Affiliated to the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies  

  

Constitution

 

1. TITLE

 

The Club shall be called Norwich Flower Club.

 

2. AIMS AND FUNCTIONS

  • To stimulate and encourage interest in the art of flower arranging in its educational, cultural and charitable aspects.
  • To arrange lectures, demonstrations and instructional courses in flower arranging and subjects related thereto.

 

3. MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership of the Club shall be open to any person interested in flower arranging, subject to the approval of the Committee.

 

4. SUBSCRIPTION

 

The annual subscription shall be determined by the Committee, payable on 1st January each year. Unless a subscription is paid by 28th February, membership shall be deemed to have ceased. Entrance fees, attendance fees, sales, etc. may be charged at all events as determined by the Committee.

 

5. OFFICERS

 

The officers of the Club shall be the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Programme Secretary who will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall not normally serve for more than two years. The Secretary, Treasurer and Programme Secretary should generally serve a maximum of five years. The officers shall be nominated by the Committee at the last Committee meeting prior to the Annual General Meeting.

 

6. COMMITTEE

 

The Committee shall generally be comprised of nine members who shall be elected at the Annual General Meting to serve for a period of three years. When possible, three members of the Committee shall retire each year and shall not normally be eligible for re-election for one year.

 

7. PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT

 

The Committee shall have the power to appoint a President and a Vice-President who will serve for a period of not more than two consecutive years and who will hold no other position in the Club during that period.

 

7a. LIFE MEMBERSHIP

 

Life membership shall be at the discretion of the Committee.

 

8. MEETINGS

 

The Committee shall meet at such times as may be desirable. Five members shall form a quorum.

 

9. SPECIAL MEETINGS

 

A Special General Meeting can be called by the Committee or by not less than ten members, notice of such a meeting to be given not less than twenty one days prior to the date of the said meeting.

 

10. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

The Annual General Meeting shall normally be held in January, the President being invited to to take the chair. A financial statement, duly verified, shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting. An Examiner for the ensuing year shall be appointed by the members. These rules may be altered only at the Annual General Meeting.

 

11. AFFILIATIONS

 

The Club shall be affiliated to the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies of Great Britain, the East of England Area Association of NAFAS, the Norwich Group thereof, and to such horticultural and cultural bodies as are deemed desirable by the Committee.

 

12. DISPOSAL OF FUNDS

 

Should the Club cease to function according to the above Constitution, an Extraordinary General Meeting of all remaining members shall be held in order to decide on the disposal of such monies as are in the Club’s possession when finally wound up.