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Original Rules of the Lancaster Rowing Club, 1842

Rules for the Future Regulation of the Lancaster Rowing Club
  1. A meeting of the Members of a Cricket Club was held in Lancaster on the 23rd of September, 1842, at which it was resolved that the Club should be broken up, and the Members re-unite as the Lancaster Rowing Club, by which name this Club shall henceforth be called.

  2. The Club shall consist of Honorary and Ordinary Members.

  3. Gentlemen may be admitted Honorary Members in consequence of gifts of value, or other claims on the gratitude of the Club. They shall not be liable to any expenses of the Club, nor any right or share in the property, nor take any part in its management; but shall have free use of the boats, &c., subject to the same rules as any ordinary members.

  4. Gentlemen desirous of becoming Ordinary Memebrs shall be proposed by a Member at a general or Special Meeting; the proposition shall be seconded by another Member; the Candidate shall be elected or rejected by Ballot; and he shall, immediately on election, pay to the treasurer for the year, and his Entrance Fee.

  5. The management of the Club shall be entrusted to a Committee, consisting of teh Secretary and Four other Members. They shall be appointed at the first General Meeting in each Year; and any two of the Committee, with the Secretary, shall have power to transact the business of the Club.

John O' Gaunt Rowing Club Rules, 1950

formed 1866. Boathouse rebuilt 1882, Extended 1901.

N.B. - The acceptance of these rules by post or otherwise, is binding on all Members. (Vice Rule 12).

Member's Name


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Date:


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Rules

  1. That this Club be called "The John O'Gaunt Rowing Club"

  2. That the object of this Club be the encouragement of amateur rowing.

  3. That the whole of the present and future property of the Club be vested in the Members, over which they shall have entire control.

  4. The Officers shall consist of a President, Captain, Deputy Captain, Treasurer, Secretary or Secretaries, all of whom shall be Honorary; and a Committee of nine to be elected at the Annual General Meeting held in March, and such Committee shall be the Management Committee and shall have power to elect not more than eight Vice-presidents who shall be ex-officio Members of the Committee for the time being.

  5. That the annual subscription be 30/-, entrance fee 10/6, key 2/6, payable in advance, and that no candidate be allowed to use the Club property until notified by the Club Secretary that he has been accepted as a member.

    a. That the annual subscription be 10/6d. for Junior Members, i.e. members of 15 to 18 years of age.

    b. That Junior Members be only allowed to row in four-oared boats and tub-pairs and then under the supervision of a coach.

  6. That the subscription after ten years payment of 1 10s. be reduced to 15/- annually, and after five years payment of 15/- it be further reduced to 7/6 annually.

  7. That in the event of any Member leaving the town he may, on payment of an annual subscription of 15/6 retain his membership and have the use of the Club boats during short periods of the season, not exceeding six weeks annually; but in case he return to town to reside permanently, he must resume payment at the fixed fee.

  8. The election of Members shall be in the hands of the Committee, and candidates for membership must be duly proposed and seconded by two members of the Club (who shall be jointly responsible for the candidate's first year subscription) and their names posted in the Club House at least seven days prior to the meeting of the Committee. A candidate cannot be elected except by a vote of two-thirds of those present, and voting.

    a. That a nomination form for the names of the Secretary, assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Committee be posted in the boathouse from march 1st to march 14th. members in arrears (see rule 10) are not allowed to fill any of the above offices, or to propose or second any other member.

  9. That the Annual General Meeting be held in the month of march each year, when all subscriptions are due. The time and place shall be fixed by the Secretary, at which meeting the Report and Audited Accounts shall be submitted, the Officers, Committee, and Auditors elected, and the general business of the Club transacted.

  10. That no Member whose subscription is six months in arrears be entitled to any privileges of the Club.

  11. That the Secretary give not less than three days' notice of the Annual Meeting, and of Special General Meetings by circular or otherwise to every Member, and the business to be transacted at all meetings by specified in the notice. Every question shall be decided by a majority of votes, the Chairman having a casting vote.

  12. That the Secretary supply each member with a key to the boathouse and a Book of Rules. A deposit of 2/6 to be paid

  13. That any Member wishing to resign must tender his resignation, in writing, to the Secretary, before the first day of March, in any year. Otherwise such member be liable for the current year's subscription by the giving of such notice shall not relieve him from any liabilities incurred by the Club up to that date.

  14. That a list of the Names of the Members be posted in the Boat House annually, such list be made up to the first day of April in each year.

  15. That any Member who is in arrear of any payment or subscription for twelve calendar months shall be a defaulter, and the Committee shall have full power to expel any Member who is so in arrears for eighteen calendar months.

  16. If the conduct of any Member either within or without the Club House shall, in the opinion of the Committee, be injurious to the character and interest of the Club, or if any Member shall refuse to submit to the rules and regulations made at any time for the government of the Club, a meeting of the Committee shall be specially convened to consider the case. If the member complained of shall not explain his conduct to the satisfaction of the Committee they shall call upon him to resign, and if he shall not do so within fourteen days the Committee shall expel him; his name shall be erased from the list of membership, and he shall not be allowed in the Club house as a visitor. All payments for entrance fee and subscription made by any member who shall be expelled for misconduct to be forfeited.

  17. That the Club Colours be Blue and Gold.

  18. That no Member or Members enter in any public race under the name of the Club, or be allowed to take or use any of the Club property, without the sanction of the Committee.

  19. That in the event of a crew being chosen by the Committee to contend in any Regatta, such crew be provided by the Club with a boat for their use during the time of training.

  20. That the Committee have power if they think fit to send a crew to any Regatta, to pay the carriage on racing boats to and from the Regatta, and also the railway fare of the trainer.

  21. That the stroke oar of any racing boat have the command of the crew, and be captain of the boat for the time being. Every Member, on landing from a Club boat, be bound to assist in housing such boat and in so doing shall follow the instruction of the stoke oar.

  22. That no Member or Members be permitted to use any light boat (i.e. Pairs, Light Fours and Skiffs) without the sanction of the Committee. A list of the eligible Members be posted in the Boat House. Any Member or Members infringing this rule be fined 10/6, and make good and damage done.

  23. That if any Member damage any boat or other property of the Club he immediately report the same to any of the Committee, or to the boat man. The question of such damage be referred to the Committee, who, after hearing such evidence as they may be able to obtain, shall decide thereon and their decision be final.

  24. That any Member being fined, pay the amount of such fine to the Secretary within one week of being appraised of the same.

  25. That no person, not being a Member of the Club, be permitted to go out in the Club boats, except the pleasure boats, and them only when accompanied by a Member.

  26. That Members must see that the boats are properly moored, door locked, and premises left secure on leaving. Defaulters be liable to a fine of 2/6 for each offence.

  27. That any Member having a private boat pay an annual rental of 7/6 and that any member or members using such private boats, or other property of members, without permission, be fined 5/-. Private boats or other property shall be at the sole risk of their respective owners.

  28. That any Member getting in or out of a Club boat, except the pleasure boat, or in case of accident, unless at a platform erected for that purpose, be fined 2/6.

  29. That no dogs be permitted on the Club premises, or in the boats except at the sole risk of the owner, and any damage done by such dogs shall made good by the owner.

  30. That any dispute arising not strictly provided for by these rules be decided by the Committee, whose decision shall be final.

  31. That a General Meeting must be called upon a requisition being forwarded to the Secretary, and signed by not less than ten Members. The special business to be stated in the notice.

  32. That no alteration in, or abrogation of these rules shall take place, ore new ones made, until such alteration ore new law shall have been proposed and seconded at a meeting, and approved by three-fourths of the Members present at a subsequent meeting.

  33. That the Club be not dissolved unless there be a majority of three-fourths of the Members in favour of the same at a meeting specially called for the purpose, one week's notice of which shall be given by the Secretary.

  34. That no political subject be discussed at a Club meeting.

  35. That all former rules be hereby rescinded.

Signed on behalf of the Committee,

H.Pedder, Captain.
J.Pye, Hon. Secretary,

Lancaster, March, 1950.


John O' Gaunt Rowing Club Rules, 1964

formed 1866. Boathouse rebuilt 1882, Extended 1901.

N.B. - The acceptance of these rules by post or otherwise, is binding on all Members. (Vice Rule 12).

Member's Name


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Date:


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Rules



  1. That this Club be called "The John O'Gaunt Rowing Club"

  2. That the object of this Club be the encouragement of amateur rowing.

  3. That the whole of the present and future property of the Club be vested in the Members, over which they shall have entire control.

  4. The Officers shall consist of a President, Captain, Deputy Captain, Treasurer, Secretary or Secretaries, all of whom shall be Honorary; and a Committee of nine to be elected at the Annual General Meeting held in March, and such Committee shall be the Management Committee and shall have power to elect not more than eight Vice-presidents who shall be ex-officio Members of the Committee for the time being.

  5. That the annual subscription be 40/-, Key, 2/6, payable in advance, and that no candidate be allowed to use the Club property until notified by the Club Secretary that he has been accepted as a member.

    a. That the annual subscription be 10/6d. for Junior Members, i.e. members of 15 to 18 years of age.

    b. That Junior Members be only allowed to row in four-oared boats and tub-pairs and then under the supervision of a coach.

  6. That the subscription after ten years payment of 40/- be reduced to 20/- annually, and after five years payment of 20/- it be further reduced to 7/6 annually or, if preferred, a payment of 5 elevating the member to life membership.

  7. That in the event of any Member leaving the town he may, on payment of an annual subscription of 15/6 retain his membership and have the use of the Club boats during short periods of the season, not exceeding six weeks annually; but in case he return to town to reside permanently, he must resume payment at the fixed fee.

  8. The election of Members shall be in the hands of the Committee, and candidates for membership must be duly proposed and seconded by two members of the Club (who shall be jointly responsible for the candidate's first year subscription) and their names posted in the Club House at least seven days prior to the meeting of the Committee. A candidate cannot be elected except by a vote of two-thirds of those present, and voting.

    a. That a nomination form for the names of the Secretary, assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Committee be posted in the boathouse from March 1st to March 14th. Members in arrears (see rule 10) are not allowed to fill any of the above offices, or to propose or second any other member.

  9. That the Annual General Meeting be held in the month of March each year, when all subscriptions are due. The time and place shall be fixed by the Secretary, at which meeting the Report and Audited Accounts shall be submitted, the Officers, Committee, and Auditors elected, and the general business of the Club transacted.

  10. That no Member whose subscription is six months in arrears be entitled to any privileges of the Club.

  11. That the Secretary give not less than three days' notice of the Annual Meeting, and of Special General Meetings by circular or otherwise to every Member, and the business to be transacted at all meetings by specified in the notice. Every question shall be decided by a majority of votes, the Chairman having a casting vote.

  12. That the Secretary supply each member with a key to the boathouse and a Book of Rules. A deposit of 2/6 to be paid

  13. That any Member wishing to resign must tender his resignation, in writing, to the Secretary, before the first day of March, in any year. Otherwise such member be liable for the current year's subscription by the giving of such notice shall not relieve him from any liabilities incurred by the Club up to that date.

  14. That a list of the Names of the Members be posted in the Boat House annually, such list be made up to the first day of April in each year.

  15. That any Member who is in arrear of any payment or subscription for twelve calendar months shall be a defaulter, and the Committee shall have full power to expel any Member who is so in arrears for eighteen calendar months.

  16. If the conduct of any Member either within or without the Club House shall, in the opinion of the Committee, be injurious to the character and interest of the Club, or if any Member shall refuse to submit to the rules and regulations made at any time for the government of the Club, a meeting of the Committee shall be specially convened to consider the case. If the member complained of shall not explain his conduct to the satisfaction of the Committee they shall call upon him to resign, and if he shall not do so within fourteen days the Committee shall expel him; his name shall be erased from the list of membership, and he shall not be allowed in the Club house as a visitor. All payments for entrance fee and subscription made by any member who shall be expelled for misconduct to be forfeited.

  17. That the Club Colours be Blue and Gold.

  18. That no Member or Members enter in any public race under the name of the Club, or be allowed to take or use any of the Club property, without the sanction of the Committee.

  19. That in the event of a crew being chosen by the Committee to contend in any Regatta, such crew be provided by the Club with a boat for their use during the time of training.

  20. That the Committee have power if they think fit to send a crew to any Regatta, to pay the carriage on racing boats to and from the Regatta, and also the railway fare of the trainer.

  21. That the stroke oar of any racing boat have the command of the crew, and be captain of the boat for the time being. Every Member, on landing from a Club boat, be bound to assist in housing such boat and in so doing shall follow the instruction of the stoke oar.

  22. That no Member or Members be permitted to use any light boat (i.e. Pairs, Light Fours and Skiffs) without the sanction of the Committee. A list of the eligible Members be posted in the Boat House. Any Member or Members infringing this rule be fined 10/6, and make good and damage done.

  23. That if any Member damage any boat or other property of the Club he immediately report the same to any of the Committee, or to the boat man. The question of such damage be referred to the Committee, who, after hearing such evidence as they may be able to obtain, shall decide thereon and their decision be final.

  24. That any Member being fined, pay the amount of such fine to the Secretary within one week of being appraised of the same.

  25. That no person, not being a Member of the Club, be permitted to go out in the Club boats, except the pleasure boats, and them only when accompanied by a Member.

  26. That Members must see that the boats are properly moored, door locked, and premises left secure on leaving. Defaulters be liable to a fine of 2/6 for each offence.

  27. That any Member having a private boat pay an annual rental of 7/6 and that any member or members using such private boats, or other property of members, without permission, be fined 5/-. Private boats or other property shall be at the sole risk of their respective owners.

  28. That any Member getting in or out of a Club boat, except the pleasure boat, or in case of accident, unless at a platform erected for that purpose, be fined 2/6.

  29. That no dogs be permitted on the Club premises, or in the boats except at the sole risk of the owner, and any damage done by such dogs shall made good by the owner.

  30. That any dispute arising not strictly provided for by these rules be decided by the Committee, whose decision shall be final.

  31. That a General Meeting must be called upon a requisition being forwarded to the Secretary, and signed by not less than ten Members. The special business to be stated in the notice.

  32. That no alteration in, or abrogation of these rules shall take place, ore new ones made, until such alteration ore new law shall have been proposed and seconded at a meeting, and approved by three-fourths of the Members present at a subsequent meeting.

  33. That the Club be not dissolved unless there be a majority of three-fourths of the Members in favour of the same at a meeting specially called for the purpose, one week's notice of which shall be given by the Secretary.

  34. That no political subject be discussed at a Club meeting.

  35. That all former rules be hereby rescinded.

Signed on behalf of the Committee,

D.A.Cartwright,
Hon. Secretary.

W.J.Wison,
Captain.

Lancaster,
September, 1964.


Lancaster John O' Gaunt Rowing Club Rules, 1984

Rules

    Name

  1. This Club shall be called the "Lancaster, John O'Gaunt Rowing Club".

    Object

  2. The object of the Club shall be the encouragement of amateur rowing.

    Management

  3. Except in so far as governed by the members for the time being of the Club in Annual and Special General Meeting or assigned to a special committee or committees the affairs of the Club shall be managed by a Managament Committee.

  4. The Managament Committee shall be elected by the members for the time being at each Annual General Meeting.

  5. All members who have at the date of the Annual general Meeting attained the age of eighteen years shall be eligible for election to the Management Committee.

  6. Candidates for election to the Management Committee shall be nominated by one member and seconded by another.

  7. The Management Committee shall comprise:
    (i)
    (ii)
    the Officers of the Club and
    up to five other members for the time being of the Club.

  8. Each member of the Management Committee shall be entitled to one vote at meetings of the Committee and the Chairman of the meeting shall have the casting vote.

  9. The members of the Management Committee may fill a casual vacancy upon the Management Committee by appointing a member of the club until the next Annual General Meeting.

    Officers

  10. The Officers of the Club shall be elected by the members of the Club who have attained the age of eighteen years at each Annual General Meeting.

  11. Candidates for election as officers shall be nominated by one member and seconded by another.

  12. The Officers of the Club shall comprise:
    (i)
    (ii)
    (iii)
    (iv)
    (v)
    (vi)
    (vii)
    President;
    up to two Vice-Presidents;
    Chariman;
    Captain;
    General Secretary;
    Second Secretary;
    Treasurer.

  13. Election as an Officer shall be open to all members eighteen years of age or over.

  14. The positions of the Officers shall be honorary.

  15. The positions of the Officers shall be honorary.

    Annual & Special General Meetings

  16. There shall be an Annual General meeting of the Club in March each year.

  17. The date, time and place of the Annual General meeting shall be fixed by the General Secretary who shall give not less than three days notice of that date, time and place to all members by circular and a notice posted in the Clubhouse; such circular and notice specifying the business to be transacted at the meeting.

  18. Either the Management Committee or one fifth of the members or thirty members (whichever shall be less) may by requisition delivered to the General Secretary summon a Special General Meeting of the Club.

  19. Such requisition shall specify the business to be transacted at the Special General Meeting.

  20. The General Secretary shall give the same notices of each Special General Meeting as in Rule 17.

  21. Each question to be decided at each Annual and Special General Meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes of the members present who have attained the age of eighteen years and the Chairman shall have the casting vote.

  22. All members of the club shall be entitled to attend each Annual and Special General Meeting.

    Membership

  23. Membership of the Club shall be open to all members of the public.

  24. Applicants for membership shall be nominated by one member of the Club and seconded by another.

  25. Nominations for membership shall be deliverered in writing to the General Secretary who shall display a notice in the Clubhouse of the applicant's name and address for at least two days prior to the applicant's election to membership of the club.

  26. Applicants for membership to the Club shall be elected by the Management Committee.

  27. The annual subscription of members to the Club shall be fixed at the Annual General Meeting and shall be payable on the first of January each year.

  28. Any member whose subscription is six months in arrears shall be excluded from the privaleges of the Club and cease to be a member.

  29. Any member may resign from membership of the Club by delivery of written resignation to the General Secretary. Such resignation shall not relieve such former member of liabilities incurred by the Club prior to the delivery to the General Secretary of such resignation.

  30. The General Secretary shall post a list of all members in the Clubhouse from the first of April each year for a period of at least fourteen days.

  31. Members shall not be entitled to the privileges of the Club for two days following their election.

  32. Members may introduce up to two guests to the Club who shall sign such guests into a register.

    Rowing

  33. The Club Colours shall be Blue and Gold.

  34. The stroke oar shall be in command of the boat and crew and shall be Captain of the boat for the time being.

  35. Each member of the crew chall, on landing from the boat assist in the housing of the boat and blades and shall follow the instructions of the stroke oar in doing so.

  36. Crew members and coxes of boats shall board and land from landing stages only.

  37. Members shall only be enter races in the Club Name and/or in Club boats only upon such terms as the Management Committee shall specify.

  38. Subject to the availability of space, private boats belonging to members may be stored at the Clubhouse upon payment of such rack rental as the Management Committee shall from time to time decide. Such boats shall be so stored as the sole risk of the owners and no liability for loss or damage shall attach to the Club howsoever such loss or damage may arise.

  39. Non-members shall only be permitted in the Club boats with the consent of a member of the Managament Committee.

  40. Members shall before and after landing ensure that Club boats are securely moored at a landing stage.

  41. Members shall report all damage to Club boats to a member of the Management Committee and may be required by the Management Committee to pay the cost of repairing or replacing such damage.

  42. The Management Committee may pay the ravel and/or other expenses of crew members, coxes and other members incurred in entering Regattas.

  43. The use of Fine boats shall be limited to members authorised by the Captain or, in his absence, by the Chairman.

    Dissolution

  44. The Club may be dissolved in a General Meeting called for that purpose and by a majority of three fourths of members attending who have attained the age of eighteen years.

  45. The General Secretary shall give not less than two weeks notice of such meeting and its purpose to all members by circular and a notice posted in the Clubhouse.

    Rules

  46. These rules may be amended, suspended ore rescinded by a majority of three fourths of the members who have attained the age of eighteen year present in General Meeting.

  47. The rules adopted on the 6th December 1983 are hereby rescinded.

    Adopted in Special General Meeting at the Clubhouse, Halton Road, Lancaster on the 11th November 1984.


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Chairman
Treasurer

John O' Gaunt Rowing Club Rules, in operation to the 2009 AGM

The Club colours shall be Blue and Gold.

The stroke oar shall be in command of the boat and crew and shall be Captain of the boat for the time being.

Each member of the crew shall, on landing from the boat, assist in the housing of the boat and blades and shall follow the instructions of the stroke oar in doing so.

Crew members and coxes of boats shall board and land from landing stages only.

Members shall enter races in the Club Name and/or in the Club boats only in such terms as the Committee shall specify.

Subject to the availability of space, private boats belonging to members may be stored at the Clubhouse upon payment of such rack rental as the Committee shall from time to time decide. Such boats shall be so stored at the sole risk of the owners and no liability for loss or damage shall attach to the club howsoever such loss or damage may arise.

Non-members shall only be permitted in the Club boats with the consent of a member of the Committee.

Members shall, both before an outing and after landing ensure that Club boats are securely moored at a landing stage.

Members shall report all damage to Club boats, or other club property, to a member of the Committee and may be required by the Committee to pay the cost of repairing or replacing such damage.

The Club may pay the travel and/or other expenses of crew members, coxes and other members incurred in entering Regattas as seen fit by the Committee.

The use of Fine boats shall be limited to members authorised by the Captain or, in their absence, by a Committee member.

These rules may be amended, suspended or rescinded by a majority vote of three quarters of the members eligible to vote present in General Meeting.

John O' Gaunt Rowing Club Rules, from 2009 AGM

Club Colors

The Club colours shall be Blue and Gold.

Dress

There shall be a single style of clothing to be worn by members representing the Club at regatta, which shall be notified to the ARA. It shall comprise a single pattern of Club one-piece, blue in colour with a gold stripe.

Use of Club Equipment

The use of Fine boats shall be limited to members authorised by the Captain or, in their absence, by a Committee member.

The use of equipment by Students and Juniors will be under the direct guidance of a designated coach unless otherwise directed by the Committee.

Non-members shall only be permitted in the Club boats with the consent of a member of the Committee.


Reserving Boats

The Captain, or in his absence a vice-captain, shall have the power to reserve a boat for the practice and training of selected crews.

Command of Crews

The stroke oar shall be in command of the boat and crew and shall be Captain of the boat for the time being unless otherwise agreed that another member of the crew assumes command. All coxes of coxed boats will assume command.

Boating and Landing

Each member of the crew shall, on landing from the boat, assist in the housing of the boat and blades and shall follow the instructions of the Captain of the boat or cox in doing so.

Crew members and coxes of boats shall board and land from landing stages only.

Members shall, both before an outing and after landing ensure that Club boats are securely moored at a landing stage.

Normal practice on boating and landing is to point the bows upstream. Prevailing conditions can be taken into consideration.


Regatta Entries

Members shall enter races in the Club Name and/or in the Club boats only in such terms as the Committee shall specify. Composite crews will always be considered as long as John O Gaunt Colours are present.

The Club may pay the travel and/or other expenses of crew members, coxes and other members incurred in entering Regattas as seen fit by the Committee.


Private Storage of Boats

Subject to the availability of space, private boats belonging to members may be stored at the Clubhouse upon payment of such rack rental as the Committee shall from time to time decide. Such boats shall be so stored at the sole risk of the owners and no liability for loss or damage shall attach to the club howsoever such loss or damage may arise.

Key to Boathouse

Keys will be issued at the discretion of the Committee and can be withdrawn at any time. Such keys remain the property of the Club. Keys can not be copied without the permission of the Committee.

Locking the Boathouse

The last member to leave the Boathouse is responsible for making sure that all doors and windows are securely locked. First floor doors and windows are to be secured when members are only present on the ground floor.

Annual Subscriptions and Fees

180 - Adult Member

75 - Student Member

75 - Junior Member

60 - Racking Fee

60 - Learn to Row Programme (6 coached sessions)

5 - Casual Fees (limited to 6 outings per 12 month period)

Cases of hardship will be considered by the Committee.

Damage and Repairs

Members shall report all damage to Club boats, or other Club property, to a member of the Committee and may be required by the Committee to pay the cost of repairing or replacing such damage. Repair work shall be directed by the Committee.

Bar

Juniors are not allowed in the bar area unless supervised by an Adult Member of the Club. Juniors are not permitted to have credit on the bar.

Rule Changes

These rules may be amended, suspended or rescinded by a majority vote of three quarters of the members eligible to vote present in General Meeting.

All previous rules are rescinded.

AGM 2009