Pollokshields Heritage

CONSTITUTION

  1. NAME
    The name of the Society shall be POLLOKSHIELDS HERITAGE

  2. OBJECTS
    The objects of the Society shall be to promote and encourage the following by charitable means only
    1. to stimulate public interest in all aspects of local environment.
    2. to encourage development that enhances the area, having regard to amenity, open space and the character and vernacular of the area.
    3. to support the conservation and/or restoration of buildings of importance, private or public.
    4. to pursue these ends by meetings, lectures, publications and the promotion of schemes of a charitable nature.

  3. MEMBERSHIP Membership shall be open to all who are interested in the aims of the Society.

  4. DONATIONS There will be no subscription but donations will be welcomed.

  5. MEETINGS
    An Annual General Meeting shall be held in the Spring of each year to receive the Executive Committee’s report and Receipts and Payments accounts, the latter being the subject of independent examination, and to elect Officers and Members of the Committee. 21 days' written notice of the AGM is to be given.
    The Committee shall decide when ordinary meetings of the Society shall be held and shall give at least 14 days’ notice of such meetings. Special General Meetings of the Society shall be held at the written request of 20 or more members.
    20 members personally present shall constitute a quorum for a meeting of the Society.

  6. HONORARY OFFICERS
    There may be an Honorary President.


  7. OFFICERS
    Nominations for the election of Officers shall be made at or before the AGM. Such nominations shall be in writing supported by a seconder, and the consent of the proposed nominee must first have been obtained. The election of Officers shall be completed prior to the election of further Committee members.
    The Officers of the Society shall consist of:
    Chairman Vice-Chairman Secretary Treasurer
    All of whom shall relinquish office every year and shall be eligible for re-election at the AGM.

  8. COMMITTEE The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers and further members.
    All Committee members relinquish office every year and shall be eligible for re-election at the AGM.
    Nominations for the election to the Executive Committee shall be made at or before the AGM. They must be in writing, supported by a seconder, and the consent of the proposed nominee must first have been obtained. If the nominations exceed the number of vacancies, a ballot shall take place.
    The Committee shall have power to co-opt further members. The Executive Committee shall be responsible for running the affairs of the Society and may take decisions on its behalf. A quorum for meetings of the Executive Committee shall consist of 5 members, including 2 Office bearers.


  9. DECLARATION OF INTEREST
    It shall be the duty of every Officer or member of the Executive Committee or Sub-Committee who is in any way directly or indirectly interested (personally, financially or professionally) in any item at any Committee meeting at which he or she is present, to declare such interest. He or she shall not discuss such items except by invitation of the Chairman and must not vote thereon.


  10. APPEALS
    The Executive Committee shall have power to make appeals, solicit donations and canvas monies for carrying out the objects of the Society.


  11. EXPENSES OF ADMINISTRATION
    The Executive Committee shall, out of the monies received by the Society, pay all proper expenses of the administration and management of the Society, and shall use the residue of such monies as it thinks fit for or to the use of the Society.

  12. INVESTMENT
    All monies at any time belonging to the Society and not required for immediate application for its objects shall be invested by the Executive Committee upon such investments, securities or property as it may think fit.

  13. AMENDMENTS
    The Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of members present at an Annual or Special General Meeting, provided that ten days’ notice of the proposed amendment has been given and nothing therein shall authorise any amendment permitting the expenditure of funds of the Society on an object which is not charitable and is not compatible with the aims of the Society.

  14. WINDING UP
    In the event of the winding up of the Society, the available funds of the Society shall be transferred to such one or more charitable bodies having objects similar to those contained herein before declared as may be chosen by the Executive Committee.

[As revised and approved at the AGM in April 2008]
Registered Scottish Charity No. SCO30101

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