1 The Association shall be called the NEWBURY AND DISTRICT BADMINTON ASSOCIATION and shall be affiliated to Berkshire County Badminton Association.
2 The Association shall consist of Clubs duly affiliated to their County Association and players playing badminton in accordance with the laws and regulations laid down by the International Badminton Federation.
3 The Objects of the Association shall be :-
  • To organise and control the Newbury and District Badminton Leagues, and such other competitions and events as shall be deemed appropriate.
  • To advance the interests of the sport of badminton and the players associated with the game in every way possible
  • To employ the funds of the Association in a manner as shall be deemed for the best interests of the game.
4 The Officers of the Association shall be the Chairman, District Secretary, Treasurer and Fixture Secretary, who shall be elected at an Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Nominations for the above positions must be submitted in writing to the District Secretary no later than 31st March. Each nomination must be proposed and seconded by a registered member of a currently affiliated club. In the event of insufficient nominations being received by the prescribed date, nominations for unfilled positions may be taken from the floor at the AGM.

5 The affairs of the Association shall be managed by an Executive Committee consisting of the Officers ex-officio and a minimum of three and a maximum of five other persons to be elected annually at the AGM
6 The control of the Association shall be vested in a General Committee consisting of members of the Executive Committee and one nominated representative from each club.
7 An AGM shall be held at which only officers and members of the Executive Committee, and TWO representatives from each of the affiliated clubs in the past season shall be allowed to vote. Ten voting members shall form a quorum.

Officers reports shall be presented at the AGM

The financial end of year in 30th June. Accounts will be presented at the First General Committee Meeting of the new season.

8 The AGM shall be held no later than 31st May in any one year. Any proposed changes to the Constitution or Rules must be received in writing by the District Secretary no later than 31st March.

Four weeks notice shall be given of the AGM in the form of an Agenda which will include any proposed changes to the Constitution or Rules.
9 The Constitution or Rules of the Association shall not be altered or rescinded except by a majority vote at an AGM or Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). In the event of a tied vote the status quo shall be maintained.

To call an EGM, requests from ten or more Affiliated Clubs must be received in writing, by the District Secretary of the Association. Four weeks notice should be given to all Clubs of the date for the EGM.
10 The General Committee will be expected to meet at least once between AGM's. Ten voting members shall form a quorum at a General Committee meeting. The committee shall have the power to co-opt such non-voting members as it considers necessary, and to appoint sub-committees as considered necessary.
11 The Executive Committee will be expected to meet a minimum of three times between AGM's. Four voting members shall form a quorum at an Executive Committee meeting. The Executive Committee shall have power to co-opt such members as it's business may require, and to appoint sub-committees as considered necessary.
12 Any point not covered by the Rules or this Constitution or in need of clarification shall be dealt with by the General Committee whose decision must be final.
13 All protests and complaints must reach the District Secretary of the Association in writing on or before the 7th day following any incident causing complaint. The matter shall then be considered by the Executive Committee whose decision shall be final, subject to the right of appeal to the General Committee.
14 Appeals against any decision of the Executive Committee to the General Committee on any matter must be made to the District Secretary of the Association in writing on or before the 7th day after the decision was posted. The appeal shall be considered by the General Committee whose decision is then final.

May 2003


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