The club will be called Burslem Izaak Walton Angling Society. Hereafter referred to as the Club
2. Aims and objectives
The aims and objectives of the club will be:
To provide freshwater angling, to protect the surroundings and wildlife on their waters for the pleasure & enjoyment of the membership
Membership consists of officers and members of the club.
All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of practice that the club has adopted.
Members will be enrolled in one of the following categories:
4. Membership fees
Membership fees will be set annually and agreed by the
Fees will be paid: annually. Anyone not rejoining by 1st February will be considered lapsed so will have to reapply and rejoin the waiting list if no vacancies exist.
5. Officers of the club
The officers of the club will be:
Officers will be elected for a term to coincide with the renewal of the river dove leases. At the Annual General Meeting for the year preceding the lease renewal.
All club monies will be banked in an account held in the name of the club.
The Club Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of the club.
The financial year of the club will end on: October 31st.
An statement of annual accounts will be presented by the Treasurer
at the Annual General Meeting.
Any cheques drawn against club funds should hold the signatures of the Treasurer plus the Secretary.
8. Annual General Meetings
Notice of Annual General Meetings (AGM) will be given by the Club
Secretary. Not less than 21 clear days notice to be given to the membership via the clubs website/forum.
The AGM will receive a report from officers of the Management Committee
and a statement of the accounts.
Nominations for officers of the Management Committee will be sent to the
Secretary prior to the AGM.
Elections of officers are to take place at the AGM before the river leases due.
All members have the right to vote at the AGM.
The Management Committee has the right to call Extraordinary General
Meetings (EGMs) outside the AGM. Procedures for EGMs will be the same as for the AGM.
9. Discipline and appeals.
All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be presented and submitted in writing to the Secretary.
The Management Committee will meet to hear complaints within 14
days of a complaint being lodged. The committee has the power to take appropriate disciplinary action including the termination of membership.
The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against whom the complaint was made within 14 days of the hearing.
There will be the right of appeal to the Management Committee following disciplinary action being announced. The committee should consider the appeal within 14 days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.
10. Management committee will be the Trutees, Treasurer and Secretary
11. Amendments to the constitution
The constitution will only be changed through agreement by majority vote at an AGM or EGM.