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THE MARANS CLUB

Club Constitution

 

 

 

MARANS CLUB CONSTITUTION

 

1. THE CLUB SHALL BE CALLED THE MARANS CLUB.

2. TO ENCOURAGE THE BREEDING OF MARANS AND ASSIST BREEDERS IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.

3. TO PROMOTE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING AMOUNST BREEDERS, EXHIBITORS AND JUDGES AS TO THE STANDARD.

4. TO PRESERVE THE UTILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BREED.

5. TO ENSURE AND PROMOTE CLASSES AT SHOWS FOR MARANS.

6. THE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE CLUB SHALL CONSIST OF A PRESIDENT, CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN, SECRETARY TREASURER AND REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

7. THE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS SHALL BE APPOINTED FOR A TERM OF ONE YEAR AND UPON THEIR RETIREMENT SHALL BE ELIGBLE FOR RE-ELECTION

8. THE METHOD OF ELECTION OF PRESIDENT, CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN, SECRETARY TREASURER AND REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES SHALL UPON THEIR ANNUAL RETIREMENT BE PROPOSED BY A FULL MEMBER AND SECONDED BY A FULL MEMBER AND SHALL BE DULY ELECTED

9. THE CHAIMAN’S VOTE SHALL BE CAST IN THE EVENT OF A TIED VOTE AND SHALL ALONE HAVE THE CASTING VOTE.

10. THE ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION SHALL BE  DUE ON THE 1ST OCTOBER, ANY MEMBER WHO’S SUBSCRIPTION IS NOT PAID BY THE 30TH JANUARY THE FOLLOWING YEAR WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CLUB LIST OF MEMBERS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE YEAR BOOK.

11. A NEW MEMBER SHALL BE ELIGBLE FOR ALL THE CLUBS BENEFITS FROM THE TIME OF PAYING THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS.

12. THE FINANCIAL YEAR SHALL COMMENCE ON OCTOBER 1ST AND END 30TH SEPTEMBER THE FOLLOWING YEAR

13. THE CLUB WILL HOLD ONE GENERAL MEETING HELD ANNUALLY AT ONE OF THE CLUB SHOWS.

14. THE AGM SHALL NOT BE HELD UNLESS A QUORUM IS MET. A QUORUM SHALL CONSIST OF NO LESS THAN EIGHT FULL MEMBERS

15. MEMBERS TO BE INFORMED OF THE A.G.M BY THE SECRETARY TREASURER

16. ALL MEMBERS SHALL SHARE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CLUB, ANY SUGGESTIONS OR PROPOSALS MUST BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY / TREASURER FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THE  A.G.M

17. A NOVICE IS A PERSON WHO HAS NEVER WON A FIRST PRIZE AT A CLUB SHOW NO ONE GAINING A FIRST PRIZE IN A NOVICE CLASS AT A CLUB SHOW SHALL BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE AS A NOVICE.

18. IN ALL CASES OF FRAUDULENT PRACTICE OR CONTRAVENTION OF THE RULES THAT COME BEFORE THE MEMBERS AT THE A.G.M IF PROVED SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A DEFINITE PERIOD OF SUSPENSION THAT IS STATED AT THAT TIME. THE COMMITTEE HAS THE POWER TO SUSPEND ANY MEMBER GUILTY OF MISCONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO THE INTERESTS OF THE CLUB.

19. WHEREVER A CLUB SHOW OR A REGIONAL SHOW IS HELD THE SECRETARY SHALL NOTIFY THE SECRETARY OF THE SAID SHOW OF ALL SUSPENDED PERSONS INFORMING THEM THE SAID PERSONS IS NOT ENTITLED TO ANY CLUB SPECIALS.

20. A PERSON OR PERSONS ELIGIBLE TO BE A CLUB JUDGE MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE CLUB. CLUB JUDGES CAN ONLY BE APPOINTED AT AN A,G,M

21. CLUB JUDGES SHALL NOT JUDGE AT MORE THAN ONE CLUB SHOW IN ANY ONE YEAR AND ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO JUDGE A SHOW THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

22. IN ALL CASES WHICH ARE NOT PROVIDED FOR IN THE ABOVE RULES THE DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE SHALL BE FINAL.

23. THE MARANS CLUB WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SELLING OF HATCHING EGGS BY CLUB MEMBERS.