Governance of the New Zealand Division

The Constitution, Election and Proceedings of the Divisional Council

The Division is governed in accordance with rules established in compliance with the requirements for an incorporated society in New Zealand. The rules begin by stating that the Charter and By-Laws of the Parent Body will apply except where the By-Laws conflict with either a New Zealand statute (s) or where they conflict or are over-ridden by the Rules of the Division.

The responsibility for the proper conduct of the affairs of the Division is vested in the Divisional Council, the members of which are elected by and from amongst the voting members of the Division in accordance with the procedures set out in the Rules.

The officers of the Council are elected from within the elected members of Council at the first meeting of the Council after the Annual General Meeting and will comprise the following: -

President

Vice President

Honorary Secretary

Honorary Treasurer

Executive Officer

In addition to those members listed above there shall be up to 10 elected members of Council who shall all be voting members of the Division.

The President shall be a corporate member of the Division and shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting. The President by virtue of his office will also have a seat on the Council of the Society.

The Vice President of the Council shall be a corporate member of the Division and shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting. He will chair Council Meetings when the president is unable to be present.

The Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer shall be voting members of the Division and shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting. In the event that there are no members of Council who are willing to serve in either of these positions, the Council may appoint any other person who is willing to serve and, in the opinion of the Council is suitably qualified to carry out the duties required. Such an appointee will not have voting rights on the Council.

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