War Memorial Board of Trustees Act

Act 6 of 1953


Mauritius

War Memorial Board of Trustees Act

Act 6 of 1953

  • Commenced on 15 July 1953
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the War Memorial Board of Trustees Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act, "Board" means the War Memorial Board of Trustees.

3. The Board

(1)The War Memorial Board of Trustees shall be a body corporate.
(2)The objects of the Board shall be—
(a)to cause to be erected a War Memorial in the form of a building which the Mauritius Red Cross Society shall use as their head­quarters and in the central hall of which shall be kept a roll of honor of the names of all Mauritians who gave their lives in the 1939 - 1945 war;
(b)to invest any money and use the interests yielded by the invest­ment towards maintaining and staffing the headquarters of the Mauritius Red Cross Society; and
(c)to further the aims of the Mauritius Red Cross Society.

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5. Constitution of Board

(1)The Board shall consist of the Chairperson of the Mauritius Red Cross Society and of not less than 2 nor more than 5 other members who shall be appointed not later than 20 December in every year at the annual general meeting of the Mauritius Red Cross Society.
(2)
(a)The members appointed shall hold office for the year following their appointment and shall be eligible for reappointment.
(b)Pending the appointment of members of the Board for the second year following their appointment, they shall continue as members of the Board in that year.

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7. Appointment

(1)The members of the Board, at the first meeting of the Board after it has been constituted in accordance with section 5(1), shall elect from among themselves a Chairperson and a Secretary.
(2)The Secretary shall act as Treasurer of the Board.
(3)The functions of the members of the Board shall be honorary.

8. Signature of document

All documents concerning the business of the Board shall be signed by the Chairperson and the Secretary.

9. Application of funds

The income and property of the Board shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Board and no portion of it shall be distributed or transferred by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise.

10. Auditing

The Board shall appoint every year an auditor whose duty shall be to examine into and supervise the finance of the Board and to make a report on it.

11. Proceedings

(1)
(a)A meeting of the Board as constituted for any year shall be held in that year, after the close of the preceding financial year of the Board.
(b)The business of the Board at that annual meeting shall be the consideration and adoption of an annual report by the Chairperson, the con­sideration of the auditor's report and of the accounts of the Board for the past financial year.
(2)In addition to the annual meeting referred to in subsection (1), the Board shall be convened by the Chairperson as often as may be necessary.
(3)In the absence of the Chairperson at a meeting, the members present shall elect a Chairperson of the meeting from among themselves.
(4)The quorum at any meeting of the Board shall be 3.
(5)
(6)The Secretary shall have the custody of all documents relating to the Board and shall keep minutes of all the proceedings of the Board.
(7)Minutes of proceedings shall be signed by the Chairperson and the Secretary and shall, where so signed, be prima facie evidence of all matters mentioned in them.

12. Donations and legacies

Article 910 of the Code Civil Mauricien shall not apply to the Board.

13. Exemption from payment of duty

The Board shall be exempt from the payment of duty on any donation or legacy made to it.
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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
Consolidation
15 July 1953
Commenced