MatchPoint Badminton Club

Constitution

General Rules & Aims of the Club

  1. The Club shall be known as MatchPoint Badminton Club.
  2. We shall aim to be a friendly yet competitive Club catering for all levels and abilities.
  3. We aim to further the playing of Badminton in the Southampton, Winchester, Waterside and New Forest areas.
  4. All members shall observe the laws of Badminton.
  5. All members should encourage a friendly atmosphere.
  6. We shall provide & encourage a social aspect to the Club as well as a Badminton side.

Venue

  1. Our Headquarters and playing base shall be Totton Recreation Centre.
  2. We shall aim to offer at least 1 Club Night a week throughout the year with two during the summer months.

Annual General Meeting

  1. The Clubs financial year shall end in June and an Annual General Meeting shall be called in July each year.
  2. Notice of the AGM shall be sent to each Club member and posted on the Club Notice Board at least 14 days prior to the meeting.
  3. Changes to the Constitution shall be forwarded to the Secretary at least 7 days prior to the meeting.
  4. At the Annual General Meeting the Clubs balance sheet will be submitted by the Treasurer.
  5. Fees shall be presented for acceptance by the members present.
  6. The new Committee will be duly elected.
  7. A quorum for the AGM shall be deemed to be at least one third of the current fully affiliated BA of E membership.

Committee

  1. Our Committee shall be made up of the following officers:
    • Chairman.
    • Treasurer.
    • Club Secretary.
    • Match Secretary.
    • Social Secretary.
    • Junior Representative.
    • between 5 and 9 general Committee members.
  2. The Committee shall meet at least 3 times a year and shall be liable for re-election at each Annual General Meeting.
  3. The Selection sub committee shall be a sub committee of 5 people chosen from the main committee. They shall be responsible for Team Selection and handicapping of all Club Tournaments.
  4. The quorum for any Committee meeting will be 3 Officers and 3 Committee Members.
  5. In the case of any dispute the serving Committees ruling (in line with this constitution) is to be taken.

Team Play

  1. We shall enter as many Teams as possible in local leagues.
  2. We shall aim to offer a Team place to every member who requests one.
  3. We shall register all Team Players and reserves with the local leagues, Hampshire Badminton Association and the Badminton Association of England.
  4. We shall actively participate in league activities.

Club Nights

  1. Club Nights will use a peg board selection criteria. The serving Committee will determine the rules of the Board and publish accordingly.
  2. Play will be with both plastic and feather shuttles.
  3. The Club Notice Board shall be on display at all Club Nights and shall be a main information point.

Club Championships

  1. These events will be held annually in the following classes:
    • Ladies Singles.
    • Mens Singles.
    • Ladies Doubles.
    • Mens Doubles.
    • Mixed Doubles.
  2. They will be handicapped and the winners names will be added to the Championship Boards.
  3. Trophies will be presented at our Annual Presentation Evening.

Membership

  1. We will offer membership in the following categories:
    • Full Membership.
    • Joint Membership - husband and wife (or proven partner).
    • Reserve Membership - not wishing to play full time in a team but will reserve Pay and Play.
    • Student Membership - in full time education.
    • Student Reserve.
    • Student Pay and Play.
    • Senior Citizen Membership (60 and over).
    • Senior Citizen Reserve.
    • Senior Citizen Pay and Play.
  2. All members of Teams must be either Full, Joint, Student or Senior Citizen Members.
  3. The fees shall be decided by the retiring Committee, led by the Treasurer, and presented for ratification at the AGM.

Miscellaneous

  1. The serving Committees decision in any matter is final.
  2. An EGM can be called, upon notification to every Club Member 14 days prior, for matters of extreme urgency or importance.
  3. Quorum for an EGM will be deemed to be one one half of the serving Officers, one half of the serving Committee and one third of the Club members.
  4. Should this quorum not be met a further EGM will be scheduled for 14 days hence.
  5. Should a quorum still not be met the meeting shall go ahead with those then present.
  6. Should dissolution take place any remaining funds will be distributed among other local Clubs as the serving Committee sees fit.


Pete Burgess (Chairman)

Ian Bland (Club Secretary)