CLYDEBANK LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY


CONSTITUTION

1.  NAME

The Society shall be known as The Clydebank Local History Society.

2.  OBJECTIVES OF THE SOCIETY

The objectives of the Society shall be to advance the education of the public in the history, culture and heritage of Clydebank and in furtherance thereof (a) to encourage and promote public interest in history, to gather and disseminate information and to promote co-operation and the interchange of views upon matters relating to the preservation of items of historical interest, (b) to stimulate public interest in the history and character of Clydebank District and its surroundings, and to encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity and historic interest.

3.  MEMBERSHIP

(a) Membership shall be open to any person interested in furthering the objectives of the Society.

(b) All members shall pay an annual subscription, the amount to be decided by the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

(c) Local organisations and schools may obtain group membership, subscriptions to be decided by the Annual General Meeting.

(d) The Committee may be authorised to nominate Honorary Members of the Society at its discretion.

(e) The Committee may propose for election at a General Meeting of the Society an Honorary President.

4.  ORGANISATION

(a) The affairs of the Society shall be conducted by a committee.

(b) The Society shall hold an Annual General Meeting in February, at such time and place as the Committee may determine.

(c) All members shall have the right to attend, speak and vote at such meetings.

(d) Organisations and schools shall be entitled only to one individual vote.

(e) The quorum at a general meeting shall be 20 eligible voters.

(f) Alterations to the Constitution shall be made only at an Annual General Meeting by a simple majority of the members present.  The Chairman of the meeting shall have the casting vote.  A notice of proposed alterations must be received by the Honorary Secretary in the form of a resolution not less than 4 weeks before the Annual General Meeting.

(g) An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society may be called by the

Officers within 4 weeks of the receipt of a written request by at least 20 members of the Society.

 

5.  COMMITTEE

The Committee shall consist of:

(a) Chairman of the Society

(b) Vice-Chairman

(c) Secretary

(d) Treasurer

(e) Publicity Officer

(f) Any other such officers as may be decided by the Committee

(g) Up to 5 other members

The Committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.  Members shall be eligible to stand for re-election if so desired.

6.  RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMMITTEE

(a)  The Committee shall be responsible for conducting the work of the Society.

(b)  It may fill, by co-option, vacancies on the Committee which may occur between Annual General Meetings.

(c)  It will draw up from time to time a report of the work done by the Society and an Annual Report, to be submitted to the Annual General Meeting.

(d)  It may appoint such sub-committees as it deems necessary.

(e)  It may form sections of the Society as it deems necessary.

(f)  It may form a collection of items of local historical interest to be known as 'The Jack Brogan Memorial Collection.'

7.  FUNDS OF THE SOCIETY

(a)  The Treasurer shall keep accounts showing all the income and expenditure of the Society.

(b)  The Committee shall ensure that proper accounting records are maintained in accordance with all applicable statutory requirements

(c)  The funds of the Society shall be applied solely towards the

furtherance of the objects of the Society as may be authorised by the Committee.

(d)  All withdrawals from the Society's account shall require the signature of any two of Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary.

(e)  Two financial examiners shall be appointed at the Annual General Meeting who shall not be members of the Committee.

(f)    The accounts for each year shall be financially examined and submitted for adoption at the Annual General Meeting.

 

 

8.  AFFILIATION

The Society may seek affiliation with other organisations sharing similar aims and objectives as itself.

9.  WINDING UP

In the event of the winding up of the Society the available funds of the Society shall be transferred to such one or more charitable bodies having objects similar to those herein before declared as may be chosen by the Committee.

23rd February 1983.            Amended 20th February 2002      Amended 2nd March 2009