Incorporation and Fundraising

Our Code of Ethics requires us to “Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community” Here are links to help Lions Club Officers with some of those obligations:

Roles of Cabinet Members and Club Board Members and How to Run an Association
Committe Responsibilities
Associations – Forms

Constitution, By-Laws and Policy Minutes
Each Club has its own Constitution registered with the Office of Fair Trading – Ask your Public Officer for a copy of your club’s own constitution. When a matter is not covered by your own constitution, or Australian Law, the relevant provision in the international standard constitution may apply. A copy is at the link below:
Lions Clubs International Standard Constitutions And By-Laws
District 201N5 Constitution (12/11/2016) | District 201 N5 ByLaws (12/11/2016)

District 201N5 Policy Minutes March 2017 amended August 2018

An Interesting Read – Advantages of your club being incorporated Frewin v Emdale Sports Club Inc & Ors

Charitable Fundraising Authority (CFN)
Check your expiry date here
Apply for your authority or read onditions to be met by your club here

Apply for Your ABN Here,-Super-funds—Charities/Applying-for-an-ABN/

For the Public Officer
Role of Public Officer |AGMs General InfoTypical Notice of AGM | Typical Minutes of AGM |

Links To Volunteer Board Search Services
There are several free online services that can help volunteer associations like Lions Clubs, find additional board members.

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