Royal Oak Angling Club Rules and Byelaws
1.The name of the club shall be the Royal Oak Angling Club.
The general objects of the club shall be to provide the facilities of an angling club for members of the local community including the organisation and provision of angling, and to promote the interests of anglers and angling.
3.1 There shall be not less than two and not more than three Trustees of the club, save that a corporate body may be a sole Trustee. As of the special committee meeting of 28th October 2008 the Trustees shall be:
Mr Richard .Marinus.Van Gemeren of
Mr Steve Jackson of
11, Church Street,
Mr Nathan Gittings of
44, Commercial Street
Subsequent appointment of Trustees shall be by the club annual or Special General Meeting.
3.2 Trustees shall hold office until their death or resignation or until removed from office by a resolution of the club.
3.3 All property of the club (except cash, which shall be under the control of the Club Treasurer) including leases and fishing leases shall be vested in the Trustees to be dealt with by them as the club shall from time to time by resolution direct.
3.4 The Trustees shall be indemnified out of the assets of the club against any risk and expense incurred by them in pursuance of their office.
4.1 The Club shall consist of the following classes of members.viz
1.Ordinary Members (Seniors, Juniors and OAP’S);
4.2 The club subject to confirmation at the next General Meeting may limit membership in any class.
5.1 Individuals may join the club as Ordinary Members at designated outlets and for fees in force at the time of joining. The Club reserves the right to refuse membership to any individual without stating a reason.
5.2 Any individual joining the club shall in any class of Membership be deemed to have agreed to be bound by the rules and byelaws of the club.
6. TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP
The Club shall have power to elect Temporary Members on such terms as they may determine. Temporary Members may be admitted at the discretion of the Committee.
Honorary Members may be elected at any General Meeting of the Club, for such period, as the meeting shall determine, upon a two-thirds majority vote of members present and voting.
8.1 The annual subscription payable by ordinary members shall be such sum, as the members shall determine at Annual General Meetings. Existing Members who do not pay their Subscriptions on the date of the Annual General Meeting will immediately cease to be members.
A Member may resign his membership at any time by notice in writing to the Club Secretary, but a member whose written resignation is received by the Club Secretary after his subscription for the current year has been paid will not receive a refund of that years Subscription.
10.1 The Club shall expel from its membership any member for conduct which, in its opinion, is injurious or tends to be injurious to the interests of the Club, or its objects, or its Members, or angling, or which contravenes the Clubs byelaws.
10.2 Before expelling a member the Club shall inquire into his conduct and he shall be given a reasonable opportunity to defend and justify himself either in writing or by appearing (upon being given 14 days notice of the Club meeting) before the Club Committee, and the Club’s power to expel shall be on a majority vote of those present at the meeting.
10.3 An expelled member shall forfeit all rights and privileges of membership, but shall remain liable for any dues or debts to the Club which became payable or were incurred before the date of expulsion.
The management of the Club shall be carried out in a manner to be agreed by the members from time to time.
A Chairman and Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting of the Club, after being proposed and seconded and indicating their consent.
13. BORROWING POWERS
13.1 If at any time the Club in a general meeting passes a resolution authorising the Club to borrow money:
(a) The Club may borrow for the purposes of the Club the amount of money (either at one time or from time to time) and at the rate of interest, in the form and manner and upon security specified in the resolution and
(b) The Trustees must at the discretion of the Club make any disposition of the Club property as the Club thinks proper to give security to the loan and interest.
13.2 Every member of the Club, whether he votes on a resolution authorising borrowing or not, and everyone becoming a member of the Club after the passing of such a resolution, is deemed to have assented to the resolution as if he had voted in favour of it.
The officers of the Club, being the Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer shall not incur any personal liability for any duties properly carried out on behalf of the Club and any officer so acting shall be entitled to be indemnified from Club assets.
15.1 The Byelaws set out in the Appendix to these Rules and any Byelaws made under paragraph 15.2 of this rule shall be binding upon the members until repealed or by a resolution of a General Meeting, subject to any amendment made under paragraph 15.2 of this rule.
15.2 The Club shall from time to time make, repeal or amend all such Byelaws as they deem expedient (provided that they shall not be inconsistent with these rules) to take effect unless set aside at a General Meeting.
16. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held in the month of February each year to receive and consider the audited accounts and annual balance sheet prepared by the treasurer; to appoint officers and auditors; to fill vacancies on the club and to decide on any resolution submitted by the Club under rule 19.
17. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS
A Special General Meeting may be called by the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer or on the requisition in writing of at least 15% of members for a purpose stated in the requisition. Upon receipt of the requisition the Club shall unless they consider the purpose to be frivolous, call the meeting within 40 days of receipt of the requisition.
18. NOTICES OF GENERAL MEETINGS AND RESOLUTIONS
18.1 The date and time of every General Meeting shall be fixed by the Club at the end of the proceeding General Meeting.
18.2 Notice of any resolution to be moved at a General Meeting shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary at least 21 days before the meeting and signed by the proposer and seconder. Any such resolution, unless withdrawn, shall be included in the business of the meeting and notice of it shall be sent to each member of the Club at his last known address at least 10 days before the date of the meeting.
18.3 Accidental omission to give notice to, or non-receipt of notice by any member under paragraphs 19.1 and 19.2 of this Rule shall not invalidate any of the proceedings of the meeting.
19. PROCEEDINGS AT GENERAL MEETINGS
19.1 15% of members (not including temporary members) shall form a quorum at any General Meeting.
19.2 At every General Meeting, the Chairman, or in his absence the Vice Chairman or, in the absence of both, a member elected by the members present, shall take the Chair, The Chairman and all Ordinary or Honorary members present shall be entitled to vote and, in the event of an equality of votes, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.
19.3 Except as otherwise provided by these rules, a majority vote of the Ordinary and Honorary Members present and voting shall carry any motion or resolution, save that no rule of the Club may be made, repealed or amended on a vote of less than two-thirds of the members present and voting.
20.1 In the Club Rules and Byelaws, where context permits, words importing the masculine and feminine, and words importing the singular shall include the plural, and vice versa.
20.2 The headings to these rules are for ease of reference only and are not to be taken into account in their interpolation.
21. DISSOLUTION OF THE CLUB
If, at any General Meeting a resolution for the dissolution of the Club is passed by a majority of the members present and at a Special General Meeting held not less than six weeks later (of which not less than four weeks written notice has been given to each member) and at which not less than one-half of the members present, that resolution is confirmed by a resolution passed by a majority of two-thirds of the members voting on it, the Club must immediately, or at such future date as is specified in the resolution, proceed to realise the property of the Club and, after the discharge of all liabilities, must dispose of all property realised as shall have been determined by a majority of two-thirds of the members voting on it as set out above.
22. AMENDMENT OF RULES
These Rules may be added to, repealed or amended by a resolution passed at any annual or special general meeting by a majority of at least two thirds of the Ordinary and Honorary Members voting on it.