After a great deal of work by new Executive Committee member Sarah Gillis, with comments from various members, the new draft Constitution was formally presented to members at the Special General Meeting held on 27 November, 2022 in conjunction with the annual Christmas party and Big Rides Day. The draft had been circulated to all members via Bike North News and email for their consideration weeks before the meeting.
President, Phill Hart, outlined the reasons for the new Constitution, its base being a model constitution prepared by the NSW Department of Fair Trading, modified to suit the operational requirements of Bike North. Phill explained the main areas for change and the fact that most just reflect our current mode of operation. One key change was to modify the very open access to membership data in the model constitution, to provide better security for personal member data.
A motion was put to the meeting that the new draft constitution be accepted. The vote was a unanimous one in favour of accepting the motion.
The new constitution will now be lodged with the NSW Department of Fair Trading and the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.
Click here to see the Constitution on our website.
Brian Lynne – Secretary