OF THE STANDARD MOTOR CLUB.
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The name of the Club
shall be the "Standard Motor Club", hereinafter referred
to as "The Club".
The affairs of the
Club shall be conducted in accordance with these rules, and the
rules and regulations of the RAC insofar as the latter are not
inconsistent with the rules hereinafter set out which shall in the
event of any such inconsistency prevail.
interests in the ownership, running and history of Standard
To provide the
Members with information and advice and assistance, on matters
connected with Standard cars.
To acquire and
make available to Members spare parts for Standard cars.
To encourage a
social atmosphere for the well-being of the Club and its
4. Management and
shall be responsible for the management of the Club, and shall
consist of the following Officers as a minimum
shall at its discretion create other committee posts as it
requires for the beneficial running of the club
All of the
committee shall be elected at the Club's Annual General
Meeting. In the absence of a successful nomination to replace
him, each Officer shall remain in office for three years from
the date of his appointment. At the end of that period, he
must stand down, but may be formally re- elected through the
proper process laid down in these rules. Nomination forms in
respect of the appointment of these Officers will be published
annually in the Club Magazine for the month prior to the
Annual General Meeting, and must contain the signatures of two
Members as proposer and seconder together with that of the
nominee, who thereby gives his consent to the nomination.
may at its discretion co-opt Members for specific purposes, to
fill short-term vacancies, and change the roles of Officers
until the next Annual General Meeting, when these appointments
or changes must be determined or ratified as above.
shall appoint at its discretion a number of Spares Officers
for each of the categories of vehicles. The Spares Officers
need not be members of the Committee but shall be responsible
to and report to the Committee and follow such guidelines for
spares officers as shall from time to time be issued by the
It is hereby
declared that the Committee and Spares Officers of the Club
are volunteers but the Committee may in its absolute
discretion authorise the reimbursement of receipted expenses
of such Committee members, Spares Officer or member of the
Club as it shall deem appropriate.
5. Meetings of the
either of his or her own accord or by the discretion of the
Chairman shall, unless otherwise agreed by all the Committee, give
at least seven days written notice of a meeting, and there shall
be not less than four meetings per annum. Meetings can be
face-to-face or conducted by Audio-conferencing.
6. Absence from
Any member of the
Committee who shall without sufficient reason absent themself from
three consecutive Committee meetings may be called upon to resign
his position from the Committee.
7. Duties of the
It shall be the duty
of the Secretary to attend in person or by deputy all meetings of
the Club and all meetings of the Committee, and to take Minutes of
the proceedings. Such Minutes shall be entered in a book and
presented for confirmation at the following meeting.
The Club shall
maintain such Bank accounts in the name of the Club as the
Committee shall from time to time deem appropriate.
thereof shall be such Committee members or Spares Officers of
the Club as the Committee shall from time to time authorise so
All monies of the
Club shall be banked by the Treasurer or such other Committee
members or Spares Officers as shall by the Committee from time
to time be authorised in the name of the Club, and no
disbursements shall be made from the Club's bank accounts except
as authorised by the Committee.
No bank account of
the Club shall be permitted to become overdrawn save with the
express authority of the Committee and the Club's bankers.
9. Types of
Full Member. On
payment of a full subscription, a member shall be entitled to
the full benefits of membership.
This category of membership is available to one other person
residing at the same address as a full member. An Associate
Member shall be entitled to all benefits of the Club, including
voting rights, excepting a personal copy of the Club Magazine.
Associate membership is not available separately. Full and
associate members are herein after referred to as
10. Election of
membership shall be on the membership application form and
presented to the Committee for approval. The Committee may,
without recourse to the applicant, reject any application by any
person whose membership would in their opinion be detrimental to
the running of the Club.
Membership of the
Club is open to all interested persons over seventeen years of
age. Applicants for membership under the age of eighteen shall
have the written consent of their parent or guardian.
Membership of any
other club or organisation shall not entitle an applicant to
affiliated membership, honorary or otherwise, either free or at
a reduced rate.
Any candidate for
membership of the Club whose subscription has been accepted by
the Membership Secretary shall become a provisional member of
the Club. Provisional membership of any candidate shall only
hold good until the meeting of the Committee next after payment
of the subscription of such candidate.
11. Voting at
Each Member present
at a meeting of the Committee shall be entitled to exercise one
vote. The Chairman shall not vote except in the exercise of a
casting vote. The Committee shall vote by ballot if any member
present so demands. A vote of one-third against any application
for membership shall be sufficient for the rejection thereof. No
collective voting shall be allowed, nor shall any proxy voting be
accepted, either individually or collectively.
and Joining Fee:
subscription shall be fixed by the Committee and shall be due from
each Member on the date of joining and annually thereafter New
Members and Members re- joining after a lapse in membership will
be due to pay a joining fee to be fixed by the Committee. Any
Member whose subscription has not been paid three months after it
becomes due shall, at the discretion of the Committee, cease to be
entitled to the benefits of the Club and its membership until the
subscription has been paid.
Any Member wishing
to resign his or her membership shall give notice in writing of
such desire to the Secretary, on or before the date on which the
subscription would have become due for renewal in any year,
otherwise the Member shall become liable to pay the subscription
for the ensuing year. Also any Member ceasing, voluntarily or
otherwise, to be a Member of the Club shall thereafter cease to
have any claim upon the property of the Club or to enjoy any of
the privileges of membership, but he or she shall remain liable
for the payment of any debts due to the Club from him or her.
14. Use of the Club
The name and address
of the Club shall not be given by a Member as his address for any
trade, advertising or business purpose, or in connection with any
The Committee may
elect as an Honorary Member any person who has promoted interest
in the Club, the cars which it represents or the name thereof, or
is deemed by the Committee to have been made eligible by other
16. Expulsion of
It shall be the duty
of the Committee if at any time they shall be of the opinion that
the interests of the Club so require, by letter to invite any
Member to withdraw from the Club within the time specified in such
letter and in default of such withdrawal to submit the question of
his expulsion to a meeting of the Committee to be held within six
weeks after the date of such letter. Members of the Committee
shall be given at least seven days notice that a question of
withdrawal or expulsion is to be discussed at a meeting of the
Committee. The Member whose expulsion is under consideration shall
be given at least seven days notice of such a meeting and shall be
allowed to offer an explanation of his conduct verbally, or in
writing, but if two- thirds of the Members of the committee
present shall then vote for his expulsion, he shall thereupon
cease to be a Member of the Club.
17. The Annual
The Club shall hold
an Annual General Meeting (AGM) once in every calendar year upon a
date and time fixed by the Committee. The AGM shall;
Receive from the
Committee a full statement of accounts duly audited, showing
the receipts and expenditure for the year ending the 31st of
Elections of Committee members
Deal with any
other business including reports and resolutions.
18. Special General
A Special General
Meeting may be convened at the request of any twelve Members, who
should make such request of the Committee or the Secretary,
stating the business for which the meeting is required. If the
meeting is not convened by the Secretary within twenty-one days,
the said twelve Members can convene it themselves. Thirteen
Members shall form a quorum. At least twenty-one days notice of
all general meetings (whether Annual or Special), shall be given,
but the non-receipt of such notice by any Member shall not
invalidate the proceedings.
When Members wish a
matter to be discussed at a General Meeting, the text of such
matters signed by at least two Members shall be sent to the
Secretary at least fourteen days before the date of such a meeting
so that it may be included in the Agenda. A copy of the Agenda
will be held by each Committee Member, and be available for
inspection at least five days prior to such meeting. Should a
proposer of any motion fail to move a resolution in respect of any
item on the Agenda, then any other Member shall be entitled to do
20. Attendance and
Only persons duly
elected as Members of the Club who have paid their subscriptions
according to the rules may take part in any meeting.
Each Member shall
be entitled to one vote at each meeting.
c) A two-thirds
majority will be necessary to carry a resolution to alter, add to,
or delete an item from the rules of the Club. A simple majority
will be required for all other propositions.
Every Member binds
himself by the rules of the Club including modifications, and
accepts as final and binding the decision of the Committee in all
matters, apart from those which are otherwise properly decided at
a General Meeting.
It shall be a rule
conditional on joining the Club or attending as a guest at a Club
event that neither the Club nor any Committee member or officer
thereof shall be responsible in any way for injury or damage to
persons so joining the Club or such guests howsoever caused whilst
partaking in any activity of the Club.
The Club shall
acquire and maintain any equipment for use at meetings and events.
Such equipment shall be kept by a responsible Member who shall
take sensible precautions for its safe- keeping. A register of the
Club Equipment and its whereabouts is to be maintained by the
Committee. No item shall be disposed of without the consent of the
The Club shall
maintain such policies of insurance as the Committee shall in its
absolute discretion deem appropriate and in particular in respect
of the assets of the Club,public liability and product liability
The Club may be
dissolved by a Special General Meeting convened by the Members of
the Committee. If dissolved, the Committee shall forthwith
liquidate the affairs of the Club; if there are any surplus assets
on realisation, these shall be disposed of at the discretion of