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Constitution

AGREED UNANIMOUSLY AT THE FIRST MEETING OF THE SOCIETY ON THE 3RD MAY 1996. & AMENDED SUBSEQUENTLY.

THAT THE SOCIETY BE CALLED THE WOLDS AND RIVERBANK

COUNTRYSIDE SOCIETY.

THAT THE AIMS OF THE SOCIETY WILL BE -

1 TO WORK PRINCIPALLY WITHIN THE AREAS AGREED, TOWARDS EDUCATION, PROMOTION, AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION OF THE REGIONS NATURAL AND LOCAL HISTORY.

2 TO SECURE THE PRESERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF WILDLIFE HABITATS WHILST MAINTAINING THE ECOLOGICAL BALANCE.

3 THAT THE SOCIETY WILL COVER AN AREA OF FOUR; TEN KILOMETRE SQUARES IN PARTICULAR FOR RECORDING PURPOSES, SOUTH OF A LINE DRAWN FROM HOLME ON SPALDING MOOR TO BISHOP BURTON. THIS WILL NOT EXCLUDE SOCIETY EVENTS TAKING PLACE OUTSIDE THE AREA. THERE IS NO GEOGRAPHICAL LIMIT UPON MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOCIETY.

4 SUBSCRIPTIONS.

THE ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION RATE WILL BE £12.00 FOR A FAMILY AND £6.00 FOR AN INDIVIDUAL . LIFE MEMBERSHIP OF £50 IS OPEN TO ANY INDIVIDUAL MEMBER. ANY OF THESE RATES MAY BE ALTERED AT AN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, AND THAT APPROPRIATE CURRENT BANK ACCOUNT/S BE OPENED IN THE SOCIETIES NAME.

5 OFFICERS & COMMITTEE.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY AND WILL BE ELECTED AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

CHAIR

VICE CHAIR

SECRETARY

TREASURER

THERE SHALL BE ELECTED UP TO NINE COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

THE COMMITTEE SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO CO-OPT.

THREE NATURE RESERVE TRUSTEES SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE COMMITTEE FROM AMONGST THE SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIP.

 

6 QUORUM.

THE QUORUM OF THE COMMITTEE SHALL BE AT LEAST ONE THIRD OF ITíS MEMBERSHIP.

7 VOTING.

VOTING ON ALL QUESTIONS ARISING AT ANY MEETING, SHALL BE

DECIDED BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT. IN THE CASE OF AN EQUALITY OF VOTES, THE CHAIR OF THE MEETING SHALL HAVE A SECOND OR CASTING VOTE.

8 MINUTES.

MINUTES SHALL BE KEPT OF THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND THE

SECRETARY SHALL ENTER THEREIN A RECORD OF ALL PROCEEDINGS AND RESOLUTIONS.

9 ACCOUNTS.

THE TREASURER SHALL KEEP A RECORD OF ALL FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO THE SOCIETY. THESE ACCOUNTS SHALL IDENTIFY ALL INCOME AND EXPENDITURE AND SHALL SEPARATELY IDENTIFY THE RECEIPT AND APPLICATION OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED UNDER THE LANDFILL COMMUNITIES FUND. THE ACCOUNTS SHALL BE AUDITED ONCE A YEAR. THE AUDITOR SHALL NOT BE AN OFFICER OF THE SOCIETY. AN AUDITED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

10 DISSOLUTION.

ON DISSOLUTION OF THE SOCIETY ,EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BELOW, OUR ASSETS WILL BE DONATED TO THE WOODLAND TRUST. THE ELLOUGHTON NATURE RESERVE WILL BE DONATED TO THE ELLOUGHTON CUM BROUGH TOWN COUNCIL.

IN THE EVENT OF DISSOLUTION OF THE SOCIETY ANY REMAINING LANDFILL COMMUNITIES FUND MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER ENROLLED ENVIRONMENTAL BODY. IT SHALL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE MEMBERS OF THE WOLDS AND RIVERBANK COUNTRYSIDE SOCIETY OR DONATED TO A CHARITY OR ORGANISATION WITH SIMILAR OBJECTS.

(AMENDED AGM 2002 INCREASE IN SUBSCRIPTIONS)

(AMENDED AGM 2003 CHANGE OF BANK & DISPOSAL OF ASSETS)

(AMENDED AGM 2005 PARAGRAPHS 6 TO 9 ADDED)

(AMENDED AGM 2007 LIFE MEMBERSHIP PARA 4. WD TRUSTEES PARA 5)

(AMENDED AGM 2009 INCREASE IN SUBSCRIPTIONS & BANKING CHANGES, PARAGRAPH 4 .PLUS ALTERATIONS TO OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE PARAGRAPH 5)

 

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