LRRFC Constitution


1. Name

The name of the Club shall be “The Long Range Rim Fire Club”, abbreviated “LRRFC” and hereinafter referred to as “the Club”.

2. Object

The Club shall exist to promote the recreation and skill of its members and other persons interested in the art of marksmanship at long range using .22 rim fire rifles, by the periodic arrangement of prize meetings, practice shoots and other activities.

3. Membership

3.1 Membership of the Club shall be open to all those who, having been duly proposed and seconded by two existing members, shall pay the annual subscription at the rate determined by the Committee from time to time, the subscription being payable in advance or as otherwise determined by the Committee.

3.2 Shooting members shall provide such evidence of competent and safe conduct as the Committee may require.

3.3 The Committee reserves to itself the right, after due consideration, not to elect any person as a member or to expel any member in case of misconduct or non-payment of subscriptions.

4. Officers and Committee

4.1 The management of the Club, including (but not limited to) all arrangements for prize meetings and other events and the control of finance, shall be in the hands of a Committee composed of members of the Club and consisting of the Officers, namely the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, and up to two ordinary members.

4.2 The Officers and ordinary Committee members shall be elected by the members of the Club at the Annual General Meeting. Committee members shall assume office at the end of the meeting at which they are elected.

4.3 The Officers and committee shall hold office for one year and be eligible for re-election.

4.4 The Committee may co-opt additional members as it may see fit and may fill by co-option any vacancies in its numbers which may arise.

4.5 At any meeting of the Committee, the quorum shall be three (3). In the event of a tied vote, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.

4.6 Minutes shall be kept of the Committee’s proceedings. The Minutes shall be open to inspection by any member of the Club on application to the Secretary.

5. Finance

5.1 The Club’s financial year shall end on 31st December in each year.

5.2 A bank account shall be maintained in the name of the Club. Cheques shall be signed or electronic payments authorised by one member of the Committee.

5.3 The annual accounts shall be independently examined and submitted to the members of the Club at the Annual General Meeting.

5.4 The Club may receive donations, grants in aid and financial guarantees. Members shall be, and others may be, invited to enter the Club’s meetings and other events at fees determined by the Committee.

5.5 The income and property of the Club, however derived, shall be applied solely towards promoting the Objects of the Club as stated above. No portion thereof shall be paid or transferred, either directly or indirectly, to any member or members of the Club except in reimbursement of legitimate expenses incurred on behalf of the Club.

5.6 In the event of the winding-up or dissolution of the Club, any remaining assets after all liabilities have been discharged shall be transferred to an organisation nominated by the Committee, whose objects are similar to those of the Club and whose rules preclude the distribution of assets among its members. No remaining assets shall be paid or transferred to any member or members of the Club.

6. General Meetings

6.1 Members shall receive at least fourteen (14) days’ notice of any General Meeting of the Club. Notice will be deemed to have been given if sent 15 days by e-mail or 17 days by second class post in advance of the Meeting. At any General Meeting, the quorum shall be six (6). Decisions unless otherwise required by the Constitution shall be by a simple majority of the members present voting in favour of the proposal.

6.2 Within six months after the end of each financial year, the members of the Society shall be summoned to an Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM shall appoint the Officers and other members of the Committee, receive and approve the annual accounts, deal with any special matter which the Committee desires to bring before the members and receive suggestions by the members for consideration by the Committee.

6.3 An Extraordinary General Meeting may be called at any time by any eight (8) members or by the Committee, who shall give a written request to the Secretary. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the notice convening it.

7. Amendments to the Constitution

This Constitution may be amended by at least a two-thirds majority of the members present at a quorate Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting voting in favour of the proposed amendment, provided that fourteen days’ notice (as defined in clause 6.1 above) of the proposed amendment has been given to all members.