Hobsons Bay Yacht Club Inc. (HBYC) is an incorporated association governed by the rules set out in three sets of documents.
These are the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club:
2. By-Laws (this document)
3. Operational Policies
The overarching document is the HBYC Constitution. This provides the legal framework under
Consumer Affairs Victoria and under which the club operates. Under the HBYC Constitution, the
General Committee is empowered to make and amend By-Laws which are put in place to ensure
the smooth operation of the club to the benefit of all members. Operational Policies have been
developed for and approved by the General Committee to direct decision making by the General
Committee, its subcommittees, and the officers, servants, members and volunteers of the club.
The Operational Policies are given effect by reference to them in the By-Laws.
The HBYC Constitution, By-Laws and Operational Policies constitute the Rules of the Club and are to be read together.