1. The CARAVAN CLUB LTD rules Governing Centres shall apply in full.
2. Hereafter the NORTH LONDON CENTRE will be referred to as ‘The Centre’ and the Caravan Club Ltd will be referred to as ‘The Club’.
3. Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the centre shall be held in October each year, but may be varied by one month. The date of the AGM will be announced in the year’s rally book.
The Officers of the Centre shall be:
Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer.
a) The Committee shall comprise of a minimum of SIX members.
b) Three Committee places shall be reserved for the Centre posts of: Honorary Rally Secretary, Honorary Social Secretary, Webmaster. Nominations for these posts will be voted upon before the results for the remainder of the Committee are cast.
c) If no nominations are received for these posts, the Centre will vote for sufficient Committee members to make up the total, including the Honorary Rally Secretary, Social Secretary and Webmaster posts, to the minimum of SIX.
6. Eligibility for Nominations as Officer or Committee Member.
a) Only Club members who have submitted their Centre Events Card to the Honorary Secretary shall be eligible for nomination.
b) No Centre members shall be nominated or elected unless he or she has attended a minimum of TEN rallies of the Centre in the previous rally season, unless there are extenuating circumstances due to, for example: the members employment which may preclude him or her from completing the necessary number of rallies. The Centre to decide the nature of the circumstances offered by a member.
c) The Officers and Committee shall retire annually at the AGM. Centre members may stand for election as many times as they wish and elected Committee members and Officers may continue indefinitely.
A quorum of the Officers and Committee (hereafter called the ‘Committee’) shall be SIX members.
8. Committee Meetings
Committee meetings will be held monthly on a time, date and location which will be determined by the majority of the committee.
a) Minutes of the Committee meetings shall be issued to each member of the committee and will be confidential.
b) Extracts of the minutes will be published in the Centre’s Newsletter ‘TURN AGAIN’ at least four times a year.
a) The Centre’s Annual Competitions shall comprise of:
i The Timmat Trophy - Boules - Singles
ii The D & G Trophy - Boules - Mixed Doubles
iii The Junior Fishing Trophy
iiii The Teenage Fishing Trophy
iv The ‘Double M’ Trophy - Volleyball
vi The Millenium Trophy
and shall be held on dates to be notified in the rally book.
b) Only Centre members and members of their famillies residing with them shall be eligible to take part in competitions.
11. Presentations subject to AGM motions
a) Centre members who have attended TEN Centre rallies in the current season ( the AGM shall count as the first rally and the rally preceding the following AGM shall count as the last) shall receive a FELLOWSHIP PLAQUE. Centre members who attend FIFTEEN or more rallies in the current season shall receive a special FRIENDSHIP PLAQUE.
b) Each Centre member who completes 100, 200, 300 etc Centre Rallies shall on application, receive a Commemorative Plaque. This shall be operative from the formation of the North London Centre in 1967.
c) Members must spend at least one night in their caravans at a Centre Rally site in order to qualify for the attended to count.
d) Where a Centre holiday Rally is split over two different venues for 7 or more days, then it will be classed as a maximum of TWO attendances.
e) The National Rally, FICC International Rallies, Home Counties Invitation Rally, Scottish and Welsh National Rallies shall count as a Centre Rally.
f) A Committee Badge, mounted in a plaque shall be presented to each Officer and Committee member at the conclusion of each year of office.
‘RULES FOR THE RALLY FIELD’ and ‘NOTES FOR RALLY OFFICERS’ are published in the Centre’s Rally Book. These Rules and Notes shall form an integral part of these Bye-Laws.
13. Rally Officers
a) A ‘RALLY OFFICERS’ guide is issued to each Rally Officer personally a a copy is held by each Committee member. This guide shall form an integral part of these Bye-Laws.
b) During each season a list of rallies for the following season will be published. Members wishing to act as Rally Officers may nominate themselves to run a rally.
c) Where more than one member wishes to run a particular rally, a draw will be held at the Rally Officers Meeting, the date of which will be decided by the committee.
14. Social Events
a) Social functions to be held at a Rally must include the whole family. This shall not Apply to the Annual Dinner and Dance.
b) A children’s Christmas Treat will be held annualy for children of 12 years and under and parents or legal guardians must attend seven rallies in the current season ( AGM to AGM) for their children to qualify for attendance. A children’s fund will be raised by up to four fund raising events to beheld during the current season ( AGM to AGM) and to be arranged by the Social Secretary at their discretion.
c) The Honorary Social Secretary shall be responsible for :
i - The Annual Dinner and Dance ii - The Children’s Christmas Treat iii - The Film Night iv - Winter Socials
15. Centre Motif
The Centre Motif shall comprise a representation of Dick Whittington and his cat in a Black silhouette.
16. Amendment to Bye-Laws
Bye-Laws may only be amended at an Annual General Meeting after a formal Notice of Motion has been properly served upon the Centre Honorary Sectretary, with the exception of Bye-Laws 12 and 13a, which may be amended at any time by the Centre Committee.
6th October 1988