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Updated 28th September 2018

Felixstowe Photographic Society Rules

Section 1 - Society General Rules

1.  - Title The Society shall be called Felixstowe Photographic Society. 2.  - Objects The   object   of   the   Society   is   the   advancement   of   Photography   as   an   art   and   a   science   through the mutual assistance and friendly criticism among its members. 3.  - Membership Membership   is   open   to   any   persons   interested   in   photography,   amateur   or   professional.   A person   shall   be   considered   a   junior   member   if   they   are   under   18   years   old   at   the   start   of   any Society year. 4.  - Subscriptions The   membership   subscription,   the   joining   fee   and   the   visitor’s   fee,   shall   be   as   determined   by the   committee   from   time   to   time   and   adopted   subject   to   approval   of   two   thirds   majority   of   the members   present   and   voting   at   a   general   meeting.   Subscriptions   shall   be   due   on   1st   January and   are   paid   in   advance.   Any   member   whose   subscription   remains   unpaid   on   the   31st   January shall   be   assumed   to   have   resigned   from   the   Society.   Such   members   may   be   re-admitted   to   the Society   at   any   time   on   payment   of   their   subscription   but   are   liable   for   the   joining   fee.      New members   joining   after   31st   January   shall   have   their   subscription   reduced   pro   rata.      Non members   may   attend   up   to   two   ordinary   meetings   without   charge,   on   subsequent   visits   non- members shall pay the visitors fee. 5.  - Management The   affairs   of   the   Society   shall   be   managed   by   a   Committee   consisting   of   President,   Vice President,   President   Elect,   Secretary,   Competition   Secretary,   Programme   Secretary,   Treasurer and   one   committee   member.   Four   or   more   shall   form   a   quorum.   Should   any   vacancy   occur   the committee   have   the   power   to   fill   it.   They   shall   also   have   the   power   to   appoint   additional officers and form sub-committees from the membership as the need arises. 6.  - Election of Officers The   President   shall   be   the   President   Elect   from   the   previous   year.   The   Vice   President   shall   be the   president   from   the   previous   year.   The   President   Elect   shall   be   chosen   by   the   Committee from   the   total   membership.   All   other   Officers   shall   be   elected   for   a   period   of   one   year   at   the Annual General Meeting. 7.  - The Annual General meeting This   will   be   held   in   the   January   of   each   year   when   the   Balance   sheet   for   the   previous   year, audited   by   member(s)   of   the   Society   shall   be   presented.   A   report   on   the   Society’s   activities shall also be presented. 8.  - Special General Meetings The   Secretary   shall   call   a   Special   General   Meeting   upon   receiving   a   written   request   signed   by   a minimum   of   one   third   of   the   membership.   Notice   of   this   meeting,   indicating   the   nature   of   the business   shall   be   published   to   all   current   members   at   least   twenty   eight   days   in   advance,   of the meeting. 9.  - Special Powers The   Committee   shall   have   the   power   to   decide   any   questions   not   specifically   mentioned   in these rules. 10.  -  Expulsions Any   member   charged   with   bringing   the   Society   into   disrepute   shall   be   invited,   on   14   days notice,   to   attend   a   meeting   of   the   Committee   and   give   an   explanation   of   their   conduct.   The committee   may   then   decide   by   a   majority   of   not   less   than   three   quarters   of   the   full   committee to expel the member. 11.  -