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S YDNEY E ASTERN -W ESTERN A STRO LOGICAL A SSOCIATION I NC
                                Incorporation N0: INC9877936




       (Incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act. 1984)




    Constitution as adopted at Annual General Meeting of the Association
                                   held on 16/10/2004



    (Amendments to Constitution adopted at Annual General Meeting
                                   held on 16-10-2004)




    Constitution adopted on:      16/10/2004
    1st Amendment:                N/A
    2nd Amendment:                N/A




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    Constitution of “SYDNEY EASTERN-WESTERN ASTROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION INC.”
                                                   INDEX



1.       Topic                                                                 Page Number


2.       Index                                                                      2
3.       Name                                                                       3
4.       Aims and objectives                                                        3
5.       Membership and subscription                                                4
6.       Committee of Management                                                    5
7.       Code of Ethics                                                             6
8.       Portfolios                                                                 6
9.       Auditor                                                                    7
10.      Meetings                                                                   7
11.      Funds –Source & Management                                                 8
12.      Custody of Books                                                           9
13.      Amendments to the Constitution                                             9
14.      Dissolution                                                                9
15.      Winding-up                                                                 9




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      Constitution of “SYDNEY EASTERN-WESTERN ASTROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION INC.”
                 Sydney Eastern-Western Astrological Association Inc
                                   Incorporation N0: INC9877936


                                    Constitution
(Adopted at the Annual General Meeting held on 16/10/2004 at 151 John Street, Lidcombe, NSW
2144 from 3.30 p.m. to 6 00 p.m.)



1        NAME:
        The name of the Association shall be “Sydney Eastern–Western Astrological
        Association” (commonly known as “SEWAA”)


2       AIMS & OBJECTIVES:
                To provide and develop the concept of star-based and number-based
                 astrology amongst members together with ascertaining confirmation
                 through Palmistry

                To share the common interests and enhance the knowledge about the
                 astrological interpretation of natal charts

                To cater to the religious and moral needs of the people, who
                 traditionally believe in Saiva culture, through the practice of Astrology /
                 Numerology, like preparation of natal charts, marriage compatibility
                 charts and counseling for needy members including guidance on
                 traditional & religious beliefs to mitigate planetary mal-effects.

                To foster and maintain fellowship amongst the practitioners of
                 Astrology / Numerology in and outside Australia

                To engage in any other activity connected with development, education
                 and promotion of astrological views and practices that the association
                 may deem appropriate.




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3       MEMBERSHIP AND SUBSCRIPTION:
    (a) Membership of the Association shall be open to those who:

              make valuable contributions to the fields of Astrology / Numerology &/or
               Palmistry,
              practise astrology / Numerology &/or Palmistry as a profession or as a
               hobby,
              have the interest and desire to learn Astrology / Numerology &/or Palmistry
               and
              need the services of the Association in Astrology / Numerology &/or
               Palmistry with on-going interest to achieve or accomplish community
               assistance &/or for society benefits, subject to approval of the Committee of
               Management of the Association.

    (b) Categories of Members and Membership Fees:

        (i)       Ordinary Members;
        The annual subscription for ordinary members shall be $10.00 per member and
        this amount may be subject to changes from time to time by Management
        Committee decisions.

        However, a new member on payment of the membership subscription at the
        time of enrolment as a member of the Association shall be deemed to be a
        member for a fixed period of three (3) consecutive financial years and will not
        be required to pay the annual subscription for those years.

        The annual membership fee for the current financial year shall be due on July 1
        of the year and become payable on or before the date of the Annual General
        Meeting.

        Only members who have paid their current annual subscriptions are eligible to
        maintain membership and vote at General Meetings.

        (ii)      Life Members;
        The life membership shall be $50.00 per member and this amount may be
        increased or decreased from time to time by the Committee of Management

        (iii)     Honorary Life Members;
        Honorary Life Membership could be offered by the Committee of Management
        of the Association to reputed scholars who are well-versed in predictive
        sciences, philosophy and religion and serve a useful role in society. Such
        Honorary Life Membership offer shall be subject to the Honoured Member’s
        consent and acceptance to the Association’s basic principles and policies and
        subject to determination by a vote of at least two-thirds of the committee of
        management.
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4          CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP
           A member of the Association ceases to be a member if he/she:
                    (a) dies, or
                    (b) resigns membership, or
                    (c) is expelled from the association


5          TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

           Membership shall be terminated by the Committee of Management in the event of
           a member breaching the code of conduct or persistently and wilfully acting in a
           manner prejudicial to the interests of the Association


6          COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT:
    (i)    The committee of Management, subject to the Association Incorporation Act of
           NSW regulations, the constitution and to any resolution passed by the Association
           at a general meeting
                shall control and manage the affairs of the Association
                may exercise all such functions as may be exercised by the
                    Association other than those functions that are required by these rules
                    to be exercised by a general meeting of members of the Association
                shall have power to perform all such acts and do all such things as appear
                    to the Committee of Management to be necessary or desirable for the
                    proper management of the affairs of the Association
                shall be responsible for sponsoring and furthering fellowships with
                   associations of similar interests in and outside Australia.

    (ii)   The Committee of Management shall consist of the following nine (9) officers
                President
                Two (2) Co-Presidents
                Vice President
                Co-ordinator
                Secretary
                Additional Secretary
                Treasurer
                One (1) Committee Member
           all of whom should have been members of the Association for not less than a
           continuous period of twelve (12) months prior to their election.

    (iii) The Committee of Management shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting
          and shall hold office in an honorary capacity until the conclusion of the next
          Annual General Meeting following the date of the election of the committee

    (iv) In the event of an occurrence of a casual vacancy in the membership of the
         committee due to death or resignation or other reasons, the Committee of
         Management may appoint a member who has at least twelve (12) months
         continuous membership prior to the date of appointing, to fill the vacancy and the
         member so appointed is to hold office, subject to these rules, until the conclusion
         of the nest Annual General Meeting following the date of the appointment

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        (v)     In the event of any member of the committee relinquishing his/her duties, or
                whose services are terminated, he/she shall hand over the documents and property
                of the Association in his custody, if any, within seven (7) days of such
                relinquishment or termination to a member nominated by the Committee of
                Management

       (vi) Members of the Committee of Management shall not be entitled to remuneration
            or monetary benefits from the Funds of the Association. Expenses incurred by any
            member related to the Association activities shall be reimbursed only with the
            approval of the Committee of Management.


7                CODE OF ETHICS:
       (i)       Members are expected not to behave in a manner that could bring the SEWAA
                 into disrepute

       (ii)      Members must respect the cultural and social views of each other and of the
                 public who believe in their own tradition and culture

       (iii)     Members shall not speak with disrespect to any members in the process of
                 discussing the different views or beliefs within Astrological or other evaluations
                 & predictions or in regard to administrative procedures.
       (iv)      Members are entitled to their own views and judgments, but the final decision
                 or ruling is subject to that of the President in consultation with the Committee
                 of Management

       (v)       Members violating the code of conduct shall be liable for disciplinary action by
                 the Committee of Management


8                PORTFOLIOS:

         (i)     PATRON:
                 A person of long service and recognition, experienced and knowledgeable in
                 Astrology and allied matters shall ex-officio be the Patron of the Association.

        (ii).    PRESIDENT:
                 The President shall be responsible for presiding over meetings and conducting
                 the affairs of the Association in consultation with the committee members.

       .(iii). CO-PRESIDENTS:
                 Co-Presidents shall work together with the President by sharing their
                 expertise in different sections of Astrology and allied subjects for promoting
                 the aims and objectives of the Association


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     (iv)     VICE PRESIDENT:
              The Vice-President shall be responsible for conducting the affairs of the
              Association in the absence of the President and Co-Presidents

     (v).     CO-ORDINATOR:
              The Co-ordinator shall be responsible for, in consultation with the Committee
              of Management, contacting notable astrologers from within or visiting
              Australia from outside and making arrangements with them to join us for
              discussions on Astrology and allied matters

     (vi).    SECRETARY:
              The Secretary shall be responsible for co-ordinating the affairs of the
              Association, executing the decisions of the committee, arranging all
              Committee meetings, special general meetings and general meetings and
              maintaining the members’ records and minutes of all meetings.

     (vii)    ADDITIONAL SECRETARY:
              The Additional Secretary shall assist the Secretary in carrying out the latter’s
              duties and responsibilities and also act for him/her during his/her absence.. .

     (viii) TREASURER:
              The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining all financial records
              required by the Association in conformity with the system laid down by the
              Association and submitting financial statements and reports showing the
              financial affairs of the Association. .

     (ix)     COMMITTEE MEMBER:
              The committee member shall assist the committee in their deliberations and
              execution of the affairs of the Association

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              AUDITOR:
              An internal Auditor shall be appointed among the members of the Association
              at the Annual General Meeting to audit and report on the accounts of the
              Association and shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting


10           MEETINGS:
     (i)     Meetings of the Association and the Committee of Management shall be
             convened by the Secretary in consultation with the President or vice versa as
             and when found necessary, with three weeks notice given to all members

     (ii)    The Annual General Meeting shall be held in September or October each year,
             (to coincide with the Navarathiri Hindu Festival) at a time and place to be
             notified to members in advance.

     (iii) Voting will be by a show of hands of eligible members
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     (iv) Special General Meetings shall be convened by the Secretary on a requisition
          signed by one-third the number of members on roll or 15, whichever is less

     (v)   The quorum for all meetings shall be one-third the number of members on roll
           or 15, whichever is less

     (vi) The Agenda for the AGM shall include:

                  Presentation of minutes of the previous AGM
                  Presentation of the Annual Report of the Committee of Management
                   and the annual audited statement of accounts for the financial year
                   ending June 30 of the year
                  Election of a Committee of Management
                  Election of an Auditor
                  Any other business of which due notice has been given to the Secretary


11         FUNDS – SOURCE AND MANAGEMENT:
     (a) The funds of the Association shall be derived from the subscriptions of the
         members, donations and such other sources as the Committee of Management
         determines and in a manner not inconsistent with the objectives of the
         Association.

     (b) The funds of the Association shall be maintained in one account namely
         “Sydney Eastern-Western Astrological Association” account, with a recognized
         financial institution as found appropriate by the Committee of Management.

     (c) The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining the accounts of the
         Association, keeping correct books and accounts showing the financial affairs
         of the Association, including full details of all receipts and expenditure
         connected with the activities of the Association

     (d) The funds of the Association shall be used for the running of the Association in
         pursuance of the objectives of the Association in such manner as the committee
         determines.

     (e) Purchase of any materials out of the Association funds must be made with the
         approval of all or majority of the members of the Committee of Management
         before raising the purchase order. Any books on Astrology, Numerology or
         Palmistry purchased for the Association out of association funds, or received as
         donation to the association must be with the Hon Secretary or Additional
         Secretary for either safe-keeping or circulation among members when
         necessary.

     (f)   All cheques must be signed by any two members of the committee authorised to
           do so by the committee of management




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12        CUSTODY OF ASSOCIATION RECORDS
          All records, other documents and seals relating to the Association must be in
          the custody of the Hon Secretary/Additional secretary and open to inspection


13       AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION:
         The constitution may be changed at the Annual General Meeting. Eligible
         members may propose changes and the proposal shall be passed if voted for by
         at least two-thirds of the eligible members present.


14        DISSOLUTION:
          In the event of dissolution, the assets realized and surplus funds, if any, shall be
          gifted to the Sydney Tamil Resource Centre Inc, Strathfield or to an approved
          charity as decided by the Committee of Management.



15       WINDING UP:
         The Association can only be wound up by the three-fourths of the members on
         roll deciding to do so at a Special General Meeting.




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