2.1      Clause 17

(1)        The committee is to consist of:

(a)        the office-bearers of the association, and

(b)        at least 5 ordinary committee members, each of whom is to be  elected at the Annual General Meeting of the association under clause 15*.

(2)        The total number of committee members is to be minimum of 7.

(3)        Committee members must be aged 18 years or more.

(4)        At least 3 committee members (1 of which shall be the President) must be ordinarily resident in Australia.

(5)        A minimum of 3 committee members must be women.

(6)        The office-bearers of the association are as follows:

(a)        the President,

(b)        the Vice-President.

(6)        A committee member may hold only 1 office.

(7)        There is no maximum number of consecutive terms for which a committee member may hold office.

(8)        Each member of the committee is, subject to this constitution, to hold office until immediately before the election of committee members at the Annual General Meeting next following the date of the member’s election, and is eligible for re-election.

2.2    Clause 18      Election of committee members

(1)        Nominations of candidates for election as office-bearers of the association or as ordinary committee members:

(a)        must be made in writing, signed by 2 members of the association and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of the nomination), and

(b)        must be delivered to the secretary of the association at least 7 days before the date fixed for the holding of the Annual General Meeting at which the election is to take place.