THE EGG ARTISTRY
GUILD OF AUSTRALIA INC.
1.1. The Guild shall be known as The Egg
Artistry Guild of Australia Inc. herein after called the E.A.G.of
2.1. The aim of the E.A.G.of A is to grow
together, to achieve a high standard of egg artistry, and to
promote the art of eggshell decoration throughout Australia.
3.1. Any person who has a genuine interest in
the aims of the E.A.G.of A may apply to join the E.A.G.of A.
3.2. Membership fee is to be $10 upon joining
the E.A.G.of A. and is to be reviewed at each Annual General
3.3 Annual Subscriptions shall be due
and payable by 1st July each year or in the case of new E.A.G.of A members upon joining
the E.A.G.of A.
The subscription rate is to be reviewed at each AGM. Payment will
be by cheque, money order,cash or direct bank transfer. Credit card
payment will not be accepted.
3.4. Annual Subscription for overseas
members will cost an extra $10.
3.5. Family Membership: Within a family one
person should be a full member and remaining family members will be associate
members. All the family must be residing at the some address and only one
magazine will be issued. All family members will pay the membership fee. The family
membership subscription rate will be reviewed at each AGM.
3.6. Persons joining after the 1st January
need only pay half the annual subscription plus full membership fee.
3.7. Membership will be cancelled should the
annual subscription remain unpaid for two consecutive years.
3.8. The financial year shall be from I"
July to 30th June.
3.9. Members must be financial to
participate in E.A.G.of A. activities.
3.10. If it can be demonstrated that a member
is acting in a manner contrary to the constitution of the E.A.G.of
A., the executive committee will have the right (after the issuing
of two written notices regarding breaches of the constitution) to
cancel that person's membership. The right of appeal against this
decision will consist of an appeal to an ordinary general meeting of
members for a majority decision.
4. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
4.1. The executive committee shall consist
of a President, Vice- President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Magazine
Coordinator for a term of 12 months.
4.2. If an executive committee is not
appointed at an Annual General Meeting the E.A.G.of A. will go into recess
for a period of 12 months, with the previous executive acting as
4.3. If after that 12 months there is no
executive committee forthcoming, the E.A.G.of A. would be considered
disbanded, and all monies and proceeds of sale of properties donated
to a nominated charity or charities.
5. ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
5.1. Elections are to be held at the Annual
General Meeting in July of each Year.
5.2. The retiring President will declare all
positions vacant and nominate a financial member to act as returning
officer to conduct the election.
5.3. Only financial members are eligible to
stand for office.
5.4. Only financial members may vote and
be present at an AGM.
5.5. Members must be present to vote.
5.6. Members must have attended at least
three ordinary general meetings/workshops in the preceding
year to be eligible to vote.
5.7. Nominations for positions declared
vacant will be accepted:
1. From the floor at the
Annual General Meeting or
2. In writing up to one week prior to
the Annual General Meeting on an Official E.A.G.of A.
nomination form, forwarded to the secretary.
5.8. If more than one nomination for a
position is received, a confidential vote will be conducted by the
returning officer. Voting slips will be made available for scrutiny by
members if required after the meeting.
6. ORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS.
6.1. Meetings are to be held regularly
providing at least 10 % of the total membership is present.
6.2. Interested persons are welcome to
attend one (1) meeting as a visitor prior to applying for
7. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
7.1. An Annual General Meeting will be held
7.2. Quorum for the AGM will be 15% of the
7.3. If the required quorum is not achieved,
members will be notified in writing of a new date for the AGM
8. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.
8.1. Any amendment to the E.A.G.of A.
constitution cannot be made without notice given in writing to all members no less
than two weeks prior to a forthcoming ordinary general meeting.
9.1. A magazine will be published regularly
and sent to all full financial members.
10.1. Exhibitions of members work will be held
periodically and shall be open to the public.
10.2. Only decorated natural eggshells are to be
exhibited at said exhibitions.
11. INCOME AND PROPERTY
11.1. The income and property of the E.A.G.of A. shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the E.A.G.of A and no portion thereof shall
be paid or transferred directly or indirectly, by way of dividend,
bonus or otherwise, howsoever by way of
profit, to members or relatives of members of the E.A.G.of A., provided that
nothing herein shall prevent the payment in good faith of remuneration to any
officer or servant of the E.A.G.of A. or to any members of the E.A.G.of A. for
any service actually rendered to the E.A.G.of A., or reasonable end
proper rental for premises let by any member of the E.A.G.of A.
11.2. All financial members of the E.A.G.of A
have the right to vote regarding the management and control of funds
and other property of the E.A.G.of A.
18th AUGUST 2000