1:NAME; the name of the club shall be the DACHSHUND CLUB OF WALES
2:OBJECTS;the objects of the club shall be; to stimulate interest in the six varieties of the breed;
to encourage the breeding of sound typical Dachshunds of all varieties. The club will adopt the standard points as published by the Kennel Club. The Club will advance the interests of the breed by holding and supporting shows, guaranteeing classes, giving special prizes and taking any other steps that may be thought advisable. The club will also give advice and encouragement to newcomers and try to provide opportunities for social gatherings in Wales for people interested in the breed.
3:MEMBERS; the club must make a list of members and their addresses available for inspection if so required by the members of the club or the Kennel Club.
4:OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE; the management of the club shall be in the hands of the Officers and Executive Committee. The Officers of the Club shall include THE PRESIDENT who shall serve for a period of three years and be eligible for re-election without having to be proposed and seconded. THE HONORARY SECRETARY and the HONORARY TREASURER both of whom shall retire annually but be eligible for re-election without having to be proposed and seconded. The officers and committee shall be elected annually by a postal ballot carried out by an independent scrutineer.
(a)The Executive Committee shall consist of not more than fifteen members whose period of service shall be for three years; one third of the committee Shall retire annually but be eligible for re-election having been duly proposed and seconded.
At the first Committee meeting after the Annual General Meeting the Committee shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman IPSO FACTO They are CHAIRMAN/VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE CLUB for the year.
(b)The Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer shall be ex officio members of the committee with full voting rights. The Chairman shall have the casting vote in addition to his own if necessary. If either the Secretary or Treasurer should be beaten in a postal ballot the Committee shall, if they wish, co-opt them on to the Committee for twelve months to ensure continuity. They would be allowed to attend and speak at Committee Meeting but would have no right to vote.
(c)At Meetings of the Executive Committee five shall form a quorum for the transaction of business. Should a vacancy on committee occur between Annual Meetings, the committee may invite someone to fill that vacancy until the next Annual General Meeting. Should the person so invited wish to continue as a committee member after the next Annual General Meeting, he or she must stand for election having been duly proposed and seconded. At each Annual General Meeting there will be five three year vacancies on committee; in addition there may be vacancies for one or two years, these periods representing the remainder of the terms of office of committee members who may have resigned prematurely. Those polling the highest number of votes in a ballot will fill the three- year vacancies on committee, those polling the next highest number of votes the two-year vacancies, those polling the next highest number of votes the one-year vacancies. Honorary Vice-Presidents may be elected for outstanding service to the breed. Vice-Presidents may have the right to vote at committee meetings.
(d)Two thirds of the Officers and at least and at least nine of the fifteen members of the Executive Committee must be resident in Wales.
(e)The Executive Committee shall have full rights to deal with any matters not covered in the rules.
(f)No person whilst an undischarged bankrupt may serve on committee of or hold office or Appointment within a Kennel Club registered society.
5:ELECTION OF MEMBERS; the election of members shall be the responsibility of the Executive Committee and may take place at the next Committee Meeting following the proposed members applications. In the event of a disagreement amongst the Committee over the election of a member, a two third majority in favour shall be needed. Applicant for membership should apply in writing to the secretary giving, if possible the name of any member who is prepared to be responsible for the candidate’s suitability. Applications for membership received on or before the closing date for entries shall entitle an exhibitor to compete at any of the club’s shows with member’s privileges provided the election is confirmed.
6:SUBSCRIPTIONS; the annual subscriptions shall be payable by the end of August each year. The amount shall be that recommended by the Committee and approved by the Annual General Meeting. A single payment shall cover one household, persons living at the same address or two persons jointly owning A Kennel or Prefix. Such subscriptions shall carry two votes. Junior Subscriptions shall be allowed. The age limit for junior subscriptions shall be sixteen years; these junior members shall have the right to compete at shows with member’s rights and attend meetings etc., but shall have no vote. A member elected after the first of July in any year may pay one and a half times the current annual subscription to cover the remainder of that year. Life membership may be purchased at any time on payment of ten times the current annual subscriptions or, alternatively, on payment of five times the current annual subscription after ten years of uninterrupted membership. Any member of the club who has not paid as annual subscription for four months after the date shall be sent by the Secretary or Treasurer a reminder that such a subscription is overdue. If the subscription is still unpaid after two or more months the member in question shall cease to enjoy the advantages of membership. If it is still unpaid at the end of the financial year, he or she shall cease to be a member of the club unless the committee decides otherwise.
7:CLUB ACCOUNTS; the financial year shall end on the thirty-first of August in each year and a duly audited balance sheet shall be presented at the next Annual General Meeting. A banking account shall be opened in the name of the club into which all monies shall be paid and from which the withdrawal shall only be made on the signatures of two or more officers one of whom shall be the Honorary Treasurer. Auditors will be appointed.
8:ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING; the Annual General Meeting of the club shall be held at such time and place as may be fixed by the Executive Committee for the following purposes; to receive the Secretary report and the audited balance sheet; to report the results of the ballot for the election of Officers and COMMITTEE; to discuss any resolution duly placed on the Agenda of which fourteen days notice must have been given to the secretary. Nominations for Officers and Committee, which must be proposed and seconded, must be sent to the secretary not less than twenty-eight days before the date of election. All items for the agenda of the Annual General Meeting must reach the Secretary at least twenty-one days before the date of the meeting. No business shall be transacted at an Annual General Meeting unless notice thereof appears on the Agenda with the exception of routine matters or those in that in the opinion of the Chairman of the meeting are urgent. Fourteen days notice of the Annual General Meeting, or any other meeting shall be given to every member. A preliminary notice of the A.G.M. will be sent to members not less than 42 days before the date of the meeting.
9:EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING; an Extraordinary General Meeting must be convened by the Honorary Secretary on a written request by not less than fifteen members stating the objective of such a meeting. Fourteen days notice of such a meeting must be given to every member and thirty members form a quorum for transacting business.
10:DISQUALLIFICATION OF MEMBERS; any member who shall be suspended under Kennel Club Rule A42j (4) and /or any member whose dog(s)
Is/are disqualified under Kennel Club rule A42j(8) shall ipso facto cease to be a member of the club for the duration of the suspension and /or disqualification. If the conduct of any member shall in the opinion of the Committee of the club be injurious to the character or interest of the club. The Committee of the club may, at a meeting the notice convening which includes as an object the consideration of conduct of the member, determine that a Special General Meeting of the club shall be called for the purpose of passing a resolution to expel him/her. Notice of the Special General Meeting shall be sent to the accused member, giving particulars of the complaint and advising the place, date and hour of the meeting that he/she might attend to offer an explanation. If at the meeting a resolution to expel is passed by a two thirds majority of the members present and voting, his/her name shall be forthwith be erased from the list of members. He/She shall thereupon cease for all purposes to be a member of the except that he/she mat within two calendar months from the date of such a meeting appeal to the Kennel Club upon and subject to such conditions as the Kennel Club may impose. If the club expels any member for discreditable conduct in connection with dogs, Dogs Show, Trials or Competitions, the club must report the matter in writing to the Kennel Club within seven days and supply any particulars required.
11:RETIREMENT OF MEMBERS; any member may retire from the club on giving the Honorary Secretary (such member having no claim on the club)
Provided that such member shall be liable for his or her subscriptions to the club up to and including the year in which notice was given.
12: SPECIAL PRIZES AND TROPHIES; the Executive Committee shall be empowered to offer special prizes and guarantee classes at shows provided a judge approved by the Executive Committee be appointed. No member whose subscriptions are in arrears may compete for a club trophy or a special prize.
All cups and trophies presented to the club without conditions to the contrary shall be deemed to become the property of the club absolutely.
13:DISPOSAL OF ASSETS; the property of the club shall be vested in the Executive Committee. In the event of the club’s ceasing to exist, the Executive Committee shall dispose of the assets in such a way as shall be decided at a General Meeting. If the club is wound up, or ceases to be a registered club under these regulations a final statement of audited accounts with a record of the disposal of the property of the club shall be forwarded to the Kennel Club within six months. The persons named as Officers and Committee of the club on the last return furnished to the Kennel Club will be held responsible by the Kennel Club for proper winding up of the club.
14: AUTHORITY OF THE KENNEL CLUB; the Kennel Club shall be the final authority for interpreting the rules and regulations of the club and in all cases relative to canine club matters. The rules of the club can only be altered at an Annual or Special General Meeting and the proposed alterations must be published in full in the agenda for that meeting. Such alteration shall not be brought into force until the Kennel Club has been advise and has approved the alteration.
15: KENNEL CLUB RULE; the Dachshund Club of Wales shall not join any federation of Societies or Clubs.
THE DACHSHUND CLUB OF WALES
Approved by the Kennel Club as passed unanimously
At the Inaugural Meeting February 1972.
Amended: 1974, 1982, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007& 2011
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