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Team of Four

Congratulations to the winners of our Teams Competition:

M Gowen, D Noonan, R Kinahan & N Green

 
Constitution
 
 
  New Constitution/Rules of Fermoy Brdge Club
  1. The name of the club shall be “The Fermoy Commercial Club”, (incorporating Fermoy Bridge Club). Its object shall be the promotion of Contract Bridge. 
  2. The club shall be managed by a committee consisting of the officers of the club: President, Vice President, Outgoing President, Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Tournament Director and not more than 7 members to be elected at its Annual General Meeting. This Committee shall be governed by any directions or amendments made from time to time at General Meetings of the club.

  3. Notice of the Annual general Meeting shall be displayed in the club at least 14 days before the meeting. Members wishing to have motions or nominations considered at the AGM must do so in writing no later than 7 days before the date of the AGM.
  4. Correct accounts and books shall be kept showing the financial affairs, and receipts and disbursements of the Club. The Hon Secretary shall keep a correct record of all business transacted at Committee Meetings, and shall give 7 days notice of committee meetings.

  5. Each member shall be furnished with a copy of the rules. At the close of each financial year the accounts shall be audited by the Auditor appointed by the committee, and should show the financial position of the club in the form of a Balance Sheet for consideration at the Annual General meeting.

  6. The election of all New Members shall be in the hands of the committee. Each applicant for Membership shall be proposed by an existing Member and seconded by another existing member. The proposal form shall be placed on the Notice Board for at least 10 days prior to the date of the following Committee Meeting. To be elected (by ballot vote) the applicant must have a majority of at least three-fourths of those present (and voting) at the next duly convened Meeting of the Committee following application.  A decision of the Committee on an application for Membership is not open to review at the Annual General Meeting.
    6.(a)    The members in General Meeting, or the Committee at its discretion, may appoint an assistant to the Hon. Secretary, and/or Tournament Director (not necessarily from its Members) to facilitate administration.
    6.(b)     The Committee shall have the power to co-opt a member or members to the Committee in the case of one or more vacancies arising during the season or to assist the Hon. Secretary /Tournament Director.

  7.  The Committee may suspend or terminate (for serious cause) the membership of any member. All such decisions, except regarding acceptance of membership are open to review at the A General Meeting, but not otherwise.
  8. The Committee shall meet formally as often as required, and at least once monthly from September to April inclusive. Six to form a quorum.
  9. An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be convened within 21 days at the request in writing of at least 30% of the members of the club. Notice of such meeting to be displayed on the Club notice board. Each member to be notified at least 14 days prior to the date of the meeting.

  10. (a)   Each member of the Club shall pay a subscription of 52Euros per year, all of which shall be accountable by the Treasurer to the Commercial Club. Said subscription to be paid not later than: THE 30th OF SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR, or on first application for membership as the case may be.
    (b)    No member is eligible to take part in any club competition whose current    subscription is outstanding after the date set out in 10(a), and the Committee is not empowered to waive this full rule.

  11. The quorum for a General Meeting shall be 30%

  12. The right to play in all Club Competitions shall be restricted to the Members of the Club with the following exception:-
    Members have the right to invite a visitor to play in the Club competitions. But such visitor shall be eligible to play only in 3 Club Competitions during the season.
    All Major Club Competitions are restricted to Club Members.