Constitution Amendments 2018

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Amendments to the Constitution of the Programmers' Society, 25th October, 2018

Proposed Amendment 1 (Definitions)

Under Section 2:

Replace:

  * University, UTS: The University of Technology, Sydney.
  * Union: UTS Union.

with

  * University, UTS: The University of Technology Sydney.
  * Union: ActivateUTS (formerly known as UTS Union).

OUTCOME: Passed.

Proposed Amendment 2 (Membership)

Replace clause 4.2.5:

   Annual subscription is dated for the calendar year. Memberships will
   reset on 1st February of each year, with a 1 month grace period to
   cover the annual subscriptions.

with:

   Annual subscription is dated for the calendar year, expiring on the 
   31st of December of that year. 

OUTCOME: Passed.

Proposed Amendment 3 (Executive Term Length)

Delete clause 5.1.3.1:

   The exemption from this clause is the 2015 term of office, due to
   the change in Annual General Meeting dates, will be the period of
   March 2015 to October 2015.

OUTCOME: Passed.

Proposed Amendment 4 (Executive Voting)

Delete from clause 5.1.7:

   , to a majority

Delete clause 5.1.7.1:

  In the case of a hung vote or tie, the President shall
  have a deciding ruling on the vote.

OUTCOME: Rejected.

Proposed Amendment 5 (Key Holders)

Delete clauses 5.1.4 and 5.1.5:

   5.1.4 Make up to four Key-Holder Appointments, each of which must
   be assigned an administrative role as determined by a vote of
   the Executive.
   
   5.1.5 Review, remove and add Key-Holder Appointments from time to
   time, subject to 5.1.4.

Renumber clauses 5.1.6, 5.1.7 (and 5.1.7.1. if not deleted) to 5.1.4., 5.1.5. (and 5.1.5.1 if not deleted)

OUTCOME: Passed.

Proposed Amendment 6 (Security)

Replace clause 5.6:

   All members holding keys to the Programmers' Society room and any
   rooms leading to same, shall make all reasonable efforts to maintain
   the security of those rooms.

with

   All members holding access privileges to the Society room shall make
   all reasonable efforts to maintain the security of the room.

OUTCOME: Passed.

Proposed Amendment 7 (Secretary)

Delete from 5.5.3:

   The Secretary shall act as the Vice­-President in their absence.

OUTCOME: Passed.

Proposed Amendment 8 (Liaison Officers)

Replace in clause 5.1.6:

   time to to time

with

   time to time

Delete from clause 5.1.6:

   , each of which must be agreed upon by a majority of the
   Executive Committee vote

Delete clauses 5.7.1, 5.7.1.1, 5.7.1.2, 5.7.1.3, 5.7.1.4, 5.7.2, 5.7.3, 5.7.3.1, 5.7.4, 5.7.5, 5.7.6, 5.7.7.

Replace clause 5.7:

   Liaison Officers are to be appointed at the discretion of the
   Executive Committee and removed at the earlier of either removal by
   discretion of the Executive Committee, or at the end of an office
   period of the Executive Committee. Liaison Officers do not hold a
   position on the Executive Committee, and shall assist and advise
   the Executive Committee.

with:

   Liaison Officers are to be appointed at the discretion of the
   Executive Committee and removed at the earlier of either removal by
   discretion of the Executive Committee, or at the end of an office
   period of the Executive Committee. Liaison Officers do not hold a
   position on the Executive Committee, and shall assist and advise the
   Executive Committee. ​Persons eligible for appointments must be
   financial members of the Society for the year they are appointed.
   Liaison Officer roles and positions are to be determined and revised
   by the Executive Committee from time to time.

OUTCOME: Passed.

Proposed Amendment 9 (Auditing)

Replace clause 5.5.4.3:

   ​They shall present the annual statement of accounts and balance sheet
   for the preceding financial year to the auditor each year at least
   two weeks before the Annual General Meeting and shall present the
   audited statements and balance sheet at the Annual General Meeting.

with:

   ​They shall present the annual statement of accounts and balance sheet
   for the preceding financial year at the Annual General Meeting.

Delete clauses 6.5 and 6.6:

   6.5 Auditor
   
   The Auditor shall be appointed by the Executive Committee.
   
   6.6 Annual Audit
   
   The Auditor will conduct an audit of the Society's accounts and
   balance sheet for the financial year preceding the Annual General
   Meeting, and furnish a report thereon, as an addendum to the
   Treasurer's report to the Annual General Meeting.

OUTCOME: Passed.

Proposed Amendment 10 (Notice)

Delete from clause 4.3.2:

    Notice on the Union Notice Board at Broadway will be shown as "to
    discuss rule 4.3.2".

Delete from clause 8.2:

   and a copy of the notice shall be exhibited on the union notice board at
   Broadway for a similar period

Replace in clause 7.5.1:

  displayed prominently on the union notice board at Broadway

with:

  given to all financial members of the Society

Delete from clause 9.1:

  on the union notice board at Broadway

OUTCOME: Passed.

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