APPLIED LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA 

CONSTITUTION

 

Article I: NAME AND AIMS

  1. Name. The name of this association shall be the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Incorporated (henceforth the Association or ALAA). 
  2. Incorporation. The Association is a non-profit association incorporated with the NSW Office of Fair Trading according to the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (henceforth ‘the Act’) and Associations Incorporation Regulation 2010 (henceforth ‘the Regulation’). 
  3. Aims. The aims of ALAA are to provide leadership in applied linguistics in Australia, to stimulate teaching, learning, research, scholarship and the dissemination of information and research in this field, to hold an annual conference in which members of this professional community may meet, to cooperate with groups interested in or relevant to applied linguistics, to advocate on behalf of this professional community to government and other bodies regarding language and related issues, and to produce a journal reflecting these aims. 
  4. Affiliation. ALAA is an affiliate of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA).
 

Article II: MEMBERSHIP & SUBSCRIPTION FEES

  1. Members. Members of the Association shall be persons or institutions interested in and contributing to the advancement of applied linguistics as a scholarly discipline and professional field, and who are in good standing with annual membership dues (see Article II, §5 below) or exempted from such dues as honorary life members. 
  2. Application for membership. New members shall join by application as detailed on the ALAA website and by payment of the annual subscription. 
  3. Commencement of membership. As soon as possible after payment of the annual subscription, the Association Secretary shall ensure that person’s or institution’s name is entered in the register of Association members (see Article II §11 below) and, on the name being so entered, the person or institution becomes a member of the Association. 
  4. Subscriptions. The amount of annual membership subscription shall be determined at the AGM and shown on the Association website.
  5. Due date. The subscription shall fall due on the first day of the calendar year. The payment of such annual dues shall define Association members in good standing.
  6. Membership categories. The AGM may from time to time establish or revise designated membership categories, fees and associated benefits. These categories, fees and benefits shall be specified in the Association’s Working Rules and listed on the Association’s website.
  7. Cessation of membership. A person ceases to be a member of the Association if the person: 
    1. dies, or
    2. resigns membership, or
    3. is expelled from the Association, or
    4. fails to pay the annual membership fee by the end of the financial year in which it is due.
  8. Reinstatement of membership. In the case of Article II §7(d) above, membership shall be resumed when the subscription for the financial year then current is paid.
  9. Resignation from membership. A member of the Association may resign from membership of the Association by first giving to the Association Secretary written notice of at least one month of the member’s intention to resign and, on the expiration of the period of notice, the member ceases to be a member. (See also Article II §12 below).
  10. Rights, privileges and obligations. The rights, privileges or obligations which a person has by reason of being a member of the Association: 
    1. are not capable of being transferred or transmitted to another person, and
    2. terminate on cessation of the person’s membership.
  11. Members’ Register. The Public Officer of the Association shall hold and maintain a register of members of the Association specifying the name and postal or residential address of each person who is a member of the Association. 
  12. In every case where a member ceases to hold membership (as per Article II §7 above), the Public Officer shall ensure that the member is removed from the register of members. 
  13. The register of members shall be kept in New South Wales at the Association’s official address.
  14. The register of members shall be open for inspection, free of charge, by any member of the Association at any reasonable hour.
  15. On application to the Secretary, a member of the Association may obtain a copy of any part of the register on payment of a fee of not more than $1 for each page copied.
  16. If a member requests that any information contained on the register about the member (other than the member’s name) not be available for inspection, that information shall not be made available for inspection.
  17. A member shall not use information about a person obtained from the register to contact or send material to the person, other than for: 
    1. the purposes of sending the person an Association newsletter, a notice in respect of a meeting or other event relating to the Association or other material relating to the Association, or
    2. any other purpose necessary to comply with a requirement of the Act or the Regulation.
  18. Members’ liability. The liability of a member of the Association to contribute towards the payment of the debts and liabilities of the Association or the costs, charges and expenses of the winding up of the Association is limited to the amount, if any, unpaid by the member in respect of membership of the Association as required by Article II, §5 above.
 

Article III: EXECUTIVE OFFICERS 

Article IV: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Article V: OTHER COMMITTEES

Article VI: ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Article VII: MEETINGS

Article VIII: FINANCES

Article IX: RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES

Article X: DISCIPLINING OF MEMBERS

Article XI: SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS

Article XII: AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

Article XIII: RULES AND INTERPRETATIONS

 

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