The purpose of the Dunedin Civic Orchestra Inc. are: (a) To administer and promote the Dunedin Civic Orchestra Inc. and/or any other orchestras, groups or performers that the Society may elect from time to time to foster and encourage. (b) To present concerts and entertainments of whatever kind to members of the Society and the general public for any of the purposes of the Society and to fix and levy charges for admission to such concerts, entertainments or any other activity organised by the Society. (c) To foster, promote and encourage the study, composition, practice and performance of music in all its branches, especially orchestral music in orchestral concerts or as an accompaniment to choral and theatrical works, opera, ballet and any other works. (d) To employ, train and promote generally the interests of musicians and other artists, both collectively and as individuals. (e) To provide workshops, studios etc and make these available to Society members.
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Other (please state)
(Presentation of orchestral performances)
Arts / culture / heritage
Education / training / research
Children / young people, Older people
The governing entity's members meet annually at an Annual General Meeting and elect seven of the nine members of the Board. The other two Board members are elected by the players as soon as is practicable after the AGM. The Board appoints its President, Vice-President and Treasurer. It also employs the General Manager. The Board meets monthly and considers the activity and financial reports. The General Manager employs the artists and administrative staff.
Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.
The first annual return due on the 31/12/2008 will cover less than six months after the charity is registered. For this reason the charity should be granted an exemption to filling their first annual return under s41 (1), and the first annual return will be due by the 31/12/2009.
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