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Pownall Probex Club - Cheadle
 Pownall Probex Club Constitution 1. Name The Club shall be called the “Pownall Probex Club” and shall be of male gender, non-political, non-sectarian and non-fundraising.         2.  Objectives The purpose of The Club is to provide the means to enable regular meetings of men who in retirement appreciate the opportunity to meet with others having a similar interest in promoting good fellowship by stimulating discussion and other such activities as will ensure the success of its meetings. 3. Membership The club shall be open to retired or semi-retired men who have been professionals, in business, executives, and individuals who have taken a leading role in an initiative in the workplace, the community or as a volunteer. Applications for membership shall be compliant with the Equalities Act 2010. 4. Management The affairs of The Club shall be managed by a Committee elected from the membership by the Members present at the Annual General Meeting. Members may stand for any position more than once. The Committee shall be responsible for producing and maintaining the Rules for the Club which will be supported by appropriate Policies and Procedures. The rules shall be the controlling document for the management of the Club. 5. Meetings The Annual General Meeting shall be held in October of each year. Club meetings shall be held on a weekly basis on Wednesdays. Minutes of each meeting shall be produced in printed form and be available or read out at the next meeting. The minutes will be agreed by the attending Members and authorised by the Chair of the meeting. There shall be at least three Committee meetings per year. Meetings will not be held on normal club days. Extraordinary General Meetings for matters which would otherwise require AGM consideration may be held at the discretion of the Committee or if a request is made in writing to the Committee and signed by 25% or more ordinary members. 6. Finance and Accounts The club is an unincorporated association and all the activities of the club shall be financed by subscription from the Members. Donations and bequests may be received and used in the furtherance of Club activities. The   Treasurer   shall   keep   an   account   of   all   income   and   expenditure   and   submit   the   accounts,   certified   as examined by the properly appointed examiner, at the AGM. The accounting year shall run from the 1st September to the 31 st  August the following year. 7. Data Protection The Club shall have a Privacy Policy which sets out how the Club collects, keeps and uses data in accordance with current General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 8. Alteration to the Constitution The Constitution may be altered by a resolution passed by not less than two thirds of the members present and voting at a General Meeting. The notice of the General Meeting must include notice of the resolution, setting out the terms of the alteration proposed. 9. Dissolution If the Committee decides that it is advisable to dissolve the Club it shall call an Extraordinary General Meeting to consider dissolution only and shall recommend the allocation of any assets. The money shall not be distributed to members, but shall be donated to one or more voluntary organisations or charitable institutions. vers.  1.0 5 March 2019