In these Rules unless the context otherwise requires:
"the Act" means the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 as modified or replaced by any statute for the time being in force.
"Branch" means a body established by the Conference pursuant to rule 11 (a)
"Branch Member" means a member of a Branch.
- a person of Chinese descent; or
- a spouse of a Chinese person; or
- a civil union partner or de facto partner of a Chinese person; or
- an adopted child of a Chinese person; or
- a child or adopted child of the spouse of a Chinese person; or
- a birth parent or adoptive parent of a Chinese person.
"Conference" means the Annual General Meeting of the Association described in rule 8(a).
"Delegate" subject to rule 8(k) means the person or persons nominated to attend the Conference or a Special General Meeting on behalf of a Branch.
"Executive Committee" means the officers of the Association described in rule 10(a)(i)(vii).
"Executive Officer" means an officer of the Association described in rule 10(a)(i)(v).
"Member" means a Branch of the Association.
"Poll Delegate" means a Delegate nominated by each Branch to attend the Conference or a Special General Meeting of the Association and vote in accordance with the directions of such Branch on a poll issue.
"National Secretary" means the National Secretary elected at the Conference pursuant to rule 10 (c).
Whenever the singular is used and when required by the context it shall include the plural, and the neuter gender shall include the masculine and feminine and vice versa.
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