Revised Rules & Constitution
Prepared for Registration with Incorporated Societies Including all Changes.
Dated July 2022
THE INCORPORATED SOCIETIES ACT 1908 NELSON SPEEDWAY ASSOCIATION Inc
Rules and Constitution
The title of the Society shall be the Nelson Speedway Association (Incorporated) hereinafter called “The Club”.
The objects of the club shall be: -
Speedway racing in the Nelson District.
(b) To make bylaws and regulations for the conduct of Speedway Racing in the Nelson District.
(c) To enter into reciprocal agreements with any kindred body with regard to mutual recognition of registration,
disqualifications, records, etc.
(d) To affiliate with a National Body.
(e) To amalgamate with any other Incorporated Society.
(f) To purchase, lease, hire or otherwise acquire land, buildings and any other real or personal property which the
Committee may from time to time deem necessary, expedient, or useful in the attainment of any of the objects of
the society, whether alone or in conjunction with any other person, Society, firm, or Corporation, and to build,
erect, alter or improve or contribute towards the cost of building.
(g) To invest any of the society’s funds in such investments or assets as the Committee may from time to time
decide, notwithstanding that the same may be of a wasting, speculative or reversionary nature.
(a) The membership of the Club shall not be less than twenty (20) persons.
(b) Every Candidate for Membership shall be nominated by one and seconded by another Financial Adult Member of
the Club. All nominations shall be in writing, upon such forms as the Committee may from time to time.
determine. All Candidates shall be elected at a Committee Meeting. The Committee shall have power to refuse.
nomination of any Candidate for Membership and shall give the reason for any such refusal.
(c) Any member may resign from the Club by giving notice of such resignation in writing to the Secretary within fourteen
(14) days of the Member’s annual subscription falling due in any financial year. Unless such notice is given, such.
resigning member shall be liable to the society for his or her subscription for that financial year, provided that the
Committee shall have in its discretion to accept the resignation of any member at any time and make such rebate or
refund in his or her subscription as the Committee deems right and proper.
(d) Suspension or Expulsion:
The Committee may suspend or expel from Membership any Member wilfully disobeying any of the rules of the Club or
guilty of any conduct rendering him or her in the opinion of the Committee unfit or unsuitable to be a Member of the
Club or deserving of suspension or expulsion. PROVIDED THAT before suspending or expelling any Member the
Committee shall hear any accusations against the member, ask questions and give explanations and the Committee shall.
give any such member the opportunity of defence.
(e) Life Members:
The committee shall have the right to appoint any person who has given outstanding service to the Club as a Life Member.
Such appointments may be requested for consideration by any member of the Club. Life Members shall not be
required to pay an annual subscription to the Club and shall receive full membership rights.
(a) Each Member shall pay an annual subscription. Subscriptions shall be due within one calendar month after the Annual
General Meeting of the Club and shall run for one year from this date. All Member’s Subscriptions are to be paid within
three calendar months of the Annual General Meeting.
(b) If any Member does not pay a Subscription or levy by the date set by the Committee or the Club, unless the arrears are
paid by a nominated date, the Membership will be terminated. After that date, the Member shall (without being released
from the obligation of payment of any sums due to the Club) have no Membership rights and shall not be entitled to
participate in any Society activity.
(c) The Committee on the recommendation of the Annual General Meeting, shall determine the Subscription.
(a) The rules of the club may be altered, added to, or replaced by a resolution passed by two thirds majority at any Annual
General or other General Meeting of the Club.
forwarded to the Secretary not later than fourteen days before the date of the General Meeting.
(c) In the case of a Pandemic, the Committee have the right to follow the New Zealand Legislation provided by the New Zealand
Government at the time allowing for certain modifications to Constitution Rules.
(a) Annual General Meeting: The Committee shall arrange for the Annual General Meeting to be held not later than the 30th day of June in every year at such time and place as the Committee shall determine.
(b) The Committee may at any time and shall within fourteen (14) days after the requisition in writing signed by at least a Twenty-One (21) members of the Club (which requisition shall set out the business proposed to be transacted at such meeting) convene a “Special General Meeting” for any purpose or purposes. At any meeting so called, only the business set out in the said notice shall be dealt with.
(c) Notice of General Meeting:
The Secretary shall at least Fourteen (14) days before any General Meeting give notice either by Electronic or Written Notification to all Financial Members stating the time and place where it will be held and in the case of Special General Meetings the business it is proposed to put before the meeting.
Additionally, the Secretary will provide:
If the Secretary has given notice to all Members in good faith, the Meeting and its business will not be invalid simply because one or more Members do not receive the Notice.
(d) Procedure and Quorum at General Meetings:
At all General Meetings, the chair can be taken by the Chairman, but if he or she is not present when the time the meeting is due to start, those present shall elect a Chairman for the meeting from among the members of the Committee present.
Every Adult Member present shall have one (1) vote and in the case of equal voting the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote. Only financial Adult Members shall be entitled to vote or take part in any discussion. The quorum at a General Meeting shall be fifteen (15) members.
Voting at General Meetings shall be indicated by a show of hands or if five members so desire, then by ballot. Voting by proxy will not be permitted at General Meetings.
(b) The Executive Officers and the Committee Members of the Club shall be nominated in writing at least seven days (7) prior to and elected annually at the Annual General Meeting or at a Special General meeting. To be eligible for election nominees must be present at the Annual or Special General Meeting or have given a written apology and consent to their nomination. If there are insufficient nominations in writing, nominations may be taken from the floor.
(c) In the event that there shall be a single vacancy on the Committee and only one person nominated for that position on the Committee, the following shall apply:
(i) A vote shall be taken of all financial Adult Members present at the; meeting as to whether the sole nominee shall be elected to the position to which such person shall have been nominated.
(ii) If the nominated person shall receive the endorsement of 50% or more of the votes cast then such nominee shall be deemed to be elected.
(d) If the nominated person receives less than 50% of the votes cast then the nominee shall be deemed not to have been elected and shall not become a member of the committee.
(e) If no person is elected to any position, then in such event the vacant position shall remain open until filled at a subsequent General Meeting of the Club.
(f) Each candidate accepting nomination shall declare that they have not been made insolvent or subject to a conviction where the maximum penalty was greater than three (3) years imprisonment.
(i) A PRESIDENT who can preside at all meetings of the Club, Executive, Committee or Subcommittee and can perform all duties usually appertaining to the office of Chairman. In the absence of the President, the Vice President can be Chairman of the Meeting or in the absence of both Officers, the Committee shall elect a Chairman. To be eligible for election as President, a nominee must have served as a committee member for at least twelve months.
(ii) A VICE PRESIDENT who shall perform those duties normally done by the President where the President is not available, or other such duties as the President may request.
(iii) A SECRETARY who will hold a correct record of all members and their addresses, file all correspondence, records and reports connected with the Club and conduct all correspondence. The Secretary will ensure that they keep a record of race results and record attempts and carry out such other duties as the Committee require him or her to do so.
(iv) A TREASURER who shall receive all moneys due to the club and Pay all debts contracted by it, keeping a correct account. He/she shall make a report at each meeting of the committee of the financial position of the club, and present at the Annual General Meeting, a balance sheet duly audited of the funds and disbursements of the Club.
(v) An ASSISTANT SECRETARY-TREASURER/MINUTE SECRETARY who will keep correct minutes of proceedings of the Club and perform any duties assigned him or her from time to time by the Committee. The Assistant Secretary shall provide the committee with a copy of the minutes of any committee meeting within seven days of that meeting.
(vi) A CLUB CAPTAIN is responsible for promoting the good conduct of members and for maintaining good liaison between the Committee and Members, and for generally promoting the affairs of the Club.
(vii) PATRON, A Patron of the club may be appointed from time to time.
(i) The committee shall meet at such times and places as it may from time to time decide and a meeting shall be called upon the requisition of the President and or the Secretary or any three (3) members of the Committee. Any such meetings so requisitioned shall be called within fourteen (14) days of receipt of such requisition by the Secretary.
(ii) Quorum for Committee Meetings: At any committee meeting six (6) members of the Committee personally present shall constitute a quorum and the Chairman shall in the case of equality of voting have a deliberative or casting vote in addition to his or her ordinary vote. Proxy Voting shall not be permitted at Committee Meetings.
(ii) Quorum for Committee Meetings: At any committee meeting six (6) members of the Committee shall be personally present. Proxy Voting shall not be permitted at Committee Meetings.
(iii) Every Committee Member who is absent from three (3) consecutive meetings without furnishing an apology shall automatically cease to be a member of the Committee.
The Committee shall have all powers necessary to efficiently carry out the objects of the Club, such powers to include.
(a) To order and see that all races and competitions are held in accordance with Club Regulations.
(b) To enter into such contracts on behalf of the Club as it thinks fit.
(c) To call a General or Special General meeting of the Club to consider any matter of sufficient interest.
(d) To appoint subcommittees to exercise and carry out any or all of the duties on direction of the Committee, and to appoint any person to the committee or subcommittee for any period of time for any specific purpose as the committee sees fit. The President and Secretary can be ex officio members of all Committees.
(e) The committee shall make appointments of all officials required by the national body.
(f) In the event of the Society not being affiliated to a National Body; -
(ii) To make, alter, remove, or endorse disqualifications, suspensions, or fines:
The Committee shall provide a common seal for the Club and shall have the power from time to time to destroy the same and substitute a new one in lieu thereof. The common seal shall be kept by the Secretary or Club Solicitor and shall be used only as and when directed by the Committee, and for the purpose of executing documents, shall be affixed in the presence of the Secretary.
At the Annual General Meeting in each year, the Committee shall present a Profit and Loss Report and a Balance Sheet
(b) The Club shall have powers to open and operate any bank account or Accounts at the Discretion of the Committee.
Employ people for the purposes of the Club.
Exercise any power a trustee might exercise.
Invest in any investment that a trustee might invest in.
Borrow money and provide security for that if authorised by Majority vote at any Club Meeting.
(a) The club may only Use Money and Other Assets if:
It is for a purpose of the Club.
It is not for the sole personal or individual benefit of any Member; and
That Use has been approved by either the Committee or by majority vote of the Club.
(a) The Club shall appoint an Auditor to audit the annual financial statements of the Club. The Auditor shall report on whether the financial statements are prepared in all material respects in accordance with the Club’s accounting policies. The Auditor must be a suitably qualified person. and preferably be a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, and must not be a member of the Committee, or an employee of the Club. If the Club appoints an Auditor who is unable to act for some reason, the Committee shall appoint another Auditor as a replacement.
The Committee is responsible to provide the auditor with:
access to all information of which the Committee is aware that is relevant to the preparation of the financial statements such as records, documentation, and other matters.
Additional information that the auditor may request from the Committee for the purpose of the audit; and Reasonable access to persons within the Club from whom the auditor determines it necessary to obtain evidence.
The Club may at the discretion of the Committee raise or borrow any sum of Money upon any mortgage, debenture or other security charging any of the real or personal property both present and future of the club or any part or parts thereof, or by way of overdraft or otherwise without security and upon such terms as the Committee may from time to time decide PROVIDED THAT the borrowing of any money in excess of the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) shall require the sanction of a General Meeting convened for the purpose.
The Committee shall have the power to make alter or repeal such bylaws as it deems fit for the well-being of the Club and the decision of the Committee on all questions shall be final and binding unless and until set aside or varied by the Club in a General Meeting. The Committee shall have the power to delegate all or any of its powers to any subcommittee or person as the Committee in its sole discretion may deem fit.
The Treasurer for the time being of the Club shall keep a register of members which shall contain the names, addresses, email, contact phone numbers and occupations of those members, and the dates at which they became members, and the register shall be available for inspection by members upon request at all reasonable times. The Secretary shall hold a copy of the register of members.
Should the resolution for winding up be confirmed by the Special General Meeting Called for that purpose, that meeting shall have the power to direct the method of disposal of the funds, property and assets of the Club, after payment of its debts and liabilities, and the costs of such winding up, subject to the condition that any remaining funds, property and assets shall not be paid to, or distributed amongst the members but shall be disposed of to an association or associations involved in the promotion, development, fostering and encouragement of motor sport.
In New Zealand, a person is considered a child or "minor" until the age of 20. On reaching this "age of majority" the person is no longer a child in the eyes of the law and has all the rights and obligations of an adult.
Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway
2023/2024 Season Calendar
Classes in Red are scheduled to race that night. BUT THESE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY MOMENT!
Tri Series / Streetstock & Stockcar Triples
Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, TQ’s, Productions, Sidecars, Youth Ministocks
NZ TQ’s/Paddy North Memorial
Stockcars, Sprintcars, Productions, Sidecars, TQ’s, Quarter Midgets.
NZ TQ’s/Sunshine Classic
Superstocks, Streetstocks, Sprintcars, TQ’s, Youth Ministocks Quarter Midgets,
Demolition Derby / Streetcar Spectacular
Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, TQ's, Sidecars, Productions, Quarter Midgets
South Island TQ's
Streetstocks, TQ’s, Sidecars, Midgets, Youth Ministocks, Quarter Midgets
Superstocks, Stockcars, Sprintcars, Midgets, TQ's, Productions, Quarter Midgets,
NZ Stockcar GP, Midget Feature
Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Sprintcars, Midgets, TQ’s, sidecars, Youth Ministocks
Best Pairs Meeting
Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Sprintcars, Productions, Youth Ministocks, Quarter Midgets
Black Baldy Xtreame Dirt Series
Stockcars, Super Saloons, Midgets, Productions, TQ’s, Sidecars, Youth Ministocks, Quarter Midgets
PTS Superstock Stampede, Stockcar Summer Slam, Ministock Mania, Historic Stockcar Challenge
Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Sidecars, Youth Ministocks, Historic Stockcars
PTS Superstock Stampede, Stockcar Summer Slam, Ministock Mania, Historic Stockcar Challenge & Super Saloon Open Club Champs
Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Super Saloons, Youth Ministocks, Historic Stockcar
Sunday Easter Extravaganza
Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Super Saloons, Production, TQ’s, Sidecars, Youth Ministocks, Quarter Midgets
Stock Car Queen of the Clay, Sam Satherley Remembrance
Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Super Saloons, Productions, TQ’s, Sidecars, Youth Ministocks, Quarter Midgets,
Rain out Date