Membership

Membership

Membership Eligibility

Persons of non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are eligible to be members of Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation as long as a majority of members is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

  • A person is eligible to be a member of the Corporation if:
  • The Board believes on reasonable grounds that the person will be an active member of the Corporation; and
  • They are at least 18 years old; and
  • Is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person

What’s involved?

In accordance with the Ngwala Rule Book Members can:

  • attend, speak and vote at general meetings
  • be made a director (if the member is eligible to be a director)
  • put forward resolutions at general meetings
  • ask the directors to call a general meeting
  • look at the members’ register free of charge
  • look at the minutes of general meetings and AGMs free of charge
  • look at the rule book or get a copy (free of charge)
  • raise a dispute and have a dispute dealt with
  • look at the books of the corporation if the directors have authorised it or the members pass a resolution at a members’ meeting which approves it

Members Responsibilities

A member must:

  • Comply with the Act and the Rule Book
  • pay the annual subscription of $5.00 when due
  • Attend general meetings and the AGM
  • Inform the corporation if they change their address within 28 days
  • comply with any code of conduct that the corporation adopts
  • treat other members with respect
  • To not behave in a way that significantly interferes with the operation of the corporation or of corporation meetings

How to become a member?

To apply to become a member of the Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation, a person must submit a written and signed application stating that they;

Wish to become a member of the corporation

Will be an active member of the corporation

Agrees to comply with the Rule Book

Accompanied by the annual fee of $5.00, or such other amount as determined from time to time by an ordinary resolution at a general meeting of the corporation

Directors will consider all membership applications within a reasonable period after it is received and may accept or decline the application by resolution at a Directors’ meeting. The directors may refuse to accept a membership application. If they do so, applicants will be advised about the decision and the reasons for it.

A person does not become a member until their name is entered on the corporation’s register of members.

If you have any enquiries or require assistance with your application please email ceooffice@ngwala.org.au.

Application for Membership