(a) The name of the society is the ‘Celtic Flute School Of New Zealand Incorporated’.
(a) The object of the society is to promote Celtic music in New Zealand
through education, performance and participation.
(a) People become Members of the society through payment of
subscriptions or fees as determined by the committee.
(b) Membership of the society ceases 24 months after payment of
(c) Members may resign by writing to the committee.
(d) Members may be expelled from the society for breach of rules or for
misconduct or insubordination at meetings or events organised by
the society as determined by the committee. Advice of such
expulsion shall be by letter from the committee.
4 RULE CHANGES
(a) The rules of the society may be changed by majority decision at an
annual general meeting of the society.
(b) Proposed rule changes will be forwarded to current Members at
least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting.
(c) No addition to or alteration or recession of the rules shall be
approved if it affects the non-profit aims, personal benefit clause or
the winding up clause.
(a) An annual general meeting will be held each calendar year,
preferably at an annual workshop/gathering of Members, or at a time
determined by the committee.
(b) Written notice of the meeting will be forwarded to Members at least
fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting.
(c) The quorum at Annual General Meetings and Special General
Meetings shall be five Members.
(d) Notices of motion at the meeting will be made verbally at the
meeting or in writing to the committee prior to the meeting.
(e) Voting shall be by voice or a show of hands.
(f) Meetings of the committee shall be held in such manner and at such
times as is determined by the committee.
(g) The quorum at committee meetings shall be three people.
6 ELECTION OF OFFICERS
(a) The committee shall consist of three officers: a chairperson,
secretary and treasurer; and a minimum of three additional
committee Members, all of whom are Members of the society.
(b) Officers and committee Members are elected at an annual general
meeting of the society and are nominated by a Member at least
fourteen (14) days prior to the annual general meeting.
(c) The committee may co-opt additional committee Members, and fill
vacancies on the committee as required
(d) A person co-opted to serve on the Committee does not need to be a Member
of the society, but they shall be granted Membership in the society during the
time they are serving on the Committee.
(e) The maximum size of the Committee shall be limited to three officers, and
seven Committee Members.
7 COMMON SEAL
(a) The common seal of the society shall be held by the secretary and
used as determined by the committee.
8 CONTROL AND INVESTMENT OF FUNDS
(a) The treasurer shall be responsible for managing the funds of the
society and for providing accurate audited annual financial
(b) The society may hold bank accounts, loans and overdrafts and apply
for funds as determined by the committee.
(c) No Member of the organisation or any person associated with a
Member shall participate in or materially influence any decision
made by the organisation in respect of the payment to or on behalf
of that Member or associated person of any income, benefit, or
advantage whatsoever. Any such income paid shall be reasonable
and relative to that which would be paid in an arm’s length
transaction (being the open market value). The provisions and
effect of this clause shall not be removed from this document, and
shall be included and implied into any documents replacing this
9 WINDING UP OF SOCIETY AND DISPOSITION OF ASSETS
(a) The Society may be wound up by a majority of the votes of Members
present at an Annual or Special General Meeting called for the
purpose, provided that one month’s notice of such proposal shall be
given to each Member. Any resolution for the Society to be wound
up shall be confirmed at a subsequent General Meeting of Members
to be held not less than 30 days after the date on which the winding
up resolution was passed.
(b) If a decision is made to wind up or dissolve the Society and any
property remains after the settlement of the organisation’s debts and
liabilities, that property must be given or transferred to another
organisation in New Zealand for a similar charitable purpose or
purposes as defined in section 5(1) of the Charities Act 2005.