CUCKFIELD TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB
There shall be not more than 6 Honorary Vice Presidents who shall be invited to serve annually. They shall have no voting power. Any member of the Club having completed a minimum of 20 service to the Club shall be eligible for life membership of the Club, Subject to the approval of the Annual General Meeting. Life members will be entitled to stand on the General Committee and will have full voting rights.
The General Committee shall meet once a month and proceedings at that meeting shall be recorded in the form of minutes. At meetings of the General Committee five shall form a quorum (which will be three Officers and two General committee members).
The General Committee shall have the power to suspend or expel any member deemed guilty of conduct prejudicial to the good name of the Club and have the power to fill such vacancy that may arise in its constitution between Annual General Meetings. The expelled member has the right of appeal to the Committee (within seven days of being expelled).
The General Committee shall have the power to declare a seat vacant should a member absent himself from three consecutive meetings without an explanation deemed satisfactory. The General Committee shall have the power to co-opt onto the Committee additional members that they feel would benefit the Club between Annual General Meetings.
Any member failing to pay his match fees and who falls into arrears of three weeks shall not be considered for selection until he pays the arrears in full. The match fee set by the Committee shall be paid on the match day failing this; the fee will be increased to such an amount as agreed by the Committee and notified at the AGM at the discretion of the managers with the consultation of the Committee.
Any member wishing to resign or seeking a transfer from the Club shall give notice to this effect to the Secretary such notice shall be accompanied by payment of all Club dues owed to the Club by that individual.
The Financial statement and Secretary's report shall be received by the meeting which will also elect by Officers and General Committee by a show of hands, appoint auditors and transact any other business allowed by the Chairman.
The General Committee shall authorise cheques to be signed by the Secretary and Treasurer. Except for normal pre-season expenditure (affiliation, pitch. fees. insurance etc.) any expenditure exceeding £100 must be authorised by the General Committee.
Notice of proposed alterations to these rules must be given to the Secretary in writing one calendar month before the AGM each year and such proposals must be notified to members.
It is the policy of the Club that all playing members, at the time of signing for the Club, will be available for selection for all teams within the Club (Vets excepted on age restriction) The first team manager has first choice of all playing members when selecting his team (followed by the second team manager and so on, after consultation with the other managers and Youth Development Officer). In any case of dispute the matter will be referred to the General Committee.
All members of the Club should be aware, and read a copy, of the Club's Code of conduct relating to Players, Managers and Coaches etc.
Written by: SRVL
Article date: 17 July 2010