Bridgwater & District Table Tennis League

 

Constitution 

 

Version 5/15

1.    TITLE

The Organisation shall be known as the Bridgwater and District Table Tennis League, hereafter referred to as “the Organisation”

2.   OBJECT

The object of the Organisation shall be the promotion of Table Tennis in Bridgwater and the surrounding districts, providing opportunities for recreation and competition.

3.   MEMBERSHIP

Membership will be open to any person who is a current Table Tennis England Member or Associate Member regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation or ability, who is part of a Club participating in the Bridgwater Table Tennis League or its Management Committee.

All Members must agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the “League Rules”, and be subject to the implementation and interpretation of the “League Rules” by the Committee.

4.   AFFILIATION

The Organisation shall be affiliated to Table Tennis England, as such, all Clubs must conform to their Laws of the Game and Equipment Rules.

The Organisation shall be affiliated to the Somerset County Table Tennis Association.

5.   OFFICERS OF THE ORGANISATION

The Officers of the Organisation shall consist of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary League Match Secretary.

6.   MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The affairs of the Organisation shall be controlled by a Management Committee consisting of the officers of the Organisation, plus elected members from and by the members of the Organisation. The Committee shall have the power to co-opt further members at their discretion. The committee shall meet at agreed intervals and not less than four times per year.

7.   ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Election of Officers and Members of the Committee shall take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Association for a term of one year, each being properly proposed, seconded and elected by a majority vote.

8VOTING

Voting rights at General Meetings of the Organisation, is one vote for each team registered and competing in the League. The vote can only be exercised by an individual representing the team attending the meeting, only one vote can be exercised by each individual. No proxy or postal votes will be accepted.

9.   QUORUM

A Quorum of the Committee shall be 50% of the number of duly elected Officers and Committee.

10.  PRESIDENTS AND VICE-PRESIDENTS

There shall be one president of the Organisation who shall be requested to act as such by majority vote of the Committee. The number of vice-presidents shall be agreed by the Committee.

11.  SUBSCRIPTIONS AND FEES

The subscriptions shall be determined at the Annual General Meeting.

12.  ALTERATIONS OF CONSTITUTION and LEAGUE RULES

Any alterations of the Constitution will be made only at a General Meeting. All proposals to be submitted to secretary 28 days prior to a General Meeting and to be circulated to members 14 days prior to the General Meeting.

Any alteration of League Rules should be made only at a General Meeting but the interpretation of such rules and the sole arbiters of any question during the season will be by the power of the Committee.

13.  GENERAL MEETINGS

The Committee may call a General Meeting providing fourteen days notice is given to all clubs. Organisation members may call a General Meeting providing the Committee is informed fourteen days beforehand and such intimation is accompanied by twenty signatures of bona-fide members.

The Annual General Meeting will receive accounts for the year from the Treasurer and a report of the Committee from the Secretary

14.  COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The Officers and Committee shall meet during the year when deemed necessary by the Secretary, so that the affairs of the Organisation can be reasonably inspected on behalf of members. Due notice of such meetings shall be given to all Committee Members at least seven days beforehand so that a Quorum must be present to constitute a meeting.

15.   ENTRY INTO LEAGUE COMPETITIONS

All Clubs shall submit the appropriate fees and subscriptions to the Nominated Officer with Entry and Player Registration Forms

16.   WINDING  UP  PROCEEDURE

The League may be wound up by an Extraordinary Meeting of all League Members, called with 56 days notice and attended by a minimum of 60% of Registered League Players.

A resolution for winding up the League must be agreed by a minimum of 75% of those attending the Meeting.

On winding up, all League Assets should be sold, accumulated monies must be donated to a Registered Charity chosen by those attending the Extraordinary Meeting.

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