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Writing a Constitution

A Constitution is a set of rules stating what your group wants to achieve and how it will be run.

Why do you need a Constitution?

Some groups feel that they do not want to be so formal as to have a Constitution. There are many groups of friends or acquaintances who meet together informally for years for a specific purpose and who do not have a Constitution and feel they can manage very well without rules.

However, when a group embarks on certain activities or takes on responsibilities, then more formality is needed. An example of this is raising funds to provide a service to the community, then writing a set of rules would become a priority.

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