CLUB RULES OF THE NATIONAL BRITISH BIRD & MULE CLUB
THE TITLE of the Society is "NATIONAL BRITISH BIRD AND MULE
OBJECTS of the Society are to promote and foster the keeping,
breeding, rearing, exhibiting and study
of Native and European species of birds, and their
hybrids in cage and aviary.
MEMBERSHIP is open to all
interested in the objects of the society. All members are
deemed to have notice of, and agree to comply with, the
Club Rules of the National British Bird
and Mule Club. The committee have the power to expel any member or
refuse membership at any time without
assigning any reason. Partnerships - Any two or more
people keeping, breeding or exhibiting together shall constitute a
partnership, and must pay the full partnership subscriptions.
SUBSCRIPTIONS to the society shall be
fixed annually at the AGM.
Subscriptions shall fall due on the date
of the All British Show. A subscription paid within the period of
28 days prior to the show will count as
having been paid on the date of the show and qualify the
subscriber for membership until the date of the next year's
ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE. Only
those members having paid the subscription at least 14 days prior to the AGM
entitled to vote at the AGM. The same rule will apply to any EGM.
OF ASSOCIATION. The Society will be run mainly by
correspondence, but the Chairman
and Secretary shall call a meeting of the
committee whenever and wherever they deem necessary or advisable,
giving each Committee member at least fourteen days notice.
The Chairman and Secretary shall convene the Annual General
Meeting to be held at a place and time to be published in
'Cage and Aviary Birds'
at least one month beforehand. Notice of any question which
members wish to raise, or
propositions to be put before the meeting, must be sent
to the Secretary in writing at least fourteen days before the time of the meeting.
Propositions must also be seconded by another member. The Secretary is required to
convene an Extraordinary General Meeting at any time that the Committee, by a
majority decision, deem this to be
necessary, or if a request in writing and signed by six
members giving the reason, is received by him. At least one
month's notice of an
E.G.M. shall be published in
'Cage and Aviary Birds'
stating the matters to be discussed.
RULING ON EGM. The committee shall have absolute discretion
to rule on the validity or otherwise of any
an EGM where the committee deem that the stated reasons for the EGM request are
wholly or in
part a repeat of the reasons given for an EGM called for and concluded
within the previous 3 years.
OFFICERS of the Society shall
shall hold office for one
VICE-PRESIDENTS: TO BE ELECTED EACH YEAR AT THE A.G.M.
rendered to the Society or Fancy.
shall take charge of all meetings and have general overall
responsibility for the running of the society.
who shall take over at any time the Chairman is unable to
HON. SECRETARY: Whose
duties shall be to convene and organise, to keep the
Minutes and deal
SECRETARY: or Hon. Show Secretary (if deemed
whose duties shall
be to generally assist the Hon. Secretary and run
whose duties shall be to receive all monies, to pay all bills
and expenses, to
keep a proper account thereof and prepare a properly audited
shall be submitted to the A.G.M. for acceptance.
The Committee have power to appoint such other officers as they
or to the benefit of the running of the society. The Chairman,
Secretaries and Treasurer, are ex-officio members of the
Committee. Their term
of office is three years, and they will be eligible for
re-election immediately. One
to be elected each year at the A.G.M. in the foregoing order. The
entitled to attend Committee meetings, but not to vote.
THE COMMITTEE shall consist of the ex-officio members and a
minimum of 9 others, whose term of office
is three years, and they will be eligible for re-election
immediately. One third of the committee
be elected each year. The committee shall exercise its
powers of discretion to re-schedule the re-election of
committee members in the case of a number of committee
members joining simultaneously and, therefore,
becoming eligible for re-election together. Nominations for
committee members with a proposer and seconder
must be sent in writing to the Secretary at least fourteen
days before the time of the AGM. The committee is
responsible for the running of
the Society, and their decision on all matters is final and
binding on all
members. All matters before
the Committee will be decided by a simple majority of the
present. The Chairman, will at all meetings have a casting
vote in addition to his vote as member of the
committee. A member of the committee will lose his seat
thereon if he does not attend a meeting
or take an
active part in the running of the Society, for one year. In
this event, or the resignation or death
committee member, the committee shall appoint another
member to take his place until the next
QUORUM. Five members or any other appropriate number of the
together with the Chairman and Secretary, will form a quorum,
and no business can be transacted unless such a quorum is present.
12. POWER TO
CO-OPT. The Committee for the purpose of the work of the
Society may appoint sub-committees and have power to co-opt
persons, whether members or not, providing that this is a majority decision.
of the Society is April 1st to March 31st.
14. BYE-LAWS, The Committee has the power to make and enforce such
bye-laws as they deem fit and proper for the regulation and efficient
running of the Society, or to cover any special
activities of the Society, providing that the bye-laws do not overrule any of these rules, the bye-laws are binding
on all members.