Local institutes are unincorporated associations and as such require their own constitution which details what their purpose is and rules about how they work.
The CII has prepared a model constitution for use by local institutes. Our aim is to produce a model that is flexible and works for all Institutes, from the smallest to largest, and that will remain relevant for the foreseeable future.
In the interests of consistency, our preference is that local institutes adopt this model constitution, but you are of course welcome to revise if you consider it necessary, although we ask that you run proposed amendments initially past your Regional Membership Manager.
Every local institute secretary (and indeed council member) should be familiar with their institute’s constitution.
The model constitution can be downloaded below. Any questions regarding the constitution should be directed to your Regional Membership Manager.