Island Netball Club Constitution
The name of the organisation shall be Island Netball Club hereinafter called ‘the organisation’
The objects of the organisation shall be:
a) To encourage people to socialize and develop their skills in playing netball
b) To encourage people to understand the value and work of the club
c) To encourage people to take part in the running of the club
3. Area of Operation
The area of operation for the organisation shall be Tower Hamlets and in particular the Isle of Dogs
Membership is open to individuals who support the aims of the organisation. Members shall be entitled to vote at the AGM and to nominate no more than once person to serve on the Management Committee.
The Management of the organisation shall be carried out by the Committee, which shall consist of a Chair, a Treasurer, a Secretary and a Players Representative (being the officers) plus all of the other club members. The Committee shall also have the power to appoint sub committees for specific purposes. Such sub committees will be responsible to and report to the Committee.
6. General Meeting
An Annual General Meeting shall be held each year, on such a date decided by the Committee. No more than fifteen months shall elapse between one meeting and the next. All members of the organisation shall be eligible to attend and shall be given fourteen days notice in writing. Non-receipt by any member of the notice shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting. Subsequent to the first Annual General Meeting, the Committee Officers shall be appointed by the Annual General Meeting and shall serve from the close of that meeting until the close of the succeeding Annual General Meeting.
Nominations for officers of the Committee shall be in the hands of the Secretary not less than seven days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting. If however insufficient nominations are received then further nominations may be put forward during the course of the meeting prior to the election of the Committee Officers.
The Committee shall present to the Annual General Meeting a report of the work of the organisation for the previous twelve months together with the independently examined accounts for the preceding year.
Other General Meetings of the organisation may he held during the period between Annual General Meetings if so desired by the Committee or on the demand of ten members of the organisation.
Any Committee meeting may be held if eight members, including at least two officers, present.
Proper books of account shall be kept and accounts shall be prepared annually and examined by an independent examiner appointed by the Annual General Meeting. A bank account, or accounts, in the name of the organisation shall be operated and cheques etc. shall be signed by any two of those authorised by the Committee to sign on the accounts.
The organisation may be dissolved at any time by a resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting at a General Meeting of the members of the organisation. At least twenty-one days notice of any such meeting shall be sent to all members.
Any fund remaining in the account of the organisation upon dissolution and settlement of all-outstanding debts shall be distributed to other local organisations with similar aims, as agreed at the dissolution meeting. Funds may not be distributed to the personal benefit of members of the organisation.
10. Amendments to the Constitution
Any amendments to the constitution required the assent of not less than two-thirds of the members of the organisation present and voting. The Secretary shall receive a resolution for the alternation of the Constitution at least twenty-one clear days before the meeting at which the resolution is to be brought forward. At least fourteen days notice in writing of such a meeting shall be given by the Secretary to the members and shall include notice of the alterations proposed.
This Constitution was passed and agreed on 23 / 04 / 2015