Club Christmas Party - Thursday 19th December, all SBC members very welcome to come to this fun event. Please help Janet and her team to get the food quantities right by signing up on the list on the notice board if you would like to come.
Away weekend 17th - 20th April 2020, click link for information
If you know of any member of the club who is unwell please let either Pat Martin or a member of the committee know so that appropriate wishes can be sent on behalf of all members.
The quickest response will be to tell either Pat Martin or any member of the committee at the bridge session then a card can be signed & posted immediately. Alternatively, you can email the secretary.
At all club sessions please arrive at least 15 minutes before play is due to start, 6:45 for 7 p.m. start, 7 for 7:15 start, 1:15 for 1:30 start. If you are running late please ring the club, 01785 246611, to let the scorer know you are on your way so that they can factor you in when setting up the movement and scoring systems.
2. OBJECTS The object of the Club is the provision of opportunities for the play of Contract Bridge.
The Club shall be affiliated to the Staffordshire Contract Bridge Association and the English Bridge Union.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.