SHREWSBURY HILLWALKING CLUB CONSTITUTION
The Club shall be called the “Shrewsbury Hillwalking Club”, hereafter to be referred to as “the Club” and shall be affiliated to the Ramblers Association.
To foster and promote the sport of hillwalking and rambling at all levels.
Membership of the Club shall be open to any person aged 18 and over completing a membership application form and paying the relevant subscription as determined by the Annual General Meeting of the Club members. Children and young people over the age of 12 and under the age of 18 may attend grade C walks with their parent or carer. All members aged 18 and over hold single person membership.
EXPULSION OF MEMBERS
Members of the Club whose conduct is inappropriate or who decline to abide by any of the Rules may be expelled or suspended by a resolution passed at a meeting of the committee where their subscription will be forfeited. Members shall have the right of appeal in person to the committee with regard to any decision affecting themselves, providing that notice of such appeal be submitted to the secretary, in writing, within 28 days of notification of the decision.
The officers of the club shall be the Chair, the Vice Chair, the Secretary and the Treasurer.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
All officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Club, from and by, the members of the Club. All officers are elected for a period of one year, but may be elected to the same office or another office the following year.
ALTERATIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Any proposed alterations to the Club Constitution may only be considered at an Annual or Special General Meeting, convened with the required written notice of the proposal. Another member must second any alteration or amendment proposed by a member. Such alterations shall be passed if supported by not less than two-thirds of those members present at the meeting, provided that a quorum has been achieved.
If at any General Meeting of the Club, a resolution be passed calling for the dissolution of the Club, the Secretary shall immediately convene a Special General Meeting of the Club to be held not less than one month thereafter to discuss and vote on the resolution. If at that Special Meeting, the resolution is carried by at least two-thirds of the members present at that meeting, the Committee shall proceed to realise the assets of the Club and discharge all debts and liabilities of the Club. After discharging all debts and liabilities of the Club, the remaining assets shall not be paid or distributed amongst the members, but at the discretion of the Committee, shall be given to some other voluntary organisation having objectives similar to those of the Club.