- NAME AND OBJECTS
The Society (hereinafter called the “Club”) shall be called the Studland Social Club Limited. Its objects are to carry on the business of a club by providing for the use of its members, the means of social intercourse, mutual helpfulness, mental and moral improvement, rational recreation and the other advantages of a club. The objects of the club shall not be incompatible of Studland Village Hall to whom the club shall affiliate. In carrying out the aforesaid objects the club shall have due regard to supporting the objects, activities and financing of the Registered Charity No. 301185, the Studland Village Hall.
Its registered office shall be at Studland Village Hall, Heathgreen Road, Studland, Dorset BH19 3DU. Notice of any change in the situation of the Registered Office shall be sent by the Secretary within 14 days thereafter to the Registrar of Friendly Societies in manner and form provided by Treasury regulations.
- SEAL OF THE CLUB
The Club shall have its name engraved in legible characters upon a Seal, which shall bear the device of a circle having the word “Limited” in the centre and the remaining words of the name of the club in the margin. The seal shall be in the custody of the Secretary, or such other Officer as the Club Committee appoint, and shall be used only under the authority of a resolution of the Club Committee (hereinafter called ‘the committee), the date whereof shall be mentioned on the instrument on which the seal is attached. And shall be attested by the signatures of two members of the committee and Secretary.
- USE OF NAME
The registered name of the Club shall be kept painted or affixed on the outside of every office or place in which the business of the club is carried on, in a conspicuous position in letters easily legible, and shall be engraved in legible characters on its seal, and shall be mentioned in legible characters on all business letters, notices, advertisements and other official publications of the club and in all bills of exchange, promissory notes, endorsements, cheques, and orders for money or goods purporting to be signed by or on behalf of the Club, and on all bills, invoices, receipts and letters of credit of the Club.
- The club shall have full powers to do all things necessary or expedient for the accomplishment of all objects specified in its rules
- The club shall have the power to enter into deeds of covenant with the Studland Village Hall in accordance with the provisions of Rule 27.
- The club shall have the power to enter an Occupation Licence or Lease with the Studland Village Hall in order to carry out its business within the curtilage of the premises of the Studland Village Hall.
Each applicant for membership of the club shall purchase on election, one share in the club. The share must be purchased before the member is entitled to any of the privileges of the club.
Shares shall not be withdrawable or transferable and shall be of the value of £5. No member shall hold more than one share and no interest dividend shall be paid upon it. A member shall forfeit his/her share on ceasing from whatever cause to be a member.
7. PROMOTING BODY
The National Federation of Community Organisations (hereinafter referred to as the N.F.C.O.) shall be the promoting body for the registration of the club as an Industrial and Provident Society on the basis that: –
- A community organisation, affiliated to the N.F.C.O. or to a Local Federal Organisation of the N.F.C.O., has supported the application for sponsoring of the club.
- The community organisation affiliated to N.F.C.O. or to a Local Federation Organisation of the N.F.C.O. and the club to have satisfied the N.F.C.O. that all the procedures required by them have been adhered to.
- The club has accepted the model rules for registration as set out by the N.F.C.O.
- ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
All social clubs promoted by the N.F.C.O. shall be eligible to join the scheme for Associate membership between these social clubs. The scheme for Associate Membership shall be organised and administered by the promoting body and representatives from Local Federal Organisations of the N.F.C.O. and representatives from the social clubs. Individual members, of social clubs that have joined the scheme, may apply to their Associate Membership. The grant by a social club, of Associate Membership, will give that member the opportunity to visit other social clubs in the scheme, with the rights and obligations of full membership with the exception of any right to vote, stand for office, attend meetings or holds shares at social clubs other than the one of which she/he is a full member.
- ADMISSION OF MEMBERS
Applicants for membership must be 18 years of age or over and current members of the Studland Village Hall. The applicant must sign such declaration of his/her concurrence with, and adherence to, the purposes of the club as shall be required by the committee. The election shall be by the committee (or duly constituted sub committee). The name, address and each occupation of the applicant shall be prominently displayed in the club premises in a part frequented by the members for at least two days before the day on which the applicant’s name is submitted for election. Every member on election shall be supplied, at such charge, not exceeding 10p as the committee may determine from time to time.
Every member shall pay to the fund of the club a subscription which shall become due as soon as he/she is so elected. On payment of the subscription the member becomes a “Financial Member” entitled to any of the privileges of the club. The rate of the subscription shall be such sum per annum not exceeding £20, as is determined from time to time by the Committee, payable on the first day of November each year.
- ARREARS OF SUBSCRIPTIONS
Any member who has not paid his/her subscriptions 28 days after it has become due shall be considered in arrears, and if it is not paid within 28 days thereafter he/she shall cease to become a member of the club.
No member in arrears shall be permitted to use the club or be considered a financial member for the purposes of these rules.
- REGISTER OF MEMBERS
The Club shall keep at its Registered Office a register in which the Secretary shall enter the following particulars: —
(a) The names and addresses of all the members.
- A statement of the number of shares held by each member and of the amount paid or agreed to be considered as paid on the shares of each member.
- A statement of other property in the Club, whether in loans, deposits or otherwise held by each member.
- The date at which each person was entered in the register as a member, and the date at which any person ceased to be a member.
- The names and addresses of the officers of the club, with the offices held by them respectively and the dates on which they assumed office.
- The names and addresses of the Officers and Committee with the offices held by them respectively and the dates on which they assumed office.
For the purpose of this rule an “officer” includes every member of the committee. The club shall construct the register of members that it is possible to open to inspection the particulars entered therein mentioned in paragraphs a), d) and (e hereof without so opening to inspection the other particulars entered herein. Every member shall within 14 days, give notice to the Secretary of any change of address.
- CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP
Members shall cease to be a member: —
(a) By no longer satisfying the conditions for admission of members as set out in Rule 9
(b) By non-payment of subscription. Any person whose membership has ceased from this cause shall not again be elected to membership unless he/she previously pay all arrears due from him/her at the time of his/her ceasing to be a member.
(c) By expulsion.
(d) By resignation
(e) By death.
- MISCONDUCT OF MEMBERS
Officers of the club shall have the power to order the withdrawal from the club premises of any member who misconducts him/herself and such members shall have no right of re-entry until summoned to meet the committee as provided in Rule 15. If the next ordinary meeting be within less than three days, such member may claim to appear before them, and to have his/her case dealt with waiving the length of notice required by the said Rule 15.
For the purpose of this Rule ‘an Officer’ includes every member of the Committee.
- EXPULSION OF MEMBERS
The Committee shall have the power to reprimand (for a period not exceeding 12 months) or expel any member who shall infringe any rule or bye-law, or whose conduct, whether within the club premises or elsewhere, shall be in their opinion, render him/her unfit for membership: but no member shall be reprimanded, suspended or expelled without first summoned before the Committee and full opportunity afforded him/her to advance a defence nor unless two thirds of the members of the Committee then present and entitled to vote shall vote for his/her suspension or expulsion. Every member so summoned shall (unless he/she shall elect to waive his/her right to receive notice) receive at least three clear days in writing from the Secretary. Such notice shall contain a statement of the charge brought against him/her.
A suspended member shall not be entitled to use the club premises nor attend any general meeting nor vote at any election nor hold any office during suspension, but will remain liable to pay his/her subscription.
- RIGHT OF APPEAL
A member suspended or expelled shall have the right to appeal to the Management Committee of the Studland Village Hall, who shall not be deemed to be the arbitrators appointed by the club. No appeal shall be heard unless made within 28 days and in writing, addressed to the secretary of the Studland Village Hall.
The arbitrators, or a majority of them, shall have full power to alter or rescind such suspension or expulsion as they may think fit and there shall be no appeal from their decision.
- GENERAL MEETINGS
(a) Annual General Meetings
The Annual General Meeting of the members shall be held in February each year.
This will be for the purpose of receiving reports on the years work, accepting resignations and electing Officers and other Committee Members, receiving the account or accounts and balance sheet as audited, and the report of the Auditor on the revenue account or accounts and balance sheet and to consider such other business as submitted by the Committee or any motion to be proposed by a member of which at least 28 days’ notice has been given to the Secretary in writing. On receipt of such notice, the Secretary shall add it to the agenda which shall be posted in the club premises giving at least 14 days notice of the Annual General Meeting. At the Annual General Meeting a report for the year shall be presented by the Committee.
The Auditor shall be entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting and all Committee meetings of the club and to receive all notices of and other communications relating to the General Meetings and Committee meetings and to heard at any meetings which he/she attends on any part of the business of the meeting which concerns the Auditor.
(b) Special General Meetings
A Special General Meeting shall be called by the Secretary in the following cases:
- Upon the direction of the Committee, and in accordance with such direction
- In the circumstances as set out in Rule 19 (c.
- On a requisition signed by one-fifth of the total number of members entitled to attend a vote at a general meeting or 30 such members, whichever is the less, stating the special object thereof. Such meetings shall be held within not less then 14 days and not more than 21 days from the date of receipt by the Secretary of the requisition.
(c) Notice to be given.
Notice of any Special General Meeting, and of the object for which it is called, shall be posted by the Secretary in the Club premises at least 14 days prior to the date of the meeting. Should the Secretary not convene a Special General Meeting in the manner required within fourteen clear days after a duly signed requisition has been delivered to him/her, any of the requisitionists may call such meeting, giving such notice as is provided by this rule.
No other business than that named in the notice shall be brought before a Special General Meeting.
One fifth of the total number of members entitled to attend a vote at a general meeting or 40 such members, whichever is the less, shall form a quorum at all general meetings of the club. If a quorum is not achieved within 30 minutes of the time fixed for the meeting then, if convened on the requisition of the members shall be dissolved, but if a meeting convened by order of the Committee, it shall stand adjourned to the week following, at the same time, and the meeting so adjourned may proceed to business whatever be the number of members present. No meeting shall become incompetent to transact business for the want of a quorum arising after the Chair has been taken.
Any general meeting duly constituted, may adjourn to such time as members present direct, and may continue any such adjournment from time to time. No business shall be brought on at any adjourned meeting which could not have been transacted at the original meeting
Each financial member present shall be entitled to one vote on each motion
- 18. RULES
The Secretary shall be supplied by the Committee with copies of the rules and shall be bound to give a copy to any person, on demand, on such payment (not exceeding 10p) as the Committee may from time to time determine.
These rules may be amended only at a General Meeting called for that purpose. Notice of any proposed amendment shall be posted in the club premises for at least fourteen days previous to the meeting to which the amendment is to be submitted. Any amendment shall require the votes of at least two thirds of the members present and entitled to attend and vote at such meetings. No amendment of rules is valid until registered in accordance with the Industrial and Provident Societies Act.
Written notice of any amendment of rules must be given by the Secretary to the Chief Officer of Police and to the Clerk of the Local authority within 28 days of the registration of the amendment in accordance with the said Acts.
The Committee shall have the power to make such Bye-laws, as it may consider necessary for the good government and order of the club, provided that no such Bye-laws shall conflict with any of the Rules. A copy of such Bye-Laws shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the club premises.
- Powers of the Committee
The Committee shall consist of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and not less six or more than fourteen committee persons.
The Committee shall control the management of the club and shall have exclusive power to engage or dismiss employees. It shall have the power to purchase such articles and do all such things as it may deem necessary for the carrying out of the objectives of the club. It shall have due regard to any resolution or recommendation of any General Meeting, but shall not be bound to give effect to the same if in its judgement such action would be injurious to the best interests of the club.
Nothing in these rules shall enable the Committee to declare any dividend or make any monetary grants to the members, or to apply any club funds except for the club itself and for the purposes as specified in Rule 27.
It shall meet not less than once a month for general business and not less than one third of the total of Committee persons shall form a quorum.
- Retirement, Vacation or Cessation of Membership
Any Committee member or Officer who shall cease to be a financial member or is suspended under Rule 15 or who shall cease membership of the club by any reason shall vacate his/her seat. Any vacancy so occurring, or by any other cause shall be filled by the Committee, or in such other manner as the committee may decide. All Officers and Committee members (with the exception of the Secretary) shall retire annually but shall be eligible to be elected again.
- Removal or Resignation
The Committee, or any member thereof, may be removed by the votes of two thirds of the members present and entitled to attend and vote at a Special General Meeting called for that purpose. In the event of the removal or the resignation of the whole or the majority of the Committee, the Secretary shall have the power to call a Special General Meeting for the purposes of electing Officers and members to replace those who have been removed or resigned. Notice of the Special General Meeting shall be in accordance with Rule 17 (c). The Secretary shall in these circumstances call upon the Management Committee of the Studland Village Hall to appoint the Chair for such meeting.
- d) Orders
No Officer or Committee member of the club shall by virtue of his/her appointment, have power to order goods or dispose of funds of the club. No goods or labour shall be supplied, nor any contract entered into for work to be done for the club, nor shall any office or salary, profit or remuneration be given to any member of the committee, nor shall any honoraria be paid to Committee members, unless authorised by a General Meeting.
No person shall at any time be entitled to receive at the expense of the club any commission or percentage or similar payment on or with reference to purchases of intoxicating liquor by the club nor shall any other person directly or indirectly derive any pecuniary benefits from the supply of intoxicating liquor by or on behalf of the club to members or guests apart from any benefit accruing to the club as a whole or apart from any benefit which a person derives indirectly by reason of the supply giving rise to or contributing to a general gain from the carrying on of the club.
- The club shall have the following Officers:-
Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
The Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer shall be elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. The Secretary shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and remain in office during the pleasure of the club.
Any of the Officers shall be removable at any time provided two thirds of the members present and entitled to attend and vote at a Special General Meeting called for that purpose shall vote in favour of removal.
In the event of a vacancy arising amongst the Officers by death, resignation or any other cause, the vacancy shall be filled, the Committee having the power to appoint a member to fill the vacancy until the next election of Officers and Committee Members. Any Officer shall vacate his/her office if suspended from membership under Rule 15 or upon ceasing to membership from any cause. Any change in the office of Secretary must be notified by the Chair or Secretary within forty two days to the Clerk to the Justices. Every officer dealing with club moneys shall be insured with a recognised guarantee society for the due performance of his/her duties in such sum as the Committee or General Meeting may determine.
(b) The Chairman
The Chair or in his/her absence the Vice-Chair, or in the absence of both such Officers, an elected Deputy Chair shall take the Chair at all General Meetings and committee meetings of the club and in the event of equality of voting at committee meetings shall have an additional or casting vote. At General Meetings the Chair (in the event of equality of votes) shall have a casting vote provided he/she has not already voted on the question.
(c) The Treasurer
The Treasurer shall pay all moneys received by the Club from all source whatever, without any deduction for any purpose whatever, to the credit of an account opened in the name of the club at such bank and in such manner as the Committee may direct, and further, shall keep such accounts and pay such debts and covenants of the Club as the Committee shall direct, and shall, when required to do so, render to the Committee or a General Meeting, an account of any moneys received and expended by him/her.
(d) The Secretary
The Secretary shall keep upon the Club premises a register of the names and addresses of the club members and a subscription book in which shall be recorded the payments of such members. He/she shall carry out the directions of the Committee and subject to such directions, shall receive moneys on account of the club, and pay them to the Treasurer, and keep such accounts as the Committee may direct. He/she shall attend all meetings of the committee and sub-committee if so directed, take minutes of the proceedings, prepare accounts and balance sheets, and submit them to the Auditor.
- ANNUAL RETURNS TO REGISTRAR OF FRIENDLY SOCIETIES
- Annual Return
Every year not later than 31st March the Secretary shall send to the Registrar the annual return in the form prescribed by the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies relating to the club’s affairs for the period required by the Act to be included in the return, together with:-
- A copy of the report of the Auditor on the club’s accounts for the period included in the return and
- A copy of each balance sheet made during that period and of the report of the Auditor and that balance sheet.
- Copies to the members
The club shall provide gratuitously to every member or person interested in the funds of the club on his/her application a copy of the last annual return of the club for the time being together with a copy of the report of the Auditor on the accounts and balance sheet contained in that return
- INSPECTION OF BOOKS BY MEMBERS
Any member or person having an interest in the club funds may at all reasonable times inspect all books and accounts including the particulars in the register of members except those mentioned in paragraphs (b) and (c) of Rule 12 at the registered office or any place where they are kept, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary to produce them for inspection, but no person, unless an Officer of the club or specially authorised by a resolution thereof, may inspect the loan or deposit account of any other member without his/her written consent.
- BORROWING POWERS
- The club shall have the power to borrow money for the purposes of the club, provided that the amount of money borrowed for the time being remaining undischarged shall not exceed £50,000 and that the interest paid or to be paid in respect of any money borrowed (except money borrowed by way of bank overdraft) shall not exceed 5 per cent per annum or 1 per cent per annum above the Lloyds Bank PLC base lending rate, Whichever is the greater.
- The Committee shall have the power to determine from time to time the terms and conditions upon which money is borrowed and to vary such terms and conditions.
- LOANS AND DEPOSITS FROM MEMBERS
The club shall not contract loans or receive money on deposit from its members
- The club shall in each year of account appoint a qualified Auditor to audit its account and balance sheet for that year. For purpose of the rule ‘qualified Auditor’ means a person who is qualified Auditor means a person who is qualified Auditor under section 7 of the Friendly and Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965.
- Save as provided in paragraph (c) of this rule every appointment of an Auditor shall be made by resolution of a general meeting of the club.
- The first appointment of an Auditor shall be made within three months of the registration of the club and shall be made by the Committee if no general meeting of the club is held within that time. The Committee may appoint an auditor to fill any casual vacancy occurring between general meetings of the club.
- An Auditor appointed to audit the accounts and balance sheet of the club for the preceding year of account (whether by a general meeting or by the Committee) shall be re-appointed as Auditor of the club for the current year of account (whether or not any resolution expressly that him/her has been passed) unless:-
(i) A resolution has been passed at a general meeting of the club appointing somebody instead of him/her providing expressly that s/he shall not be re-appointed or
(ii) S/he has given to the club in writing of his/her unwillingness to be re-appointed or
(iii) S/he is ineligible for appointment as Auditor of the club for the current year of account or
(iv) S/he has ceased to act as an Auditor of the reason of incapacity. Providing that a retiring Auditor shall not be automatically re-appointed by virtue of this rule if notice of an intended resolution to appoint another person in his/her place has been given in accordance with paragraph (e) of this rule and the resolution cannot be proceeded with because of the death, incapacity or ineligibility of that other person.
- A resolution at a general meeting of the club (i) appointing another person as Auditor in place of a retiring Auditor or (ii) providing expressly that a retiring Auditor shall not re-appointed shall not be effective unless notice of the intention to move it has been given to the club not less than 28 days before the meeting at which it is moved. On receipt by the club of notice of the intention to move any such resolution the club shall give notice to the members and to the retiring Auditor in accordance with Section 6 the Friendly and Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965, and shall give notice to the members in accordance with that section of any representation made or intended to be made by the retiring Auditor.
- None of the following persons shall be appointed as Auditor of the club:-
- An officer or servant of the club
- A person who is a partner or in the employment of who employs an officer or servant of the club or
- A body corporate
- The Auditor shall in accordance with section 9 of the Friendly and Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 make a report to the club on the account examined by him/her and on the revenue account or accounts and the balance sheet of the club for the year of account in respect of which s/he is appointed.
- The Auditor shall a right of access at all times to the books, deeds and accounts of the club and to all other documents relating to its affairs, and shall be entitled to enquire from the officers of the club such information and explanations as s/he thinks necessary for the performance of the duties of the Auditors.
- NOMINATION AND PROCEEDINGS ON DEATH OR BANKRUPTCY
Upon a claim being made by the personal representative of a deceased member or the trustee in bankruptcy of a bankrupt member the club shall transfer or pay such property to which the personal representative or trustee in bankruptcy has become entitled as the personal representative or trustee in bankruptcy may direct them.
A member may in accordance with the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965, nominate any person or persons to whom (subject to the provisions of the Act as to amount and the persons to whom a valid nomination may be made) any of his/her property in the club at the time of his/her death, shall be transferred. On receiving satisfactory proof of death of a member who has made a nomination the club shall if and to the extent of the nomination is valid under the said Act wither transfer or pay in accordance with the Act the full value of the property comprised in the nomination to the person entitled thereunder.
- APPLICATION OF PROFITS
The profits of the club shall be applied in the following way:-
In maintaining or supporting by way of covenants the Registered Charity No. 301185 the Studland Village Hall.
- APPLICATION OF FUNDS
Except by the dissolution of the club, no profits or funds of the club shall be distributed amongst its members.
Subject to the provisions of Rule 27 the committee may invest the funds of the club at such rate of interest and on such terms as they see fit in any of the following investments:-
- In the shares or in the security of any society registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act or under the Building Societies Act.
- In any investment in which the trustees are, for the time being by law, authorised to invest funds.
- STATUTORY APPLICATIONS TO THE REGISTER
- Any ten members of the club, each of whom has been a member for not less than twelve months immediately preceding the date of the application, may apply to the Registrar in the form prescribed by the Treasury Regulations to appoint an actuary or accountant to inspect the books of the club and to report thereon, pursuant to 47(1) the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965.
- One tenth of the whole number of members, or if the number of members at any time exceeds 1000 then 100 members may by an application in writing to the Chief Registrar, signed by them in the forms respectively prescribed by the Treasury Regulations:
- Apply for the Appointment of an inspector or inspectors to examine into the affairs of the club and to report thereon: or
- Apply for the calling of a special meeting of the club.
The club may be at any time be dissolved by the consent of three-fourths of the members, testified by their signature to an instrument of dissolution in the form provided by the Treasury Regulations, or winding up in a manner provided by the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts.
- CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS
The election of Officers and Committee members of the club shall (other than specified in Rule 19 (c) take place at the Annual General Meeting of the club. No member shall be eligible for nomination unless s/he has been a financial member for at least six calendar months (or in the case of the first Annual General meeting of the clubs financial member of the Studland Village Hall for at least six calendar months.
Nominations shall be valid only when the proposer and seconder are financial members. No member under suspension at the date of the Annual General Meeting shall be eligible for nomination nor shall they be entitled to propose or second nominations or vote. No candidate shall be nominated for more than one position.
- Election by Show of Hands
The election of Officers and committee members shall be by a simple majority of votes of those members present and entitled to vote. Voting shall be by show of hands.
Two tellers shall be appointed by the General Meetings where elections take place. The tellers shall be responsible for giving the return figures of the count of hand votes. The tellers shall not be candidates or Officers or members of the Committee.
- Election by Secret Ballot
The club shall have the power to make provisions in its Bye-laws for elections by secret ballot.
- Who May Vote
Each financial member shall have one vote for each vacancy but no member may give more than one vote to any one candidate.
The candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared duly elected. In the event of two or more candidates receiving an equal number of votes for the last vacancy or vacancies, the names of such shall be written on slips of paper, which shall then be placed so that the names are concealed, and the Chair shall then draw as many slips as there are vacancies to be filled, and the member/s whose name/s are drawn shall be declared duly elected.
- SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
Disputes between a Member and an Officer of the club
- All disputes between a member and an Officer of the club shall, unless the Committee elect to refer the matter directly to a special meeting, be settled by the Committee. The decision of the Committee shall be final, unless any party aggrieved thereby shall within seven days produce to the Secretary a requisition satisfying the conditions mentioned in Rule 17 (b)(iii), whereupon the decision shall be reviewed by a Special General Meeting.
Disputes between a Member and the Club
- All disputes between a member or person aggrieved who has for not than six months ceased to be a member, or any person claiming through such member or person aggrieved or under the rules and the club or the Committee shall be referred to the Management Committee of the Studland Village Hall or the persons appointed by them, who shall not be the arbitrator or arbitrators of the dispute and whose decision is final.
- INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS
A member may personally introduce guests, but no member may introduce more than three guests at any one time. The visitor and member introducing him/her shall sign their names in a book kept for that purpose.
Visiting groups may be granted temporary membership at the discretion of the Committee provided that at least 48 hours notice is given to members by a notice displayed conspicuously in the club premises giving the individual names and addresses and the name and address of the group. Such persons shall be individually granted temporary membership and their membership shall cease at midnight on the day of the grant. Temporary membership shall in no case confer the right to attend or at a meeting of members.
The following shall not be admitted as visitors:
- a) Former members who have been expelled
- b) Former members who have ceased to be members through non-payment of subscriptions
- c) Persons who, having applied for membership have been rejected.
- Members who are under suspension.
Visitors who are not temporary members shall not make a purchase of intoxicating liquor. All visitors must be aged 18 years and over.
The committee may debar a member introducing any particular person if they so think fit. Members shall be responsible for the behaviour of their guests and in the event of misconduct by the guest(s) the member responsible for their introduction may be subject to disciplinary action which may include suspension of the privilege of introducing guests for a period not exceeding twelve months and/or suspension of membership, or expulsion from membership.
- HOURS OF OPENING AND CLOSING OF THE CLUB PREMISES
The club shall be opened and closed at such hours as may from time to time be fixed by the Committee, and as posted in the club.
- PERMITTED HOURS FOR SUPPLY OF INTOXICANTS
The permitted hours shall be such as may from time to time be determined by the Committee in accordance with the provisions of the Licencing Act 1964 and as notified to the Clerk to the Justices. Provided that an order is made under section 60, sub-sections, (3) and (4) of the said Act, the provisions of sections 62, sub-section (2) shall apply.
- SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
Not withstanding anything hereinbefore mentioned, intoxicating liquor may be supplied during the hours specified in Rule 36 and non-members of the club attending at the club premises when functions are authorised by the Committee provided always that:
- a) Such function is a function of the Registered Charity No. 301185 the Studland Village Hall
- b) Such function is promoted by and the responsibility of a member of the club who is present at the function, or
- c) Such other function not being provided by paragraph (a) paragraph (b) hereof, being for the purpose of raising funds for the club.
- d) Limited to twelve functions in any one year.
Signature of applicants for registration:
Bye-Laws (Amended March 1998)
The following are to be read in conjuction with the Club Rule Book
1 Normal Trading hours
(Subject to variation as deemed appropriate by the Committee)
Monday to Friday 19.30-23.00
Saturday 12.00-16.00 19.00-23.00
Membership will be open to the following:
a) Permanent residents of the Parish of Studland. (Defined as one whose name appears in the current Electoral Register.)
b) Non-residents of the Parish who:-
i) Have family connections in the Parish
ii) Own businesses, or property in the Parish
iii) Are employed by, and work at a business situated in the Parish
iv) Are resident within a 25 mile radius of the Parish
c) Young Adults:
Under 18 but over 16 year olds must be proposed by their parents and may be admitted as Junior Members only at the discretion of the Committee, on payment of the appropiate annual subscription.
Junior members have no voting rights, nor will they be able to introduce guests, or purchase alcohol.
On reaching the age of 18 years they must pay the appropiate joining fee to become a full member.
d) Persons outside of these categories will be at the discretion of the Management committee.
3 Guests and Visitors
Guests must be over 18 years of age, and supply proof if required. The introducing member shall be responsible for the behaviour of their guest/s, who must leave the premises no later than that member.
Those eligible for membership in Section a), Section b), sub sections i) to iv) shall not be admitted as guests on more than four occasions per annum.
The Committee reserves the right to refuse admission, without giving any reason, to any guest.
No person under 11 years of age will allowed to use Darts, Pool or Shove Ha’penny equipment.
No person under 16 years of age will be allowed to purchase goods from the bar, or approach the bar or to use the Gaming machines.
All children under the age of 11 must leave the Club premises by 9.00pm, except for specific family events, as determined by the Committee.
The accompanying member shall be responsible for the behaviour of any under 18’s in their charge.
Parents are requested to ensure their children are kept under supervision at all times.
The Club will accept no responsibility for injuries caused through lack of control.
The Committee reserves the right to hold parents financially liable for any damage caused by their children.
All goods purchased from the bar shall be paid for at the time of purchase. Credit will not be allowed under any circumstances.
The cashing of cheques at the bar without a simultaneous purchase, shall incur a charge, as agreed by the Committee from time to time. There will be a limit of £50 per cheque.
6 Dress Code
It was agreed a reasonable standard of dress be expected, with the following specific rules:-
a) No swimwear
b) No soiled work clothes or footwear
c) No bare chests
7 Off Sales
Off Sales will be allowed after 9.00pm only.
Members must produce proof of membership if requested to do so by a member of the Committee. Failure to do so may result in that member being refused admission.
In the absence of a member of the Management Committee, the Club Steward or appointed bar person shall have the right to refuse to serve, and/or ask to leave the Club premises, any person whose behaviour is in breach of Club Rules and Bye-Laws.
The Club Steward or Duty Bar Person shall have the final authority.
Members are requested to ensure that the Club and its property are not subject to abuse or misuse.
The Club premises to be vacated not later than 30 mins after time has been called.
(Only exception shall be when league games overrun).
No animals with the exception of Guide Dogs will be allowed on the premises.
All members and guests are requested to respect the privacy of, and give consideration to the residents of neighbouring properties when entering and leaving the Club premises