De La Salle Association Rules
Joint Membership 2
Student Membership 2
Junior Membership 2
The Club shall be called the De La Salle Association Club.
The purpose of the Club shall be:
· To provide facilities for and promote participation of the community in various sports, including archery, bowling, cricket, football, golf etc.
· To provide and maintain a social setting and social activities for Members.
Membership of the Club shall be open to all persons irrespective of ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, age, sex or ability.
Categories of membership may change to reflect the changing profile of the Club, but will include the following:
· Single Membership
Admission of New Members
Every candidate for admission as a Member shall be proposed and seconded by two existing Members of the Club. The candidate’s full name, address and occupation and the names and signatures of the proposer and seconder shall be communicated in writing to the Club Secretary or Membership Secretary, who will bring the nomination to the following Management meeting for approval. Until a candidate is elected as a Member they shall not be entitled to any of the privileges of the Club.
Rejection of Candidates
The Club may refuse Membership to any candidate on the basis of conduct and / or character liable to bring the Club into disrepute or where the candidate’s application would be at odds with the Purpose of the Club.
Membership fees will be due annually.
Where a membership renewal has expired by more than 28 days and where a reminder has subsequently been sent the Management Committee shall be entitled to terminate said Membership without further notice.
All guests must be signed in to the Visitors’ Book by a current Club Member. No person who has been expelled by the Club may be introduced as a guest. Members bringing guests to the Club and signing them into the Visitors’ Book shall take full responsibility for ensuring their conduct. If the conduct of any guest is such as to offend other Club members who are present, then any member of the Management Committee shall have the authority to require the offending guest to leave the Club’s premises forthwith.
5. Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure
All Members and Guests will be expected to conduct themselves in a civilised manner.
Any complaint by a Member against a fellow Member must be made in writing to the Club Secretary, giving full details of the nature of the complaint (including times and dates) and the names of any witnesses.
The Secretary will refer the complaint to the Management Committee.
Where it is not possible to resolve the matter informally, the Management Committee will notify the alleged offender formally of the complaint and request them to attend a meeting of the Management Committee.
The Management Committee will investigate the complaint as if it were an isolated incident, ignoring any past history. However, if the Management Committee upholds the complaint it may take into account the offender’s record when assessing the disciplinary action to be taken. The action may comprise one or more of the following:
1. A verbal or written reprimand with or without warning as to future conduct
2. Requiring a verbal or written apology from the offender
3. Suspension from the Club’s membership for up to 3 months
4. Termination of membership
Any of the above sanctions must be approved by two thirds of the Management Committee.
The offender will have the right of appeal and this should be directed in writing to the Club Secretary. In the event of an appeal the Club Chair shall appoint 3 members to an Appeal Panel, who are not members of the Management Committee and not party to the original complaint. They will be empowered to make recommendations back to the Management Committee to uphold, over rule or vary the original decision. The Appeal Committee will report to the Secretary, who will notify the offender.
The operation of the Club shall be entrusted to a Management Committee. The Committee will consist of a minimum of the following posts:
· and up to a maximum of 11 further posts.
Members of the Management Committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting. If the need arises, the Management Committee shall have the power to co-opt additional members. These co-opted members will be non-voting.
The Chair will be required to stand – even if unopposed – every two years.
The Committee shall meet periodically, but as a minimum within two months of the AGM and in order to sign off the annual accounts and to prepare for the AGM. It is anticipated that the Committee will typically meet monthly.
The Management Committee may, from time to time, appoint from among the Members of the Club such Sub-committees as they feel necessary or expedient and may depute or refer to them such of the powers of duties of the Management committee as the Management Committee may determine. All such sub-committees shall periodically report their proceedings to the Management Committee and shall conduct their business in accordance with the directions of the Management Committee.
7. Annual General Meeting
A General Meeting of Members of the Club will be held annually. The Chair of the Club shall preside at the meeting. Where s/he is not able to preside a designated Member of the Management Committee shall preside in their absence. At the meeting the following business will be conducted:
· The presentation of the audited accounts for the previous financial year.
· The election of Management Committee officers
· Such other business as has been presented to the Secretary in writing two weeks in advance of the meeting.
Notice of AGM
The Management Committee shall communicate to all Members a notice of the time and location of the meeting, details of the business to be conducted and copies of the audited accounts.
At least 21 days notice will be given following communication of the notice.
At all meetings of the Club each ordinary Member shall have one vote.
Extraordinary General Meeting
An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened at any time in response to one of the following:
· A request by the Management Committee to hold such a meeting
· A request by Member/s. Where such a meeting is requested it is a requirement 10% of paid up Members are signatory to the request.
The meeting will be held within 28 days of the request being submitted.
Fullaudited annual accounts of the financial affairs of the Club shall be distributed to Members in advance of the Annual General Meeting.
9. Sales of Intoxicating Liquor
On occasions where persons other than Members are admitted to the Club premises intoxicating liquors may be sold to such persons by or on behalf of the Club for consumption on the premises, but this rule shall be restricted to the following cases:
a) Players, officials and supporters of teams on the occasion of an organised sporting activity, provided that such persons shall be signed into the Vistors’ Book.
b) Guests of Members provided that such guests shall be signed into the Visitors’ Book.
10. Application of Profit
No money or property of the Club or any gain arising from the carrying on of the Club shall be applied otherwise than for the benefit of the Club as a whole or for some charitable, benevolent or other purpose chosen by resolution of the Management Committee.
11. Licensed Hours
The permitted hours for the supply of liquor is as follows:
Monday to Saturday 11.30 am to 11.00 pm
Sundays / Good Friday12.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Christmas Day 12.00 pm to 3 pm and 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm
The opening hours of the bar will be communicated to Members.
12. Amendments to Rules and Articles and Memorandum
The Management Committee may from time to time amend rules as they deem necessary or expedient to ensure the proper and effective management of the Association as outlined in the Articles of Association.
Amendment of the Memorandum of Articles of Association will require a resolution to be passed by two thirds of the members either present or voting by proxy at the AGM.
In the event of any conflict between these rules and the Articles and Memorandum of Association of the Company, the said Articles and Memorandum shall prevail.