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Constitution Summary

 

(You can read the full constitution here


October 2012

NZOIA provides training and qualifications, and represents members' interests.

Membership

There are Full Members, Associate Members, and Honorary Members.

The Executive may reprimand, suspend, or expel a member found guilty of misconduct. There is an appeal process.

Office holders

The Association shall be managed by a Board consisting of seven (7) Directors   Four Directors shall be elected from the membership and three Directors shall be by appointment. A Chair will be chosen by the Board from its seven Directors. 

The term for a director term is 3 years. The Board may also co-opt members.The Board may establish a technical advisory committee to advise on standards and syllabuses, or it may work with committees convened by partner organisations.

General Meetings

The Board must call an AGM within 18 months of the last AGM, and the Chief Executive must send members notice of this meeting six weeks beforehand.

The quorum for General Meetings is 10 full financial members present at the meeting. To vote, you must be a Full or Honorary Member.

The meeting will elect officers, receive the President's report, receive the financial report and independent financial review, set the subscription, and decide on any motions or proposals (which require a written notice to the Chief Executive four weeks beforehand).

Resolutions require a majority vote of members who are present or represented by proxy. A proxy must be signed by the appointee and given to the Chief Executive 48 hours beforehand.

Special General Meetings

The Executive must convene a Special General Meeting (SGM) within two months of a request specifying the proposed business, and signed by six financial members.

The Chief Executive must send notice of the SGM and the business to be conducted to all members four weeks before the meeting. No other business may be transacted at the meeting.

Alteration of the constitution

The Constitution may be altered at a General Meeting, providing that a motion is given to the Chief Executive four weeks beforehand. The motion will be published two weeks before the meeting date.

You can read the full constitution here.

 

NZOIA acknowledges the funding provided to it by:

  • logo NZCT
  • logo Water Safety
  • logo Sparc

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