CONSTITUTION

HOLIDAY 23 CLASS OWNERS ASSOCIATION

1. NAME

The name of the Association shall be the HOLIDAY 23 CLASS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, hereinafter referred to as the ASSOCIATION.

2. ADDRESS

The address of the Association shall be that of the current Honorary Secretary / Treasurer.

3. OBJECTS

The Objects of the ASSOCIATION are:

  • To ensure in as far as possible, uniformity of the CLASS in accordance with the HOLIDAY 23 CLASS RULES and with the rules and restrictions applicable to the CLASS and resolved upon by the ASSOCIATION in the interest of all yacht owners. It is firmly intended that the rules be adhered to. Any deviation shall be invalid unless approved by the Committee of the Association.

  • To keep proper records of yachts registered with the Association.

  • To orqanise races / regattas.

4. MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the Association shall be open to persons of 18 years or over upon application to the Honorary Secretary / Treasurer and upon payment of the current annual subscription. Such subscription shall be due on the 1st January each year.

Only members who are owners or part owners of Holiday 23 Yachts and who have paid their subscriptions shall be eligible to vote on any matters relating to Class Rules.

Honorary Life Membership may be awarded by unanimous recommendation of the committee to be confirmed at a General Meeting.

Membership will be open to people who are not boat owners, but as previously stated they will not be able to vote on any matters relating to Class Rules.
In special circumstances persons of age less than 18 years but not younger than 16 years may be admitted to membership by the Committee of the Association.

5. COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee of the association shall comprise the President, Vice-President and Honorary Secretary / Treasurer, each of whom shall be proposed, seconded and elected by a majority vote of members present and voting by post at a General Meeting of the Association.
Similarly two members forming the Technical Sub-Committee shall be elected.
The Committee shall meet as often as necessary to carry out its duties and not less often than once each calendar year.
A quorum for any meeting of the committee shall be three.

As necessary Ad Hoc Committees will be set up for each Province. The duties of these Ad Hoc Committees will be to represent the interests of boat owners at committee meetings on matters relating to the Class Rules. It will also be their responsibility to look after racing matters with S.A.T.R.A. and the Provincial racing bodies for each Province.

6. A.G.M

An Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be held during each year at a venue to be decided by the Committee.
Two months notice of such meeting must be given in writing to each member of the Association at his or her last known address.
AlI items for inclusion in the agenda for the meeting must be received by the Honorary Secretary / Treasurer at least thirty days prior to the date nominated for the meeting.
The agenda must be circulated at least fourteen days before the meeting.
Postal votes will be allowed and must be in the hands of the Honorary Secretary / Treasurer before the meeting.

 

7. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

A Special General Meeting may be called by the committee or by requisition of not less than the number of registered members required in terms of the Constitution (paragraph 9) to constitute a quorum at an annual General Meeting.
Fourteen days notice of such meeting must be given in writing, together with the agenda, to every registered member of the Association at the last known address.
Postal votes will be allowed and must be in the hands of the Honorary Secretary / Treasurer before the advertised time of the meeting.

8. VOTING

Only owners or part owners of HOLIDAY 23 Class yachts who have paid their subscription shall be eligible to vote on any matters pertaining to the Class Rules, Constitution and any matters of the Association and only one vote per yacht will be allowed.

9. QUORUM

The quorum for an Annual or Special General Meeting shall be at least ten percent of the number of members who are boat owners, i.e. only one member per boat will be used to calculate the ten percent.

10. PRESIDENT

At all meetings of the Association, the President or failing him the Vice-President, shall take the chair. In the event of the absence of both the President and the Vice-President the meeting shall elect a President.

11. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OR CLASS RULES

An amendment to the Constitution or to the Class Rules shall require two thirds majority of those present and voting by post who are eligibIe to vote at a general meeting of the Association.

12: CERTIFICATE OF MEASUREMENT

Application for a certificate of measurement must be made to the Association on its prescribed form. The certificate will be issued by the South African Yacht Racing Association if same is approved.
If so requested by the Association any owner of a HOLIDAY 23 Yacht shall sign a declaration whether or not any material alterations have been made to the hull, rigging or equipment of the yacht, which might be liable to contravene the Rules of the Class.

13. FUNDS

The Honorary Secretary / Treasurer shall invest and control the funds of the Association as directed from time to time by the Committee. He shall keep proper records of accounts and shall present a statement of accounts at the Annual General Meeting.

14. EXPULSION

Any member who, after due warning has been given by the Committee in writing, persistently circumvents the rules of the association, may by a unanimous decision of the full Committee, be called upon to resign from the association and in the event of refusal to resign shall be expelled.

In either event the member may appeal against the decision of the committee to a General Meeting.

Such appeal must be received by the Honorary Secretary / Treasurer not later than twenty one days after the date of the notice requesting the resignation or notifying expulsion of the member concerned.

Expulsion shall thereafter require a two thirds majority of those present and voting by post at a general meeting.

 

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