Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society
Constitution – January 2012
This Constitution supersedes all previous Constitutions of the DESBOROUGH & ROTHWELL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY.
The Society shall be called the DESBOROUGH & ROTHWELL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY.
The object of the Society shall be to promote the cause of photography, and to hold an Annual Public Exhibition.
Persons seeking membership may attend meetings for a period of up to four weeks, then being liable to subscriptions pro-rata.
The Annual Subscription shall be agreed by the Committee, and be payable in one instalment by four weeks following the Annual General
The business of the Society shall be managed by a committee consisting of Chairman, Secretary, Programme Secretary, Competition
Secretary, Exhibition Secretary, Treasurer, and two other members, all of whom shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
Four members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
The Committee shall decide the rules of all club competitions.
The Treasurer shall present, at each Annual General Meeting, accounts made up to the 31st December for the preceding year. These accounts
are to be independently checked.
The Secretary may call a committee meeting at any time by order of the Chairman or his/her deputy.
Ten members of the Society, may, by giving 28 days notice in writing to the Secretary, call a General Meeting, provided that the business of
such a meeting may be given, and no other business may be discussed at that meeting.
The Committee shall have the power to fill any vacancy that may occur during the year between Annual General Meetings.
10. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting shall be held as near as practicable to the first Friday in January.
11. NOMINATION OF OFFICERS
Nomination for any officer, and for the committee shall be handed to the Secretary not less than seven days before the published date of the
Annual General Meeting.
12. WINDING-UP OF THE SOCIETY
Upon the recommendation of the committee and/or by a member’s resolution tabled, and passed (by a majority of fully paid-up members)
at a duly constituted Annual General Meeting or Emergency General Meeting called in accordance with the Society’s Constitution that it is the
intention of the membership to cease all activities, and to wind-up the Society:
The Committee shall:
No alteration to this Constitution shall be made except at a General Meeting. Any proposed amendments shall be submitted to the Secretary,
in writing, not less than 28 days before the General Meeting.
The original of this Constitution was drafted on the 20th January 1984, and was signed by the Chairman, John Hartley, and the Secretary, Trevor Rudkin.
This copy includes amendments as proposed, and accepted at the Annual General Meeting 1990.
This copy includes amendments as proposed, and accepted at the Annual General Meeting 2002.