The name of the organisation shall be the "Radcliffe Angling Society".
2 Aims and Objectives
2.1 To campaign on behalf of members for a cleaner aquatic environment.
2.2 To continue to provide a unified body for the benefit of all members.
3.1 There shall be six categories of membership within R.A.S.
` 3.1.1 Full
Individual Senior member – voting (one vote).
4 Memberships and Subscriptions
4.1 Membership subscriptions shall become due on 1st
January each year.
5 Honorary Member & Life Member
5.1 Honorary Membership or Life Membership may be awarded to any person who In the opinion of the
membership has given significant service to the cause of R.A.S. Proposals for Honorary or Life Membership will be considered at the A.G.M.
6.1 Any Committee member who wishes to withdraw or resign from the R.A.S. must give notice in writing to the secretary on or before the October meeting prior to the A.G.M otherwise the subscriptions for the year shall be payable.
7.1 The Committee shall have the power to expel any member from the R.A.S.
8.1 There will be regular representative meetings every month of each year which members may attend.
9 Annual General Meetings
9.1 The A.G.M will be held on the first Monday in November each
9.7.1 To receive and if approved adopt a statement of accounts to the
end of the preceding financial year.
10 Extraordinary General Meeting
10.1 An E.G.M can only be called by the Chairman of the said Society.
11 Voting at Meetings
11.1 Majority vote carries unless otherwise stated in these rules.
12.1 Any member wishing to join the Committee must have at least 5 years unbroken membership, unless the Committee deems otherwise when it may co-opt members to serve until the A.G.M.
12.2 The officers will comprise Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Committee.
12.3 The officers will be elected at an A.G.M and will serve for 12 months. They may stand for re-election at the end of that period.
12.4 The officers will co-opt other members from within and without the Committee to serve other posts, which may include; Finance Officer, Conservation Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Events Officer, Conference Officer, Newsletter Editor, Magazine Editor, Advertising Manager, which this list is not exclusive.
12.5 If there are more than two candidates for any one post, then the meeting will decide by a simple vote.
12.6 Any member wishing to hold a Senior Committee position, e.g Chairman, Treasurer or Secretary must have served on the Committee for five unbroken years, unless an emergency arose where this could not be carried out then the Committee would vet the applicants and select the successor.
12.7 The R.A.S is a private members Society and as such is answerable only to itself, however the Society will take cognizance of the rules of the national governing body. eg N.F.A
12.8 Any one person may serve in more than one office.
12.9 Only the presiding President shall have a casting vote.
12.10 R.A.S will circulate a list of key personnel in the permits. Press or public comments should only come from authorised sources. eg Secretary.
13.1 At Committee meetings four (4) shall form a quorum, one of which must be the Chairman or Secretary.
14 Trustees 14.1 The Trustees shall act in relation to the property invested in them as such, upon the direction of the
Committee and not otherwise. They shall not be entitled as against the property of the Society to be
indemnified against any personal liability incurred by them in so doing.
15.1 The financial year will run from 1st November each year until the 31st October the following year.
16.1 The annual accounts shall be prepared by the Treasurer, audited by the societies elected auditors, and presented to the A.G.M for ratification.
17 Bank Accounts
17.1 There will be two Bank Accounts; a Current Account and a High Interest Account for which any two of three signatories will be acceptable. The signatories shall be the Treasurer, Chairman or Secretary.
18 Altering of this Constitution
18.1 Only the Committee shall have the power to change this constitution and only if the matter arising is absolutely undermining the clubs welfare and or existence and will require a 90 percent vote at a Committee meeting.
19.1 In the event of winding up of the R.A.S, any surplus funds shall be distributed in the following manner:-
19.1.1 A resolution to dissolve the Society shall only be proposed at
a General Meeting and shall be carried by a postal vote for the entire
membership and an elected sub Committee shall be formed for such a purpose
aid and ratify with the societies Committee the outcome of the vote.
20.1 The members acknowledge that these rules constitute a binding
contract between R.A.S and themselves.
I acknowledge receipt of the rules of Radcliffe Angling Society and confirm my understanding and my acceptance that such rules (as amended from time to time) shall govern my membership of the Society. I further acknowledge and accept the responsibilities of membership upon members as set out in these rules.
21 Equity Policy Statement
21.1 R.A.S. is fully committed to the principals of equity of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no member, volunteer, coach, employee, or job applicant of R.A.S. receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religious belief, social status, sexual orientation or political belief. Radcliffe Angling Society will ensure everyone who wishes has an equal opportunity.
©Radcliffe Angling Society 2007 - Designed by Walter Bilinkewycz