|MAS By Law|
MACARTHUR ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 6th March 2012
a. Co-ordinates all of the Society’s activities.
b. Chairs all of the Society’s meetings.
c. Is the central contact person for members and non-members.
d. Presents an annual report.
a. Assists the President.
b. Becomes Acting-President in the President's absence.
a. Takes, distributes and keeps on file minutes of all committee meetings, Special General Meetings and Annual General Meetings.
b. Presents all general correspondence received at the Society’s Management Committee Meetings.
c. Where necessary, responds to correspondence.
d. Issues membership notices of acceptance, rejection and termination.
e. Completes and sends the Department of Fair Trading Annual Statement within one month of the Annual General Meeting.
f. Issues routine publicity and media relations.
g. Receives nominations for election and business for consideration at any meeting.
h. Prepares meeting agendas in consultation with the President.
i. Is registered by DOFT as Public Officer.
j. Maintains a register of laser pointer owners.
a. Collects membership dues and all other monies; and issues receipts.
b. Pays all accounts in a timely fashion.
c. Maintains proper records of accounts.
d. Maintains records of membership.
e. Presents annual financial report to the AGM and provides regular reports to management committee meetings.
This non-committee position shall be filled by appointment by the Management Committee from the Society's financial members. Prepares and publishes the Society's monthly journal. Collates and publishes the Annual Report.
This non-committee position shall be filled by appointment by the Management Committee from the Society's financial members. Maintains and backs up the Society's website, allocates e-mail addresses to office bearers. Moderates the Society's Web Forum.
6. (Not used)
7. Membership Renewal Notices
The Treasurer shall issue renewal reminder notices to members at the last e-mail address provided by each member. Such renewal notices shall be issued:
One month prior to the end of the Society's financial year, the Management Committee shall appoint a person to audit the Society's accounts and present a written opinion as to the state of the accounts. The Auditor's identity shall be announced to ordinary members at least two weeks prior to the end of the financial year. The Auditor shall not be a member of the committee.
All committee appointments shall be re-affirmed or reconsidered at the first committee meeting following an AGM.
The Society will provide annual membership cards to members and make them available for renewed members to collect at the first meeting following closure of renewals; or for new members as soon as practicable after joining.
The Management Committee shall consist of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer (as provided in the constitution clause 5.1) and three additional elected committee members.
12. Membership Awards
Award badges for the completion of ten years of continuous membership shall be presented at each AGM. Certificates will be awarded to members who have completed five or fifteen years of continuous membership.
13. Laser pointers.
Members shall be advised annually that they are required to formally disclose laser pointer ownership as a condition of membership.