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:
       Chairman, Club Captain, Secretary, Treasurer, House Manager and Social Events Organiser plus 4 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.

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.

  THE PRESIDENT

5. THE PRESIDENT

The President of the Club is an honorary position and is not part of the Management Committee.  The President will however, be invited to attend Committee meetings.  The President will be expected to chair the A.G.M. until the completion of the Election of Officers

  GENERAL MEETINGS

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

6.2  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.

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

6.4  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 the Management Committee.
       (c)  to deal with any matter that the committee desire to bring before the members and to receive suggestions from members for consideration by the committee.

6.5  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.

6.6  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.

6.7  A quorum at any General Meeting shall be twenty.

  MEMBERSHIP

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

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

7.3  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

8.    VISITORS

The Management Committee shall make such provision for visitors as may be necessary, in respect of attendance and table money and other matter relating to visitors.

  ALTERATIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION

9.    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.