If you are interested in joining Four Elms Cricket Club as a senior, junior or purely as a social non-playing member, we would be pleased to invite you into our throng.
As a potential new and valued member, we want to get to know you and keep you as well informed as possible with news and events within the club, therefore if you could take the time to complete a membership form which can be downloaded from the link below. Choose which form you would like to download.
Once downloaded, complete the applicable form and post with a cheque for the required amount (listed right) made payable to Four Elms Cricket Club to Bob Richards or Matt Hird, details are on the contacts page of this site.
We will update our records and send you a welcome letter, fixtures card and details of up and coming events as soon as possible and add you to the mailing list to receive our newsletters.
The Trustees shall hold office until death or resignation or until removed from office by a resolution of the Committee who may for any reason which may seem sufficient to the majority of them present and voting at any meeting remove any Trustee or Trustees from office but without prejudice to his or their right of indemnity in respect of anything done or suffered during his or their term of office.
If by reason of any such death, resignation or removal it shall appear necessary to the Committee that a new Trustee or Trustees shall be appointed or if the Committee shall deem it expedient to appoint an additional Trustee or Trustees, the Committee shall by Resolution nominate the person or persons to be appointed as new Trustee or Trustees.
For the purpose of giving effect to such nomination, the Chairman for time being of the Committee is hereby nominated as the person to appoint new Trustees of the Club within the meaning of section 36 of the Trustee Act, 1925 and he shall by Deed duly appoint the person or persons nominated by the Committee as new Trustee or Trustees of the Club and the provisions of the Trustee Act, 1925 or as amended, shall apply to such appointment.
The Cricket Club Trustees shall enter into, seal, execute and deliver all such Instruments, Deeds or Assurances whatsoever as may from time to time be required by the Committee for any of the purposes of this Rule.
The property of the Club shall be vested in the Cricket Club Trustees for the time being. The Freehold and Leasehold property of the Club shall be leased, charged, sold, settled, or otherwise disposed of and similar property shall be acquired for the Club, by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise, on such terms and in such manner, in all respects, as a Special General Meeting shall determine; and a Special General Meeting may at any time or times irrevocably delegate all or any of the powers of Special General Meetings, in respect of such property, either to the Committee or to the Trustees; and also ratify any acts which either the Committee or the Trustees shall have done without such previous delegation; and everything done in pursuance of this Rule shall bind every Member of the Club as fully, to all intents and purposes, as if he had individually assented thereto.
The Trustees may, with the consent of the Committee, for any object approved by a Special General Meeting, borrow, raise or secure the payment of money in such a manner as the Trustees, with the consent of the Committee shall think fit, and in particular by the issue of debentures charged upon all or any of the property of the Club and may with the like consent, redeem or pay off any such securities.
The Quorum of the Committee shall be five.
The Committee shall also have power, from time to time, to appoint Sub-Committees from among the Members of the Club generally, for such purposes as they may deem expedient, and to co-opt additional members of the Committee as they deem necessary. Co-opted members shall not have a vote on the Committee.
The Committee shall have the power to fill any vacancy in the officers or on the Committee that may occur during the year.
The Committee shall have the entire management of the property, funds and the affairs of the Club, and shall have power from time to time, to make, alter and rescind the Constitution, as they may consider expedient and shall decide all questions arising as to the construction of the Constitution, or otherwise as to the management and affairs of the Club.
The Committee shall also have power to invest the funds of the Club in or upon such stocks and shares, securities or other investments of whatsoever nature and wheresoever and whether involving liability or not as the Committee shall determine and for this purpose to employ the services of and delegate the choice of investment to any financial company, firm or corporation upon such terms and conditions as the Committee from time to time consider expedient and so that neither the Committee, nor the Trustees of the Club, shall be under any liability for any loss arising from any act or default of such company, firm or corporation.
An elective Committee member ceases to be such if he or she ceases to be a member of the Club, resigns by written notice, or is removed by the Committee for good cause after the member concerned has been given the change of putting their case to the Committee. Appeal against removal may be made to the Appeals Committee. The Committee shall fairly decide time limits and formalities for these steps.
At all General Meetings the Chair will be taken by the Chairman or in their absence by a Deputy appointed by full members attending the Meeting. Decisions made at a General Meeting shall be by a simple majority vote from those full members attending the Meeting. In the event of equal votes the Chairman of the Meeting shall be entitled to an additional casting vote.
The outcome of the disciplinary hearing shall be put in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against whom the complaint was made within 7 days following the hearing.
There shall be a right of appeal to the Committee against either the finding or the sanction imposed or both following disciplinary action being taken. The Committee shall appoint an Appeals Committee (a maximum of three) which shall not include members involved with the initial disciplinary hearing but may include non members of the Club. The Appeals Committee shall consider the appeal within 10 days of the Secretary receiving the appeal. The individual submitting the appeal shall be entitled to be accompanied by a friend or other representative and to call witnesses. The decision of the Appeals Committee shall be final and binding on all parties.
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