|Blidworth & District Riding Club -
· The organisation is to be known as “Blidworth & District Riding Club”
2. The aims of the club are as follows:-
To provide regular events for members of the Riding Club to help maintain and improve the standard and knowledge of riding and horsemanship.
To encourage riding as a sport and recreational hobby.
To promote good fellowship amongst riders and members of the Club.
To organise activities throughout the year aimed at encouraging participation and expanding knowledge.
To encourage junior membership and participation in Blidworth & District Riding Club.
Adult - £10.00
Junior (aged 18 and under) - £7.50
The Committee have the right to reject any application for membership it deems unsuitable.
The Committee may expel from membership of the Club any member who has breached any of the rules of the Club, or who has, in the opinion of the Committee, been guilty of any conduct derogatory to the character or prejudicial to the interests of the Club, provided that before expelling him or her the Committee shall call upon him or her for an explanation of her/her conduct and provide a proper opportunity of answering the allegations against him/her.
The Committee shall be responsible for the management of the affairs of the Club.
It shall meet no less that 4 times per annum and consist of the following:
Secretary – General
Secretary – Membership
Child Protection Officer
Further members shall be elected annually to the Committee to take responsibility for other aspects of the Riding Club as and when appropriate.
Four members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum, including office bearers.
Nominations for office shall be made by the Ordinary Members of the Club before the Annual General Meeting. Elections will be held and confirmed at the Annual General Meeting and Officers will take up their office at the end of that meeting.
7. Annual General Meeting
The AGM should take place during the months of November or December, at a venue to be decided by the Committee. At least fourteen days’ notice of the date, time and place shall be given by newsletter to each member prior to the meeting.
8. General Meetings
A Special General Meeting may be called by the Committee or by a request signed by not less than 3 members specifying the business to be discussed. The Minutes Secretary shall give all members ten days’ notice of the date of such a meeting and shall specify in such notice matters to be dealt with at the meeting.
Members shall pay the appropriate subscription annually to the Treasurer or nominated officer of the Club.
The Committee shall be empowered to award a discretionary subscription rate if deemed appropriate.
Subscriptions become due on 1st March. Membership will run from 1st March to 28th February.
10. Rules and Regulations
The Constitution and Rules and Regulations of Blidworth & District Riding Club shall be reviewed annually and will only be revised or altered by a two-thirds majority vote of the Committee.
Evidence of Public Liability Insurance must be available on demand throughout the Club year to participate in club events.
11. Child Protection
The Club will appoint a Child Protection Officer and Blidworth & District Riding Club will operate a Child Protection Policy working within the guidelines issued by the British Equestrian Federation.
Accounts for the Club will be prepared annually for the year end at 28th February. At a suitable time after that date, these Accounts will be available from the Treasurer for inspection by any member of the Club. A summary of the Accounts will be available on request.
It is stated that we are not primarily a profit making organisation and that any profits that are made over the year will be held by the Club against any further expenditure and that there will not be any dividend paid to either Committee Members or ordinary members (except for out of pocket expenditure).
13. Dissolution of the Club
In the case of dissolution of the Club, all assets are to be sold for the highest price possible and the Committee at that time will decide how to allocate/dispose of any remaining Club funds.