Gosport Society Charity number 289942 © all rights reserved - See the Society’s Constitution here
The Gosport Society is a registered charity.
Charity Number 289942
The aims of the charity are:
THE GOSPORT SOCIETY CONSTITUTION
(i) to promote high standards of planning and architecture in, or affecting, the area of benefit;
(ii) to inform the public of the history and architecture of the area of benefit;
(iii) to promote the preservation and protection of, and improvement to, buildings and features of historic or public interest in the area of benefit.
In furtherance of the said purposes, the Society, through its Committee, shall have the following powers:
Corporate members shall be such societies, educational institutions or businesses as are interested in the purposes of the Society.
Special General Meetings of the Society shall be held at the written request of fifteen or more members whose subscriptions are fully paid-up. Thirty members personally present shall constitute a quorum for a General or Special General Meeting of the Society.
The Committee shall give at least 7 days' notice to members of all meetings of the Society.
The Officers of the Society shall consist of:
all of whom shall relinquish their office every year and shall be eligible for re-election at the Annual General Meeting of the Society for a period not exceeding five years, but in the event of no other candidate, the officer in situ shall be asked to continue for a further period. The Society shall have a President who is an elected member of the Council in the area of interest. A Society member who has made a major contribution to the work of the Society may be elected as a Vice-President at a General Meeting. The Committee shall have the power to fill casual vacancies occurring among the Officers of the Society during the electoral year.
Nominations for election to the Committee shall be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting. They must be supported by a proposer and seconder and the consent of the proposed nominee must first have been obtained. If the nominations exceed the number of vacancies, a ballot shall take place in such manner as shall be determined. Members of the Committee shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting of the Society, and outgoing members may be re-elected.
The Committee shall meet at intervals of not more than two months and the Honorary Secretary shall give all members not less than seven days' notice of each meeting. A quorum shall comprise one third of the members of the Committee. The Committee shall have the power to fill up to three casual vacancies occurring among the members of the Committee between General Meetings. The Committee shall have the power to co-opt further members, who shall attend, as required, in an advisory and non-voting capacity.
The Society shall indemnify the trustees in the conduct of their duties. Such indemnity shall be a proper administrative expense.
Revised and agreed at the Special General Meeting held on 21" April 2010 at the Discovery Centre, Gosport