11 Powers of the Committee
The affairs of the Club shall be administered by the Committee which shall exercise all powers of the Club expressed in Rule 4 and without limiting the generality thereof:
11.1 The Committee shall have power to appoint such Sub-Committees as are considered necessary to deal with the affairs of the Club.
11.1.1 The Committee shall determine the composition, powers and terms of reference of each Sub-Committee.
11.1.2 The Chairman of any Sub-Committee shall have a second or casting vote, and the quorum necessary for the transaction of business by a Sub-Committee shall be one-third of its appointed members or as the Committee may determine.
11.1.3 A Sub-Committee may exercise the power of co-option subject to the provisions of Rule 11.2.
11.2 The Committee shall have power to co-opt additional members to serve on it provided that the number of such co-opted members shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of the number of members elected to hold office on the Committee (the Officers for the purposes of this computation being deemed to be elected members) and to approve the co-option of additional members to serve on any Sub-Committee, in both cases either for general or special service and with or without voting rights.
11.3 The Committee shall not exercise its powers in any way or for any purpose inconsistent with the objects of the Club.
11.4 The procedure for the conduct of meetings of the Committee shall be prescribed by the Committee and details thereof shall be kept by the Secretary and be available for inspection by Members at all reasonable times.
11.5 References in these Rules to any acts or activities or opinion (including, without limitation, decisions, directions, requests, exercises of discretion and the giving of consent) of the Committee shall mean such acts or activities or opinions as shall have been sanctioned or effected or (as the case may be) expressed by (a) a resolution of the Committee or (b) a resolution of the relevant Sub-Committee where the power to act or authority being exercised has been delegated by the Committee to a Sub-Committee or (c) the relevant Officer where that power or authority has been delegated by the Committee to an Officer.
12 Committee Members’ Interests
12.1 Any Committee Member who is in any way, whether directly or indirectly, interested in a contract or proposed contract with the Club shall declare the nature and extent of his interest at the first meeting of the Committee held after he became so interested.
12.2 Notwithstanding rule 12.1, a general notice given to the Committee that a Committee Member is to be regarded as having an interest of the nature and extent specified in the notice in any transaction or arrangement in which a specified person or class of persons is interested shall be deemed to be a disclosure that the Committee Member has an interest in any such transaction of the nature and extent so specified.
12.3 Provided that he has disclosed in accordance with this rule any material interest of his, a Committee Member:
12.3.1 may be party to, or otherwise interested in, any transaction or arrangement with the Club or in which the Club is otherwise interested;
12.3.2 may be a director or other office of, or employed by, or party to any transaction or arrangement with, or otherwise interested in, any body corporate promoted by the Club or in which the Club is otherwise interested; and
12.3.3 shall not, by reason of his office, be accountable to the Club for any benefit which he derives from any such office or employment or from any such transaction or arrangement or from any interest in any such body corporate and no such transaction or arrangement shall be liable to be avoided on the ground of any such interest or benefit.
13.1 The Officers of the Club shall be a President, a Club Chairman, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Chairman of Seniors, a Chairman of Youth, and a Chairman of Minis and such other Officers as the Club may in General Meeting from time to time determine.
13.2 The Officers of the Club shall be elected at each Annual General Meeting in accordance with Rule 8.3.
13.3 Each Officer on election at an Annual General Meeting shall hold office from the end of that Meeting until the end of the next Annual General Meeting but shall be eligible for re-election from year to year.
13.4 If any such offices fall vacant between one Annual General Meeting and the next such vacancy shall be filled by the Committee for the period of the vacancy.
14.1 The Committee shall consist of:
14.1.1 The Officers.
14.1.2 Seven members (or such other number not exceeding twenty as may be determined from time to time by the Club in General Meeting) duly elected in accordance with Rule 8.4. A Member of the Committee shall hold office from the end of the Annual General Meeting, at which he is elected until the end of the following Annual General Meeting and shall be eligible for re-election from year to year.
14.2 The Club Chairman shall chair the Committee and in his absence the members of the Committee shall elect one of their number to chair the meeting in his stead..
14.3 The quorum of the meeting of the Committee shall be five (or such other number as may be determined from time to time by the Club in General Meeting) and the Member elected to take the Chair shall be entitled to exercise a second or casting vote.
14.4 If a vacancy shall occur for an elected Member of the Committee between one Annual General Meeting and the next such vacancy shall be filled by the Committee.
14.5 If a Member of the Committee shall commit an offence under Rule 5.11 or shall be adjudged bankrupt or if a court order is made appointing a receiver to administer such Member’s property such Member shall thereupon cease to be a Member of the Committee.
14.6 Committee Members shall receive no remuneration for serving on the Committee other than the payment of authorised expenses for carrying out their duties.
The Committee may each year nominate for election at the Annual General Meeting as Vice-Presidents of the Club such Member or Members as they consider should receive special recognition for services to the Club. Any Member so elected shall remain a Vice-President until ceasing to be a Member. The position of Vice-President shall not carry any rights or obligations and in particular a Vice-President shall not be an Officer or a Member of the Committee unless separately elected as such.