Islington Cricket Development Group (ICDG).
Thu 07-Apr-2011 
 

Constitution

Islington Cricket Development Group

 

1.     Name

The group will be called Islington Cricket Development Group (ICDG).

 

2.     Aims and Objectives

The aims and Objectives of the group are:

·       To promote every aspect of cricket development in London Borough of Islington,

·       To provide a forum for coordinating , overseeing and linking clubs, schools and School Sport Partnerships, the County Board(Middlesex), cricket delivery organisations(Capital Kids Cricket and Cricket for Change), other organisations(Access to Sport), leagues, local borough parks and sports development departments.

·       To discuss, plan and coordinate cricket development issues such as facilities provision, club development, coach development, colts coaching, gifted and talented routes, fund raising, women and girls development, links to national initiatives(incl Chance to Shine)etc.

To provide its services in a way that is fair to everyone and inclusive of all communities within the borough.

 

3.     Membership

The Membership will consist of elected officers and members of the group.

 

Officers will initially include a Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary with a Treasurer also to be appointed should it be appropriate in the future.

 

Membership will be open to a maximum of 2 nominated representatives from each constituted cricket body or organisation with a direct interest in LB of Islington. Each body or organisation should confirm nominated representatives, and any changes to these nominations as may be necessary from time to time, in writing to the Groups Secretary.

 

4.     Membership Fees

Membership is free to all members.

 

5.     Officers of the Group

The following Offices will be appointed by election:

·       Chair

·       Vice Chair

·       Secretary

Treasurer(as and when necessary)

 

Officers will be elected annually at an AGM by majority vote. All officers will retire each year but will be eligible for election. Officers need not be nominated members, Chairman not to vote but may have casting vote.

 

It is permitted that some of these roles may be shared and the same person may undertake more than one role, but a minimum of three different persons should be elected as officers altogether.

 

Only nominated members and elected officers will have the right to vote at meetings, which will be convened by the group Secretary and held no less than twice per year. The quorum required for decisions to be made at meetings will be 33% of the total number of voting persons eligible to attend.

 

6.     Finance

Should the group ever hold money, all monies will be banked held in an account held in the name of the group. The elected Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of the group. The financial year of the group will end on 31 December.

A statement of annual accounts will be presented by the treasurer at the AGM and made available to all members. Regular reports will be made throughout the year to the meetings.

 

Any cheques drawn against group funds should hold the signature of the Treasurer plus one other elected officer.

 

7.     Annual General Meetings

Notice of the AGM will be given by the Secretary to all members with not less than 14 clear days’ notice.

 

The AGM will receive appropriate reports from Officers and a full statement of Annual accounts.

 

Nominations for Officers should be sent in advance to the Secretary prior to the AGM. Elections will take place at AGM. In the event of tied votes, the Chairman will have the casting vote.

 

All nominated members and elected officers will have a vote at the AGM.

 

The quorum for AGMs will be 33% of the total membership.

 

8.     Rules and Policies

·       The AGM will from time to time adopt rules, codes of conduct and policies by which all group activities and behaviour of all members should be reasonably judged.

·       These should be made known to all members, maintained by the group Secretary and regularly reviewed and updated by the group officers.

 

9.     Discipline and Appeals

All complaints regarding the behaviour of officers or members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary, or failing that, to the Chairman.

 

The Officers will have the power to impose appropriate action including the termination of membership. The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the complainant and the member against whom the complaint was made within 14 days of the outcome of the hearing being determined.

 

There will be the right to appeal (via the Secretary or Chairman) to the full Executive following the announcement of disciplinary action, which should be considered at a full executive meeting within 28 days.

 

10.   Dissolution

A resolution to dissolve the group can only be passed at an EGM or AGM through a minimum 75% vote of the total voting membership.

 

In the event of dissolution, any assets of the group become property of the MCB for further use of promoting cricket in or around Islington or however they determine is most appropriate.

 

11.   Amendments to the constitution

The constitution can only be changed through agreement by a majority vote at an EGM or AGM

 

12.   Declaration

Islington Cricket Development Group hereby adopts and accepts this constitution as a current operating guide regulating the actions of the club and members.

 

 

SIGNED                                                                    OFFICE

 

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