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Constitution

NETHERFIELD CRICKET CLUB
CONSTITUTION
1.Name: The Club shall be known as the "Netherfield Cricket Club" and shall be affiliated to the England & Wales Cricket Board Limited (ECB) and the Cumbria Cricket Board and shall adhere to and follow the Directives, Guidance and other Policies of the ECB.

In order to remain a Club under current licensing legislation it shall contain at least 25 full adult members. It shall be established and conducted in good faith.

2.Aims: The object of the club is to provide facilities for and promote participation of the whole community in the sport of Cricket.

To encourage maximum use of and maintain the sports facilities on the whole site and maintain the soccer and bowls provisions already in place and as directed by the terms of the Lease for the benefit of the community.

(i) To encourage the playing of the various sports on the site through the provision of suitable practice and playing facilities, coaching and fixtures for all playing members.

(ii) To afford all members such benefits and privileges as it may be possible to arrange.

(iii) To ensure all members, playing and non-playing, confirm to the Laws of the game and Codes of Conduct.

(iv) To encourage members of all categories to participate in the life of the Club through playing, social and fund raising activities and general management.

(v)To ensure a duty of care to all members of the Club by adopting and implementing the ECB "Safe Hands Welfare of Young People in Cricket" Policy and any future versions of the Policy.

3.Membership: The Club shall consist of an unlimited number of members.

Membership shall be open to ALL irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, creed, colour, social status and sexual orientation.

There shall be seven classes of membership available.

These are:

¢Senior Playing Member
¢Junior Playing Member (Under 18 years of age)
¢Student/Unemployed Playing Member
¢Associate Member (Football, Tennis, Bowls, Bingo, Rounders)

Non Voting

¢Patron Member
¢Social Member Non-Voting
¢Honorary/Life Member
¢Social Event Member Non-Voting

All members will be subject to the regulations of the Constitution and by joining the Club, will be deemed to accept these regulations and the Club's code of Conduct.

No person shall be admitted as a member of the Club unless an interval of at least two days has elapsed between application and admission.

The Club may refuse membership or expel from membership only for good and sufficient cause, such as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or sport into disrepute. Appeal against such a decision may be made to the Clubs Appeal Committee and decided by a majority vote.

4.Colours: The colours of the Club shall be Royal Blue.

5.Officers: The Officers of the Club shall be the President,

Vice President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary to be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. The Child Welfare Officer shall also be an Officer of the Club.

6.General Committee: Anyone wishing to stand for the General Committee must attend 50% of the General Committee meetings in the following year, otherwise the person will not be considered for the General Committee for the year after.

7.Management: The entire management and transaction of the business of the Club shall be vested in, and conducted by a Committee consisting of the elected Officers of the Club, Captains of each team, together with a further number of other members, not to exceed 20, as determined at the AGM. Five members of the Committee shall form a quorum.

All Team Captains shall be elected by the General Committee after due consultation with the players, by means of a players' meeting to be held four weeks prior to the AGM. The Management Committee shall have the power to:

(i)form any such Sub-Committee to enable the running of the Club;

(ii)at any time, by majority decision to raise or borrow, for the purposes of the Club any sum, or sums of money, upon mortgage or charge of all or any of the property of the Club, whether present or future, or in bonds or debenture, secured by Trust Deed or otherwise, or not secured, as it may think fit;

(iii) undertake all acts in the furtherance of aims for which the Club is established and are not hereby expressly directed;

(iv) Purchase alcohol on behalf of the Club.

This Committee shall consist of members of the Club, all at least 18 years of age and are elected by the membership.

(v)The administration of sporting activities and the maintenance of the sports changing facilities shall be the responsibility of the Sports Management Committee which will consist of two members from the following sections :-

Netherfield Cricket Club, Netherfield Cricket Club Junior Section, Netherfield Bowling Club, Kendal County Football Club, and Wattsfield Junior Football Club. The two football clubs will be issued with a tenure licence for 25 years with renewable option within the period of the lease that Netherfield Cricket Club have with South Lakeland District Council. The terms of this licence are described on a separate document

No arrangements shall be made for any person to receive at the expense of the Club any commission, percentage or other similar payment as regard to alcohol purchases by the Club. No person shall directly or indirectly derive any pecuniary benefit from such supply. Any benefit shall accrue to the Club as a whole. Alcohol shall only be supplied /sold on behalf of the Club.

The Income and Property of the Club shall be applied solely towards promoting the Club's objects as set forth in this constitution and no portion there of shall be paid or transferred, directly or indirectly, to the Members of the Club.

8. Selection Committee: The Selection Committee shall consist of the Chairman of the Club and six (6) members, four of which shall be the Captains of the Senior Teams or their nominated deputy and two other non-playing Committee members elected by the General Committee. Three members shall form a quorum.

9.Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings: The Annual General Meeting shall be held on the third Tuesday in February on the date, time and place determined by the General Committee.

An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be held at any time pursuant to a resolution of the Committee or if the Secretary shall receive a request specifying the proposed business signed by ten or more members. Ten shall form a quorum at either an Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting.

Fourteen days notice of each Annual and Extraordinary General meeting shall be given to every member and every qualified member shall be entitled to vote.

The Annual General Meeting shall consider amongst other things:-

(a)the finances of the Club during the preceding year's trading;
(b)any gain that has accrued during the period;
(c)A statement of accounts.

10.Subscriptions: Subscriptions for each year shall be determined at the Annual General Meeting and shall be paid by the first day of June each year. Playing members failing to pay by this date shall be subject to a surcharge of £10 (£5 Juniors) and may not be eligible to take part in any activities of the Club.

11.Finance: Any member authorised to collect monies on behalf of the Club shall pay such monies to the Treasurer within seven days of such collection or within seven days following a specific event.

12.Dissolution: A resolution to dissolve the Club can only be passed at an AGM or EGM through a majority vote of the membership. In the event of dissolution, any assets of the Club that remain will become the property of the Cumbria Cricket Board for use by them in community related sport.

13.Suspension: The Management Committee shall have power to suspend or exclude any member, in any category, for contravention of the Constitution and/or Codes of Conduct.

14.Appeal: Any member suspended or excluded by the Management Committee shall have the right to attend an Appeal Hearing, be represented and produce witnesses in support of his/her Appeal. The Appeal Board (a maximum of three) shall not include members of the original decision making committee but may include non-members of the Club.

The decision of the Appeal Board shall be final and binding on all parties.

15.Rules: A copy of these Rules shall be available to every member and each new member. No Rules of the Club shall be repealed or altered or any new rule made except by a majority of members present at a General Meeting. Notice of Motion involving any new Rule or alteration at the Annual General Meeting shall be given to the Secretary not later than seven days prior to the date of the meeting.

16.Supply/Sale of Alcohol to Members and Guests: Guests will be welcome to the Club and grounds and can use the facilities of the Clubhouse. Subject to any restrictions which from time to time shall be imposed by the Management the following persons shall be entitled to admission to the club premises and to be supplied with /sold alcohol for consumption on the premises. This will have effect to either Members or guests of Club members, guests of the Club, or associate members and their guests. These include: -

(i)All classes of members of the Club and their guests.

(ii)Those taking table meals at the Club.

(iii)Those attending any organised function/event by the Club.

(iv)Those sports players entered to play in any open, friendly, inter-club or other similar competitions.

(v)Players from visiting clubs or sporting societies.

(vi)Official supporters of home and visiting clubs or societies who are not playing sport.

(vii)Officials from other clubs.

(viii)Members shall be allowed to introduce a maximum of three guests on any one occasion who shall be subject to the regulations of the Club. The Member introducing him/her, both of whom shall sign the visitors book on entering the Club Premises, shall accompany every guest.

No guest will be allowed more than ten visits per calendar year.

No person whose application for membership has been refused or who has been expelled from the Club shall be introduced as a guest. Guests of Members shall be permitted to purchase alcohol.

Guests of the Club shall be permitted to purchase alcohol.

(ix)Umpires and other officials on duty at the particular match event.

(x)No person aged 17 and under shall be sold or supplied alcohol on Club premises.

The Club shall state the opening hours of the Club and the hours that licensing activities take place on those premises. These hours shall be indicated on the Club's notice board.

17.Social Event Membership defined: A Social Event Membership shall be available to those adults who wish to use the Club facilities for a social event, examples being wedding anniversaries, birthday parties, family celebrations, etc.

This class of member shall be limited to no more than 15 per calendar year subject to the discretion of the Committee. They shall have no voting rights.

The Applicant shall only obtain membership if proposed and seconded by at least 14 clear days before the intended function. If admitted a full guest list shall be provided to the Club at least seven clear days before the event. This class of membership shall be available only to those people living within a radius of 10 miles of the Clubhouse.

Social Event Membership shall lapse 24 hours after the commencement of the function start time. The Committee shall determine the maximum number of guests permitted to attend each event.

They will have total discretion to exclude any individual(s) they deem appropriate to exclude.

This will be a general exception to Rule 3 (ie Members limited to introducing no more than three guests).

The Committee shall determine the membership of this class of member.

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