Changes To The Constitution Of The National Association Of Disc Jockeys (NADJ)

Constitution Scroll 300All Associations are bound by rules that are outlined in their Constitution.  As organisations like the National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ) evolve or there are changes to working practices, such as by law, it is necessary to keep on top of those developments by amending our Constitution.

The current NADJ Treasurer, Brian Jones, has highlighted some areas in which he feels the Constitution requires some slight amendments.  This is primarily to continue the smooth financial running of the Association and to future-proof the NADJ as we move forward.  The main change being to move the end of year accounting date from March 31st to the last day of February – this will allow our appointed accountant enough time to go through the financials and produce his report that will be presented at the Association’s AGM each year.

In an effort to produce a complete set of accounts at each AGM (as opposed to an interim report), our Treasurer feels it is necessary to increase the period of time between the end of year accounts date and the date of the AGM.  We have found that the current time-frame results in a very limited period for the accountant to assess the financial information provided to him by our Treasurer.  Last year, our accountant was on holiday in the period between the end of year accounts and our AGM – this resulted in the accountant turning things around in a very short space of time.

The NADJ Committee also feels that there are some minor changes that would help clarify some of the aspects of the organisation and its running.  The Constitution of the National Association of Disc Jockeys was last amended at the AGM on Sunday 29th April 2012.  It was ratified and signed by Paul Arnett and Robbie Earl.  As there has not been any amendments since that date, the Constitution has not been altered and it has not been necessary to update the signatories.  We often get asked why the signatories are not of the current elected officials of the Association and we hope this will clarify things for our members.

We have produced two documents for our members to review.  The first document is the current NADJ Constitution with areas highlighted in yellow that we propose to change.  The second document is the proposed NADJ Constitution with the amended areas highlighted in green:

The proposals will be put forward at the NADJ AGM on Sunday 26th April 2015 at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.