That’s right folks, a special meeting is to be held on Thursday 21st July 2016 @ 8.15pm. Mayfield Clubhouse.
The focus of the meeting will not be on bel haven best, but on the more important subject of amendments to our constitution.
The end game for this is to make minor changes to our constitution to enable us to qualify for a grant from the Big Lottery Fund and also generally to bring our non-discrimination and child welfare provisions into line with the current requirements of grant-giving bodies.
Let’s make it as good a turn out as the recent AGM!
Look below for the agenda and some moderate bedtime reading. For a copy of the current club constitution, please contact club secretary and equally as exciting Rob Lunn.
for Special General Meeting
to be held on Thursday 21 July 2016 at 8.15 pm at Mayfield
2. New constitution for Dundee High School FP RFC; proposed changes are as outlined below.
3. Other Competent Business
1 Replace existing Clause IV.3) with:
“3) 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, marriage and civil partnership, having or not having dependents, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, political or other opinion. If an application is refused by the Membership Secretary, the applicant will have the right to submit an appeal for consideration by the Management Committee and to be informed of the decision of that committee within 30 days.”
2Insert new Clause IV.6) as follows:
“6) The Club operates an Equal Opportunities Policy where no one is denied the right to equal access on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, having or not having dependents, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, political or other opinion. There is equality of opportunity in terms of the playing rights and the rights of members to attend general meetings, vote and hold office.”
3Replace existing sub-Clause VII.1) (c) with:
“(c) In addition, the following appointments shall be made by election at the Annual General Meeting, namely Captains of all senior teams (“post-holders”). For the avoidance of doubt, post-holders are not members of the Management Committee unless separately appointed as such under the above provisions.”
4Insert new sub-Clause VII.10):
“10) The Club is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. Staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people.”