EAAA Membership Application

PO Box 31
Westgate NSW 2048
Australia
Phone: 1800 960 026
Email: info@eaaa.org.au

Annual membership rates

Individual $25  
Individual Concession $5  
 
ORGANISATIONS FULL ASSOCIATE
Income under $150K $70 $53
Income $150K – < $300K $195 $146
Income $300K – < $500K $380 $285
Income $500K – < $1m $710 $533
Income $1m – < $2.5m $990 $743
Income $2.5m – < $5m $1,230 $923
Income $5m – < $10m $2,030 $1523
Income $10m – < $30m $2,530 $1898
Over $30m $3,630 $2723

*Prices include GST

Membership information

Categories of Members

The Members of EAAA shall fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Individuals, who subject to this Constitution, shall have the right to attend, debate and vote at General Meetings;
  2. Organisations, which subject to this Constitution shall be represented by their representatives, who shall have the right to attend, debate and vote at General Meetings for and on behalf of the Organisations;
  3. Associate members shall have the right to receive notice, attend and speak at General Meetings, but will not be able to vote. Associates may include public servants representing their agency or local, state or federal government departments and statutory authorities; and
  4. such other category or categories of members as determined by the Board from time to time.

Eligibility for membership

Individual will:

  1. be bound by this Constitution;
  2. act in good faith and loyalty to maintain and enhance EAAA, its standards, quality and reputation for the collective and mutual benefit of the Members;
  3. at all times operate with, and promote, mutual trust and confidence between EAAA and the Members;
  4. not do or permit to be done any act or thing which might adversely affect or derogate from the standards, quality and reputation of EAAA; and
  5. submit relevant documentation for Individuals applying for a concession EAAA membership.

Organisations will:

  1. have purposes that align with EAAA’s Charitable Objects and do all that is reasonably necessary to enable the organisation’s purposes to be achieved;
  2. act for and on behalf of the interests of EAAA and the Members;
  3. be bound by this Constitution;
  4. act in good faith and loyalty to maintain and enhance EAAA, its standards, quality and reputation for the collective and mutual benefit of the Members;
  5. at all times operate with, and promote, mutual trust and confidence between EAAA and the Members; and
  6. not do or permit to be done any act or thing which might adversely affect or derogate from the standards, quality and reputation of EAAA.

Associate Members will:

  1. be bound by this Constitution;
  2. act in good faith and loyalty to maintain and enhance EAAA, its standards, quality and reputation for the collective and mutual benefit of all Members;
  3. at all times operate with, and promote, mutual trust and confidence between EAAA and the Members; and
  4. not do or permit to be done any act or thing which might adversely affect or derogate from the standards, quality and reputation of EAAA.

Application for membership

Individuals, organisations and associates seeking EAAA will need to complete and sign the Membership form and submit to info@eaaa.org.au.

At regular board meetings, the EAAA Board will consider and approve membership applications, which meet the above criteria and as set out in the Constitution.

Once approved, individuals, associates and organisations will be issued an invoice for their membership fees and once the fees have been received, the Executive Officer will record the new members details in the register of Members kept by EAAA.

Individuals can apply for a concession EAAA membership if they hold a valid Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card issued by either Centrelink or the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Scanned copies can be included with the membership application.

The Directors may in their discretion refuse to accept a person as an Individual Member and shall not be required or compelled to provide any reason for such rejection.

For further information on membership of EAAA please contact the Executive Officer on 1800 960 026 or at info@eaaa.org.au.

Membership Register

Membership information relating to individuals is subject to the EAAA Privacy Policy and is not made public.

The Directors must keep a Register of:

  1. the names and addresses of all Members;
  2. the dates of their admission as Members;
  3. particulars of resignations, termination and reinstatement of membership;
  4. any further particulars as the Directors or the Members at any General Meeting may require from time to time; and
  5. any other information required by the Act.

The Register will be open for inspection and copying in accordance with the Act.

Renewals and lapsed memberships

Annually members will be invited to renew their membership with an invoice issued to each member from EAAA. Members will receive two reminder emails will be sent out to current members for the payment of renewal fees. If no payment is received the membership will lapse.

Membership entitlements

All members have the right to attend and speak at meetings of the EAAA Board. The Board may close the meeting to meet ‘in closed committee’ without the member/s present if it chooses.

It should be noted that Associate Members have the right to attend and speak at General Meetings but are not able to vote.

All members receive the Annual Report, and regular information updates includes Newsletters and links to important information on elder abuse.

Voting Rights:

  1. Subject to this Constitution and to any rights or restrictions attached to any class of membership, at a General Meeting:
    1. each Organisation Member has three votes; and
    2. each Individual Member has one vote.
  2. A new category of Membership created by the Directors under clause 9.1(c) will not be granted voting rights unless approved by the General Meeting.
  3. A proxy, attorney or representative is entitled to a separate vote for each Member the person represents, in addition to any vote the person may have as a Member in his or her own right.
  4. An objection to the qualification of a person to vote at a General Meeting must be:
    1. raised before or at the meeting at which the vote objected to is given or tendered; and
    2. referred to the chairperson of the meeting, whose decision is final.
  5. A vote not disallowed by the chairperson of a meeting under clause 14.9(d) is valid for all purposes.

Membership benefits:

Membership may be suspended or a member expelled by a vote of the Board if, in their absolute discretion, they decide it is not in the interests of EAAA for the person to remain a Member.

The Directors may by resolution expel a Member who is not a Director from EAAA if, in their absolute discretion, they decide is it not in the interests of EAAA for the person to remain a Member.

If the Directors intend to propose a resolution under clause 12.2(a), at least two weeks before the meeting at which the resolution is to be proposed, they must give the Member written notice:

  1. stating the date, place and time of the meeting;
  2. setting out the intended resolution and the grounds on which it is based; and
  3. informing the Member that he or she may attend the meeting and may give an oral or written explanation or submission before the resolution is put to the vote.

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