Club Rules

Rules of Apple-Q Inc.

    A word or expression that is not defined in these rules, but is defined in the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 has, if the context permits, the meaning given by the Act.

  2. NAME
    The name of the incorporated association is Apple-Q Inc.

    The objects of the association are:

    to bring together persons interested in personal computers and to provide a benefit to members through encouraging the use and application of 'Apple' and 'Macintosh' microcomputers and any other microcomputers of interest; and to undertake such other activities as the Association may from time to time determine.

    1. The association has the powers of an individual.
    2. The association may, for example:
      1. enter into contracts; and
      2. acquire, hold, deal with and dispose of property; and
      3. make charges for services and facilities it supplies; and
      4. do other things necessary or convenient to be done in carrying out its affairs.
    3. The association may also issue secured and unsecured notes, debentures and debenture stock for the association.
    1. The membership of the association shall consist of ordinary members, and any of the following classes of members:
      1. life members;
      2. honorary members;
      3. corporate members; and
      4. online members.
    2. A nomination for Life Membership shall be such that any two financial members of the Association may nominate any other member to be a Life Member. The nomination shall be in writing and signed by the proposers and lodged with the secretary.
    3. The Management Committee shall consider whether the nomination is worthy of the honour. Upon acceptance of a nomination by the Committee the nomination shall go forward to the next annual general meeting or a special general meeting called in accordance with Rule 26 (1) and (2) and Rule 27 (1).
    4. Honorary membership may be conferred on any person whose contribution to the Association is, in the opinion of the Management Committee, worthy of such recognition. The honorary member shall have all rights as are applicable to ordinary members including voting rights. The period of Honorary membership shall, in each case, be determined by the Management Committee.
    5. Corporate membership may be conferred on any organisation, which is a corporate entity, at the discretion of the management committee. The corporate member shall have all rights as are applicable to ordinary members including voting rights.
    6. The number of each class of member shall be unlimited.
    Every application for any class of membership of the Association (other than a Life Member), shall be made in writing, signed by the applicant and lodged with the secretary together with the necessary subscription and joining fee and in such form as the Management Committee from time to time prescribes.

    1. The Annual Membership fee for each class of membership is the amount decided by the Management Committee from time to time and is payable when, and in the way, the Management Committee decides;
    2. A Joining Fee or such other fees as the Management Committee may determine is payable by a member upon admission to membership and is in addition to the Membership Fee referred to in Clause 7. (1)
    3. the Management Committee may allow a discount on Membership and Joining fees and such discounts shall be contained in the By-Laws of the Association.
    1. The management committee must consider an application for membership at the next meeting of the committee held after it receives:
      1. the application; and
      2. the appropriate membership fee for the application.
    2. The management committee must decide at the meeting whether to accept or reject the application.
    3. If a majority of the management committee members present at the meeting vote to accept the applicant as a member, the applicant must be accepted as a member to the class of membership applied for.
    4. The secretary of the association must, as soon as practicable after the management committee decides to accept or reject an application, give the applicant a written notice of the decision.
    1. A member may resign from the association by giving a written notice of resignation to the secretary.
    2. The resignation takes effect on:
      1. the day and at the time the notice is received by the secretary; or
      2. if a later day is stated in the notice - the later day.
    3. The management committee may terminate a member's membership if the member:
      1. is convicted of an indictable offence; or
      2. does not comply with any of the provisions of these rules; or
      3. has membership fees in arrears for at least 2 months; or
      4. conducts himself or herself in a way considered to be injurious or prejudicial to the character or interests of the association.
    4. Before the management committee terminates a member's membership, the committee must give the member a full and fair opportunity to show why the membership should not be terminated.
    5. If, after considering all representations made by the member, the management committee decides to terminate the membership, the secretary of the committee must give the member a written notice of the decision.
    1. A person whose application for membership has been rejected, or whose membership has been terminated, may give the secretary written notice of the person's intention to appeal against the decision.
    2. A notice of intention to appeal must be given to the secretary within 1 month after the person receives written notice of the decision.
    3. If the secretary receives a notice of intention to appeal, the secretary must, within 3 months after the day of receipt, call a general meeting to decide the appeal.
    4. At the meeting, the applicant must be given a full and fair opportunity to show why the application should not be rejected or the membership should not be terminated.
    5. Also, the management committee and the committee members who rejected the application or terminated the membership must be given an opportunity to show why the application should be rejected or the membership should be terminated.
    6. An appeal must be decided by a vote of the members present at the meeting.
    7. If a person whose application has been rejected does not appeal against the decision within 1 month after receiving written notice of the decision, or the person appeals but the appeal is unsuccessful, the secretary must, as soon as practicable, refund the application fee paid by the person.
    1. The management committee must keep a register of members.
    2. The register of members must include the following particulars for each member:
      1. the full name and residential address of the member;
      2. the date of admission as a member;
      3. the date of death or resignation of the member;
      4. details about the termination or reinstatement of membership;
      5. any other particulars the management committee or the members at a general meeting decide.
    3. The register must be open for inspection at all reasonable times.
    4. However, before the member may inspect the register, the member must apply to the secretary to inspect it.