BMSNC | Constitution
The Club shall be known as BRACKNELL MIXED SAUNA NATURIST CLUB, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Club’.
To provide NATURIST sauna facilities at Bracknell Leisure Centre.
The Club shall be owned by the members. It is a private members club and non-profit making. In the event of the dissolution of the club, the members, at the final meeting of the club shall determine, by a simple majority vote, how any funds remaining should be disposed of – donation to a charity, division between current members etc.
The Club shall be managed on behalf of the members by a Committee that shall be elected at an Annual General Meeting held each year in March or April.
The Committee shall consist of: – Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, and four Members Representatives.
Membership shall be open to couples, families and single persons. All applicants for membership must attend as a visitor on at least three occasions. They must complete a membership application. They must be proposed for membership by one member and seconded by another. Each application will be individually considered by a quorum of not less than 4 members of the Committee. The quorum of the Committee shall have the right to refuse membership without giving reasons. All members shall have equal rights. The membership year will commence on the first of January each year.
Couples, families and single persons of either sex can come as visitors to any session subject to prior approval by a Committee Member. Attendance of visitors is limited to 5 sessions during a 12 month period and single persons will only be admitted on production of a current British Naturism (BN) membership card. These requirements may be waived by a Committee Member in respect of any visit if felt appropriate. Members of other Clubs that are members of, or affiliated to British Naturism (BN), may attend by prior arrangement with a Committee Member and on payment of the Visitor’s fee.
Members of the Committee, when considering a request by any person to attend as a visitor or potential new member, may take proportionate action in accordance with Section 158 of the Equality Act 2010 to achieve the aim of addressing any serious under-representation of either gender in participating in the activities of the club. This may mean that a potential visitor/new member’s name will be placed on a waiting list until such time as the serious under-representation has been remedied.
(a) Any person behaving in such a manner likely to cause offence to others at any Club venue may be required to leave immediately by any member of the Committee and at least one other member of the Club. The person required to leave will subsequently be given the opportunity to meet with a quorum of not less than four Committee members to refute any allegation. The adjudication of the Committee members shall be final and will include the option to expel the person from the Club. In this case a pro rata refund of his/her membership subscription will be made.
(b) Any person who any Committee member and at least one other member of the club believes to have acted in any manner likely to bring the club into disrepute whether at a club venue or not, will be given the opportunity to meet with a quorum of not less than four Committee members to refute any allegation. The adjudication of the Committee members shall be final and will include the option to expel the person from the Club. In this case a pro rata refund of his/her membership subscription will be made.
FEES & CHARGES
An annual subscription shall be levied on all members. Charges shall be levied for entrance to Sauna sessions. Such subscriptions and charges shall be fixed by the Club at the Annual General Meeting and dependant on the charges made to the Club by the Bracknell Leisure Centre. Any person joining during the membership year will pay a pro rata proportion of the yearly fee – join in July – pay 5/12ths of yearly subscription.
A General Meeting may be called by a petition of 15 members. Changes to the Rules or Constitution shall only be made at a General Meeting at which at least 15 members are present and will require a voting majority of at least two thirds of those present.
Public Indemnity Insurance shall be taken out by or on behalf of the Club to cover all the Club’s activities at Bracknell Leisure Centre. This covers public liability but not accidental injury. All persons attend at their own risk.
Constitution amended as Approved at A.G.M. 20th March 2011.