The name of the organisation shall be Ayr Curling Club Development Group, hereinafter referred to as the Development Group.
The Development Group is established to pursue the development of the sport of curling in Ayr and Ayrshire including, but not limited to, the following activities:-
(a) To promote curling in Ayr and Ayrshire as a social, competitive and fun sport for all regardless of ability, sex, age or ethnic origin.
(b) To promote Ayr Curling Club for disabled curling.
(c) To halt the decline in membership of Ayr Curling Club and increase the number of active curlers.
(d) To increase the level of membership, use and income of Ayr Curling Club and to enhance the status and standing of Ayr Curling Club.
(e) To enhance the curling experience at Ayr Curling Club.
(f) To provide high quality coaching and skills development for all grades of curlers.
(g) To enhance the status of Ayr Curling Club as a competitive Curling Club.
(h) To enhance the corporate image of Ayr Curling Club.
(i) To develop Ayr Curling Club as a venue for Corporate Curling.
(j) To develop the catering experience at Ayr Curling Club.
(k) To promote Ayr Curling Club as a venue for regional, national and international curling competitions.
(l) To enhance the physical facilities at Ayr Curling Club.
(m) To enhance communications at all levels within Ayr Curling Club.
(n) To develop a modern Club website and efficient social media packages.
(o) To ensure that all curling activities at Ayr Ice Rink are carried out in accordance with appropriate protection policies for young children and vulnerable adults.
Membership is open to all and no application for membership will be refused on other than reasonable grounds. There will be no discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, political or other opinion.
Membership will be open to all clubs, organisations and individuals involved with the sport of curling who are members of Ayr Curling Club and whose objectives are aligned with the objectives of the of the Development Group as stated in section 2.
4 General Meetings
The AGM will be held each year at such time and place as determined by the Development Group, at approximately 12 month intervals, but no more than 14 months after the date of the previous AGM. At each AGM the following business will be conducted:-
b.Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)
An EGM shall be called upon the written demand of (a) a simple majority of the Development Group committee or (b) 30% of members (rounded up to nearest number).
Notice for an EGM shall be a minimum of 14 days notice, and stating the business to be discussed. No other business, other than that stated on the notice calling the EGM shall be discussed.
All members of the Development Group Committee shall be elected at the AGM. Members may nominate the same or a new candidate for the Development Group at this time.
The Constitution may only be amended by a proposal passed by a two thirds majority of members present and entitled to vote at an Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting.
a) Any resolution to dissolve the Development Group may be passed at any General Meeting provided that:
b) The development Group shall be deemed to be dissolved should no formal meeting take place, as set out in Rules 5-7, after a period of two years from the date of the last confirmed, quorate and minuted meeting of the Development Group.
c) Upon dissolution of the Development Group and after all Development Group and Trustee liabilities have been cleared, all remaining financial and material assets shall be given or transferred to Ayr Curling Club to be held in trust for the development of the sport of curling an Ayr and Ayrshire.
It is hereby certified that this document represents a true and most up-to-date version of the Constitution of the Ayr Curling Club Development Group.
SIGNATURES: Chairperson: Date: