Victorian Recorder Guild


The Victorian Recorder Guild is a network of recorder enthusiasts - players, performers and teachers. We encourage the playing and performance of recorder music across Victoria (Australia).
If you would like to find a teacher, a fellow player, an opportunity to perform, or a recorder ensemble to perform for you, the Guild can help.
Our activities  include blowins, concerts, workshops, and residential weekends. Non-members are welcome to attend.
We have an extensive library of sheet music, including solos, duets, and poly-choral works. Borrowing from the library is free to members. Members also receive a regular newsletter. For more on the benefits of becoming a member of the Victorian Recorder Guild and how to join, see our  membership page .
VRG Rules
The VRG's Rules were recently updated by a Special General Meeting to make them compliant with Australian Tax Office requirements for Deductible Gift Recipient status. When these changes were registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria, the Guild was advised of some other rule changes, now deemed to have been made, which are necessary for our Rules to comply with the legislative changes which came into effect in November 2012.

As a result, our Rules need to be read in conjunction with the letter from the CAV and the sections of the new Model Rules which set out in the letter.

Two provisions are required under the new legislation which were not required previously, relating to
  • provision for members to have access to, and be able to obtain copies of, the records, securities and other relevant documents of the association (Schedule I Matter 13 of the Associations Incorporation Reform Regulations 2012).
  • provision for members to have access to and to be able to obtain copies of minutes of general meetings, including financial statements submitted at general meetings. (Schedule 1 Matter 15).

The VRG rules are now deemed to include the following:


Model Rule 75

(1) Members may on request inspect free of charge

(a) the register of members;
(b) the minutes of general meetings
(c) subject to subrule (2), the financial records, books, securities and any other relevant document of the Association, including minutes of Committee meetings

(2) The Committee may refuse to permit a member to inspect records of the Association that relate to confidential, personal, employment, commercial or legal matters or where to do so may be prejudicial to the interests of the Association.

(3) The Committee must on request make copies of these rules available to members and applicants for membership free of charge.

(4) Subject to subrule (2), a member may make a copy of any of the other records of the Association referred to in this rule and the association may charge a reasonable fee for provision of a copy of such a record.

(5) For purposes of this rule -
relevant documents
means the records and other documents, however compiled, recorded or stored, that relate to the incorporation and management of the Association and includes the following:

(a) its membership records;
(b) its financial statements;
(c) its financial records;
(d) records and documents relating to transactions, dealings, business or property of the Association.

We are also asked to update the reference to the old Act in our Definitions clause and refer instead to the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012.

Please note that the Rules reflect membership fees for 2010. Current membership fees are given on the membership page.

The Victorian Recorder Guild is incorporated in Victoria, reg. no A001316R.

Updated KP: 19 July 2013.