1. Name

            The Club shall be named Maghull Photography Club.


2. Objectives

            The objectives of the Club are the furtherance of photographic arts and techniques amongst amateur workers and others by the exchange of friendly ideas and mutual assistance among members, as well as organising and holding lectures, exhibitions, demonstrations, competitions etc. for the benefit of the membership.


3. Membership

Membership is open to any person, over the age of 18 years, interested in, or practising, photography as an amateur or professional, who agrees to actively support the objectives of the Club and to abide by the rules of this Constitution.   Membership is subject to the approval of the Committee.


4. Subscriptions

   Entrance fees and subscriptions shall be such amounts as are from time to time determined by a general meeting of the members.    Subscriptions shall be paid to the Treasurer weekly.  


   No member shall be entitled to partake of any Club competition or exhibition or other activity unless his/her subscriptions have been paid.


5. Organisation

            The Officers of the Club shall consist of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Studio Secretary, Syllabus Secretary and other such Officers as may, from time to time, be determined by a General meeting of members.   All Officers and other Committee members shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall take up their posts at the first meeting in the following Club year.  The Club’s year will start on 1st September.


            Visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied at all meetings and other events by a parent or guardian, or an adult with the specific agreement of the parent/guardian, who will be responsible for their safety at all times.


6. Management

         The affairs of the Club shall be managed by a Committee consisting of elected     Officers as prescribed in section 5.


         A quorum shall be constituted by FOUR committee members.


7. Annual General Meeting

            The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held during the month of December in each year.   The business shall include the Minutes of the previous AGM, the Annual Report of the Chairman, the Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet, the election of Officers and such other business as has been advised in the agenda for the meeting.


8. Special (or Extra-Ordinary) General Meeting

            A Special (or Extra-Ordinary) General Meeting may be called at any time by the Committee or on receipt of a request to the Committee signed by not less than one quarter of the current membership of the Club.   Except in an emergency under Section 11, fourteen days notice of any General Meeting shall be given to all current members of the Club.   No business other than that advised in the agenda should be discussed at the meeting.


9. Rules

            A copy of these rules shall be made available to every member of the Club and no alteration or amendment may be made to these rules except at an Annual or Special General Meeting as defined by the rules.


10. Nominations and Proposals

            Nominations for the election of Officers at an AGM or SGM shall be delivered to the Secretary before the commencement of the appropriate meeting.   All such nominations should be signed by the proposer and by the nominee, both being paid up members of the Club.


            In the event that no nominations are received for a particular office, the Committee will call for volunteers at the meeting concerned.


11. Emergencies

            In the event of anything occurring not provided for or not clear within these rules, the Committee shall have the power to deal with such emergencies at their discretion.   Notification of such emergency and the action taken to deal with it shall be advised to the membership by the Secretary at the first available opportunity, but in any case, not later than the next regular meeting of the Club.


12. Property of the Club

            The ownership of the property of the Club shall be vested in the members.


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