6th December 2019

ACC Constitution

1.0 CLUB NAME

The Club shall be called the “ALRESFORD CAMERA  CLUB.”

2.0 OBJECTS

The furtherance of Technical and Artistic photography by the mutual exchange of ideas and assistance between members and the organisation of demonstrations, lectures etc.

3.0 MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to any person interested in, or practicing   photography  who actively supports the Club’s objectives. The Committee reserves the right to refuse admission to membership.

3.1 Membership of the club implies that members will abide by the club’s rules 

4.0 ORGANISATION

The Officers of the Club shall consist of a  Chairperson; Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Internal Events Secretary, External Events Secretary and  up to three  Committee members, to be elected at the A.G.M. each year, and shall be responsible for the management of the Club for the following year.

5.0 FINANCIAL MATTERS

5.1 A bank account has been set up in the name of the club with the National Westminster Bank. All financial transactions must go through the bank account. Any withdrawals from the account will require the Treasurer’s signature plus either the Chairperson or other approved committee person’s signature.

5.2 The Treasurer will be responsible for maintaining the accounting records as well as preparing a statement of accounts for the Annual General Meeting.

5.3 The membership will have the right to inspect the club’s finances subject to 14 days’ notice being given in writing to the Chairperson or Secretary.

6.0    SUBSCRIPTIONS

Subscriptions shall be determined at the Annual General Meeting in the spring of  each year. Members must be paid up to participate in club activities and competitions. Defaulting members may be deemed to have left the Club and membership to have  ceased.

7.0     ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting shall be held in  the  spring  of each year. The Business shall include : Minutes of the previous A.G.M., Matters arising from the Minutes, Annual reports of the Committee; Audited statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet; Election of Chairman and officers of the committee and the appointment of an Auditor.

8.0     PROPOSITIONS 

All nominations and propositions to be put to the A.G.M. shall not be accepted unless presented to the  Honorary Secretary 14 days prior  to the date of the Meeting.

9.0 RULES

A copy of the rules has been  posted on the Club’s website and a hard copy can be obtained from the secretary. No  alteration  of the rules shall be made except at the A.G.M. The Committee Shall have the authority to deal with all matters relating to or arising from non-compliance with, or interpretation of any of the Rules.

10.0 DISS0LUTION 

The Club may only be dissolved by the consent of three-quarters of the members present at an   A.G.M. or at an Extra General Meeting called  for that purpose, to agree  the dissolution  arrangements  and distribution of all Club Funds and assets to fully paid up members of the club in the year of dissolution.