All Previous Rules Rescinded

 

MODEL CLUB RULES

FRIENDLY SOCIETIES ACT

 

REGISTER NO: 172W

 

RULES

 

1. Name, Office and Objects of the Society

 

The Society is a Working Men’s Club and shall be called the WYKE REGIS SOCIAL CLUB

 

(hereinafter called ‘’the Club’’). Its registered office shall be

 

5 CHAMBERLAINE ROAD, WYKE REGIS, WEYMOUTH, DORSET, DT4 9EX

 

Or such other place as a special general meeting may determine. Notice of any change in the situation of the registered office shall be sent by the Secretary to the Financial Services Authority or its statutory successor within 14 days in the form provided by the Act.

 

The objects of the Club are to afford to its Members the means of social intercourse, mutual helpfulness, mental and moral improvement and rational recreation.

 

‘’The Act’’ hereinafter referred to means the Friendly Societies Act 1974 (as amended by the Friendly Societies Act 1992), and any Acts or subordinate legislation (including the Deregulation (Industrial and Provident Societies) Order 1996) amending or substituted for it and for the time being in force and unless the context otherwise requires expressions used in these rules which are in the Act shall have

the same meaning as they have for the purposes of the Act.

 

2. Interpretation

 

1)            In these rules, unless the contrary intention appears, words denoting the masculine gender shall be deemed to include the feminine.

 

2)            Any reference to the Chief Registrar, Registrar, Central Office, Assistant Registrar (for Scotland) or the Registry of Friendly Societies, includes reference to the Financial Services Authority (also known as the ‘’FSA’’), which is the statutory successor carrying on the relevant functions of any of them.

 

3. Admission of Members

 

Any two Members of not less than six months standing may propose and second a candidate for membership, provided that they are able from personal knowledge to vouch for his respectability and fitness to be a Member and both shall sign a nomination form to this effect. The candidate shall sign such declaration of his concurrence with, and adherence to, the purposes of the Club as shall be required by the Managing Committee. An entrance fee of £7.00 must be paid by the candidate on nomination, to be returned in the event of his not being elected. The election shall be by the Managing Committee. No candidate shall be elected who is under 18 years. The name and address of the candidate, with the names of his proposer and seconder, shall be prominently displayed in the principal Club premises in a part frequented by the Members, for at least seven days before the day on which his name is submitted for election.

 

4. Subscriptions

 

Every Member shall pay to the funds of the Club a subscription which shall become due as soon as he is elected to membership and may not be paid until he is so elected. The subscription must be paid before the Member is entitled to any of the privileges of the Club. The rate of the subscription shall be such sum as may from time to time be determined by the Members in General Meeting being not less than £1.00 and not exceeding £25.00 per year payable on the first day of January in each year.

 

Any Member who has not paid his subscription by 1st February shall be considered in arrear, and if it be not paid by 1st March, he shall cease to be a Member.

 

No Member in arrear shall be permitted to use the Club, or be considered a Member for the purposes of these rules.

 

The Managing Committee, on receiving information that any Member is unable to pay his subscription owing to want of work or other good cause, may, at its discretion, in writing excuse payment of such member’s subscription for such period as they think fit, and the Member shall not forfeit the privileges of membership.

 

5. Notifying Change of Address

 

The Managing Committee shall keep upon the Club premises a register of the names and addresses of the Members. Every Member shall, within 14 days, give notice to the Secretary of any changes in his address.

 

Correspondence sent to a Member’s last known address as entered in the register of Members shall be deemed to have been received. The names of those who cease to be Members shall be removed from the register.

 

6. Cessation of Membership

 

Members shall cease to be Members:

 

a)            By non-payment of subscription. Any person whose membership has ceased from this cause shall not again be elected to membership unless he pays such fee or fine as the Managing Committee may in its discretion determine.

 

b)            By expulsion.

 

c)            By resignation by notice of not less than three months given to the Secretary in writing unless the Managing Committee waives the requirement for the same.

 

d)            By death.

 

 

7. General Meetings

 

Ordinary Meetings

 

1)            There shall be an Annual Meeting held on the first available date after receiving accounts from the Accountants on a date to be fixed by the Managing Committee. At least seven days notice is to be given of every Annual Meeting, with a copy of the agenda to be posted in the Club.

 

The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be to receive the account or accounts and balance sheet as audited, if required, and the report of the accountant on the revenue account or accounts and balance sheet if required and to consider such other business as may be submitted by the Managing Committee or any motion to be proposed by a Member of which seven days notice has been given to the Secretary in writing. On receipt of such notice the secretary shall add it to the agenda posted in the Club. At the Annual General Meeting a report for the year shall be presented by the Managing Committee.

 

                The Accountant shall be entitled to attend any General Meeting of the Club and to receive all notices of and other communications relating to any General Meeting which any Member of the Club is entitled to receive and to be heard at any meeting which he attends on any part of the business of the meeting which concerns him as Accountant.

 

Special Meetings

 

2)            A special meeting shall be called by the Secretary in the following cases:

 

a)            Upon the direction of the Managing Committee, and in accordance with such direction.

 

b)            On a requisition signed by one-quarter of the total number of Members entitled to attend and vote at a general meeting of 50 such Members, whichever is the less, stating the special object thereof. Such meeting shall be held within not less than 14 and not more than 21 days from the date of the receipt by the Secretary of the requisition.

 

Notice to be Given

 

3)            Notice of any special meeting, and of the object for which it is called, shall be posted by the Secretary in the Club at least 10 days prior to the date of the meeting. Should the Secretary not convene a special meeting in the manner required hereby within 10 clear days after a duly signed requisition has been delivered to him, any of the requisitioners may call such a meeting, giving such notice as is provided by this rule.

 

Business

 

4)            No business other than that named in the notice shall be brought before a special meeting.

 

 

 

 

Quorum

 

5)            A general meeting may proceed to business if the number of Members present is at least one more than the total number of Members of the Managing committee as provided by Rule 9 within an hour after the time fixed for the meeting, otherwise the meeting, if convened on the requisition of the Members, shall be dissolved, but if convened by order of the Managing Committee, it shall stand adjourned to the week following, at the same time, and the meeting so adjourned may proceed to business whatever be the number of Members present. No meeting shall become incompetent to transact business from the want of a quorum arising after the chair has been taken.

 

Adjournment

 

6)            Any general meeting duly constituted, may adjourn to such time as the Members present direct, and may continue any such adjournment from time to time. No business shall be brought on at any adjourned meeting which could not have been transacted at the original meeting.

 

Voting

 

7)            Each Member present shall be entitled to one vote on each motion.

 

8. Officers

 

1)            The Club shall have the following Officers: three Trustees, a President, Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and a minimum of 6 and up to 12 Committee Members. The Trustees shall be appointed at a general meeting by a resolution of a majority of the Members present and entitled to vote thereat and shall remain in office during the pleasure of the Club. The President, Chairman, Treasurer and Committeemen shall be elected 4 yearly by ballot at the elections held following the Annual General Meeting and remain in office until their successors are appointed. Retiring Members shall be eligible for re-election at the Annual General Meeting at which they retire. The Secretary shall be elected by ballot and shall remain in office during the pleasure of the Club. A Trustee shall not be Secretary, Chairman or Treasurer of the Club.

 

2)            Any Officer shall be removable at any time provided two-thirds of the Members present at a special meeting called for that purpose shall vote in favour of such removal.

 

3)            Any Officer as included within Rule 8 (1) (except a trustee) not attending for three consecutive Managing Committee meetings shall, unless he sends an explanation which the Managing committee considers satisfactory, cease to be a Member of the Managing Committee and/or be removed from office.

 

4)            In the event of a vacancy arising amongst the Officers (other than the Trustees and Secretary) by death, resignation or removal as provided above, the vacancy shall be filled, the Managing Committee having power to appoint a Member to fill the vacancy. Any Member so appointed shall hold office for the unexpired period for which his predecessor was elected. The office of Secretary shall be filled by ballot. The scrutineers last appointed shall obtain nominations and arrange for holding a ballot under the supervision of the President. Seven days shall be allowed for nominations and the ballot shall be held on three successive days within the following seven days. The result shall be declared by the scrutineers by notice posted in the Club.

 

                If the Secretary is the holder of the Club Premises Certificate, then any change in the office of Secretary must be notified by the President or Secretary within 28 days to the Licensing Authority.

 

5)            In the event of the removal or the resignation of the whole or the majority of the Managing Committee, the Secretary shall arrange for a ballot to be held as provided in Rule 8 (4). Any Officer shall vacate his office if suspended or expelled from membership under Rule 22, or upon ceasing membership from any cause. A vacancy occurring on the suspension or expulsion of an Officer (except Trustees and Secretary) shall be filled by the Managing Committee.

 

6)            In case any Trustee being removed shall refuse or neglect to assign or transfer any property of the Club as the Managing Committee shall direct, he shall (if he be a Member) be expelled from the Club, and shall cease to have any claim on the Club on account of any contributions paid by him, without prejudice to any liability to prosecution which he may have incurred.

 

7)            The Trustees, President, Chairman and Treasurer of the Club shall receive such honorarium, if any, or in the case of the Secretary such salary, as the Managing Committee or a general meeting may from time to time determine. Every Officer dealing with Club monies shall be insured with a recognised guarantee society for the due performance of his duties in such sum as the Managing Committee or a general meeting may determine.

 

9. Managing Committee

 

The Managing Committee shall consist of the President, Chairman, Treasurer, the three Trustees and a minimum of 6 and up to 12 Committee Members, all of whom shall be above the age of 18.

 

Nominations for Chairman or President will only be accepted from Members who have served on the Managing Committee or that have made significant contributions to the Club.

 

It shall have full powers of management to conduct the business of the Club, and to exercise on behalf of the Club all the powers of the Club not specifically required by these rules or otherwise to be exercised at a General Meeting.

 

The Managing Committee shall control the management of the Club and shall have exclusive power to engage or dismiss a steward and other servants. It shall have power to purchase such articles and do all such things as it may deem necessary for the carrying out of the objects of the Club. It shall have due regard to any resolution or recommendation of any general meeting, but in respect of matters not specifically required by these rules or otherwise to be decided at a general meeting shall not be bound to give effect to the same if in its judgement such action would be injurious to the best interests of the Club. Nothing in these rules shall enable the Managing Committee to declare any dividend or make any monetary grants to the Members, or to apply the Club funds, except for the purposes of the Club itself, and for the purposes specified in Rule 17. The Managing Committee shall meet not less than once a month or as may be agreed from time to time, by the Managing Committee and not less than one half of the total of the Managing Committee shall form a quorum. No resolution of the Managing Committee shall be rescinded unless notice to rescind has been given at the previous meeting of the Managing Committee.

 

10. Finance Committee

 

The Managing Committee shall, at the first meeting following each election, select a sub-committee, to be called the Finance Committee which shall meet when required. It shall consist of three of the Committeemen and any other Officers who may be appointed by the Managing Committee. It shall be the duty of the Finance Committee to take a record of the stock of goods at least every 28 days either by themselves or by an agent duly appointed by the Managing Committee for that propose, check all demands for payment with the order book, and with the delivery notes and invoices, and to report to the whole Managing Committee whether such stock vouches the correctness of the returns made by the Steward, and whether the demands are in order and correct. It shall see that vouchers are produced by the Secretary for all payments made by him or by order of the Managing Committee, and it shall report at each Managing Committee meeting whether the Secretary’s cash book has been duly made up, and that the amount there shown as standing to the credit of the Club appears also in the Treasurer’s book or books and in the bank statement relating to the Club’s current drawing account. These records, duly made up to date, shall be laid upon the table at each Managing Committee meeting. The proceedings of the Finance Committee shall be recorded by the Secretary in a minute book kept for that purpose. All cheques drawn upon the Club’s account shall be signed by at least one member of the Finance Committee and the Secretary.

 

The Finance Committee shall have the power to give orders for such goods to be supplied and work to be done as may be necessary for carrying out the objects of the Club: but nothing in this rule shall empower the Managing Committee to incur expenditure, except such as is consistent with the objects for which the Club is established.

 

11. Orders

 

1)            No Officer of the Club shall by virtue of his appointment have power to order goods or dispose of the funds of the Club.

 

2)            No goods or labour shall be supplied, nor any contract entered into for work to be done for the Club by a Member, nor any salary, honoraria, profit or remuneration paid to any Officer, unless specifically authorised by these rules or a general meeting.

 

12. Liability of Trustees

 

All the property of the Club shall be vested in the Trustees representing and acting for the whole of the Members of the Club. No personal liability shall attach to any Trustee, except to the extent of such funds of the Club as may be actually received by him. The Trustees shall be the persons to sue and be sued on behalf of the Club.

 

13. Chairman

 

The Chairman, or in his absence, the President, or in the absence of both such Officers, an elected Chairman shall take the chair at all General and Managing Committee meetings of the Club.

 

 

14. Treasurer

 

The Treasurer shall ensure all monies received by the Club from any source whatever, without any deduction for any purpose whatever, to the credit of an account opened in the name of the Club at such Bank and in such manner as the Managing Committee may direct, and further, shall keep such accounts and ensure such debts of the Club as the Managing Committee shall direct, and shall, when required to do so, render to the Managing Committee, or a General Meeting, an account of any monies received and expended by the Club.

 

15. Secretary

 

General Duties

 

The Secretary shall be the Executive Officer of the Club. He shall keep upon the Club premises a register of the names and addresses of the Club Members and a subscription book, in which shall be recorded the payments of such Members. He shall carry out the directions of the Managing Committee, and subject to such directions. He shall attend General Meetings and Managing Committee and Finance Committee or any other sub-committee meetings, if so directed, take minutes of the proceedings, prepare accounts, and submit them to the accountant.

 

The Secretary shall ensure that the Club Premises Certificate, or a certified copy thereof, is kept at the Club premises in the custody, or under the control of the person nominated for the purpose of Section 94 (2) of the Licensing Act 2003, who may be the Secretary, or a Club Member, or a Club employee nominated by the Secretary in writing.

 

The nominated person shall be identified in writing to the Licensing Authority by the Secretary; and shall ensure that the summary of the certificate issued by the Licensing Authority, or a certified copy thereof, and a notice specifying the position he holds at the premises are prominently displayed at the Club premises.

 

16. Annual Return

 

Balance Sheet

 

1)            A copy of the accounts and balance sheets covering the year ending on the previous 31st December, and the report of the accountant on the balance sheet and accounts, if required by statute, shall be posted in the registered office and shall be kept always hung up in a conspicuous place at the said office. A copy of the last annual return shall be supplied gratuitously on demand to every Member or person interested in the funds of the Club.

 

17. Audit

 

1)            An audit, where necessary in law or where the membership require, will be carried out by a registered accountant.

 

2)            The appointment of an accountant shall be made by resolution of a General Meeting of the Club.

 

3)            A registered accountant appointed to audit the accounts and balance sheet of the Club for the preceding year of account (whether by a General Meeting or by the Managing Committee) shall be re-appointed as the registered accountant of the Club for the current year of account (whether or not any resolution expressly re-appointing him has been passed) unless:

 

a)            a resolution has been passed at a General Meeting of the Club appointing somebody instead of him or providing expressly that he shall not be re-appointed or;

 

                b)            he has given the Club notice in writing of his unwillingness to be re-appointed or;

 

c)            he is ineligible for appointment as registered accountant of the Club for the current year of account or;

 

                d)            he has ceased to act as registered accountant of the Club by reason of incapacity.

 

Provided that a retiring registered accountant shall not be automatically re-appointed by virtue of this rule if notice of an intended resolution to appoint another person in his place has been given in accordance with paragraph (5) of this rule and the resolution cannot be proceeded with because of the death, incapacity or ineligibility of that other person.

 

4)            A resolution at a general meeting of the Club

 

a)            appointing another person as registered accountant in place of a retiring registered accountant or

 

b)            proving expressly that a retiring accountant shall not be re-appointed shall not be effective unless notice of the intention to move it has been given to the Club not less than 28 days before the meeting at which it is moved. On receipt by the Club of notice of the intention to move any such resolution the Club shall give notice of the resolution to the Members and to the retiring registered accountant in accordance with Section 34 of the Act. The Club shall also give such notice to the Members in accordance with that section of any representations made or intended to be made by the retiring registered accountant.

 

5)            None of the following persons shall be appointed as registered accountant of the Club:

 

                a)            an Officer or servant of the Club;              

 

b)            a person who is a partner of or in the employment of or who employs an Officer or servant of the Club.

 

6)            The registered accountant shall in accordance with the Act make a report to the Club on the accounts examined by him and on the revenue account or accounts and the balance sheet of the Club for the year of account in respect of which he is appointed.

 

7)            The registered accountant shall have a right of access at all times to the books, deeds and accounts of the Club and to all other documents relating to its affairs and shall be entitled to require from the Officers of the Club such information and explanations as he thinks necessary for the performance of the duties of the accountant.

18. Application and Investment of Funds

 

1)            All monies received on account of the Club, from any source, shall not be distributed amongst the Members, but shall be applied towards carrying out the objects of the Club, or shall be invested by the Trustees in such ways, and upon such of the following investments as the Managing Committee, or a General Meeting may decide:

 

a)            In the purchase of land or buildings as after-mentioned (Rule19), or in the erection or alteration of a clubhouse or other buildings.

 

b)            On the securities of any society registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act, or under the Building Societies Act, or of any company incorporated by royal Charter or Act of Parliament, provided that such society or company has its liability limited.

 

c)            In any investment in which Trustees are, for the time being, by law authorised to invest trust funds.

 

2)            Provided always that nothing shall authorise any investment of the funds in any manner contrary to law, i.e. in the advancing of money to Members or others on notes of hand, or deposited with any Member of interest.

 

19. Acquisition of Land and Borrowing Powers

 

1)            The Trustees may, when authorised thereto by a General Meeting or by the Managing Committee, hold, purchase, or take on lease any land or buildings and may sell, exchange, mortgage, lease or build upon the land, with the power to alter and pull down buildings and again rebuild.

 

2)            The Trustees may, when authorised thereto by the Managing Committee, obtain advances of money for the purposes of the Club upon the security of bonds or agreements or promissory notes or certificates of indebtedness or mortgages or real property of the Club or bills of sale on all or any of the goods and chattels of the Club upon such terms as to interest and as to the time and manner of repayment of principal as the Managing Committee may determine.

 

20. Conduct of Elections

 

Nominations

 

1)            The election of Officers (except Trustees) shall be by ballot. At least three weeks before the day fixed for any ballot a nomination sheet shall be posted in the Club by the Secretary, on which the names of all candidates for any office must be entered and such sheet shall remain open until at least 10.00pm on the day following the closing of the General Meeting. No Member shall be eligible for nomination unless he has been a Member for at least six calendar months prior to nominations closing, and has been proposed and seconded by two Members, who must themselves sign the sheet. No Member under suspension at the date of closing of the nomination sheet shall be eligible for nomination. No candidate shall be nominated for more than one position, and if nominated shall be deemed to have resigned from his present position.

Scrutineers

 

2)            The arrangements for ballot shall be carried out under the direction of the Secretary by three scrutineers appointed by the General Meeting who shall not be candidates or Officers. The scrutineers so appointed shall remain as scrutineers until their successors are appointed.

 

Ballot. When Held

 

3)            Ballots shall be held during the week following the Annual General Meeting or in the succeeding week. Ballots shall remain open during not less than two hours on the evenings of not less than three consecutive days to be fixed by the Managing Committee, and the result shall be made known by the posting of a notice in the Club signed by the scrutineers, recording the number of votes polled by each candidate, and indicating which of the candidates are elected.

 

Who May Vote

 

4)            Each Member shall have one vote for each vacancy but no Member may give more than one vote to any one candidate.

 

Tie

 

5)            The candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared duly elected. In the event of two or more candidates receiving an equal number of votes for the last vacancy or vacancies, the names of such candidates shall be written on slips of paper, which shall be placed so that the names are concealed and the President, or in his absence, some person appointed by the scrutineers, shall then draw as many slips as there are vacancies to be filled, and the Members whose names are so drawn shall be declared duly elected.

 

Scrutiny

 

6)            The scrutineers shall, at the conclusion of the ballot, seal up the ballot papers and hand them to the Secretary, who shall retain them for seven days. A scrutiny shall take place if a written demand be presented to the Secretary within seven days from the close of the ballot, signed by not less than one-fifth or 50 Members, whichever is the least and the scrutiny shall be carried out by three fresh scrutineers.

 

21. Inspection of Books

 

Any Member or person having an interest in the Club funds may at all reasonable times, inspect all books and accounts, at the registered office or at any place where they are kept, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary to produce them for inspection.

 

22. Settlement of Disputes

 

Disputes between a Member and an Officer of the Club

 

1)            All disputes between a Member and an Officer of the Club shall, unless the Managing Committee elect to refer the matter directly to a special meeting, be settled by the Managing Committee. An Officer who is on the Managing Committee should not vote or act as a Managing Committee member in any dispute concerning him personally. The decision of the Managing Committee shall be final, unless any party aggrieved thereby shall within seven days, produce to the Secretary a requisition satisfying the conditions mentioned in Rule 7 (2) (b) whereupon the decision shall be reviewed by a special meeting, and its decision shall be binding.

 

Disputes between a Member and the Club

 

2)            All disputes between a Member or person aggrieved who has ceased to be a Member, or any person claiming through such Member or person aggrieved or under the rules and the Club or the Managing Committee shall be referred to the Executive of the Union or the persons appointed by them, who shall be the arbitrator or arbitrators for the Club and whose decision shall be final.

 

3)            In this rule the expression ‘’dispute’’ includes any dispute arising on the question whether a Member or person aggrieved is entitled to be or to continue to be a Member or to be reinstated as a Member but, save as aforesaid, in the case of a person who has ceased to be a Member, does not include any dispute other than a dispute on a question between him and the Club or an Officer thereof, which arose whilst he was a Member or arises out of his previous relation as a Member to the Club.

 

23. Misconduct within the Club 

 

1)            The Secretary or President or in the absence of both such Officers any Officer present upon the Club premises shall have power to order the withdrawal from the Club premises of any person(s) who shall infringe any rule or bye-law or whose conduct whether within the Club or elsewhere shall in his opinion render a person(s) unfit for further entry to the Club. A person(s) whose withdrawal has been ordered as provided above and who is to be the subject of proceedings in a court of law may not be allowed to use the Club premises until in the opinion of the Managing Committee his case is satisfactorily disposed of through the courts.

 

2)            The Secretary or President or Officer who orders the withdrawal of a Member for misconduct as per Rule 22 (1), that Member not being the subject of proceedings in any court of law, shall, at the next meeting of the Managing Committee or as soon as practicable thereafter lay a complaint upon which the Managing Committee must decide whether or not to formally charge the Member. If the Managing Committee by a majority of Members present at the meeting and entitled to vote decide that on the face of the complaint there is a case to answer, the Secretary will write to the Member setting out the charge or charges and summon him to appear before the Managing Committee giving not less than 3 clear days notice to afford the Member an opportunity to advance a defence.

 

3)            The Managing Committee having found the charge of misconduct proven against a Member by a simple majority of their number present and entitled to vote must by at least two-thirds of the said Managing Committee vote for the Member to be reprimanded, suspended (for a period not exceeding 12 months) or expelled to render it effective. If a vote of at least two-thirds is not obtained the Member shall be advised that although the charge is proved no sentence will be imposed. A Member convicted of any offence by any court of law may be suspended or expelled in his absence. A suspended Member shall not be entitled to any of the rights and privileges of Club membership but shall remain liable to pay his subscription. The decision of the Managing Committee shall be sent to the Member in writing within three days of the Managing Committee meeting at which the decision was reached and the Members’ right of appeal procedure explained in the letter.       

 

24. Introduction of Guests

 

A Member may personally introduce friends as his guests, but no Member may introduce more than three friends at any one time. The Member introducing the guest(s) shall sign his name in a book kept for that purpose together with the name of the guest(s). The following shall not be admitted as guests:

 

a)            Former Members who have been expelled.

 

b)            Persons who, having been nominated for membership, have not been accepted.

 

c)            Members who are under suspension.

 

Members must accompany guests introduced by them during the period of their stay in the Club.

 

The Managing Committee may debar a Member introducing any particular person as a guest if they think fit and may prohibit a Member introducing guests during the hours when licensed premises in the locality are not open for the sale of alcohol to the public.

 

25. Rules

 

Supply

 

1)            The Secretary shall be supplied by the Managing Committee with copies of the rules and shall be bound to deliver a copy to any person, on demand, at such reasonable fee as the Managing Committee may from time to time determine.

 

Amendment

 

2)            These rules may be amended only at a General Meeting called for that purpose. Notice of any proposed amendment shall be posted in the Club for at least 10 days previous to the meeting to which the amendment is to be submitted. Any amendment shall require the votes of at least two-thirds of the Members present at such meeting. No amendment of rules is valid until registered in accordance with the Act.

 

Notification of any change in the name of the Club or in the rules of the Club must be given to the relevant Licensing Authority within 28 days after the change is made and registered.

 

26. Bye-Laws

 

The Managing Committee shall have the power to make such bye-laws as it may consider necessary for the good government and order of the Club, provided that no such bye-laws shall conflict with any of the rules. A copy of all such bye-laws shall be posted in a conspicuous place within the clubhouse.

 

 

27. Dissolution

 

The Club may at any time be dissolved by an instrument of dissolution approved by a Special Resolution of the Club. Upon dissolution of the Club by consent, any surplus remaining after payment in full of the Club’s creditors shall be divided in equal shares among those Members who were Members at the date that the special provision was approved.

 

28. Hours of Opening and Closing of the Club Premises

 

The Club shall open and close, and qualifying Club activities may take place, at such times as the Managing Committee may from time to time determine, subject to the terms and conditions specified in the Club Premises Certificate granted to the Club under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

29. Life Members

 

a)            The Managing Committee, may in their discretion, grant life membership to any Member who has rendered special service to the Club, or who in their opinion is deserving of the distinction. Life Members shall not be liable to pay subscriptions under Rule 4, but shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of Club membership, including the right to attend meetings, vote at elections and be nominated for committee or other office.

 

b)            Every Life Member shall be under a continuing duty to notify the Secretary of his up-to-date address.

 

30. Under 18 Years of Age

 

No one under the age of 18 is allowed to drink alcohol on the premises. Alcohol shall not be supplied directly or indirectly to persons under the age of 18 whilst on the Club premises.

 

 Rules adopted at Annual General Meeting held on 30th April 2019




Bye-Laws      March 2018


GENERAL


​1. Persons under the age of 18 years of age can only be brought into the Club by a paid up member of the Club. That member will be responsible for their conduct.

2. Fruit machines will be switched off 30 minutes after the bar closes.

3. No seating can be reserved anywhere in the Club.

4. Any Committee Member, the Steward or his Deputy shall be empowered to ask any unruly person or persons to leave the premises.



CHILDREN


1. Parents and guardians are held solely responsible for their children's behaviour whilst on the Clubs premises.

2. Prams and pushchairs are not permitted in the front bar at any time.

3. Children are not permitted to remain at any bar.

4. Children over 12 years of age can play bingo if accompanied by an adult.

5. Children under 14 years of age are not allowed to play on the dart boards.

6. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in the skittle alley.

7. Children over 14 years of age must be supervised by an adult when playing pool.

8. Parents are responsible for tidying up the toys if their children have been playing with them.


DOGS


1. No member's dogs or visitor's dogs are allowed in the Club after 7pm pm on Saturday evenings.

2. Members and visitor's dogs must be kept on a lead and off the furniture at all times.



THESE BYE-LAWS REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE COMMITTEE AT A MEETING HELD ON 26.03.18