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Constitution

Newark Striders Running Club

The Club

  • The “Club” is Newark Striders Running Club
  • The Club will affiliate with England Athletics

 

Objective

  • The Club aims to be a body which caters for the needs of runners of all ability and promotes the sport of running in the Newark Striders RC

 

Club Colours

  • Club colours are orange (top) and black (shorts/leggings)
  • Members are requested to wear club colours bearing the name of the club at any event organised under the rules of UK Athletic

 

Membership

  • Members are subject to the Club Constitution and the relevant rules of UK Athletics and are required to comply with the Club’s Code of Conduct
  • Membership is open to adults aged 18 or over on the date of application to join, who are amateur according to the current definition set out by UK Athletics
  • Applications for membership should be made in writing to the Secretary using a membership application form
  • Membership applications will be considered by the Committee who reserve the right to reject an application without explanation
  • Applicants will be assumed to be applying as first call members as defined by UK Athletics unless the applicant indicates otherwise
  • All Members will pay their membership fee on application and by the membership renewal due date each year
  • A Member remains a member until:
    • The Member resigns in writing or via email to the Secretary
    • The Committee expels the Member
    • A membership fee due remains unpaid after two calendar months

 

Guests

  • Guests aged 18 or over are welcome to run with the Club for a nominal fee as determined by the Committee and will be encouraged to apply for membership

 

General Meetings

  • The Club shall hold an Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) every year in January
  • The date and venue to be decided by the Committee
  • The purpose of the AGM will be to
    • Elect Committee embers
    • Set membership fees
    • Review and agree annual accounts

 

Management

  • The Club delegates authority for the management of the club to the Committee

 

Committee

  • The Committee will consist of Members performing the roles below, who shall be elected at the AGM
    • Chair
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Up to 5 additional Committee members
  • Committee members will automatically resign at the AGM and seek re-election if desired

 

The Committee

  • will be chaired by the Chair and if the Chair is not present at a meeting a temporary Chair will be nominated for that meeting
  • has authority to decide on all aspects of the running of the Club save those that are required to be put before General Meeting of the Club
  • shall meet as frequently as it decides but there shall not be a gap of more than 3 months between meetings
  • has the power to co-opt Club Members onto the Committee provided that the total number of persons on the Committee does not exceed 6
  • has authority to make temporary appointments to the Committee if the incumbent person resigns or is unavailable for a period. Any temporary appointment will cease on the return of the elected person or at the next AGM
  • shall make decisions by majority vote from those present at the meeting and in the event of a tie, the Chair or temporary Chair will have an additional casting vote
  • requires a quorum of 4 for making decisions
  • at the discretion of the Committee, any Member may attend but not vote at Committee meetings

 

Finances

  • The level and due date of membership fees shall be recommended each year by the Committee to the AGM and voted on by the Members
  • Club funds will be held in a bank or building society account in the name of the Club
  • Payments out of the Club account must be subject to one signature from current members of the Committee
  • Payments received by the Club must be deposited promptly by the Treasurer into the Club account

 

 

Constitution Amendments

  • No Constitution rule may be altered, added to or deleted except at an AGM or at a meeting of the Committee and then only by agreement of a two-thirds majority of those present and voting

 

Dissolution

  • If, at any AGM, a resolution for the dissolution of the Club shall be passed by a majority of Members present, an Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) shall be convened, to be held not less than four weeks thereafter (of which two weeks written notice shall be given to each Member) to further consider the matter
  • The Members may vote to wind up the Club if not less than three quarters of those present and voting to support that proposal at a properly convened EGM. If successful, the Committee shall proceed to realise the property of the Club and discharge all liabilities
  • Any property after the discharge of debts and liabilities of the Club shall be paid to or distributed to another community amateur sports club for road running or athletics, or to the relevant governing body as nominated at the EGM
  • Dissolution will be automatic should the Club not be able to maintain financial viability