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   HAWLEY CRICKET CLUB


GOVERNING RULES



1. The Club shall be called the Hawley Cricket Club and the Club

    Colours  shall be GREEN


2. The club shall consist of (a) Full, (b) Honorary. (c) Life Members.

    Associate Members shall also be enrolled at the discretion of the

    Management Committee.


(A)    FULL (playing) Member.


Every candidate for full membership shall be proposed and

seconded by a full member of the club and elected by the

Management Committee.  Notice shall be sent by the Hon. Secretary

to each member on his election, with a copy of the Rules and

a request for the payment of the full members subscription.  A

Full Member shall be eligible for election to the Management

Committee and shall have the right to vote at any General Meeting.


(B)   HONORARY (playing) Member.


Every candidate for Honorary membership shall be proposed and

seconded  by a full member of the Club and elected by the

Management Committee.  Notice shall he given in writing by the

Hon. Secretary  to each member on his election, with a request

for the payment of the Honorary Members Subscription. An

Honorary Member shall not be eligible for election to the

Management or  Selection committee, but shall have the right to

vote at the Annual General Meeting.


(C)   LIFE  Member

The Management Committee may, by unanimous vote , elect a Life

Member free of subscriptions in exceptional cases. A Life

Member shall not be eligible for election to the Management

or selection Committee, but shall have the right to vote at the

Annual General Meeting


ASSOCIATE Member.


Every candidate for Associate Membership shall be proposed and

seconded by a Full or Honorary Member of the Club and. elected

by the Management Committee. Notice shall be sent by the Hon.

Secretary to each member on his election, with a request for

the payment of the Associate Members subscription.  An

Associate Member shall not be eligible for election to the

Management or Selection Committee. An Associate Member shall

be allowed to attend and speak but not vote at any General

Meeting .



3. The entire management of the properties and the affairs of the Club

shall be vested exclusively in the Management Committee constituted as

hereinafter provided and the Committee shall make all such Bye Laws

and Regulations as may be necessary for that purpose.


(A)  The Management Committee shall be elected annually at the General

Meeting and shall consist of the Officers of the Club and not

more than six members of the Club.


(B) The Officers of the Club shall consist of the President, Chairman,

Vice Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Fixture Secretary, Hon.

Treasurer, Colts Manager, Captains and Vice Captains of the teams and with the

optional acceptance of the elected President shall be Full playing

Members of the Club.


(C) The Management Committee may appoint for particular purposes

Sub-Committee which shall he chaired by an officer or Member

of the Management Committee.


(D) The selection of teams shall be made by the Selection Committee,

comprising of Captains, and Vice Captains.


4. Any casual vacancy occurring on the Management Committee may be filled

by the Committee.


5. Six shall form a quorum at any Management Committee Meeting.



6. Duties of Hon. Secretary.


     (A) Maintain a register of members.


     (B) Call meetings of the Management Committee as and when necessary,

     but at no greater interval than two  calendar months, and upon

      the written requisition of six members of the Committee.

 (C)   He will maintain records of each meeting in a Minute Book, which

      shall be signed by the Chairman at the meeting next following.



7. Duties of Hon. Treasurer.


Books of Account, in which shall be recorded particulars of all

monies received and paid on behalf of the club, shall be kept by

the Treasurer and he shall keep a separate banking account or accounts

of the funds of the Club. All cheque’s drawn upon such account or

accounts shall bear the signature of two appointed officers of the

Club.


8. The annual subscription and match fees shall be decided at the

Annual General Meeting. The annual subscription may be payable

in two instalments. The first instalment shall be payable on or before the first day of March of each year.

The second instalment shall normally become due on 1st June of

each year at a later date at the discretion of the Management Committee.


The Management Committee shall have the power to debar any member whose subscription remains in arrears after first day of June of each year,


9. Resignation shall be intimated in writing to the Hon. Secretary.


10. If any member is alleged to have violated the Rules of the Club, or  to

have conducted himself in a manner likely to affect prejudicially the

welfare of the Club, the Management Committee shall have power to

remove, by the vote of at least two-thirds of the entire Committee,

the name of such member from the list of members of the Club. Such

member however shall have the right to appeal in person to the

Management Committee.



11. Annual General Meeting.


(A) The financial year of the Club shall commence on lst November

       of each year and end on 31st October of the ensuing year.


(B) The Annual General Meeting shall be held within two months of

       the end of the financial year of the Club.


(C) Not less than 28 days before an Annual General Meeting, notice

      shall be given to members by the Hon. Secretary, stating the time

      and place of the meeting and appending an agenda of the business

      to be transacted.


(D)  No motion affecting the club Governing Rules or any further

       resolutions shall be brought forward at the Annual General Meeting

       unless proposed and seconded and submitted in writing and received

       by the Hon. secretary not less than 14 days before the date of

       the Annual General Meeting.


(E) The Chairman and Hon. Secretary and Team Captains shall submit

      a report on the working of the Club for the year


(F) The Hon. Treasurer shall present the accounts for the year,

      which will have been audited.


(G) Twelve members shall form a quorum at the Annual General Meeting.



12.   Extraordinary General Meeting

The Management Committee, at any time, on its own authority may, and

on the receipt by the Hon. Secretary of a requisition in accordance

with this rule, signed by not less than ten members, shall convene

an Extraordinary General Meeting. Any such requisition shall express

in the form of resolution the purpose for which such a meeting is

called. Upon receipt of such requisition, the Hon. Secretary shall

forthwith proceed to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting, to be

held not more than 30 days after the receipt of such a requisition.


13. Twelve members shall form a quorum at an Extraordinary General Meeting.


14. No Rule of the Club shall be rescinded or altered nor a fresh Rule

adopted except by a resolution of a General Meeting passed by a

majority of two-thirds of the members present.


15. Election of Officers and Management Committee.


(A) All officers and members of the Management Committee shall retire,

but will be eligible for re-election.


(B) All elections shall be properly proposed and seconded and the

decision shall be on a majority vote given by a show of hands

or by ballot, if demanded.


(c) Any member of the Club, with the exception of an Associate

Member may nominate a person for election as an officer or a

member of the Management Committee.


16. Rules


(A) The original of these Rules and of any which hereafter be adopted

      shall be kept by the Hon. Secretary.


(B) Each member elected to the Club shall be given a copy of

      the Rules on his election.


(C)  A copy of the aforesaid Rules shall be deposited with the

        Club’s Bankers .



  17. Power of Committee.

       The Management Committee shall be empowered to deal with any matter

       arising in connection with the Club not provided for in these Rules.


18. The Laws of Cricket, as issued by the M.C.C. must be observed.




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