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THE CHESHIRE THEATRE GUILD

Constitution

1.      MEMBERSHIP

Any society within the Cheshire area with bona fide interests in amateur theatre or operatics whatever its numerical strength shall be eligible for membership.

2.      ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

The annual subscription will be set at the AGM or, if agreed at the AGM, the incoming committee will set the subscription at an appropriate level which must be paid by the end of September for the forthcoming season (£25.00; 2015 – 2016).

3.      DELEGATES

Each member Society shall elect 1 or 2 delegate sto attend meetings at which the Committee will report on current matters, discuss proposals and suggestions etc and, if necessary, accept resolutions. Voting at such meetings will normally be one vote per society.

4.      COMMITTEE

(a)   The committee shall be elected at the AGM comprising CHAIRMAN, VICE-CHAIRMAN, SECRETARY, TREASURER, LIAISON OFFICER and at least one ORDINARY MEMBER.

(b)   All members of the Committee shall hold office for one year and will be eligible for re-election.

(c)   The Committee may co-opt members for special duties.

(d)   A quorum shall be four.

5.      PRESIDENT/VICE-PRESIDENT

A Vice President and/or a President may be appointed by the Committee, the post(s) to be held for a period agreed at the time of appointment.

6.      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting shall be held in June or in exceptional circumstances before the end of the second week in July. The date and time of the meeting shall be arranged by the Committee.  Notification of date, location and time, together with any resolution received shall be circulated to all members societies not less than three weeks prior to the date of the meeting.  (Voting to be normally one vote per society).

7.      DELEGATES MEETINGS

 Delegates meetings shall be held on an ad-hoc basis depending on the demands of Member Societies.

An extra-ordinary delegates meeting may be called by the Committee or by 25% of the Member Societies giving due written notice to the Secretary, stating the purpose for which the meeting is required.  Such extra-ordinary meetings shall be held within 21 days from the date of receipt of such notification (Voting to be normally one vote per society).

8.      AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

Proposed amendments to the Constitution shall be advised to the Secretary at least one month before the AGM.  Two thirds of the voting strength at the AGM shall be required for the adoption of such amendments. (Voting to be normally one vote per society).

9.      ELECTION OF AUDITORS

An auditor shall be elected in an honorary capacity at the AGM.