Governance, Constitution and Elections

The NaSTA Constitution and accompanying Governing Documents are constantly evolving after each General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting is held on the last day of the NaSTA Awards and Conference every year and Online General Meetings can be called at anytime by 50% of the NaSTA Executive, by a motion at another General Meeting or if a petition is presented to the Returning Officer and is signed by a third of the member stations. The current documents are up to date as of Tuesday 12th December 2017.

Governing Documents

The Constitution is updated after every General Meeting and is kept by the Returning Officers. Changes can be made to the document by any member of NaSTA by proposing motions during the period where motions are being accepted for an upcoming General Meeting. All motions must be seconded by another member of NaSTA. The proposal will then be voted on at the meeting and if passed, be put on an update pending list. This list is then passed through the charity commission and if successful will be instated into the constitution.

The General Meetings Standing Orders is updated after every General Meeting and is kept by the Returning Officers. Changes can be made to the document by any member of NaSTA by proposing motions during the period where motions are being accepted for an upcoming General Meeting. All motions must be seconded by another member of NaSTA. The proposal will then be voted on at the meeting and if passed, by instated into the document.

The document contains details on how general meetings are to be governed and the process surrounding the meetings.

The Expenses Policy is updated after every General Meeting and is kept by the Returning Officers. Changes can be made to the document by any member of NaSTA by proposing motions during the period where motions are being accepted for an upcoming General Meeting. All motions must be seconded by another member of NaSTA. The proposal will then be voted on at the meeting and if passed, by instated into the document.

The document outlines the was expenses are to be given, how they are given and who they are given to.

The Regional Structure is updated after every General Meeting and is kept by the Returning Officers. Changes can be made to the document by any member of NaSTA by proposing motions during the period where motions are being accepted for an upcoming General Meeting. All motions must be seconded by another member of NaSTA. The proposal will then be voted on at the meeting and if passed, by instated into the document.

 

The document contains how NaSTA separates the UK into regions.

The Awards Entry Criteria document is updated after every General Meeting and is kept by the Returning Officers. Changes can be made to the document by any member of NaSTA by proposing motions during the period where motions are being accepted for an upcoming General Meeting. All motions must be seconded by another member of NaSTA. The proposal will then be voted on at the meeting and if passed, by instated into the document.

 

The document contains how stations can enter the various awards that NaSTA puts on, including technical guidelines and descriptions of each individual award.

The Events Hosting and Agreements document is updated after every General Meeting and is kept by the Returning Officers. Changes can be made to the document by any member of NaSTA by proposing motions during the period where motions are being accepted for an upcoming General Meeting. All motions must be seconded by another member of NaSTA. The proposal will then be voted on at the meeting and if passed, by instated into the document.

 

The document contains how stations can become hosts for a particular event and what responsibilites the host station will have. It also outlines how to take action against a station that is being unlawful.