clubs, local government Councils and other organizations whether public or private. The committee shall also ensure that all playing areas meet the standards required by the Association.
The Finance Committee shall be responsible for reporting to the Board on the following matters:
The Selection Committee shall be responsible for the selection of all teams to represent the Association in senior matches.
The Junior Cricket Committee shall administer the game of cricket played at junior grades and known as “The W.A.S.T.C.A. Junior Competition” as provided for in this Constitution. The Junior Cricket Committee shall refer all and any proposed by-laws pertaining to the operation of the WASTCA Junior Competition to the Board for its approval and shall refer any dispute to the Board which shall be the final arbiter thereon. All other committees of the Association are directed to render all assistance to the Junior Cricket Committee.
The Association may conduct a junior competition for such grades and ages of players as shall be determined by the Board. The Board shall have the power to promulgate separate by-laws to apply to the junior competition, notwithstanding that the same may be inconsistent with other by-laws promulgated by the Association and further notwithstanding that the same may be inconsistent with or at variance with the Laws of Cricket.
The Association colours shall be black and gold and the emblem shall be as follows:
Every Club upon admission to the Association shall register with the Association the colours under which the Club intends to play and from time to time thereafter shall register any variation in such colours. The registration of colours by a Club shall give such Club exclusive right to the use of such colours as against any other Club associated with the Association.
The Cricket Council of the Association shall comprise one delegate from each Associated Playing Club. Each Associated Club shall immediately following the Annual General Meeting of the Association notify the Association in writing of the name address and work and home telephone numbers of its delegate who shall thereafter be the delegate of the Club for the ensuing year.
A Club may at its option nominate an alternate delegate and shall likewise advise the Association of the name address and work and home telephone numbers of the alternate delegate.
At the first meeting of the Board following the Annual General Meeting the Board shall invite persons practising as Barristers and/or Solicitors in the state of Western Australia to act in an honorary capacity as members of a disciplinary tribunal. There may be more than one such tribunal and each tribunal shall be constituted by one Barrister and Solicitor acting as Chairman and two members. Where the Board is unable to arrange the honorary services of a Barrister and Solicitor to act as Chairman of a disciplinary tribunal then such tribunal shall be constituted by members of the Association appointed by the Board and shall comprise a Chairman and two members.
The Board, by a vote of not less than two thirds of those present and voting at any meeting of the Board may expel any Club from the Association on the following grounds:
At the Annual General Meeting three quarters of those present and voting may elect not more than two life members of the Association. A life membership of the Association shall only be conferred on a person for outstanding services rendered to the Association provided that no person shall be proposed for life membership without the prior approval of the Board having been first obtained. A life membership does not confer any voting rights. A life member shall have the right to be heard on any motion at any Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting of the Association.
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be held not later than the 17th day of August in each year. Notice of the Annual General Meeting shall be distributed by the Executive Officer to all members not later than twenty-one (21) days prior to each Annual General Meeting and an agenda shall accompany the notice.
A Special General Meeting may be convened by the Chairman, or by any 5 Clubs who shall together petition the Executive Officer in writing to convene such a Special General Meeting and who shall in such written petition give notice of the motion or motions which such Clubs intend to move at such Special General Meeting. Upon receipt of a request from the Chairman or a written requisition from 5 Clubs as aforesaid, the Executive Officer shall no later than 28 days from the date of receipt thereof, convene such Special General Meeting by giving notice thereof to all of the members of the Association together with an agenda specifying the notices of motion received by him.
The order of business at meetings of the Board of Management shall be as follows:
The order of business at Council meetings shall be as follows.
At each annual general meeting of the Association and any special general meeting of the Association, associated playing clubs shall be entitled to one vote on any motion or amendment put forward at such meetings. Any other member of the Association not being an associated playing club shall not be entitled to any vote.
At all meetings of the Association whether Annual General Meetings, Special General Meetings or Board Meetings the following shall apply:
This Constitution may be amended only if: