THE EAST OF SCOTLAND CRICKET OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION AND RULES
1.TITLE: The name of the organisation shall be the East of Scotland Cricket Officials Association.
2.AIMS and OBJECTIVES: The aims and objectives of the association shall be:
3.MEMBERSHIP: Membership shall consist of:
4.SUBSCRIPTIONS: Subscriptions shall be payable by
the first day of April annually, the rate to be fixed at an Annual
General Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting. Should subscription
not be paid by this date then membership will be deemed to have lapsed.
5.FINANCIAL YEAR: The financial year shall end on the last day of December.
6.CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP: A resignation shall be
intimated to the Secretary not later than the last day of March,
otherwise the subscription for that year shall be due. The committee
shall have the right to expel from membership or otherwise deal with a
member who has contravened the rules or brought discredit on the
association or its objectives, but the member shall have the opportunity
to state his case to the committee before a decision is taken.
7.MANAGEMENT: The affairs of the association shall be
managed by a committee consisting of Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and at
least one other member. All members of the committee shall retire annually but shall be eligible for
re-election. A member of the committee shall vacate their office if
he/she resigns or loses their membership for any reason.
8.FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMITTEE: Committee shall meet at
least twice in each financial year. Three members shall form a quorum
at all committee meetings. The committee shall have the power to fill
any vacancy and delegate authority. The committee may co-opt members to
serve on the committee or act in any capacity. The committee shall have
full control of the funds and assets of the association. The committee
shall authorise the Treasurer and/or Chair to sign on its behalf. The
Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings. In the event of a split
vote, the Chair shall have the casting vote.
9.GENERAL MEETINGS: Meetings shall be held as follows:
To receive a report on the past year;
To receive and approve the accounts for the past financial year; To elect the committee;
and To transact any other business of which proper notice is given.
10.ALTERATION OF RULES: Notice of alterations
to these rules shall be proposed by the committee or be proposed and
seconded by members who shall give written notice to the Secretary by
the first day of February immediately preceding the Annual General
Meeting. Alterations to these rules can also be proposed at an Extraordinary General Meeting called for that purpose in accordance with Rule 9.
11.INTERPRETATION OF RULES: The committee
shall be the authority for the interpretation of the rules and shall
have the power to decide any matter not covered by them.
12.AFFILIATION: The association shall be affiliated to Cricket Scotland's Domestic Officials Committee.