Penmaenmawr Sailing Club

Great sailing in North Wales since 1962

PSC Rules

SECTION 1. Name and Objectives
1.1 The Club shall be called Penmaenmawr Sailing Club
1.2 The Club shall be affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association.
1.3 The objective of the Club shall be to facilitate, promote and further the interests of amateur sailing and motor boating including the provision of coaching, competitive opportunities and social and other facilities for the Members.
SECTION 2. Membership
2.1 The Club shall consist of the Officers and Members.
2.2 Membership shall be open, and not unreasonably restricted on the grounds of sex, race or political, religious or other opinions to any person in the area who is prepared to accept and support the objectives of the Club.
2.3 An application for membership shall be in the form from time to time prescribed by the Committee, and shall include the name, address, and occupation of the candidate, and the signatures of the Proposer and the Seconder. The form to be sent to the Hon. Secretary together with the entrance fee and first year’s subscription (these monies to be refunded in the event of the application being rejected).
2.4 Upon receipt of an application for membership the form shall be prominently displayed in the club premises for at least 14 days before the meeting of the Committee at which such application for membership shall be considered.
The power of election of all classes of members is vested in the General Committee and shall be by a simple majority vote of those members present and voting at the relevant meeting of the General Committee.
The (Honorary) Secretary shall inform each candidate in writing of the candidate’s election or non election.
He shall furnish an elected candidate with a copy of the Rules and Bye laws of the club and make request for such payments as are necessary.
2.5 In accepting membership, a person agrees to abide by the constitution of the Club and the rulings of the Club Committee.
2.6 There shall be the following categories of membership with power to vote at all meetings of the Club as indicated hereunder;-
(a) FULL MEMBER – being a person who at date of election is over the age of eighteen shall have one vote.
(b) LIFE MEMBER -Any full member may become a Life Member on payment of ten times the current annual subscription.
(c) FAMILY MEMBER – which expression shall include one or two parents (as may be) and all children under the age of eighteen years of age. The family unit shall have one vote, exercisable by either parent.
(d) TEMPORARY MEMBER – Visitors in the neighbourhood may be introduced by members and will be granted the privileges of the Club for a period not exceeding three weeks in any one year. A fee for temporary membership to be set by the General Committee. Temporary members shall have no vote.
(e) HONORARY MEMBER – Members of other Sailing Clubs visiting the area may be introduced by any full member for a period not exceeding two days and their names shall be
entered in the Visitors Book.
(f) JUNIOR MEMBER – Persons under the age of eighteen may be elected Junior Member in the same manner as full members. Such members shall become full members and pay full annual subscriptions as from 1st January following their eighteenth birthday.
(g) INTERMEDIATE MEMBER – Persons between 18-21 years of age in full time education may be elected Intermediate Members in the same manner as full members, or become Intermediate Members when their entitlement as a Junior or family child member finishes. Such members shall become full members and pay full annual subscriptions as from 1st January following their 21st birthday.
(h) FRIENDS OF PENMAENMAWR SAILING CLUB – shall comprise of persons invited to be associated with the club, but such membership shall not carry any voting rights.
SECTION 3. Membership Fees
3.1 Subscriptions shall be paid annually. Current rates will be those decided at the Annual General Meeting and displayed on the Club Notice Board.
3.2 All subscriptions shall be due on the first day of the Club’s Financial Year. Should any member’s subscription remain unpaid by Spring Bank Holiday the Hon. Secretary shall post a list of such Members certified by the Hon. Auditor. Any member failing to pay subscriptions by the end of the financial year shall cease to be members of the Club. Unless sufficient reason can be shown to the contrary such people shall be ineligible for re-election at any future time.
3.3 Temporary Members shall be entitled to use all the facilities of the Club, but shall be excluded from voting at the General Meetings and shall not be eligible for membership of any Committee.
3.4 The Club General Committee may decide upon other charges or subscriptions at its discretion.
SECTION 4. Officers
4.1 President (elected for ensuing year) nomination to be approved by the General Committee and for his or her term of office shall be an Honorary Member.
4.2 Vice-Presidents (elected for ensuing year) nominations to be approved by the General Committee and Honorary Vice Presidents as proposed by the General Committee and voted by Annual General Meeting.
4.3 The Officers:
(i) Commodore, Vice-Commodore and Rear-Commodore (elected annually).
(ii) Captain (Sail) and Captain (Power) (elected annually).
(iii) Hon. Treasurer and Hon. Secretary (elected annually).
(iv) Junior Liaison Officer (elected annually).
(v) Bosun (elected annually).
(vi) Child Protection Officer (elected annually).
4.4 Hon. Auditor and Official Measurer (elected annually).
4.5 Trustees (appointed by the General Committee as necessary).
4.6 These officers (other than Trustees) shall hold office for one calendar year, being elected annually at the Club Annual General Meeting. All officers shall retire annually but shall be eligible for re-appointment.
SECTION 5. General Committee
5.1 The management of the Club shall be vested in the General Committee.
5.2 The General Committee shall act for the members. Liabilities incurred shall fall upon the membership (provided they act in accordance with the constitution, in honesty and good faith).
5.3 The General Committee shall consist of the Officers of the Club and 5 members elected to the General Committee at the Annual General Meeting.
5.4 Meetings of the General Committee shall be convened by the Secretary, and the committee shall meet monthly.
5.5 The quorum necessary for the transaction of business at the General Committee meetings shall be fifty percent.
5.6 Every question at the meeting of the General Committee shall be determined by a majority of the vote of members present and voting, every member having one vote. In the event of an equality of votes, the Chair of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.
5.7 The interpretation of the Club constitution shall be vested in the General Committee, who shall decide all questions relating to the Club, save those specified in, or involving, an amendment to the constitution (see Section 14).
5.8 (a) There shall be a Sailing Committee with a Sailing Captain responsible for sailing activities and discipline.
(b) There shall be a Power Boat Committee with a Power Boat Captain responsible for Power Boat activities and discipline.
(c) There shall be a House Committee responsible for the Club House, Boat Park etc.
(d) There shall be a Social Committee with a Chair person responsible for Social Activities.
(e) There shall be a Development Management Committee responsible for developing the club.
(f) All officers shall be ex-officio members of all committees.
5.9 The General Committee shall be responsible for considering any application for membership and shall decide if the application should be accepted. This decision shall be in accordance with a non-discriminatory policy specified in 2.2.
5.10 The Officers and Members of the Sailing, Power, House and Social Committees, shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
SECTION 6. Finance
6.1 All monies raised by, or on behalf of the Club shall be applied to further the objects of the Club and for no other purpose.
6.2 The Club Treasurer is responsible for the finances of the Club.
6.3 The financial year of the Club ends on 30th September.
6.4 Proper accounts shall be kept of all sums of money received and paid out by the Club.
6.5 An audited statement of accounts shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Club. The annual accounts and balance sheet before being submitted to the Annual General Meeting shall be certified by the Hon. Auditor.
6.6 The General Committee shall have the power to make the necessary expenditure for supplying the wants of the Club.
6.7 The funds of the Club shall be lodged at a bank or building society in an account in the name of the Club, and all cheques drafts etc., drawn on these accounts shall be signed by any two of the following Officers- President, Commodore, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer.
SECTION 7. Annual General Meeting & Other Meetings
7.1 The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Club shall be held in every year during the month of November when the annual report of the General Committee and the audited statement of accounts up to the end of the financial year shall be presented.
7.2 Not less than fourteen days notice of the date of the AGM shall be given to all members by the Secretary.
7.3 The AGM shall elect such officers of the Club as it may from time to time determine.
7.4 Nominations for officers shall be received by the Secretary not less than two days prior to the AGM. It shall be the duty of the Hon. Secretary at least fourteen days before the Annual General Meeting to place upon the club notice board, a nomination sheet on which spaces shall be provided for the insertion of candidates for officers and committees together with Proposers and seconders.
7.5 The dates of the General Meetings of the General Committee shall be determined at the previous meeting. In addition the Chair may call a meeting when it is considered necessary or desirable, or upon the written request of at least five members of the General Committee.
7.6 All members shall be entitled to vote at an Annual General Meeting of the Club and shall have equal voting rights.
7.7 The quorum for General Meetings shall be 25% of the members eligible to vote.
7.8 An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be called by an application in writing to the Secretary signed by not less than seven members. The General Committee shall have the power to call an EGM by decision of a simple majority of its members.
7.9 It shall be the duty of the Hon. Secretary to attend Annual General Meetings and General Committee Meetings and to take down minutes of proceedings. The minutes of the General Committee Meetings shall be open to the inspection of any member giving three days notice in writing to the Hon. Secretary. Any Sub Committee shall report its minutes to the next General Committee.
SECTION 8. Voting Procedures
8.1 Each member shall be entitled to one vote.
8.2 A motion shall be carried by a simple majority of those present and voting, except where the motion is a constitutional amendment which shall require a two thirds majority.
8.3 The Chair shall in the event of equality of votes have a casting vote in addition to a deliberated vote.
SECTION 9. Property
9.1 Responsibility for all property owned or leased by the Club rests with the General Committee.
9.2 Sailing dinghies only, are to be parked in the Club compound unless special dispensation is given by the General Committee.
SECTION 10. Discipline and Appeals
10.1 The General Committee shall have the power to take appropriate disciplinary action against any member, and shall have the authority to terminate the membership of any member guilty of conduct deemed to be to the detriment of the Club.
10.2 There shall be the right of appeal to the General Committee, or an Appeal Committee set up by it to act on its behalf, against any decision made by an officer of the Club.
10.3 The appeal should normally be considered within 14 days of it being received by the Secretary.
SECTION 11. General
11.1 The General Committee may make Byelaws not inconsistent with these Rules for the internal management and well-being of the Club. All new Byelaws shall be approved by the General Committee and thereafter placed on the Club notice board and shall be binding to all Members.
11.2 The General Committee reserves the right to sell or dispose of any boat or personal property that has been left unclaimed by members or ex-members. Two written reminders from the Hon. Secretary shall be sent to the owner at the last known address. After monies owing to the Club and incidental expenses have been deducted the balance of the sum received shall be returned to the ex-member at their last known address.
11.4 No boat may be placed in the Club compound unless covered by valid insurance for third party liability. Member’s boats must be placed only in their allocated places and be suitably secured. All boats must display a current slipway sticker. PSC boat storage compound is for storage of sailing members sail boat and launch trolley only. Any member who knows of the likelihood of their boat not being used within the sailing season must inform the General Committee and voluntarily remove their boat, any member boat that has not been used within one membership year will be requested to remove the boat instigating rule 11.2
SECTION 12. Limit of Club Liability
12.1 Members, their guests and visitors are bound by the following Rule which shall be exhibited in a prominent place within the Club premises:-
Members of the Club, their guests or visitors may use the Club premises and any other facilities of the Club, entirely at their own risk and by implication accept:-
(a) The Club will not accept any liability for any damage to or loss of property belonging to members, their guests or visitors to the Club.
(b) The Club will not accept any liability for personal injury arising out of the use of Club premises, and any other facilities of the Club either sustained by members, their guests or visitors or caused by the said members, guests or visitors whether or not such damage or injury could have been attributed to or was occasioned by the neglect, default or negligence of any of them, the Officers, Committee or servants of the Club.
12.2 Membership of the Club and acceptance of these Rules by the member will be deemed to constitute consent to the holding of relevant personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1984.
SECTION 13. Dissolution Procedures
13.1 In the event of the Club ceasing to exist, and following the discharge of all debts and liabilities, any assets at the time of dissolution shall become the property of the Royal Yachting Association. No member shall obtain any asset from the Club.
13.2 The Club may be wound up on a resolution of the members, passed by a two thirds majority at a special meeting convened for that purpose upon the request of 10 members of the Club. At least 14 days notice of the meeting shall have been sent to all members of the Club.
13.3 In the event of the passing of the resolution to wind up the Club, the members of the Club shall appoint a representative committee which shall be empowered to distribute the assets, including cash and investments in hand, to Clubs having similar objectives as their own.
SECTION 14. Review of the Constitution
14.1 The constitution shall be reviewed every two years.
14.2 Amendments to the constitution shall only be agreed at an A.G.M.
14.3 Additions or alterations to the constitution shall be submitted to the Secretary not less than 28 days before the date of the A.G.M., or with a request for a special meeting of Club members. Resolutions may be submitted only by members of the Club. No resolution involving an amendment to the constitution may be proposed or amended from the floor of the meeting.
14.4 In the event of a proposal for amending the constitution being submitted, the Secretary shall inform the membership of the proposed motion no less than 14 days before the A.G.M.
14.5 Any amendments to the proposed motion duly proposed and seconded in like manner shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary no later than 7 days before the said meeting.
14.6 Any alteration to the constitution shall require a two thirds majority of members present and voting.
14.7 In the event of any question or matter arising which is not provided in the constitution, such question or matter shall be dealt with by the General Committee, whose decision shall be final.

PSC Rules
SECTION 1. Name and Objectives1.1 The Club shall be called Penmaenmawr Sailing Club1.2 The Club shall be affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association.1.3 The objective of the Club shall be to facilitate, promote and further the interests of amateur sailing and motor boating including the provision of coaching, competitive opportunities and social and other facilities for the Members.
SECTION 2. Membership2.1 The Club shall consist of the Officers and Members.2.2 Membership shall be open, and not unreasonably restricted on the grounds of sex, race or political, religious or other opinions to any person in the area who is prepared to accept and support the objectives of the Club.2.3 An application for membership shall be in the form from time to time prescribed by the Committee, and shall include the name, address, and occupation of the candidate, and the signatures of the Proposer and the Seconder. The form to be sent to the Hon. Secretary together with the entrance fee and first year’s subscription (these monies to be refunded in the event of the application being rejected).2.4 Upon receipt of an application for membership the form shall be prominently displayed in the club premises for at least 14 days before the meeting of the Committee at which such application for membership shall be considered.The power of election of all classes of members is vested in the General Committee and shall be by a simple majority vote of those members present and voting at the relevant meeting of the General Committee.The (Honorary) Secretary shall inform each candidate in writing of the candidate’s election or non election.He shall furnish an elected candidate with a copy of the Rules and Bye laws of the club and make request for such payments as are necessary.2.5 In accepting membership, a person agrees to abide by the constitution of the Club and the rulings of the Club Committee.2.6 There shall be the following categories of membership with power to vote at all meetings of the Club as indicated hereunder;-(a) FULL MEMBER – being a person who at date of election is over the age of eighteen shall have one vote.(b) LIFE MEMBER -Any full member may become a Life Member on payment of ten times the current annual subscription.(c) FAMILY MEMBER – which expression shall include one or two parents (as may be) and all children under the age of eighteen years of age. The family unit shall have one vote, exercisable by either parent.(d) TEMPORARY MEMBER – Visitors in the neighbourhood may be introduced by members and will be granted the privileges of the Club for a period not exceeding three weeks in any one year. A fee for temporary membership to be set by the General Committee. Temporary members shall have no vote.(e) HONORARY MEMBER – Members of other Sailing Clubs visiting the area may be introduced by any full member for a period not exceeding two days and their names shall beentered in the Visitors Book.(f) JUNIOR MEMBER – Persons under the age of eighteen may be elected Junior Member in the same manner as full members. Such members shall become full members and pay full annual subscriptions as from 1st January following their eighteenth birthday.(g) INTERMEDIATE MEMBER – Persons between 18-21 years of age in full time education may be elected Intermediate Members in the same manner as full members, or become Intermediate Members when their entitlement as a Junior or family child member finishes. Such members shall become full members and pay full annual subscriptions as from 1st January following their 21st birthday.(h) FRIENDS OF PENMAENMAWR SAILING CLUB – shall comprise of persons invited to be associated with the club, but such membership shall not carry any voting rights.
SECTION 3. Membership Fees3.1 Subscriptions shall be paid annually. Current rates will be those decided at the Annual General Meeting and displayed on the Club Notice Board.3.2 All subscriptions shall be due on the first day of the Club’s Financial Year. Should any member’s subscription remain unpaid by Spring Bank Holiday the Hon. Secretary shall post a list of such Members certified by the Hon. Auditor. Any member failing to pay subscriptions by the end of the financial year shall cease to be members of the Club. Unless sufficient reason can be shown to the contrary such people shall be ineligible for re-election at any future time.3.3 Temporary Members shall be entitled to use all the facilities of the Club, but shall be excluded from voting at the General Meetings and shall not be eligible for membership of any Committee.3.4 The Club General Committee may decide upon other charges or subscriptions at its discretion.
SECTION 4. Officers4.1 President (elected for ensuing year) nomination to be approved by the General Committee and for his or her term of office shall be an Honorary Member.4.2 Vice-Presidents (elected for ensuing year) nominations to be approved by the General Committee and Honorary Vice Presidents as proposed by the General Committee and voted by Annual General Meeting.4.3 The Officers:(i) Commodore, Vice-Commodore and Rear-Commodore (elected annually).(ii) Captain (Sail) and Captain (Power) (elected annually).(iii) Hon. Treasurer and Hon. Secretary (elected annually).(iv) Junior Liaison Officer (elected annually).(v) Bosun (elected annually).(vi) Child Protection Officer (elected annually).4.4 Hon. Auditor and Official Measurer (elected annually).4.5 Trustees (appointed by the General Committee as necessary).4.6 These officers (other than Trustees) shall hold office for one calendar year, being elected annually at the Club Annual General Meeting. All officers shall retire annually but shall be eligible for re-appointment.
SECTION 5. General Committee5.1 The management of the Club shall be vested in the General Committee.5.2 The General Committee shall act for the members. Liabilities incurred shall fall upon the membership (provided they act in accordance with the constitution, in honesty and good faith).5.3 The General Committee shall consist of the Officers of the Club and 5 members elected to the General Committee at the Annual General Meeting.5.4 Meetings of the General Committee shall be convened by the Secretary, and the committee shall meet monthly.5.5 The quorum necessary for the transaction of business at the General Committee meetings shall be fifty percent.5.6 Every question at the meeting of the General Committee shall be determined by a majority of the vote of members present and voting, every member having one vote. In the event of an equality of votes, the Chair of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.5.7 The interpretation of the Club constitution shall be vested in the General Committee, who shall decide all questions relating to the Club, save those specified in, or involving, an amendment to the constitution (see Section 14).5.8 (a) There shall be a Sailing Committee with a Sailing Captain responsible for sailing activities and discipline.(b) There shall be a Power Boat Committee with a Power Boat Captain responsible for Power Boat activities and discipline.(c) There shall be a House Committee responsible for the Club House, Boat Park etc.(d) There shall be a Social Committee with a Chair person responsible for Social Activities.(e) There shall be a Development Management Committee responsible for developing the club.(f) All officers shall be ex-officio members of all committees.5.9 The General Committee shall be responsible for considering any application for membership and shall decide if the application should be accepted. This decision shall be in accordance with a non-discriminatory policy specified in 2.2.5.10 The Officers and Members of the Sailing, Power, House and Social Committees, shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
SECTION 6. Finance6.1 All monies raised by, or on behalf of the Club shall be applied to further the objects of the Club and for no other purpose.6.2 The Club Treasurer is responsible for the finances of the Club.6.3 The financial year of the Club ends on 30th September.6.4 Proper accounts shall be kept of all sums of money received and paid out by the Club.6.5 An audited statement of accounts shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Club. The annual accounts and balance sheet before being submitted to the Annual General Meeting shall be certified by the Hon. Auditor.6.6 The General Committee shall have the power to make the necessary expenditure for supplying the wants of the Club.6.7 The funds of the Club shall be lodged at a bank or building society in an account in the name of the Club, and all cheques drafts etc., drawn on these accounts shall be signed by any two of the following Officers- President, Commodore, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer.
SECTION 7. Annual General Meeting & Other Meetings 7.1 The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Club shall be held in every year during the month of November when the annual report of the General Committee and the audited statement of accounts up to the end of the financial year shall be presented.7.2 Not less than fourteen days notice of the date of the AGM shall be given to all members by the Secretary.7.3 The AGM shall elect such officers of the Club as it may from time to time determine.7.4 Nominations for officers shall be received by the Secretary not less than two days prior to the AGM. It shall be the duty of the Hon. Secretary at least fourteen days before the Annual General Meeting to place upon the club notice board, a nomination sheet on which spaces shall be provided for the insertion of candidates for officers and committees together with Proposers and seconders.7.5 The dates of the General Meetings of the General Committee shall be determined at the previous meeting. In addition the Chair may call a meeting when it is considered necessary or desirable, or upon the written request of at least five members of the General Committee.7.6 All members shall be entitled to vote at an Annual General Meeting of the Club and shall have equal voting rights.7.7 The quorum for General Meetings shall be 25% of the members eligible to vote.7.8 An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be called by an application in writing to the Secretary signed by not less than seven members. The General Committee shall have the power to call an EGM by decision of a simple majority of its members.7.9 It shall be the duty of the Hon. Secretary to attend Annual General Meetings and General Committee Meetings and to take down minutes of proceedings. The minutes of the General Committee Meetings shall be open to the inspection of any member giving three days notice in writing to the Hon. Secretary. Any Sub Committee shall report its minutes to the next General Committee.
SECTION 8. Voting Procedures8.1 Each member shall be entitled to one vote.8.2 A motion shall be carried by a simple majority of those present and voting, except where the motion is a constitutional amendment which shall require a two thirds majority.8.3 The Chair shall in the event of equality of votes have a casting vote in addition to a deliberated vote.
SECTION 9. Property9.1 Responsibility for all property owned or leased by the Club rests with the General Committee.9.2 Sailing dinghies only, are to be parked in the Club compound unless special dispensation is given by the General Committee.

SECTION 10. Discipline and Appeals10.1 The General Committee shall have the power to take appropriate disciplinary action against any member, and shall have the authority to terminate the membership of any member guilty of conduct deemed to be to the detriment of the Club.10.2 There shall be the right of appeal to the General Committee, or an Appeal Committee set up by it to act on its behalf, against any decision made by an officer of the Club.10.3 The appeal should normally be considered within 14 days of it being received by the Secretary.
SECTION 11. General11.1 The General Committee may make Byelaws not inconsistent with these Rules for the internal management and well-being of the Club. All new Byelaws shall be approved by the General Committee and thereafter placed on the Club notice board and shall be binding to all Members.11.2 The General Committee reserves the right to sell or dispose of any boat or personal property that has been left unclaimed by members or ex-members. Two written reminders from the Hon. Secretary shall be sent to the owner at the last known address. After monies owing to the Club and incidental expenses have been deducted the balance of the sum received shall be returned to the ex-member at their last known address.11.4 No boat may be placed in the Club compound unless covered by valid insurance for third party liability. Member’s boats must be placed only in their allocated places and be suitably secured. All boats must display a current slipway sticker. PSC boat storage compound is for storage of sailing members sail boat and launch trolley only. Any member who knows of the likelihood of their boat not being used within the sailing season must inform the General Committee and voluntarily remove their boat, any member boat that has not been used within one membership year will be requested to remove the boat instigating rule 11.2
SECTION 12. Limit of Club Liability12.1 Members, their guests and visitors are bound by the following Rule which shall be exhibited in a prominent place within the Club premises:-Members of the Club, their guests or visitors may use the Club premises and any other facilities of the Club, entirely at their own risk and by implication accept:-(a) The Club will not accept any liability for any damage to or loss of property belonging to members, their guests or visitors to the Club.(b) The Club will not accept any liability for personal injury arising out of the use of Club premises, and any other facilities of the Club either sustained by members, their guests or visitors or caused by the said members, guests or visitors whether or not such damage or injury could have been attributed to or was occasioned by the neglect, default or negligence of any of them, the Officers, Committee or servants of the Club.12.2 Membership of the Club and acceptance of these Rules by the member will be deemed to constitute consent to the holding of relevant personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1984.
SECTION 13. Dissolution Procedures13.1 In the event of the Club ceasing to exist, and following the discharge of all debts and liabilities, any assets at the time of dissolution shall become the property of the Royal Yachting Association. No member shall obtain any asset from the Club.13.2 The Club may be wound up on a resolution of the members, passed by a two thirds majority at a special meeting convened for that purpose upon the request of 10 members of the Club. At least 14 days notice of the meeting shall have been sent to all members of the Club.13.3 In the event of the passing of the resolution to wind up the Club, the members of the Club shall appoint a representative committee which shall be empowered to distribute the assets, including cash and investments in hand, to Clubs having similar objectives as their own.
SECTION 14. Review of the Constitution14.1 The constitution shall be reviewed every two years.14.2 Amendments to the constitution shall only be agreed at an A.G.M.14.3 Additions or alterations to the constitution shall be submitted to the Secretary not less than 28 days before the date of the A.G.M., or with a request for a special meeting of Club members. Resolutions may be submitted only by members of the Club. No resolution involving an amendment to the constitution may be proposed or amended from the floor of the meeting.14.4 In the event of a proposal for amending the constitution being submitted, the Secretary shall inform the membership of the proposed motion no less than 14 days before the A.G.M.14.5 Any amendments to the proposed motion duly proposed and seconded in like manner shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary no later than 7 days before the said meeting.14.6 Any alteration to the constitution shall require a two thirds majority of members present and voting.14.7 In the event of any question or matter arising which is not provided in the constitution, such question or matter shall be dealt with by the General Committee, whose decision shall be final.

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