|1||The Club shall be called the Selby Canine Society, hereinafter called ‘The Club’.|
|2||The Clubs objects shall be :-|
(a) to further the interests of pedigree dogs in the Selby Area:
(b) to actively encourage the breeding and showing of all breeds:
(c) by enthusiasm and example, to promote an awareness of responsible dog ownership:
(d) to work in harmony with all other Canine Societies to our mutual advantage.
|3||The Club shall consist of Patron, President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Assistant Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer, a Committee of 14, and an unlimited Number of Members.|
The President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Assistant Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer to be voted for at each Annual General Meeting.
|4||The management of the Club shall be in the hands of a Committee consisting of the Officers (President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Assistant Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer) and 14 Members, of whom 2 shall be from the Obedience Section, and of whom 7 shall retire annually, but shall be eligible for re election. The Committee shall have the power to co-opt members on to the Committee as and when deemed necessary.|
Meetings of the Committee shall be held as and when deemed necessary by the Honorary Secretary, or at the request of 6 members of the Committee, with at least 7 days notice. The Chairman shall have a casting vote, in addition to his own, to be used in the event of any matter not being able to be resolved at a Committee Meeting. Six shall form a quorum for the transaction of business.
|5||Candidates for membership of the Club may be accepted on payment of subscription. The Committee reserves the right to refuse acceptance of membership.|
|6||The Annual Subscriptions shall be such amount as agreed by the members in a general meeting, and notified to the Kennel Club. There shall be an annual single subscription with a reduced rate for joint adult membership ( both members to have a vote, and to be members of the same household) Junior members up to the age of 16 will have a reduced rate, but will have no vote.|
|7|| Subscriptions to be paid to the Honorary Treasurer on the 1st day of January each year. No member whose subscription is unpaid shall be entitled to any of the priviledges of membership, and if any member shall fail to pay the annual subscription by 1st March, the Committee shall have the power to erase his or her name from the list of members, although, if the Committee shall subsequently receive a satisfactory explanation, the member may, at the discretion of the Committee, and on payment of the arrears, be readmitted to membership.|
|8||The property of the Club shall be vested in the Committee, and in the event of the Clubs dissolution, a |
General Meeting shall be called to decide the disposal of any assets. The Kennel Club to be notified of such dissolution.
Any Member who shall be suspended under Kennel Club Rule A42j(4) and/ or any Member whose dog(s) is/are disqualified under Kennel Club Rule A42j(8) shall ipso facto cease to be a Member of the Society for the duration of the suspension and/or disqualification.
|9||If the conduct of any member shall, in the opinion of the Committee of the Club, be injurious, or likely to be injurious to the character of the Club, or the interests thereof, the Committee of the Club may, at a meeting, the notice convening which, includes as an object, the consideration of the conduct of the member, determine that a Special General Meeting of the Club shall be called for the purpose of passing a resolution to expel him or her. Notice of such Special General Meeting shall be sent to the accused member, giving particulars of the complaint, and advising him or her of the place, date and hour of the Meeting, and that he/she may attend to offer an explanation. If, at that Meeting, a resolution to expel is passed by a two thirds majority of the Members present and voting, his or her name shall forthwith be erased from the list of Members, and he or she shall thereupon cease for all purposes to be a member of the Club, except that he she may within two calendar months of the date of such a meeting, appeal to the Kennel Club upon and subject to such conditions as the Kennel Club may impose.|
|10|| No person whilst an Undischarged Bankrupt may serve on a Committee or hold any other Office or appointment within a Kennel Club registered Society.|
|11|| A Committee Member will automatically cease to be a Committee Member following non attendance at three consecutive Committee Meetings, unless a reason is received in writing and subsequently accepted by the Committee.|
|12|| The financial year of the Club shall be from 1st January to the 31st December.|
|13|| The Annual General Meeting shall be held before the end of March for the following purposes; |
(i) to receive the report of the Committee and the Balance Sheet:
(ii) to elect Officers and members of the Committee:
(iii) to debate any motion duly placed on the agenda, of which prior notice has been given by the Honorary Secretary:
(iv) any items for the Agenda should normally be in the hands of the Secretary 7 days before the Meeting. These items to include nominations for election of Officers and Committee, duly proposed and seconded:
(v) the agenda to be distributed at the General Meeting. No business shall be transacted at an Annual General Meeting unless notice appears thereof on the Agenda(with the exception of routine matters, or any which, in the opinion of the Chairman of the Meeting are urgent)
|14|| Any person to be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting must be a fully paid member during the previous and current financial years.|
|15|| Election of Officers and Committee at the Annual General Meeting shall be by ballot of those present at the Meeting and eligible to vote.|
|16|| A Special General Meeting shall be summoned by the Honorary Secretary if 15 members send a signed requisition stating the subject to be discussed and requesting a special general meeting to do so. The Committee of the Society is also empowered to call a special general meeting. No business other than that detailed on the agenda can be discussed at a special general meeting.|
|17|| Members shall be given 14 days notice of any general meeting by advertisement placed in Dog World and Our Dogs.|
|18|| 15 members shall form a quorum at all general meetings.|
|19|| The rules of the Club shall not be altered, except at a General Meeting, and alterations to the rules shall not be brought into force until the Kennel Club has been advised and given its approval.|
|20|| A Bank Account shall be held in the name of the Club, into which all revenue of the Club shall be paid, and from which all withdrawals shall be made, only on the signature of two officers. The accounts shall be kept by the Honorary Treasurer. One qualified or two unqualified auditors shall be appointed at each annual general meeting, who shall audit the accounts for the ensuing year, before the Annual General Meeting.|
|21|| The Kennel Club shall be the final ‘court of appeal’ in all matters of dispute.|
|22|| The Club shall not join any federation of Societies or Clubs.|
|23||The Officers acknowledge that during the month of January each year a maintenance of title fee will be forwarded to the Kennel Club by the Secretary for continuance of registration, and that by 31 July each year, other returns as stipulated in the Kennel Club Regulations for the registration and maintenance of title of societies and breed councils, and the affiliation of agricultural societies and Municipal Authorities will be forwarded to the Kennel Club. The officers also acknowledge their duty to inform the Kennel Club of any change of Secretary which may occur during the course of the year.|
|24|| The Club must make a list of members and their addresses available for inspection if so requested by the Members of the Club or by the Kennel Club, providing that individual members have given their permission.|
|25|| Members of the Club should make every effort to ensure that dogs under their control do not foul the footways or grass verges of any street, and wherever possible should encourage other dog owners to do the same.|
|26|| Members of the Club who are engaged in the breeding of dogs are encouraged to be responsible breeders, and should ensure to the best of their ability that puppies are only sold or given, to responsible people in order to minimise the likelihood of such puppies being ill-treated or ending up in the care of one of the rescue organisations.|