Our Constitution

 

The Wolds and Riverbank Countryside Society

Constitution

 

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

 

FIRSTLY, THAT THE SOCIETY BE CALLED​​ 

THE WOLDS AND RIVERBANK​​ 

COUNTRYSIDE SOCIETY.

 

The Wolds and Riverbank Countryside Society​​ is a non-profit making environmental body inaugurated on 3rd​​ of May 1996 whose aims are:

 

1 To work, principally within the geographical area referred to below, towards education, promotion, awareness and appreciation of the regions natural and local history.

2 The preservation and promotion of biological diversity through the protection and improvement of wildlife habitats whilst maintaining the ecological balance.

The Society shall not distribute profits and shall apply all of its income to the furtherance of the objectives above.​​ 

 

Geographical Area​​ 

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 that area. There is no geographical limit upon membership of the society.

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. Appropriate current bank account/s shall be held in the society’s name.

Officers & Committee

The following are the officers of the society and will be elected at the annual general meeting in May each year:

Chairman

Vice Chairman

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 society’s membership.​​ 

The Committee shall meet at least four times a year

Quorum

The quorum of the committee shall be at least one third of its membership.

 

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.

Minutes

Minutes shall be kept of the Committee meetings and of the Annual General Meeting and the Secretary shall enter therein a record of all proceedings and resolutions.

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.

Dissolution

On dissolution of the society​​ our Assets and The Elloughton Nature Reserve will be donated to the Elloughton cum Brough Town Council .

 

(AMENDED AGM 2002 INCREASE IN SUBSCRIPTIONS PARA 4)

(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)

(AMENDED AGM 2011 INCREASE IN SUBSCRIPTIONS PARAGRAPH 4)

(AMENDED AGM 2018 SIMPLIFICATION OF DISSOLUTION