Affiliated Clubs

1.         PREAMBLE
1.1       There are dairy goat clubs in most districts and provinces throughout New Zealand recognised and affiliated by and to the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc.  Each club has gained recognition and affiliation by duly meeting the requirements for affiliation set out in Regulation 21.

2.         OBJECTIVES
2.1       The affiliated clubs and the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc will promote the dairy goat breeds.

3.         PROCEDURES
3.1       Affiliation shall be subject to the payment of the annual affiliation fee.

3.2       The annual affiliation fee can be altered by Council and will be deemed to be accepted by the affiliated clubs or groups on payment of the changed fee.

3.3       Each affiliated club shall supply Council with copies of election of officers as duly elected and accepted at the club’s annual general meeting each year.

3.4       Should an affiliated club be wound up, it shall be obliged to do so as outlined in its rules and regulations.  Council shall be notified of the dissolution within 30 days.  Any funds shall be disposed of as per the rules and regulations of the club.  Trophies shall be returned to the donors or their descendants.

3.5       Any clubs may amalgamate providing the amalgamation meets with the requirements set out in Regulation 21(g).   Any trophies or property of the clubs amalgamating shall be returned to the donors or their descendants or adopted by the newly formed club with their consent or that of their descendants.

3.6       Any affiliated club can disassociate itself from the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association as a vote of consensus within its membership.  By doing so, any club shows that the club may hold subsequent to the disassociation shall be deemed to be not recognised by the Association.  Council shall be notified of the decision within 30 days.

3.7       The affiliated club shall supply Council with any amendments and/or changes to the club’s rules and regulations.

3.8       Council shall supply each club with a copy of the rules and regulations, financial report and minutes of annual general meeting each year.

3.9       Council shall invite remits from clubs by notice in the Dairy Goat News.

3.10     Council shall afford each club two free club articles/notices/advertisements per annum in the Dairy Goat News.

3.11     Council reserves the right to remonstrate, take any disciplinary action deemed appropriate and/or disaffiliate any affiliated club or member of that club where it is considered that the actions of the club or member bring disrepute upon or to prove injurious to the club and the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association Inc and membership as a whole.

3.12     The club shall uphold the objectives of both its own constitution and that of the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association.

3.13     Council shall forward copies of any changes to the rules pertaining to dairy goats of the Royal Agricultural Society to each affiliated club.

4.         INTERPRETATION OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND GENERAL
4.1       In the event of any question arising as to the administration, operation or interpretation of the policies and procedures, the NZDGBA Council shall consider the matter and its decision shall be final.