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CONSTITUTION OF FOXROCK BRIDGE CLUB
(Amended at the Annual General Meeting May 23rd, 2018)
1.Name of Club
The name of the club is Foxrock Bridge Club. It is constituted primarily for the purpose of playing and promoting the game of Bridge.
2.Management of the Club
The management of the Club shall be vested in a Committee which shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting of members and shall consist of:
Term of Office The term of office for a member of the Committee shall be up to a maximum of five (5) years
All property, possessions and monies of the Club shall be vested in members of the Committee on behalf of the members.
The Management Committee (hereafter known as “The Committee”) shall have power to
Any such co-options and appointments under (l) & (ll) above may be terminated by the Committee when their function has been completed, but must be terminated at the next Annual General Meeting
The President shall take the Chair at all meetings. In his/her absence or should he/she decide to stand down a Vice-President may take the chair. In the event of the President or a Vice-President not taking the Chair any other member may be moved to the Chair.
5.Annual General Meeting
6.Special or Extraordinary General Meeting
A Special or extraordinary General Meeting shall be called by the Honorary Secretary at the request of the Committee or a requisite of twenty-five (25) members of the club. Notice of such meeting to be called in accordance with Rule 5 Section (b)
8.Election of Members
Constitution of Foxrock Bridge Club
Amended at Annual General Meeting May 23rd, 2018.
The Honorary Treasurer will have charge of the funds of the Club and will keep the Accounts as directed by the Committee. All cheques shall be signed by two (2) of three (3) officers authorised by the Committee, usually but not confined to the President, Secretary and Treasurer.
The Honorary Treasurer shall present a financial statement of the Club’s position whenever requested by the Committee and shall submit to each AGM for approval, a statement of the Accounts for the financial year, having been audited by an Honorary Auditor.
10.Subscription and Entrance Fee
The Annual Subscription shall be determined at a General Meeting of the Members. Annual Subscriptions shall be due on 1st September. (for new members see rule 8 c.)
Members who have not paid their subscription may not play in Major Club Competitions
Members whose Subscriptions have not been paid for one (1) month from due date, will be deemed to have terminated their membership.
All belongings of Members and others on Club premises, or in the vicinity thereof i.e. car parks, shall be at the sole risk of the owner. The Club or Committee shall not be responsible for any loss or damage thereto.
The Club shall be affiliated to the Eastern Region of the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland and shall be subject to its Laws and Bye-laws
13.Interpretation of Rules
If any doubt shall arise as to the proper interpretation of any Rules, the matter shall be referred to the Committee and their decision will be final and binding.
14.Amendment of the Constitution
This Constitution and Rules may not be amended, extended or altered in any way, save with the consent of two-thirds of the Members present and qualified to vote at an AGM, or at a Special Meeting
15.Availability of Constitution
A copy of the constitution shall be given to each new member of the Committee at the first meeting of the Committee after election.
A copy of the Constitution shall be held by the Club Secretary for inspection by an ordinary member of the Club.