Arthritis Qld Constitution - Clause 29
As a registered Charity, Arthritis Queensland must by law, have a Constitution also sometimes known as the Rules, or Articles of Incorporation, or Articles of Association. Arthritis Queensland is bound by the law and the Constitution.
Clause 29 of the Constitution of the Arthritis Foundation of Queensland empowers the Board to establish Branches, called Support Groups, and to approve By Laws to govern their operation. Our Support Groups are not independent entities and therefore are governed by the same Constitution and By Laws of the Foundation.
"Branches of the Foundation
29. The Board may from time to time set up Branches of the Foundation for the better organisation of the members of the Foundation. The Board may from time to time make amend or repeal regulations (to be known as “Branch By-Laws”) for the organisation and management of the Branches of the Foundation."