The Central Coast Family History Society Incorporated is an incorporated association registered under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009. For registration under the Act, an association must submit its constitution for recording in the Register of Incorporated Associations.
The constitution of an incorporated association is a contract between the association and its members, who agree to adhere to the provisions outlined in the constitution.
The Central Coast Family History Group was registered under the Associations Incorporation Act, 1984 on 22 March 1999 (Reference No N1450653) and the change of name to Central Coast Family History Society Incorporated was registered on 29 March 2000; Incorporation No YO553434.
This Constitution of the Central Coast Family History Society Incorporated was adopted by Special Resolution at a Special General Meeting of the Central Coast Family History Society Incorporated on 2 March 2013 and was registered by the Office of Fair Trading on 19 March 2013.
The GUIDELINES for the Operations of the Central Coast Family History Society Inc 2014 were adopted by Special Resolution at a Special General Meeting of the Central Coast Family History Society Inc. on 6 September 2014. This document does not have to be registered with the Office of the Department of Fair Trading.
The updated CCFHS Constitution for 2019 has been presented to the Management Committee and approved. Therefore there will be a requirement for a Special meeting of the membership to validate this decision. Due to the current membership renewal period this meeting will be held on 1st June in order that we have as many members financial in order to participate and vote.
Further information below:-
Updated CCFHS Constitution 2019.
‘Changes to the associations incorporate laws started on 1st September 2016, including amendments made to the Associations Incorporate Act 2009 (the Act) and a new regulation.
Every association’s constitution must address each of the matters listed in Schedule1 of the Act. The constitution can include additional matters. However, it must be consistent with the Act.’ www.fairtradingnsw.gov.au
Therefore, because of the directive from the Dept. of Fair Trading the CCFHS Inc. had to review and update its Constitution 2013. A committee comprising Jan Cooper, Barry Porter (previously on the 2013 panel) and Paul Schipp have worked on this process during 2018. Associations could further develop their constitution or accept the model outright. Using the basis of the current 2013 constitution and the model provided by the Dept. of Fair Trading, the panel developed the proposed constitution for 2019. The proposal was presented to the Management Committee meeting on 18th April 2019 and was approved unanimously. The core of the 2013 constitution has remained, with some rephrasing and updated components from the model which were incorporated to meet the requirements.