The Senior Tiger Club Constitution
Senior Tigers’ Club ( hereafter referred to as The Club )
2. THE AIMS OF THE CLUB ARE:-
(i) To provide facilities for Club members to renew, maintain and develop friendships and associations within a social environment, and the opportunity to meet fellow Hull City supporters, representatives of Hull City Football Club and other invited guests at regular members’ meetings organised by the committee;
(ii) To provide opportunities for members to enjoy social activities and encourage member participation that will improve the all-around wellbeing of members;
(iii) To enable the Club to continue into the future, adapting to changing developments and relationships;
(i) The Club shall be managed by a committee of members. These committee members will be elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Club. Members can be co-opted onto the committee at any time and the opportunity to become full committee members will be at the elections at the Annual General Meeting.
(ii) The officer roles within the committee will consist of the Chair, the Secretary and the Treasurer. The committee will consist of sufficient members to manage the business in-hand of the Club.
4. CARRYING OUT THE AIMS
In order to carry out the aims, the committee shall have the power to (i) raise funds, receive donations and subsidise members’ activities;
(ii) apply funds to carry out the aims of the Club, including donations agreed by the members;
(iii) co-operate with other organisations but will remain a standalone social group;
(iv) do anything which is lawful and necessary to achieve the aims.
(i) The Club shall have a membership. Any person aged 55 years or over can apply to become a member on payment of the agreed annual fee or that part of the fee deemed appropriate at the time of the year. An up-to-date secure membership list will be kept.
(ii) The committee may remove a person’s membership if they believe it is in the best interests of the Club. Any offensive behaviour, including racist, sexist or inflammatory remarks, will not be permitted. Anyone behaving in an offensive way or breaking the equal opportunities policy may be asked not to attend further meetings or to resign from the Club. The member has the right to be heard by the committee before the decision is made and can be accompanied by a friend.
(iii) The number of committee members required to manage the business in hand of the Club will be determined by the committee and invitations to stand will be sent to all members. For new vacancies or when replacing an existing member, the committee will assess the suitability of a candidate for the role being offered before submitting the candidate to an acceptance vote by the members.
6. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
The Club will not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexuality, disability, religious or political belief, marital status or age.
7. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – AGM
(i) The AGM must be held every year prior to the start of the football season, with 14 days’ notice given to all members.
(ii) Minutes must be kept of the AGM.
(iii) There must be at least ten members present or 10% of the membership whichever is greater at the AGM
(iv) Every member has one vote. Decisions will be reached on the basis of a majority vote. The Chairperson has the casting vote in the event of a tie.
(v) The committee shall present the annual report and accounts.
(vi) Any member may stand for election as a committee member, subject to the conditions in section 5 (iii)
(vii) Nominations for the committee may be made to the Secretary at least 7 days before the meeting.
(viii) Members shall elect committee members to serve for the next year.
(ix) They will retire at the next AGM but may stand for re-election.
8. COMMITTEE MEETINGS
(i) The Committee must hold at least 4 meetings each year. Committee members shall act by majority decision.
(ii) At least 50% + 1 Committee members must be present at the meeting to be able to take decisions. Minutes shall be kept for every meeting.
(iii) If a member has a conflict of interest they must declare it and leave the meeting while this matter is being discussed or decided.
(iv) The committee may make reasonable additional rules to help run the Club. These rules must not conflict with this constitution or the law.
9. MONEY AND PROPERTY
(i) Money and property must only be used for the Club’s aims.
(ii) Committee must keep accounts. The most recent annual accounts are available to any member on
(iii) Committee members cannot receive any money or property from the Club, except to refund
reasonable out of pocket expenses.
(iv) Money must be held in the Club’s bank account. All cheques must be signed by two committee
(v) The Club is not empowered to take on debt.
10. EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS
(i) If the Committee consider it necessary to change the constitution, or wind up the Club, they must call an Extraordinary General Meeting so that the membership can make the decision. The Committee must also call an Extraordinary General Meeting if they receive a written request from 15% of the membership. All members must be given 14 days notice and told the reason for the meeting. All decisions require a two-thirds majority of those in attendance. Minutes must be kept.
(ii) Winding up – any money and property remaining after payment of debts will be donated to a local charitable organisation as agreed at an EGM.
(iii) Changes to the Constitution can be made at AGMs or EGMs.
(iv) The Committee may also call an EGM to consult the membership.