SOCIETY FOR SAILING BARGE
The Society shall be called the Society
for Sailing Barge Research.
To advance public education in the
history of Sailing Barges and the ports from which they sailed: to
foster and encourage research into the history of barge building,
ownership, and the craft themselves and the men who sailed them, and to
provide a forum for those interested in the subject.
Those persons or bodies having
sympathy with the objects of the Society and desiring to further them
and pay the subscription prescribed by the rules.
The membership at the adoption of
Family Membership covering more
than one member of the same family residing at the same address. This
includes Institutional Membership.
Honorary Life Members persons
eminent in the world of barges and invited by the Committee to serve in
this position for life. Honorary Life Members do not pay a subscription.
NOTE: Members of the Society shall not
receive payment either directly or indirectly for their services to the
Society, other than legitimate expenses incurred in the work of the
Members shall pay a subscription for each
period of such an amount as she be fixed from time to time by the
committee. Subscriptions are due on the 1st January annually
and if not renewed by 30th June shall be deemed to have
lapsed. Any member leaving the Society shall not be entitled to any
proportion of his or her subscription for the year returned or remitted.
Any new member joining the Society on or
after the 1st September in any year and paying the
appropriate subscription in force at the time shall be deemed to be a
member for the remainder of that year and the whole of the following
The Society shall be managed by a
Committee consisting of the Officers of the Society, namely Chairman,
Vice Chairman, Secretary, Membership Secretary, Treasurer and not more
than ten other Committee members.
The Chairman, shall be elected for
a three year fixed term and will not be eligible to stand again in the
following three year period.
The Vice Chairman, Secretary,
Membership Secretary & Treasurer shall be elected for three years and
other Committee members shall hold office for one year. All will be
eligible to stand for further periods of office.
The business of the Society shall
be conducted by meetings of the Committee or otherwise as the Committee
shall decide from time to time.
Four members of the Committee
shall form a quorum.
The Committee shall make and
publish such regulations, as they may from time to time deem necessary.
The Committee shall have the power to appoint sub-committees and may
delegate to such sub-committees such of its powers and functions as are
The Committee and any
sub-committee shall have the power to co-opt additional members as
In the absence of the Chairman and
Vice Chairman the Committee shall nominate a member to act as Chairman
for that meeting.
Every member of the Committee
shall have one vote and in the case of an equality of votes on a
particular subject the Chairman shall have the casting vote.
In the event of the retirement or
indisposition of an officer of the Committee a successor may be
appointed by the Committee.
No person may serve on the
Committee of the Society until they have been a member for at least
twelve months. At the Committees discretion a member may be co-opted
onto the Committee during that period as a non voting member to do a
ACCOUNTS The accounts of the
Society shall be kept in a satisfactory manner and shall be made up to
the 31st December each year and shall be duly certified by
the Societys Auditor. A balance sheet shall be circulated to all
Members and Honorary Life Members for consideration at the Annual
AUDITOR The Committee shall
appoint an Auditor to act on its behalf.
CHEQUES All cheques shall be
signed by the Treasurer And either the Chairman or the Secretary.
BANKING ACCOUNTS Banking
Accounts shall be kept in the name of the Society in a bank and/or
Building Society approved by the Committee.
The Annual General Meeting shall
be held not later than 30th June in any year. Members shall
be notified of such meetings not less than 14 days prior to the meeting.
Nominations for election of Officers and Committee Members may be made
in writing to the Secretary prior to the commencement of the meeting or
from the floor during the Annual General Meeting.
Each Member has a right to vote at
any Annual General Meeting either in person or through a proxy and in
the case of an equality of votes on a particular subject the Chairman
shall have the casting vote.
Extra Ordinary General Meetings
may be called at any time at the discretion of the Committee or upon
receipt by the Secretary of a request in writing signed by at least 12
members of voting capacity. Such requests must specify the business to
be discussed at the meeting and no other business shall be transacted at
such a meeting. Members shall be notified of such meetings not less than
14 days prior to the meeting, a quorum of not less than 10% of the full
Society membership or 25 members whichever is the less must be present.
The Committee shall be empowered
to arrange meetings, walks, exhibitions and such activities as they
consider appropriate to the objects of the Society or in association
with any other person, persons or organisations considered appropriate
by the Committee.
Publications The Society shall
produce such journals, newsletters or other communications as the
Committee shall from time to time decide.
The Society may acquire and sell
to members and others such publications and other objects as it may from
time to time be decided by the Committee.
The Society may procure and award
trophies for such achievements as the Committee may from time to time
ALTERATION TO THE RULES
No rules shall be altered except at a
General Meeting: notice of the proposed alteration(s) to be given not
less than 14 days prior to the meeting.
The Society may only be dissolved by a
resolution passed by a majority of the Members at an Extra-Ordinary
General Meeting to be called for that purpose.
MATTERS NOT PROVIDED FOR
Any matters not provided for in these
rules shall be dealt with by the Committee at their discretion.
1983 incorporating amendments confirmed
at the 1982 Annual General Meeting
1987 incorporating amendments confirmed
at the 1986 Annual General Meeting
1996 incorporating amendments confirmed
at the 1994 Annual General Meeting
2003 incorporating amendments confirmed
at the 2003 Annual General Meeting
2011 incorporating amendments confirmed
at the 2011 Annual General Meeting
2012 incorporating amendments confirmed
at the 2012 Annual General Meeting