THE BROADSTAIRS BRIDGE CLUB
The club shall be called The Broadstairs Bridge Club.
The club shall be affiliated to the English Bridge Union.
The object of the Club will be to provide members with facilities for playing Contract Bridge in accordance with the rules and principles laid down by the English Bridge Union; to employ the funds as the Committee may deem in the best interests of the Club,.
4. ANNUAL GENERAL MEEETING
The Annual General Meeting shall be held before the end of March in each year to receive reports and to elect Officers and the Committee.
5. OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE
The Officers of the Club shall be Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. The Committee shall comprise the Officers plus at least two other members. All shall serve for one year and be eligible for re-election.
The business of the Club shall be conducted by the Committee which shall meet at least quarterly. The Committee may co-opt additional members for specific purposes.
7. ALTERATIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Any proposed alteration to the constitution must be made at the Annual General Meeting and a notice of the proposed alteration must be sent to the Secretary at least 21 days before the meeting and included in the notice convening the meeting.
8. NOTICE OF MEETINGS
Formal notice of meetings shall be published on the Club Notice Board and the Club Web Site – www.bridgewebs.com/broadstairs at least 14 days in advance. A Special General Meeting may be convened at any time by any five members.
Membership is open to players who have reasonable experience and who intend to play regularly. There is an annual subscription of £15.00 payable on the 1st January. Applications for membership should be made to the Secretary who will publish the application on the notice board and obtain the agreement of the Committee. Visitors are welcome but we would recommend that they come as a pair. There is a host scheme in place.
10. TABLE MONEY
The Club is “Pay as you Play”. Table money entitles members to individual membership of the English Bridge Union. The amount of table money is decided by the Committee and is fixed at a level to cover all running costs of the Club.
11. CONDUCT OF MEMBERS
Members are expected to abide by the guidelines on etiquette published by the English Bridge Union on their Web Site – www.ebu.co.uk . In case of a serious breach of etiquette the Committee may require a member to leave the club. There is a right of appeal to the English Bridge Union.