Who can use this Constitution?
This model form of constitution of a club is designed for use by a group of individuals who come together for the purposes of a sport or other shared interest.
What is this Constitution for?
It could be used for forming a sports club (a tennis, golf, gliding, rowing, sailing, bowling, football or snooker club, for example), and for a wide range of other activities.
What are the main issues?
The Constitution will establish the relationship which the members have to each other and how they operate within the club. A club is often referred to as an unincorporated body. It is not incorporated like a limited company and it is not like a partnership which carries on a business for profit. An unincorporated body will have no real legal identity.
The constitution will set out the name of the club, its main objects and the structure: in other words, who will be eligible as members and how will the club be run.
Usually, there will be a committee responsible for day-to-day running of the club who will be elected by the members. The structure is similar to a limited company, with an annual general meeting when new committee members are elected and the accounts are approved.
The duties of the committee and some of their procedure – e.g. how often they will meet – will be set out in the constitution.
Membership fees and the handling of money will also be catered for as well as the establishment of rules of conduct for the membership.
What detailed terms does the contract contain?
- members’ privileges
- duties and management powers of the committee
- annual general meetings (AGMs)
- special general meetings
- amendments to the constitution
- property and finances
- dissolution of the club
Two appendices are included, allowing for the formation of the club and amendment to its constitution.
You need this document if you want to formalize a sport or other club, and set out its rules of governance and conduct.
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