***** CLUB CONSTITUTION *****
The club will be known as the
AMERICAN AUTO CLUB NORTH WEST
(And has no connection or affiliation with any other club)
OBJECTS OF THE CLUB
A) To meet other owners and enthusiasts of all types of American vehicles.
B) To provide a monthly magazine to all full members.
C) To help members who have problems with their vehicles.
A) On application to join the club the constitution will be read by prospective member. On joining, the new member will duly sign an endorsement to abide by this constitution.
B) On payment of the membership fee, at the current rate, plus the statutory £4 enrolment fee the new member will receive a membership card and magazine.
C) All members will receive a reminder for the following year’s membership one month prior to the renewal date.
D) If renewal is not received you will be removed from membership 1 calendar month after your expiry date.
E) The membership period will be 12 months from the date of joining.
F) The club membership fee will be reviewed annually by the committee and announced at the AGM.
G) An associate membership is available to family members of full members at half the current member’s fee and they will be entitled to all the privileges of a full member apart from receipt of the magazine.
H) Junior membership, to under 17 year olds, is free to family members of full members.
A) A duly elected committee consisting of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Editor, Events Organiser and Merchandiser will manage the business of the club.
B) All elected officials will serve for a period of 12 months from the AGM.
C) Chairman and Treasurer positions can only be held by holders of 3 years continuous membership. All other positions require I year’s continuous membership.
D) All changes to the committee during the 12 month period will be decided solely by the committee and ratified by the membership at the next AGM.
E) Any decisions made by the committee (disciplinary or business), will be final and deemed to have the full support of the membership.
F) Applications for committee positions should preferably be in writing 6 weeks prior to the AGM but nominations on the day will be accepted.
A) Club meetings will be held fortnightly at our club venue on the dates shown in the club magazine and calendar.
B) Meetings will consist of a club forum commencing at approximately 8pm, conducted by the Chairman or other elected official to acquaint members with current news and information regarding events and legislation. Members will also be able to air their views.
A) There will be NO burnouts at ANY event attended by the club or it’s members unless special facilities for such are provided.
B) Any member who by word, deed or action, in the view of the committee, is bringing subversive elements into the club, or does not comply with this constitution WILL BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED from the club and forfeit any remaining subscription.
C) Any member who by word, deed or action is, in the view of the committee, seen to bring the club into disrepute WILL BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED from the club and forfeit any remaining subscription.
D) Dismissed members who think they have been unfairly treated can appeal in writing to the Chairman within 28 days of the dismissal.
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
A) The AGM will be held in January on a date set by the committee. The meeting will be on a Sunday at a venue announced in the club magazine and web site to enable the attendance of distant members.
B) During the meeting the club committee will be elected and any changes to the club constitution will be discussed and ratified.
C) Fully paid up members will have one vote signified by the raising of hands. The club Chairman will not vote except in the event of a tied vote.
CLUB PROCEDURES FOR SHOWS AND EVENTS
A) Dates and times of all club events will be printed in the club calendar and magazine.
B) At all events requiring pre-entry or fees the club membership will be held responsible for their own entry/fee. Members will return their entry forms and fees to the relevant show organizer and NOT to the Club-Committee unless stated.
Resolution of any issues arising as a result of statements in this constitution shall be at the discretion of the committee
APPROVED BY THE CLUB COMMITTEE AND MEMBERSHIP JANUARY 2017