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CONSTITUTION OF

THE MAESTEG MEN'S SHED ASSOCIATION

Adopted on the 5th of May 2016

  1. NAME

         The name of the Association is Maesteg Shedquarters.

  1. AREAS OF BENEFIT

Maesteg District and communities .

  1. AIMS

The Association's aim is to promote the cause of men's health and well-being; to provide a beneficial social outlet for men; to help combat social isolation; to provide more opportunities for social inclusion and to help men develop and learn new skills.

Maesteg Shedquarters is a not-for-profit unincorporated Association.

  1. OBJECTIVES

  • To help members gain experience and confidence in the Association's activities and any other suitable projects which the members begin.

  • To raise, collect, receive and use monies to pay for the work of the Association.

  • To organise any activities that further the aims of the Association.

  1. MEMBERSHIP

  • Membership shall be open to anyone in the community over the age of 18.

  • Every member shall have one vote.

  • Anyone can become a member regardless of nationality, sexual orientation, age, state of health and political or religious views.

  1. COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

  • The Committee shall comprise of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer and such extra officers as the Association deems fit.

  • The Committee shall meet at least four times per year.

  • The committee shall be elected each year at the Annual General Meeting by its members.

  • The committee shall have powers to appoint a Steering or Executive Committee to carry out specific tasks.

  1. RULES OF PROCEDURE

  • A quorum of at least three members will have to be present at a meeting plus at least 2 Officers for it to be able to conduct business.

  • Minutes of all meetings shall be kept. If the Secretary is unavailable, then notes must be taken by another member or officer and forwarded to the Secretary.

  • In the event of a tied-vote, a point of indecision or a deadlock, the Chairman shall exercise the right of a casting vote, even if this vote be his second.

  • A protocol of Ground Rules for meetings has been drawn up and agreed, to form part of this Constitution.

  1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

  • Shall be held within 18 months of the previous AGM.

  • The Secretary shall give at least two weeks notice of the AGM to all members with the attendance open to the public.

  • Officers of the Committee, serving for 1 year to 18 months, and eligible for re-election shall be elected at the AGM.

  • Officers of the committee shall serve for no longer than 2 terms. After 2 terms they must stand down. They have to stand down for at least 1 term before they are eligible for re-election

  • Annual accounts shall be presented for acceptance at the AGM, together with a report of the year's previous activities and their outcomes.

  1. SPECIAL OR EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS

These shall be called by the Secretary following requests from members or the Committee, stating the special reasons and giving at least 14 days notice.

  1. FINANCE

  • A bank account shall be opened in the name of the Association.

  • Cheques must be signed by 2 of the 4 signatories, one being the Treasurer or Vice Treasurer.

  1. DISSOLUTION

  • If it is deemed necessary for any reasonable cause to dissolve the Association, it shall be done at a Special General Meeting.

  • A two-thirds majority vote is required.

  • All assets must be sold and proceeds given to another not-for-profit association with similar aims, unless any monies need to be returned to a provider of funds.

  1. ALTERATION OF THE CONSTITUTION

  • The Constitution may be altered at any AGM or Special General Meeting called for that purpose.

  • Proposals must be submitted in writing to the Secretary by giving notice of motion.

  • Any alterations require the approval of a two-thirds majority.

This Constitution has hereby been adopted by Members on 5th May 2016: