Constitution & Domestic Rules

Objects of The Club:


  1. To promote the welfare of Beagles

  2. To provide advice on Beagle training and management

  3. To promote the Breeding of Beagles for Exhibition and Sporting purposes according to the Breed Standard

  4. Social activities, such as picnics, fun matches and other outings as may be decided by members

  5. "Z" rules in their entirety as published by the Canine Association of Western Australia.

The Club is affiliated with and is bound by the Constitution and Rules of the CAWA (Inc) and accepts the Canine Association's Basic Constitution for Affiliated Clubs. Any additional Domestic Rules shall be subordinate to those of the Canine Association of Western Australia.

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Domestic Rules:


  1. Committee to comprise of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and eight (8) ordinary members.

  2. Executive and four (4) ordinary members of committee to retire annually. Ordinary committee members to be elected for a two (2) year term.

  3. Office Bearers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.

  4. Only Financial members of at least three (3) months prior to the end of the financial year are eligible to be nominated for any position on committee.

  5. Only financial members of at least three (3) months prior to the end of the financial year are eligible to vote at the Annual General meeting.

  6. Nominations for Office Bearers to be submitted in writing and received by the Returning officer prior to the commencement of the AGM.

  7. Should insufficient nominations for committee be received at the AGM, vacancies may be filled from members present, provided such members are currently financial and have been financial for at least three (3) months prior to the end of the financial year. Should this procedure fail, vacancies shall be filled by the committee at the first meeting following the AGM.

  8. Chairperson to have casting vote, if required, as well as deliberative vote at all meetings.


    1. Membership to be open to all owners of Pedigree Beagles and Associate membership to those Beagle lovers who do not own a beagle.

    2. All applications for membership shall be in writing on prescribed form. Such applications shall be considered by committee, which shall have absolute power in respect of the admission of members.

    3. Life Membership may be conferred upon a member for outstanding service to the Club. Nominations to be in the form of a motion, duly voted upon at a properly convened AGM and passed by a two thirds majority of members present.

  10. Only Members that are financial as at Closing Date for entries of the Show will be eligible to compete for Perpetual Trophies.


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Alterations To Domestic Rules:
No alteration, addition or amendment to these Rules shall be made except at a General Meeting of which due notice of intention has been given.

Members who wish to read the complete Constitution and Rules of the Canine Association of Western Australia Inc can do so by visiting CAWA's website at www.cawa.asn.au and then follow the appropriate link to Rules and Regulations.

Reprinted on 8th July 2004


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