Home' RMYC Yearbook : RMYC Yearbook 2015-16 Contents INTERPRETATION
1. In these Ar ticles:
“Act” means the Corporations Act 2001 and any
regulation made under the Corporations Act 2001. Any
reference to a provision of the Act includes a reference
to the same or similar provision and any legislation
replacing, amending or modifying the Act however that
provision may be amended in that legislation.
“the Club” means the Royal Motor Yacht Club of New
South Wales Limited, the premises of which are situated
at number 21 Wunulla Road, Point Piper.
“the unincorporated Body” means the unincorporated
Body which was known as the Royal Motor Yacht Club
of New South Wales the funds and other assets and
liabilities of which the Club is authorised to take over by
clause 2(a) of the Memorandum of Association.
“the Board” means the Board of Directors of the Club
within the meaning of the Act.
“Biennial General Meeting” means ever y second annual
general meeting commencing with the annual general
meeting in 2014 (which will be the first Biennial General
“Flag Officers” means such of the members of the
Board as have been elected by a General Meeting to
the offices of Commodore, Vice Commodore and Rear
Commodore, of the Club.
“Secretar y” means an “approved Secretar y” or an “acting
Secretar y” as defined by sections 33 and 34 of the
Registered Clubs Act 1976 as amended appointed by
the Club to perform the duties of the secretar y.
“State” means the State of New South Wales
“Member” unless otherwise indicated by a prefix or by
the context of the relevant Ar ticle means any member
of the Club irrespective of the class of membership to
which he may belong.
“Register of Vessels” means the register containing the
names of the Boat Owner members of the Club and
the names, the descriptions and the class of their vessels,
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“month” means a calendar month.
“notice” means any communication in writing.
“the seal” means the Common Seal of the Club.
Expressions referring to writing shall unless the contrar y
intention appears to be constructed as including
references to printing, lithography, photography and
other modes of representing or reproducing words in a
visible form. Words impor ting the masculine gender only
shall include the feminine gender and words impor ting
the singular number only shall include the plural number
and vice-versa. Words or expressions contained in these
Ar ticles shall be interpreted in accordance with the
provisions of the Interpretation Act 1897, of the Act, and
of the Registered Clubs Act 1897, as amended or any
other relevant statute in force at the date on which the
Ar ticles become binding on the Club.
2. The Club is established for the purposes set out in the
Memorandum of Association. The name of the Company
(hereinafter called “the Club”) is “ROYAL MOTOR
YACHT CLUB OF NEW SOUTH WALES LIMITED.”
3. The number of members of the Club (not including
Junior Members or Honorar y Members or Temporar y
Members) shall not for the time being exceed two
4. The subscribers to the Memorandum of Association
and such other persons as the Board shall admit to
membership in accordance with these Ar ticles shall be
members of the Club.
5. If the whole of the funds and other assets of the
unincorporated Club become the absolute proper ty of
the Club for thwith after its incorporation then ever y
person who at the date of incorporation of the Club
is a member of the unincorporated Club and who on
or before the thir ty-first day of December, 1972 agrees
in writing to become a member of the Club shall be
admitted by the Board to membership of the Club in
the appropriate class. Ever y member of the Club who
previously to his agreeing to become a member of the
Club has paid his subscription due on the first day of
July 1972, as a member of the unincorporated Club shall
not be liable to pay any fur ther sum by way of annual
subscription to the Club for the period prior to the first
day of July, 1973.
CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP
6. The Club shall consist of five (5) classes of members
but Boat Owner members, General members and Life
members only shall have the rights accorded by the
Ar ticles to full membership of the Club and shall be
entitled to use all of the facilities and amenities of the
Club and the right to nominate or second any person for
membership and have credit facilities. Notwithstanding
anything contained in Ar ticle 6 of these Ar ticles and
in order to make clear the voting rights of the various
classes of members only Boat Owner members, General
members and Life members (who immediately prior
to being elected to Life membership were either Boat
Owner members or General members) shall be eligible
to vote for the election of the Board of Directors and
vote on any matter at a General Meeting of the Club.
(a) BOAT OWNER MEMBERS
A General member who is the sole owner of a vessel in
his or her name or two or more General members who
are the owners of a vessel either jointly or as tenants in
common may apply to the Board to enter into a ber th
agreement or mooring agreement in respect of that
vessel and to have the vessel registered on the Register
of Vessels pursuant to Ar ticle 101. If such application
is granted, then upon the vessel being entered on to
the Register of Vessels referred to in Ar ticle 101, the
member (or members if there be more than one) who
is the owner of the vessel shall thereby become a Boat
Owner member and shall be recorded in the register
of members as a Boat Owner member. Subject to the
following paragraph of this Ar ticle 6(a) a Boat Owner
member who ceases to be the owner of a vessel
registered on the Register of Vessels for the purposes of
Rule 101 will from the date of such cessation become a
General member and will be transferred in the register
of members to General membership.
The members of this class shall have all the rights
accorded by these Ar ticles and shall be entitled to the
enjoyment of all the facilities and amenities of the Club.
For the purpose of this paragraph a Boat Owner
member who disposes of his vessel with the intention
of replacing same and within seven (7) days of such
disposal notifies the Secretar y in writing of his intention
so to do shall be deemed to belong to this class for a
period of three months from the date of the disposal of
his vessel notwithstanding the fact that he will be owning
no vessel during such a period.The Board may at its
discretion grant extensions of the aforesaid period on
being requested in writing by the member concerned
and being given satisfactor y reasons for such a request.
(b) GENERAL MEMBERS
Articles of Association of
Royal Motor Yacht Club of New South Wales Ltd
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