Payments or gifts (exceeding $20) to registered club members
As the club is required to remain not for profit, payment or gifts (exceeding $20) to registered members and/or their immediate families (other than reimbursement of actual incurred costs) are not typically permitted. All club members' service to the club should be provided voluntarily; and all generated profits (such as tickets for club activities, fundraisers, etc.) must be reinvested into the club's activities. Profits generated by the club (such as through ticket sales, fundraisers, etc.) may not be distributed to members or their families under any circumstances.
In special circumstances, the Clubs Officer (or delegate) may authorise the club to use funding for a payment or gift (in excess of $20) to a registered member for services rendered. The club must not provide gifts or payments to their members unless authorised by the Clubs Officer. Gifts or payments to current executive members of the club will not be authorised under any circumstances, and recurring payments to members (i.e; for regular employment, annual honorariums, etc.) will not be authorised.
The club is expected to make all reasonable efforts to find alternatives to paying a member (whether via money or gifts exceeding $20). If this is not possible, clubs may apply for approval if the reason for gift/payment meets one of the below criteria. Please note that submission of this application does not guarantee approval, and FUSA reserves the right to reduce or deny funding for any payment to a club's members (even if the club has made a commitment to the member or member's family).
As the applicant I hereby declare that: