Constitution, policies and procedures

The Club operates under a regulator-approved Constitution supported by detailed policies and procedures.

The Club is an incorporated association under Queensland legislation.  Our regulator is the Commissioner of the Office of Fair Trading.  The Club operates under a regulator-approved Constitution which is a slightly modified version of the ‘model rules’ published by the regulator.  To improve clarity, enhance transparency and provide an accountability framework, we have defined policies and procedures for several operational areas including health and safety, machine accreditation, duties of office bearers, member code of conduct and complaints handling.

A copy of the Constitution is available on request.


The Club has a sound financial track record based on detailed financial management processes and procedures.

The Club operates a bank account with Bendigo Bank.  Expenditure of Club funds is controlled by defined spending limits for specific types of expenditure (e.g. machine maintenance) and in the case of the acquisition of new equipment or a totally new type of expenditure, approval by the Club’s Management Committee. 

Main sources of revenue for the Club are membership fees, timber sales, fund raising activities and grants.

The Club’s accounts are audited annual, in accordance with the incorporated associations legislation.

Meetings and running the Club

A Management Committee runs the Club day-to-day.  Bi-monthly General Meetings allows members to be briefed on Club activities and ask the Management Committee questions on any aspect of the Club’s operation.

The Club has a nine member Management Committee that meets monthly.

General Meetings are held ‘every other month’ starting in February.

The Club’s Annual General Meeting is held after the June General Meeting.

A bi-monthly newsletter keeps the membership informed on what has been happening in the Club and what is coming up.  The newsletter also has useful short technical articles on various aspects of woodworking.

Woodworking activities

All of our club’s activities are focused on the shared joy of woodworking. We provide the equipment, facilities and expertise to help our members enjoy and expand their craft. A wide range of woodworking interests are catered for, including:

    • Woodturning
    • Furniture building
    • Box-making
    • Carving
    • Marquetry
    • Toy making
    • Spoon carving
    • General woodworking
    • Timber milling

Members of our club provide expert instruction to other members. We are fortunate to have a number of remarkably skilled woodworkers in the club who provide hands-on teaching to help other members learn new skills or take their woodworking to the next level. With few exceptions, this instruction is totally free to members. Come and join us!