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Reliant Motor Club Rules

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1.

TITLE

 

The name of the club shall be “The  Reliant Motor Club”, hereafter referred to as “the club”.

 

2.

OBJECTS

 

a)

To encourage and maintain interest in the Reliant Motor Company, Reliant vehicles and products produced by the Reliant Group..

 

b)

To provide Members with online information, advice and assistance on matters connected with Reliant Motor company  and Reliant Vehicles

 

c)

To arrange social and other meetings.

 

d)

To afford Members such benefits and privileges as it may be possible to arrange.

 

3.

CONSTITUTION

 

Any person of not less than 12 years of age shall be eligible for membership. The membership shall consist of Honorary Members, Life time Member and Ordinary Members

 

4.

MANAGEMENT

 

The authority and responsibility for the transaction of the business of the club for its management shall be vested in a Committee who, in addition to the powers and authorities by these rules expressly conferred on them, may exercise all powers and do all acts in furtherance of the objects for which the club is established, other than those hereby expressly directed or required to be exercised or done by the club in General Meeting.

 

5.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

The Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and, subject to termination of office by resignation, serve until the Annual General Meeting following their appointment.. The position of Webmaster shall be a Life time position. The Committee shall have power to co-opt other members as they deem necessary. The retiring officers and other members of the Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

 

7.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

The Secretary, either of his own accord or by the direction of the Chairman, shall unless otherwise agreed by all the Committee give at least seven days notice of a meeting.

 

 

9.

DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY

 

It shall be the duty of the Secretary to attend in person or by deputy all meetings of the club and all meetings of the Committee and to take minutes of the proceedings. Such minutes shall be entered in a book and presented for confirmation at the following meeting.

 

10.

BANKING

 

All monies of the club shall be banked by the Treasurer in the name of the club, and no disbursements shall be made therefrom except in accordance with the form or forms authorised by the Committee.

 

11.

ELECTION OF MEMBERS

 

The name and address and description of each candidate shall be stated on each application submitted to the Committee. All applications must be made by an individual in his own correct name. The Committee reserve the right to decline any application for membership.

 

12.

VOTING AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

Each Member present at a meeting of the Committee shall be entitled to exercise one vote. The Committee shall vote by ballot if any Member present so demands. A vote of one third against any applicants for membership shall exclude from membership.

 

13

SUBSCRIPTION

 

The annual subscription for membership shall be such an amount as decided by the Committee and approved at the Annual General Meeting.

 

14.

PAYMENT OF SUBSCRIPTIONS

 

Subscriptions  shall be paid by candidates for membership at the time of their application for membership and shall be due for renewal 12 months afterwards.

 

15.

NON-PAYMENT

 

Any member of the club who has not paid his subscription within one months of the date on which it became due may be taken off the register of members forthwith and will no longer be to access the club website or take part in any  events organised by the club

 

16.

RESIGNATION

 

Any member wishing to resign should give notice in writing to the Secretary. Having resigned, an ex-member shall cease to have any claim upon the property of the club or to enjoy any privileges of membership, but he or she shall remain liable for the payment of any debts due to the club.

 

17.

USE OF CLUB NAME AND ARCHIVE MATERIAL

 

The name of the club shall not be given by a member as his address for trade, advertising or business purposes or in connection with any legal proceedings. The information on the website cannot be used without the  prior permission of  the Webmaster.

 

18.

HONORARY MEMBERS and LIFE MEMBERS

 

The Committee may elect as Honorary and Life Members all Members of the Royal Families and any persons distinguished for their achievements or who have promoted the cause of Reliant vehicles in general or the club in particular.

 

19.

EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

 

i) It shall be the duty of the Committee if at any time they be of the opinion that a Member has shared his User ID and Password to allow access to the Club website ,for anyone that is not a Member of the Club , or found to be using archive material without  prior permission, a communication by electronic means will be sent advising they will have access withdrawn with immediate effect .

2) For all other reasons a communication will be sent to invite any member to withdraw from the Club within a time specified in such communication and in default of such withdrawal to submit the question of his expulsion to a meeting of the Committee to be held within six weeks of the date of such communication .Members of the Committee shall be given at least 7 days notice that a question of withdrawal or expulsion is to be discussed at a Committee Meeting. The member whose expulsion is under consideration shall be given at least 7 days notice of such a meeting and shall be allowed to offer an explanation of his conduct verbally or in writing and if two thirds of the members present shall then vote for his /her expulsion, he shall thereupon cease to be a member of the Club.

 

20.

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

The Annual General Meeting of the club shall be held in the month of  June in each year upon a date and at a time to be fixed by the Committee. The Annual General Meeting shall:

 

a)

Receive from the Committee a full statement of accounts duly reviewed by two members, at least one of whom should be non-Committee.

 

b)

Receive from the Committee a report of the activities of the club during the year.

 

c)

Elect the President, the Secretary and the Treasurer.

 

d)

Elect the Committee.

 

e)

Decide on any resolutions, which may be duly submitted to the meeting as hereinafter provided.

 

21.

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

 

A Special General Meeting may be convened by direction of the Committee, or on a requisition to the Secretary, stating the business for which the Special General Meeting is required and signed by not less than 4 members. If the meeting so requisitioned is not convened within 21 days, the said 4 members may convene such a meeting. 10 members shall form a quorum.

 

22.

AGENDA

 

When members wish a matter to be discussed at a General Meeting, the text of such matters, signed by a least two members, shall be sent to the Secretary at least 14 days before the date of such meeting so that it may be included in the Agenda.

A copy of the Agenda shall be sent to each member at lest five days prior to the meeting, but the fact that any member has not received a copy of the agenda shall not invalidate the proceedings. No business that is not included in the Agenda shall be discussed at the meeting unless every member present is in favour thereof. Should the proposer of any motion fail to move a resolution in respect of the relevant item on the Agenda, then any other member shall be entitled to do so.

 

23.

VOTING

 

Every person with a right to be present may exercise one vote. The Chairman shall not vote except in the exercise of a casting vote. At all General Meetings, except as provided in Rule 27, a majority of votes decides a resolution. At any General Meeting any four members may demand a Poll, and thereupon the meeting shall be adjourned to a time and place to be named by the Chairman, and a postal vote shall be taken of all members of the club. The decision of the members, as shown by such postal vote, shall be reported to the adjourned meeting, and shall be deemed to be the decision of such meeting.

 

24.

RIGHT TO BE PRESENT

 

No one can take part in General Meetings unless he has been duly elected as a member of the club and has paid his subscription accordingly.

 

25.

OBSERVANCE AND INTERPRETATION OF RULES

 

Every member binds himself to abide by the rules of the club and also by any modification, thereof made in conformity with such rules, and also to accept as final and binding the decision of the Committee in all cases of dispute or disagreement as to the interpretation of thee rules.

 

26.

ALTERATION OF RULES

 

Any alteration may be made in these rules by a General Meeting, provided (a) that details of the proposed alteration is included in the notice of the General Meeting and (b) that the resolution proposing such alteration is carried by two thirds of those present.

 

27.

EVENTS

 

All motor events/competitions organised by the club shall, when applicable, be held under the rules and requirements of the RAC MSA Ltd.

Any member convicted of an offence arising out of his being in charge of a motor vehicle in any club event or on club business shall thereupon be liable to expulsion from the club under Rule 19.

 

28.

COPIES OF RULES

 

Every member shall be furnished with a copy of the club rules and regulations on election.

 

29.

DISSOLUTION

 

The club may be dissolved by a Special General Meeting convened by direction of the Committee, or on the requisition of the majority of the members.

If the resolution of dissolution be duly passed, the Committee shall forthwith liquidate the affairs of the club and if there be any surplus assets on realisation, these shall be distributed to charities at the sole discretion of the Committee

 

 

 

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