Association Rules

THE BRIGHTON, HOVE AND DISTRICT BADMINTON ASSOCIATION

(Affiliated to the Sussex County Badminton Association)

ASSOCIATION RULES

(Rewritten 1987, Updated 1995, Retyped 2002, Amended 2007)

 

1. NAME                       

 The Association shall be called the Brighton Hove & District Badminton Association

                                                                                   

2. OBJECTS   

(a)     To encourage badminton in the district and to assist Clubs and players in every way.

(b)     To organise Leagues for affiliated Clubs.

(c)     To organise and assist in other Competitions and Tournaments as may be considered advisable.

 

3. OFFICERS   

The Officers of the Association shall consist of : -

The President The Hon. Treasurer
The Chairman The Hon. League Secretary
The Hon. General Secretary The Hon. Tournament Secretary

 

4. MANAGEMENT

The affairs of the Association shall be managed by an executive committee consisting of the Officers and five other members, all of whom shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting. A quorum shall consist of four members, including two Officers. Nominations for Officers, Committee and Vice-Presidents must be received by the Hon. General Secretary at least 7 days before the date of the A.G.M., the consent of the nominee being first obtained. The Committee shall have power to co-opt additional persons and may appoint such Sub-committees as it may think necessary. The Officers of the Association shall be ex-officio members of all such Sub-Committees.

 

5. MEMBERSHIP    

Membership shall be open to all affiliated Clubs, within a radius of 15 miles from the Royal Pavilion and outside this at the discretion of the Association.

 

6. MEETINGS 

The A.G.M. shall be held before the 31st May of each year. A General Meeting may be called by the Hon. General Secretary at any time or shall be called at the request in writing of representatives of 5 or more Clubs, the purpose of such a Meeting being clearly defined beforehand. The Hon. General Secretary shall give Clubs at least 14 days notice of any such Meeting. Members of Clubs affiliated to the Association shall be entitled to attend the A.G.M. or other General Meetings if called, but only ONE member of a club shall be allowed to vote.

 

7. SUBSCRIPTIONS 

The Annual Subscription and Initial Entry Fee as determined at the A.G.M. shall be payable not later than the date of the fixture meeting of each year or on joining. Any Club wishing to resign from the Association must give notice to the Hon.General Secretary in writing, otherwise the Club will be liable for the subscription for that year and any entry fee.

 

8. CHANGE OF RULES         

Association and League Rules shall be altered only at the A.G.M. in accordance with Rule 6, or at a Special General Meeting convened for that purpose. A majority of not less than two thirds of those voting shall be required to carry the resolution to alter Association rules. To carry a resolution to amend League rules a simple majority shall be required. At least 28 days clear notice for change of rules shall be given to the Hon.General Secretary who shall place it on the agenda.

 

9. VICE-PRESIDENTS         

Vice-Presidents shall be elected at the A.G.M. They shall be kept informed of the Association activities.

 

10. ACCOUNTS & AUDIT        

An audited financial statement shall be prepared by the Hon. Treasurer and presented to the A.G.M. for adoption. The Auditor will be appointed by the Committee.

 

11. AFFILIATION        

The Association shall affiliate to the Sussex County Badminton Association. All Clubs affiliated to the Association must also be affiliated to the Sussex County Badminton Association.

 

12. BADMINTON ASSOCIATION OF ENGLAND          

The Rules of the Badminton Association England Ltd shall apply to the Association and affiliated Clubs.