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Club constitution

Name

The Club shall be known as the Cranleigh Film Club referred to here as “The Club.”

Objects

The objects of The Club are:

  • To advance the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of film (and allied visual techniques),
  • To encourage interest in film as an art form and as a medium for public education and for the distribution of information, by means of the exhibition of films of artistic, cultural or scientific character,
  • To promote the study and appreciation of films by such means as lectures, discussions and exhibitions,
  • Such lectures, discussions and exhibitions will be open to the public, unless contractual requirements restrict to members only.

Membership

Membership of The Club is open to anyone over the age of sixteen, on payment of the current fee and at the discretion of the committee.

The annual subscription shall be agreed by the Management Committee, as well as any reduction applicable for early payment.

Membership of The Club shall entitle the holder to attendance at all film screenings and other meetings,

Membership of The Club shall entitle the holder to priority booking for any other events for which an additional charge may be made,

Membership of The Club shall entitle the holder to one vote at Annual or other General meetings.

Members are able to bring up to two guests for a visitor fee. It is the responsibility of the member who wishes to bring guests to inform the Membership Secretary, saralock1950@btinternet.com, prior to the film being shown.

Management

The business of The Club shall be managed by a Committee of at least 5 members. The Committee shall consist of a Chair, a Treasurer, a Secretary and such other Officers as may, from time to time, be appointed.

The Committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and hold office until their successors are elected at the next AGM.

The quorum for a Committee meeting shall be 4 and there shall be at least 4 such meetings in a year.

The Club shall hold a General Meeting at least once a year. A Special General Meeting may be called at any time by the Committee or upon written request being made of the Committee signed by at least 10 members.

The quorum for General and Special Meetings shall be 25% of the membership. If at the time for which a General Meeting has been called there is no quorum, the Meeting shall be rearranged to be held within five (5) weeks.

The Club shall be non-political (not espouse the cause of any political party).

The Club shall not be run for private profit of a Member or Members; any balance at the end of the year shall be carried over and devoted to the objects of the Club.

No Members or Committee Members shall receive payment directly or indirectly for their services or for anything other than legitimate expenses incurred in work for The Club.

Accounts will be produced annually and inspected by an independent person.

The Club shall not be wound up except by a resolution of 75% of those present at a Special General Meeting called for that purpose. In the event of a winding up, the remaining funds of The Club shall not be distributed amongst the Members but be passed to a non-profit making organisation or organisations with objects similar to those of the Club. Such organisations shall be chosen by the Committee in consultation with the British Federation of Film Societies or a like organisation.

Alteration of Rules

No alteration of rules shall be made except by a resolution of 75% of those present at a General Meeting. No amendment shall be made which would cause The Club to cease to be a not-for-profit organisation.