Club Constitution

North Bristol Triathlon club

1 Name

The club will be called North Bristol Triathlon Club and will be affiliated to Triathlon England.

2 Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of the club will be:

  • to offer coaching and competitive opportunities in Triathlon
  • to promote the club within the local community and Triathlon
  • to ensure a duty of care to all members of the club
  • to provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone
  • to ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment.
3 Membership

Membership should consist of officers and members of the club.

All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of conduct that the club has adopted.

4 Membership fees

Membership fees will be set annually and agreed by the Executive/ Management Committee or determined at the Annual General Meeting.

Fees will be paid: annually 1st August

5 Officers of the club

The officers of the club will be:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Officers will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

All officers will retire each year but will be eligible for re-appointment.

6 Finance

All club monies will be banked in an account held in the name of the club.

The Club Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of the club.

The financial year of the club will end on: 31St July

An audited statement of annual accounts will be presented by the Treasurer at the Annual General Meeting.

Any cheques drawn against club funds should hold the signatures of the Treasurer plus up to two other officers.

7 Annual General Meetings

Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be given by the Club Secretary. Not less than 21 clear days’ notice to be given to all members.

The AGM will receive a report from the club officers and a statement of the audited accounts.

All members have the right to vote at the AGM to elect the club officers.

8 Discipline and appeals

All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary.

The club officers will meet to hear complaints within 7 days of a complaint being lodged. The officers have the power to take appropriate disciplinary action including the termination of membership.

The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against whom the complaint was made within 3 days of the hearing.

There will be the right of appeal to the Management Committee following disciplinary action being announced. The committee should consider the appeal within 7 days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.

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