LCSC Club Rules
The LCSC Club Rules are the overarching rules covering the governance of the club and can only be changed by agreement at the Annual General Meeting.
The updated Club Rules were agreed at the AGM on 25th May 2017
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These Rules govern the conduct of the affairs of the Club, and Members of the Club agree to be bound by these Rules. These Rules shall supersede those Rules in force immediately preceding the effective date of these Rules are adopted by the Members.
NAME AND STATION
The name of the Club shall be the "London Corinthian Sailing Club". The Club House shall be Linden House, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London.
The objects of the Club shall be:
a)to encourage sailing, racing and building of sailing boats;
b)to promote the sport of sailing;
c)to provide social and other facilities for members as may from time to time be determined by the Club's Management Committee (hereafter referred to as Mancom);
d)to co-operate with the London Corinthian Trust and any other clubs occupying Linden House in the maintenance of the Club House and the provision of boat storage and launching facilities for Members; and
e)to undertake any other activity considered to be appropriate by Mancom for the promotion of the foregoing objects or beneficial to the Club.
The Club is a non-profit organization. Any surplus of income over expenses shall be used to improve and maintain the Club's facilities and services to its Members and to maintain an appropriate reserve as determined by Mancom. The Club is neither subject to commercial influence nor part of a wider commercial undertaking. The Club facilities may not be used for commercial purposes, except with respect to arrangements relating to sailing activities beneficial to Club Members and with the agreement of Mancom.
All persons who are interested in sailing shall be eligible to be Members of the Club in accordance with the conditions set out in the Bylaws.
Members of the Club are those persons who have been elected to the Club, according to the Bylaws, and who have paid the subscriptions required by the Club. Subscriptions will be set as stated in the Bylaws and can only be altered by a resolution at an Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General Meeting.
Members shall be bound by the Rules and Bylaws of the Club. If a Member commits a breach of the Rules of the Club, or if the member's conduct, whether upon or out of the Club premises, is determined by Mancom to
be injurious to the character or interests of the Club, or to render such Member unfit to remain a member of the Club, then Mancom will consider the appropriate action to be taken in accordance with the disciplinary steps and procedures laid down in the Bylaws.
LONDON CORINTHIAN TRUST
The Club shall operate within the terms of a licence from the London Corinthian Trust (herein after referred to as LCT). The LCT is responsible for the premises. The LCT intends that all Club Members are also members of the London Corinthian Trust. Membership in the LCT is subject to the rules of the LCT.
The Club shall be required to pay LCT such fees as shall be required by LCT for its legitimate purposes.
Officers of the Club shall be elected and hold office in accordance with the conditions set out in the Bylaws.
The Flag Officers of the Club shall be the Commodore, Vice-Commodore, Offshore Rear Commodore and Dinghies Rear Commodore. Flag Officers shall be active Members of the Club, and should be of at least two years' standing as Full Members. Members of all membership classes (as set out in the bylaws) with the exception of 'Associate' and 'Absent and Retired' are considered 'active' Members for these purposes.
The Principal Officers of the Club shall be the Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, and any other Member who may, on the recommendation of the Flag Officers, be elected as a Principal Officer at any General Meeting.
Mancom may also determine to co-opt additional members as Co-opted Officers, from the Club membership, having determined a need for the knowledge or expertise of such Club Member.
A President and a number of Vice-Presidents, all of whom must be Members, may be elected as Honorary Officers of the Club and they shall be elected and hold office in accordance with the conditions set out in the Bylaws.
Mancom shall elect from time to time at least one and up to three Trustees of the Club, in whom any Lease or Agreement in respect of the Club premises and all securities and other property of the Club shall be vested. The Trustees shall deal with such property as may be directed by Mancom, and they shall at times be indemnified out of the Club's property and by the Members against all liabilities, claims and expenses arising out of their position as Trustees or any dealing effected at the direction of Mancom and, if necessary for the purpose of enforcing such indemnity, shall have the power to resort to any property vested in them. Mancom shall endeavour to ensure that the Club has at least one Trustee at any time.
The management of the affairs of the Club and the disposition of its property and funds shall be vested in Mancom. Mancom shall be comprised of the Flag Officers and Principal Officers of the Club and its proceedings shall be regulated in accordance with the conditions set out in the Bylaws. Co-opted Officers and the President will attend Mancom but are not entitled to vote.
Without prejudice to the generality of Mancom's powers of management, Mancom shall have power to engage any person as an employee of the Club, to determine the remuneration and other terms of employment of such person and to terminate any such employment.
Four members of Mancom present shall form a quorum at any meeting of Mancom and any motion formally put to the vote shall be passed if carried by a simple majority of the votes cast thereon (except as specifically provided for by other Rules or Bylaws).
No property or funds of the Club or any gain arising from the carrying on of the Club shall be applied by Mancom other than for the benefit of the Club or for any charitable or benevolent purpose which Mancom determine.
Standing sub-Committees of Mancom shall be constituted in accordance with the Bylaws and shall have the powers and duties designated therein. Mancom may at any time constitute other sub-Committees, with power to appoint the members thereof and to determine how such members shall be appointed. Mancom shall define the powers and duties of any such sub-Committee, which may be executory or advisory.
ANNUAL AND OTHER GENERAL MEETINGS
An Annual General Meeting shall be held no later than 3 months after the end of the financial year, at approximately twelve month intervals but in no case exceeding an interval of fifteen months. Each Annual General Meeting shall be convened on at least 28 days' notice. The agenda for the Annual General Meeting shall include items specified in the Bylaws.
A Special General Meeting may be convened by Mancom at any time at its discretion and shall be so convened by notice given within 30 days of receipt by Mancom, or in his or her absence by any Flag Officer, of a requisition in writing signed by not less than fifty Full Members and stating the object or objects for which such meeting is required. Special General Meetings shall be convened on at least fourteen days' notice in a form reasonably determined by Mancom.
Where practicable, the notice convening a General Meeting shall set out the matters to be considered. Any relevant information which cannot conveniently be set out shall be prominently displayed on the Club notice board not less than 14 days prior to the meeting.
The proceedings at any General Meeting shall be conducted in accordance with the conditions set out in the Bylaws.
Twenty Members present at the commencement of any General Meeting and entitled to vote at such a meeting shall form a quorum.
Mancom may from time to time adopt or revise the Bylaws (not inconsistent with these Rules) as it shall determine for the benefit of the club. After having been posted on the Club notice board for six days and notified to Members through electronic or other means, any such Bylaw shall be binding on Members, but any Bylaw may be set aside or amended by resolution proposed and passed at any General Meeting. All Bylaw amendments made by Mancom including additions and deletions taking place between General Meetings will be included in the Notice convening the next General Meeting.
If the Club is wound-up or dissolved, and there remains any property after all debts and liabilities have been met, the property must not be distributed among the members of the Club. Instead it must be given or transferred to some other charitable institution or club. This other institution or club must have similar Objects to those of the Club and must prohibit the distribution of its income and property among its members. The institutions shall be chosen by the members of the Club at or before the time when the LCSC is wound-up or dissolved and if that cannot be done then the property shall be given to some other charity or charitable object.
Any deficiency on winding-up shall be met by Members in the same proportions, but subject to a maximum liability of one year's subscription in each case.
ALTERATION OF RULES
No alteration or addition to these Rules shall be made otherwise than at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting convened for the purpose. A proposal for any such alteration or addition must be proposed and seconded by Full Members and communicated in writing to Mancom at the Club House at least 21 days before the General meeting at which the same is to be considered. A motion to alter or add to the Rules, to be effective, must be carried by a majority of at least two-thirds of the votes cast thereon.
Last updated 12:50 on 22 July 2020