Source: Tim Moore
 
Clubs should know that the Department of Consumer Affairs (Vic) requires all incorporated bodies to have their constitutions registered as a matter of law. 
We are aware that many clubs have not updated these since the Council on Legislation in 2016 and 2019.    David Whiting – solicitor of D9800 has been good enough to provide these and the process documents to all Clubs in Victoria for free.
We urge your club to take advantage of this great offer to bring your Constitution and By Laws in line with those of Rotary International if you have not done already.
Here is the complete set which includes the explanation and documents required for clubs to complete the process of adopting the new Constitution and Bylaws.  
 
Updating your club constitution and by-laws
The short version:
1. Your club board approves the constitution and by-laws (with or without modification from the attached drafts).
2. The board directs the holding of a special general meeting for the purpose of considering and voting upon the adoption of the constitution and by-laws.
3. The Secretary sends a notice of the meeting and appropriate supporting documentation to each member.
4. The meeting is held, and two resolutions are put before the meeting and passed.
5. Consumer Affairs Victoria is advised of the changes to you Constitution (By Laws not required).
We wish to acknowledge David Whiting and his contribution to all Rotary clubs in Victoria.   The large volume of work to complete the updates, consult with Paramatta and then complete the package took several months and many weeks and months of personal effort to complete and it is being provided free of charge to all Rotary clubs across the state.