a) Full Membership is open to anyone who served
aboard, at any time, any ship which was designed originally as a Castle Class
Corvette, by payment of the agreed subscription.
b) Associate Membership is
open to Wives and or Partners of Full Members on payment of the agreed
subscription but is limited to 40% of the Full Membership.
c) Honorary Life
Membership is open to anyone who by virtue of their contribution to or
connection with the Association and by agreement of the Annual General Meeting.
a) Application for Membership shall be
made in writing to the Secretary.
b) The obligations of Members of the
Association shall indude the following:
Members shall conform to the requirements of the rules of the Association as
amended from time to time
- Membership fees are to be paid Annually on 1st January each
amount to be agreed by the previous Annual General Meeting
- Members more than 1 year in arrears shall be considered as
- Members may pay for Life Membership on payment of a fee to be
decided by the Annual General Meeting
Members shall have the right to one vote
Members shall have such rights of attending Meetings of the Association and
such other rights and privileges as may be specified from time to time in these
Member may be expelled or suspended for a specified period of time from
Membership of the Association as determined by a Resolution passed by a
majority of two thirds of those voting at a meeting called for that
The Annual General Meeting will elect the
Officers of the Association who will hold office for one year unless
The Officers will be:
Officers will be responsible for the administration of the affairs of the
Association between Annual General Meetings
- Editor of the Log
DUTIES OF THE
CHAIRPERSON - The Chairperson shall chair all Meetings of the Association
where applicable. Sign the Minutes and carry out such tasks as determined from
time to time by the Officers. In the absence of the Chairperson a Chairperson
will be elected to conduct the Annual General Meeting.
DUTIES OF THE
SECRETARY - The Secretary shall be responsible for the administration of
the Association, prepare Agenda and organise venue for all Meetings and record
Minutes of said meetings.
DUTIES OF THE TREASURER - The
Treasurer shall keep a record of all accounts held by and for the Association.
He/She shall receive all monies paid to the Association and pay out such monies
as properly authorised by the officers and prepare annual accounts for the
annual General Meeting. Withdrawal of monies shall require two signatures from
three authorised Signatures.
DUTIES OF THE ARCHIVIST - The
Archivist shall research, collect, store and publish information and material
relevant to Castle Class Ships as directed by the Annual General Meeting.
DUTIES OF THE EDITOR - The editor shall compile and edit entries
to the 'Ships Log' and to the Membership List.
An Officer shall cease
to be so in the event that;
(i) He/She becomes incapable by reason of
illness or injury of managing their own affairs.
(ii) He/She notifies the
Annual General Meeting of the wish to resign.
(iii) He/She is not
re-elected at the Annual General Meeting.
4) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting is the supreme body of the Association.
All Proposed Changes to the Constitution shall be agreed by a majority vote at
an Annual General Meeting. Notice of the date, time, venue and agenda shall be
issued to all members of the Association prior to the Meeting. The venue for an
Annual Genera) Meeting will be decided at a previous Annual General Meeting,
taking into account the location of the Annual reunion and the wishes of the
Membership. Should the need arise, or where a significant number of Full
Members make a request, for a Special General Meeting, the Officers are
empowered to call such a Meeting, where possible, after consultation with the
Membership. In an emergency situation, which is time critical, Officers are
empowered to act according to their own initiative.
The association is a non profit making organisation. Any
monies which accrue as a result of Association activities belong to the
Association and may only be used to promote the Aims of the Association, by
agreement of the Members. The Treasurer will present Annual accounts to the
Annual General Meeting which will show detail of all items of Income and
Expenditure in the previous year and current balance of Assets owned by the
Members of the Association.
6) WINDING UP
In the event
that the Association Membership has reduced to a non viable Number. A Special
Meeting shall be called of all Members able and wishing to attend and the
following be discussed and decided,
"The residual funds and other
assets, if any, shall firstly be used for the publication of our Book, any then
remaining shall be handed to an appropriate charity, this to be decided by
those Members present."
7) ALTERATIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND
Subject to the following provisions of this rule, the
Constitution may be altered by a resolution passed by not less than two thirds
of the Members present and voting at a general Meeting. Notice of the
resolution must be included in the notice of the Meeting, setting out the