TAMAR VALLEY RIDING CLUB
TAMAR VALLEY RIDING CLUB RULES AND CONSTITUTION
The Club shall be known as the Tamar Valley Riding Club
The objects of the Club shall be:
(a) To promote participation in and provide facilities for the amateur sport of riding in the Tamar Valley, Bere Peninsula and surrounding area.
(b) To encourage riding as a sport and recreation, to promote good fellowship amongst riders and to improve and maintain the standard of riding and horsemanship.
(c) To organise instructional meetings, lectures and competitive events and other activities to further the objects.
(d) To be affiliated to The British Horse Society and to support and co-operate with recognised organisations interested in the breeding and use of all breeds and types of horses and ponies.
(e) To investigate the subject of bridle tracks and rights of way with a view to opposing those that have been closed and maintaining and more clearly defining those that are in existence.
(f) To concern itself with any object which will benefit the horse and horse user in the district.
This shall consist of persons who have attained the age of eighteen years (and persons aged seventeen years and under if a junior section is formed) and, having been accepted by the Committee, have paid the due subscription for the current period. Honorary membership may be conferred by the Committee upon any person deemed by them to have rendered notable service to the Club. No junior member may be a voting member of any Riding Club. However, Clubs with a junior membership may appoint a Junior Committee to discuss matters relevant to the junior membership. This Committee, through the Chairman of said Committee, may make recommendations to the Adult Committee for their consideration.
(a) All powers of management shall be vested in the adult Committee consisting of the Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and nine other Committee members. Five shall form a quorum.
(b) At the Annual General Meeting each year, one third of the members of the Committee shall retire, the members to retire being those who have been longest in office. Those who have been in office for the same length of time shall determine retiring members by lot. Retiring members shall be eligible for re-election.
(c) The Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer shall be elected annually by the Committee from amongst their number.
(d) The decision of the Committee shall be final unless over-ruled at a General Meeting.
(e) The Committee shall be the sole authority for the interpretation of the rules and for anything relating to the club not provided therein and their decision shall be final and binding on the members.
(f) The Committee may formulate bye-laws for the detailed running of the Club and elect subcommittees for any special activities of the Club which the Committee may authorise.
(g) The Committee shall have the power to fill any casual vacancy arising amongst members of the Committee, but any person so co-opted shall retain office only until the next following Annual General Meeting and then shall be eligible for re-election
(a) To receive and if approved to adopt a Statement of the Club’s Accounts to the end of the preceding year.
(b) To fill vacancies on the Committee
(c) To appoint an Auditor
(d) To deal with any special matter which the Committee may desire to bring to the members and to receive suggestions from the members for consideration by the Committee. Notice convening the General Meeting shall be sent to the members not less than 30 days before the meeting and shall specify the matters to be dealt with.
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