Title of the Society shall be “SOCIETY OF DERBYSHIRE GOLF
of the Society shall be confined to Gentleman Captains and Ex-Gentleman
Captains of Golf Clubs affiliated to the Derbyshire Union of Golf
Clubs, but the following shall also be eligible at the discretion
of the Executive.
Captains and Ex-Gentleman Captains of other County Union affiliated
Golf Clubs residing in Derbyshire.
applications for membership shall be subject to the approval of
To further the interests of Golf and to maintain its traditions.
(b) To consolidate in its membership, those who have been actively
engaged in the administrative control of Golf Clubs and to give
them the opportunity of contributing their comprehensive experience
to all aspects of the game.
(c) To organise and control such Competitions and Functions as the
governing body of the Society shall be called the Executive and
the control and management shall be vested in it.
Executive shall consist of a President, (who shall also act as Chairman),
Captain, Vice Captain, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and
a Committee of not more that six members, any four members of the
Executive shall form a quorum at any meeting.
PRESIDENT and OTHERS
President, Captain, Vice-Captain, Honorary Secretary and Honorary
Treasurer shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
holder of the Office of President shall be selected by the Captain,
Past Captains and Vice Captain (Captain Elect) of the Society, and
shall be elected/re-elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.
The President may be re-elected for a maximum of five years.
Vice Captain (Captain Elect) shall be selected by the Captain Past
Captains and Captain Elect of the Society at a meeting to be called
by the President.
Committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting to serve
for three years and shall be eligible for re-election. After the
first three years one third of the members shall retire each year
in rotation but shall be eligible for re-election. In the first
instance the order of retirement shall be decided by ballot. The
Executive shall have the power to fill casual vacancies on the Executive
until the next Annual General Meeting.
Accounts of the Society shall be made up to the end of December
in each year and an audited copy thereof shall be presented to the
Annual General Meeting.
Annual General Meeting of the Society shall be held on such date
as shall be decided by the Executive. A Special General Meeting
shall be called by the Honorary Secretary on the requisition in
writing of at least 20 members. The Honorary Secretary shall give
14 days notice of all General Meetings with an Agenda of business.
Any member wishing to move a Resolution at any General Meeting must
send a copy thereof signed by the Proposer and Seconder to the Honorary
Secretary to reach him at least 7 days before such meetings, provided
that this rule shall not apply to resolutions relating to the Society’s
accounts, election of Officers or Committees or resolutions proposed
on the authority of the Executive. Voting on resolutions shall be
by a show of hands unless a ballot shall be demanded by at least
10 members present at the Meeting. In the event of a tie in voting,
the Chairman of the Meeting shall have an additional or casting
7. VICE-PRESIDENTS and OTHERS
Executive shall have the power to nominate Vice-Presidents, who,
in addition to the Founder members shall be ex-officio members of
the Executive so long as they continue to be members of the Society.
The Executive shall have the power to nominate other categories
of Members and to determine the terms of membership.
Annual subscriptions shall be determined by the Executive and shall
be due on March 1st each year and shall be payable by Standing Order
to the Society’s account.
a subscription remains unpaid by the following December 31st, then
the individual membership will be deemed to have lapsed and the
Members name will be removed from the list of Members without further
Competitions and Functions shall be arranged as and when and where
the Executive may decide. All such competitions shall be played
under the Rules of Golf. The decision of the Executive will be final
on all competition matters.
Any Member wishing to resign from the Society shall give notice
thereof to the Honorary Secretary in writing to reach him not later
than the 28th February in any one year.
ALTERATION OF RULES
Member wishing to propose any alteration to these Rules shall, at
least one month prior to the Annual General Meeting make application
to the Executive and, if approved, a Notice of Motion setting out
the proposed alteration or addition shall be circulated with the
notice convening the Annual General Meeting. A majority of 75% of
those voting at such Annual General Meeting shall be required to
authorise any alteration or addition to the Rules.
Society may be dissolved by a resolution proposed at a General Meeting
duly called for the purpose and passed by a majority which shall
comprise 75% of those voting.
The funds of the Society on dissolution shall be expended in discharging
the debts and liabilities of the Society and any balance shall be
expended by the Executive in such manner as the Executive decide.
dispute as to the meaning or construction of these Rules or any
breach thereof shall be decided by the Executive, whose decision
shall be binding on all matters.