EBYMBC Club Constitution

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EBYMBC constitution (as revised August 2014)

EVANS BAY YACHT AND MOTOR BOAT CLUB (INC.)

CONSTITUTION Revised 7 August 2014

The Constitution as presently filed with the Registrar of Incorporated Societies is rescinded and replaced with this Constitution as follows.
  1. TITLE AND OBJECTIVES:
    1. Title - The Club shall be called 'The Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club (Incorporated)'.
    2. Objectives - The objectives of the Club shall be:-
      1. To encourage yachting, yacht racing, cruising, sailing boats and motor boats and the promotion of social interaction between members and kindred clubs.
      2. To purchase, take on lease, or in exchange, or hire, or otherwise acquire, hold, mortgage, and dispose of any real or personal property, and any rights and privileges, which the Club shall think necessary, or expedient, for the purposes of attaining the objectives set forth in sub-paragraph a) of this Rule.
      3. To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives.
  2. OFFICIALS:
    1. Patron and Club Officers
      1. The Club shall have a Patron, President, and Officers.
      2. The Officers of the Club shall consist of a Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Club Captain, (hereinafter called Flag Officers), Sailing Academy Officer, Communications and Marketing Officer and Events Officer.
      3. To be eligible to bear office, a member must have been a member eligible to vote for at least one financial year prior to the Annual General Meeting
      4. Any Officer ceasing to be a member of the Club, shall immediately cease to be an Officer.
      5. No elected Officer, shall hold any single office for more than three successive terms. However, if an Officer wishes to stand again after three successive terms and no one opposes him/her, then the Officer will be able to stand again until opposed.
    2. Patron - The Patron shall be a figurehead for the Club, and shall be somebody of standing in the Community. The Patron shall have no particular duty other than to assist in furthering the objectives of the Club as appropriate.
    3. President: It shall be the duty of the President to chair General Meetings of the Club.
    4. Commodore: It shall be the duty of the Commodore to take leadership of the Club, and chair Committee meetings of the Club, and in the absence of the President, to chair General Meetings of the Club.
    5. Vice Commodore: It shall be the duty of the Vice Commodore to convene the Sailing Sub-Committee and assist the Commodore in the discharge of his/her duties, and in his/her absence, to officiate in his/her stead. The Vice Commodore shall be one of the Club's delegates to the Wellington Yachting Association.
    6. Rear Commodore: It shall be the duty of the Rear Commodore to convene the House Sub-Committee and to assist the Commodore and the Vice Commodore in the discharge of his/her duties, and in his/her absence to officiate in their stead.
    7. Club Captain: It shall be the duty of the Club Captain to convene the Facilities Sub-Committee and to assist the Commodore, the Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore.
    8. Sailing Academy Officer: It shall be the duty of the Sailing Academy Officer to convene the Sailing Academy Sub-Committee.
    9. Communications and Marketing Officer: It shall be the duty of the Communications and Marketing Officer to convene the Communications Sub-Committee.
    10. Events Officer: It shall be the duty of the Events Officer to convene the Events Sub-Committee.
  3. COMMITTEE:
    1. The Committee: There shall be a 'Committee', hereinafter called 'The Committee', consisting of the Officers of the Club and the appointed Slipway Manager under clause 3.3b
    2. Powers of The Committee:
      1. The affairs and business of the Club shall be managed by The Committee.
      2. The Committee may from time to time appoint such persons as it shall think fit to carry out such duties as The Committee may determine. Such persons to hold office can be removed from office at the pleasure of The Committee.
      3. Should any office become vacant The Committee may elect a member to fill such vacancy until the following Annual General Meeting. All such elections shall be by ballot.
    3. Management of the Club:
      1. In the management of the affairs and business of the Club, The Committee shall have power to make, alter or rescind Regulations that are consistent with the Constitution of the Club, governing or providing for the use of Club premises by members, conduct and behaviour of members, keeping of accounts, employment, remuneration and duties of staff, guests, Club property, or any other matter relating to the affairs and business of the Club and members of the Club and the management thereof.
      2. The Club Administrator, Accounts Manager, Membership Coordinator, Safety Co-ordinator, a second Wellington Yachting Association delegate, the Boat Master, Slip Master, Slipway Manager, Club Solicitor and Club Auditor shall be appointed by The Committee.
      3. It shall be the duty of the Slipway Manager to convene the Slipway Management Sub-Committee.
    4. Sub-Committees: There shall be the following Sub-Committees:-
      1. The Sailing Sub-Committee which shall consist of the Vice Commodore and ideally a delegated Safety Co-ordinator, Boat Master and four members.
      2. The House Sub-Committee which shall consist of the Rear Commodore and ideally five members.
      3. The Facilities Sub-Committee which shall consist of the Club Captain and ideally three members.
      4. The Sailing Academy Sub-Committee which shall consist of the Sailing Academy Officer, Boat Master and ideally three members.
      5. The Communications and Marketing Sub-Committee which shall consist of the Communications and Marketing Officer and ideally two members.
      6. The Events Sub-Committee which shall consist of the Events Officer and ideally two members.
      7. The Slipway Management Sub-Committee which shall consist of the the Slipway Manager, Slip Master and ideally five members, two of whom will have financial or engineering knowledge.
      8. The responsibilities of each Sub-Committee shall be mandated by the Committee.
  4. ELECTIONS:
    1. Election of Patron, President, Officers and Sub-Committees: The Patron, President, Officers and Sub-Committees shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.
    2. Nominations for the Various Offices:
      1. Nominations for the Patron, President, Officers and Sub-Committee members may only be made by a member eligible to vote who has been a member of the Club for at least one financial year before the Annual General Meeting.
      2. Nominations shall be made in writing, contain the consent of the person nominated, and be delivered personally to the Club Administrator at the Club House not later than 5.30 pm on the fourteenth day before the day fixed for the Annual General Meeting.
      3. The Club Administrator or a member of The Committee shall, not less than eight days before such meeting, post in the Club House the names of the persons so nominated.
      4. Where no nominations have been received for any particular office within the required time, nominations for that office may be made up to the time of the election.
  5. MEETINGS:
    1. General Meetings:
      1. The President shall chair General Meetings of the Club, and in his/her absence the Commodore. In the absence of the President and the Commodore it shall be obligatory on the member who may be elected thereto by a majority of the members present, to chair the meeting. This member must be eligible to vote.
      2. Twenty-five members personally present shall form a quorum at all Annual and Special General Meetings.
      3. When a ballot is not expressly provided for by these Rules, all questions shall be decided by a show of hands, provided always that three members can demand a ballot.
      4. Draft minutes of any General Meeting shall be posted in the Club House within one week of the meeting being held.
    2. Annual General Meeting:
      1. The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held not later than the 10th day of August in each year. Twenty-one days notice of an Annual General Meeting shall be given to the members. Notice may also be given by advertisement in a Wellington daily newspaper if required.
      2. Any member wishing to give notice of any motion for consideration at the Annual General Meeting shall give written notice of the motion to the Club Administrator not later than 5.30pm on the fourteenth day before the day fixed for the Annual General Meeting.
      3. The Club Administrator or a member of The Committee shall, not less than eight days before such meeting, post in the Club House copies of the 'Notice(s) of Motion' and shall make copies available to members at the General Meeting.
      4. The committee shall present a draft three year strategic plan to the annual meeting for discussion, and final approval of the meeting. The plan shall cover all aspects of the club functioning including membership, facilities, on the water activity, slipway and storage. It shall contain growth targets and financial implications.
    3. Special General Meeting:
      1. A Special General Meeting may be called at any time by order of The Committee.
      2. A Special General Meeting shall be called if required by The Committee or if The Committee receives a members' requisition in writing for a Special General Meeting to be held. Such requisition shall clearly state the purpose, business and object of the meeting, and shall have been signed by at least 14 members who are eligible to vote and have been members of the Club for at least one financial year before the General Meeting.
      3. If The Committee desires or is required to call a Special General Meeting the Club Administrator or a member of The Committee shall post in the Club House and by circular to members a Notice of Meeting. The Club Administrator or a member of The Committee may also give notice by advertisement in a Wellington newspaper. The Notice of Meeting shall specify:-
        1. The time and date upon which the meeting is to be held, such date to be not earlier than 21 days and not later than 35 days from the date the notice is given.
        2. The purpose, business and object of the meeting.
    4. Committee Meetings:
      1. The Committee shall meet as and when called by the Commodore or on the requisition of three members of The Committee, but shall meet at least once every month.
      2. Four Committee Members shall form a quorum at all meetings of The Committee.
      3. Confirmed minutes of The Committee meetings shall be posted on the notice board within three days of confirmation.
    5. Sub-Committee Meetings: All Sub-Committees shall meet whenever the Convener deems it necessary, but at least once a month.
    6. Casting Vote: The Chairperson at any meetings of the Club, when there is an equality of vote, shall have a casting vote in addition to his/her own deliberate vote.
  6. MEMBERSHIP:
    1. Membership:
      1. The Club shall consist of such yacht and motor boat owners, or persons interested in the objectives of the Club as may be approved by The Committee in accordance with the Constitution.
      2. Affiliate and Social memberships may be limited at the discretion of The Committee.
    2. Proposal of Candidate
      1. A candidate for membership (other than Affiliate) must be proposed by a member and seconded by another member, and a record of the nomination shall be kept in the Minute Book.
      2. The application for membership must be in writing and must be accompanied by the appropriate nomination fee (Rule 6.17) and subscription (Rule 7.1).
      3. The application will be considered by The Committee. If the application is approved by The Committee, the person shall be deemed to be a member of the Club from that date.
      4. Candidates for Affiliate Club membership shall submit their written requests to The Committee for approval, accompanied by references from at least two other organisations.
    3. Resignation: Any member wishing to resign from the Club shall give notice in writing to The Committee to that effect, and pay all arrears due to the date of such notice.
    4. Members Abroad:
      1. Any member about to leave New Zealand or having left New Zealand with the intention in either case of remaining absent for a continuous period of not less than twelve months may notify the Club Administrator of such intention.
      2. In respect of their period of absence, provided the same is not less than twelve months, they shall pay a subscription at such reduced rate per annum as shall from time to time be fixed by The Committee.
    5. Conduct and Expulsion:
      1. All members shall abide by and be amenable to the Constitution of the Club.
      2. If The Committee shall have any reason to suspect that the conduct of any member either in or out of the Club premises is or might be injurious to the character and interests of the Club, the following provisions of this Rule shall apply.
      3. An inquiry into the conduct of such member shall be held by The Committee either at an ordinary meeting of The Committee or at a meeting of The Committee convened for the purpose.
      4. Not less than seven days notice in writing of such meeting shall be given to the member and such meeting may be adjourned from time to time. If The Committee by a majority of its members shall find the member guilty of conduct which will or might in its opinion injuriously affect the character or interests of the Club it may:
        1. Expel such member.
        2. Call on such member to resign their membership within fourteen days from the date of the notice of such requirement being given to the member. Failing the receipt of such resignation within the time limit, The Committee may expel the member or impose any other penalty or punishment authorised by this Rule.
        3. Reprimand and / or suspend such member for a period not exceeding six calendar months and may in addition order that notice of such suspension be placed on the notice board for a period not exceeding fourteen days. During such period of suspension, the member shall not be entitled to enter the Club premises or to enjoy any other privileges attaching to membership of the Club.
      5. If, for any reason The Committee shall expel a member, such member shall have the right to appeal to a General Meeting of the Club provided that within seven days of the decision of The Committee being made known to him/her they shall notify The Committee in writing of their intention to appeal. On the receipt of such notice, The Committee shall convene a Special General Meeting for the purpose of hearing the appeal.
      6. The proceedings before such a meeting shall be by way of re-hearing, and the meeting by a majority of those members present and voting may expel such member or impose any penalty or punishment or make any other decision which The Committee might have made.
      7. The member shall be bound to attend the meeting of The Committee and any Special General Meeting at which the inquiry into his/her conduct is to be made and if they shall fail to attend, the meeting may proceed with the inquiry in their absence.
      8. The Chairperson of The Committee Meeting or Special General Meeting may admit as evidence statements not strictly evidence and any person, whether a member or not, able to give evidence on the matter may be called as a witness either by The Committee or by the member.
      9. At any meeting at which such inquiry is held, the member may be represented by any other member of the Club.
    6. Senior Member: A Senior Member shall be a member 19 years of age or over on the 1st of September of the relevant membership year, and shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club and eligible to vote and bear office, subject to the payment of the required subscription.
    7. Youth and Junior Member: A Youth and Junior Member shall be a member under the age of 19 years on the 1st of September of the relevant membership year, and shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club, subject to the payment of the required subscription, except that a Youth Member shall not be eligible to vote nor bear office for election, nor to nominate another member as an Officer of the Club.
    8. Family Member: Family Membership shall be open to two adults whether married, in a civil union or de facto relationship or a solo parent living together with any of their children under the age of 19 years on the 1st of September of the relevant membership year. The family shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club, subject to the payment of the required subscription. The two adults shall be eligible to vote and bear office. Children included in the membership shall not be eligible to vote nor bear office nor to nominate another member as an Officer of the Club.
    9. Veteran Member: Veteran Membership shall be open to any member who has been a Senior Member or an Adult Member of a Family Membership for not less than 10 years and who has attained the age of 60 years on 1st of September of the relevant membership year. A Veteran Member shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club and eligible to vote and bear office, subject to payment of the required subscription.
    10. Life Member: Any member of the Club may put forward a Life Member nomination to The Committee for ratification. The nomination must be in writing and explain outstanding services to the Club. When ratified by The Committee, the notice of The Committee's intention to nominate shall be included in the Notice of the General Meeting referred to in Rule 5.2. At the General Meeting a candidate for Life Membership shall be presented by a member and elected by majority ballot. Life Members shall be entitled to the privileges of the Club, and eligible to vote and bear office, and shall otherwise be subject to the Rules of the Club, excluding the payment of membership subscription.
    11. Sailability Member:
      1. A Sailability Member shall be any person who is an active member of Sailability Wellington Trust Incorporated.
      2. The Committee shall have the power, at its discretion, to cancel the membership of any Sailability Member if the Committee believes the Sailability Member is no longer an active member of the Sailability Wellington Trust programmes for disabled sailors.
      3. A Sailability Member shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club, subject to payment of the required subscription, but shall not, unless aged 19 years or over on the 1st September of the relevant year:-
        1. Be eligible to vote nor bear office, nor nominate another member as an Officer of the Club.
        2. Be entitled to propose a candidate for membership.
    12. Associate Life Member: Associate Life Membership shall be open to any member who is married to, or in a civil union or de facto relationship with a Life Member, and a Senior Member, Adult Member of a Family Membership or Veteran Member at the time that the Life Member was elected. An Associate Life Member shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club and eligible to vote and bear office, subject to the payment of the required subscription.
    13. Social Member: An Social Member shall be a member 19 years of age or over on the 1st of September of the relevant membership year, and shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club, subject to the payment of the required subscription, except that a Social Member shall not:
      1. Be eligible to vote nor bear office, nor to nominate another member as an Officer of the Club.
      2. Be entitled to propose a candidate for membership.
      3. Be entitled to participate in yacht racing.
      4. Be entitled to any slipping concession or boat storage.
    14. Honorary Member:
      1. A one year Honorary Membership may be granted by The Committee, to persons not actively engaged in the sport of Yachting in the Wellington Region, but who are:
        1. Performing a service to the Club.
        2. Visiting Yachtsperson from another region or country.
        3. Associated with the Club's activities.
      2. Such members shall be entitled to those privileges The Committee shall determine except that an Honorary Member shall not:
        1. Be eligible for to vote nor bear office nor to nominate another member as an Officer.
        2. Be entitled to propose a candidate for membership.
    15. Sailing Academy Member
      1. Sailing Academy Membership shall be open to a person, not already a member of the Club, and who has enrolled in any of the Club's Sailing academy courses, and has paid the appropriate course fee. Such a person shall within two months of the conclusion of the course, be entitled to apply to become a Sailing Academy Member without payment of a nomination fee or a membership fee. Sailing Academy Membership will only be valid until conclusion of the membership year current at the time of application, after which time Sailing Academy members may convert to a Senior, Youth, or Family membership on payment of the appropriate subsequent year's membership fee.
      2. A Sailing Academy Member shall be entitled to participate in yacht racing and use the facilities of the Club but shall not be eligible to vote nor to bear office, nor to nominate another member as an officer of the Club, nor to propose a candidate for membership of the Club.
    16. Affiliated Club Member:
      1. The Committee may from time to time approve any club, association or other organisation or group of people as an Affiliated Club Member. Such approval shall entitle the members of that Affiliated Club to use such of the Club's facilities and participate in such Club activities as The Committee may determine from time to time, subject to the following provisions:
      2. The Affiliated Club will at joining and then annually on each anniversary of the joining date, provide the names, addresses and contact details of the officers of the club, together with the names addresses and contacts details of its members.
      3. The Affiliated Club shall pay an Annual Subscription fixed for that Affiliated Club by The Committee.
      4. The membership of the Affiliated Club may be terminated at any time by The Committee by giving written notice to the officers of the Affiliated Club at their last known address.
      5. An Affiliated Member or any of its members shall not be:-
        1. eligible for to vote nor bear office, nor to nominate another member as an officer of the club
        2. entitled to propose a candidate for membership
    17. Nomination:
      1. The Committee shall fix the nomination fee from time to time. The nomination fee for each candidate together with the appropriate subscription (Rule 7.1) must be paid before the nomination for membership can receive approval. Should the candidate fail to be elected the fees shall be returned. Any candidate who was previously a member and voluntarily resigned shall not be required to pay a nomination fee on their re-election, provided the candidate has, on a previous occasion, paid a nomination fee and the last period of membership was not less than three years duration.
      2. A Senior Member shall pay the nomination fee on approval of membership except that if the member has been a Youth Member or a Child Member of a Family Membership for at least two years preceding his/her becoming a Senior Member the nomination fee shall be waived. Should the Member have been a Youth Member or a Child Member of a Family Membership for less than two years, then the difference between the respective nomination fees shall be paid.
    18. Guests:
      1. Members shall have the privilege of introducing guests. A member introducing a guest shall enter the name in the guests' book, and shall be answerable for the conduct of the guest while on the premises. No guest shall be introduced more than three times per membership year.
      2. Special circumstances covering guests normally resident outside the Wellington Region may be placed before the Commodore and extensions may be granted. Any such extensions are to be minuted at the next Committee Meeting. The member introducing the guest shall be responsible for seeing that such a guest does not remain on Club premises after the member has left, unless the guest has been re-introduced by another member, who then becomes answerable for the guest's conduct.
  7. FEES:
    1. Subscription:
      1. The Annual Subscription payable by the various classes of members of the Club shall be fixed at the Annual General Meeting each year. If at any Annual General Meeting the fixing of the subscriptions for the ensuing year is for any reason omitted, the rates of subscriptions for that year shall be those prevailing in the preceding year.
      2. The membership year of the Club shall commence on 1st of September and shall end on 31st of August in each year. Subscriptions for a membership year are due by 30th September following the commencement of the membership.
      3. The subscriptions of any member, joining the Club for the first time, after the 1st of September will pay the prorated proportion of the subscription due for the balance of the membership year, calculated to the nearest month.
      4. Membership subscriptions shall not be refunded.
    2. Members in Arrears:
      1. A member shall be deemed to be in arrears when any of the following subscriptions, fees or charges are owing beyond the due date:
        1. Subscriptions for membership
        2. Storage fees
        3. Slipway fees
        4. Hall hire or any other charge for the provision of any Club facility
      2. The due date for subscriptions, fees and charges shall be as specified in any invoice issued by the Club.
      3. No member who is still in arrears on the due date shall be entitled to use the Club's privileges or property, nor shall they be entitled to vote at any meetings of the Club, nor compete for any prizes offered by it or steer any yacht in any Club race or be entitled to any facility including shed space, trailer parks, storage or slipway usage until their arrears are paid.
      4. The Committee shall at their discretion have the power to cancel the membership of any member whose subscription is in arrears. The name of such member shall be removed from the List of Members.
  8. FINANCE:
    1. Financial Year: The financial year of the Club shall be 1 April to 31 March.
    2. Funds:
      1. The funds of the Club shall be deposited in such bank as The Committee may decide from time to time, in the name of the Club, and shall be operated upon by any two of the Flag Officers.
      2. Should The Committee at any time be of the opinion that the funds at their disposal are, or will be, insufficient to carry on the affairs of the Club, they shall call a Special General Meeting and the majority of those present and voting at such Meeting shall have the power by resolution to make a levy or a call on Members. Notice of such levy or call shall be posted to all Members. The Committee may in its discretion remove from the List of Members any Members who fail to pay such levy or call within two calendar months from the date of such notice, but The Committee shall have power to reinstate such members upon payment of such levy or call or upon receiving satisfactory explanation of the member's failure to pay.
    3. Budget and Financial Report: The Committee shall prepare a financial report on the past financial year for presentation to the Annual General Meeting. The Committee shall also prepare a budget for the following financial year for presentation and approval by the Annual General Meeting. The members shall receive the financial report and proposed budget at least eight days prior to the meeting.
    4. Investments: Any funds that the Committee deem surplus to immediate requirements may be invested by The Committee after obtaining such professional advice from the Club Solicitor and others as the Committee may require. All dividends and interest arising out of such investments shall go to augment the funds of the Club
    5. Property:
      1. All the property of the Club, real and personal shall be held in the name of the Club.
      2. The Committee may not, without the sanction of a General Meeting, adopt ratify and confirm on behalf of the Club any mortgage or other security given, or any purchase or conveyance made or taken or contract entered into by The Committee on behalf of the Club
    6. Personal Benefit: No funds shall be paid or benefit or advantage given to a member for that member's personal benefit unless it is for services provided by that member to the club. Any benefit so given shall be reasonable and relative to that which would be given in an arms length transaction (being open market value). No member of the club or any person associated with a member of the club shall participate or materially influence any decision made by the club in respect of any payment or benefit or advantage given to that member or on behalf of that member or associated person. The provision and effect of this clause shall not be removed from this Constitution and shall be included and implemented into any document replacing this Constitution.
  9. ALTERATION OF RULES:
    1. No addition to, alteration, amendment or revision of this Constitution shall be made except at a General Meeting and by a majority of three-fourths of the members present. Any proposed change in the Constitution at a General Meeting shall be made in writing as a 'Notice of Motion' and shall be endorsed by the Proposer and Seconder. The 'Notice(s) of Motion' shall be delivered to the Club Administrator not later than 5.30pm on the fourteenth day before the day fixed for the General Meeting. Copies of the 'Notice(s) of Motion' shall be posted in the Club House on or before the eighth day before the day fixed for the General Meeting and shall be made available to members at the General Meeting.
    2. No motion which results in alteration to the Constitution which has been duly considered shall be brought forward again within the twelve month period.
    3. No addition to or alteration or revision of the rules shall be approved if it affects the aims, personal benefit clause or the winding up clause. The provisions and effect of this clause shall not be removed from this Constitution and shall be included and implied into any document replacing this Constitution
  10. FLAGS:
    1. Club Burgee: The Club Burgee shall be royal blue with the Red Cross of St. George bordered white. The red of the St. George's Cross to be 1/6th the width of the flag, and the white border to the St. George's Cross to be 1/3rd of the width of the Red Cross of St. George. There shall also be a yellow E in the upper canton next to the hoist, a yellow B in upper canton away from the hoist, a yellow Y in the lower canton next to the hoist, a yellow M in the lower canton away from the hoist and a yellow C atop an admiralty anchor in the middle of the Red Cross of St George
    2. Officers' Flags:
      1. The Commodore's Flag shall be the Club's Burgee. The length shall be 1 1/2th times the width and the perpendicular of the St. George's Cross shall be 3/7ths of the length from the hoist.
      2. The Vice Commodore's Flag shall be similar to the Commodore's Flag, with one yellow ball in the upper canton next to the hoist.
      3. The Rear Commodore's Flag shall have one yellow ball in the upper canton and one in the lower canton next to the hoist.
      4. The Club Captain's Flag shall have one yellow ball in the upper canton and two yellow balls in the lower canton. The balls in the lower canton being equidistant about the centre of the canton, and the upper ball as 10.2e.
      5. The yellow ball in each case to be half the vertical depth of the blue cantons next to the hoist and to be in the centre of the canton.
  11. COMMON SEAL:
    1. The Common Seal of the Club shall be in the custody of the Club Administrator, and every instrument to which the Seal is to be affixed shall be signed by any two of the Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Club Captain and any member of The Committee approved by The Committee for that purpose.
  12. BOAT REGISTER:
    1. Each member shall complete the Club's Boat Registration for every vessel owned by the member and such particulars shall be entered in the Club's Boat Register and no vessel shall be entitled to any such privileges until such entry has been made.
    2. Any alteration to any vessel affecting her racing or handicap, shall be notified to The Committee who shall note these alterations.
  13. UNIFORM:
    1. The Club uniform shall consist of a navy blue blazer with Club burgee on left breast pocket, navy blue or grey trousers or skirt, white shirt and club tie or white blouse.
  14. WINDING UP:
    1. The Club may be wound up if a Notice of Motion to such effect shall be passed by a General Meeting and confirmed at a subsequent General Meeting called not earlier than thirty days after the meeting at which the Notice of Motion to be confirmed was passed, notice of which confirmatory meeting has been given to all members by circular at least fourteen days before the date of the confirmatory meeting. Such confirmatory meeting shall decide the the destination of the property and assets of the Club left after meeting its liabilities provided that such property and assets shall not be divided amongst the members, but shall be paid to or distributed among some body or bodies having similar aims to that of this Club.
  15. GENERAL:
    1. These rules shall replace in toto, all those previously registered.