NEW ZEALAND DARTS COUNCIL (INC) : BYLAWS
Revised – 23r January 2010
1. The venue of annual General Meetings shall alternate between Christchurch and Wellington.
2. The Chairman shall define the hours of sitting at each Annual General Meeting.
3. At the Annual General Meeting, Council is to present a document of a proposed budget for the ensuing year. This document is to show the budget and actuals for the past year, together with the budget for the ensuring year. By resolution, this document is to be received for consideration only.
4. Nomination forms, Reminders for submission of Remits and alterations to Regional Boundaries for discussion at the Annual General Meeting are to be sent to Associations at least one month before closing date.
5. A Badge Controller for each Island is to be appointed annually.
6. Only biographies of new nominees for Council office are required and will be circulated each year. Standing officers, including previous nominees, are to be referred to past files.
7. Alterations to the Rules are to be printed immediately after the Annual General Meeting and sent to all Associations no later than the end of April.
8. That officers and members of the Executive advise the Council by the Second Executive meeting of the year of their intention to retire from office when such is the case.
9. Removed. Chairman shall claim reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.
10. The Executive minutes are to be available to Associations one month after meetings are held.
11. The minimum number of members required for an Association to affiliate with the Council will be 25, but provision can be made to allow Associations to be formed or operated with less than the required 25. Such concession would apply only with the approval of the Council Executive who would assess each situation on merit.
12. All associations MUST be affiliated to the Council, before Council fixtures are played.
13. All Players participating in more than four (4) games of darts within an Association are to be affiliated to the Council.
14. At the discretion of the host association, players may play in more than one association's normal competition.
15. Affiliation and Capitation fees are payable no later than 30th April each year, along with names and addresses of members registered. Associations who fail to register their members by the closing date may be liable for the following penalties.
Up to 25 members a fine of $250.00 plus payment of Capitation Fee.
26 to 50 members a fine of $500.00 plus payment of Capitation Fee.
51 to 75 members a fine of $750.00 plus payment of Capitation Fee
76 to 100 members a fine of $1000.00 plus payment of Capitation Fee.
Etc. etc. increasing by $250.00 for every 25 members not registered.
Area Officers are to be advised of associations in their area whose fees remain unpaid immediately after 31 May.
16. All championship fees must be paid to the Council by the start of the championships each year. Disqualification of finalists could apply if these fees are not paid, or a 50% penalty on all unpaid fees be imposed upon the association.
17. Region maps are to be included in the N.Z. Championship programme.
18. All rules as laid down by the Council shall be strictly adhered to by all Associations, i.e. No Smoking, etc.
19. No player shall be allowed to practice once their game has started.
20. The surround for the dart boards at all stages of the N.Z. Championships must be a light colour.
21. At all stages up to the N.Z. Finals, refreshments can be consumed in the same room where the game of darts is being played, provided it is not on or in front of the oche.
22. The Executive members present shall decide any emergency measures at the N.Z. Finals.
23. At least one representative of the Council shall attend the N.Z. Junior and Youth Championships.
24. Members may register with the N.Z. Darts Council through one association only.
Members wishing to transfer from one Association to another must fill in a Council Transfer form, having it duly signed by the secretaries of both associations, and forwarded to the Chief Executive.
Definition : A transfer or clearance is required at all times by players changing to another association. The reason being that although a player may have ceased playing for some time and no longer be financial with his original association, there may be other reasons for which a clearance may not be given. Refusal of a clearance must be justified by the association refusing same.
25. Each Association shall receive two 180 badges with the No. 1 insert for immediate presentation.
26. The Secretary or Badge Controller of each Association the player is registered with is responsible for forwarding all 180 claims to the Island Badge Controller.
27. New Zealand emblems may be worn only by persons authorised by the Council.
28. Official recognition be given to properly constituted Junior and Youth Darts Leagues run under strict supervision of parent associations. This will enable awards of possibles and any other records or achievements gained by these players to be recognised by the Council, provided that such junior members do not constitute any or part of the number required as the minimum number for Association membership.
29. Officers of the council will be allotted areas for personal touch with Associations.
30. Every Affiliated Association of the Council will be issued with two copies of the current Rule Book each year.
31. Delegates to the Asia-Pacific Area Council and World Darts Federation General Meetings and Conferences will be appointed by the Executive.
32. Any New Zealand team travelling further than the Asia Pacific Rim countries are required to be in the country of the tournament a minimum of (4) days prior to competing. Any New Zealand team travelling within the Asia Pacific Rim countries are required to be in the country of the tournament a minimum of two (2) days prior to competing.
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