The Henley Midmar Yacht Club

Constitution 
(As amended 18th November 2017)

NAME

1. The name of the Club shall be:

    THE HENLEY MIDMAR YACHT CLUB.

BURGEE

2. The Club Burgee shall be a white pennant with a red cross with a black elephant towards the staff in the upper canton next to the staff and a gold lion circled in black on white ground in the Red Cross.

 

OBJECTS AND POWERS OF THE CLUB

3. The objects of the Club shall be:

   [A] To promote the interest in the sport of sailing and to provide yacht racing.
   [B] To foster other aquatic activities.
   [C] To fulfill all the usual objects of a social, cultural and / or outdoor club which shall at all times be non-political. 

4. Without any prejudice to the foregoing general powers and without limiting the same in any way, the Club shall have the following powers:

    [A] To admit to membership of the Club such persons as it may decide in terms of these rules, provided that no such person shall be debarred from membership on the rounds of his racial origin, religion or political views.
    [B] To provide for entrance fees and subscriptions paid by members and the amount thereof.
    [C] To appoint servants or employees and to dismiss them.
    [D] To arrange or vary the terms of reciprocity with other clubs.
    [E] To arrange or promote yacht racing regattas entertainments and competitions, and allocate such funds of the Club as may be necessary for payment of prizes in connection therewith.
    [F] To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire movable or immovable property and to provide and equip buildings thereon suitable for the purpose of the Club, and to sell, mortgage transfer or otherwise dispose of the same. All movable property acquired by the Club shall vest in and be transferred to the Commodore for the time being as Trustee for the Club.
    [G] To borrow such sum or sums of money as may be necessary for the purpose of the Club.
   [H] To invest upon such security as may be deemed to be sufficient, such funds of the Club as are not immediately required for the operation of the Club.
   [I] to institute or defend proceedings at law.
   [J] To purchase or acquire supplies for the members of the Club for the Club's activities.
  [K] To make such call or calls upon the members as may be necessary for the proper operation of the Club.
  [L] To elect at the Annual General Meeting Presidents and Vice- Presidents and to qualify them in those capacities either for life or for such periods as may be thought proper from time to time, and also to make appointments, honorary or otherwise.
  [M] To make, amend, or repeal the Constitution and Rules of the Club.
  [N] To do all such acts, matter or things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.
  [O] To remunerate any member holding office in the Club in terms of the Constitution, as the members may in General Meeting resolve.
  [P] To negotiate with the State, its officials, nominees or lessees in respect of concessions, occupation of land, sailing rights, landing rights, access rights or any matter which shall fall within the scope of the above objects.
  [Q] To apply to any Liquor Licensing Court or other competent authority for the granting to the Club of any licenses for the sale of liquor which the Club may require for the purpose of carrying on its business or for the renewal of any such licenses held by the Club, and to accept transfer of any such license or licenses.

CONSTITUTION

5. The Club shall be non-proprietary, and at no time shall any asset or profits of the Club be distributed amongst its Members, provided that nothing therein contained shall be construed as in any way prescribing or restricting the payment of interest on debentures or on loans.

MEMBERSHIP

6. The Club shall consist of the following members:

   [A] Full Family Members: Those who reside, have a place of business or are employed within a radius of 48 Km of the Club or those who wish to make use of the Club's facilities or premises on more occasions than provided under Clause 13 and shall include:
      [i] the spouses of such members and their dependents under the age of 25 years; or
      [ii] in the sole discretion of the Committee, such other persons who, not being active yachtsmen, may have a special association with, or relation to, such members
   [B] Full Individual Members: Those who reside, have a place of business or are employed within a radius of 48 Km of the Club or those who wish to make use of the Club's facilities or premises on more occasions than provided under Clause 13, but shall not include any other person.
   [C] Senior Members: All members of 70 years and older. Such Membership shall include any spouse but shall not include any dependent or other person and the annual subscription applicable thereto shall not exceed one half [50%] of that applicable to Full Individual Membership.
   [D] [i]  Ordinary Country Members: Those residing outside a radius of 48 Km from the clubhouse and not carrying on a business within such radius.
         [ii] Family Country Members: Country members including the spouses of such members and their dependents under the age of 25 years or in the sole discretion of the committee, such other persons who, not being active yachtsmen, may have a special association with, or relation to, such members.
   [E] Honorary Members: Those who are candidates for membership pending their election, members of other clubs with which this Club has reciprocity, persons engaged in any regatta match or competition held at the Club, such persons holding public office as the Club Committee may decide, and persons who are invited by the Club as such.
   [F] Honorary Life Members: Those who have had this honour conferred on them.
   [G] Temporary Members: Those persons visiting the area temporarily who, on payment of a prescribed fee and subject to such other conditions as may be provided in the Rules, have been elected Temporary Members by the Club Committee.
   H] Affiliated membership: Those who are admitted under any scheme which the club committee may enter into from time to time with schools and universities or other fully constituted  non- motorized aquatic clubs, whereby scholars and students or members thereof may join under collective membership arrangements to be determined by the club committee.
   [I] Junior Members: Those between the ages of 12 and 18 years who have been elected as such.
   [J] Corporate Members: Those who are companies, firms, businesses or corporations, entitling one nominee of such organizations to the privilege of one Family Member, which family may remain a member for the duration of sponsorship by that organization. The minimum value of the sponsorship shall be determined in terms of Rule 10.
   [K] Intermediate Members: Those between the ages of 18 and 25 years who undergoing career training or national service, have been elected as such.

   [L] Social Family Member : those who wish to make use of the Club's facilities or premises on more occasions than provided under Clause 13 and shall include:
     [i] the spouses of such members and their dependents under the age of 25 years; subject to a maximum of 5 persons.
    [ii] At the sole discretion of the Committee, such other persons who, not being active yachtsmen, may have a special association with or a relation to such members.

QUALIFICATION OF CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP

7.  Except when otherwise provided, and subject to clause 6[H] and [I], no persons under 18 years of age may be proposed and admitted as a member of the Club.

ELECTION OF MEMBERS

8. The method of election of members is vested solely in the Club Committee.

DEFAULTING MEMBERS

9. Any member who fails to discharge his liability to the Club, as defined in Clause 23, within twenty-one days after written notice warning him of the Club Committee's intention has been posted to the address last registered by him with the Club, may be declared a defaulting member by the Club Committee as from the date of the expiration of such twenty-one days’ notice. The Club Committee shall thereupon remove from the list of members the name of any such member declared a defaulter in terms of this clause.  Notwithstanding the fact that a member has been declared a defaulter in terms of this clause, his liability to the Club at the date of default, shall nevertheless continue until discharged.

REINSTATEMENT OF DEFAULTING MEMBERS

10. A defaulting member may apply for reinstatement by making a new application for membership of the club. Such application must be accompanied by remittance of an entry fee, subscription and the full amount owing at the date of declaration of default. Such application shall be posted on the Club notice board for a period of seven days, after which the club committee shall use its discretion in respect of the admission or  otherwise of the applicant as a member.

PRIVILEGES OF JUNIOR MEMBERS AND AFFILIATED MEMBERS

11. The privileges of junior members and affiliated members shall be the use of such of the Club premises as the Club Committee may decide upon, and the right to take part in meetings of the Club, but not to vote.

PROMOTION OF JUNIOR MEMBERS

12. Any Junior Member or dependant of a Full Family Member shall, upon attaining the age of 25 years, ipso facto cease to be a Junior Member or dependant member as   aforesaid of the Club at the end of the then current Club year.  Any such Junior Member or dependant member as aforesaid shall thereupon be eligible to apply to the Club Committee for admission as a Full, Country or Intermediate Member if such application be lodged with the Secretary of the Club within one month after the end of the said Club year. Upon application, and subject to approval by the Club Committee, any Junior Member or dependent Member as aforesaid after attaining the age of 20 years may be transferred to Full, Country or Intermediate membership without   entrance fee, but subject to the subscription applicable to such Full, Country or Intermediate Membership.

PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS

13. [A] Use of the Club's facilities or premises:

      [i] Full, Honorary, Life Visiting, Intermediate and Social Family members shall be entitled, subject to the Rules of the Club, as set by the Club’s Committee from time to time, to full use of the Club's facilities and premises.
      [ii] Country Members shall be entitled, subject to the Rules of the Club as set by the Club's  Committee from time to time, to use the Club's facilities and premises on not more than one occasion in any one calendar month save as expressly provided by the Club's Committee from time to time.
       [B] Voting at meetings, introduction of visitors and proposals of new members:
Full, Honorary life, Country and Intermediate Members shall be permitted to participate and vote at meetings of the Club, introduce visitors [ subject to the  Rules of the Club ], propose and second new members and wear the Club's insignia.
      [C]Corporate Members shall have the privileges of Family Members, except that they may not be permitted to vote at meetings, but, notwithstanding the provisions of other clauses or rules, the sponsor organization of the Corporate Member may be entitled to such advertising rights as may be determined by the Committee from time to time.

EXCLUSION OF PRIVILEGES

14. No member shall take part in the proceedings at any meeting of the Club, or in any competition match or race, or make use of the clubhouse, while under suspension, or while he be a defaulting member.

Any member who fails to pay his current year's subscription by the first day of August in any such Club year shall be debarred from enjoying the privileges of the Club as set out in the preceding paragraph until such current year's subscription shall have been paid.

RESIGNATION FROM MEMBERSHIP

15. Any member wishing to resign membership of the Club must intimate such intention, in writing, to the Secretary within twenty-one days after the first account for the subscription due by him for the new sailing season has been posted to the address last registered by him with the Club. No notice of resignation of any member shall be of any force and effect should the resigning member be liable to the Club, at the date of the notice of resignation, in respect of any items provided by clause 23. Notwithstanding the fact that a member has resigned his membership, he shall nevertheless be liable for any debts incurred by him while a member.

CONDUCT OF MEMBER

16. Should the conduct of any member, either in or out of the clubhouse, upon being reported to the Club Committee, be in its opinion [after full enquiry] unsportsmanlike, or injurious to the character and interests of the Club, or should any member persistently refuse to conform to any Rules, Regulations or Bye-laws, which may from time to time be in force, the Club Committee may suspend or request such member to resign.  Should he not do so within fourteen days form the date of the letter to him containing such request, the Club Committee shall be empowered to remove his name from the list of members.

INSOLVENCY OF MEMBERS

17.  Should any member become insolvent, either individually or as a partner of a firm, or should he, or his firm, surrender his or its estate or assign it for the benefit of the  creditors, or otherwise be brought under the Insolvency laws of the Republic of South Africa, such member shall be deemed suspended from the membership list until he shall, in writing, represent to the Club Committee that such insolvency in no way affects his honour, and the Club Committee, after due enquiry, has resolved that such suspension be cancelled.

EXPULSION

18. Any member of the Club who may have been suspended or expelled for misconduct or default by any other Club in South Africa, shall ipso facto cease to be a member of the Club. He shall, however, have the right of appeal to the Club Committee, which may reinstate such member should a satisfactory explanation of the matter be forthcoming.

RIGHT OF APPEAL

19. Any member whose membership may have been dealt with under the Rules governing defaulters, insolvency or expulsion, shall have the right of appeal to a Special Committee consisting of three members. ONE member to be nominated by the Club Committee ONE member to be nominated by the member concerned with the dispute, ONE member to be nominated by the Flag Officers.

The decision of the Special Committee shall be deemed final and binding for all parties.

ENTRANCE FEES

20. The entrance fees shall be payable by Full Family, Full Individual, Country, Intermediate and Social Family Members. Any member having resigned in good standing, may rejoin without being liable for entrance fee.

The Club Committee may at its absolute discretion, dispense with the payment of an entrance fee by those members referred to in clause 12.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

21. Subscriptions shall be payable by Full Family, Full Individual, Country members, Intermediate members, Visiting members, Affiliated members , Junior members and Social Family Members

DUE DATE OF SUBSCRIPTIONS

22. The Club's Financial Year shall be from 1 May to 30 April and subscriptions payable by members shall become due and payable on the first day of May in each and every year without notice.

LIABILITY OF MEMBERS

23. The liability of each member is limited to:

          [A] The payment of his entrance fee and annual subscription
          [B] The amount of his club account - whether for refreshment, games, or
          [C] The amount of any call made on members who are such at the date any call is made by the Club Committee duly authorized by a resolution approved by two - thirds of the members present and voting at a Special General Meeting.

MANAGEMENT

24. Club Committee:

         [A] Officers:  The Officers of the Club shall be the Commodore, one Vice - Commodore and one Rear - Commodore, who shall be known as the Flag Officers of the Club; and, provided that no member appointed to the position of Commodore, shall serve in that Capacity for a period not exceeding three [3] years; but may be a member of the Club Committee, ex officio, for a further one [1] year.

         [B] Club Committee: The affairs of the Club shall be managed by the Club Committee under Chairmanship of the Commodore, consisting of the Flag Officers, two or more committee members an Hon. Secretary and an Hon. Treasurer, all to be elected at the Annual General Meeting, but in the event of no Hon. Secretary and / or Hon. Treasurer being elected at the Annual General Meeting, the committee shall appoint such officials who shall not be members of the committee. Any Full, Country or Hon. Life member shall be eligible for election or appointment to the Club Committee, provided that no member may be elected to an office of Flag Rank who has not been a member of the Club for at least one year.

25.1. Sailing Committee: The sailing committee shall be under the Chairmanship of the Vice-Commodore [sailing] and shall consist of the Flag Officers, and a maximum of three members who shall be elected by ballot (if required) at the Annual General Meeting of the Club from the nominations received. The quorum shall be two.

25.2. A House Committee: The House Committee shall be under the Chairmanship of the Rear-Commodore House and shall consist of the Rear-Commodore House and a maximum of two members, who shall (if necessary) be elected at the Annual General Meeting from the nominations received. No quorum shall be required.

NOMINATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE

26. Nominations for Flag Officers ,EXCO and subcommittee members shall be submitted to the administrative officer on the prescribed forms at least 48 hours before the date of the Annual General Meeting  Such nomination forms shall be signed by the proposer and the nominee accepting the nomination indicating the post for which the nominee is being proposed.

MEETINGS

27. The Club Committee shall meet at least once in each calendar month, and shall cause to be kept proper minutes of such meetings.

POWERS OF CLUB COMMITTEE

28. Subject to any resolution passed at a General Meeting of members, the entire management and control of all the affairs of the Club shall be vested in the Club Committee; provided, however, that no resolution of a General Meeting shall invalidate any prior act of the Club Committee which would have been valid if such resolution had not been passed.

29. Without prejudice to the general powers conferred herein, the Club Committee shall have the following powers, that is to say:

        [A] To fill up any casual vacancy occurring in the Club Committee by the election of another member, and to co-opt additional members.
        [B] To act, notwithstanding any vacancy or vacancies in the Club Committee, provided the quorum hereinafter provided for shall be present at all meetings
       [C] To make, vary and repeal Rules, Regulations and Bye-Laws for the management of the affairs and the uses of the premises of the Club, the opening and closing hours of the Club premises, subject to the provisions of the Liquor Act, or any amendments thereof, and generally for all matters connected with the Club provided that such Regulations and Bye-Laws do not conflict with the Rules of the Club.
       [D] To appoint and remove Bankers, Secretary, Treasurer and servants of the Club, and to determine the powers, duties and salaries of the officers and servants of the Club and the securities if any, to be taken from them respectively.
      [E] To direct and provide for the receipt, custody, employment, management, remittance and expenditure of the monies and funds of the Club.
      [F] To decide upon the entrance fees and annual subscriptions payable by members.
      [G] To carry out and give effect to all resolutions of the members in General Meeting, and where no special direction is given as to the manner in which any resolution is to be carried out, to carry it out in such manner and form as the Committee may in its discretion think fit.
       [H] To delegate to any Sub-Committee or Sub-Committees any of the powers of the Committee. The personnel of such Sub-Committees need not necessarily be confined to members of the Club Committee.
       [I] The Club Committee reserves the right to move boats and trailers at their discretion. All boats and trailers on Club property must display a valid Natal Parks Board sticker and a valid Club Membership sticker and Club number.
       [J] To auction any boat with no current parking sticker at an annual sale.
       [K] To determine fees payable and allocation rules for boat parking within the Club grounds and for moorings.

 

QUORUM AT CLUB COMMITTEE MEETINGS

30. At all meetings of the Club Committee, four members shall form a quorum. The Chairman shall have the casting vote in addition to a deliberative vote, and all questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes.

POWERS OF SAILING COMMITTEE

31. The powers of the Sailing Committee shall be:

         [A] To control and organize sailing on Midmar Dam.
         [B] To determine how the prizes or other awards of the Club are to be competed for.
         [C] To appoint sub-committees and a protest committee.
         [D] To fill any casual vacancy occurring in the Sailing Committee
         [E] Generally to conduct, regulate, and do all things necessary or incidental to the carrying out of the Sailing Rules and Regulations.

 

BOOKS AND ACCOUNTS

32. The Club Committee shall cause true and proper books and accounts to be kept showing under proper sufficient headings:

       [A] The whole of the assets and liabilities of the Club.
       [B] The receipts and expenditure of the Club.

 PAYMENTS

33. All monies of the Club shall be paid into a bank, as the Club Committee may appoint. All payments other than petties shall be made by cash, electronic funds transfer or by cheque. Cheques to be signed by a Flag Officer and the Treasurer or Secretary.

PURCHASE, SALE AND BORROWING POWERS

34. The Club Committee may upon being authorized by a Resolution approved by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting at a Special General Meeting -

        [A] borrow sums or sums of money as may be required for the proper upkeep of the Club, or for additions or improvements to the Club's property upon such terms, conditions and security as may by such Resolutions be fixed or otherwise as the Club Committee may in its discretion think fit, provided that due notice be given in terms of the rules dealing with Annual, Ordinary or Special Meetings, stating the amount proposed to be borrowed and the purpose of the loan.
       [B] Carry out the sale, mortgage, leasing or other disposition of any property of the Club.
       [C] Purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire all such houses, premises and lands as may be necessary to carry out the objects of the Club.

AUDIT

35.       

       [A] An Auditor shall be appointed at the Annual General Meeting in each year, whose duty it  shall be to audit all the accounts of the Club. If at any Annual General Meeting no Auditor has been elected, the Auditor then acting shall continue in office as if re-elected.  If any casual vacancy occurs in the office of the Auditor, the Club Committee shall forthwith fill same. No member of the Club Committee shall be elected Auditor.   
      [B] The Auditor shall be supplied with copies of Income and Expenditure Accounts and Balance Sheets intended to be laid before the Club at the Annual General Meeting a reasonable time before the meeting to which same are submitted, and it shall be his duty to examine same with the accounts and vouchers relating thereto and to report to the Club thereon at the Annual General Meeting.
      [C] The Auditor shall have access to the books and accounts of the Club at all reasonable times, and he may in relation thereto examine the Club Committee or other officers of the Club.

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

36. The Club may sue and be sued in any competent Court of Law in the name of its Secretary for the time being.

INDEMNITY

37. The Club Committee, the Auditor and other Officers for the time being of the Club and every one of their heirs, executors and administrators shall be indemnified and held harmless out of the funds and property of the Club, from and against all actions, costs, charges, losses, damages and expenses which they or any of them, their heirs, executors or administrators shall or may incur or sustain by and by reason of any act done, concurred in or omitted in or about the execution of their duties, or supposed duty in their respective offices, except such, if any, as they shall incur or sustain by or through their own willful neglect or default respectively and none of them shall be answerable for the acts or defaults of the other or others of them or for any bankers or other persons with whom any monies or effects belonging to the Club may be lodged or deposited for safe custody, or for the insufficiency or deficiency of any security upon which any monies of or belonging to the Club shall be placed out or invested or for the loss, or losses, misfortune or damage which attain in the execution of their respective offices or in relation thereto except the same shall happen by or through their willful neglect or default respectively.

ALTERATION OF THE CONSTITUTION

38.       

       [A] This constitution shall not in any way be rescinded, amended, altered or added to, except by Resolution passed at an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting. Thirty days’ notice shall be given to the Secretary stating the intention to deal with and specifying the nature of the rescission, Alteration or amendment. Such Resolution shall only be deemed to be passed if assented to by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting.
       [B] Notice specifying the nature of the contemplated repeal, amendment or addition shall be given to members not less than fourteen days prior to such meeting.
       [C] All amendments, alterations, additions to and deletions from the Constitution shall, unless therein otherwise provided, be and become effective from the date of passing thereof. A Certificate under the hand of the Commodore certifying the Constitution as ended, or setting forth the amendments, alterations, additions and deletions therein all be final and conclusive evidence thereof for all parties.
       [D] Any proposed alteration to this Constitution may be amended at the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting at which it is proposed, but only in so far as it makes no change in principle to the proposed amendment

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

39. The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held within three calendar months from the close of each financial year, at which the election of Officers for the ensuing    year shall take place, and the Club Committee's report, together with the Treasurer's accounts and balance sheets, duly audited and passed.  The Chairman and Secretary of the meeting shall retain their respective posts until after the conclusion of the meeting.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

40. The Secretary shall, not less than fourteen days prior to an Annual General Meeting, issue notice to each member at his last registered address or their last known e-Mail address, stating the date, place and time of the meeting, and specifying the business   to be dealt with at such meeting. The non-receipt of such notice by any member shall not invalidate the proceedings of any meeting.  Notice of meetings may be inserted in a local newspaper as the Club Committee may decide.

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

41. The Club Committee may convene a Special General Meeting of members at any time upon giving at least fourteen days' notice of such meeting to each member at his last registered address or last known e-Mail address, stating the object of the meeting and / or the general nature of the business to be transacted thereat. The Club Committee shall convene a Special General Meeting as provided above upon being required to do so by a requisition signed by not less than seven Ordinary, Country or Hon. Life members in good standing and addressed to the Secretary of the Club. Such requisition shall state the object of the proposed meeting and / or the nature of the business to be transacted.

QUORUM FOR GENERAL MEETINGS

42. The Quorum at General Meetings shall consist of 25 members eligible to vote, subject to the provisions of clause 45. Provided that any meeting at which the Commodore or Vice-Commodore is present shall, if there is no quorum, stand adjourned for half an hour, and the members then present shall form a quorum for the disposal of such business [ other than any amendment to the Constitution ] as the presiding member shall declare to be of an urgent nature.

WINDING UP

43. The Club may be wound up by a resolution approved by not less than three-fourths of the members present at a Special General Meeting provided that not less than thirty days' notice at least shall have been given setting out the business of the meeting, and at least fifty-one per cent of all members eligible to vote being present.

VOTING

44.       

        [A] Every Full Family, Full Individual, Country, Intermediate and Honorary Life member of the Club shall be entitled to vote at any Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting and for the election of any new member, provided that he is not in arrear with any payment due to the Club and if such should be the case, then he shall be disqualified from voting on those occasions.
        [B] A majority of the votes of members present shall decide any question, except where a greater proportion is laid down in this Constitution
       [C] At all such meetings the Chairman shall have a casting as well as a deliberative vote.
       [D] Votes shall be given by a show of hands or otherwise as decided by the Chairman.

 

45. If upon winding up or dissolution of the Club there remains, after satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any assets whatsoever, the same shall not be distributed among the members of the Club, but shall be given or transferred to some other institution having objects similar to the objects of this Club or to a recognized welfare organization or organizations to be determined and nominated by the members of this Club or default by a Judge of the Supreme Court.

 

RULES ELECTION OF MEMBERS

46. The name of any candidate for membership shall be proposed and seconded in writing by any two voting members of good standing upon an Application Form provided by the Club Committee and lodged duly completed, together with the Entrance Fee, and Current Year's subscription as required, with the Secretary. Any such application shall, if approved by the Committee, be thereupon posted upon the Club notice board for the period laid down from time to time by the Club Committee, but not less than seven days.  After the expiration of the said period, the Club Committee shall admit any such candidate to membership, or advise the proposer concerned that the application has been rejected.
The Club Committee shall not be bound to assign any reason for its acceptance or rejection of any application for membership.  A candidate for membership shall be an Honorary Member of the Club from the date on which the Club Committee shall have approved his application for posting on the Club notice board until his election or rejection as a member by the Club Committee.
In the event of the proposer and seconder being dissatisfied with the decision of the Club Committee, they shall have the right to demand a ballot of the Club at the first Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting thereafter. The proportion of    one in five shall exclude, and no ballot shall be valid unless twelve members have voted; and if he then be rejected, the candidate cannot be brought up again for a period of six months.
No member of the Club Committee shall propose or second a candidate for election to membership. Before submitting the application to the Secretary, the proposer and seconder shall introduce the candidate to two members of the Club Committee.

 

INTRODUCING VISITORS

47. No non-member may be invited to the Club more than once in every four weeks. The names and addresses of visitors shall be entered in the Visitor's book provided for that purpose.

CONDUCT OF SERVANTS

48. The conduct of a servant shall in no instance be made a matter of personal reprimand by a member, but all complaints against servants must be made in writing to the Secretary, who shall bring the matter before the House Committee.

SPARS

49.  Spars may not be left in the clubhouse or change rooms.

SLEEPING IN THE CLUBHOUSE

50. Sleeping in any part of the clubhouse is not permitted.

UNAUTHORISED COOKING

51.  Unauthorized cooking in the clubhouse, or on the verandah is not permitted.

ADVERTISEMENTS

52. No notice or advertisement shall be posted in the clubhouse without the sanction of the Club Committee.
      No member shall use the Club in any advertisement connected with business or otherwise abuse the privileges of membership by using the clubhouse or its address for business purposes.

REMOVAL OF OR INJURY TO CLUB PROPERTY

53. No member shall remove from the clubhouse or shall injure or destroy any article belonging to the Club.

NOTICES

54. Subject to clauses 42 and 43 of the Constitution, any notice posted on the notice board of the Club by the authority of the General Committee shall deemed to have been duly served upon each member of the Club at the time when it was posted.

Constitution 
(As amended 18th November 2017)

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