The changes came into effect as of July 1, 2016 with a three-year transition period for clubs to comply with the new Act. Are you asking yourself what happens if you don’t update your constitution? Well…
- Technically, your club is not complying with the law
- It can impact funding opportunities
- Your committee may be liable for any problems that arise e.g. accident, debt, theft etc.
- If you don’t update your constitution, your committee must wind up
- Groups can exist without being incorporated, however they won’t be protected if things go wrong, nor will they be eligible to receive government funding
Have more questions? To help clubs and community groups with the transition, the Dumbleyung CRC will host a free workshop on 3rd November, from 5.30pm til 7pm. The session will be led by Caroline Robinson from the Wheatbelt Business Network and will cover constitutional changes and practical solutions to club problems. A light supper/dinner will follow and provide attendees with an opportunity to ask more questions.
Registration is essential-contact Ally at the CRC on 9863 4829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 31st October. This workshop has been made available thanks to the Department of Regional Development.