11 Any four members may request the Committee to hold a Special General Meeting.
The request must be sent to the Secretary in writing and must contain the reasons
for wanting the Committee to call such a meeting, but the calling of such a meeting
shall be at the discretion of the Committee. Written requests may be by letter or
12 The Secretary shall give not less than ten days notice in writing to each member
of the date of the Annual General Meeting. Written notification may be by letter
or e-mail; the Secretary shall give not less than fourteen days notice in writing
to each member of the date fixed for a Special General Meeting, such notice to indicate
the business to be transacted at the Special General Meeting. No other business shall
be competent at a Special General Meeting. Written notification may be by letter
13 All members are entitled to attend Annual or Special General Meetings. Only Full
or Concessionary members are entitled to vote at such meetings.
14 The subscription fees for the forthcoming season shall be fixed at the Annual
15 All applications for admission to the club should be directed to the Secretary.
The Committee reserves the right to refuse entry.
16 All fees due for the new season must be paid by the end of October. Members who
fail to renew their subscriptions will cease to be members of the club. The fee for
members joining after Christmas will be set by the Treasurer.
17 The Committee shall have the power to levy from members during the season such
additional sums considered necessary for the proper running of the Club.
18 The Secretary shall keep minutes of the Annual General Meeting, Special General
Meeting and Committee meetings. The Treasurer shall keep proper accounts.
19 Amendments to the Constitution may be made at any Annual or Special General Meeting
of the Club, provided that notice in writing of any proposed amendment has been given
to the Secretary not less than twenty-one days before any such meeting.
20 All complaints for the consideration of the Committee shall be made in writing
to the Secretary.
21 If, for any reason, the Club ceases to exist, the Club equipment shall be donated
to Chess Scotland and any monies shall be donated to Chess Edinburgh.
22 Each member introducing a visitor is responsible for their guest's conduct whilst
in the Club's premises
23 The Committee for the time being shall frame such rules as they deem necessary
for the proper running of the Club.
24 The rules of the Club shall be binding on every member and every entrant shall
be held as subscribing and adhering to them and shall not be entitled to plead any
exception there against. A copy of the Constitution is available from the Secretary
on request, and members may not plead ignorance of the rules therein as an excuse.
25 The Club shall undertake no responsibility for any personal articles taken into
or left on the Club's premises.
26 Unless otherwise provided for in the Club's competition rules, all competitions
shall be played under the laws of the games as adopted by Chess Scotland.
Notes: The Club was inaugurated on 5th June 1985.; 2 The Founder Members were: A.F.Heavens,
Secretary. 23 Crusader Drive, ROSLIN EH25 9NJ, T.E.Purkins, President. 1 Penicuik
Road, ROSLIN EH25 9LJ, R.G.Fenoulhet, Treasurer. 7 Greenend Gardens, EDINBURGH EH17