BY-LAWS

1. All by-laws apply to all members of the Club

2. Membership fees shall be set at the following classes and rates, but may be changed at a  General Meeting or by the Management Committee.

        Family             Annual Fee       $60.00

        Single Senior   Annual Fee        $30.00

         Junior              Annual Fee      $10.00

         Sub-junior       Annual fee        $10.00

         Life Member   Annual Fee        $0.00

3.Family membership shall consist of Parents and Guardians and any child 15 years of age     or under in their care.

4.Membership fees are due on or before the 31st May of each year and if not paid within 2 months of the due date, membership will lapse.

5.Members who join the Club between 1 January and 31 May shall pay the following pro-rata fees for that financial year:

Family                  Annual Fee         $40.00

Single Senior       Annual Fee         $20.00

Junior                   Annual Fee           $7.50

Sub-junior            Annual fee           $7.50

Life Member        Annual Fee           $0.00

 

 6. All members are required to comply with the Code of Conduct as set down by the Management Committee (Attachment 1: CODE OF CONDUCT), and any breach of these rules could result in action being taken by the Club.

 7. As per Constitution regulation 5 (pg 4) Classes of Members pertaining to a child is as follows:

a) Senior:  consists of any member 16 years of age or over. Senior members, who are under 18 years of age, may not vote and are not eligible for election to the Management Committee.

b)  Junior:  consists of any member over 7 years of age and under 16 years of age.  Any junior turning 16 years of age during the financial year shall remain a Junior for the remaining portion of that year.  Junior members may not vote and are not eligible for election to the Management Committee.

c) Sub-junior:  consists of any member 7 years of age or under.  Any Sub-junior turning 8 years of age during the financial year shall remain a Sub-junior for the remaining portion of that year. Sub-junior members may not vote and are not eligible for election to the Management Committee.

 

 

8. Definition of a minor is any person under the age of 18 years as defined by the U.N “Conventions on Rights of a Child” and enacted into Australian Law with subsets defined as “being under 18 years”.

a) Junior and senior minors are identified separately due to the status of a junior & senior fishing competitor within the Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club Inc Guidelines.

b) The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing club accepts membership from minors as an individual who is part of a family into the Association.

 

9. Accompanied and Unaccompanied Minors:

An accompanied minor is a child under 18yrs of age whose parent/guardian is present with their child.  The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club Inc acknowledges you the parent/guardian remain the primary care giver for your child.

 

An unaccompanied minor is a child under 18yrs of age whose parent/guardian is not present with their child.  Unaccompanied minor 14-18yrs may attend Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club events such as (but not limited to) the ‘Sunday weigh –in, where an appointed responsible adult guardian appointed by the ‘normal’ parent/guardian prior to the event is present, and where the unaccompanied minor is a club member and a direct participant in such event.  Those minors are required to follow all reasonable and fair instructions by the appointed guardian in accordance with the club’s Code of Conduct (Attachment 1: Code of Conduct) to ensure their safety, welfare, and security whilst attending a Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing event.

10. Any complaints or protests must be brought to the attention of the President or Management Committee member as soon as it is practical to do so.

11. No Alcohol or drugs are to be consumed at any General Meeting or Annual General Meeting. Anyone attending a meeting thought to be under the effects of alcohol or drugs may be asked to leave.

12. The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club Inc. club colours are Jade, navy and white and our dress shirt (long or short -sleeve) shall have the club’s logo on the pocket and may also have the club member’s name embroidered above the pocket in a colour that stands out on the shirt. (See Attachment 2: CLUB UNIFORM).

 

Administration:

  1. The Management Committee shall consist of President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, Assistant Secretary, Weigh Master, Social Coordinator.

  2. The Annual General Meeting will be held as soon as the Audited books are in possession of the Club. This will allow the new Management Committee to take over as soon as possible in the new financial year.

  3. Any hiring or borrowing of club property shall be duly authorised by the Management Committee or at any General meeting.

  4. A ceiling of $500 is set for any donation given to any other club, association or local body requesting a donation.  Any other donations shall be assessed on their own merit and if thought necessary the members can increase the amount of the donation. All donations must be approved at a General Meeting.

  5. The Management Committee will have a limit of $500 to spend on any given item before asking the members for approval to spend above this amount.

  6. Changes to any Bylaws which affect the outcome of the Club competition shall not be effective until the next Club calendar year.

 

Competitions:

  1. All home competitions will be held every 3rd weekend, as per club’s fishing calendar, unless previously altered due to public holidays, other events, or by invitation from other fishing clubs.

  2. Fishing may commence at 1pm on the Friday of the competition and conclude at 1pm on the Sunday.  The weigh in commences at 4.00 pm on Sunday followed by the B.B.Q at Lions Park unless altered due to bad weather conditions. 

  3. The boundaries for the Club’s competitions shall be defined by the boundaries as described in Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Regulation 2004 (Smooth and Partially Smooth Waters, Maryborough) (See Attachment 6: COMPETITION BOUNDARIES), and including the Burrum River system and excluding all freshwater impoundments.

  4. All members must be financial to weigh in fish.

  5. All fish being weighed in must comply with Fisheries Queensland legal lengths. This will be strictly enforced and any fish without a Queensland legal size length limit must be a minimum size of 25cm or as stipulated by the club’s point system. All fish are to be measured prior to weighing in.

  6. All fish being weighed in must be gilled and gutted, but not scaled, be in good condition, but must not have been frozen. Fish deemed to be altered or tampered with or poorly kept by their state of decomposition shall be rejected by the Captain/Weigh Master.

  7. Members can weigh in one of each species of fish caught as shown in Rule 31. Any species not shown will be up to the discretion of the Captain/Weigh Master for acceptance and points scoring.

  8. Members may weigh in the heaviest of each species of fish caught, as specified by the club’s point system.

  9. Species not acceptable for weigh in are: - all sharks, rays, catfish, toads, tripod fish, eels, mullet, herring, ribbon fish, remora, bullrout, frog fish, happy moments, grinners and stone fish.

  10. Members must hook and land their own fish, assistance only as far as gaffing or landing net is allowed.

  11. Members may only fish with the prescribed number of fishing rods, lines and hooks as set out by the current Fisheries Queensland Regulations.

  12. Only fish caught by club members may be weighed in. Any breach of this rule is unsportsmanlike and any person doing so would result in being asked to leave the club.

  13. Fish may only be weighed in if member is present to do so at weigh in. Exceptions to this rule will be up to the discretion of the Captain/Weigh Master.

  14. Fish caught on chartered trips (either freshwater or saltwater) are not eligible to be weighed in.

  15. Visitors may attend 2 fishing competitions in any given calendar year but are not eligible to weigh in fish for points.

  16. Points awarded for fish caught and weighed in at Club competitions are as indicated in Attachment 3:  COMPETITION POINTS.  Lengths are in centimetres, and points are awarded on a “points per kilogram” basis up to 4 kilograms. Over 4 kilograms, points are awarded at 5 points per kilogram.  Coral reef fin fish must have one pectoral fin totally removed to be eligible to be weighed in.

  17. Points for all fish weighed in shall comply with the club’s own point system, which can be changed from time to time by the management Committee, or at any General Meeting. Changes will not be effective until the start of the new Club calendar year.

  18. At each Club competition, a ‘Mystery Fish’ category shall be chosen at random from the species caught inside the 6th marker at that competition.  Any fish of this species caught at that competition shall be awarded double the points allocated as per the Points System.

  19. The Club will issue cash gift vouchers for the categories of fish caught and weighed in at each Club competition as listed in Attachment 4: CASH VOUCHERS.

  20. All away freshwater impoundments competitions shall be set out in the club’s calendar of each year or otherwise by invitation from other fishing clubs.

  21. The Club shall cover expenses up to $15 per member to cover entry fees to any interclub fishing competition either saltwater or freshwater impoundments provided members wear the club shirts and display the club banner if appropriate to do so.

  22. There shall be separate Trophies for our freshwater impoundment competitions, as listed on the Club Calendar.  The heaviest Barramundi, Australian Bass and Golden Perch caught throughout the year shall win the trophy for that species.

  23. The Gazzunder Cup shall be held on a different weekend from any Club competition.

  24. The last fishing competition of the financial year shall be held not less than 2 weeks prior to the Club’s trophy presentation night of each year.

  25. The winners of Club Champion, Men’s Champion, Ladies Champion, Junior Champion and Sub Junior Champion shall be calculated on the points taken from all competitions held during the Club’s calendar year.

  26. After the final competition of the Club’s calendar year, trophies shall be presented as described in Attachment 5:  ANNUAL AWARDS.

  27. Senior Members under the age of 70 years are not eligible to enrol in the Easter Classic Fishing Competition. Any member who is older than 70 years is eligible to participate in the Easter Classic Competition with the option to either assist the organisation and running of the annual event or fishing over that week-end.

  28. Junior (children who do not turn 16 during the competition week-end) and sub-junior members are eligible to enrol in the Easter Classic Fishing competition, Junior section. As per rules set down for the Easter Classic.

The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club Inc acknowledges you the parent/guardian remain the primary care giver for your child.

A minor is any person under the age of 18 years as defined by the U.N “Conventions on Rights of a Child” and enacted into Australian Law.

A Junior Minor is defined as 16 yrs of age and under.

A Senior Minor is defined as 17-18 yrs of age.

All minors are defined as being 18 yrs and under. Junior and senior minors are identified separately due to the status of a junior & senior fishing competitor within the Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club Inc Guidelines.

Accompanied minors are 13 yrs of age and under.

An accompanied minor is a child under 18yrs of age whose parent/guardian is present with their child. Unaccompanied minors consist of Junior and senior minor ages 14 – 18 yrs of age

An unaccompanied minor is a child 18yrs of age and under whose parent/guardian is not present with their child.

All members over the age of 70 years are eligible to participate in the Easter Classic Competition and the option to assist in the organisation and running of the Annual event.

The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing club accepts membership from minors as part of a family or as an individual into the Association.

The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club Inc acknowledges you the parent/guardian remain the primary care giver for your child.

The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club requires minors 13yrs and under to be expressly accompanied by a parent /guardian at any Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club event.

The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club recognises unaccompanied minors 14-18 yrs may attend Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club events such as (but not limited to) the ‘Sunday weigh –in ‘ where the parent/guardian is absent and where the unaccompanied minor 14-18 yrs is a direct participant in such event.

Unaccompanied minor 14-18yrs may be monitored by fellow club members and where appropriate unaccompanied minors 14-18yrs may be required to follow all reasonable and fair instructions by fellow club members to ensure their safety, welfare, and security whilst attending a Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing event.

 

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