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This thread will be used as a daily update page for NPPG activities.
I an effort not to flood the page with several post in regards to matters being closely related this seems to be the best solution.
With the fundamental purpose of providing inforamtion so all of you can make informed decissions in regards to your business and how events in the industry will effect your business model.
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To start this new page I have placed the NPPG's constitution for your review...
I do ask that all of us use this page as one that provides information.
If there is subject matter posted that you would like to discuss in a open forum format please start a thread on the subject instead of commenting here...
I do sincerely hope that the information provided helps everyone with their business.
THE NPPG CONSTITUTION...
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CONSTITUTION OF THE
NATIONAL PROPERTY PRESERVATION GUILD
AN UNINCORPORATED GUILD
ADOPTED ON THE 12TH DAY OF MARCH 2010
The name of the Guild shall be the NATIONAL PROPERTY PRESERVATION GUILD
The aim of the Guild is to inspire and encourage individuals within the
property preservation industry to become both educated and proficient in
the Property Preservation Industry. Additionally, the Guild shall take
proactive steps to address nationally deteriorating rates of pay.
The Guild will achieve its aims principally by informing and influencing
Guild Membership, visitors, communities, businesses and governmental and
non-governmental organizations to:
a) Establish Regional Chapters of the Guild domestically and
b) adopt a universal protocol for each and every property
c) establish an educational format for both the testing of
seasoned veterans of the Industry and the training of Apprentice
d) prepare missives to be directed to Regional Chapters as
e) increase the pay for Guild members in all aspects of
property preservation; and
f) formulate legislative agendas for circulation to
municipal, county, state and federal representatives.
To enable the Guild to fulfil its objects the National Property
Preservation Guild has the following powers:
a) Power to raise funds, to invite and receive contributions,
provided that in raising funds the National Property Preservation Guild
complies with all relevant legal requirements;
b) Power to open and operate a bank account;
c) Power to buy take on, lease, or exchange any property
necessary for the achievement of the objects and to maintain and equip
it for use;
d) Power to sell, lease or dispose of all or any part of the
property of the Guild as necessary for the pursuit of its objects,
subject to any legal requirements;
e) Power to employ staff (who may not be Members of the
National Property Preservation Guild) as necessary for the proper
pursuit of the objects and to accommodate per diem and special requests
for Guild functions;
f) Power to co-operate with other voluntary bodies and
statutory authorities operating in furtherance of the objects or of
similar purposes and to exchange information and advice with them;
g) Power to appoint and constitute any advisory committees,
sub-committees or working groups, as the National Property Preservation
Guild may think fit; and
h) Power to do any other lawful things as are necessary for
the achievement of the objects.
a) Membership of the Guild shall be open to individuals or
organizations (“Organization Members”) interested in furthering the
aims, objects and activities of the Guild.
b) The National Property Preservation Guild may at its
discretion set an annual subscription fee or may set none at its
c) Every Member whose overall income is generated by at least
twenty five percent (25%) by tangible field operations shall have one
vote at General Meetings.
d) The National Property Preservation Guild shall have the power
to refuse Membership to an applicant, where it is considered such
Membership would be detrimental to the aims, objects or activities of
e) Any Member of the Guild may resign his/her Membership and
any representative of a Member organisation or section may resign such
position, by giving to the Secretary of the Guild written notice to that
f) The National Property Preservation Guild may, by
resolution passed at a meeting thereof, terminate or suspend the
Membership of any Member, if in its opinion his/her conduct is
prejudicial to the interests and objects of the Guild, PROVIDED THAT the
individual Member or representative of the Member organization (as the
case may be) shall have the right to be heard by a General Meeting of
Members before the final decision is made. There shall be a right of
appeal to an independent arbitrator appointed by mutual agreement.
6. National Property Preservation Guild
a) The initial National Property Preservation Guild of the
Guild from inception until the first Annual General Meeting shall be
made up of the persons signing this document. A new National Property
Preservation Guild will be elected at the first Annual General Meeting
in accordance with this clause and following any procedures or rules set
by the National Property Preservation Guild.
b) After the first Annual General Meeting the Guild shall have
a National Property Preservation Guild of not less than five and not
more than twelve individuals, consisting of:
c) The executive officers (‘Officers’): a Chairperson, a
Vice-chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer;
d) Not less than one and not more than eight individuals
nominated by Organization Members;
e) Any other Members co-opted by the National Property
f) The Officers are elected at an Annual General Meeting,
and must retire from office after serving for two (02) years but they
may be re-elected or re-appointed.
g) Meetings of the National Property Preservation Guild shall
occur at least four times a year and shall be convened by the Secretary
or Chairperson giving National Property Preservation Guild Members at
least seven days’ notice unless it is deemed an emergency meeting.
h) The quorum for National Property Preservation Guild
meetings is at least five Members of the National Property Preservation
Guild. No business of the Guild can be conducted unless a quorum is
present at the start of and throughout such a meeting.
i) Voting at National Property Preservation Guild meetings
shall be by majority vote of all National Property Preservation Guild
Members present and voting on the question. If there is a tied vote
the chairperson of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.
The National Property Preservation Guild can make and modify rules
(regulations or standing orders) about matters relevant to the Guild.
No rule may be made which is inconsistent with this Constitution.
j) The National Property Preservation Guild may appoint
one or more sub‑committees to perform any function or duty which in
the opinion of the National Property Preservation Guild would be more
conveniently undertaken or carried out by a sub‑committee; any
sub‑committee must always report to the National Property Preservation
k) No Member of the National Property Preservation Guild can
receive any payment of money or other material benefit (whether directly
or indirectly) from the Guild, or from the property belonging to the
Guild or from the services the Guild provides, except for reimbursement
of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses actually incurred in running the
l) All National Property Preservation Guild Members shall
be given at least seven days’ notice of a meeting unless it is deemed
an emergency meeting.
m) Minutes must be kept of the proceedings at meetings of the
National Property Preservation Guild and any sub‑committee.
n) A Member of the National Property Preservation Guild must
cease to hold office if he or she:
* 1) Generates more than twenty five percent (25%) of gross
income from activities other than field operations;
* 2) Becomes incapable by reason of mental disorder, illness
or injury of managing and administering his or her own affairs;
* 3) Is absent without permission of the National Property
Preservation Guild from all their meetings held for a period of four
meetings and the National Property Preservation Guild resolves that
his/her office should be vacated; or
* 4) Notifies to the National Property Preservation Guild of
his/her wish to resign.
7. General Meetings
a) The National Property Preservation Guild shall call a
General Meetings at least once each year.
b) Only Members of the Guild can vote at a General Meeting. A
quorum for transacting business is least ten Members of which no more
than four are Committee Members, or one tenth of the total Membership of
the Guild at the time, whichever is the greater.
c) If a quorum is not present within half an hour from the
time appointed for the meeting, or if during a meeting a quorum ceases
to be present, the meeting shall stand adjourned to such time and place
as the executive officers shall determine.
d) The executive officers must reconvene the meeting and must
give at least seven clear days notice of the reconvened meeting stating
the date, time and place of the meeting.
e) If no quorum is present at the reconvened meeting within 15
minutes of the time specified for the start of the meeting the Members
present in person or by proxy at that time shall constitute the quorum
for that meeting.
f) People who are not Members of the Guild are not entitled
to attend General Meetings.
g) Before any other business is transacted at a General
Meeting the persons present shall appoint a chairperson of the meeting
from the Members of the National Property Preservation Guild.
h) The Secretary or other person specially appointed by the
National Property Preservation Guild shall keep a full record of the
business undertaken at a General Meeting.
i) At least fourteen days notice shall be given of a
General Meeting and it will be suitably advertised to Members.
8. Annual General Meetings
a) An Annual General Meeting is a special form of General
Meeting to which the clauses herein under General Meetings apply.
b) The Annual General Meeting will be held not more than six
months after the close of the previous year.
c) The business of the Annual General Meeting shall include:
d) Receiving a report from the Chairperson of the Guild’s
activities over the previous year.
e) Receiving a report and presentation of the previous
financial year’s accounts from the Treasurer on the finances of the
f) Conducting elections for vacant positions as Officers of
the Guild, according to requirements set out in the National Property
Preservation Guild clauses herein.
9. Assets and Accounts
a) Since an Unincorporated Guild is not a legal entity, all
property and assets of the Guild will be held by all the Members of the
National Property Preservation Guild or by a body nominated by the
National Property Preservation Guild to hold assets on behalf of the
b) The funds of the Guild, including all donations, must be
paid into bank accounts operated by the National Property Preservation
Guild in the name of the Guild. All checks drawn on the accounts must
be signed by at least two Members of the National Property Preservation
c) The funds belonging to the Guild shall be applied only in
furtherance of the objects and in meeting the proper costs of
administering the Guild and of managing its assets.
d) Records shall be kept of all receipts and expenditures of the
Guild, compiled by the Treasurer into an annual statement of accounts.
10. Amendment of the Constitution
a) The Constitution can be amended by a resolution passed by
not less than two-thirds of the Members present and voting at a General
Meeting. The notice of the General Meeting must include notice of the
b) No amendment may be made which would have the effect of
making the Guild cease to be a Guild according to the law or which would
alter the objects beyond the reasonable contemplation of the Members or
of people making donations to the Guild.
a) If the National Property Preservation Guild decides that it
is necessary or advisable to dissolve the Guild it shall call a General
Meeting of Members of the Guild, stating the terms of the resolution to
be proposed. If the proposal is confirmed by a two‑thirds majority
of those present and voting, the National Property Preservation Guild
shall have power to realise any assets held by or on behalf of the
b) Any assets remaining after the satisfaction of any proper
debts and liabilities shall be given or transferred to such other
charitable institution or institutions having objects similar to the
objects of the Guild as the Members of the Guild may determine or
failing that shall be applied for some other charitable purpose.
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