Constitution

Rules of the Club

Name – The Club is called AMPLEFORTH and DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB

Objective – To enable all those interested in gardening to share their interests, to help each other by pooling their experience, and through visits, lectures and demonstrations, to increase their knowledge and enjoyment of gardening.

Meetings – The club normally meets monthly and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in November.

Organisation – The Club is managed by a Committee consisting of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Programme Secretary with up to six members. The committee has the power to co-opt up to three members if required or desirable. A Quorum, to be required for any election, co-option or change of rules will consist of a minimum of five committee members including at least three officers.

Elections – Members of the committee are elected by the Club at the AGM. The Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Programme Secretary will normally be elected for two years. All members of the committee may offer themselves for re-election. Nominations for Committee Membership may be proposed by any member of the club, provided that the nominee has agreed to stand. A seconder and a majority vote are required in the normal way.

Finance – An annual membership subscription is payable in advance for the year running from 1 December to 30 November. Members failing to pay before the of January are deemed to have resigned. The subscription for a new member joining after 1 September covers membership to the end of the following Club year. An audited Financial Statement is made available by the Treasurer to all members each year. This is published prior to the AGM.

Visitors – Visitors may attend functions of the Club for a small fee.

Alteration of Rules – The Committee has the power at any time to alter or add to these rules. Any alteration must be announced at the next meeting and confirmed at the AGM.