Constitution

Constitution 

Constitution




CONSTITUTION



PETERLEE arlfc






1 Name



The club will be called PETERLEE ARLFC and will be
affiliated to the BRITISH AMATEUR RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION.



Objectives






To promote the charitable objects of
amateur sport and the promotion of health within the community.






In particular,  the development of
amateur Rugby League within the community and
the encouragement of physical activity leading to healthy lifestyles.






Aims’






In order to meet the charitable objects
set out above, PARLFC will:






·        
offer coaching and competitive opportunities in RUGBY LEAGUE






·        
promote the club within the local community and RUGBY LEAGUE






·        
manage the CLUB ASSETS






·        
ensure a duty of care to all members of the club






·        
provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone






·        
ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment.






3 Membership



Membership should consist of officers
and members of the club.



All members will be subject to the
regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to
accept these regulations and codes of conduct that the club has adopted.  Membership is open to anyone who wishes to
join.






Members will be enrolled in one of the
following categories:



·     
Full member



·     
Associate member



·     
Junior member



·     
Life member.



4 Membership fees



Membership fees will be set annually
and agreed by the Executive/ Management Committee or determined at the Annual
General Meeting.



Fees will be paid: annually monthly.



5 Officers of the club



The officers of the club will be:



·     
Chair



·     
Vice Chair



·     
Honorary Secretary



·     
Treasurer



·     
Fixtures Secretary.



.






Officers will be elected annually at the Annual General
Meeting.



All officers will retire each year but will be eligible for
re-appointment.6 Committee



The club will be managed through the Management Committee
consisting of:



CHAIR, VICE CHAIR,
HONOURARY SECRETARY, TREASURER AND FIXTURES SECRETARY.
Only these posts
will have the right to vote at meetings of the Management Committee.






The Management Committee will be convened by the Secretary
of the club and held no less than 3 per year.






The quorum required for business to be agreed at Management
Committee meetings will be: 3.






The Management Committee will be responsible for adopting
new policy, codes of conduct and rules that affect the organisation of the
club.






The Management Committee will have powers to appoint sub-committees as necessary and appoint advisers to the
Management Committee as necessary to fulfil its business.






The Management Committee will be responsible for
disciplinary hearings of members who infringe the club
rules/regulations/constitution. The Management Committee will be responsible
for taking any action of suspension or discipline following such hearings.



7 Finance



All club monies will be banked in an account held in the
name of the club.



The Club Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of
the club.



The financial year of the club will end on: 31st
Dec each year.



Any and all profits made by the club at the end of any
financial year will be input back to the club to further promote the clubs
activities.






An audited
statement of annual accounts will be presented by the Treasurer at the Annual
General Meeting.






Any cheques drawn against club funds should hold the
signatures of the Treasurer plus up to two other officers.



8 Annual General Meetings



Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be given by
the Club Secretary. Not less than 21 clear days’ notice to be given to all
members.






The AGM will receive a report from officers of the
Management Committee and a statement of the audited accounts.






Nominations for officers of the Management Committee will be
sent to the Secretary prior to the AGM.






Elections of officers are to take place at the AGM.






All members have the right to vote at the AGM.



The quorum for AGMs will be 25% OF THE MEMBERSHIP.






The Management Committee has the right to call Extraordinary
General Meetings (EGMs) outside the AGM. Procedures for EGMs will be the same
as for the AGM.



9 Discipline and appeals



All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be
submitted in writing to the Secretary.






The Management Committee will meet to hear complaints within
9 days of a complaint being lodged. The committee has the power to take
appropriate disciplinary action including the termination of membership.






The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in
writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against whom the
complaint was made within 3 days of the hearing.






There will be the right of appeal to the Management
Committee following disciplinary action being announced. The committee should
consider the appeal within 3 days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.



10 Dissolution



A resolution to dissolve the club can only be passed at an
AGM or EGM through a majority vote of the membership.






In the event of dissolution, any assets of the club that
remain will become the property of property of Rugby League North East, Durham Service Area
or an other North East Rugby League Club with Similar Objectives to those of
the Club
. 



11 Amendments to the constitution



The constitution will only be changed through agreement by
majority vote at an AGM or EGM.



12 Declaration



PETERLEE ARLFC  hereby
adopts and accepts this constitution as a current operating guide regulating
the actions of members.









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