Caledonian Society Of Otago Incorporation Ordinance 1874 (O)

Caledonian Society Of Otago Incorporation Ordinance 1874 (O)

Provincial Act
Date of assent15 June 1874

In the 37th year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria

An Ordinance to incorporate the Caledonian Society of Otago

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS a voluntary association formed for the promotion of benevolence, literature, education, and national customs has for some time existed at Dunedin in the Province of Otago under the name of The Caledonian Society of Otago and it is desirable that the members of the said Association should be incorporated.

1 Short Title
  • The Short Title of this Ordinance shall be the Caledonian Society of Otago Incorporation Ordinance 1874.

2 Incorporation
  • The members of the said Association shall be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of The Caledonian Society of Otago and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and shall by the same name sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto in all Courts of the Dominion of New Zealand and shall be capable in law to take, purchase, and hold all goods, chattels, and personal property whatsoever and shall also be able and capable in law to receive, take, purchase, and hold for ever not only such lands, buildings, tenements, and hereditaments as may from time to time be required for the purposes of the said Society but also any other lands, buildings, tenements, and hereditaments whatsoever and also to accept a lease for a term of years or from year to year of any such lands, buildings, tenements, and hereditaments: And shall also be able and capable to do all other matters and things incidental or appertaining to a body politic or corporate.

    The reference to the Dominion of New Zealand substituted a reference to the Colony of New Zealand pursuant to section 4 Acts Interpretation Act 1924.

    Section 2 was amended by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907.

3 No subscriber to have an individual claim or interest in the property of the Society
  • No member or subscriber shall have any personal or individual or joint or transmissible right or interest in or to the whole or any part of the real or personal estate which may belong to or be vested in the said Society hereby incorporated.

4 Objects of the Society
  • The objects for which the said Society hereby incorporated has been established and shall in future be maintained shall be the promotion of benevolence, literature, education and national customs:

    • (1) Benevolence to be promoted by contributing to the funds of such charitable institutions as the Directors may determine: by giving information and advice to newly arrived immigrants and by affording in special cases of destitution such temporary relief as to the Directors may appear practicable or expedient:

    • (2) Literature to be promoted by offering prizes for the greatest proficiency of pupils attending the various educational institutions of the Province of Otago and also by procuring and disseminating information regarding the poetry, history and archaeology of Scotland:

    • (3) Education to be promoted by establishing night classes and otherwise as the Society may from time to time determine;

    • (4) Customs to be promoted by offering prizes for excellence in the performance of national feats, games, and exercises to be exhibited at the annual and other gatherings of the Society.

5 Management of affairs of Society
  • The management of the affairs of the said Society hereby incorporated shall be conducted by a Board of Directors to consist of not less than 20 nor more than 50 members to be appointed annually at a general meeting to be held in the month of October in each year or so soon thereafter as may be found convenient.

6 Powers of the Society
  • The said Society hereby incorporated shall have power from time to time to make revoke, alter, or vary regulations providing for making, breaking, or altering its seal; and for the custody thereof; and the manner of affixing the same to any deed or document; for the time and mode of convening meetings and special meetings of the Society and of the Directors thereof; and for determining the number to be a quorum at any such meeting and who shall preside thereat; for the conduct of the business at such meetings; and for the electing or appointing and removing of Directors; and filling up vacancies in the Board of Directors; and for giving the management of all or any part of the affairs of the Society to any such Directors; for the election or appointment of a President, 2 Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer and a Secretary and all such officers as may be thought necessary; and for defining their duties respectively; for determining what contribution or donation shall constitute any person a member, either annual or for life; and for requiring that any person desiring to become a member shall first be approved by 2 or more of the Directors; and for providing that in certain cases of default or misconduct any person shall cease to be a member; and also from time to time to make, revoke, alter, or vary all such regulations as may be requisite for the carrying out of the objects of the Society; and regulating the expenditure of the funds or money thereof:

    Provided always that no regulation made under the authority of this Ordinance shall be revoked, altered, or varied, unless by two-thirds of the members present at some meeting of the Society of which 14 days' notice shall have been given by public advertisement specifying the object of such meeting.

7 Rules already adopted to remain in force until regulations made
  • Until other regulations shall be made under the last preceding section the rules already adopted by the members of the said Association and at the date of the passing of this Ordinance in force shall except where expressly contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance be the regulations for the government and management of the said Society hereby incorporated.

8
  • [Repealed]

    Section 8 was repealed by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907.

9 Duty of Directors
  • It shall be the duty of the Directors of the said Society hereby incorporated to administer the funds and property of the said Society for the objects for which the said Society is hereby constituted according to rules to be made in that behalf, to keep minutes of all the proceedings of the said Society and regular accounts of all its receipts and disbursements which shall be submitted to the annual general meeting to be held in the month of October in each year.

10
  • [Repealed]

    Section 10 was repealed by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907.

11 Management of property
  • The said Society hereby incorporated may sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of, mortgage, charge, or otherwise encumber or demise or lease any real or personal property of or belonging to the said Society, and may invest any money belonging to the said Society in such manner and on such conditions as they shall think fit:

    Provided that all proceeds of any sale or lease and all income arising from any such investment and all property acquired by any exchange shall be applied and used for the said Society only for the objects for which the said Society is hereby constituted.