The ARMS Constitution sets our its governance arrangements.

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 13 September 2016, members approved a number of amendments to the ARMS Constitution.

These constitutional amendments were circulated to the membership 30 days prior to the AGM. News of any other recent notices to members or changes in bylaws will also be published.

Click here to download the latest version of the ARMS Constitution.



The Executive of the Society may determine and promulgate by-laws for the effective operation of the society on any matter including:

  1. The establishment and rules for operation of any Chapter or Interest Group;
  2. The establishment and operation of any standing or ad hoc committee;
  3. The finances and financial procedures of the society;
  4. Entrance and annual membership fees of the society;
  5. Principles for affiliation with or by any organisation;
  6. Such matters as the Executive may deem appropriate.

For more information on the ARMS By-Laws


Annual General Meetings

The Society holds an annual general meeting as part of its annual conference. Each Chapter also holds an annual general meeting.


Voting rights

Section 3 of our Constitution sets out which categories of members have the right to be nominated for the Executive Committee and to vote in ARMS elections. Your member profile indicates if you have voting rights.

Corporate memberships entail a maximum of 20 voting rights, which are allocated by the lead member under a corporate membership. If your profile indicates you are a non-voting corporate member and you would like to have voting rights, contact your corporate lead.

Lead corporate members liaise with the ARMS Secretariat to keep voting lists for corporate memberships up-to-date.



A voting member can appoint another member to hold a proxy, by sending a completed proxy form to the Secretariat at least 10 days before the meeting to which it relates. (See section 6.12 of the Constitution.)


Policies and Guidelines

Read more about the Society's current key policies and guidelines.