1. Name. The name of the club shall be: Chelmsford Bridge Club
2. Objects. The objects of the club are to promote interest in duplicate bridge and to provide facilities for those wishing to play.
3.1 The Managing Committee of the club shall consist of not more than eight elected members including the following honorary officers: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Tournament Director and Records Officer.
3.2 All members of the Committee shall retire at each Annual General Meeting (AGM), but may be re-elected.
3.3 The Committee may fill interim vacancies by co-option.
3.4 At Committee meetings a quorum shall be three commiittee members.
3.5 The Committee may co-opt members to other offices or sub-committees, as necessary, to further the interests of the club.
4.1 Each member shall pay an annual subscription, in advance, at a rate to be decided at the AGM.
4.2 Each member shall also pay table money at a rate to be approved by the Committee.
4.3 All extraordinary expenditure is to be approved by the Committee.
4.4 The Treasurer shall keep an account of all monies received and expended by the club. A complete, audited, financial statement shall be published at least seven days prior to the AGM.
4.5 In the event of a decision to disband the club, the Committee shall appoint a Receiver who shall realise the assets of the club, pay any proven debts of the club, and distribute any remaining balance equally amongst those members fully paid up at the time of the appointment of the Receiver.
5.1 New members may be elected at the discretion of the Committee.
5.2 Every member, when accepted, shall receive a copy of the Constitution.
5.3 The Secretary is to be notified of changes of address.
6.1 Visitors may not play more than four times in any one season, except by permission of the Committee.
7. General Meetings.
7.1 AGM. The AGM of the club shall normally be held in May.
7.2 Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). EGMs shall be convened within one month of receiving a written application from ten or more members. The Committee may convene an EGM at any time at its discretion. The Committee shall give at least seven days notice of an EGM.
7.3 Quorum. A quorum for any General Meeting shall be ten members, including at least four Committee members. No business shall be considered unless a quorum is present.
8. Minutes. Minute books shall be kept in which shall be recorded the proceedings of the Management Committee and of General Meetings.
9. Changes to the Constitution.
9.1 Proposals to change the Constitution shall be supported by at least three members and submitted to the Secretary at least three weeks before the date of a General Meeting.
9.2 This Constitution shall not be rescinded, or amended, except by the vote of a two-thirds majority of the members present at a General Meeting.
10. Rules. The Rules shall be published by the Managing Committee and shall govern the procedures to be adopted in the day-to-day running of the Club.