1. Title

(1.1) The Club shall be known as "The Sarnia Skittles Club"

2. Aims

(2.1) To encourage and foster the game of Skittles in Guernsey.

3. Membership

(3.1) On payment of their annual subscription, all players are considered members of the Club and are entitled to avote.
(3.2) The annual subscription of members shall be fixed at the Annual General Meeting for each forth comingseason.

4. Management & Control

(4.1) The management and control of the Club shall be vested in a Committee consisting of a maximum of 7 members.

5. Annual General Meeting

(5.1) The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held during the close season.
(5.2) Members shall be given at least 28 days written notice of the Annual General Meeting or 14 days of any Special General Meeting. Any proposed alterations to the rules, to be considered at an Annual General Meeting, must be made in writing to the Secretary not later than 21 days before the meeting.
(5.3) At the Annual General Meeting, the chair shall be taken by the President or in his absence by the Vice President of the Club..
(5.4) A number of members deemed to be a majority of registered teams shall constitute a quorum at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting.
(5.5) A Special Meeting shall be commenced by a written request, to the Secretary, of at least 10 members of the Club. Such a Meeting shall be held within 30 days of the request. The agenda and motions shall be circulated to all members of the Club.
(5.6) No alteration or amendment shall be made to Rule 2 (AIMS) or Rule 9 (DISSOLUTION), which would cause the Club to cease to be a legal Sporting Club, nor shall any alteration or amendment be made to this rule.

6. Committee Elections

(6.1) The Committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Fixtures Secretary, Treasurer and at least two Ordinary Members.
(6.2) The term of office for all members of the Committee, shall be one year.

7. Committee

(7.1) The President, or in his absence the Vice President, shall act as Chairman of the Committee.
(7.2) The Secretary shall report in writing the proceedings of each Committee meeting, prepare an annual report of the Committee's activities for the Annual General Meeting and undertake such other secretarial duties as may be required.
(7.3) The Fixtures Secretary shall keep a record of all players and teams registered in the Club. They shall prepare the annual fixtures book for distribution to members. They shall also keep full records of the matches of each team during the playing season.
(7.4) The Treasurer shall keep account of all income and expenditure, which shall be submitted, duly audited, to the Annual General Meeting.
(7.5) The Treasurer shall maintain a bank account in the name of the Club and withdrawals shall be made in the name of the Club on the signature of any two of the following:
   (i) The President
   (ii) The Secretary
   (iii) The Treasurer
   (iv) One designated Ordinary Committee Member
(7.6) One Auditor, not being members of the Committee, shall be appointed annually at the Annual General Meeting to audit the books and records of the Club.
(7.7) The Committee is empowered to co-opt any person or persons, for any purpose, as is deemed necessary.

8. Holding of Meetings

(8.1) Committee meetings shall be held each month, during the playing season.
(8.2) Two offices plus three members of the Committee shal constitute a quorum.
(8.3) Decisions of the Committee shall be by a simple majority of the members present, excluding the Chairman who shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie

9. Dissolution

(9.1) The Club may by Special Resolution, resolve that it be dissolved.
(9.2) Any assets remaining on dissolution of the Club, after satisfying any outstanding debts and liabilities, shall be distributed amongst the members of the Club.

10. General

(10.1) The Club shall take out Third Party Liability Insurance, in such sum as it may determine from time to time, to cover all the meetings and activities.
(10.2) Any matter not provided for in the Constitution shall be dealt with by the Committee, whose decision shall be final.

11. Interpretation

(11.1) In this Constitution
  • "Ordinary Resolution" means a resolution carried by a simple majority of those present;
  • "The Club" means the Sarnia SkittlesClub;
  • "Special Resolution" means a resolution carried by a two-thirds majority of those present.
(11.2) In this Constitution the masculine shall be taken to include the feminine and any other words shall be interpreted in the same manner as if they appeared in an enactment having force in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.