Strand On The GreenAssociation

CONSTITUTION

STRAND ON THE GREEN ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION

(Adopted at the AGM on 24 November 1980; last amended at the AGM on 10 December 2009)

 

1.         NAME

The name of the Association shall be: STRAND ON THE GREEN ASSOCIATION.

 

2.         OBJECTS

The Association has been formed with the object of protecting Strand on the Green and its unique character and community.

 

3.         PROCESS

To achieve this object the Association will:

a. Seek early information of proposed changes on or near Strand on the Green;

b. Co-operate in all possible ways with any effort for the improvement or conservation of the Strand and its neighbourhood;

c. Examine any changes which appear inimical to the common interest and either oppose them or seek their modification;

d. Invoke the support of the public for such activities, believing that the continued well-being of this historic and beautiful place is for the common good and the enjoyment of all;

e. Preserve records of matters of interest concerning Strand on the Green, whether topographical, architectural, personal or historical; and

f. Arrange, from time to time, social functions.

 

4.         MEMBERSHIP

Membership shall be open to all residents of Strand on the Green and to all who are interested in furthering the Aims of the Association. Membership shall lapse if the subscription is unpaid for six months after it is due.

 

5.         SUBSCRIPTIONS

The annual subscription fee payable on 1st January shall be whatever reasonable sum the Executive Committee shall determine from time to time. There shall be one subscription fee for each household and up to two members are allowed to vote for each subscription. If more than two residents in any household wish to be members and vote at Association Meetings, then this must be covered by further subscriptions.

 

6.         MEETINGS

An Annual General Meeting shall be held to receive the Committee’s Report and Accounts, and to elect officers and members of the Committee. No proxy votes are allowed at meetings of the Association. The Executive Committee shall decide when any other meetings of the Association shall be held. A meeting must be called by the Executive Committee if ten members so require.

 

7.         OFFICERS

The officers of the Association may consist of a President, and shall consist of a Chairman of the Executive Committee, an Honorary Secretary, an Honorary Treasurer and an Honorary Archivist. The officers, other than the President, shall relinquish their office every year and shall be eligible for re-election at the Annual General Meeting.

 

8.         EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee shall consist of not more than eight members, including the Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Archivist, and this Executive Committee shall direct the activities of the Association. The President may attend meeting of the Executive Committee but may not vote at such meetings. A quorum shall consist of three members of the Committee. The Executive Committee can co-opt a member or members of the Association on to the Committee. In the event of the Committee wishing to oppose or modify a planning application by a member, the Committee will consult with the member and subsequently send him copies of correspondence dealing with the application sent to the authorities.

 

9.         ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE    

The Members of the Committee shall relinquish their office every year and shall be eligible for re-election at the Annual General Meeting.

 

10.       WINDING-UP

In the event of the winding-up of the Association, the disposal of funds shall be decided by a majority vote at a meetings of members.