Rules


KEIGHLEY & DISTRICT MODEL ENGINEERING SOCIETY LTD.GENERAL RULES 2010

1)   TITLE.

The name of the Society will be "The Keighley & District Model Engineering Society Ltd"

2)   OBJECT.

The object of the Society is the study, practice and furtherance of miniature enginering and the funds of the Society will be applied solely to this end.

3)    OFFICERS

The Officers of the Society shall be President, Vice President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer and members of the Committee as elected at the Annual General Meeting.

4)   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

An A.G.M. will be held each year at the end of the winter session but not later than March 31st, for the election of officers and examination of the Society balance sheet

5)   CHAIRMAN.

The Chairman will hold office for one year and will automatically be a member of the Committee the following year.

6)   VICE CHAIRMAN.

The Vice Chairman will hold office for one year and will normally succeed as Chairman in the following year.

7)   OTHER OFFICERS.

The other officers and Committee members will hold office for one year and will be eligible for reelection annually.

8)   COMMITTEE.

The Committee will consist of the officers and six elected members. It will meet as required, a quortum will be six.

9)   MONIES.

All monies belonging to the Society will be paid into the account of the Society at its bankers and all cheques drawn shall be signed by any two of the Chairman , Secretary, and Treasurer or appointed officer.

10) MEMBERSHIP.

Applications for membership of the Society must be supported by two full members. Acceptance or refusal will normally be made by the Chairman and Secretary together or in the event of a dispute, by the Committee at its next meeting.

11) SUBSCRIPTIONS.

Subscriptions will be as decided at an A.G.M and will be renewable on the 1st January each year. Any member whose subscription is 3 months in arrears will be notified in writing and if no reply is made within 1 month will have their membership cancelled, except in cases approved by the Committee.

12)JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP.

Boys and girls from the age of 12 years may apply for membership but MUST have written consent from their parents. They will be entitled to all benefits of membership but will not be allowed to vote.

13) AFFILIATED MEMBERSHIP.

Wives of members may become affiliated members, they will be entitled to the same insurance cover as full members and will have all the privileges of membership except they will not be allowed to vote and will not normally be sent reminders of meetings by the Secretary.

14) AUDITORS.

A Society auditor will be appointed at the A.G.M each year. They will examine the accounts and certify their correctness before presentation to the A.G.M.

15) LIABILITY.

The Society will not be liable for the actions of individual members in the name of the Society unless such actions have been specifically approved beforehand by the Committee.

16) INDEMNITY.

The members of the Committee, Auditors, Secretaries and other officers may, on a resolution of the Committee be indemnified out of the funds of the Society against any expense or liability incurred by them in or about the discharge of their duties.

17) PAYMENT TO MEMBERS.

Members will not receive payment either direct or indirect for their services to the Society beyond the reimbursement of legitimate expenses necessarily incurred in any work on behalf of the Society.

18) DISSOLUTION.

In the event of dissolution of the Society the remaining funds will be devoted to objects similar to those of the Society, as may be approved by the members in General Meeting.

19) MINUTES.

The Committee shall cause minutes of all meetings to be entered in the books for that purpose.

20) GUESTS.

Each member may invite guests to any ordinary meeting or lecture.

21) INSURANCE.

The Committee will arrange adequate insurance cover and in particular Third Party and Public Liability cover for the activities of the Society.

22) AMENDMENTS TO THESE RULES.

Must be approved by a two thirds majority of the A.G.M. or of an extraordinary general meeting convened for that purpose.


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