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Club Rules

1 - The Club shall be called the Alnwick & District Camera Club.

2 - The object of the Club shall be to encourage the study and practice of photography.

3 - The Club shall exist of Ordinary, Junior and Honorary members.

4 - There will be one class of annual subscription: Ordinary; Junior and Honary members pay no annual subscription. All subscriptions will be payable immediately after the AGM. Subscription rates can only be changed by a majority vote at an AGM.

5 - The Officers of the Club shall consist of President, Vice-Presidents, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Programme Secretary and Competition Secretary to be elected at the Annual General Meeting.

6 - All the business of the Club shall be managed by a Committee consisting of the Officers and eight other members (of which one shall be the retiring Chairman) elected at the AGM and this Committee shall be empowered to make such regulations not inconsistent with the constitution as from time to time shall be deemed necessary, to appoint any sub-committee that may be needed, to co-opt any additional Member to an office that may become vacant before the AGM. For Committee meetings five shall form a quorum.

7 - The Annual General Meeting, notice of which shall be published at least fourteen days before the appointed day, shall be held in April and at that meeting the Committee shall present a Report and Balance Sheet for the year and all elections shall be held by ballot unless a majority of Members present decide otherwise. Members may propose changes to the Club Rules at an AGM. These must be submitted to the secretary in writing twenty-one days in advance and be seconded by another member.

8 - Holders of all offices (including Committee Members) shall retire at the end of each year and be eligible for re-election except the Chairman who shall serve for a maximum of two consecutive years and may stand for re-election if they wish.

9 - Ordinary Meetings shall be held at 7.30pm each Wednesday from September to April (inclusive) or on such days as the Committee may decide (provided seven days notice be given) at a place to be arranged by the Committee.

10 - A Special General Meeting shall be called by the Committee on receipt of a written requisition stating the purpose for which it is to be called and signed by at least seven members, provided that such notice be delivered to the Secretary no fewer than twenty-one days before the Special Meeting and at such a Special Meeting no business other than for which it was called shall be considered.

11 - The Secretary shall keep the Minutes of all meetings and conduct the correspondence of the Club. The Treasurer shall collect all subscriptions and monies owing after authorisation by the Committee. At the Close of each year a Balance Sheet shall be drawn up, audited by two Ordinary Members by order of the Committee. The Club's Financial Year shall end on 31st March.

12 - The name of any Member whose subscription is in arrears may be struck off the list of Members by order of the Committee.

13 - A Member may be expelled from the Club by a majority vote at a Special Meeting convened for that purpose. Expelled Members are not eligible to take part in any Club activities.

14 - In the event of the Club being disbanded the Committee shall have the power to dispose of all assets then appertaining to the Club.

15 - The Club shall not be liable for any loss or damage or injury sustained by any Member or visitors in the course of Club Activities.

16 - No alteration or addition to these rules shall be made except at the Annual General Meeting or at a Special General Meeting called in accordance with Rule 10, or, in an emergency, in advance of such a meeting.

17 - Club Competition Rules are also Club rules and subject to Rule 16.


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