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- The name of the group shall
be 'Friends of the Nickey Line'.
- To conserve and
enhance the Nickey Line for the benefit of the local communities and wildlife.
- To encourage and maintain community interest in
the Nickey Line
- To advise, assist
and work with any person or body which shares a common interest in the Nickey
- Membership shall be open
to any person who shares the aims of the group and lives in a household that
has paid the registration fee and any agreed annual membership fee.
- The activities of the
group shall be conducted in such a manner that no person shall be discriminated
against on grounds of age, sexual orientation, disability, race, nor political
or religious affiliation.
- The activities of the group shall be
administered by a Management Committee comprising not less than 3 and not more
than 12 members elected at an Annual General Meeting. (AGM)
- Except for the
first year of the group's existence, any person wishing to stand for election
to the Management Committee must have been a registered 'Friend' for a minimum
of 3 months prior to the AGM.
- The Officers of the
Committee shall be the Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.
- One third of the
Management Committee (rounded down to the nearest number divisible by 3) shall
retire at each AGM - but may offer themselves for re-election.
- The Committee shall
meet at agreed intervals - and not less than 3 times a year.
- A minimum of 3
members shall be present for a Management Committee meeting to be valid.
- The Committee may
co-opt up to 3 persons to serve on the Committee.
- Voting at Committee
meetings shall be by show of hands. If a
vote is tied - the Chairperson shall have a second (casting) vote.
- Any funds held by
the group shall be in the name of 'Friends of the Nickey Line' and accounted
for by the elected Treasurer.
- Accounts shall be submitted
to independent inspection annually - and approved at the AGM.
- Should the group
cease to function - any funds held shall be transferred to an appropriate
General Meeting (AGM)
- The Annual General
Meeting shall be held within 28 days of the 18th May each year.
- The current
Chairperson of the Management Committee shall act as Chairperson for the AGM
unless, by agreement, another person is invited to take the chair.
- Attendance at the
AGM shall be open to all - but voting rights shall be restricted to registered
'Friends of the Nickey Line'.
- Voting at the AGM
shall be by show of hands and simple majority. Should a vote be tied – the
Chairperson shall have a second (casting) vote.
- A minimum of 14 days notice of an AGM shall be given - and the meeting
shall be advertised to the local communities.
General Meeting (EGM)
- An Extraordinary General
Meeting (EGM) may be called by the Management Committee - or by a minimum of 20
registered 'Friends of the Nickey Line' - to discuss an urgent matter. A minimum of 14 days notice shall be given of
such a meeting - together with details of the business to be discussed.
to the Constitution
- The Constitution shall
not be altered except at a General Meeting (AGM or EGM) by a simple majority of
registered 'Friends of the Nickey Line' present and voting.
18 May 2006
Volunteer Work Parties
Why not join on one our work parties to work on the Line?
Have some good healthy exercise and fun too.
Contact us today for more details.
Do You Have Ideas to Offer?
If you have ideas for improvements to the Nickey Line or to our activities, contact us today
Or ring us on 01582 622771
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