Merseyside Land Rover Owners Club Constitution

1 The name of the club shall be the merseyside land rovers owners club and shall hereafter be referred to as ‘The Club’.

2 The object of the Club shall be to promote vehicles of Land Rover manufacture and to offer advice and assistance to Club Members in connection therewith.

3 Wherever possible, the Members shall have the benefit of any discounts the Club is able to arrange.

4 All members when joining the club will be given a copy of the club rules / constitution which they must agree to.

5 Any person being an owner or enthusiast of a vehicles of Land Rover manufacture shall be eligible for membership.

6 Any club equipment damaged whilst borrowed by a member must be made good, paid for or replaced.

7 Only paid up members shall be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting and may take part in any event being held by the Club.

8 All members must conduct themselves and their guests in a responsible and orderly manner when on the club premises, events or outings.

9 Rule 9 (Physical assault or verbal abuse will not be tolerated whatsoever by any member while on club premises or events .

Rule 9B (physical assault will not be tolerated and will lead to instant termination of membership from the club)

10 Responsibility for the day to day running of the Club shall be vested in a Committee which shall consist of Members and as such shall have power to carry out necessary objectives of the Club.

11 The club shall have two named trustees whose duties will be to see that the club is run according to the constitution and liquidate the club if requested by the club committee. & 75 % of Members. Trustees have no authority in the day to day running or decisions made by the committee providing they are in accordance with the constitution. Trustees are removed by resignation only.

12 The Committee shall consist of not less than three and not more than eight Members which shall include the Secretary Chairman, and Treasurer. plus 5 Committee Members .

13 Nominations for re-election of candidates must be in writing and received by the Secretary by no later than seven days prior to the Annual General Meeting. The Nominations must be signed by the proposer and the candidate signifying his or her willingness to stand for election.

14 No member of the committee shall disclose any member's details without consent from the said member.

15 Committee Meetings shall be arranged by the Secretary and Committee Members shall be given at least Five days notice of a forthcoming meeting.

16 The club secretary is responsible for the whereabouts of all club equipment.

17 The club treasurer is responsible for all club finances.

18 All monies received by the Treasurer on behalf of the Club shall be banked in the name of the Club.

19 Applications for Membership of the Club shall be submitted to the Committee for approval and acceptance of applications shall be at the discretion of the Committee.

20 Membership shall become renewable on the 1st January and run for 1 year, but renewal shall be at the discretion of the Committee.

21 The Committee may withdraw any Membership if they consider it to be in the interest of the Club to do so. This request must be in writing. If the Member fails to comply with the request then a Committee meeting must be called and the Member invited to attend. The question of expulsion shall then be put to the vote and if 75% shall vote in favour then membership shall cease with immediate effect.

(Rule 9b does not apply to this rule 9b is instant expulsion from the club)

22 Subscriptions shall become due on the 1st January or on the date of joining. Members shall be notified in writing of their forthcoming membership expiry and thereafter given a period of 28 days in which to renew. Whilst the period of grace is running, the Member shall not be allowed to participate in Club events.

23 The Annual General Meeting shall be held in November of each year at a date an time pre-determined by the Committee.

24 At the Annual General Meeting, the Members shall be given a full statement of accounts for the previous year.

25 The Members shall also receive from the Committee a full report of the previous years activities.

26 The Members shall elect Committee Members where appropriate.

27 An extra ordinary General Meeting may be convened at the discretion of the Committee or by not less than twelve ordinary Members applying in writing to the Secretary and stating the reason for the request. Members wishing to submit items for the Agenda must do so in writing and have the same counter- signed by a Second Member. Each Member shall receive a copy of the Agenda not less than seven days prior to the meeting and each Member shall have voting rights. Votes and General Meetings may be decided by majority. The Chairman shall have a casting vote. If however, rule changes are on the agenda, then a 75% majority of voting members present will be required to carry a motion.

28 A resolution may dissolve the Club at an Extra ordinary meeting which shall be called for that purpose. It will be the responsibility of the Trustees to liquidate the Club and then to donate whatever assets are remaining to a charity of the Clubs choosing.

29 Membership subscriptions shall be £25.00 Initial Membership then £25.00 per annum (if payment is received within 28 days of the due date).

30 Changes to the constitution can only be made at an annual general meeting. Amendments can be made to the constitution in the interest of the club by a 75% majority of members votes and sanctioned at the next annual general meeting.

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