The title of the Club shall be Camberley Clay Club.
The objects and aims of the Club shall be to foster and encourage all aspects of shooting in a safe environment, to arrange and organise practice shoots, to arrange matches and competitions, both among members and affiliated clubs, and to improve the standard of shooting among members.
The Executive Committee (the Committee) of the Club shall consist of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Competition Secretary, Safety Officer, Supplies Officer, Range Officer, First Aid Officer and Grounds 0fficer. The Committee shall have the option to appoint up to a further three members, all of whom shall have full voting powers. Five Committee members are required to form a quorum.
All places on the Committee shall be filled by election by Club Members at each Annual General Meeting.
The Committee shall have power to fill any vacancies during the current year and shall have power to form sub-committees as may be required for special purposes.
The Financial year of the Club will be from 1st January to 31st December of that year.
All monies received on behalf of the Club shall forthwith be paid into the account of the Club at the Club’s bank. The Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and one other nominated Committee Member only shall have power to draw on such account with a minimum of two signatories for any transaction.
A copy of the previous year’s accounts shall be made available to every member of the Club at the Annual General Meeting of the Club.
The annual subscription of the Club shall be:
Single Person £36.00
Family Membership £48.00
Colt Member (under 18 years) £12.00
New Members joining during the year shall pay only for the whole months remaining in the year.
Existing Members will pay the full annual subscription if renewing after the 28th February due date.
Membership shall be deemed to have lapsed if subscriptions remain unpaid at 28th February.
A joining fee will be charged upon membership being accepted, as follows:
Single Person £15.00
Family Membership £22.50
Colt Member (under 18 years) £10.00
Family membership shall be restricted to full member and spouse only.
Colt membership shall be open to persons under the age 18 years.
Termination of Colt Membership shall be on the 31st December following the date of the Colt’s 18th birthday. They will then be offered Single Person membership.
All applications for membership must be proposed and seconded by members of at least one year's standing.
The Club shall be affiliated to the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association.
The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held each year, on or prior to the last day of March. Not less than thirty days’ notice shall be given to all members. Resolutions to be proposed and seconded at the meeting shall be given in writing to the Secretary at a minimum 10 days before the meeting. By a majority, attendees at an AGM may waive this rule.
On a petition, signed by at least one-third of the members of the Club, being presented in writing to the Secretary, a special General Meeting shall be called within fourteen days of the date of presentation of the petition to consider the matter contained therein.
The Committee shall have power to form such Bye-laws as they consider will be conducive to the good of the Club and to the encouragement of the sport.
Members of the Club whose conduct is inappropriate and/or gives reason for concern and/or who decline to abide by any of the Rules and Bye-Laws may be expelled or suspended by a resolution passed at a meeting of the Committee where their entrance fee and subscriptions may be forfeited. Members shall have the right to appeal in person to the Committee with regard to any decision affecting them, provided notice of such appeal be submitted to the Committee, in writing, within seven days of notification of the decision.
It is a condition of membership that the Club will not be held responsible for any accident and/or injury by members or to members’ guests.
The shooting calendar of the Club shall run from January to December each year.
A member shall be permitted to accompany a maximum of two experienced shooting guests on any one day.
Dissolution. If, at any General Meeting of the Club, a resolution is passed calling for the dissolution of the Club, the Secretary shall immediately convene a Special General Meeting of the Club, to be held not less than one month thereafter, to discuss and vote on the resolution. If, at that Special General Meeting, the resolution is carried by at least two-thirds of the Full Members present, the Committee shall thereupon, or at such date as shall have been specified in the resolution, proceed to realise the assets of the Club and discharge all debts and liabilities of the Club. After discharging all debts and liabilities of the Club, the remaining assets shall not be paid or distributed amongst the Full Members of the Club, but shall be given or transferred to some other voluntary organisation having objects similar to those of the Club or to a Charitable organisation, in each case of the Committee’s choosing.