Become a Member of Blaire Bears

Becoming a Member of Blaire Bears is a great way to be directly involved in the organisation. Members are able to attend meetings, vote, join the Committee, join sub-committees (such as a Committee formed for a particular event), and be kept up-to-date with our progress.

You will have certain RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES as a Member.

Rights:

• Inspect and copy the association’s register of members
• Inspect and copy the association’s list of office bearers
• Inspect and copy the association’s rules
• Attend the annual general meeting
• Have financial accounts showing the financial position of the association submitted to them at the annual general meeting
• Have proper notice of, and to attend, any general meeting at which it is proposed to alter the association’s rules.
• Have proper notice of, and to attend, any general meeting at which it is proposed to wind up the association

Responsibilities:

• Members agree to be bound by the rules of the association unless those rules are inconsistent with the Act of some other legal obligation. The rules of an incorporated association as agreed by members set out the purposes of the association referred to as “objects” in the Act, and the basis on which the association is to be run. In some circumstances members (and others) may be able to take civil action against committee members or the association if it fails to comply with its rules.
• Conduct of the association. Members have a crucial role in ensuring that their association conducts itself in a way that is acceptable to them. If members fail to be active in assuring their association is run in a fair, democratic and financially accountable manner, they may end up with an association they no longer wish to be associated with.
• False or misleading statements. It is the responsibility of all members to ensure that all documents lodged with Consumer Protection under the Act or presented to meetings of members are accurate. If a person knowingly lodges a document that is false or misleading they commit an offence that can result in criminal prosecution and is subject to a maximum fine of $500.

 

How to join:

To join us, simply right-click on the image below of our application form and save to your computer. Then you will be able to print it off and submit it to us. We will let you know if your application has been successful.

Application for Membership of Blaire Bears Inc.