Constitution

Constitution

STIRLING & CLACKMANNAN COUNTY LADIES' GOLF ASSOCIATION

CONSTITUTION
(Amended 2016)


1.   DESIGNATION

The Association will be called Stirling and Clackmannan County Ladies' Golf Association.

2  OBJECT

To further the interest of Ladies' amateur golf in the area.

3  OFFICE BEARERS

The affairs of the Association will be managed by a Committee consisting of a President, Captain, Vice Captain, Past Captain, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Junior Secretary, one Ordinary Member of Committee and two Club Representatives.   The President shall serve for a period of three years, at the end of which period she shall retire automatically.   A Vice President will be appointed  in the third and final year of the term of office of the President, at the end of which period she will be appointed as President.   The Captain will hold office for a period of two years, at the end of which period she shall remain on Committee for a period of one year as Past Captain.   The Vice Captain will be appointed for a period of two years, at the end of which period she will be appointed Captain.   The Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Junior Secretary will retire annually, but will be eligible for re-election.   One Ordinary Member of Committee will be elected every second year and will hold office for a period of two years and will not be eligible for re-election.  The Club Representatives, in rotation will serve on the Committee for a period of two years.

4.  ADMINISTRATION

The Committee will decide all matters concerning the working and management of the Association.

5.  MEETINGS

At all meetings the President shall take the Chair, failing her the Captain, whom failing the meeting shall elect a Chairman.   The Chairman shall have a deliberative as well as a casting vote.

The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held each year in September/October.   At each Annual General Meeting the Honorary Secretary will present her report of the year.   The Honorary Treasurer will present the Audited Accounts of the Association.   The Office Bearers of the Association will be elected.   One member of the Association will be appointed to serve with Captain and Vice-Captain as the Selection Committee for County Teams.   An Auditor will be appointed who will not be an Office Bearer nor a member of the Committee who will retire annually, but will be eligible for re-election.

A Special General Meeting may be called at any time by the Committee if considered appropriate.   On receipt of a requisition, stating the business to be discussed and signed by ten or more ordinary members, the Secretary shall call a Special General Meeting within 14 days.   Only the business for which the meeting has been called may be discussed at a Special General Meeting.

The Quorum for a Committee Meeting shall be four members.   The Quorum for an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting will be thirty members of the Association.

A Representatives' Meeting may be called at the request of the Committee.   Each Associated Club with a member  of the Association will nominate to the Honorary Secretary a Representative of the Club who will be called to the Meeting by the Honorary Secretary.

6  MEMBERSHIP

i.  Ordinary Members.

Membership will be open to any person with a handicap of 35  and under  ,on application, who is eligible under S.L.G.A.  Regulations for County Golf.   There will be a limit of 280 members.

ii.  Honorary Members.

At a General Meeting of the Association, on the recommendation of the Committee and in recognition of renown as a golfer or of special service to the Association, the Meeting may confer an Honorary Membership.

iii.  Non-playing Life Members.

Ordinary members may apply for non-playing life membership.   Such members shall have no voting rights.

 

7  SUBSCRIPTION

The Annual Subscription will be such sum as the members at the Annual General Meeting from time to time decide.   It will be paid at the appointed time and the Committee will have power to strike off the Roll of Members any member who fails to comply with this rule.

8  RESIGNATION

A member who wishes to resign must intimate her desire, in writing, to the Secretary before 31st March.

9 COMPLAINTS

No complaints will be considered unless made in writing to the Secretary and signed by the member concerned.   The Secretary will submit any such complaints to the Committee for their consideration.

10  ALTERATION TO THE CONSTITUTION

The foregoing Constitution will not be altered except by a resolution carried by two-thirds of the members present and voting at an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting called for the purpose.   Except when submitted by the Committee, notice of motion to alter must be given to the Secretary not later than 1st August.   Intimation of such motion will be given by the Secretary to the Members at least 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

30th September 2010