The Club shall be known as Kill Village Bridge Club, referred to hereafter as “The Club".
The objective of The Club shall be the playing and promotion of Bridge under the rules, guidance and objectives of the C.B.A.I. and will be fully registered as a Club with the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland.
a) Membership shall be open to all, but each candidate for membership must be proposed and seconded by two members of the club, and the nomination given in writing to the Hon. Secretary no later than 2 weeks before the A.G.M.
b) The Club welcomes guests or visitors and provided they pay Table money on the night. However they are not eligible for prizes on Competition nights.
c) Only fully paid up members of the club are eligible for prizes on Competition nights.
d) The Committee, after considering objections, if any, by any member of the committee to such candidate, may proceed with the election which must be by majority vote of the committee. Membership then becomes effective on payment of annual subscription.
e) When there is a waiting list of applicants for club membership, the Committee has the right to give priority to applications received from the immediate family of existing club members
4. SUBSCRIPTIONS AND FEES
a) Each Club member shall pay an annual subscription. The amount to be decided at the A.G.M. Subscriptions shall be due for payment by the 31st October of each year.
b) The Committee may determine variations on the basic amounts of subscription and table money when exceptional or unusual circumstances arise.
5. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
a) A Management Committee elected each year at the Annual General Meeting shall control the club. This meeting will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of May each year. No table money will be collected on the night of the A.G.M.
b) The Committee shall put into effect all Resolutions passed at the Annual General Meeting,
and shall make such Regulations as they shall from time to time see fit, provided that such Regulations shall not alter, amend or repeal any Regulations embodied in this Constitution.
c) The Committee Officers shall consist of the President, Vice- President, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, a Tournament Director a Club Advisor and two other Committee members.
d) The President shall preside over all affairs of the Club and shall be afforded the courtesy that the office demands. The President may preside over all or particular meetings of the Club.
e) When the President is unavailable, the Vice-President or Hon. Secretary may deputise as Chairperson of the meeting.
f) The Hon. Secretary is responsible for convening all meetings and for the due recording and execution of their decisions. He/She has custody of the books and documents for this purpose and of all correspondence.
g) The Hon. Treasurer is responsible for the collection of members’ subscriptions, the official issue of receipts, and the deposit of all monies in the Club’s Bank Account. He/She shall maintain a proper record of all monies in the Club’s Bank account and the deposit of all monies in the Club’s Bank account.
h) The Vice-President of the previous year shall succeed the outgoing President and shall nominate a new Vice-President at the A.G.M.
i) The Committee shall have a minimum of 4 meetings during the year.
j) Any vacancy occurring on the Committee may be filled by the co-option of a member of the Club.
k) All decisions reached at meetings of the Club shall be by a simple majority and the Chair will have a casting vote in the event of a deadlock.
l) The Secretary, in conjunction with the President and Treasurer are responsible for sourcing supplies for the day to day running of the club. Committee approval will be required if a purchase order is expected to exceed € 500.
m) The outgoing President shall automatically become ex-officio a member of the incoming Committee if he/she so wishes.
9. BRIDGE PLAY
a) The Tournament Director and advisor are responsible for overseeing all aspects of play on Bridge Night.
b) When required, both the Tournament Director and advisor may make any format changes they consider necessary for the smooth running of the session.
c) In the event of the playing facilities being inadequate for all those who wish to play, priority shall be given to members.
10. EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
The Committee may call an Emergency General Meeting at any time and must call one at the request, in writing, of one third of the members of the Club.
11. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
a) Notice of the date fixed for the meeting shall be displayed on the Club Notice Board for two weeks preceding the Annual General Meeting. Nominations and Resolutions must also be displayed before the start of the meeting.
b) A Quorum of at least 30% of members must be present at any AGM or EGM.
c) Nominations for Committee member posts must be proposed and seconded. The nominee, proposer and seconder must all be members of the Club.
d) Nominations, in writing, must reach the Secretary no later than two weeks prior to the date of the A.G.M.
e) Each Officer shall be elected at the A.G.M. of the Club and shall retire annually at the end of the following year but shall be eligible for re-election.
f) No member of the Club may simultaneously hold more than one office.
12. CONSTITUTION AND RULES
a) A copy of these rules shall be available to every member on admission to the Club.
b) Membership of the Club shall imply acceptance of each and all of these Rules.
c) Any alterations or additions to these Rules have no effect until agreement has been reached at an Annual General Meeting