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CONSTITUTION AND RULES

  1. The name of the Society shall be 'The Rodewald Concert Society' (hereinafter referred to as the Society).
  2. The object of the Society shall be the promotion of musical education and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, for the promotion, organisation and presentation of concerts for performance in public of chamber music of high quality in the Merseyside Area.
  3. The Society shall be non-profit distributing and the income and capital of the Society whatsoever derived shall be employed wholly and exclusively for the promotion of the objects of the Society and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of bonus to any member of the Society.
  4. Individual Membership of the Society shall be available to any member of the public who pays the annual subscription which shall be fixed by the Trustees from time to time.
  5. Corporate Membership of the Society shall be available to any corporate body which pays the annual subscription which shall be fixed by the Trustees from time to time.  Each Corporate Member shall appoint a named person to be its representative, to vote at General Meetings on its behalf and to receive information from the Society on its behalf.
  6. Members of the Society shall be entitled to one vote at the Society's Annual General meeting and to one vote at any Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society. Members of the Society may also be entitled to certain benefits of membership as determined from time to time by the Trustees of the Society.
  7. The affairs of the Society shall be managed by a Board of Trustees and an Activities Committee each headed by the Officers of the Society.
  8. The Officers of the Society shall comprise a Chairman, a Treasurer and a Secretary who are all Individual Members of the Society and who shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.
  9. The Board of Trustees shall comprise the Officers and up to three persons who are all Individual Members of the Society who shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting and shall be responsible for all financial and legal matters and any other matters relating to the operation of the Society as a Registered Charity.  The Board of Trustees shall have power to fill casual vacancies amongst the Officers and the Trustees.
  10. The Activities Committee shall comprise the Officers and up to three persons who are all Individual Members of the Society who shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting and shall be responsible for the selection of artists and programmes and other activities of the Society within such financial constraints as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees.  The Activities Committee shall have power: (a) to fill casual vacancies and (b) to co-opt up to a maximum of three additional non-voting members.
    1. The members at Annual General Meeting shall have power to elect a distinguished person to be Honorary President of the Society for such periods as may be decided by the meeting.  The Honorary President shall have no responsibilities but may be invited to attend the activities of the Society from time to time.
    2. The Officers and other members of the Board of Trustees and the Activities Committee shall take office until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.  The President, all Officers, Trustees and Members of the Activities Committee may be re-elected for a further term or terms of office.
    3. The Board of Trustees shall have power, as it thinks fit, to remove Officers, other Trustees or members of the Activities Committee at any time for good cause.
    4. The financial year of the Society shall end of the 5th day of April in each year and an Annual General Meeting of the members shall be convened by the Committee as soon thereafter as possible.
    5. Notice of the Annual General Meeting shall be sent by pre-paid post to each member giving at least seven clear days notice of such an Annual General Meeting, provided always that the accidental omission to give notice to, or the non-receipt of such a notice by any member shall not invalidate the proceedings of any Annual General Meeting.
    6. The Chairman of the Meeting shall have a casting vote and any declaration by him that a resolution has been carried or lost shall be conclusive.
    7. Ten members present in person shall constitute a quorum at the Annual General Meeting. In the event of a quorum not being present the meeting shall be adjourned to such a place, date and time as the Chairman shall decide and the members present at such an adjourned meeting shall constitute a quorum.
    8. An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened at any time by a Resolution of the Trustees or on the requisition of at least fifteen members of the Society. Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting shall be given in the same way as for an Annual General Meeting. A quorum shall be the same as a quorum as at the Annual General Meeting.
    9. The ordinary business of the Annual General Meeting of the Society shall be:
      1. to receive from the Trustees a report, balance sheet and Statement of Accounts for the preceding financial year
      2. to elect an Honorary President, Officers, other Trustees and members of the Activities Committee
      3. to receive and discuss suggestions relative to the affairs of the Society which members may wish to bring before the meeting.
    10. The Trustees of the Society shall have the power to alter these rules provided always that no such alteration shall take effect until confirmed by the majority of the members present and voting at an Annual General Meeting of the Society or at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society convened for that purpose.
    11. All matters not hereinbefore provided for and not involving an amendment to this constitution may be dealt with by the Trustees.
    12. If upon winding up or dissolution of the Society there remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities any property whatsoever the same shall not be paid to or distributed amongst the members but shall be given or transferred in whole or part to some other institution or society having objects which are wholly charitable and similar to the objects of the Society or in whole or in part to the Musicians Benevolent Fund in such a manner to be determined by the members of the Society in a General Meeting at or before the date of dissolution or if and so far as such provisions may fail to take effect then such remaining property shall be applied for such objects being wholly charitable as the members of the Society shall determine in general meeting or shall otherwise as directed by the Court.

     


     

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