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SUSSEX CRICKET SOCIETY RULES

1.        The Society shall be called the Sussex Cricket Society.

 

2.        The Aims and Objects of the Society are to further cricket interest and enthusiasm, to provide a source of contact between cricket lovers and to promote and conduct meetings, social functions and other gatherings.

 

3.        The Society shall be managed by the appointed President and Vice-Presidents and governed by a Committee [of no more than nine members] consisting of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer [who are ex officio members] and other ordinary members. Three members [including ex officio members] shall retire each year in rotation and are eligible for re-election by ballot at the Annual General Meeting.

 

4.        The Quorum at Committee meetings shall be three, and at all general meetings shall be twenty.

 

5.        Nominations for the offices of President, Vice-Presidents, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, ex officio and ordinary members of the Committee shall be made in writing, with the written consent of each nominee, to the Honorary Secretary at least fourteen days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.

 

6.        Absence from three consecutive meetings without valid reason shall disqualify a member from the Committee. In this, or any other case, the casual vacancy may be filled by the Committee until the next Annual General Meeting.

 

7.        The Committee may establish Sub-Committees from time to time.

 

8.        SUBSCRIPTIONS

           [a]      The Committee may determine from time to time the minimum rate of annual subscription.

           [b]      Subscriptions are due on 1 April each year.

           [c]      The Financial Year for the Society shall end on 31 March.

 

9.        The name of any member whose subscription remains unpaid by the last day of June in each year may be removed from the list of members at the discretion of the Committee.

 

10.      Any person wishing to become a member of the Society must first sign the application form. Applications will be considered by the Committee whose decision is final.

 

11.      Members may bring a friend to any meeting, but the same person must not be brought on more than two occasions during the winter season.

 

12.      The Annual General Meeting shall be held within three months of the end of each cricket season for the election of Officers and Committee and to receive the Honorary Secretary’s Report, the Honorary Treasurer’s Report, Financial Statement and Balance Sheet and other business. Twenty-eight days’ notice of the meeting shall be given in writing by the Honorary Secretary to each member of the Society.

 

13.      All resolutions for the Annual General Meeting shall be proposed and seconded and shall be given in writing to the Honorary Secretary at least fourteen days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

 

14.      At the request of twenty members of the Society who shall state their reasons in writing, a Special General Meeting may be called at any time. The Honorary Secretary shall, within twenty-eight days of receiving such a request, call a meeting of all members, stating the object of the meeting.

 

15.      Alterations, amendment or additions to the Rules shall be made only by a majority of members present and voting at a General Meeting. The proposed alterations, amendments or additions to the Rules shall be circulated to all members with the notice of the meeting.

 

16.      An Honorary Accounts Examiner shall be elected at he Annual General Meeting.

 

17.      Patrons may be elected at the discretion of the Committee.

 

18.      The ruling of the Committee shall be accepted on any matter not dealt with in the Rules and the Committee shall have the power to co-opt other members to the Committee or a Sub-Committee for a specific purpose.

 

19.      DISSOLUTION

           If, at any time, the Committee decides that it is necessary for the Society to be dissolved, the Committee shall call a Special Meeting stating the Terms of any resolution to be proposed thereat. If it is decided at the Special Meeting, by a simple majority of those present and voting, that the Society shall be dissolved the Committee shall proceed with the dissolution of the Society. Any assets of the Society remaining after the satisfaction of all proper debts and liabilities shall not be distributed amongst the members but shall be given or transferred to any other organisation having aims and objectives similar to those of the Society as the Committee shall determine after consultation with the members.

 

October 2007  (Reformatted May 2023)

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