Castlemaine Football Netball Club Life Membership Policy
Life Membership Criteria
Nominations for Life Membership must be made on the official Life Member Nomination Form.
The Nominee must be nominated and seconded by existing financial members of the Castlemaine Football Netball Club, one of which must be an active member (as the holder of historical knowledge)
The Nominee for Life Membership must have given a minimum of 10 years continuous membership or continuous service with the Castlemaine Football Netball Club, unless exceptional services have been given, deemed by the current Executive Committee.
Length of Membership (10 years) alone is not appropriate
The Nomination must articulate the reasons why Life Membership is considered appropriate and where possible, specify examples of work or involvement which has significantly progressed the Castlemaine Football netball club should be cited.
Nominations must reach the Secretary no later than six (6) weeks before the AGM.
All Nominations are to be treated with the strictest of CONFIDENCE
Once having received a nomination the CFNC Secretary must convene the Executive Committee which may consists of a minimum of three (3) CFNC Committee members and one (1) current Life Member to scrutinise all valid nominations.
The Committee will prepare a report on each nomination summarizing the successful or unsuccessful nominees.
The Executive committee will consider only nominations made for the period since the last Annual General meeting
These reports are required to reach the last general Meeting before the end of the current playing season to be ratified.
Successful nominees will be presented with their Life Membership status of the CFNC at the end of season Presentation.
Criteria for Consideration:
Verify date nomination was received: must be no later than (6) six weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting
Verify that both the proposer and seconder are financial members of the CFNC and that one is an active member
Verify that the nominee is a financial member or active supporter of the CFNC
Verify that the nominee has been a continuous financial member or active supporter of the CFNC for the minimum 10 year requirement
Less than 10 years may be considered if exceptional circumstances are involved as deemed by the Executive Committee
Be satisfied that the work and or involvement indicated, has significantly progressed the Club’s development
Nomination to be decided by majority vote of Executive Committee
Prepare report to be ratified by the Committee at the last General Meeting prior to the end of the current playing season.
The decision is final and if a nomination is not endorsed by the Executive Committee an additional nomination could be submitted in future financial years
An Official Life membership Plaque and Badge will be presented at the end of the current playing season on Presentation Night
The Life Member’s name will be displayed on the CFNC website
The Life Members Name will be added to the CFNC archives of Life Members
The Life Members Membership fee will be waived indefinitely (excludes any monies owed for Insurance purposes)
The Life Member may join the Executive Committee if they wish to
Further significant work of involvement that progress’s the CFNC’s development could see the Life Member nominated for a Perpetual club Aware named in his/her honour Life Membership is NOT automatically given to a spouse. A spouse must be nominated in their own right.
Nomination for Perpetual Trophy Naming Right:
A Life Member can be nominated and seconded by any Committee member at any General Meeting
Guidelines for the endorsement from the Committee would then fall within general discussion on points of continuous exceptional service by the Life Member
Length of membership alone is not appropriate
On having been ratified the CFNC would purchase the initial Perpetual Trophy and any subsequent trophy that is linked, may be paid for by the Life member as a show of generosity.
Forfeiture of Life Membership:
Life membership is absolutely forfeited upon any failure to observe any by-laws or constitutional requirements and will be forfeited upon the passing of a special resolution for the removal from Life Membership for reasons not limited to, but as bringing the name of the CFNC into disrepute.