Joint Association Rules.

Joint Association Rules Revised Nov 2020

A JOINT ASSOCIATION COMPRISED OF THE BRIGHTON, HOVE AND DISTRICT BADMINTON ASSOCIATION AND THE WORTHING AND DISTRICT BADMINTON ASSOCIATION

(Affiliated to the Sussex County Badminton Association)

ASSOCIATION RULES (Approved at an EGM on 5 June 2018)

1. NAME                       

 The Joint Association shall be called the Brighton and Worthing Association.

2. OBJECTS   

(a)     To encourage badminton in the district and to assist Clubs and players in every way.

(b)     To organise Leagues for affiliated Clubs.

(c)     To organise and assist in other Competitions and Tournaments as may be considered advisable.

3. OFFICERS   

The Officers of the Association shall consist of: –

The ChairmanThe Treasurer
The SecretaryThe League Secretary
The Tournament Secretary

 4. MANAGEMENT

The affairs of the Association shall be managed by an executive committee consisting of the Officers and five other members, all of whom shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting. A quorum shall consist of four members, including two Officers. Nominations for Officers, Committee and Vice-Presidents must be received by the Secretary at least 7 days before the date of the A.G.M., the consent of the nominee being first obtained. The Committee shall have power to co-opt additional persons and may appoint such Sub-committees as it may think necessary. The Officers of the Association shall be ex-officio members of all such Sub-Committees.

5. MEMBERSHIP    

Membership shall be open to Clubs affiliated to Badminton England, at the discretion of the Association. The travelling time to League matches being a factor in gaining membership.

 6. MEETINGS 

The A.G.M. shall be held before the 31st May of each year. A General Meeting may be called by the Secretary at any time or shall be called at the request in writing of representatives of 5 or more Clubs, the purpose of such a Meeting being clearly defined beforehand. The Secretary shall give Clubs at least 14 day’s notice of any such Meeting. Members of Clubs affiliated to the Association shall be entitled to attend the A.G.M. or other General Meetings if called, but only ONE member of a club shall be allowed to vote.

Notification of meetings will be sent to attendees by electronic mail.

7. SUBSCRIPTIONS 

The Annual Subscription and team Fee, as determined at the A.G.M. shall be payable not later than the date of the fixture meeting of each year or on joining. Any Club wishing to resign from the Association must give notice to the Secretary in writing, otherwise the Club will be liable for the subscription for that year and any entry fee.

8. CHANGE OF RULES         

Association and League Rules shall be altered only at the A.G.M. in accordance with Rule 6, or at a Special General Meeting convened for that purpose. A majority of not less than two thirds of those voting shall be required to carry the resolution to alter Association rules. To carry a resolution to amend League rules a simple majority shall be required. At least 28 days clear notice for change of rules shall be given to the Secretary who shall place it on the agenda.

9. PRESIDENT and VICE-PRESIDENTS   

 A non-executive President to serve for three-year periods, shall be elected at the AGM.

Vice-Presidents shall be elected for life at an A.G.M. Such election general as recognition for service to the Association.

They shall be kept informed of the Association’s activities, so long as they supply up to date contact details.

10. ACCOUNTS         

The Treasurer shall maintain separate accounts for the two Leagues and present them to the A.G.M. for adoption. An independent person will be appointed by the Committee to examine the accounts prior to the AGM.

11. AFFILIATION        

The Association shall affiliate to the Sussex County Badminton Association. All Clubs affiliated to the Association must also be affiliated to the Sussex County Badminton Association.

12. BADMINTON ASSOCIATION OF ENGLAND          

The Rules of the Badminton Association England Ltd shall apply to the Association and affiliated Clubs.

13. COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

 

Clubs should address individuals’ complaints. Club complaints regarding matches or fixtures should be emailed to the League Secretary. Club complaints not related to matches or fixtures should be emailed to the Secretary. The committee will then look into these.

14. WINDING UP

If, upon winding up or dissolution of the Association, there remains funds and property after the payment of all debts and liabilities, the President may distribute to a body with similar aims as the Association, and failing that, to any charitable body of his/her choosing.