Scunthorpe MCC Rules
Name of Club:Scunthorpe Motor Cycle - Club Founded: 1923
The club has for its objects the encouragement and protection of motorcycle interests in the district. The club endeavours to meet the requirements of the competition rider and the tourist/social member by organising various sporting events, social and picnic runs, lectures etc, throughout the year. The club will affiliate annually to the ACU and pay the appropriate affiliation fee.
The annual subscription is £ 5.00 which entitles members to the various benefits attached thereto. The subscription is payable to the Hon. Treasurer at the Annual General Meeting held in January each year. In the case of new members, subscription must be paid within 30 days after their election has been notified.
Candidates for election must be proposed and seconded by two members of the Club and their names submitted for election. Anyone wishing to join the club should apply to any members with whom they are acquainted, or directly to the Hon. Secretary. In the case of new members, subscriptions and entrance fees must be paid within 30 days after their acceptance has been notified. No new members shall participate in any privileges of the members of the club until his current subscription has been paid. Any member wishing to resign his membership shall give notice in writing of his desire to the Hon. Secretary on or before the 31st December in any year; otherwise he shall be liable to pay his subscription for another year
- 1. The Club shall organise competitions open to members of the Club, which can be extended to include other Clubs etc at any status for which the Club and its officials are qualified and that the events are within the provisions of the ACU National Sporting Code of the ACU.
- 2. The Club shall be essentially a members’ Club, and shall be conducted independently of any personal interests.
- 3. The Club shall be governed by a Committee consisting of the President, Chairman and Vice- Chairman, Captain, Hon. Secretary and members; five to form a quorum; the Committee and Officials shall be elected for the year at the Annual General Meeting. In the case of a vacancy occurring in the Officers or Members of the Committee, the Committee shall immediately appoint another person to fill the vacancy until the next Annual General Meeting.
- 4. The Annual General Meeting shall be held at Cole Street Club, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire Special Meetings may be converted by direction of the Committee on the written requisition of not less than one-fifth of the members. Fourteen days’ notice to be given of a General Meeting; seven to form a quorum.
- 5. The Committee shall at the Annual General Meeting present a Report and Balance Sheet, which shall be certified by two Auditors elected at the Annual General Meeting.
- 6. The Committee shall not make any modifications in these Rules nor decide to make any alterations in the Headquarters of the Club, without the Authority of the General Meeting.
- 7. Every member binds himself to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Club, and also by any modification thereof, made in conformity with such Rules and Regulations.
- 8. If any member desires a matter to be brought forward at a General Meeting, the text of such matter shall be sent to the Hon. Secretary at least 10 days before the date of such meeting, so that it may be included in the agenda.
- 9. At General Meetings, whether ordinary or extraordinary, a majority of votes decides a resolution, the Chairman having a casting vote in case of even voting.
- 10. In all cases of dispute or disagreement as to the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations of the club, members accept the decision of the Committee as final and binding.
- 11. In the event of a grave breach, by a member, of the Rules and Regulations of the Club, or of conduct on the part of a member rendering it desirable that he could cease to be a member, a meeting of the Committee shall be converted, at which such member shall be invited to attend, to inquire whether a cause for expulsion has arisen or not. In the event of any member in the opinion of the Committee, being guilty of reckless driving or misbehaviour unsportsmanlike, or ungentlemanly, or prejudicial to the interests of motor cycling, he shall be called before the Committee and, failing a satisfactory explanation, he may be cautioned or suspended, or required to resign his membership. No member shall be expelled or suspended except by a resolution supporting by at least two-thirds of the members of the Committee present at the meeting of the Committee.
- 12. Every member shall be furnished with a copy of the results of the Rules and Regulations together with a list of members, on election.