SSGS Constitution

1. TITLE

The society shall be called "The Scottish Seniors Golfing Society".

2. OBJECT OF THE SOCIETY

The object of the society is to enable male amateur golfers to engage in competitive golf throughout the year and to encourage and promote the interests of the game in general.

3. MEMBERSHIP

Membership shall be open to male amateur golfers who are members of recognised golf clubs and who have attained the age of 50, subject to election by the Committee. The maximum certified handicap for admission will be at the discretion of the Committee.

4. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

The Annual Subscription shall be fixed in General Meeting and shall be due for payment along with the entry fee for the member's first event of the season. Subscriptions are geared to cover administrative costs only.

5. HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP

The Committee shall have power to elect to Honorary Life Membership such persons they consider have merited the honour for special service or unique distinction, such persons shall continue to have all the privileges of membership.

6. HONORARY PRESIDENT AND HONORARY VICE PRESIDENT

These positions were approved from the floor at the 2009 Annual General Meeting and are permanent, subject to counter- motion at an Annual General or Special General Meeting or by resignation from the post by either party.

7. MANAGEMENT AND MEETINGS

The members shall meet at Annual General Meetings of which 'twenty-one days' notice shall be given and shall be held no later than 31st August in each year. At the Annual General Meeting a statement of affairs of the Society, duly audited by up to two members, shall be submitted and office bearers and a Committee shall be elected.

8. OFFICE BEARERS

The office bearers shall consist of President, Vice President, Captain and Vice Captain, the latter two of which shall hold office for one year but shall be eligible for re-election. Up to two auditors shall be appointed annually at the Annual General Meeting.

9. THE COMMITTEE

The Committee shall consist of the office bearers and five elected members representing South, North, East, West and Central Scotland respectively, each of whom shall retire annually but shall be eligible for re-election.The Immediate Past Captain will remain on the Committee on an ex-officio basis until the next Annual General Meeting.The Committee shall, subject to the control of a General Meeting, be vested with the entire management of the Society and shall have all powers necessary for the full and efficient conduct of its affairs in terms of the Constitution and rules. Committee vacancies will be filled by nomination from the Committee and may be challenged by the nomination, duly seconded, of another member from within the vacant region. Such counter nomination must be in the hands of the Secretary 14 days before the Annual General Meeting.

10. THE SECRETARY AND TREASURER

The position of Secretary and Treasurer will be honorary. The person (s) so appointed shall keep full minutes of all meetings, shall receive and disburse all monies due to and by the Society; shall keep correct accounts and books showing the financial affairs and intromissions of the Society, shall arrange and take charge of all competitions and matches as fixed by the Committee and shall record the results thereof.

11. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS

Special General Meetings of Members may be called by the Committee or on the written request by twenty members of the society.

12. MEETINGS

At all meetings of Members and Committee, the Captain, or whom failing, the Vice- Captain shall take the Chair, and failing both of these, the meeting shall elect a chairman. At all meetings the voice of the majority shall prevail and the Chairman shall have in addition to his deliberative vote, a casting vote in cases of equality.

13. ALTERATIONS TO RULES

The rules shall not be altered except at the Annual General Meeting called for the purpose and intimation of the proposed alteration must be given either by notice of motion at a previous General Meeting or in the circular calling the meeting and such alteration must be affirmed by a majority of the members present and voting. Any member desiring to move an alteration of the rules at the Annual General Meeting must intimate the terms of his motion to the Secretary in writing no later than 31st May.

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