A great name shows the purpose of the club and can indicate to potential members if the club is active across UniSA or is campus specific.
Most clubs also include words such as ‘society’, ‘club’ or ‘association’ as part of their name. It must be noted though, that all clubs that choose to use Association in their title must follow or precede this with "Unincorporated". This is because the use of this word implies incorporation, meaning that the club is a single legal entity registered with Consumer & Business Services (CBS) with certain rights and legal protections as well as some additional obligations. To find out more about becoming an Incorporated Association please visit the CBS website.
If you don’t like the idea of being the ‘Awesome Association (Unincorporated)’ or ‘Awesome Unincorporated Association’, here are some other club handles you might like to try: Club, Society, Group, Assembly, Crew, Squad, Team, Troop, Bunch, League, Coalition, Party, Nexus, Collective, Co-op.
Changing the Name of Your Club
Name changes must be made in accordance with your Constitutional Rules. The USASA Constitution template requires that "The Constitution of the (Enter Name of Club) Club may be amended on written published notice of one week and by a two-thirds majority vote at a quorate General Meeting. No amendment to this Constitution will take effect unless and until it has been approved by a resolution of the USASA Clubs & Events Committee."
In general terms: The Executive Committee will discuss proposed changes and amend the Constitution accordingly The Club Secretary will call an SGM or AGM to ratify this change and as a part of this meeting announcement will supply the Constitution as a document, highlighting the proposed changes a minimum of one (1) week before the SGM or AGM is due to occur. The meeting must be quorate as per your Club's Constitution and a minimum 2/3 of attending members must vote in the changes for the new Constitution to come in to effect. You must submit the minutes from this meeting together with your amended constitution to USASA within 2 weeks of this meeting.
Please note that your Club Constitution may vary to the template and you should review this before calling your SGM/AGM.