CONSTITUTION & RULES OF THE HHDRGA

 

1. TITLE

The name of the Association shall be The Halifax, Huddersfield and District Rabbit Golf Association.

2. AREA

The area of the Association shall be that of the Halifax, Huddersfield Union of Golf Clubs.

3. OBJECTS

The Objects of the Association shall be to :-

(a) Promote the game of golf.
(b) Stimulate and encourage the interest of the longer handicap player.
(c) Work for the benefit of the Association and Clubs.

4. FUNCTIONS

(a) To organise and conduct social meetings and gatherings.
(b) Arrange competitions for 'Rabbit' members.
(c) Encourage and develop the formation of 'Rabbit' sections in golf clubs.

5, DEFINITION OF A 'RABBIT' GOLFER

For the purpose of the Halifax, Huddersfield and District Rabbit Golf Association, a Rabbit Golfer must be a five, six or seven day playing member of a club in the Association at the age of 18 years or over with a CONGUE Handicap of 15.5 or over.

6. AFFILIATION FEE

Each club shall pay an annual fee before the 31st January. The amount of which shall be determined at the Annual General Meeting.

7. MEMBERSHIP

Any 'Rabbit' Section may become a member of the Association provided they are approved by the Association Committee and their parent club is a member of the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs.

8. OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE

The Officers and Committee shall consist of :-

(a) A President who shall be nominated annually from the club whose name was top of the list.
(b) A Vice-President who shall be elected annually from the club who are next in line on the Presidential list.
(c) A honorary Secretary.........elected annually
(d) A treasurer..........elected annually
(e) Three Committee members, one of whom shall retire annually. Nominations to fill the vacancy shall be received by the Hon. Secretary fourteen days prior to the Annual General Meeting.
(f) Past Presidents
(g) Competition Coordinator, who shall be an ex-officio member
(h) A quorum of any Association committee meeting or its sub-committee should consist of not less than six members.

9. COMMITTEE MEETINGS

(a) The committee may nominate and co-opt other persons who will undertake active work for the general benefit of the Association. Any casual vacancies amongst the officers may be filled by other members of the committee, but every person so chosen shall retain the office only so long as the vacating member would have done if no vacancy had occurred.
(b) The Hon Treasurer and the Hon Secretary shall retire at the AGM but each shall be eligible for re-election.
(c) At least seven days notice shall be given to officers and members of the committee of forthcoming committee meetings.

10. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

(a) An Annual General Meeting of the Association must be held in the month of November to receive the report of the Hon. Secretary and the Hon. Treasurer's balance Sheet to the end of the year.
(b) The meeting shall be attended by two delegates from each club and the Officers of the Association.
(c) It shall confirm the recommendations for President and Vice-President. It Shall elect a Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer and three members. It shall transact any other ordinary business of the Association. The elections should be by ballot. If Nominations do not exceed the number required then elections may be by show of hands.
(d) The President of the Association, or in his absence the immediate past president, shall preside as chairman. If both these officers are absent a past President shall preside.
(e) All resolutions or amendments should be in writing and require fourteen (14) days notice. Such propositions and/or amendments shall be determined by a majority of the votes by the delegates present and no delegate shall have more than one vote. In the event of an equity of votes recorded, the Chairman shall have the casting vote.
(f) At least 14 days notice shall be given of every Annual General Meeting.

11. WINDING UP

If the Association shall be wound up, the assets remaining after payments of all debts shall be distributed equally amongst the affiliated clubs at that particular time.