Girvan Camera Club

Girvan Camera Club

Constitution

 

  1. NAME

The Club shall be known as Girvan Camera Club.

 

  1. THE OBJECT OF THE CLUB

To stimulate and further the aims of photography in South Carrick

 

3.       ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday in January or as near thereto as the Secretary can arrange.

The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be: -

a)       To receive a report from the committee as to the general condition and progress of the Club on the previous year.

b)       To receive an audited financial statement of the Club.

c)       To review the annual subscriptions for adult and junior members

d)       To elect the following sessions office bearers, members of the committee and an auditor.

 

  1. THE OFFICE BEARERS OF THE CLUB

a)       Shall consist of - President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretaries.

b)       The President shall serve for a MAXIMUM of TWO YEARS and be succeeded by the Vice-President.

c)       Office bearers are eligible for re-election at the A.G.M.

d)       Shall be responsible for the running of the club

 

  1. THE COMMITTEE

The committee shall be responsible for running the club and shall consist of: -

a)       The office bearers and four ordinary members.

b)       Ordinary members are eligible for election at the A.G.M.

c)       Shall meet when requested by a committee member

d)       Shall adopt a minimum quorum of four, one of whom will be an office bearer.

e)       The Chairman of the meeting shall have the casting vote.

f)        Shall have the power to fill any vacancies which may occur during its term of office and may co-opt additional members if found necessary.

 

6.       MEMBERSHIP

a)       Shall be open to all interested persons over the age of twelve years.

b)       Persons of eighteen years and under shall be known as junior members.

c)       Honorary appointments shall be made by the general consent of club members at any club meeting.

d)       Shall be terminated by the committee for non-payment of subscriptions, or for conduct that maybe considered detrimental to the well-being of the club. When membership is withdrawn for the latter reason the subscription will not be refunded.

e)       The ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS shall be paid not more than one month after the start of the season, or after the date of the first visit.

 

7.       RULES

a)       The Committee shall decide the Syllabus for the session.

b)       Competition rules shall be decided by the committee and shall be published on the club syllabus and also on the club website.                  

c)       If found necessary during the session the competition rules may be modified by the committee and displayed in the club premises and also on the club website.

 

 

8.       EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

May be called by the committee, or by no fewer than six members on application to the secretary in writing no fewer than 28 days in advance of the meeting. The secretary must give all members 14 days notice of such a meeting.

 

9.       DISSOLUTION OF THE CLUB

a) Premises leased to the club shall be returned to the landlord debt free.

b) All property and equipment owned by the club shall be lodged with some responsible person and a receipt obtained and lodged with the bank, which administers the clubs account.

c) At the time of dissolution, the credit balance shall be left in the club’s account.

 

Should a subsequent club be formed, the property and equipment shall be made available to its appointed President or Secretary or to their successors in office, provided that a copy of section 10 of this constitution, signed by no fewer than six members of this club at the time of its dissolution, is presented to the bank.

 

A minute of this section, signed by the President, Secretary of the club shall be presented to the bank, and the bank shall be informed promptly or by a similar minute of any subsequent amendment to this section.

 

10.    CONSTITUTION

Any proposed amendment to this constitution must be submitted in writing to the secretary 28 days prior to the A.G.M. The proposal must be signed by the proposer and seconder and displayed within the club premises 14 days prior to the A.G.M.

 

 

 

 

CONSTITUTION ADOPTED

Tuesday, 3rd January 2012                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

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