That the name of the club shall be ‘BASINGSTOKE SYNCHRONISED ICE SKATING CLUB’ hereinafter called the ‘the club’.
The Object of the Club
That the object of the club shall be to encourage and further the growth of ice skating as a sport and leisure activity and to protect the interests of ice skating.
Membership of the Club
Anyone shall be free to apply to the Committee to become a member of the club. However, the Club’s management reserves the right to refuse membership at their absolute discretion.
Affiliation to the National Ice Skating Association
That the club shall be affiliated to the National Ice Skating Association of U.K Ltd., whose laws shall be preserved in every detail.
That the monthly subscription shall be paid on the 1st day of every month. The membership year shall be defined as beginning on 1st April and ending on the 31st March in the following year.
Application for Membership
The application for membership shall be made in writing. Members shall be elected by the Committee who shall reserve the right to refuse membership without stating a reason.
Management of the Club
The management of the Club shall be vested in the Executive Committee membership of which shall be not more than 20 in number. This Committee shall conduct the general business of the Club. The Executive Committee shall be elected at the General Meeting to be held annually and shall consist of the Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Competition Secretary and 17 other members not holding designated posts in the Committee all of whom shall be 16 years or over. Should a member of the Executive Committee fail to attend 3 consecutive meetings without good cause, they shall be deemed to have resigned.
Vancancy on the Committee
A Committee member may resign by notice in writing to the Hon. Secretary. Any vacancy occurring on the Committee after the A.G.M may be filled by one who fulfils the terms of Rule 7 otherwise the Executive Committee shall have the power to nominate one to fill the vacancy.
Election of Committee Members
The Committee shall offer itself for re-election at each Annual General Meeting.
Standing for the Committe
Any Member wishing to offer themselves for election to the Committee must be a member, an associate member or a Parent/guardian of the Club. The representative or their skater must have completed a full club season before standing for the committee.
Annual General Meeting
That the Annual General Meeting shall be held in April of each year or within two months of the 30th April.
That twenty one days notice shall be given of that meeting.
That all skating members, each associate member and parents/guardian of members under the age of sixteen years shall be eligible to vote. In the case of parents/guardians of under age members the voting rights shall be one vote per child.
That a quorum shall be not less than five members excluding the Executive Committee.
That voting shall be by a show of hands, or by ballot, on request to the Chairman of the meeting.
That the following items shall be included in the Agenda:
- Annual report by the Hon. Secretary or Chairman
- Annual accounts by Hon. Treasurer
Resolution for the agenda must be submitted in writing to the Hon. Secretary fourteen days before the meeting.
The Hon. Treasurer shall be responsible for collection and payment of all monies and shall maintain and keep proper records of accounting. All monies shall be banked in an account to be appropriated on the signature of any two of the following persons – the Hon. Treasurer and one other nominated Executive Committee member.
Special General Meeting
That a Special General Meeting may be convened by the Committee providing an announcement with preferably an agenda has been circulated to that effect fourteen days prior to the Metting.
That a special meeting may be convened on a written requisition to the Hon. Secretary signed by not less than 25% of the membership, or 30 members, whichever is the smaller. This requisition must contain the proposal or proposals to be placed before the meeting, and the meeting called by the Hon. Secretary within twenty days of the receipt of the requisition. An announcement to that effect to be made fourteen days prior to the meeting.
That a quorum shall be not less then ten members excluding the Executive Committee.
Conduct of Members
Any member acting in a manner derogatory to the Club, shall have his or her conduct dealt with by the Executive Committee which will afford the member an opportunity of being heard. The Committee shall have the power to expel the member by a majority of two-thirds of those present and voting. Any such member shall however, have the right to appeal to a Special General Meeting of the Club called for that purpose under provisions of rule 10 above.
That discretionary power to be given to the Executive Committee to deal with any matter not provided in these rules.
Rules of the Club
That none of the foregoing rules be altered except by a majority of two thirds of those present and voting at the Annual General Meeting, or at a Special General Meeting convened for that purpose, of which fourteen clear days’ notice must be given in writing.
President of the Club
The position of President of the Club shall be within the gift of the Club. The post to be allocated by the membership at the Annual General Meeting by a majority of two-thirds of those present voting.
The category ‘Honorary Member’ would be awarded at the discretion of the Committee. Honorary Membership carries no voting rights and would be for a period of time specified by the Committee.
Winding Up Clause
That upon winding up or dissolution of the Club there remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property or assets whatsoever these shall be paid to or distributed only to an organisation, either in existence at the time of dissolution or subsequently established, having similar objectives as the Basingstoke Synchronised Ice Skating Club. The responsibility for the decision to lie with Officers of the Club.