Genesis Constitution

1. Club Ownership

1.1 The club is a non-profit making organisation owned by all members equally with no members having greater or lesser rights due to their position within the club.

2. Club Members

2.1 Anyone is entitled to apply for membership, and membership is conferred upon payment of the membership fee. The membership fee is non-refundable.

2.2 Membership is for the period of one year, after which members are required to renew their membership, with the appropriate fee.
2.3 Those attending meetings are required to treat each other with respect and refrain from abusive or violent language and behaviour.
2.3a The committee reserves the right, on a majority vote of the club members, to revoke club and committee membership for any individual whose actions put any member, potential member, or reputation of the club at risk.
2.4 Committee members have the authority to ask any member or non-member failing to comply with 2.3 to leave a club meeting.
2.5 The committee, on a majority vote, has the authority to withdraw membership from a member who commits a serious or repeated breach of club rules.
2.6 A committee member who is found to be in breach of behaviour protocols may be asked to step down from the committee, on a majority vote of the remaining committee members.

3. Meetings

3.1 The club will endeavour to meet on average once every four weeks.
3.2 Club meetings are open to both members and general public, although the club reserves the right to refuse admission.
3.3 An entrance fee will be charged for club meetings to cover costs incurred by the meeting. Club members pay a reduced entrance fee.

4. Annual General Meeting (AGM)

4.1 An Annual General Meeting will be held once each year.

5. The Committee

5.1 The committee is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the club.
5.2 Committee members will endeavour to do what is required of them, and any other duties that they volunteer themselves
5.3 Committee positions are: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Liaison Officers (which includes maintaining the website).
5.4 The committee has the right to fill vacant posts as required which must be ratified at the next public meeting.

6. Money Management

6.1 All spending by the committee must go through Treasurer, who makes sure the club stays within its financial limits.
6.2 Any fully paid up member is entitled to request to see any of the clubs financial records after applying in writing and giving four weeks (one public meeting) notice.

7. Extraordinary General Meeting

7.1 Any petition of five fully paid up members can call an extraordinary general meeting, which will be held at the next available public meeting. The committee shall endeavour to inform other members of this meeting.

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