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Constitution

1.Name
The club shall be known as Swiss Valley Rangers Football Club (the Club)

2.Objectives
The objectives of the Club is to arrange association football matches and social activities for its members

3.Status of Rules
These rules (the Club Rules) form a binding agreement between each member of the Club

4.Rules and Regulations
a)The Club shall have the status of an Affiliated Member Club of The Football Association by virtue of its affiliation to/membership of The Football Association
b)The Club will also abide by The Football Association’s Child Protection Policies, Procedures, Codes 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 the Membership Application Form and deliver it to the Club. Election to membership shall be at the sole discretion of the Club Committee. Membership shall become effective upon an applicant’s name being entered in the Membership Register
c)In the event of a member’s resignation or expulsion, his or her name shall be removed from the Membership Register
d)The Football Association and parent County Association shall be given access to the Membership Register on demand

6.Annual Membership Fee
a)An annual 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 justified to fulfil the objectives of the Club

7.Club Committee
The Club Committee shall consist of the following Club Officers:
Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and up to 4 other members, elected at an Annual General Meeting

a)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. Decisions of the Club Committee shall be made by a simple majority of those attending the Club Committee meeting. The Chairperson of the Club Committee meeting shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie. The quorum for the transaction of business of the Club Committee shall be three
b)Decisions of the Club Committee of meetings shall be entered into the Minute Book of the Club to be maintained by the Club Secretary
c)Any member of the Club Committee may call a meeting of the Club Committee by giving not less than 7 days’ notice to all members of the Club Committee. The Club Committee shall hold not less than four meetings a year
d)An outgoing member of the Club Committee may be re-elected. Any vacancy on the Club Committee which arises between Annual General Meetings shall be filled by a member proposed by one and seconded by another of the remaining Club Committee members and approved by a simple majority of the remaining Club Committee members

8.Annual and Special General Meeting
An Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held in each year to review and report upon the Club’s previous year’s activities and finances, to elect members of the Club Committee and consider any other issues

Nominations for election of members as Club Officers or as members of the Club Committee shall be made in writing by the proposer and seconded, both of whom must be existing members of the Club, to the Club Secretary not less than 21 days before the AGM. Notice of any resolution to be proposed at the AGM shall be given in writing to the Club Secretary not less than 21 days before the Meeting

a)A Special General Meeting (SGM) 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 not less than five members stating the purposes for which the Meeting is required and the resolutions proposed. Business at an SGM may be any business that may be transacted at an AGM
b)The Secretary shall send to each member at their last known address written notice of the date of a General Meeting together with the resolutions to be proposed at least 14 days before the Meeting
c)The quorum for a General Meeting shall be 6 members
d)The Chairperson or, in their absence, a member selected by the Club Committee, 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
e)The Club Secretary, or in their absence a member of the Club Committee, shall enter Minutes of General Meetings into the Minute Book of the Club

9.Club Teams
At its first meeting following each AGM, the Club Committee shall appoint a Club member to be responsible for each of the Club’s football teams. The appointed members shall be responsible for managing the affairs of the team. The appointed members shall present to the Club Committee at its last meeting prior to an AGM a written report on the activities of the team.

10.Club Finances
a)A bank account shall be opened and maintained in the name of the Club (the Club Account). Designated account signatories shall be the Club Chairperson, the Club Secretary and the Treasurer. No sum shall be drawn from the Club Account except by cheque signed by two of the three designated signatories. All monies payable to the Club shall be received by the Treasurer and deposited in the Club Account
b)The income and assets of the Club (the Club Property) shall be applied only in furtherance of the objects of the Club
c)The Club Committee shall have 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
d)The Club shall prepare an annual Financial Statement in such form as shall be published by The Football Association from time to time
e)The Club Property, other than the Club Account, shall be vested in not less than two and no more than four custodians, one of whom shall be the Treasurer (the Custodians), who shall deal with the Club Property as directed by decisions of the Club Committee and entry in the Minute Book shall be conclusive evidence of such a decision
f)The Custodians shall be appointed by the Club in a General Meeting and shall hold office until death or resignation unless removed by a resolution passed at a General Meeting
g)On their removal or resignation a Custodian shall execute a Conveyance in such form as is published by The Football Association from time to time to a newly-elected Custodian or the existing Custodians as directed by the Club Committee. On the death of a Custodian, any Club Property vested in them shall vest automatically in the surviving Custodians. If there is only one surviving Custodian, a Special General Meeting shall be convened as soon as possible to appoint another Custodian
h)The Custodians shall be entitled to an indemnity out of the Club Property for all expenses and other liabilities reasonably incurred by them in carrying out their duties.

11.Resignation and Expulsion
a)A member shall cease to be a member of the Club if, and from the date on which, he/she gives notice to the Club Committee of their resignation
b)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 them to remain a member. There shall be no appeal
c)A member who resigns or is expelled shall not be entitled to claim any, or a share of any, of the Club Property

12.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 resolution and the members of the Club Committee shall be responsible for the winding up of the assets and liabilities of the Club.
c)The assets of the Club shall be donated to either a registered charity or to another club with similar aims and / or objectives as the Club