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NAURU KARATE FEDERATION MANDATE

OUR CONSTITUTION

NAURU KARATE FEDERATION

CONSTITUTION


ARTICLE 1 - PURPOSE:



1.1 The purpose of the Association shall be to diffuse Karate to the community, to foster Karate on a National level, to develop the art of Karate as well as the spirit and physical culture of the members of the Association and to standardize grading’s. It shall cover all practitioners of Karate in the Republic of Nauru.



1.2 The aims and objectives of the Association shall be –



1.3 To support, develop, protect and advance the practice of Karate throughout the Republic of Nauru.



1.4 To establish universal criteria for standards, and the recognition of instructors and grading’s.



1.5 To organize Karate Championships as deemed necessary



1.6 To select and support contestants in National and International Karate Championships.



1.7  To promote the proper, healthy and lawful practice of Karate and to repress all abuses of Karate in accordance with the Code of Ethics



1.8 To prevent racial, religious, sexual or political discrimination among practitioners of Karate.



1.9 To co-operate with, support and assist other organizations, bodies and parties, which, in the opinion of the Association promote the best interests of Karate



1.11. To communicate with, affiliate with, or enter into relationships, with other organizations, associations, bodies and societies whether in Nauru or outside Nauru in such a way as to further the interests of Karate.



1.11(a) In reference to affiliations under Article 1.11, The Federation recognises the World Karate Federation, hereafter referred to as the WKF and subsequently fully accepts statues which govern the WKF and fully complies with any and all statues which the WKF holds to account is other member countries.


1.12. To liaise with government and semi governmental bodies and to apply for and pursue applications for governmental assistance and support.

1.13. To enter into legal and other arrangements and relationships of a business or commercial nature such as may be necessary to promote the interest of Karate and to do all such other lawful things as are incidental to or conducive to the attainment of the objects of the Association.


  1. The property and income of the Association shall be applied solely and exclusively to the promotion of its objectives and no part may be applied, directly or indirectly, by way of pecuniary profit to a member.



ARTICLE 2 - CODE OF ETHICS

2.0 In accordance with the following standards for correct conduct and practice, all members of the Nauru Karate Federation, all accept and abide by the following rules as representatives of the N.K.F:


2.1 Co-operate with the Nauru Karate Federation in establishing and conducting a quality program of sport karate.



  1. Work towards the positive promotion of Karate in the community and districts.



  1. Behave in a dignified manner whilst representing the Federation in any capacity, and that personal conduct will always be such as to uphold and not injure the standing and reputation of the N.K.F. within the community.



  1. Refrain from the misuse of any official position for personal gain by way of exaggerated or unsubstantiated claims, fraudulent practice or sexual harassment.



  1. Adhere to the official dress code whilst representing the Federation.



  1. Neither possesses, nor use, prohibited drugs or any banned substances, nor participate in any activity that is illegal or contrary to the policies or interests of the Federation.



  1. Make every effort to respect the rights of all people involved in Karate regardless of gender, race, religion or social status.



  1. Endeavour to regularly improve and upgrade knowledge and professionalism as a representative of the Federation.

  1. Keep confidential all matters, which may be learned, in any official capacity

ARTICLE 3 – Membership


  1. The NKF will comprise of a Committee to deliberate upon matters and shall comprise of between 5 and 9 members chosen by democratic elections at the Annual General Meeting

  2. Pursuant to rule 3.0, the Committee shall be chaired by a member and consist of the following office bearers: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Federation and 3 to 5 Executive Committee Members.











Procedure


  1. The Committee shall meet as often as it deems necessary, though no more than 12 months shall elapse between each meeting.



  1. A quorum for a meeting of the Committee shall be 3 members.



  1. All resolutions of the Committee must be passed by majority.

  1. The Committee shall keep proper minutes of its meetings, which shall be approved by resolution and then provided to the Secretary of the Association within one month of the conclusion of the meeting.

  1. A nominated representative of the Nauru Olympic Committee and or Department of Sport may attend each meeting by standing invitation.

Authority


  1. The Committee shall have the power to carry out its purpose.


  1. Without limiting the powers of the Committee, the Committee shall have the power to:


  1. Obtain any information it requires from members of the Association or from external parties;

  2. Obtain external independent legal or other expert advice following the written approval of the President of the Federation.

  3. Require the attendance of members of the Association at meetings; and

  4. Approach and correspond with relevant persons and bodies, so long as any irrevocable actions are approved by majority of Committee members.

Review


  1. The Committee shall review its own performance on an annual basis to determine whether it is functioning effectively and then document in a report its findings.


  1. The Committee shall, at any time, recommend to the President of the Federation any adjustments to any part of this Charter that it considers necessary.



Resources


  1. Members of the Committee will provide necessary administrative support to the Committee as required.







  1. DOCUMENTATION

Reviewing and approving this policy

Frequency

Person/s responsible

Approval

Annually

Committee members

Committee Members

Policy review and version tracking

Review

Date Approved

Approved by

Next Review Due

Prior to 18th February, 2020