Constitution & Bye-Laws
THE ST.GEORGE CLUB INC.
ST.GEORGE’S CRICKET CLUB, INC.
IN THE CONSTITUTION AND BYE LAWS OF THE ST GEORGE’S CRICKET CLUB INCORPORATED, THE EXPRESSIONS USED SHALL HAVE THE MEANING HEREBY ASSIGNED, NAMELY:-
- ‘CLUB” means the St. George’s Cricket Club Incorporated.
- ‘COMMITTEE’ means the committee of management of the St. George’s Cricket Club Inc. ( vide constitution Rule 5)
- ‘MEMBER’ means the financial member of the Club, male and female.
- ‘PRESIDENT’ means the first officer of the Club. (Vide constitution Rule 4)
- ‘SECRETARY’ means the third officer of the Club. (Vide constitution Rule 4)
- ‘CUP MATCH’ means the Annual St. George’s – Somerset Cup Match Classic
- ‘NOTICE BOARD’ means such place or places in the club rooms that are conspicuous whereby members can read the calling of meetings, list of financial members and such other papers of the Club interest that the committee may deem fit to place thereon.
The Club shall be called the “ST. GEORGE’S CRICKET CLUB INCORPORATED”.
The ST. GEORGE’S CRICKET CLUB ACT 1948 NO.43
- To provide healthful recreation and exercise and to promote cricket and other forms of sport.
- To promote social entertainment and amusement and generally to encourage physical, mental and moral improvements for its members.
- To promote and hold either alone or jointly with other clubs, meetings, competitions and other athletic sports, and to offer, give or contribute towards the same prizes and awards.
The officers of the Club shall consist of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary.
- COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT
The Committee of Management shall be composed of the President, Vice President, Assistant Secretary, Secretary, Treasurer and six (6) other financial members.
VICTORIAM SPERAMUS – VICTORY IN SIGHT
Light and dark blue
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Club and committee at which he is present and shall exercise the ordinary duties of chairman. He shall sign up all documents required to be executed or signed by or on behalf of the Club
- VICE PRESIDENT
The Vice President shall as far as practicable assist the President in the exercise of his duties and in the absence of the President perform the duties of the President.
The Secretary shall receive and conduct all correspondence of the Club and shall keep a proper record and copies of all such correspondence, bills and accounts. He shall receive all monies due to the Club and shall keep a proper account of all such transactions. He shall pay to the Treasurer all monies, cheques and bonds received for the Club and obtain from that officer a legal receipt for same. He shall carry out the general duties as Secretary. He shall be responsible for all purchases made in the name of the Club. He shall have all his accounts ready for audit semi annual and annual or anytime that the management committee may deem fit.
The Treasurer shall on receiving any money from the Secretary, give a proper receipt for same, enter it in his book under its proper heading and immediately thereafter deposit it in the name of the St. george’s Cricket Club Inc. Money shall not be drawn from the bank or paid out other than by cheque signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by the President and the Secretary. He shall provide a financial statement when requested to do so, balance his books and have them ready for audit semi annual, and annual o r anytime that the management committee may deem fit. The Treasurer shall be a co-signatory to all cheques issued by the Club and shall pay all bills.
- ASSISTANT SECRETARY
The Assistant Secretary shall take and shall keep a correct record of the minutes of the Club and committee of management and when confirmed have them signed by the presiding officer. He shall perform such duties as the Club or committee of management shall require of him/her.
- CAPTAIN OF THE FIRST ELEVEN
The Captain shall be in charge of all cricket games that the Club may order, but he does not have to be Captain of the St. George’s – Somerset Cup Match Classic ( but invariably is). He will also be a member of the selection committee. The Captain shall be appointed by the committee of management.
- VICE CAPTAIN OF THE FIRST ELEVEN
The Vice Captain shall assist the Captain and in his absence perform the duties of the Captain. He does not have to be Vice Captain of the st. George’s – Somerset cup Match Classic. The Vice Captain shall be appointed by the committee of management.
The Club books shall be audited by a chartered accountant and a balance sheet and report printed and distributed to each member at the annual general meeting.
- HISTORICAL SECRETARY
The Historical Secretary shall gather all history of the Club and preserve same and perform such duties as become a historian. The Historical Secreatry shall be appointed by the committee of management.
COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT
- The committee of Management shall exercise band control the internal business of the Club in accordance with the constitution, bye laws and regulations of the Club.
- They shall meet whenever summoned by the President through the secretary or by request of five of their number ( in writing). All meetings must be posted on the notice board of the Club.
- Five (5) members shall form a quorum.
- Any member of teh committee who absents themselves from three consecutive committee meetings without reasonable excuse shall (be compelled to give a written explanation to the committee), be deemed to have resigned and the post may be filled by a financial member appointed by the management committee or left vacant until the next annual general meeting.
- All questions shall be decided by a majority of the members present.
- The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer.
THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
- (a) Shall have power to formulate policies and institute measures for the control, protection and good government of the Club.
(b) To interpret the constitution and bye laws of the Club.
(c) To order the disbursement of the Club funds, other than ordinary disbursements, major renovations shall have the approval of the general body.
(d) All standing committees with the exception of the selection committee shall consist of not less than three (3) members including the chairman, who shall be a member of the management committee. The chairman shall have the right to choose his committee, always subject to the approval of the management committee whose decision shall be final. No standing committee or subcommittee shall disburse any funds of the Club without the express approval of the management committee.
- The selection Committee shall be five(5) in number including the Captain. They shall select all cricket teams and their selection shall be final. Any person who becomes a member of the Club shall not be eligible to play in the St. George’s Somerset Cup Match Classic in his first year of membership unless he has played three (3) games of cricket with the Club during that particular cricket season.
Candidates for membership must be proposed and seconded in due form. The proposer must be able to vouch for the good reputation of the person whose name he submits with the year’s entrance fee, and yearly membership subscription. In the event a person does not become a member on the first application he/she can apply again six month hence.
Should any member misconduct himself/herself on the Club premises or refuse to obey the officials of the Club, he/she shall be subject to the management committee.
Employees of the Club may hold membership at the discretion of the management committee. If such membership is granted such employees shall not hold office. He may speak and vote at general meetings.
THE CLUB YEAR
- The Club Year shall be October 1st of one year to September 30th, of the next year. The fiscal year shall be the same as the Club year.
- All members running for office MUST be financial.
- The Annual general meeting shall be held not later than December 31st each year.
- General Meetings of the Club shall be held quarterly.
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
- Special General Meetings shall be called at the discretion of the President or when requested to do so by fifteen (15) members in good standing provided the reasons given conform with the constitution, or are in accord with procedure.
- In the event fifteen (15) members or more request a meeting (which must be done in writing), at least fifteen (15) bona fide financial members who signed the request must be present at the Special requested meeting.
In the event there are fewer than fifteen (15) signatory members present for the requested Special Meeting, the President or Chairman have the power to cancel the meeting if they so desire.
- At all meetings of the Club fifteen (15) members in good financial standing shall form a quorum for the transaction of business. No member shall be eligible for election to any office or any committee unless he/she is present at the meeting at the time of the election or except he/she should send an apology in writing with a reasonable excuse for his absence and sating his willingness to be nominated for any office or committee.
This cannot be vocally, except in the event a member was present at a meeting, and he/she had to leave, before leaving he must inform the general membership what specific office he/she desires to stand for.
- Any member nominated for office shall have been a financial member of the Club for at least one year prior to the date of the election.
AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION OR BYE LAWS
The notice to amend, rescind or make a new law shall be in writing and read at a regular meeting at least thirty days before such proposal is to be considered.
- The Chairperson must be a member of the management committee. This committee must be appointed and consist of outstanding members of the Club.
- Their primary function is to promote Cultural aspects for the betterment of the Club.
- Members must be financial for a period of not less than one year for his/her next of kin to receive the Club’s death benefits.
- The next of kin must present the Club with a certificate of death before he/she receives any benefits.
- The benefit sum presently in use for the next of kin can only be changed by the membership at a general meeting.
- Life members next of kin must receive the designated sum, after the Club has received the deceased certificate of death.
SENIOR CITIZEN MEMBER
- Senior Citizen Members who are seventy (70) years old and over can be exempt from paying dues if he/she so desire, provided he/she has been a bona fide financial member for the last ten (10) consecutive years.
- Senior Citizen members who are exempt from paying dues cannot hold office, shall have a voice at general meetings, but no vote.
- Exempt members next of kin shall receive benefits upon production of the deceased certificate of death.
Standing rules of the Club shall be regulations made at meetings: such regulations shall not be contrary to the constitution or bye laws. The rules contained in Roberts Rules of Order shall govern the Club in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the constitution and bye laws, standing rules, or regulations made from time to time.