Club Rules

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WESTONZOYLAND CARNIVAL  CLUB
CLUB RULES
AMMENDED DECEMBER 1996


1. DESIGNATION.

The title of the club shall be:-

"THE WESTONZOYLAND CARNIVAL CLUB"

2. HEADQUARTERS.

The headquarters of the club shall be The Sedgemoor Inn.

 
3. MEMBERSHIP.

Persons wishing to become full members of the club shall be sixteen years or over, by carnival,
All applicants under the age of eighteen must supply the club with parental consent.

 4. FULL MEMBERS.

Persons wishing to become full members shall make an application to the club, the club shall decide by vote whether or not to accept their application.

 5. PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENTS & LIFE MEMBERS.

These shall be honorary positions in the club. Persons shall be elected to these positions by the club annually at the first meeting after the Annual General Meeting. The maximum period any one person can serve as president shall be three years. Persons holding honorary positions within the club are welcome to attend meetings at any time.

 6. CLUB OFFICERS.

The officers of the club shall be as follows:

CHAIRMAN. SECRETARY. TREASURER. CART CAPTAIN.

VICE CHAIRMAN. VICE SECRETARY. VICE TREASURER. VICE CART CAPTAIN.

Their duties shall be as follows:-

i.     CHAIRMAN.        Responsible for the general running and well being of the club

ii.     SECRETARY.        Responsible for the general administration of the club, including all correspondence, minutes,etc.

iii.      TREASURER.        Responsible for all the financial matters appertaining to the club.

iv.     CART CAPTAIN.    Responsible for the organisation and coordination of the construction of the years cart, including chairing of cart meetings.

V. VICE CHAIRMAN, SECRETARY, TREASURER & CART CAPTAIN.    To deputise for the appropriate officer in their absence and to assist as and when required.

 

7. SUBSCRIPTIONS.

The amount of the subscriptions shall be decided by the club at the Annual General Meeting and shall be paid by the end of August.
Subscriptions shall be required from each full member.

No subscriptions shall be required from the President, Life Members and Vice Presidents.

 

8. VOTING RIGHTS.

Only full members shall have the right to vote on matters affecting the club and may only exercise that right if present at a meeting when votes are called for. The Chairman shall hold the casting vote.

 

9. CLUB MEETINGS.

The club shall meet at it's headquarters each Sunday to discuss and decide club business, unless decided otherwise.
Full members are required to attend at least one meeting a month and a minimum of not less than twenty-four in the club year.

 


10. CLUB ACTIVITIES.

Full members shall be required to actively support all club activities, whether they be social, fundraising, cart building, etc.

 

11. THE CART.

The aim of the club is to enter a cart into one or more of the carnival processions held in November.
The design and theme shall be decided by full members.A majority of 50% is needed for a design to be accepted.
Appearance on cart shall be agreed by vote by the club.

  

12. COSTUMES.

Full members may keep their costumes. Non-members on cart may purchase costumes for £10 or return them to the club.

 

13. SMOKING.

The club has a non-smoking rule in place at club meetings, should a meeting be of an extended duration a recess may be allowed if the majority of members present agree.

 

14. INSURANCE.

Full members are covered by the clubs personal accident insurance policy. All other persons have the option of cover by joining the club, If they do not wish to do so they must agree to indemnify the club and its officers of all responsibility in the event of an accident.

15. AMENDMENT TO THE CLUB RULES.

Any person wishing to change a club rule or introduce a new rule may only do so at the Annual General Meeting, or an Extraordinary
meeting providing a quorum of full members are present.

 

Westonzoyland Carnival Club Rules.

Amended December 1996.

 

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