Club shall be called ' Bury Retro Car Club '
The object of the Club shall be:-a) To encourage the ownership and use of all Marques of retro cars and other vehicles.b) To advise, encourage and promote knowledge amongst Members in order to assist with keeping their vehicles in a road worthy conditionc) To promote regular meetings and activities for Members
The management of the Club shall be entrusted to a Management Committee consisting of the following:- Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Hon. Secretary(s), Hon. Treasurer plus elected Management Committee Members who shall be elected annually at the annual General Meeting. All Members of the Management Committee shall be eligible for re-election. The Management Committee shall meet quarterly and at such other times as the Management Committee shall determine and at all meetings of the Management Committee four shall forma quorum.
4. Casual Vacancies
The Management Committee shall have the power at any time and from time to time to fill any casual vacancy among officers and the Committee. Any officer or Member of the ManagementCommittee so appointed shall hold office only until the next following AGM, but than shall be eligible for re-election.
No member of the Management Committee shall be held personally responsible for any claim by a Member in respect of:-a) Loss of propertyb) Damage caused by propertyc) Any injury whatsoever caused while attending or taking part in a Club event or meetingd) BRCC will be providing public liability up to an agreed value
6. Entry Fee
Every Member shall pay on being admitted to the Club, an annual subscription. The payment and amount of each subscription being set up by the Management Committee and confirmed at the AGM of the Club each year. Such subscriptions shall be deemed to be a debt due to the Honorary Treasurer of the Club for the time being.
No person shall at any time be entitled to receive at the expense of the Club any commission: percentage or other financial gain on or with reference to the purchase of property by the Club or any other business whatsoever connected with the Club. Its Members or guests apart from any benefit to the Club as a whole.
8. Application of Profit
No money or property of the Club or any gain arising from the carrying on of the Club shall be applied otherwise than for the benefit of the Club as a whole or for some charitable or benevolent purpose or purposes chosen by resolution of the Management Committee.
Full Accounts of financial affairs of the Club shall be published and made available at the AGM.
10. Subscription Arrears
If any Member fails to pay his/her subscription within 2 months after it has become due then the Honorary Treasurer or Membership Secretary sends him a notice in writing to his/her address as recorded in the books of the Club, calling on him/her to pay the subscription within 28 days. Then if he or she fails to pay, the Management Committee shall be entitled to terminate his/her membership without further notice.
11. General Meetings
An Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held in the Month of October in each year, wherepossible, 15 months shall not elapse without an AGM. At the Annual General Meeting the following business shall be conducted:-a) The presentation and (if accepted) the passing of the accounts for the previous financial year ended on the last day of September prior to the meeting. The accounts will be presented by the Treasurer and confirmed correct by a second Committee Member.b) The election of officers and Management Committeec) Other business can be conducted at the agreement of the committee.
12. Notice of Meetings
The Honorary Secretary shall at least 14 days before a General Meeting publish, a notice of the meeting stating the time and place of where and when it will be held and details of the business to be conducted. This notice should also be communicated to members via the newsletter. Business at a General Meeting shall be limited to that provided by these rules and those further matters set out in the notice convening the meeting. The quorum at any meeting shall be four.
At all meetings of the Club each Member shall have one vote; the Chairperson has the casting vote where needed.
The Chairperson of the club shall preside at all meetings of the Club, but if he/she is not present within 15 minutes after the appointed time or has signified his/her inability to be present at the meeting, then the Vice-Chairperson shall preside.
15. Expulsion of Members
The Management Committee shall have the power to expel any member who shall offend against the rules of the Club or whose conduct shall, in the opinion of the Management Committee render him or her unfit for the membership of the Club. Upon such expulsion no refund of subscription fee shall bemade. Before any such member is expelled the Honorary Secretary shall give him or her 7 days written notice to attend a meeting of the Management Committee and shall inform him or her of the complaints made against him/her.
16. Modification of Rules
No alterations or additions to these rules shall be made except by resolution carried by a majority of at least two thirds of the Members present at a General Meeting, notice of which shall have contained particulars of the proposed alteration or amendment. A copy of the amended Constitution must then be sent to all paid up members.