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(Constitution of 21 November 1987 as amended at Annual General Meetings of 26 November 1993, 24 November 1995, 5 December 1997, 29 November 2008, and 27 November 2010)
The organisation shall be entitled the SCOTTISH CROQUET ASSOCIATION. It shall have the following objectives:
a) To encourage, promote and develop the sport of croquet in Scotland.
b) To promote and manage croquet competitions.
c) To encourage the training of referees, handicappers and tournament managers.
d) To keep a register of Affiliated Clubs and individual Members.
a) Any croquet CLUB or multiple-sports club that includes croquet may apply for affiliation to the Scottish Croquet Association and if accepted by the Executive Committee must then pay the annual subscription.
b) Individual Membership shall be open to all persons irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity (including breastfeeding), race (including ethnic background, nationality, and colour), sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, religion or belief, or social background.
c) Upon payment of the appropriate subscription, any INDIVIDUAL may become an ASSOCIATE, AFFILIATE, or — if he or she is under the age of 18 — JUNIOR Member.
An ASSOCIATE MEMBER either must be normally resident in Scotland, or if eligible under the WCF regulations to represent Scotland, must have chosen so to do.
An AFFILIATE MEMBER shall not be entitled to play in Tournaments or other Events organised by the Association without paying such extra charge as may from time to time be fixed, and shall have no vote at General Meetings of the Association.
A JUNIOR MEMBER shall have no vote at General Meetings of the Association.
d) An Affiliated Club may resign at an Annual General Meeting but otherwise failing to pay the subscription despite an appropriate reminder means the Club shall lose the rights and privileges of membership of the Scottish Croquet Association while the subscription remains due.
e) Any individual Member failing to pay the subscription despite an appropriate reminder is presumed to have resigned and shall lose the rights and privileges of membership of the Scottish Croquet Association.
a) Individual and Club subscriptions shall be determined at the Annual General Meeting. Individual subscriptions must be paid by April 30th and Club
subscriptions must be paid by June 30th.
b) The financial year shall date from October 16th.
c) The Accounts shall be presented at each Annual General Meeting.
d) A person appropriately qualified or experienced shall be appointed at each Annual General Meeting as Financial Examiner to examine and report on the Accounts. The Financial Examiner shall not be a member of the Executive Committee.
a) The Scottish Croquet Association shall be managed by an Executive Committee.
b) The Executive Committee shall consist of the Office-bearers and a nominated representative from each Affiliated Club, the names being submitted to the Secretary before or at the Annual General Meeting.
c) The Office-bearers shall be the Chairman, Match Secretary, Secretary, Coaching Officer, and Treasurer. They shall be elected at Annual General Meetings by those entitled to vote.
d) In the event of a nominated representative from a Club being elected as an Office-bearer, that Club may nominate an additional representative to the Executive Committee.
e) The Chairman’s term of office shall be two years. He or she may be re-elected for a further two years, but shall not then be eligible for re-election until two years from the end of that term of office.
f) The Secretary, Match Secretary, Coaching Officer, and Treasurer must retire after three years but may be re-elected.
g) No individual may be elected to more than two of the offices of Secretary, Match Secretary and Treasurer simultaneously.
h) The Executive Committee shall have power to fill any vacancy occurring in its Office-bearers between Annual General Meetings, or between an Annual General Meeting and a Special General Meeting.
5. MEETINGS AND VOTING RIGHTS
a) The Executive Committee shall meet at least twice yearly. The quorum shall consist of at least two Office-bearers and the nominated representatives of at least two Affiliated Clubs.
b) The Annual General Meeting shall be held after October 16th and before December 31st. Each individual Member and Secretaries of Affiliated Clubs shall receive 21 days’ notice of meeting and a copy of the Agenda.
c) Special General Meetings of the Scottish Croquet Association may be called by the Executive Committee or by ten Associate Members, including members of at least three Affiliated Clubs, applying in writing to the Executive Committee at any time, provided they are called in the same way as an Annual General Meeting.
d) The Constitution may be altered at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting if the alteration is supported by two-thirds of those present who are eligible to vote.
e) A proposal to alter the Constitution must be on the written Agenda and must stand in the names of at least four Associate Members, including members of at least two Affiliated Clubs.
f) Those eligible to vote at Annual General Meetings and Special General Meetings shall be the members of the Executive Committee and all Associate Members. Any Associate Member who is a member of the Executive Committee by virtue of being the nominated representative of an Affiliated Club shall have a vote in each capacity.
g) A quorum at any Annual or Special General meeting of the Scottish Croquet Association shall consist of at least ten Associate Members, including
members of at least three Affiliated Clubs. Failing a quorum the meeting shall be reconvened within 28 days by written notice to representative Members and Secretaries of Affiliated Clubs. A second failure to obtain a quorum shall automatically entitle the Office-bearers to take such action as they think appropriate regarding the Agenda.
h) At any meeting the Chairman shall have a casting as well as a deliberative vote.
a) A proposal to dissolve the Scottish Croquet Association must be the only item on the written Agenda of a Special General Meeting and must stand in the name of at least ten Associate Members, including members of at least three Affiliated Clubs.
b) The proposal must include details of how all debts will be settled, and how any property and monies belonging to the Association will be distributed among the Clubs affiliated at the time of the dissolution.
c) The proposal must be approved by three-quarters of those present who are eligible to vote.