Our Rules dictate how Engineering New Zealand is run, from how the Board is comprised and elected, to how Branches are run and what is expected of members.
We’re taking this opportunity to ask members what else they would like to see changed.
What do our rules cover?
As an incorporated society, we are required by law to have a set of Rules. The rules set out how our society is run.
The Incorporated Societies Act 1908 sets out certain things that our Rules must cover, including:
- Our objects
- How members join and leave
- How the Rules can be changed
- How meetings are summoned and held, including how voting is conducted
- The appointment of officers, and
- How our funds are controlled and invested.
The consultation process
Phase 1: February-March
We started this process with a blank slate, inviting members to share their feedback on any aspect of the Rules.
Phase 2: May-July
Based on this input, the second round of consultation provides some alternative approaches to specific sections, and asks for feedback.
You can provide feedback by filling in the consultation document offline and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org - or you can fill in the consultation document online using our survey.
A summary of this feedback will be available at the end of September.
Phase 3: September - November
Using the feedback from Phase 2, the third round of consultation offered a draft set of Rules for members to comment on.
We are consulting on this draft till mid November: you can provide quick feedback in this very short survey. After that, a revised final draft will be made available in February 2019 and voted on by members at the 2019 AGM in March.
Have your say
We welcome feedback from individual members during each stage of consultation, and are also proactively approaching branches, technical groups, young professionals, and those involved in our disciplinary procedures.
You can make a submission at any point by emailing email@example.com with the subject “Rules consultation”.
Read frequently asked questions about the Rules review.