MID-SUSSEX BRITISH MOTORCYCLE CLUB
Mid Sussex British
Motorcycle Club or abbreviated to MSBMC
The Club will provide, for
itís members, a focal point for an interest in Classic British Motorcycle
marques, with the Club based in Mid Sussex.†
Ownership of a Classic British Motorcycle is preferred but is not a
requirement for membership
Club shall have a Committee consisting of Chairman, Treasurer, Club Secretary,
Membership Secretary, Events Organiser, Social Events Organiser, Runs
Organiser, and at least one other member. The committee will run the day to day
matters of the Club.† The Officers and
Committee members will be elected at the AGM and be incumbent for one year.
The Committee shall meet at
least bi monthly to plan the activities of the Club, these meetings must have
at least three voting Committee members.
The Chairman will preside
over regular meetings, and at any special committee meetings.† In their absence, a Chairman for the evening
will be selected from the committee members attending.
minutes of Committee meetings will be taken and may be seen by members of the
Club on request.
Committee has the authority to disperse funds for the furtherance of the Club
and decide future policy with suggestions of events to achieve the objects of
The Committee have the power
to co opt other members of the Club for specific meetings or as required.
The Committee reserves the
right to decline membership to anyone, also revoke membership of any member who
acts in a way prejudicial to the Club with a refund of any unexpired membership
3a.†††††††††† Officers and
Club Secretary†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Membership Secretary
Event Organiser:††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Social Events Organiser†††††
and at least one additional committee member.
The Editor will be invited to attend Committee
Meetings but will not have a vote.
All nominations for Officers
and Committee vacancies, should be received by the Secretary, at least 14 days
prior to the AGM.† Nominations must be
proposed and be endorsed by the nominee and duly voted on at the AGM.
4.†††††††††††† Annual General Meeting
Every year in May, an AGM will be convened at a location in Mid Sussex. Prior to the meeting an invitation to the AGM including a draft agenda and a request for nominations for committee posts will be sent to the members by post at least 14 days before the AGM date.
For the AGM to be held and
deal with business there must be 50% of the Committee and at least 7 other
Each full member will have
one vote for every ballot. The Chairman will have his own vote plus one casting
vote in the event of a draw.
An extraordinary general
meeting can be convened, to deal with any matters arising between AGMs, at the
written request of 20% of current membership to the Club Secretary.
The Club Secretary will advise members 14 days prior to
the date of any extraordinary general meeting.
The Treasurer will take
responsibility for all monies collected on behalf of the Club and will ensure
that every effort is made to invest and disperse the money in a responsible
Every member shall pay an
annual membership fee to partake in the activities of the Club, this Annual fee
All debits made against the
Club must be authorised by the Treasurer.
monies collected must be deposited with the Treasurer at the earliest
monies held by the Club will be deposited in a Bank/Building Society Account.
to the Account will be by one signature,(august 2012) which should be the
Treasurer.† And or two agreed
signatories will be by agreement of the Committee.
The Club will not enter into
any loans or mortgages from third parties.
to each AGM the Treasurer must compile and present an audited statement of Club
accounts to the Committee, he/she will present the statement to the AGM.
6.†††††††††††† Disclaimer for Club
a member pays their membership subscription, they are accepting the condi≠tions
as set out in this constitution document.
Shows: Whilst the club does
have an adequate insurance policy for third party risks this does not affect
any legal requirements for insurance relating to having a motorcycle in a
public place.† It is intended for use at
shows where there are static displays. This Insurance only applies if the
exhibitor signs the attendance book at each show.
Club runs: When choosing to join
a club run, you must take responsibility for your own insurance arrangements
and actions. You must also ride in a manner consistent with current legal
requirements.† Should you be involved in
an incident/accident, it is a matter between yourself and the other person
directly involved with that incident/accident.
The Club, the Run Organiser
or any Club Official are not responsible for the actions of any members
The Club Committee
will consider any application for membership, but are not bound to accept every
There will be no limit to
the number of members. Each Full member will receive a membership card and a
copy of the Clubís constitution. In addition a copy of the current magazine
will be sent, by post to any mainland UK address if not collected at the Club
night following publication.
Membership of the Club will run from the First day of May to the last day of April.
The Membership Fee for any member joining in
February or March will cover membership up until the AGM of the following year.
member defaulting in payment of Annual membership fees, three months following
the due date will have deemed to have resigned.
It is the intention to publish an independent magazine. The editor will have responsibility for content, there will be no censorship, only that based on good taste and current legislation, also they will be covered by a disclaimer in the front of the magazine, that says that any opinion expressed do not represent those of the Club or the Committee.
It is also the intention to
publish the magazine 6 times a year. The magazine will be VIA the club web page only until further notice........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ distributed at the
next Club Night following publication.†and again the following month .Any magazine not collected at Club Night may be sent to Full members only by
†The Club may accept advertisements from companies
and organisations whose activities relate to Motorcycles or Motorcycle
Engineering, which could benefit the members of the Club.
of the Club
the event of the Committee not being able to form an AGM, after three attempts
in succession, or a resolution to discontinue the Club at the AGM or an EGM,
The Club will be dissolved.† In this
event all assets of the club will be sold to the highest bidder and all monies
to the credit of the club will be given to a registered charity of the
Revised and Issued in May 2013