Stafford Bridge Club: EBU Affiliated
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STAFFORD BRIDGE CLUB
 
 
  CONSTITUTION OF THE STAFFORD BRIDGE CLUB
1.   NAME
     The Club shall be called Stafford Bridge Club.
  OBJECTS

2.   OBJECTS
      The object of the Club is the provision of opportunities for the play of Contract Bridge.

  AFFILIATIONS

3.   AFFILIATIONS

      The Club shall be affiliated to the Staffordshire Contract Bridge Association and the English
      Bridge Union.

  MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

4.    MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
4.1  The Management of the Club shall be entrusted to a Committee consisting of::
       President, Vice-President, Captain, Vice-Captain, Secretary, Treasurer and Four
       Committee Members.

4.2  Committee Members and Officers shall retire annually but shall be entitled to be
       re-elected.

4.3  The Committee shall have the power to fill any casual vacancy among the Officers or
       Committee Members.

4.4  At all meetings of the Committee five shall form a quorum.

4.5  The Management Committee shall be responsible in particular for:-
       (a)  determining the level of subscriptions and table money;
       (b)  the organisation of competitions and entry fees;
       (c)  the total membership of the Club;
       (d)  conduct and discipline of members.

  GENERAL MEETINGS

5.    GENERAL MEETINGS
5.1  The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held in May or as soon as possible
       thereafter.

5.2  Notice of all General Meetings shall be given or sent to members at their addresses
       as recorded in the books at least twenty one days prior to the date fixed.  The Notice
       will specify the time and place when it will be held and the business to be conducted.

5.3  With notice of the Annual General Meeting members will be provided with a summary
       of accounts for the year ending on March 31st.

5.4  At the Annual General Meeting the following business shall be conducted:
       (a)  the presentation and (if accepted) the passing of the accounts for the previous
             financial year ended on the 31st March.
       (b)  the election of officers and committee.
       (c)  to deal with any matter that the committee desire to bring before the members
             and to received suggestions from members for consideration by the committee.

5.5  Any Member may bring forward a motion at the AGM provided that notice thereof
       is given to the Secretary not less than 7 days before the meeting.

5.6  An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened at any time upon the requisition
       of twenty members provided such requisition states the purpose for which such meeting
       is required.  The Secretary will give not less than 21 days notice of such meeting.

5.7  A quorum at any General Meeting shall be twenty.

  MEMBERSHIP

6.    MEMBERSHIP
6.1  Every candidate for membership shall be proposed and seconded by member of the Club
       and particulars thereof delivered to the Secretary.

6.2  The Secretary shall cause these particulars to be exhibited on the Club premises.

6.3  Candidates for membership shall be elected (or otherwise) by the Committee after not
       less than 7 days have passed since the particulars were exhibited.

  VISITORS

7.    VISITORS

7.1  Any person may visit and play at the Club either as a guest of a member or with
       consent of a member of the Committee.

7.2  A Visitor who is a paid up member of any County Association may play without
       liability for any additional table money.

7.3  The Management Committee may determine from time to time a limit on the
       number of times a non-member may play at the Club.

  ALTERATIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION

8.    ALTERATIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION

       No Alterations or additions to these rules shall be made except by a resolution carried by
       a majority of at least two thirds of members present and voting at a General Meeting the
       notice of which shall have contained particulars of the proposed alterations or addition.