Membership Rules

1 The club shall be called the Mid-Sussex Camera Club and its objects shall be to associate its members for mutual assistance, and to promote and encourage the general advancement of photographic work in all its branches.

2 Membership shall be open to all who are interested in photography, subject to the approval of the committee. Membership of the club implies an undertaking to comply with, and abide by, these rules.

3 There shall be two classes of membership, viz:-

(a) Ordinary membership for persons 18 years of age and over at the commencement of the club year.
(b) Persons of state pensionable age who shall be entitled to all privileges of membership.

4 The annual subscription, which shall be due and payable on the first meeting of the club season, shall be such sums as are agreed each year at the Annual General Meeting.

5 If the conduct of any member shall, in the opinion of the committee, be detrimental to the interests of the club, the committee shall be empowered immediately to suspend or expel such member from the club, subject to appeal to a Special General Meeting called for that purpose. All committee proceedings and any Special General Meetings called under this rule shall be treated as privileged and confidential.

6 The club shall have a President and Vice President(s) and shall be managed by a committee of the following officers:-

Vice Chairman
General Secretary
Competition Secretary (Internal Prints)
Competition Secretary (Internal PDIs)
Competition Secretary (External)
Programme Secretary
Social Secretary
Membership Secretary
House Manager
Press and Publicity Officer
Two Ordinary Members

All of the above shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and nominations must be submitted to the Secretary in writing not later than 28 days before the published date of the Annual General Meeting. Ordinary members of the committee shall not remain in this office for more than 2 consecutive years. The committee shall be empowered to fill any vacancy which may occur.

7 The committee shall be empowered to appoint members of the sub-committees, to be convened by the appropriate officers.

8 At committee meetings, five shall form a quorum, and at General Meetings twelve.

9 An Annual General Meeting of the members of the club shall be held each year as soon as possible after the end of the club year. The date of the Annual General Meeting shall be published and printed in the club programme. The agenda shall be sent to each club member at least 7 days before the meeting, and the Treasurer shall produce a Statement of Accounts for the past year for approval of the members.

10 Any resolution for consideration must be submitted to the Secretary in writing, not later than 28 days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.

11 A Special General Meeting may be called at anytime by the committee, or by a requisition in writing by not less than seven club members. Seven days notice of such a meeting, together with a copy of the agenda, shall be sent to every member. Only items on the agenda will be discussed.

12 No member of the club shall declare himself to be a representative of the club without the authority of the committee.

13 Alterations to these rules may be made only at a General Meeting called in accordance with Rule 11, or at the Annual General Meeting.

14 In any case of dispute or disagreement as to the interpretation of these rules, the decision of the committee shall be binding.

15 In the event of dissolution of the club, the funds may either be distributed to those persons who are paid up members at that date or may be devoted to such similar organisation or charitable purpose as the paid up members resolve.