Committee

 
 

Constitution

 

Constitution
Central
Safety
Group

  1. Name: Central District Industrial Safety Group, known as Central Safety Group.

  2. Aims:
    (a) Promote occupational health and safety knowledge and practice among members
    (b) Provide mutual support on OHS, through the sharing of information and knowledge

  3. Membership:
    There shall be three forms of membership:
    Individual
    Corporate
    Life

Individual membership
The person will submit an application form and pay the annual fee for the calendar year. The Executive reserves the right to reject an application. Membership entitles the individual to:

  • attend any of the Group’s events during the period of annual fee at the discounted Members’ rate
  • attend the networking Christmas lunch at the discounted Members’ rate
  • access the Members Only section of the website

The organisation will submit an application form and pay the annual fee for the calendar year. The Executive reserves the right to reject an application.

Corporate membership
The organisation will submit an application form and pay the annual fee for the calendar year. The Executive reserves the right to reject an application. Corporate membership will entitle the organisation to:

  • send up to three (3) employees to any of the Group’s events during the period of annual fee at the discounted Members’ rate
  • send up to two (2) employees to the networking Christmas at the discounted Members’ rate
  • access the Members Only section of the website

A corporate membership is not sponsorship; CSG does not endorse or promote services for commercial gain.

Life membership
A member can become a life member on the nomination of any three (3) other members, and the agreement of those present at an annual general meeting. A life member will be exempt from paying an annual fee.

  1. Organising Committee

There shall be an Organising Committee composed of an Executive and up to four (4) ordinary members. The Executive will comprise:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Secretary

The Executive shall be elected or selected by those members present at an annual general meeting.
The quorum for an executive meeting shall be: the President or Vice President plus at least half the membership of the Executive.
The President shall be responsible for calling all meetings, chairing all meetings, and authorising all events and communications of the Group.
The Vice President shall take on the duties of the President in the absence of the President, unless the President deputises another member of the Executive.
The Secretary shall be responsible for advising members of meetings and events and assisting the President with correspondence of the Group.
The Treasurer will keep the financial books of the Group, operate all bank accounts of the Group and produce annual accounts for the Group. The operation of all bank accounts will require the signature of the Treasurer and one other member of the Executive.
The Membership Secretary shall be responsible for promoting membership, keeping Members informed about relevant activities and maintaining membership records

  1. Other Committees

There shall be an Organising Committee composed of an Executive and up to four (4) ordinary members. The Executive will comprise:

  1. Meetings:
    6.1 Quorum:
    The quorum for an ordinary meeting of the group shall be 6 people or 10% of the membership, whichever is the less.
    6.2 Meeting activities and events:
    It is an objective of the CSG to promote education and sharing of OH&S information by:
    • inviting specialists and representatives from related spheres to speak at meetings;
    • running of events such as site tours or visits;
    • sharing of ideas and successes through various media;
    • creating a constructive relationship with WorkSafe Victoria and facilitating two-way interaction between WorkSafe and members.
6.3 Meetings will generally be held on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding January, or as required from time to time.
6.4 One month’s notice of the date of Annual General Meetings shall be communicated to all financial members.


  1. Fees:
    The annual fees will be set by the Executive in the last meeting of the year – for the next calendar year.

  2. Alteration of this constitution:
    This constitution can be altered by a simple majority attending an annual general meeting.

  3. Dissolution:
    The group can be dissolved on the resolution of three quarters of the membership. Any monies left over shall be donated to like minded organisations who promote health and safety.

END.

This constitution was adopted by all members present and voting at the September 2009 meeting of the Central Safety Group.
The constitution was amended at the 2012 Annual General Meeting, held on 14 February 2012.
This amendment was adopted at the 2018 Annual General Meeting, held on 13 February 2018.

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