The name of the group shall be the Scandinavian Seniors of South Australia Incorporated. (hereafter referred to as SSSA)
The SSSA shall be a non-profit group whose object shall be to provide a meeting place and activities for senior citizens with an interest in Scandinavia.
All activities arranged by SSSA shall be open to all members of SSSA and their friends and relatives.
(a) Membership shall be open to people over 50 years.
(b) The committee shall have the right to set
(c) Membership shall lapse, if fees have not been
paid in the first 3 months of the year.
(d) A member can be expelled by a two-thirds
majority of a Special General Meeting.
(e) The SSSA Secretary shall keep a record of all
(f) SSSA may offer a discount in membership fees
those members who incur membership fee in
other Scandinavian groups.
4.ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS (AGM)
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS (SGM)
(a) An AGM shall be held each year on the third
Thursday of January, or a late AGM may
be delayed until as late as the third
Thursday of March.
(b) At the AGM the following
proceedings must take place:
Reading of the minutes of the
previous year's AGM.
Presentation of the President's
Presentation of a financial statement for the
Election of a management
committee (hereafter called the
An opportunity for members to air their
(c) A Special General Meeting can
be called by 15% of members or
by the Committee.
(d) AGM to be advertised in our newsletter for 3 months prior to the AGM
(e) A quorum at AGM or SGM
shall comprise 15 % of all
(a) The SSSA Committee shall comprise
the following elected officers:
4 Committee members.
(b) The Executive Committee members shall be elected
for a term of two years staggered.
The President /Secretary /1st and 4th Committee members in one year.
The Vice President / Treasurer / 2nd and 3rd Committee member
the year after.
(b1) Appointment by the Executive Committee of the
Kitchen Manager, / Editor, / Drink Manager.
The appointment to the 3 above positions shall stand until
terminated by appointees or the Executive Committee.
The appointees can attend the Executive Committee meetings.
but have no voting right.
(c) Voting must be by a secret ballot of
current members of SSSA attending
(d) Committee members resigning before the AGM
may be replaced by a candidate supported
by a majority of committee members.
(e) The committee shall have a quorum of 50 %
and shall meet at least one every three calendar
(f) The Committee is prohibited from disputing
legal actions brought against SSSA. Any such
action shall be referred to the Attorny General,
so that the Government can apply the Volunteer
Protection Act in a way which ensurer that a
liability, attached to a SSSA volunteer, is limited
to the assets of SSSA.
(g) The Committee shall appoint a Public Officer.
(a) The financial year of SSSA shall run from
1 January to and including 31 December.
(b) The Treasurer shall keep accurate records of all
financial matters affecting SSSA. Including both
finances and assets.
(c) The assets and income of SSSA shall be used
solely in furtherance of its object and no
portion shall be distributed directly or
indirectly to its members except to compensate
for services given or expenses incurred on
behalf of SSSA.
POWER OF THE ASSOCIATION
The association shall have all the powers conferred by section 25 of
(a) Changes to Constitution of SSSA must only take
place at the AGM or at a Special General Meeting
called by the Committee for that specific purpose.
(b) All members of SSSA must be notified of any
proposed changes in writing 14 days prior to the
AGM or SGM at which the proposed changes will
(c) Changes to the Constitution shall then be
implemented by a simple majority of members
present and eligible to vote with the President
having a casting vote.
(d) SSSA may only be dissolved by a three quarter
majority of all financial members at a Special
General Meeting. In such an event the SGM shall
donate the excess of assets over liabilities to an
organization similar to SSSA, which prohibits
the distribution of assets and income to its members.
(e) The association may be wound-up in a manner provided for in the act.