TEESSIDE BADMINTON DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

 

CONSTITUTION AND RULES

 

UPDATED – JANUARY 2008

 

TITLE – The title of the Association shall be Teesside Badminton Development Association (TBDA)

 

OBJECTIVES:

 

Promote the development of Badminton across the Teesside area, by delivery of the Tees Valley Badminton Development Plan.

 

The Association will be responsible for the following: -

         Co-ordinating all aspects of coaching

Development – Junior & Senior

Tournaments

Performance Centre

Finance

Publicity

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership shall be open to all people who are interested in the development of badminton in the Teesside area.

 

New members must apply to the Secretary and they may apply at any time during the year.

The election of new members shall be in the hands of the Association’s Management Committee.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

 

The AGM will be open to all members of the association.

The date and time of the AGM shall be fixed by the Management Committee.

The purpose of the AGM shall be to:

Receive from the Committee an account of the running of the Association for the previous year.   Elect the officers for the coming year.

         Decide upon any resolution, which may have been duly submitted.

No business shall be voted on at the AGM except agenda items, which have been notified in writing by the Secretary to all members at least seven days prior to the meeting.

 

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING (SGM)

 

The committee may convene a SGM at such times, as it deems necessary.

The Secretary shall convene a SGM upon receiving a written request for one signed by not less than eight members of the Association.

Fourteen days clear notice shall be given in writing to all voting members for any SGM.

 

No business shall be discussed at the SGM except that which has been notified to the membership.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS

 

All levels of subscription shall be decided at the AGM.

 

 

 

 

 

BANKING ARRANGEMENTS

 

Association funds shall be placed in a deposit account of the treasurer’s choosing, with at least two out of four signatories from the Management Committee.  These will be Treasurer, Secretary, Chairperson and one other named Committee Member.

In addition the Treasurer can set up an Instant Access Business Savings Account (to generate interest) and use Business Internet Banking to manage the two accounts.

 

Two Management Committee Members, other than the Treasurer, shall audit the accounts once a year prior to the AGM.

 

MANAGEMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION

 

The whole management of the Association shall be vested in a Management Committee consisting of: Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Senior Coach, Liaison Officer, Development Officer and a committee of no less than three additional elected members.

 

The committee shall be elected annually at the AGM, each retiring member shall be eligible for re-election.

 

In the event of the Association ceasing to exist, all funds remaining after payment of outstanding debts, shall be transferred to the Tees Active Badminton League to be used for badminton development in the Teesside area.

 

POWERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

 

In furtherance of the objectives of the Association, but not otherwise, the Association may: -

a)              Raise funds by any lawful means, except permanent trading.

b)             Accept gifts for any purpose connected with the objectives.

c)       Do anything else within the law, which are necessary for the achievement of the objectives.

d)       Funds held by the Association, shall only be used for the development of badminton in the  Teesside area.

 

POLICY & PROCEDURES

 

The Association agrees to adopt all BADMINTON England Policies & Procedures.

 

The Association will operate an Equal Opportunities Policy. See Appendix.

 

 

 

Constitution & Rules Updated at the Special General Meeting, held 29th January 2008