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Standing Orders for General Meetings

Australian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.

Standing Orders for General Meetings

0. Chair:

1. Quorum:

2. Order of Business:

a) Open meeting

b) Apologies

c) President's Report

d) Treasurer's Report

f) Election of incoming Executive by secret ballot (AGM only)

g) Special Resolutions

h) General business

i) Close of meeting

3. Special Resolution:

4. Proxy:

a) an instrument of proxy is received by the Secretary of the Association before the beginning of the General Meeting;

b) the instrument identifies the special resolution to which it applies;

c) the instrument indicates whether the Member votes for or against the special resolution; and

d) the instrument contains the name, membership number, and signature of the Member

5. General Business:

6. Amendments:

7. Speakers:

8. Times for Speakers:

a) 10 minutes for reports

b) 5 minutes for the mover of a motion or special resolution

c) 3 minutes for subsequent speakers to a motion or special resolution

d) 20 minutes total time for a motion or special resolution.

9. Interruptions:

10. Dissent from the Chairperson's Ruling:

Adopted at the Adjourned Annual General Meeting of ASSTA, Thursday 25th November 1993

Reviewed and Reconfirmed by Executive - 3rd September 1996

It should be noted that this set of standing orders is not a legally binding document but provides a guideline to practice for the Executive Committee.


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