Constitution | The Grange Players

TITLE

The official name of the group is Southam and District Theatrical Society but it has been trading as The Grange Players since January, 2000.

OBJECT

The object of the society is to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in an appreciation of the arts and science of music and drama in all its aspects by the presentation of public concerts, plays and recitals and by such other ways as the society through its committee shall determine from time to time.

MEMBERSHIP

The members of the group shall be those who pay the subscription at the appropriate rate as shall be determined by the Committee.

OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE

The management of the group shall be in the hands of a Committee consisting of a Chairman, and Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer and not less than three others members; the Officers and the other Committee members shall be elected by and out of the group’s members at the Annual General meeting; they shall hold office for one year and be eligible for re-election.

MANAGEMENT

All the arrangements for the concerts and other events and the control of finance shall be in the hands of the Committee.

FINANCE

The financial years shall end on 31st March.
A banking account shall be opened in the name of the society and cheques shall be signed by any two officers of the society.
The society may receive donations, grants in aid and financial guarantees, and tickets for any or all of its concerts and other events may be offered for sale to the public.
The income and property of the society whensoever derived shall be applied solely towards promoting the objects of the society as set forth above and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred whether directly or indirectly to any member or members of the society except in payment of legitimate expenses incurred on behalf of the society.

DISSOLUTION

In the event of the society being wound up, any assets remaining upon dissolution after the payment of proper debts and liabilities shall be transferred to a charitable institution or institutions having similar objects to those of the society.

GENERAL MEETING

Within six weeks of the end of each financial year the members shall be summoned to an Annual General Meeting of which at least fourteen days notice in writing shall have been given.

AUDITED ACCOUNTS

The financial accounts shall be audited and submitted to the members at the Annual General Meeting.

AMENDMENTS

The constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of the members present at an Annual or Special General Meeting, provided that fourteen days notice of the proposed amendment has been sent to all members and provided that noting herein contained shall authorise any amendment which shall have the effect of the society ceasing to be a charity.