Our Constitutuion

CONSTITUTION AND RULES OF THE MIDDLE WHITE PIG BREEDERS CLUB

 

CONSTITUTION.

 

  1. The name of the club (hereinafter called “the club”) is “THE MIDDLE WHITE PIG BREEDERS’ CLUB”.

  2. The objects for which the Club is established are:-

 

  1. To encourage and foster interest in the breed.

  2. To encourage pedigree registration.

  3. To encourage breeders to exhibit their pigs at shows.

  4. To promote sale of pedigree breeding stock to other breeders.

  5. To promote “MIDDLE WHITE” meat products.

 

 

 

  1. All income and property of the Club shall be solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Club and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly to the Members of the Club.

 

Provided that nothing in this sub-clause shall prevent:

 

(a)

 

  1. The payment, in good faith, of reasonable and proper remuneration to any officer or servant or member of the Club in return for any services actually rendered to the Club:

  2. The reimbursement of any out-of pocket expences reasonably and properly incurred by any member on behalf of or in furtherance of any objects of the Club:

  3. The payment of an award to any Member of the Club who may be a successful exhibitor at any show or sale approved for this purpose of the Club.

 

(b) The Members of the Club may resolve by two-thirds or more majority of the members present and voting at a General Meeting to dissolve the Club, if upon the winding up or dissolution of the Club there remains, after satisfaction of all debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the Members of the Club, but shall be given or transferred to “ The Rare Breeds Survival Trust” or to some other Charitable institution(s) having objects similar to the objects of the Club.

 

MEMBERSHIP.

 

  1. (1) The following persons shall be Members of the Club, namely:-

 

 

 

  1. Every person who at the date of adoption of these Rules was a Member of the Club and who shall be known as Founder Members so long as their Membership remains unbroken.

  2. Every person who shall:-

 

 

 

  1. Have signed a written consent to become a Member, or signed the Register of Members; and,

  2. Have paid the subscription (if any) payable by him on application to join,

  3. Provision will be made for Junior Membership up to the age of 16 at reduced subscription.

 

 

 

(2) A member of the Club shall resign his Membership at any time by serving upon the Secretary of the Club notice in writing.

 

 

 

  1. Every Member shall pay to the Club on application in respect of the then current year and thereafter annually in advance a subscription of such as may from time to time be determined by the Club in General Meeting. No subscription shall be repayable in whole or part to any person on his ceasing for any reason to be a Member of the club.

  2. The annual subscription of each Member shall become due on the first day of January in each year, and if not paid by 31st day of March shall be considered to be in arrears. No Member whose subscription is in arrears shall be entitled to receive notice of, or to attend, or to vote at General Meetings or to enjoy any of the privileges of the Club.

  3. The name of any Member whose annual subscription has not been paid by 31st day of March in each year shall be struck off the list of Members, and thereupon shall cease to be a Member of the Club. Power is reserved to the Committee of the Club upon a three-quarters or more majority vote of the Committee present to expel any Member of the Club whose activities are deemed derogatory to the interests of the Club or the Breed.

 

GENERAL MEETINGS.

 

  1. The Club shall hold a General Meeting in the month of April, or as soon as practicable thereafter, in every calendar year as its Annual General Meeting, at such time and place as may be determined by the Officers and shall specify the Meeting as such in the notices calling it, which shall so far as practicable be sent to all Members.

  2. The Officers may whenever they think fit and shall upon the requisition of not less than one-fifth of all Members of the Club convene a General Meeting of the Club.

  3. No business shall be transacted at any General Meeting unless a quorum is present when the Meeting proceeds to the business. Save as herein otherwise provided, seven Members present shall be a quorum.

  4. Each Member of the Club shall have the right to require a resolution or motion (a “member’s resolution”) to be put before any General Meeting of the Club provide that at least twenty-one days written notice of a Member’s resolution shall have been given to the Secretary and notice of a Member’s resolution shall be given to Members of the Club, together with the forthcoming agenda, at least seven days prior to the General Meeting.

  5. The president of the Club shall preside at every General Meeting but if at any Meeting he shall not be present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the same, or shall be unwilling to preside, the Chairman shall preside. In the event of either President or Chairman not being present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the same, or shall be unwilling to preside, the Vice-Chairman shall preside. In the event of none of the above Officers being present within fifteen minutes after the appointed time for holding the same or shall be willing to preside, the Members present shall choose a Member of the Club to preside.

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  1. At all General Meetings a resolution put to the vote of the Meeting shall be decide, save as otherwise specifically provided by these Rules, by a majority of the Members present and entitled to vote.

  2. A Member may appoint the Chairman, or any other paid up Member, to effect a vote by proxy. Such proxy vote to be received by the Secretary, in writing, a minimum of forty-eight hours before the General Meeting.

 

OFFICERS.

 

  1. There shall be a Committee of the Club which shall consist of the President, the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, the Treasurer the Secretary and up to five others elected annually.

 

In the event of no nomination being received for the election of Officers, the existing Committee has the power to co-opt Members to serve until the next General Meeting.

 

  1. The Committee may meet together for dispatch of business, adjourn and otherwise regulate their meetings as they think fit and determine the quorum necessary for the transaction of business. Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes. In case of an equality of votes the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.

 

The Committee shall have the power to appoint Managers, Officials, Agents, Auctioneers, Judges and Servants of all kinds and upon such terms and remuneration as it thinks fit and remove and suspend all paid Officers and Clerks and Servants as it may consider necessary.

 

ACCOUNTS OF THE CLUB

 

  1. Full accounts of the financial affairs of the Club shall be caused by the Committee to be kept and audited annually.

  2. The Committee shall have the power, by unanimous decision of those present at any Meeting, to invest monies at its discretion to receive remuneration.

 

THE TREASURER.

 

  1. The Treasurer shall be appointed by the Membership for such a time and upon such conditions as they think fit, and any Treasurer shall be a member of the Committee but shall not then be entitled to remuneration.

 

THE SECRETARY.

 

  1. The Secretary shall be appointed by the Membership for such a time and upon such conditions as they think fit, and any Secretary so appointed may be removed by the Membership. The Secretary shall be a Member of the Committee.

 

ALTERATION TO THESE RULES.

 

  1. No addition or amendment shall be made to these Rules except by two-thirds majority of the Members present and voting at a General Meeting and such proposed alterations or amendments to be circulated to all Members, together with the agenda, at least seven days prior to the General Meeting.

 

CONSTRUCTION.

 

  1. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires, the masculine gender shall include feminine and neuter, and the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa.

 

 

 

Dated the 20th Day of January 1991

 

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Contact details

middlewhiteclub@hotmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Sarah Marsden

The Barn

Eaves Lane

Cheadle

Stoke-on-Trent

ST10 1TL

Telephone Number 01538 750029