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The objects (purpose) of the society

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All societies must set out their objects in their rules. That is, what is the purpose of the society.

  • The objects can be specific (for example, renovating a school swimming pool) or more general (for example, promoting education in New Zealand).
  • Ensure that all possible current and future activities of the society will be covered by the objects clause. It could include a general statement allowing the society to do anything necessary to further the society’s aims.
  • The purpose of the society must be lawful.
  • An incorporated society can't have an object that allows financial gain for members.
Last updated 25 September 2015