(amended Nov 2017)

1 The name of the Society shall be :- Whaley Bridge Allotment & Gardeners' Society

2 The object of the Society is to benefit allotment holders and gardeners in Whaley Bridge and district and safeguard their interests

3 Membership is open to allotment holders and gardeners in Whaley Bridge and district upon payment of annual subscription

4 Membership subscription shall be subject to annual review at the AGM

5 Membership of the Society shall cease upon the member resigning, or non-payment of subscription after written application

6 The Society's Annual General Meeting shall be held on a date in November to be confirmed at the previous AGM
(a) A General Meeting whether annual or extraordinary, shall be called by the Hon. Secretary giving seven days written notice. Any propositions to be considered by the meeting shall be submitted to the Chairman in writing not less than fourteen days before the meeting
(b) For the purpose of the General Meeting a quorum of 5 members shall be necessary
(c) At the General Meeting a resolution shall be passed by a majority vote upon a show of hands

7 The Annual General Meeting shall elect a committee of 9 members to include a Chairman, a Vice
Chairman, an Honorary Secretary, an Honorary Treasurer and a Social Secretary each to serve a
term of one year, upon being proposed and seconded -with their consent. At the end of their term of office they shall be eligible for re-election

8 The Society's governing body shall be the Executive Committee, comprised of the elected officers

9 The Executive Committee shall have power to :-
(a) Co-opt and appoint sub-committees, experts to advise on specialist subjects and, should the
need arise, replacement officers, such appointments to be ratified at the next AGM following the appointment
(b) Liaise with members of the Town Council, or other landlords, in matters of inspection of allotments etc.
(c )Represent members, at their request, in any matter of problem or dispute
(d) Call an Extraordinary General Meeting if necessary

10 The Executive Committee shall meet as necessary, when three members shall form a quorum

11 The Society's accounts shall be audited prior to the Annual General Meeting

12 The Society's constitution, represented by these rules, may be altered only by the AGM

13 The Society shall be affiliated to the Allotments & Gardens Council (U.K).

14 If deemed necessary or desirable, the Society may be wound up at the AGM and any net assets
shall be transferred or distributed as shall be agreed at that meeting

15 In joining the Society, all members agree to be bound by the constitution, as represented by these rules, and shall receive a copy of same .



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