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1 Every application for membership shall be in writing and shall be proposed by at least two members of the Club and advertised on the Club noticeboard for at least four weeks. Approval of the application after such advertisement shall be at the discretion of the Committee. Players whose membership has lapsed must also fill in an application form which will be considered by the Committee
2 Members shall pay an annual subscription which shall be decided each year at the A.G.M.,and prior notice of any change shall be included in the Agenda. The subscription for student members under 21 shall be one half of the ordinary annual subscription. The Club year shall end on March 31st. Subscription shall be due on election to membership of the Club or within one month of the A.G.M.. Any member joining after 31st December shall pay half the subscription for that Club year.
3 The charge for playing Duplicate Bridge at each session for members and for visitors shall be decided each year at the A.G.M., and prior notice of any change shall be included in the Agenda.
4 All visitors and introducing members shall sign the Visitors Book. Visitors are limited to a maximum of five attendances in a year. If they wish to continue to play at the club they will be expected to have applied tor membership.
5 Members are expected to conform to the E.B.U.'s "Best Behaviour at Bridge" principles, and the following procedure is in line with guidelines published by the E.B.U.
a) Any complaint should be put in writing to the Secretary or Chairman of the Club within three months of the alleged offence. The Club Committee shall appoint a Conduct Committee (of three to five members) to investigate the complaint. Should the Conduct Committee decide that there is no case to answer, the matter ends there. Otherwise they will, in writing, invite the defendant to submit his/her comments on the matter. They may, once again, decide then that no further action is needed or that a verbal caution is appropriate: in the latter case, if such a caution is accepted, the matter is closed. If a verbal caution is not accepted or if the Conduct Committee decides that stronger action is needed, then the case will be referred to a Club Disciplinary Committee of three to five members, appointed by the Club Committee and totally separate from the Conduct Committee. This Committee will have the power to issue a written reprimand, to suspend the member from some or all of the Club's competitions, or to expel the member from the Club. Any such decision must be communicated in writing within three weeks of the Disciplinary Committee hearing.
b) Any appeal from the member concerned will be submitted to the County Disciplinary Committee, who may, at their discretion, refer the matter to the Laws and Ethics Committee of the E.B.U.
The financial year of "The Club" shall be from the 1st of April to 31st March
The signatories should be The Chairman, the Secretary and the Treasurer.The signatures of the Treasurer and one other should be on any documents for the bank.The general committee shall control the finances of "The Club".
1 Competitions shall be held at such times and under such conditions as the general committee or any sub-committee shall determine.
2 Any suggestions or complaints regarding the arrangements of "The Club" shall be submitted in writing and handed to the secretary or any member of the general committee and shall be considered at the next committee meeting.
3 "The Club" accepts no responsibility whatever for the property or belongings of any member or visitor whilst on the premises of "The Club".
4 Any matter not provided for in these regulations and all questions arising regarding their construction or implication shall be decided by the general committee.
5 The Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary and members of the general committee shall not be responsible, either individually or jointly, for any liabilities incurred by "The Club". All members shall be equally responsible for any liabilities incurred during their time of membership.
6 Alterations, additions or amendments to these regulations and constitution cannot be made except by a resolution at a general meeting.
7 These regulations and constitution were last ammended and adopted at the Annual General Meeting held on 19th May 2015.