Alpha Netball Club: Constitution
The Club shall be called ALPHA NETBALL CLUB (hereinafter
called the Club).
The Club shall be affiliated to England Netball.
The Objectives of Alpha Netball Club are to:
3.1 enjoy the game of netball;
3.2 co-operate with the England Netball in promoting the game;
3.3 develop the skills of players to the best of their ability;
3.4 Attract the most talented players the club can
3.5 Encourage all members to know the rules;
3.6 encourage all members to become qualified umpires;
3.7 employ the funds of the Club in ways that shall be deemed to be in the best interest of the game.
4.1 Application for membership shall be made to the Members Secretary of the Club.
4.2 Membership fee must be paid within 4 weeks of trials or the first training session attended. Exceptions must be arranged with the Treasurer.
4.3 The membership of the Club shall consist of:
(a) ORDINARY MEMBERS and
(b) ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
(a) ORDINARY MEMBERS
4.4 Members should attend all practices.
4.5 Members who fail to attend practices for FOUR consecutive weeks with no valid reason shall no longer be eligible for selection on a team. The validity of the reason shall be determined by their squad captain’s discretion.
4.6 The member, upon giving a satisfactory explanation to their captain shall be eligible to play matches for their team.
4.7 Any member whose annual fees in arrears at the end of the season shall not be eligible to trial the following season until the debt is settled
4.8 A member shall not play for another club or team in any league, rally or tournament in which the Club is participating without the consent of their team captain.
(b) ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
4.9 A non-playing person may become a member of the Club.
5. MEMBERSHIP FEES
5.1 The membership fee will be a fixed sum as determined by the Committee.
5.2 Membership fee for students, unemployed and Associate Members shall be the same as for Ordinary Members.
5.3 Membership fees will be determined by the committee and can be paid in one or two instalments. Payment can be made in cash, direct debit or cheque. The committee will give the club six months notice of any changes in fees.
6. THE COMMITTEE
6.1 The management of the affairs of the Club shall be vested in a Committee comprising of Secretary, Treasurer, Club Chairmen, Social Secretary, Communications Secretary, Umpiring Secretary, Kit and Captains.
6.2 The Committee may fill any vacancy in respect of the elected officers or Club Coach to act until the next Annual General Meeting.
6.3 The core committee will constitute of Club Chairmen, Treasurer and Member Secretary and fixtures Secretary
7. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7.1 An Annual General Meeting shall be every year, date to be fixed by the Committee, soon after the league has finished.
7.2 The date of the Annual General Meeting shall be circulated not less than 14 days and the Agenda not less than 7 days before the meeting to all members entitled to vote
7.3 TEN members present and entitled to vote shall form a quorum.
8. EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
8.1 An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened:
(a) by order of the Committee; or
(b) upon the written request to the Secretary from FIVE or more members entitled to vote at a General Meeting.
8.2 Each requisition shall state the purpose for which a Meeting is required and shall set out any resolution(s) which it is desired to propose.
8.3 The meeting shall be held within 14 days of receipt of the requisition by the Secretary and 7 days notice of the meeting and of any resolution(s) proposed shall be given to every member entitled to vote.
8.4 TEN members present and entitled to vote shall form a quorum.
8.5 The business of the meeting shall be confined solely to the matter(s) within and arising from the requisition and resolution(s) therein.
9. VOTING AT GENERAL MEETINGS
9.1 All Members are eligible to vote.
9.2 Each member shall have one vote.
9.3 Voting shall be by show of hands.
9.4 A majority of those present and entitled to vote shall be required to pass any resolution. The Chairman of the meeting shall have a second and/or casting vote in the case of an equality of votes.
10. AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION
10.1 No alteration or addition to the Constitution shall be made except by special resolution passes at a General Meeting of the Club with not less than 75 per cent of the votes cast being in favour.
10.2 Proposals to alter or to add to the Constitution shall be received by the Secretary in writing not later than 14 days before the Annual General Meeting.
11.1 The official Alpha kit/uniform must be worn at all matches and tournaments.
12.1 The following infringements will result in penalties:
(a) Lateness/absence at practices
(b) Lateness/absence at matches
(c) Misconduct on court
(d) Non-wearing of uniform at matches.
12.2 The penalty will be result in ineligibility for matches at captain discretion
13. GENERAL MATTERS
13.1 If any dispute shall arise on the interpretation of this Constitution or the need arises to deal with any matter not provided for in the Constitution, reference shall be made to the Secretary who shall refer the matter to the Committee whose decision shall be binding on all parties.
13.2 All funds and other property of the Club shall be applied towards the furtherance of the Clubs objective.