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GSAA STATUTES – Part 6: MISCELLANEOUS

36 Insurance

  1. The association must effect and maintain insurance under section 44 of the Act.
  2. In addition to the insurance required under clause (1), the association may effect and maintain other insurance.

37 Funds – source

  1. The funds of the association are to be derived from annual subscriptions of members, donations and, subject to any resolution passed by the association in general meeting, such other sources as the committee determines.
  2. All money received by the association must be deposited as soon as practicable and without deduction to the credit of the association’s bank account.
  3. The association must, as soon as practicable after receiving any money, issue an appropriate receipt.

38 Funds – management

  1. Subject to any resolution passed by the association in general meeting, the funds of the association are to be used in pursuance of the objects of the association in such manner as the committee determines.
  2. All cheques, drafts, bills of exchange, promissory notes and other negotiable instruments must be signed by the treasurer and one other office bearer of the association.

39 Alteration of objects and rules

The statement of objects and these rules may be altered, rescinded or added to only by a special resolution of the association.

40 Common seal

  1. The common seal of the association must be kept in the custody of the public officer.
  2. The common seal must not be affixed to any instrument except by the authority of the committee and the affixing of the common seal must be attested by the signatures either of 2 members of the committee or of 1 member of the committee and of the public officer or secretary.

41 Custody of books

Except as otherwise provided by these rules, the public officer must keep in his or her custody or under his or her control all records, books and other documents relating to the association.

42 Inspection of books

The records, books and other documents of the association must be open to inspection, free of charge, by a member of the association at any reasonable hour.

43 Service of notices

  1. For the purpose of these rules, a notice may be served on or given to a person
    a) by delivering it to the person personally, or
    (b) by sending it by pre-paid post to the address of the person, or
    (c) by sending it by facsimile transmission or some other form of electronic transmission to an address specified by the person for giving or serving the notice.
  2. For the purpose of these rules, a notice is taken, unless the contrary is proved, to have been given or served:
    (a) in the case of a notice given or served personally, on the date on which it is received by the addressee, and
    (b) in the case of a notice sent by pre-paid post, on the date when it would have been delivered in the ordinary course of post, and
    (c) in the case of a notice sent by facsimile transmission or some other form of electronic transmission, on the date it was sent, or if the machine from which the transmission was sent produces a report indicating that the notice was sent on a later date, on that date.