Constitution

 

 

Name

The name of the Society shall be

Snaith and District Choral Society, hereinafter referred to as the Society

 

Objectives

To educate and entertain members and the public in the Arts, namely choral and orchestral music making by members, detailed study and practice of the chosen work, and for the presentation of concerts.

 

Membership

Membership is open to all who have paid the annual subscription, however anyone under the age of nineteen must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

Subscription rates will be determined by the committee and are payable in two installments, September and January. Payment terms may be adjusted in circumstances of need at the discretion of the treasurer

Membership is free to those in fulltime education

Suspension The committee has the power to suspend or terminate the membership, by agreement, of any member at any time

 

Officers

Chairman                             Treasurer

Secretary                              Registrar

Concert Manager               Librarian

Patrons Secretary               Publicity Officer

Social Events Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

All officers are elected at the AGM for a fixed term of office, the Chairman for three years and all other officers for two years

 

Committee

The officers and representatives of the four vocal sections of the choir form the committee with the President and Musical Director who are ex-officio members.

Section representatives are elected for a period of two years at the AGM.

The committee is responsible for the management of the society

A quorum is 50% of committee members

 

Registrar

The registrar maintains a weekly register of attendance of choir members.

Members must attend two thirds of rehearsals for each concert, the final two of which are mandatory -the Musical Director has special dispensation to waive this rule.

 

Annual General Meeting

A minimum of 14 days notice of the date of the AGM must be given to each member.

Nominations for election to the committee must be made by members of the society in writing and must be in the hands of the secretary of the committee at least 14 days before the AGM. Should nominations exceed vacancies an election shall be held.

 

 

Dissolution

If the committee decides that it is necessary or advisable to dissolve the choir, it shall call a meeting of all members of the society, of which not less than 21days notice (stating terms of the resolution to be proposed) shall be given. If the proposal is confirmed by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting, the committee shall have power to realize any assets held by or on behalf of the society. Any assets remaining, after the satisfaction of any proper debts and liabilities, shall be given to other institutions having objectives similar to the objectives of the society as the members of the society may determine, or failing that, shall be applied for some other charitable purpose.

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