5. Band Property:
a. The Band may hold property of any description and the Committee will be responsible for such property.
b. Any income derived from the property shall be applied solely for promoting the objectives of the Band. No Member can derive personal benefit from any property/income, save for legitimate expenses.
a. The membership subscription for the new financial year will be set each year in January and communicated to Members in the same month.
b. The Committee will be responsible for paying/collecting any monies due.
c. A cheque book account will be held on behalf of the Band. Three Committee Members shall be required as signatories, any cheques to be signed by any two of the three named signatories.
d. The Treasurer or other appointed Committee Member will keep a full set of accounts. The accounts will be presented at the AGM. However, any Member has the right to inspect the accounts at any time -the accounts should ordinarily be provided for any such inspection within a week of the request.
a The Band may employ or hire any person to provide services as required. The Committee will be responsible for employing any relevant person required by the Band and any legal duties in this respect.
b. A Musical Director may be appointed by the Committee, and can be paid. The Committee will determine the appropriate amount to be paid. If any Musical Director is appointed then he/she should be ratified by simple majority of the Members at the AGM/EGM. The Committee has the right to cancel any such contract to hire or employ any person if required.
8. Annual General Meeting:
a. An Annual General Meeting will be held each year within 6 weeks of the end of the financial year.
b. At least 3 weeks notice will be given to the Members.
c. Members, including honorary Members, who wish to raise items for discussion at the AGM should notify a Committee Member at least 1 week before the AGM. In exceptional circumstances the Chairman may agree to include an item raised after this date.
d. The quorum for the AGM will be 1/3rd of the Membership.
e. Accounts will be presented at the AGM.
f. All fully paid up Members and honorary Members will be entitled to vote, and subject to the above quorum, any vote will be by simple majority, one vote per person. In the event of a tied vote the Chairman will have the casting vote.
g. Committee Members will be elected at the AGM.
h. A Minute will be taken of any AGM.
9. Extraordinary General Meeting:
An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened, and held in the same manner as an AGM if required by the Committee or by at least 2 Members who have notified the Committee in writing.
10. Amendment of Constitution:
The Constitution may be changed at an AGM/EGM and is subject to the same voting rules as outlined in 8 above.