The Club shall be called ‘The Kendal Squash Rackets Club’
The objects of the Club shall be to provide facilities for the playing of squash or any other sport approved by the Committee, and for the social intercourse of members.
The Club shall be managed by a Committee of ten members, and there shall be three trustees, one or more of whom may be Committee members. The Committee shall consist of the following officers: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Club Captain, Ladies Captain, Vice-Captain and four ordinary members and shall be elected annually at the Annual general Meeting.
The Annual Subscription shall be due on 1st July each year, or any 12 month period from your joining date. There shall be Five classes of membership, namely: Joint Membership of husband and wife Ordinary Membership, Junior Membership,Student Membership, Non-playing membership and Honorary Membership.
Junior Members shall be admitted up to a maximum of 100, the age limits being 8-18 based on their age on 1st September of each year. Junior Members may only use the court at such times as may be prescribed by the Committee and are not eligible to vote.
All members will receive notification that their subscriptions are due Via the booking System in your account. E-mail notification of the Annual General Meeting will be sent out via the clubs Mail chimp group system. Anyone failing to renew his/her subscription shall cease to be a member unless a reason satisfactory to the Committee shall be given for the delay. If the subscription is varied at the Annual General Meeting, then notice of such variation shall be displayed in the Clubhouse and become payable within 14 days of the Annual General Meeting.
Candidates for membership should apply to the membership secretary. Upon payment of the appropriate fees, membership will be granted , subject to the approval of the committee.
The Committee shall have the power to expel any member who shall offend against the Rules of the Club, or whose conduct shall, in the opinion of the Committee, render him/her unfit for membership of the Club. Before any such member is expelled the Secretary shall give him/her seven days written notice to attend a meeting of the Committee and shall inform him or her of the complaints made against him/her. No member shall be expelled without first having the opportunity of appearing before the Committee and answering complaints against him/her.
The Committee shall have the power to alter the rules but no such alterations shall take place until the same have been confirmed at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting convened for that purpose. The Committee shall have powers to make Bye-laws for regulating the conduct and affairs of the Club provided that the same are not inconsistent with these rules. Such Bye-laws shall be binding on all Club members.
A General Meeting of the Club shall be held every year during the month of June to transact the following business: a) to receive and, if approved to adopt a statement of the Club’s accounts b) to consider and, if approved, sanction any duly made alteration of the rules c) to elect a new committee d) to appoint an auditor e) to deal with any special matter which the committee desire to bring before members; and to receive suggestions from the members for consideration by the Committee. f) to consider any motion put forward by members for amendments to the rules, notice of which shall have been received by the Secretary not less than 14 days before the Annual General Meeting. Notice convening the General Meeting shall be sent to members not less than 28 days before the meeting and shall specify the matters to be dealt with.
A Special General Meeting may be convened at any time by the Committee, and shall be convened within 21 days from the receipt of a requisition in writing for such a meeting signed by not less than ten members. Such a requisition must state the business to be considered. Notice convening the Special General meeting shall be sent to members not less than 14 days before the meeting and shall specify the matters to be dealt with.
At Committee Meetings and general Meetings, the Chairman shall preside and shall have a casting vote or additional vote in the event of equality of votes.
At Committee Meetings five shall form a quorum and at General Meetings 12 will form a quorum.
Guests may be introduced by members on payment of a Visitor’s Court fee, the level of the fee to be decided by the Club in General Meeting.
No motion to wind-up the Club shall be valid unless passed by not less than two-thirds of the then voting membership.
In the event of winding-up of the Club, all property of the Club should be realised and the proceeds of such realisation divided equally amongst the voting members.
The Committee shall have the power to deal with any situation not provided for in these rules.