Name and Objects.
The Club shall be called the Malvern Soaring
Association. The object of the Club is to promote all
aspects of non-powered flight, and electric powered models where
the primary purpose is soaring flight.
Membership of the Club shall consist of three classes :-
Senior Members (18 years of age and over);
Junior members (under 18 years of age);
Honorary Life Members (non-voting) on recommendation of
Election of members.
Any person may apply to become a member.
Privileges and Restrictions.
All members shall be entitled to enjoy the full facilities of
the club as provided
by its various activities, but must comply with the rules and
"Code of Practice"
of the Club, the BMFA Safety Code, the BMFA policy, procedures
and guidelines relating to the care and welfare of children and
vulnerable adults, the CAA regulations and the byelaws of
the Malvern Hills Trust. Third party insurance cover is
each member when flying a model.
Suspension or Expulsion.
The committee shall have the power to fix a period of
suspension, or to
terminate membership. A person whose membership has been
terminated shall have the right of appeal to a general meeting
of the Club.
Lapse of Membership.
If any member of the Club fails to pay his or her subscription
months of it being due, membership shall cease, together with
attaching thereto. Subscriptions are payable annually in
Subscriptions, payable in accordance with rule 6, shall be fixed
annually at a
rate to be agreed at the Annual General Meeting.
Officers of the Club.
Officers shall be:- The Chairman, The Secretary, The Treasurer,
The Competition Secretary, The Membership Secretary, The Junior
Member, The General Member, The Safety Adviser. All retiring
committee members shall be eligible for re-election.
An Auditor shall be elected annually at the Annual General
shall hold no other Club office and shall not be a member of the
committee. He shall audit the accounts of the club.
Government of the Club.
The Club shall be governed by a committee consisting of
the officers (see rule 8);
The officers shall be elected annually at the Annual
Not less than four members shall constitute a quorum;
In the case of a vacancy or vacancies occurring on the
these shall be filled by an election held at the next
regular meeting of
the Club. Members thus elected shall hold office until the
next Annual General Meeting;
The Club shall convene a meeting for all members on a
At all meetings the Chairman shall only have a casting
All withdrawals on the Club bank account shall be
inspected at random by either the Treasurer, The Secretary
or the Chairman;
A register of members shall be kept by the Membership
A General Meeting of the Club shall be convened annually for the
receiving reports from the officers of the Club, statement of
accounts and any
other business normally conducted at a General Meeting. All
items to be
discussed must appear on the Agenda for such a meeting and be
members not later than the previous meeting or a minimum of one
Extraordinary General Meeting.
An extraordinary meeting shall be called:-
On receipt by the Secretary of a petition signed by not
20% of the full membership.
To deal with any emergency that may arise and which, in
the opinion of
the Chairman of the Club, should be referred to a General
Alteration of the Rules.
The rules shall not be altered or added to unless approved by a
majority of members present at the Annual General Meeting,
General Meeting or canvass by email or post.
The Club Year.
The Club year shall commence on the 1st January each year.
Dissolution of the Club.
On dissolution of the Club, all assets will be divided up and
between all fully paid up members of the Club at the time of the