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Tauranga Radio Sailing Club Constitution and current Committee members

Club Information      2018


Commodore: Carl S

Vice Commodore:   Tessa D-S

Secretary: John O / Richard M

Treasurer:  John O

IOM Measurers: Carl Smith, David Hemsley



Ken F, Warren A, Owen P, Antony S, Carl S, David Ben, Clyde R, Darryl M, Gary D


NZRYA Delegates:  Darryl M

Webmaster:  Richard M

Boatmaster:  Antony S



Tauranga Radio Sailing Club Constitution & Rules


1.       Name:          The name of the club is TAURANGA RADIO SAILING CLUB and the club is                                                          

                              affiliated to the New Zealand Radio yachting Association.


2.       Objects:       The objectives of the club are:

                                a.  To provide radio controlled sailing for its members.

                                b.  To offer coaching and competitive opportunities in the sport of radio controlled sailing.

                                c.  To promote the club within the local community of Tauranga and within the sport of radio controlled sailing.

                                d.  To manage any property or facilities belonging to the club.

                                e.  To satisfy a duty of care to all members of the club and to provide its services fairly and evenly to all such members.


3.       Membership:

                                a.  Membership is open to all persons subject to good behavior and observance of the rules of the club.

                                b.  All members and future members are to receive fair and equal treatment.

                                c.  All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept these

                                     regulations and codes of practice that the club has adopted.

                                d.  All members will be enrolled as full members.


4.       Membership Fees

                          Membership fees will be set annually and agreed by the Management Committee or determined at the Annual General Meeting.

                          Fees will be paid as from the time decided by the Management Committee.

5.       Officers of the club

                            The officers of the club will be:


                                Vice Commodore



                                The offices of Secretary and Purser may be held by the same person.


                            Officers will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

                            All officers will retire each year but will be eligible for re-appointment.

6.       Committee

                            The club will be managed through a Management Committee consisting of:

                                    (a) The officers referred to in clause 5 and up to 4 others elected at the Annual General Meeting.

                                    (b) The Management Committee meetings will be held no less than 4 times per year.

                                    (c)  The quorum required for business to be agreed at Management Committee meetings will be: Four.

                                    (d)  The Management Committee will be responsible for adopting new policy, codes of practice and rules the affect the                                                           organization of the club.

                                    (e)  The Management Committee will have powers to appoint subcommittees as necessary to fulfill its business.

                                    (f)   The Management Committee will be responsible for disciplinary hearings of the members who infringe the clubs rules /                                                   regulations / constitution.

                                           The Management Committee will be responsible for taking any action of suspension or discipline following such hearings.


7.       Finance

                                All club monies will be banked in an account held in the name of the club.

                                The Purser will be responsible for the finances of the club.

                                The financial year of the club will end on: 31 September in each year.

                                A statement of annual accounts will be presented by the Purser at the Annual General Meeting.

                                Any cheques drawn against the club funds should hold the signatures of any 2 of the Commodore, the Vice Commodore                                         or the Purser.

8.       Annual General Meetings


                                        Notice of Annual General Meetings (AGM) will be given by the Secretary. Not less than 21 clear days notice to be given to                                              all members.


                                        The AGM will receive a report from the Commodore or the Vice Commodore and a statement of accounts.

                                        Nominations for the election of officers will be sent to the Secretary prior to the AGM.

                                        Elections of officers are to take place at the AGM.

                                        All members have the right to vote at the AGM.

                                        The quorum for the AGM and all general meetings will be 25% of the paid members present in person.

                                        The Management Committee may call Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) outside the AGM. Procedures for EGMs will                                             be the same as for the AGM.


9.       Discipline and Appeals

                                    All complaints regarding the behavior of members should be presented and submitted in writing to the Secretary.

                                    The Management Committee will meet to hear complaints within 10 days of a complaint being lodged. The Management                                           Committee has the power to take appropriate disciplinary action including the termination of membership.

                                    The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member                                       against whom the complaint was made within 7 days of the hearing.

                                    There will be the right of appeal to the Management Committee following disciplinary action being announced. The                                                     committee should consider the appeal within 14 days of the Secretary receiving written notice of the appeal.

10.   Dissolution

                                    A resolution to dissolve the club can only be passed at an AGM or EGM through a majority vote of the membership.

                                    In the event of dissolution, any assets of the club that remain will become the property of the New Zealand Radio Yachting                                        Association.

11.   Amendments to the Constitution

                                    This constitution will only be changed by a majority vote at an AGM or EGM.





Signed: ___Gary Denniston______________________  Date:  ____01/04/2015__

Name:  ____Gary Denniston___________________________________________

Position:  Commodore




Signed: ____Richard McNeilly____________________  Date:  ___01/04/2015___

Name:  _____Richard McNeilly_________________________________________

Position:  Secretary