Constitution and Rules

I. IDENTITY.

The name of the Society is the Old Parmiterians' Society, hereafter referred to as "the Society".

The Aims and Objectives of the Society shall be to provide a forum for former pupils of Parmiter's School to gather in social harmony.

2. APPLICATION.

a) All past pupils of Parmiter's School are eligible for election to membership of the Society.

b) All teachers of Parmiter's School are honorary members of the Society while they are members of the staff.

c) Any past pupil or teacher of Parmiter's School may be nominated for honorary membership of the Society.

d) All applications for membership must be in the manner prescribed by the Society. All nominees must be proposed and seconded by fully subscribed members of the Society.

e) A condition of membership and honorary membership is that all shall uphold the honour and dignity of the Society abide by its constitution and rules and act in accordance with its customs and practices.

f) A "Constitution and Rules Book" shall be supplied to all members.

3. MEMBERSHIP.

a) Members and Honorary Members shall be elected, at the discretion of the Committee, at a scheduled committee meeting.

b) (i) The Management Committee, by the affirmative vote of no fewer than seven officers present in committee, shall have the authority to terminate the membership of any member who is deemed to be in breach of Rule 2(e)

(ii) Any member whose membership has been terminated under Rule 3(b) (i) shall have the right to submit a written appeal, to be received by the Hon. Secretary within one calendar month of the date of notification of termination. Such an appeal shall be presented to a committee, consisting of the President and a minimum of two Vice-Presidents of the Society, whose decision shall be final.

c) All members wishing to resign their membership must notify their intention to the Hon. Secretary in writing. They shall be liable for all monies that are due to the Society up to the date of receipt of such notice.

4. SUBSCRIPTION.

a) The annual subscription shall become due on the first day of May / September each year. The subscription rate and any conditions attaching thereto shall be deter¬mined at the previous Annual General Meeting.

b) (i) Any member who has not paid the current sub¬scription by the following Annual General Meeting shall be notified that their membership has been terminated under Rule 2(e).

(2) Any member whose membership has been terminated under Rule 4(b) (i) shall be notified that reinstatement of membership can only be made under Rule 2(d).

(3) Any member who is in arrears with their subscription shall forfeit their right to vote at any meeting.

(4) The President, Vice-Presidents and Honorary Members shall have the right to vote, not withstanding Rule 4(b) (iii).

5. MANAGEMENT.

a) The Management of the Society shall be under the control of the Management Committee, hereafter referred to as "the Committee."

b) (i) The Committee officers shall comprise the principal officers and six additional general officers.

(ii) The principal officers are: President; Vice- Presidents; Chairman; Vice-Chairman; Honorary Secretary; Honorary Assistant Secretary; Honorary Treasurer; Honorary Registrar and Honorary Social Secretary.

c) Every Committee officer must be a member or Honorary Member of the Society.

d) In Committee five officers shall form a quorum.

e) The Committee Chairman shall have one vote, to be exercised only as a casting vote in the event of other votes proving indecisive.

f) Any Committee officer (excluding the President and Vice-Presidents) who misses three consecutive meetings without a satisfactory explanation shall be deemed to have resigned their position.

6. COMMITTEE ELECTION.

a) (i) A President and/or Vice-President shall be elected at an Annual General Meeting of the Society and shall hold office for their lifetime, or until they resign, or their officership is otherwise terminated.

(2) The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall serve in their respective office for a period not exceeding two years. After their first year in office they shall stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting.

(3) All other principal officers and general officers shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

b) The Committee shall have the authority, subject to the Society rules, to co-opt and to fill any vacant posts, except those of President and Vice-President. Such co-optees shall stand for election at the first Annual General Meeting following their co-option.

c) All retiring general officers shall be eligible for re-election without nomination.

d) Any member nominated for any office at an Annual General Meeting must be proposed and seconded, in writing to the Hon. Secretary, by fully subscribed members, four weeks prior to the notified date of the Annual General Meeting. The nominee must be present at the Annual General Meeting or have previously given their written consent to the Hon. Secretary.

e) Fully subscribed members may cast their vote for nominees in writing. Votes cast in this way must be with the Hon. Secretary at least one week prior to the notified date of the Annual General Meeting.

7. FINANCIAL

a) One or more members of the Society, excluding Committee officers, shall be elected Honorary Auditors at the Annual General Meeting.

b) An audited statement of the Society's accounts be submitted to every Annual General Meeting.

c) A minimum of two Trustees shall be appointed by the Committee, subject to ratification by the President and all Vice-Presidents. They shall hold office for their lifetime, or until they resign, or their appointment is otherwise terminated.

8. GENERAL MEETINGS.

a) (i) A minimum of 10 members shall constitute a quorum at a General Meeting.

(ii) The General Meeting Chairman shall have one vote, to be exercised only as a casting vote in the event of other votes proving indecisive.

b) All motions for debate at a General Meeting must be advised, in writing to the Hon. Secretary, not less than four weeks before the date of the notified meeting and must be proposed and seconded by fully subscribed members who shall attend the meeting. All motions shall be subject to a simple majority vote. Any amendments thereto shall be subject to a two thirds majority.

c) Fully subscribed members may vote on motions in writing, such votes must be with the Hon. Secretary at least one week prior to the notified date of the General Meeting.

The Society year shall end on 30th April and the Annual General Meeting shall be held not later than the following 31st October.

e) An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society may be called (i) at the request of the Committee. (ii) At the written request to the Hon. Secretary of no fewer than ten fully subscribed members. Such requests must specify the reason for which the meeting is being called. Lay members requesting the meeting shall be responsible for all costs involved.

9. CONSTITUTION ND RULES.

a) Any proposed alterations to the constitution and rules of the Society can only be made by (i) the Committee or (ii) by a proposal supported by no fewer than ten fully subscribed members, in writing to the Hon. Secretary.

b) Any proposed alterations to the constitution and rules of the Society must be advised, in writing to the membership, not less than four weeks before a notified General Meeting.

c) No alterations can be made to the constitution and rules of the Society without the consent of the membership, as determined by a simple majority vote at a properly notified General Meeting.

10. SECTIONS.

a) Any organisation or section bearing the name 'Old Parmiterian', existing at the date of adoption of these rules, shall be self-managed and self-financed. The Society accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the administra¬tion and control of such organisations and sections.

b) Any member wishing to form any new organisation or section bearing the name 'Old Parmiterian', after the date of adoption of these rules, may do so only with the permission of the Society Committee. Such permission will be subject to rules and conditions laid down by the Committee in writing at the time the permission is given.

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