The Committee will have all the administrative powers necessary, in conformity with these Rules, for carrying out the objects of the Club.
The Committee will have control & management of the Club’s finances.
The Committee will ensure that full & proper Minutes are maintainedin paper formatof;
(i) all resolutions & proceedings of Committee meetings and General Meetings
(ii) the names of all members present at Committee meetings and General Meetings.
A Minute signed by the Chairman of the meeting to which the Minute relates or by the Chairman of a subsequent meeting will be sufficient evidence of the facts stated therein.
Subject to approval at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting the Committee may borrow sums in whatever manner for the purposes of the Club and give security over Club assets as required from time to time. Such borrowings will be in the name of the Trustees who may enter into whatever borrowing, security or related arrangements that they and the Committee may deem appropriate.
The Committee will also have power in its own right to borrow money in any form or manner, for a period not exceeding 3 years, for the purposes of the Club, up to a maximum of 50% of the annual subscription income in the previous year, but at all times within that limit until such time as the borrowing has been repaid.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee will have power to further borrow for the purposes of the Club up to 20% of the annual subscription income in the previous year, but for a period not exceeding 12 months.
A General Meeting of the members of the Club will be held annually, not later than the month of March, for the purpose of;
The General Meeting described in Rule 14 will be called the “Annual General Meeting”.
Any other General Meeting will be called a “Special General Meeting”.
The Honorary Secretary will convene a General Meeting at such times as directed by resolution of the Committee.
He/she will also convene a General Meeting on a requisition signed by at least 15 Ordinary, Family, Senior, Life and/or Honorary members. Such a meeting will be summoned within 28 days of receipt of the requisition (which will specify the object of the meeting). No other subject than that specified in the requisition will be discussed or introduced, nor will the meeting be competent to proceed to business or appoint a Chairman unless 15 Ordinary, Family, Senior, Life and/or Honorary members are present.
The Senior Flag Officer present or, if that is not possible, a member of the Committee will take the Chair at all General Meetings. If, within an hour after the time appointed for the holding of a General Meeting, convened upon a resolution of members, and the Chair is unoccupied, the members present may elect a Chairman provided a quorum of 15 Ordinary, Family, Senior, Life and/or Honorary members is present. If within an hour after the time appointed for holding such General Meeting a quorum of 15 Ordinary, Family, Senior, Life and/or Honorary members is not present, the meeting as convened upon a resolution of members will be dissolved and stand adjourned to the same day in the next week at the same time & place, and if at the adjourned meeting a quorum is not present within an hour after the time appointed, the members present will be a quorum.
At least 21 days notice, specifying the place, the day and the hour of the holding of the General Meeting will be given to every Ordinary, Family, Senior, Life & Honorary member, save those that have not supplied to the Club an address within Ireland for the purpose of receiving such notices.
Written notices may be given to any member personally or through the post. Where a notice is sent through the post it will be deemed to have been served at the expiration of 24 hours after it is posted. The non-receipt of the notice by any member will not invalidate the proceedings of any General Meeting.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Club is not required to advise Associate, Cadet, Country, Overseas, Pavilion or Temporary members of an upcoming General Meeting or any matter subsequently arising there-from.
A resolution put to the vote at a General Meeting will be decided by a show of hands, save as otherwise provided by these Rules;
The Committee may grant leave of absence to members for one year, during which period they will be relieved of the responsibility of paying an annual subscription and will not be entitled to any of the privileges of membership. The Committee may on occasion extend such leave of absence, but only if formally requested in advance to do so the following year.
The Committee will have discretion on an application for re-instatement by a member who has received leave of absence to postpone or refuse such re-instatement. The Committee will not in any circumstances be required to give any reason for the refusal of any application.
A member not signifying his/her intention to resign will be liable for the year’s subscription.
A member intending to withdraw from membership of the Club will signify his/her intention in writing to the Honorary Secretary and such withdrawal will take effect from the date of its acceptance by the Committee. The withdrawal will not however relieve such withdrawing member of any liability which may arise under Rule 7:Trustees during the remainder of that year nor entitle such person to any full or partial refund of subscription paid .
The Committee will have power at any time to suspend any member from admission to the Club premises and from the enjoyment of the facilities of the Club for such period as the Committee may decide. All privileges and voting rights will be withdrawn in such circumstance
Any member wilfully infringing the Rules or Regulations of the Club or the ordinances of the Committee or making himself offensive to another member or using unbecoming language or wilfully mutilating the property of the Club or removing the property of the Club without authority or whose conduct in or out of the Club will, in the opinion of the Committee, be prejudicial to the welfare or good order of the Club, may be requested in writing to resign from the Club within 3 weeks of such request, provided however that no member will be requested to resign without first being given an opportunity to explain or excuse his or her alleged misconduct to the Committee.
If no reply to such request is received or if such member fails or refuses to resign within the said period of 3 weeks, a Special General Meeting will be called, at which a resolution calling for such member’s expulsion from the Club will be proposed in the name of the Committee by any two members thereof. 21 days notice of such meeting and resolution will be given to the member concerned (who will be entitled to be heard at the meeting) and to all the members entitled to vote at the meeting. A majority of two-thirds of the members present and voting will be required to carry such a resolution.
The operation of this Rule will not alter or affect the liability attaching on the date of expulsion to such member under Rule 7:Trustees.
All complaints or communications concerning the conduct of members must be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary.
A notice board will be provided within each Club premises for the posting of such notices as are required or are deemed appropriate by the Committee. Publication on the Club website will satisfy the provisions of this Rule.
Notices and publicity material should not be posted in any other part of the Club premises without the express sanction of the Committee.
The property of members will only be stored on the Club premises in accordance with the terms of the appropriate Regulations.
Club premises assigned to accommodate the personal effects & craft of sailing members during the sailing season will be cleared of such effects by 31st October in each year, unless arrangements have been made for their storage in accordance with the terms of the appropriate Regulations. Failing such arrangements the Committee will order their disposal for the benefit of the Club.
On ceasing to be a member that person will immediately remove their personal property & craft from Club premises. In the event of failure to do so the Committee may order their disposal for the benefit of the Club.
The Committee has authority to make and rescind Regulations as it may consider necessary for the management and wellbeing of the Club, provided they are not inconsistent with or in contravention of the Rules of the Club.
No alteration or addition to these Rules will be made except at an Annual General Meeting or at a Special General Meeting duly convened (post 21 day’s notice), save that the Committee will on occasion have power to alter and amend the Rules but only for the purpose of complying with any existing or future statute
Should it become necessary or advisable at any time to dissolve the Club, a General Meeting will be convened for this purpose;
In the event of a dissolution of the Club, the surplus assets, if any, remaining after the payment of all debts & liabilities of the Club, including the cost of dissolution, will be distributed in value or specie, in equal shares, among the fully paid-up Ordinary, Family (one share), Senior, Life and Honorary members as on the date of the resolution for winding-up.
Every Officer of the Club will be indemnified by the Club against (and it will be the duty of the Committee to pay) all losses, costs and expenses which any Officer may properly incur or become liable for, by reason of any contracts entered into or any act or things done by him/her as such Officer or in any way in the discharge of his/her duties as such Officer. The amount for which such indemnity is proved will immediately attach as a lien on the property of the Club and will have priority as between the members and all other claims.
This rule reflects the requirements of the Licensing Laws.
A visitor will not be supplied with excisable liquor in the Club premises unless on the invitation and in the company of a Club member. That member will on admission of the visitor to the Club premises or immediately upon he or she being supplied with such liquor, enter his or her own name and the name & address of the visitor in a book which will be kept for such purpose and which will show the date of such visit.
Subject to the exceptions mentioned in sub-sections 2 & 3 of Section 56 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1927, as amended by Section 6 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1962 and the Acts extending & amending the same, no excisable liquor will be supplied for consumption on the Club premises to any person (other than a member of the Club lodging in the Club premises) or be consumed on the Club premises by any person (other than a member of the Club lodging in the Club premises) on;
No excisable liquor will be sold for consumption outside the premises of the Club , except to members of the Club and then only between the following hours;
Nothing contained in the Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 1999 or imposed by virtue of the operation of Section 47 of the Constitution will operate to prohibit the supply for consumption on the club premises of excisable liquor to any persons;
if, in each case the excisable liquor is;
No excisable liquor will be sold or supplied by the Club to any person under 18 years of age.
No person under the age of 18 years will be allowed in to the licensed area of the Club after 9.00pm [10.00 pm during the months of May to September inclusive]. However, a child who is accompanied by his/her parent or guardian may be allowed in to the licensed area between the hours of 10.00am (12.30pm on Sunday) and 9.00pm (10pm during the months of May to September incl).
A child who is aged at least 15 years, but under the age of 18 years, and who is accompanied by his/her parent or guardian, may be allowed into the licensed area of the Club on the occasion of a private function at which a substantial meal is served to persons attending the function.
The Committee may alter or add to such Rule or Rules dealing with the supply or consumption of excisable liquor for the purpose of complying with the Licensing Laws for the time being in force or for the purpose of satisfying the requirements of the members in accordance with such laws.
In addition to the foregoing Rules and clauses thereof, the clauses and Regulations embodied in the Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 1999 and the Acts extending and amending the same will be deemed Rules of the Club.
No member of the Committee and no manager or servant employed in the Club will have any personal interest in the sale of excisable liquors therein or in the profits arising from such sale.