Bala SC Constitution

  SECTION 1 – NAME AND PURPOSES    
 1.The name of the Club shall be Bala Sailing Club or Clwb Hwlyio’r Bala (hereinafter referred to in these rules as the Club).  
 2.The purposes for which the Club is formed are to promote and facilitate in the sport of sailing on Bala Lake and to provide social and other facilities for members as may be from time to time determined.  
  SECTION 2 – FLAG OFFICERS  
Officers of the Club3.The Flag Officers of the Club shall be Full, Family or Honorary members of the Club and shall consist of President, Commodore, Secretary, Treasurer, Sailing Captain, Training Principal, Bosun, Rear Commodore, & Facilities Manager. Flag Officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting in each year and shall hold office for one year, retiring at the termination of the Annual General Meeting in each year.   Other officers may also be elected as considered necessary for the efficient operation of the club, these shall be Full, Family Honorary or Social members of the club. They shall also be elected at the Annual General Meeting in each year and shall hold office for one year, retiring at the termination of the Annual General Meeting in each year.  
  Duties of Officers.  
 4.The President shall :-  
Duties of President   Deputise in the absence of the commodore, & take a leadership role in the resolution of any disputes, concerning management of the club.  
 5.The Commodore shall :-  
Duties of Commodore       (a)Lead the club & ensure the overall efficient functioning of the club in accordance with the wishes of the general membership  
        (b)Ensure the management committee is adequate for the effective management of the club.  
        (c)Represent the club at outside events  
 6.The Secretary shall:-  
Duties of Secretary       (a)Keep a register of Club members’ names and addresses;  
        (b)Conduct the correspondence of the Club;  
        (c)Keep custody of all Club documents;  
        (d)Keep full minutes of all meetings of the Club, and the Committee, which shall be confirmed and signed by the appropriate Chairman upon the agreement of the Club, or Committee or at the next following meeting of the Club, or Committee;  
        (e)Administer such insurance policy or policies as may be needed fully to protect the interests of  the Club, its Officers and its members;  
        (f)Ensure that the Club’s affairs are managed in accordance with current law, and take legal advice as necessary.  
        (g)Maintain any such certificates or registrations, and complete any such non-financial returns, as may be required by law.  
 7.The Treasurer shall:-  
Duties of Treasurer       (a)Cause such books of account to be kept as are necessary to give a true and fair view of the state of finances of the Club.  
        (b)Cause all returns as may be required by law in relation to such accounts to be rendered at the due time.
        (c)Prepare an Annual Balance Sheet as at 31 December each year and cause such Balance Sheet (and accounts as necessary) to be audited at least once annually and shall thereafter cause the same to be exhibited in the Club premises at least fourteen days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.        
 8.The Sailing Captain shall :-  
Duties of Sailing Captain       (a)Be responsible for the co-ordination of all activities concerning sailing administration and organisation  
            (b)Act as primary contact with visiting clubs or classes & is responsible for co-ordinating the clubs teams supporting these events.  
 9.The Training Principal shall :-  
Duties of Training Principal       (a)Be responsible for co-ordinating all activities & facilities, concerning training within the club  
        (b)Maintain the clubs status as an RYA training centre.  
 10.The Bosun shall :-  
Duties of Bosun       (a)Be responsible for Co-ordinating the maintenance of all club boats, sailing equipment, & stores.  
   
 11.The Rear Commodore shall :-  
Duties of Rear Commodore       (a)Be responsible for Co-ordinating all activities concerning the bar & galley.
 12.The Facilities Manager shall :-  
Duties of Facilities Manager       (a)Be responsible for co-ordinating all activities concerning the maintenance of the clubs buildings & premises
   
   
  Officers may also be elected to assist in management of the club and may include the following. (Some jobs may be combined.)  
Other Elected Competition Secretary
Officers Senior Coach
  Youth Squad Co-ordinator
  Newsletter Editor
  Publicity Officer
  Web Master
  Social Secretary
  Prizes Secretary
  Results Officer
  Duty Rosta Secretary
  Beachmaster
  Fleet Representatives (up to 4)
  Elected members (up to 4)  
 13.The Auditors shall:-  
Duties of Auditors       (a)Be appointed at the Annual General Meeting in each year and shall be two competent members of the Club;  
        (b)The Auditors shall audit the accounts and Annual Balance Sheet of the Club when called upon to do so and shall give such certificate of assurance as to the accuracy of the said accounts as shall be required by law or by the Committee;  
        (c)If either unwilling or unable to act, inform the Committee who shall appoint a substitute to hold office until the termination of the next Annual General Meeting.  
        (d)In the absence of the appointment of Auditors at the Annual General Meeting the accounts of the club shall be verified by an independent & suitably qualified person.  
  SECTION 3 – MEMBERSHIP  
Categories and votes of Membership  14.There shall be the following categories of membership with power to vote at all meetings of the Club as indicated hereunder.  
  A FULL MEMBER – being a person who, at the date of election, shall have attained the age of eighteen years shall have one vote.  
  A FAMILY MEMBER – which expression shall include one or two co-habiting adults and all children within their guardianship under eighteen years of age.  The family unit shall have two votes, exercisable by either adult.  
  A JUNIOR MEMBER – being a person who, at the 1st January, is under the age of eighteen shall have no vote.  
  Such a member shall be one who at the commencement of the subscription year joins the Club other than as a full member or a family member.  
  AN HONORARY MEMBER – who shall have one vote.  
  A SOCIAL/ ASSOCIATE MEMBER – who shall have no vote.  
  A TEMPORARY MEMBER – who shall have no vote.  
  GROUP MEMBERSHIP – may be granted to bona fide clubs, schools, colleges, associations or other organisations upon application to the committee. Group members shall have four votes, one for each adult person chosen by the group to represent it. Group members may only use craft owned by the group.  
  No member may use the Club premises, or any of the facilities of the Club until forty-eight hours have elapsed from the date of posting of notice of election.  
Rights and privileges of members15.The rights and privileges of each category of membership shall be as follows:-
  A FULL MEMBER shall have the full use of all the Club facilities.  
  A FAMILY MEMBER, his/her co-habitee (if any) and all the children within their guardianship under the age of eighteen shall have the full use of all the Club facilities subject only to Rule 55.  
  A JUNIOR MEMBER shall have the full use of all the Club facilities subject only to Rule 55.  
  AN HONORARY MEMBER shall have the full use of all the Club-house facilities. Honorary membership may be upgraded to “full” honorary membership on payment of a sailing fee.  
  A SOCIAL / ASSOCIATE MEMBER shall have the full use of the Club-house facilities.  
  A TEMPORARY MEMBER (which expression may include members of another RYA recognised Club or organisation) shall have the full use of the Club facilities but:-  
  (a) Shall have no right to enter Club races or regattas unless specifically authorised by the Secretary or Committee.  
  (b) Shall have no right to introduce visitors to the Club or the facilities thereof.  
  (c) Shall have no right to take any part in the management of the Club.  
  (d) Is deemed to have notice of and impliedly undertakes to comply with the Club Rules and any Byelaws or Regulations as if he or she were a member of the Club and so far as the said Rules, Byelaws and Regulations may be deemed to apply to such Temporary Member.  
  (e) Shall be liable to be expelled from the Club premises or to be prohibited from using the Club facilities if, in the opinion of the Secretary, he or she shall not have reasonably complied with the above conditions.  
  Candidates for membership shall have no privileges whatsoever in relation to the use of the Club or premises.  
Membership Entrance & Subscription Fee16.The rate of Entrance and Subscription fee for each category of Membership shall be proposed by the Committee to the members at the Annual General Meeting in each year.  Any proposed changes shall be approved by a majority of those present and entitled to vote and shall become operative on the first day of January in the year following.  The current rate of Entrance and Subscription fee shall be prominently displayed in the Club premises. OAP fees apply to persons in receipt of State Retirement Pension. Student fees apply to those who are in full time education and are 18 or more but under 25 years of age at 1 January. Life Member are persons who purchased full membership of the club for their lifetime, when this was available. Group Membership fees shall be not less than twice the full family membership fee. ( fee appertaining to each group membership to be determined by the Secretary)  
 17.          (a)         Members shall also make the following annual payments:-   An annual boat permit fee of such a sum as the Committee shall from time to time prescribe which shall entitle a member to sail his or her own boat on the water controlled by the Club and subject to availability a space in the Club’s boat park.  
        (b)All members shall pay the Entrance fee (if any) and their first annual subscription upon election to the Club and thereafter on the first day of January in each year.  Provided that a member elected after the first day of July in any year shall pay half the annual subscription applicable for that year and that a member elected after the first day of November in any year shall not be required to pay any subscription in respect of the year of election, but shall pay, on election, the Entrance fee and the annual subscription in respect of the year following election.  
        (c)An annual mooring fee of such a sum as the Committee shall from time to time prescribe which shall entitle a member to moor his or her boat on the lake.
Members’ duty to provide an up to date address  18.Every member shall furnish the Secretary with an up-to-date postal address which shall be recorded in the Register of Members and any notice sent to such address shall be deemed to have been duly delivered.  
  Electronic mail is the main method of communicating to members, so wherever possible an up to date email address should also be provided.  
  Election and retirement of members  
Application for membership19.An application for membership shall be in the form from time to time prescribed by the Committee, and shall include the name, address, and occupation of the candidate,  
Election of Members20.Upon receipt of an application for membership, the Secretary shall enter such application in a Register of Candidates and there shall be an interval of at least two days before the meeting of the Committee at which such application for membership shall be considered. The election of all classes of members is vested in the Committee and shall be a simple majority vote of those of the Committee. The Secretary shall inform each candidate in writing of the candidate’s election or non-election. He or she shall furnish an elected candidate with a copy of the Rules and Byelaws of the Club and make request for such payments as are necessary.   
Payment of Fees upon Election21.Upon election, if not already paid a candidate shall pay, within one calendar month, such Entrance and other fees as shall be requested.  In default of such payment, the election shall be void unless sufficient cause for delay be shown.  
One year’s temporary absence of member22.A member who, for any reason, anticipates inability to use the Club or its facilities for the whole of any one year shall be excused payment of the annual subscription and other annual fees provided that notice in writing is given to the Secretary before the last day of November in the previous year.  A member wishing to be re-instated during the year in question shall pay such portion of the annual subscription as the Committee shall require.  
Retirement of a member23.A member desirous of retiring from membership shall give notice in writing to the Secretary before the last day of November and shall not then be liable to pay the subscription for the following year.  Upon re-application by a past member the Committee may, at its discretion, waive any Entrance Fee.   A member who retires in accordance with this Rule shall not be entitled to have any part of the annual membership fee or any other fees refunded.  
Arrears of Subscription24.The Committee may cancel, without notice being given, the membership of any member whose annual subscription and other annual fees are more than three months in arrears provided that the Committee may, at its discretion, re-instate such member upon payment of arrears.  No member whose annual payment is in arrears may enter any Club event or regatta or vote at any meeting.  
  Conduct of Members  
Under-taking by members to comply with rules25.Every member, upon election and thereafter, is deemed to have notice of, and undertakes to comply with, the Club Rules and any Byelaws and Regulations of the Club.  
Disciplinary action against members26.Any breach of Rule 25 or any conduct which, in the opinion of the Committee, is either unworthy of a member or otherwise injurious to the interests of the Club, shall render a member liable to disciplinary action by the Committee, which may include expulsion or non-renewal of membership.   Before taking such disciplinary action against a member, the Committee shall call upon such member for a written explanation of the member’s conduct and shall give the member full opportunity of making explanation to the Committee, or of resigning.  
  A Resolution to apply any sanction shall be carried by a simple majority vote by those members of the Committee present and voting on the Resolution.   The Committee (or any person to whom the Committee shall delegate this power) may temporarily suspend or exclude a member from particular training sessions, racing and/or wider Club activities, when in their opinion such action is in the interests of the Club.    Upon expulsion the former member shall not be entitled to have any part of the annual membership fee refunded and must return any Club or external body’s trophy or trophies held forthwith.    Upon expulsion of a member, the Committee may dispose of the former member’s boat and/or trailer in accordance with Rule 76.  
Guests in the Club27.Members shall enter the names of all guests in the Visitor’s Book.  Not more than three guests may be introduced by a member in any one day and the same guest may not be introduced more than three times in any calendar year. Larger groups may be admitted as guest of the club subject to prior approval by the committee.  
Damage to Club property28.A member shall not knowingly remove, injure, destroy or damage any property of the Club and shall make restitution for the same if called upon to do so by the Committee or by the Secretary upon the instructions of the Committee.  
Exhibiting of notices29.A member shall not cause any communication in whatever form to be exhibited on Club notice boards or premises without permission of the Secretary.  
Settlement of Accounts30.A member shall settle any indebtedness for refreshment or otherwise before leaving the Club premises, or in accordance with any byelaw relating to the settlement of such indebtedness.  
Complaints31.Complaints of any nature relating to the management of the Club premises shall be addressed in writing to the Secretary.  Under no circumstances shall a servant of the Club be personally reprimanded by a member.  
Members of other RYA Clubs32.A member of any Club affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association (a list of which is published by the said Association) may be authorised to use the premises of the Club by any member of the Committee of the Club.  Such authorisation shall specify between which dates the said person may so use the premises.  
Competitors in Club races33.Any person who is a competitor or crew member in any race sponsored by or on behalf of the Club is entitled to the use of the Club premises within a period of 24 hours before and after the race in which they are competing.  
Power to expel those admitted under rules 32 & 33 hereof34.The Secretary or any other person who has received the authority of two members of the Committee, may expel, temporarily or permanently, any person who has the right to the use of the Club premises only under Rules 32 and 33.  
  Limitation of Club liability  
Limitation of Club liability35.All references to the Club in this Rule shall mean each and every individual member of the Club from time to time.   
  Members are bound by the following Rule which shall also be exhibited in a prominent place within the Club premises:-  
  Members of the Club may use the Club premises, and any other facilities of the Club, entirely at their own risk and impliedly accept:-  
  (a) The Club will not accept any liability for any damage to or loss of property belonging to members.  
  (b) The Club will not accept any liability for personal injury arising out of the use of the Club premises, any other facilities of the Club either sustained by members or caused by the said members whether or not such damage or injury could have been attributed to or was occasioned by the neglect, default or negligence of any of them, the Officers, Committee, Trustees or Servants of the Club.  
 36.Membership of the Club and acceptance of these Rules by the member will be deemed to constitute consent to the holding of relevant personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts.  
  SECTION 4 – MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE  
Constitution of Committee37.The Management Committee (herein referred to as ‘the Committee’) shall consist of the Flag Officers, ex officio, and not more than Four Full or Family Members (who have attained the age of eighteen years) elected at the Annual General Meeting each year to hold office until the termination of the next following Annual General Meeting.  
Retirement of members of the Committee38.All officers of the club shall be eligible for re-election except the Commodore who may only hold the post for three consecutive years.  
Candidates for election to Committee39.Candidates for election to the Committee (not being Officers of the Club) shall be those members of the retiring Committee eligible to offer themselves for re-election and such other full or Family members whose nominations (duly proposed and seconded in writing by Full or Family members of the Club) with their consent shall have been received by the Secretary at least twenty eight days before the date of the Annual General Meeting in each year.  Such nominations, together with the names of the Proposer and Seconder shall be posted to the Club premises at least fourteen days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.  
Election of Committee by ballot40.If the number of candidates for election is greater than the number of vacancies to be filled then there shall be a ballot.  
No contest for election41.If the number of candidates for election is equal to or less than the number of vacancies to be filled then all candidates shall be deemed to be elected if two thirds of those present at the Annual General Meeting, and entitled to vote, vote in favour of such election.  
 42.In the event of the ballot failing to determine the members of the Committee because of an equality of votes the candidate or candidates to be elected from those having an equal number of votes shall be determined by lot.  
Casual vacancy43.If, for any reason, a casual vacancy shall occur, the Committee may co-opt a Full Family or Honorary member to fill such a vacancy until the next following Annual General Meeting.  
Retiring Commodore ex officio44.A retiring Commodore shall serve as an ex officio member of the Committee in the year immediately following his retirement.  
Committee Meetings45.The Committee shall meet at least every two months making such arrangements as the conduct, place of assembly and holding of such meetings as it may wish.  The Commodore or in his absence a Chairman elected by those present shall preside.  
Voting at Committee46.Voting (except in the case of a resolution relating to the expulsion of a member) shall be by show of hands.  In the case of equality of votes the Commodore or Chairman (as the case may be) shall have a second and casting vote.  
Quorum47.Five members personally present shall form a quorum at a meeting of the Committee.  
  Powers of the Committee  
Management of Club by Committee48.The Committee shall manage the affairs of the Club according to the Rules and shall cause the funds of the Club to be applied solely to the purposes of the Club or for a benevolent or charitable purpose nominated by General Meeting.   In particular the Committee shall ensure that the property and funds of the Club will not be used for the direct or indirect private benefit of members other than as reasonably allowed by the Rules and that all surplus income or profits are re-invested in the Club.  
Appointment of sub-committees49.The Committee may appoint such sub-committees as it may deem necessary and may delegate such of its powers as it may think fit upon such terms and conditions as shall be deemed expedient and/or required by the law.  Such sub-committees shall consist of such members of the Committee or of the Club as the Committees may think fit.  Officers of the Club shall be ex officio members of all such sub-committees.  
Disclosure of interest to third parties50.A member of the Committee, of a sub-committee or any officer of the Club, in transacting business for the Club, shall disclose to third parties that he is so acting.  
Limitation of Committee’s authority51.The Committee, or any person or sub-committee delegated by the Committee to act as agent for the Club or its members, shall enter into contracts only as far as expressly authorised, or authorised by implication, by the members.  No one shall, without the express authority of the membership in General Meeting, borrow money or incur debts on behalf of the Club or its membership.  
Members’ indemnification of Committee52.In pursuance of the authority vested in the Committee by members of the Club, members of the Committee are entitled to be indemnified by the members of the Club against any liabilities properly incurred by them or any one of them on behalf of the Club wherever the contract is of a duly authorised nature or could be assumed to be of a duly authorised nature and entered into on behalf of the Club.  
  The limit of any individual member’s indemnity in this respect shall be a sum equal to one year’s subscription at the then current rate of that category of membership unless the Committee has been authorised to exceed such limit by a General Meeting of the Club.  
Contractual  Liability53.The Committee shall endeavour to ensure that the following clause is incorporated in every contract, lease, licence or other agreement entered into by the Committee and/or Trustees of the Club, as appropriate.  
  “The liability of the Committee/Trustees for the performance of any contractual or other obligation undertaken by them on behalf of the Club shall be limited to the assets of the Club.”  
Nomination of Honorary Members by Committee54.The Committee may nominate for election at an Annual General Meeting such Honorary Members as the Committee may think fit.  The total of such Honorary Members shall not, however, at any time, exceed five per cent of the total number of members.  
  The election of Honorary Members shall be put to the vote at the Annual General Meeting each year and such Honorary Members shall be duly elected if two thirds of those present, and entitled to vote, vote in favour of election.  
  Purchase and supply of excisable goods  
Purchase & Supply of Excisable Goods55.The purchase for the Club of excisable goods and the supply of the same upon Club premises shall be exclusively and solely under the control of the Committee, or of a special sub-committee appointed by the Committee.  
  Intoxicating liquor may only be sold for consumption on the Club premises to persons over the age of eighteen who are entitled to the use of the Club premises in pursuance of the Rules, Byelaws and Regulations for the time being in force.  No Junior Member under the age of eighteen may purchase or attempt to purchase intoxicating liquor within the Club premises Tobacco & cigarettes may not be sold within the Club premises.  
Hours of Sale of Excisable Goods56.The Committee shall cause the Club bar to be opened (subject to terms of the Club premises licence) at convenient times (and such times shall be prominently exhibited in the Club premises) for the sale of excisable goods to persons who are entitled to the use of the premises of the Club in pursuance of these Rules (except Junior Members as aforesaid)  
Profits from Sale of Excisable Goods57.No person shall take a commission, percentage or other such payment in connection with the purchase of excisable goods for the Club.  Any profit deriving from the supply of such goods shall (after deduction of the costs of providing such goods for the benefit of the Club) be applied to the provision of additional amenities or the purchase of property to be held in trust for the benefit of the Club. This clause does not apply to the caterer’s who are entitled to sell alcohol under the terms of a “Supply of Catering Service Agreement & Licence for Hire”  
Accounts relating to excisable goods58.Proper accounts of all purchases and receipts shall be kept and presented at the Annual General Meeting in each year and such information as the Secretary or Auditors may require shall be furnished to enable any statutory return or statement and the payment of excise or other duty or tax to be made.  
  SECTION 5 – TRUSTEES  
Number of & terms of reference59.There shall be at least three Trustees of the Club who shall be appointed from time to time as necessary by the Committee of the Club from among Full, Family or Honorary Members who are willing to be so appointed.    A Trustee shall hold office until he shall resign by notice in writing given to the Committee or until a resolution removing him from office shall be passed at a meeting of the Committee by a majority comprising two-thirds of the members present and entitled to vote.  
Property of Club vested in Trustees60.All the property of the Club, including land and investments, shall be held by the Trustees for the time being, in their own names so far as it is necessary and practicable, on trust for the use and benefit of the Club.  In the event of the death, resignation, or removal from office of a Trustee, the Committee shall nominate a new Trustee in his place, and shall as soon as possible thereafter take all lawful and practicable steps to procure the vesting of all Club property into the names of the Trustees as constituted after such nomination.  For the purpose of giving effect to any such nomination, the Secretary for the time being is hereby nominated as the person to appoint new Trustees of the Club within the meaning of Section 36 of the Trustee Act 1925 and he shall by Deed duly appoint the person or persons so nominated by the Committee.  
Powers of Trustees61.The Trustees shall in all respects act, in regard to any property of the Club held by them, in accordance with the directions of the Committee and shall have power to sell, lease, mortgage or pledge any Club property so held for the purpose of raising or borrowing money for the benefit of the Club in compliance with the Committee’s directions (which shall be duly recorded in the Minutes of the proceedings of the Committee) but no purchaser, lessee or mortgagee shall be concerned to enquire whether any such direction has been given.  
Indemnity of Trustees from Club62.The Trustees shall be indemnified by the members of the Club out of the assets of the Club from and against any liability, costs, expenses and payments whatsoever which may be properly incurred or made by them in the exercise of their duties or relation to any property of the Club vested in them, or in relation to any legal proceedings, or which otherwise relate directly or indirectly to the performance of the functions of a Trustee of the Club.  
  SECTION 6 – MEETINGS OF THE CLUB  
Annual General Meeting63.An Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held each year in the month of September on a date to be fixed by the Committee.  The Secretary shall at least fourteen days before the date of such meeting, deliver to each member notice hereof and of the business to be brought forward thereat, by electronic mail or post to the address shown in the register of members.  
Business at Annual General Meeting64.No business, except the passing of the Accounts and the election of the Officers, Committee, Trustees and Auditors, and any business that the Committee may order to be inserted in the notice convening the meeting shall be discussed at such meeting unless notice thereof be given in writing by a member entitled to vote to the Secretary at least forty two days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.  
Special General Meeting65.The Committee may at any time, upon giving twenty one days notice in writing, call a Special General Meeting of the Club for any special business, the nature of which shall be stated in the summons convening the meeting, and the discussion at such meeting shall be confined to the business stated in the notice sent to members.  
Special General Meeting upon request of members66.The Committee shall call a Special General Meeting upon a written request addressed to the Secretary by at least 30 members.  The Committee shall meet within 14 days of the requisite number of requests in order to call a SGM.  The Committee shall give twenty one days notice in writing of any such Special General Meeting.  The discussion at such meeting shall be confined to the business stated in the notice sent to members.  
Chairman at Meetings67.At every meeting of the Club the President or the Commodore or, in their absence, a Chairman elected by those present shall preside.  
Quorum at Meetings68.Fifteen members entitled to vote and personally present shall form a quorum at any meeting of the Club.  
Entitlement to vote at Meetings69.Only Full, Honorary and Family members shall vote at any meeting of the Club.  Other members may attend but are not entitled to vote. Honorary members may not vote on resolutions to elect honorary members.  
Voting at Meetings70.Voting, except upon the election of members of the Committee, shall be by show of hands.  
Equality of Votes71.In the case of an equality of votes the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote, on any matter other than the election of members of the Committee.  
Voting on Rule Change72.On any resolution properly put to a meeting of the Club relating to the creation, repeal or amendment of any Rule, Byelaw or Regulation of the Club such Rule, Byelaw or Regulation shall not be created, repealed or amended except by a majority vote of at least two-thirds of those present and entitled to vote.    
  SECTION 7 – DISSOLUTION OF THE CLUB  
Dissolution of the Club73.If, at any general meeting of the club there is a resolution for the winding up or dissolution passed by a majority of those present the Secretary shall convene a special general meeting to be held not less than one month thereafter. At least half of the members should attend the special general meeting and the resolution to wind up or dissolve should be supported by two thirds of the members voting thereon. The Committee shall proceed to realise the assets of the club (or at a date as specified in the resolution). After the discharge of all liabilities, the Committee shall dispose of the net assets remaining to one or more of the following: To a charity and/or To another club with similar sports purposes which is a registered CASC and/or To the sport’s national governing body for use by it for related community sports. Upon completion of such distribution the club shall be dissolved.
    SECTION 8 – MISCELLANEOUS  
Opening of Club premises74.The Club premises shall be open to members at such times as the Committee shall direct.  
 75.The permitted hours for the supply of intoxicating liquor are as shown on the clubs premises licence, ie 11.00 to 24.00
   
  Abandoned Boats and/or Trailers  76.  If, at any time, any fees payable to the Club by any member or former member (whether by way of arrears of subscription or facilities fees, dinghy park fees or otherwise) shall be one month or more in arrears and a boat and/or trailer the property of a member or former member remains upon the Club premises then the member or former member shall remove the boat and/or trailer from the Club immediately. If the member or former member fails to remove the boat and/or trailer then the Committee may:-  
  (a) Move the boat and/or trailer to any part of the Club premises without being liable for any loss or damage to the vessel howsoever caused.  
  (b) Give three months’ notice in writing by registered post to the member or former member at his last known address as shown in the Club Register and thereafter sell the boat and/or trailer and deduct any monies due to the Club from the net proceeds of sale before accounting for the balance (if any) to the member or former member.  
  (c) Alternatively, if the boat and/or trailer is unsaleable, after giving notice in writing as aforesaid, dispose of the boat and/or trailer in any manner the Committee may think fit and deem the cost of doing and any arrears as aforesaid to be a debt owing to the Club by the member or former member.  
  (d) the Club reserves the right to charge storage for the boat and/or trailer until such time as the owner collects the boat and/or trailer or until notice has been served under Rule (b) above.  
  PROVIDED ALWAYS THAT:-  
  Proper evidence is available to show that all reasonable steps have been taken to trace a member or former member and that, when and if the boat and/or trailer is sold, if the Club is unable to account to the member or former member for the balance of the proceeds of sale pursuant to Rule (b) above then the balance of the proceeds of sale shall be placed upon bank deposit account and retained against the eventuality of a claim by the owner (whether he be the said member or former member or otherwise) for a period of six years.  
Lien77.In addition to Rule 76 the Club shall at all times have a lien over members’ or former members’ boats and/or trailers parked on the Club’s premises in respect of all monies due to the Club, whether in respect of arrears of facilities fees or subscriptions or otherwise and shall be entitled to retain possession of the boat and/or trailer until such time as all monies due to the Club have been paid in full.  
Byelaws78.The Club may adopt such Byelaws or Regulations as it considers appropriate for the good management of the Club and its facilities.  
Acknowledge-ment  79.The Members acknowledge that these Rules constitute a legally binding contract to regulate the relationship of the members with each other and the Club.  
BYELAWS Section A – Lake Licence Stipulations  
 A1Members or their guests shall not use the foreshore as a site for camping or caravans.  
 A2Members shall not erect fences, moorings or any other structure on the foreshore.  
 A3Members shall not use any boat having a length greater than 25 feet.  
 A4Members shall not use any cabin boat or camping dinghy EXCEPT AS APPROVED by the Committee. Sleeping on board or the discharge of effluent is strictly prohibited.  
 A5Members shall not use any powered craft or engines on boats unless the engine is electrically powered or in cases of emergency. Powered craft are operated by the club as safety boats.  
 A6Members shall not hire out their boats.  
 A7Members may only launch and recover their boats from the club’s foreshore.  
  Section B – Membership  
 B1Each member is required to carry out such duties as prescribed by the Committee for the smooth running of the clubs activities.  
  Section C – Sailing  
 C1Members are reminded that the club abides by the Rules of the Royal Yachting Association as amended by the club’s Sailing Instructions.  
 C2Buoyancy aids or life jackets must be worn at all times while afloat and must be of a type and standardas recommended by the Royal Yachting Association.  
 C3Unauthorised personsare notpermitted on the bridge nor aboard any of the club’s craft.  
 C4It is a condition of membership that members boats, including sailboards, areinsured against third party claims to aminimum sum of £3 million or to such higher sum as the Committee may require.  
 C5Members must notify the Secretary of any change in boat or any change of address.  
  Section D – Parking  
 D1Cars, boats and trailers may only be parked in areas designated for such parking and must be parked so as not to cause obstruction to other cars, boats or to the approaches to the club premises. Road trailers other than those for Moored boats must be removed from the foreshore. Road trailers for moored boats may be stored at the far end of the beach.  
 D2All vehicles and boats on the club’s premises belonging to members shall visibly display a current sticker in a form as prescribedby the Committee.  
 D3Boats must be removed from the club’s foreshore by the 5th November each year.  
  Section E – Clubhouse  
 E1The Clubhouse shall be open to members at such times as the Committee shall direct.  
 E2Members and their guests are expected to be clear of the club premises and foreshore within half an hour following the bar closing, except at the discretion of the duty manager responsible for securing the club premises.  
 E3Dog are permitted in the clubhouse but must be kept on a lead or under close control at all times. Any dog causing a nuisance should be removed from the clubhouse. No dogs are permitted in the food preparation area, bar or soft seating section of the clubhouse. All dogs must be under close control on the foreshore & dog fouling must be cleaned up immediately. The dog remains the responsibility of the dog owner at all times.