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 INDEX

1.      Name and Headquarters of the Club

2.      Objectives

3.      Membership

4.      Classes of Membership

5.      Subscription Fees

6.      Liability of Subscriptions

7.      Levies

8.      Alteration of Classes of Membership

9.      Legal position of the Club

10.    Committee, Management of the Club

11.    Powers and duties of the Committee

12.    Duties of Office Bearers

13.    Financial Matters

14.    Fines

15.    Removal and re-instatement of Office Bearers

16.    Meetings

17.    Ballots

18.    Discipline

19.    Member's addresses

20.    Limitation of Liability

21.    Indemnity

22.    Winding up of the Club

23.    Constitutional Amendments

24.    Rules

25.    Sub Section: Richard's Bay Light Tackle Boat

26.    Sub Section: Sub-Section Zululand Jet Ski Club

27.    Sub Section: Sub-Section Zululand Fishing Ski Club 

28.    Sub Section: Zululand Police Deep Sea  Angling Club

 

THE RICHARDS BAY SKI-BOAT CLUB. (RBSBC).

1.2

The Headquarters of the Club shall be situated at:

Davidson Lane, Meer en See.
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2 .OBJECTIVES OF THE CLUB:

The objectives of the Club shall be:

2.1

To promote, foster and control the sport of angling from boats in deep sea, offshore and Estuary waters for pleasure only.

2.2

To organise Social Activities, to promote Sportsmanship and Good Fellowship among members. To promote membership of the Richard's Bay Ski-Boat Club.

2.3

To assist the Richard's Bay Port Authorities in the efficient operation and control of boating in the Richard's Bay Harbour and Seaboard.

2.4

To affiliate with any National, Provincial or International body having objectives similar to those of the Club and to follow the rules and regulations laid down from time to time by the South African Deep Sea Angling Association (SADSAA), the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), or other accepted International bodies, as may be directed by the Committee.

2.5

To utilise the property and revenue of the Club from whatever source derived to further the objectives of the Club and for such other purposes as the Club may from time to time deem necessary or desirable.

2.6

To establish such Boards, Committees, Panels or Bodies as may be deemed necessary.

2.7

To purchase, improve, take on, lease, exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any movable or immovable property or rights or privileges whatsoever, which may be deemed necessary, suitable or convenient for the implementation or attainment of the aims and objectives of the Club, and to sell, let or hire or otherwise dispose of the whole or any part of the assets of the Club upon such terms and conditions as the Club may from time to time deem fit.

2.8

To open and operate banking and/or savings accounts and to invest money on such terms and conditions as may be deemed expedient.

2.9

To raise funds or borrow money from time to time to further the aims and objectives of the Club.

2.10

To engage and terminate the services of persons, companies or concerns as may be deemed expedient to give effect to the objectives of the Club.

2.11

To keep records of fish caught on rod, reel and line from boats.

2.12

To organise competitions or tournaments as may be decided upon from time to time by the Committee or Controlling Body.

2.13

To make awards of Trophies, Cups, Medals or prizes as may become available for competitions.

2.14

To select or propose suitably qualified anglers to represent the Club or Province in competitions or tournaments.

2.15

To guard, protect or defend the members of the Club against such acts, conduct or behaviour which may be prejudicial to the interest or reputation of the Club.

2.16

To do such lawful things as may be in the interest of the Club and its members and which are not inconsistent with the objectives or any matter specifically provided for in this Constitution.

2.17

Membership of the Club shall be available to all individual persons irrespective of race, colour, creed or gender.

2.18

To establish, inaugurate or promote sport sub-sections, to grant to any such sub-sections any benefits or privileges which may be requisite or necessary, and to enter into arrangements or contracts with any person, club or body for the promotion of sport or for mutual interest.
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3. MEMBERSHIP:

3.1

Members of the Richard's Bay Ski-Boat Club shall be persons engaged or interested in the sport of angling or other water sporting activities in its many forms, or those who are interested in enjoying the social amenities of the Club.

3.2

Each application for membership shall be made on a form of application compiled and decided upon from time to time by the Committee and shall be signed by the applicant.

3.3

No candidate shall be admitted to membership until his application shall have been displayed on the Club's notice board for a period of at least 30 days, and shall have been screened and approved by the Committee at a normal meeting.

3.4

Each candidate shall with his application tender his fees and such levies as might at the time be required.

3.5

Membership may be refused by the Committee without having to give any reasons.
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4. CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP:

4.1

Ordinary member (family unit).

Any person over the age of eighteen years shall, subject to the approval of the Committee, as provided, be eligible for membership as an ordinary member.

In the case of an ordinary member who is married, membership shall comprise of the member, his or her spouse and their bona fide children under the age of eighteen years. Whereas a person who is over the age of eighteen and still a full time student dependant on parents for support, shall still be considered to be part of the family unit for the purposes of membership until that person becomes self-supporting.

Husband and wife shall have all the rights and privileges as would be conferred on any ordinary member and their children, those conferred on junior members.

However, only the applicant shall be eligible to vote at a meeting or ballot.

4.2

Junior Member

Any person under the age of eighteen years, who is not already a member by virtue of a family membership, shall be eligible for membership as a junior member. Junior members will not be eligible for a vote.

4.3

Social Member

Social members are those persons who wish to enjoy the social services provided by the Club and who do not wish to engage in any of the sporting activities. Social members shall not be eligible for a vote on matters concerning the operation and safety of boats and boating.

4.4    

Honorary Life Member

A member who has held membership of the Club in good standing for an unbroken period of twenty five years shall become eligible to qualify for the status of Honorary

LifeMember.  On confirmation, he shall from the beginning of the following financial year be absolved from the liability of making further annual membership subscriptions

and will retain his voting rights but will remain liable for any levies and affiliation fees.

4.5    

Life Member

Life members are those upon whom life membership has been conferred for outstanding services to the Club. Any persons considered to be eligible

shall have a written motivation completed recording the justification for the honour which will require a unanimous vote of acceptance by the

Committee and confirmed by a majority at

a properly constituted general meeting. A life Member shall be absolved from the liability of making further

annual membership subscriptions and will retain his voting rights but will remain liable for affiliation fees. 

4.6    

Honorary Member

Honorary membership may be conferred on individuals, concerns or associations by unanimous vote of the

Committee for specified periods only.

4.7    

Temporary Members

Temporary members shall mean persons who have been admitted as such for specified temporary periods

only, as may be provided for in the rules from time to time.   Temporary members shall not be entitled to vote at

any Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting of the Club.
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5. SUBSCRIPTIONS:

5.1

With the exception of those members who fall under the provisions of Clauses 4.4 and 4.5 all categories of

members will be required to pay annual subscriptions as fixed by the Committee and agreed upon by a

general meeting.

5.2

A new member elected after the 1st of November each year will only be required to pay half of the annual subscription for his first period of membership up to the end of February the following year when the member will become liable for the following year's full subscription fee.

5.3

Social Members

Social members' annual subscription fees will be determined by the Committee from time to time. The Committee will, however, give notice of any proposed changes, to each member so affected, three months proceeding the date on which any change shall come into effect.

5.4

Senior Member

A member who has reached the age of 60 years shall be entitled to a fifty percent (50%) reduction in the prescribed annual subscription fee.

5.5

Junior Members

A junior member as defined in 4.2 will be eligible to pay fifty percent (50%) of the prescribed annual subscription fees until he reaches the age of 18 years when he will be considered an ordinary member and eligible for payment of the full subscription fee.

5.6

Temporary Members

The fees for temporary members and the limits of temporary membership shall be determined by the Committee from time to time.
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6. LIABILITY OF SUBSCRIPTIONS:

6.1

Subscriptions are due on the 1st day of March  each year.

6.2

A member whose subscriptions or other liabilities to the Club remain outstanding on the date of the Annual General Meeting, in any year, shall be considered to have fallen out of good standing and shall have his membership suspended, whereupon he shall have forfeited his right to a vote at a Meeting or Annual General Meeting or to, eligibility as an office bearer and participation in any of the Club's activities or privileges.

A member who in these circumstances has had his membership and privileges suspended, shall be allowed to reinstate his good standing by making up his arrears until May the 31st in any one year, whereafter he shall cease to be a member and shall have his name struck off the membership list.

6.3

Members whose membership have been terminated in terms of Clause 6.2 and who thereafter wish to be reinstated as members, will be required to file a new membership application together with the full payments of such amounts as shall be stipulated by the Committee.

Under no circumstances, however, may such a reinstated member be permitted to participate in the subscription concession allowed for new members (Clause 5.2) elected after November 01.
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7. LEVIES:

7.1

The Committee shall have the right to impose a levy as decided upon at a general meeting, on all or only specified classes of members as may be deemed advisable and any such levy shall in all respects be treated as an additional subscription upon notification through the usually accepted channels of communication.
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8. ALTERATION OF CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP:

8.1

Any member whose status changes from one class of membership to another class of membership shall notify the Secretary of such change and shall become liable for such subscription or other liability as may be applicable to his new class of membership.
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9. LEGAL POSITION OF THE CLUB:

9.1

The Club is not formed for the purpose or carrying on any business or enterprise that has as its objective the acquisition of gain by members.

9.2

The Club is liable only for its own debts and any assistance granted to any person or body shall not render it liable for the debts of such person or body.

9.3

The Club may sue in the names of its Chairman and Secretary in any Court of Law in the Republic of South Africa. All processes of law shall be regarded as validly served on the Club if served on the Chairman or Secretary personally but such Officers shall not be personally liable for any loss suffered.

9.4

All property of the Club, movable and immovable, shall be vested and registered in the name of the:

RICHARD'S BAY SKI-BOAT CLUB.

9.5

A copy of the Constitution and Rules of the Club certified as such by the Chairman or Secretary, may be accepted as evidence for any purpose whatsoever.
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10. COMMITTEE:

10.1

The management and control of the Club shall be vested in a committee consisting of ten fully paid up ordinary, life members or honorary life members (as provided for in Clauses 4.4 and 4.5) of the Richards Bay Ski-Boat Club with interests as defined in Clause 2.1 of this Constitution and of which at least sixty percent shall be boat owners.The Commodore, the Vice-Commodore and the Secretary may only be elected from the main ski-boat club members and not from the affiliated club members.

10.1.1

The Commodore:

Who shall be the Chairman of the Committee.

10.1.2

The Vice - Commodore:

Who shall be the Deputy Chairman of the Committee.

10.1.3

The Secretary:

10.1.4

The Treasurer:

10.1.5

The Safety Officer:

10.1.6

Five other Officers whose portfolio's will be determined by Committee requirements.

10.2

The Committee shall have the authority to co-opt any member of good standing to assist and serve the Committee, up to a maximum of four (4) members, but non port folio co-opted members shall not be eligible to a vote at a Committee Meeting. The Committee shall also have authority to constitute sub-committees and to co-opt additional members of good standing to serve on these.

10.3

Should any position on the Committee become vacant in between Annual General Meetings, the remaining members of the Committee may elect a substitute to occupy that position until the next Annual General Meeting.

10.4

Members wishing to stand for election at an Annual General Meeting for any position on the Committee shall be required to submit a completed nomination form to the Secretary no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting. The nomination will be displayed on the Club's Notice Board.

10.5

Such nominations shall be signed by a proposer and a seconder and counter signed by the nominee, indicating his undertaking to take office if elected.

10.6

All elections shall be by way or secret ballot, by the members present at the Annual General Meeting who are entitled to vote.

10.7

With the exception of the Safety Officer, who shall be a suitably qualified person nominated and elected by the Committee.

10.8

All elected members of the Committee shall serve for a period of one year and shall be eligible for subsequent re-election at following general meetings with the exception of the Commodore, Vice-Commodore, Secretary and Treasurer who shall be elected to serve for a period of two years and shall retire by rotation each year.

The Commodore and Secretary shall retire in odd numbered years and the Vice-Commodore and

Treasurer in even numbered years.   A member shall have served on the Committee as an elected member

for a period of at least one year before becoming eligible for the office of Commodore. Whilst the

Commodore may stand for election for a second two year term of office, he may not serve in the capacity of

Commodore for a continuous period of longer than four years without stepping down for a period of one year

before nominating for re-election to the post of Commodore. He will, in the recess year, be eligible for

election as a committee member.

10.9

In the normal course of events, the members of the committee shall be elected exclusively from those incumbents who have complied with the nomination requirements contained in Clauses 10.4 and 10.5 of this Constitution.  However, notwithstanding these provisions and only in the event that the receipt of the prescribed nominations falls short of the required number of members required to fill the Committee’s requirements, shall a procedure of nominating and electing members for the vacant positions take place from the floor by members attending the annual general meeting.

Proposals will be called for from members at the meeting, acceptance(s) by the nominee(s) followed by a

secondment.  Should there be more than one proposal for a position the appointee will be determined by

means of a vote taken by members of the meeting, where the incumbent with the highest recorded votes will

succeed to the position.

(a)        Only in the event of three or more persons having objections to the election of a nominee who has complied with the provisions of Clauses 10.4 and 10.5, the objectors will have to submit reasons for their objections in writing to the Committee, at least five days prior to the date of the meeting, to enable the committee to consider the objections and to present them to the members of the meeting for their decision, before any votes are taken.

(b)        In the event that nominations have been proposed from the floor at a general meeting from nominees prepared to stand for election, the objector(s) will be required to deliver their reasons verbatim for the consideration of the members present at the meeting, who will then take a vote and determine whether the objection will be upheld and the nominee disqualified.
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11. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE:

The Committee shall, subject to the general direction and control of General Meetings and to the provisions of this Constitution, have powers:-

11.1

To acquire, either by purchase, lease or otherwise any movable or immovable property on behalf of the Club and to sell, let, mortgage or otherwise deal with or dispose of any movable or immovable property belonging to the Club, provided that no movable or immovable property shall be acquired, sold, mortgaged, let or leased, other than items within the limit defined in 13.4, unless approval for such action shall have been obtained at an Annual or Special General Meeting.

11.2

To invest and deal with the monies or assets of the Club not immediately required to be used, in such manner, upon such conditions and upon such securities as may be determined from time to time and to open and operate banking accounts in the name of the Club.

11.3

To engage and dismiss employees of the Club. To fix their remuneration and define their duties.  The

engagement of employees must be contracted on acceptable conventional methods.  The receipt of a form

of application, a CV, a proper interview by a suitably appointed panel of committee members, the issue of a

letter of appointment setting the incumbents, duties, working hours, holidays, sick leave and notice period.

11.4

To make, amend or repeal rules relating to procedural, administrative and disciplinary matters, the management of the affairs of the Club and of all matters connected with the Club and its activities provided such rules are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution or with any legislation.

11.5

To appoint, dismiss and regulate the functioning of sub committees granting them sufficient powers to perform

their assignations but at all times remaining responsible and reporting to the Club’s elected committee.

11.6

To admit or refuse to admit persons to membership of the Club, to fix the conditions under which former

members of the Club may be re-admitted to membership of the Club and to suspend, fine or expel any member

if he infringes any of the provisions of this Constitution or rules or acts in a manner which is detrimental to the

interests of the Club and its members, or in contradiction to the expressed instructions of the members at a

general meeting who have, as a majority during a ballot or vote indicated their wishes.

11.7

To institute or defend legal proceedings by or against the Club or on behalf of or against individual members in connection with their membership.

11.8

To settle any matter in dispute which has been submitted in writing to the Committee.

11.9

To keep a register of members and to remove from such register the name of any member who has ceased to be a member of the Club for any reason.

11.10

To resolve any doubt or dispute as to the interpretation of any of the provisions of this Constitution or rules made under it.

11.11

To do such other lawful things as in the opinion of the Committee, appear to be in the interest of the Club or its members and which are not inconsistent with the objectives set out in Clause 2 or any matters specifically provided for in the Constitution.

11.12

To appoint a Selection Committee, which will consist of a Convenor, two other Committee members and two alternatives, to select suitable members and teams to represent the Club at tournaments.

11.13

A member may not use the facilities of the Club for trading, or personal gain without the approval of the Committee.

11.14

A member may not be a person who uses his position as a member or on the Committee to improve or influence his personal commitments or business.
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12. OFFICE BEARERS:

12.1

The duties and functions of the office bearers shall be:

12.1.1

COMMODORE:

The Commodore shall preside in the capacity of Chairman at all meetings at which he is present, enforce observance of the Constitution of the Club, sign minutes of meetings after confirmation, generally exercise supervision over the affairs of the Club and perform such duties as by usage and custom pertain to this office.

The Commodore shall be empowered to make announcements, press releases, communications with the press, media or other bodies.

The Commodore shall not have a deliberative vote, but in the event of equality he shall have a casting vote.

12.1.2

VICE-COMMODORE:

The Vice-Commodore shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Commodore in the absence of the latter.

12.1.3

SECRETARY:

The Secretary shall receive requisitions for meetings, issue notices of meetings, conduct all correspondence of the Club, keep originals of letters received and copies of letters despatched and at each meeting of the Committee, read the correspondence which has taken place since the previous meeting, attend all meetings and record minutes of the proceedings.

12.1.4

TREASURER:

The Treasurer shall collect subscriptions, fees, fines and levies, issue official receipts for all monies received. Submit reports and financial reconciliations in regard to the financial position of the Club to the Committee at each month's Committee meeting and audited accounts at the Annual General Meeting.

He shall also take the necessary steps to maintain a register of members, keep proper books of account, ensure that accepted accounting and cash handling practices are strictly implemented.

Prepare year-end financial reconciliations which shall be audited in accordance with sound accounting practice, and presented to all members at the Annual General Meeting together with a report from the person having carried out the audit. (The person carrying out the audit is to be qualified in accounting practices but not necessary be a chartered accountant or a company of auditors.)

The Treasurer shall ensure that a register of the Club's assets is maintained and that these are adequately insured.

12.2

ACTING COMMODORE:

In the event of both the Commodore and the Vice-Commodore being unable, either temporarily or permanently to perform their duties, the Committee shall appoint a member of the Committee to act as Commodore until the Commodore or Vice-Commodore is able to resume his duties or, in the event of the Commodore or Vice-Commodore being permanently unable to perform their duties, until the ensuing General Meeting when a new Commodore and Vice-Commodore shall be elected.
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13. FINANCE:

13.1

The Club's financial year shall end on the last day of February each year

13. 2

All amounts due to or collected on behalf of the Club, shall be paid to the Treasurer who shall deposit them in such bank as may be decided upon by the Committee.

13.3

The funds of the Club shall be applied to the payment of expenses, the acquisition of property and the objectives specified in Clause 2 and such other lawful purposes as may be decided upon by a General Meeting or by members voting by ballot for the attainment of the objectives specified in Clause 2 of this Constitution.

13.4

No single expenditure in excess of R50 000.00 in any one year, other than the remuneration of employees of the Club, purchase of bulk fuel or payment in respect of an item or service acquired in the normal day to day business of the Club, shall be met from the funds of the Club, unless such expenditure is approved by a General Meeting.   Payments for expenditure shall require written approval of the Committee and shall be made by cheque and signed by two authorized signatories.   Electronic payments may be made, provided that such payments are electronically approved by two authorized signatories.

13.5

Payments other than those specified in Sub-Clause 13.3 of this Clause, shall require the approval of the Committee and shall be made by cheque and signed by two appointed signatories except if the amount in question is of a minor nature or expediency requires a cash payment when, with the approval of the Committee, payment may be made from Petty Cash.. Electronic payments may be made provided that such payment is electronically approved by the club administrator and one of the authorised committee members or alternatively two authorised committee members
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14. FINES:

14.1

Whenever in this Constitution provision is made for the imposition of a fine on a member, such fine shall be determined by the Committee.
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15. REMOVAL AND RE-INSTATEMENT OF OFFICE BEARERS:

15.1

If at any time not less than 30 (thirty) members of the club in good standing, submit a written request to the

Committee for the calling of a general meeting for the taking of a ballot of the members in order to determine

whether an office bearer named in such request shall be removed from office, such a meeting shall be

convened with the exclusive and sole purpose of taking a ballot on the subject matter adopting the same

procedures of notification as that required for any General Meeting. Such a ballot shall be conducted within 30

(thirty) days of the receipt of the request by the Committee.

If at the resultant ballot not less than 60% (sixty percent) of the paid up members present and in good standing

vote in favour of his removal, the office bearer concerned shall vacate his office as from the date on

which the result of the ballot is known.

15.2

Whenever an office bearer has been removed from office in terms of this Constitution but otherwise than under Sub Clause 15.1 of this Clause, not less than 30% (thirty percent) of the Club's paid up members in good standing may not later than 30 (thirty) days after the date of such removal, submit a written request to the Committee for the taking of a ballot of members in order to determine whether the office bearer so removed from office, shall be reinstated and such ballot shall be conducted within 30 (thirty) days after the receipt of the request by the Committee.

The office bearer concerned shall be reinstated if at the ballot not less than 60% (sixty percent) of the paid up members present at the meeting and in good standing at the Club, vote in favour thereof.
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16. MEETINGS:

16.1

A General Meeting of members of the Club shall be held at least once every six months on a date to be fixed by the Committee. Special General Meetings shall be called whenever desired by a majority of the Committee or upon a requisition signed by not less than 30 (thirty) paid up members of the Club in good standing. Such a special General Meeting shall be called within one month from the date of the decision of the majority of the Committee or from the date of receipt of the requisition by the Secretary.

16.2

Notices of General Meetings showing the business to be transacted thereat shall be given to members in writing by the Secretary not less than 45 (forty five) days before the dates of such meetings provided that in the case of Special General Meetings, such shorter written notice, being not less than 7 (seven) days, as may be decided by the Committee, may be given.

16.3

The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held in the first week of May in each year or as soon as possible thereafter, but not later than May 31 in each year.

16.4

All motions at a General Meeting shall be reduced to writing and shall be delivered to the Secretary for

inclusion in the agenda at least 14 (fourteen) days before the date of the General Meeting, except in the

event of a Special General Meeting, where the written motion shall be delivered to the Secretary for inclusion in

the agenda, at least 3 (three) days before the date of the Special General Meeting. No other matters will be

discussed at a General Meeting excepting those subjects appearing on the agenda.

No motions shall be considered unless seconded.   All matters forming the subject of motions shall, unless otherwise provided herein, be voted upon by a show of hands and shall, unless otherwise provided, be decided by the votes of a majority of those present except in the case of elections when the candidates up to the required number receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected.

16.5

No member shall be allowed to speak for longer than 10 (ten minutes) on any matter unless a majority of those present agree.

16.6

All matters of procedure on which this Constitution is silent shall be decided on motion by a majority vote of the members present at a General Meeting.

16.7

The Committee shall ordinarily meet at least once every month on a date to be fixed by the Commodore. Special meetings of the Committee shall be called by the Commodore whenever he deems it advisable or upon a requisition signed by not less than a third of the members of the Committee, in which event the meeting shall be called within 7 (seven days) of receipt of the requisition by the Commodore.

16.8

Members of the Committee shall be notified of the time and place of meetings of the Committee by the Secretary. Every meeting will be served with an Agenda.

16.9

The quorum for an Annual or any General Meeting shall be 30 (thirty) paid up members and in good standing, and for Meetings of the Committee, a third of the members of the Committee. If within 30 (thirty) minutes of the time fixed for any meeting, a quorum is not present, the meeting shall stand adjourned for 14 (fourteen days) (and if that day is a public holiday, then the next succeeding working day) at the same time and place.

At such adjourned meeting of which written notice shall be given, the members present shall form a quorum.

16.10

At every General Meeting, the minutes of the last preceding General Meeting shall be read by the Secretary and signed by the presiding officer after confirmation. Minutes of Meetings of the Committee shall be similarly dealt with by the body.

16.11

The proceedings of any meeting shall not be invalidated by reason of non receipt by any member of the notice of the meeting.

16.12

Minutes of all Committee Meetings will be displayed on the Clubs Notice Board.

16.13

A Committee Member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings without condonable reasons, shall have forfeited his rights as a Committee Member.
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17. BALLOTS:

17.1

Only the members in good standing and present at a Meeting, Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting may vote or take a ballot.  Proxy votes or mail votes may not be admitted.

17.2

In addition to those cases in respect of which the taking of a ballot is compulsory in terms of this Constitution, a ballot on any question shall be taken if a General Meeting or the Committee so decides.

17.2.1

Ballots shall be conducted in the following manner:

17.2.2

Two scrutineers shall be appointed by the Management Committee to supervise any ballot and to ascertain the results thereof.

17.2.3

Each voter shall, in the presence of the scrutineers complete, fold and deposit his ballot paper in a container provided for the purpose.

17.2.4

Ballot papers shall not be signed or marked in any way apart from the mark required to be made by a member recording his vote. Papers bearing any other marks shall be regarded as spoilt and shall not be counted.

17.2.5

On completion of the ballot or as soon thereafter as possible, the result thereof shall be ascertained by the scrutineers in the presence of the Commodore and Vice Commodore and made known through the Commodore. In the case of elections, the candidates up to the required number receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected.

17.2.6

Ballot papers, including spoilt papers, shall be placed in a sealed container after they have been counted and shall be retained by the Secretary for not less than one year.
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18. DISCIPLINE:

18.1

A member may be reprimanded and cautioned, suspended, fined or expelled as may be determined by a

disciplinary committee.  A Disciplinary Committee shall be constituted with at least three committee members

presiding.

18.1.1

If the member fails, within 14 (fourteen) days of a written request by the Secretary, to pay fines or levies which are more than three months in arrear.

18.1.2

Infringes any of the terms of this Constitution, or the rules of the Club, or acts in a manner which is detrimental to the interests of the Club or its members.

Provided that a decision to expel a member shall first be ratified by the Committee before being implemented and, provided that there shall be a right to appeal against expulsion to the first ensuing General Meeting. Notice of any such appeal shall be presented to the Secretary in writing within 14 (fourteen) days of the date on which the decision was communicated to the person concerned.

18.2

No disciplinary action may be taken against a member until he has been afforded the opportunity to state his case personally at a meeting of the Disciplinary Committee. The member shall be given at least three days notice in writing by the Secretary of the date of the hearing and the subject of the infringement which is to be investigated.

18.3

A member who has appeared before the Disciplinary Committee in accordance with sub-clause 18.1.2 shall if

he is dissatisfied with the decision of the Disciplinary Committee and has lodged an appeal in the manner

herein provided, have the right to reinstate his case by applying his reasons in a written statement to the

Committee which will be presented to the following general meeting for consideration.  Should the meeting

decide in favour of having the case re-heard a further disciplinary hearing shall be instituted and presided over

by three independent elder personalities of the Club.

         

Their decision will be final and no further appeals will be considered.

18.4

A member shall be entitled to call witnesses in support of his case when appearing before a meeting of the Disciplinary Committee.  The hearing will be  conducted between the adjudicators, the member and any witnesses called by either of them.

No legal representatives will be admitted to a hearing.

18.5

Any decision of the Disciplinary Committee ratified by the Committee to expel a member, in terms of this Clause shall, when an appeal has been lodged, be subject to further confirmation by the General Meeting at which the case will be presented. Pending confirmation of the General Meeting, such member shall remain under suspension.

18.6

Notwithstanding any of the conditions of appeal stated herein, no lodging of an appeal shall be validated unless all dues, monetary and otherwise, to the Club, are made good together with the appeal. The appealing member will be required to demonstrate his Bona Fides even if the subject of the hearing was in respect of disputed debts. In the event of an overpayment being proved, the Club shall refund the amount overpaid.

18.7

Upon expulsion of a member, all monies due to the Club by such member shall become payable. If payment thereof is not made within 14 (fourteen) days from written notification of this expulsion, the Committee may take such steps as it deems necessary to secure a settlement.

18.8

A member shall cease to be entitled to any of the benefits of Membership including the right to vote and shall be deemed to be out of good standing.

18.8.1

If any charges due by him to the Club are more than three months in arrears.

18.8.2

During any period while he is under suspension in terms of the Constitution.
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19. ADDRESSES OF MEMBERS:

Members shall notify the Secretary, in writing, of any change of address. Registered mail and all correspondence posted to any member at his last known address shall be deemed to have been received by him.
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20. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

20.1

The liability of any member shall be limited to the amount due by him to the Club.

20.2

No liability shall attach to the Club in respect of the property of any member or his guests which may be lost, damaged or stolen on or from the Club premises.
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21. INDEMNITY:

Members of the Committee of the Club shall not be liable for anything done or omitted to be done in the exercise of their duty/or supposed duty, unless it was due to their own wilful neglect or default and they shall be indemnified by the Club for any liability they may incur to any other person as a result of such exercise unless that liability arose from such wilful neglect or default aforesaid.
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22. WINDING UP:

The Club may be wound up by resolution of not less than three fourths of the votes of the members. The members in General Meetings shall appoint liquidators and may give directions as to the method of winding up and distribution of assets.
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23. AMENDMENT:

Any of the provisions of this Constitution may be repealed, amended or added to in any manner by majority resolution of a General Meeting of members, provided that at least 14 (fourteen) days notice of any proposed alteration shall have been given to members.
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24. RULES:

Any rules made under the Constitution or under previous Constitutions shall apply until amended or repealed and shall at all times be posted on the Club Notice Board. It will be the responsibility of members to familiarise themselves with these rules. Non circulation of rules and amendments thereto to individual members will not absolve members from compliance with rules as applicable from time to time.

Constitution of the Richards Bay Ski-Boat Club revised, amended and corrected by approval and consensus of the members of a Special General Meeting held on 31 August 2011.
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ADDENDUM TO THE RICHARD'S BAY SKI-BOAT CLUB'S CONSTITUTION

25. Sub-Section Richard's Bay Light Tackle Boat:

25.1

In accordance with Clause 2.18 of this Constitution, the Richard's Bay Light Tackle Boat shall from the date of promulgation of this Chapter, (No.25) become a separate sports discipline affiliated to Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club.

25.2

Fees, annual subscriptions, entrance or registration fees as may be required by the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club shall be payable by all members. However, these members wishing to join the Richard's Bay Light Tackle Boat Section, will be additionally liable for the sub-sections, registration, subscription, levies and affiliation fees as required by the section, its association and National Body.

25.3

The Richard's Bay Light Tackle Boat shall form its own Management Committee, as required, by its constitution, who will administer its stated objectives, arrange the sections own competition programmes, competition financing from its own resources and canvas its own sponsorship.

25.4

Richard's Bay Light Tackle Boat shall maintain and manage its own finances and accounts and operate banking accounts, in its own name. No liability shall attach to the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club for any debts incurred by the Richard's Bay Light Tackle Boat.

25.5

The Richard's Bay Light Tackle Boat may elect one of its members to the main Committee of the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club to represent the interests of their sport and to report on its plans and activities. Such Committee member shall be an elected member in terms of Clause 10.1.6 or a co-opted member of the Committee in terms of Clause 10.2.

The signatories of this Addendum of the Constitution being the Commodore. Vice Commodore, Secretary and Treasurer of the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club, by virtue of their signatures hereto, record that this Constitution has been approved, accepted and ratified at a General Meeting. Which meeting was held at: RICHARD'S BAY SKI-BOAT CLUB on October 16, 1999.
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26. Sub-Section Zululand Jet Ski Club:

26.1

In accordance with Clause 2.18 of this Constitution, the Zululand Jet Ski Club shall from the date of promulgation of this Chapter, (No.26) become a separate sports discipline affiliated to Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club.

26.2

Fees, annual subscriptions, entrance or registration fees as may be required by the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club shall be payable by all members. However, these members wishing to join the Zululand Jet Ski Club Section, will be additionally liable for the sub-sections, registration, subscription, levies and affiliation fees as required by the section, its association, Provincial and/or National Body/Bodies.

26.3

The Zululand Jet Ski Club shall form its own Management Committee, as required, by its constitution, who will administer its stated objectives, arrange the sections own competition programmes, competition financing from its own resources and canvas its own sponsorship.

26.4

Zululand Jet Ski Club shall maintain and manage its own finances and accounts and operate banking accounts, in its own name. No liability shall attach to the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club for any debts incurred by the Zululand Jet Ski Club.

26.5

The Zululand Jet Ski Club may elect one of its members to the main Committee of the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club to represent the interests of their sport and to report on its plans and activities. Such Committee member shall be an elected member in terms of Clause 10.1.6 or a co-opted member of the Committee in terms of Clause10.2.

The signatories of this Addendum of the Constitution being the Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary and Treasurer of the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club, by virtue of their signatures hereto, record that this Constitution has been approved, accepted and ratified at a General Meeting. Which meeting was held at: RICHARD'S BAY SKI-BOAT CLUB on 22 April 2004.
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27. Sub-Section Zululand Fishing Ski Club:

27.1

In accordance with Clause 2.18 of this Constitution, the Zululand Fishing Ski Club shall from the date of promulgation of this Chapter, (No.27) become a separate sports discipline affiliated to Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club.

27.2

Annual subscriptions, entrance or registration fees, or any other fees, as may be required by the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club shall be payable by all members of the Zululand Fishing Ski Club. However, these members wishing to join the Zululand Fishing Ski Club Section, will be additionally be liable for the affiliation fees or other fees as required by the Club, Provincial and/or National Body/Bodies.

27.3

The Zululand Fishing Ski Club shall form its own Management Committee, as required, by its constitution, who will administer its stated objectives, arrange the club’s own competition programmes, competition financing from its own resources and canvas its own sponsorship.

27.4

The Zululand Fishing Ski Club shall not open any bank account or handle and cash. All cash received in the form of donations, sponsorship or any other means will be deposited in the Richards Bay Ski Boat Club bank account and a receipt issued by in the Richards Bay Ski Boat Club. When funds are required by the Zululand Fishing Ski Club it will be drawn from Richards Bay Ski Boat Club. Only the Zululand Fishing Ski Club chairman and vice chairman are allowed to authorise such a request. The Richards Bay Ski Boat Club will keep record of all transactions involving the Zululand Fishing Club. No liability shall attach to the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club for any debts incurred by the Zululand Fishing Ski Club.

27.5

Zululand Fishing Ski Club will have representation on the main Committee of the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club to represent the interests of their sport and to report on its plans and activities. Such Committee member shall be an elected member by the Zululand Fishing Club

The signatories of this Addendum of the Constitution being the Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary and Treasurer of the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club, by virtue of their signatures hereto, record that this Constitution has been approved, accepted and ratified at a General Meeting. Which meeting was held at: RICHARD'S BAY SKI-BOAT CLUB on 22 April 2004.
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28. Sub-Section Zululand Police Deep Sea Angling Club

28.1

In accordance with Clause 2.18 of this Constitution, the Zululand Police Deep Sea Angling Club shall from the date of promulgation of this Chapter, (No.28) become a separate sports discipline affiliated to Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club.

28.2

Fees, annual subscriptions, entrance or registration fees as may be required by the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club shall be payable by all members. However, these members wishing to join the Zululand Police Deep Sea Angling Club, will be additionally liable for the sub-sections, registration, subscription, levies and affiliation fees as required by the club, its association, Provincial and/or National Body/Bodies.

28.3

The Zululand Police Deep Sea Angling Club shall form its own Management Committee, as required, by its constitution, who will administer its stated objectives, arrange the sections own competition programmes, competition financing from its own resources and canvas its own sponsorship.

28.4

The Zululand Police Deep Sea Angling Club shall maintain and manage its own finances and accounts and operate banking accounts, in its own name. No liability shall attach to the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club for any debts incurred by the Zululand Police Deep Sea Angling Club

28.5

The Zululand Police Deep Sea Angling Club may elect one of its members to the main Committee of the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club to represent the interests of their sport and to report on its plans and activities. Such Committee member shall be an elected member in terms of Clause 10.1.6 or a co-opted member of the Committee in terms of Clause10.2.

The signatories of this Addendum of the Constitution being the Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary and Treasurer of the Richard's Bay Ski Boat Club, by virtue of their signatures hereto, record that this Constitution has been approved, accepted and ratified at a General Meeting. Which meeting was held at: RICHARD'S BAY SKI-BOAT CLUB on 14 October 2004.
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