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Constitution

Constitution

1. Name

The Club shall be called Whitton Wanderers Youth Football Club (The Club).

2. Objective

The object of the club shall be to arrange association football matches and social objectives for its members.

3. Status of Rules

These rules (the club rules) form a binding agreement between each member of the club.

4. Rules & Regulations

(a) The club shall have the status of an affiliated member of the Football Association.The rules and regulations of the Football Association Limited and parent County Association and any league or competition to which the club is affiliated for the time being shall be deemed to be incorporated into the club rules.

(b) No alteration to the club rules shall be made except at an Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting convened for that purpose and only if supported by the majority present at such a meeting. No alterations shall be effective without prior written approval by the parent association.

(c) The club will also abide by the Football Association Child Protection Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and the equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Policy.

5. Club Membership

(a) The members of the club from time to time shall be those persons listed in the register of members (The membership register) which shall be maintained by the Club Secretary.

(b) Any person who wishes to be a member must apply on a membership application form and deliver it to the club. Election to membership shall become effective upon an applicants name entered in the membership register.

(c) In the event of a member's registration or expulsion, his or her name shall be removed from the membership register.

6. Annual Membership Fee

(a) An annual membership fee payable by each member shall be determined from time to time by the club committee. Any fee shall be payable on a successful application for membership and annually by each member, fees shall not be repayable.

(b) The club committee shall have the authority to levy further subscriptions from the members as are reasonably necessary to fulfill the objectives of the club.

7. Resignation and Expulsion

(a) The club committee shall have the power to expel a member when, in their opinion, it would not be in the interests of the club for for them to remain a member. There shall be no appeal procedures.

(b) A member who resigns or is expelled shall not be entitled to claim any, or share of the club property.

8. Club Committee

(a) The Club Committee shall consist of the following club officers, Chairperson, Treasurer Secretary.

(b) Each Club officer and Club Committee member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the next Annual General Meeting unless otherwise resolved at a Special General Meeting.One person may hold no more than two positions of Club Officer at any time. The Club Committee shall be responsible for the management of all the affairs of the club.

(c) Decisions of the Club Committee of meetings shall be entered into the minute's book of the club, and to be maintained by the Club Secretary

(d) Any member of the Club Committee may call a meeting of the Club Committee by giving not less than 7 days notice to all of the Club Committee.The Club Committee shall hold not less than 6 meetings a year.

(e) An outgoing member of the Club Committee may be re-elected. A member proposed by one and seconded by another of the Club Committee members and approved by a simple majority of the remaining Club Committee members shall fill any vacancy on the Club committee, which arises between A.G.M.

9. Annual and Special General Meetings.

i)An A.G.M. shall be held in each year to:

ii) Receive a report of the club finances over the previous year iii)Elect members of the Club Committee

iv)Consider any other business.

(b)Nominations for elections of members as club officers or as members of the Club Committee shall be made in writing by the propose and seconder, both of whom must be existing members of the club,to the Club- Secretary not less than 21 days before the A.G.M. Notice of any resolutions to be proposed at a A.G.M shall be given in writing to the Club Secretary not less than 21 days before the meeting.

(c) A Special General Meeting (S.G.M.) may be called at any time by the committee and shall be called within 21 days of the receipt by the Club Secretary of a requisition in writing signed by no less than two members of the committee,stating the purpose for which the meeting is required and the resolution.

(d) The Secretary shall send to each member at their last known address written notice of a General Meeting together with the resolutions to be proposed at least 14 days before the meeting.

(e) The Chairperson shall take the chair, each member present shall have one vote, and resolutions shall be passed by a simple majority. In the event of an equality of votes the Chairperson of the meeting shall have a casting vote.

(f) The Club Secretary, or in absence a member of the Club Committee, shall enter minutes of General Meetings into the minutes book of the club.

10. Club Finances

(a)A bank account shall be opened and maintained in the name of the club (The Club Account). Designated account signatures shall be the Club Secretary and the Treasurer. No sum shall be drawn from the club account except by cheque signed by two designated signatures. All monies payable to the club shall be received by the treasurer and deposited into the club account.

(b)The Club Committee shall have the power to authorise the payment of remuneration and expenses to any member of the club and to any other person or persons for services rendered to the club.

(c )The club shall prepare an annual financial statement in such a form as shall be published by the football association from time to time.

11:Dissolution

(a)A resolution to dissolve the club shall only be proposed at a general meeting and shall be carried by a majority of at least three-quarters of the members present.

(b)The dissolution shall take effect from the date of the responsible for winding up the assets and liabilities of the club.

(c )Any surplus assets remaining after the discharge of the debts and liabilities of the club shall be transferred to the parent association who shall determine how the assets shall be utilised for the benefit of the game. Alternatively such assets may be disposed of in such other manner, as the member of the club with the consent of the parent association shall determine.

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