Incorporating the Mens & Womens Bowling Associations of the County of Northumberland

BNOTT Constitution



1.     Name

        The name of the Organisation is BOWLS NORTH OF THE TYNE, hereafter to be referred to as

        'the BNOTT Organisation' and shall be affiliated to Bowls Northumberland (which incorporates both

        the Men's and Ladies sections of that organisation).



2.     Objects

        The BNOTT Organisation objects are to foster and promote the Sport of Bowls at all levels

        providing opportunities for Healthy Living, Recreation, and Competition. To assist and advise

        all Bowling Clubs how to apply for regional grants.

        To liase with Local Authorities and other bodies in the application of such grant application.

        Where ever possible to provide facilities for the recreation and other leisure time occupation

        of the public, with the object of improving their conditions of health particularly by provision

        of facilities for the sport of bowling.



3.     Honorary Officers

        The Officers of the BNOTT Organisation shall be as follows:

        President of BNMS

        Secretary of BNMS

        Treasurer of BNMS

        Executive Officers of BNMS



4.     Election of Officers


4.1   All officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Bowls Northumberland Men's

        Section (BNMS), and by, the members of BNMS.

4.2   All oficers are elected for a period of one year, but may be re-elected to the same office or another

        office for the following year.



5.     General Committee


5.1   The affairs of the Organisation shall be controlled by the General Purposes Committe (GPC), comprising

        the Executive Officers of the Organisation and Five other members elected from, and by, the Full Members

        of BNMS. The GPC shall meet at agreed intervals and not less that Four times per year.

5.1.1     The duties of the GPC shall be:

5.1.2     Control the affairs of the BNOTT Organisation on behalf of the members.

5.1.3     Keep accurate accounts of the financesof the BNOTT Organisation through the Treasurer. These should be

             available for reasonable inspection by Members and should be audited before every Annual General Meeting.

             The BNMS shall mantain a bank current account and the following Officers shall be authorised BNOTT

             Organisation cheques: - Two from, the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary.

5.1.4     Co-opt additional members of the Committee as the Committee feels this is necessary. Co-opted members

             shall not be entitled to vote on the Committee.

5.1.5     Make decisions on the basis of a simple majority vote. In the case of equal votes. The Chairman shall be 

             entitled to an additional casting vote. 




6.     General Meetings


        The BNOTT Organisation is wholly managed by the Officers of BNMS. Members must advise the Secretary in

        writing of any business to be moved at the Annual General Meeting at least (14) days before the meeting.

        The Secretary shall circulate or give notice of the agenda of the meeting to the Members at not less than

        14 days before the meeting.




7.     Alterations to the Constitution


        Any proposed alterations to the BNOTT Constitution may only be considered at an Annual or Special General

        Meeting convened with the required written notice of the proposal. Any alteration or amendment must be proposed

        by a Full Member of the Organisation and seconded by a Full Member. Such alterations shall be passed if supported

        by not lessthan two-thirds of those Full Members present at the meeting, assuming that a quorum has been achieved.





8.     Dissolution


        If the Management Committee decides that it is necessary or advisable to disolve the BNOTT Organisation it shall call

        a meeting of all members of the Organisation, of which not less than fourteen days' notice (stating the terms of the

        resolution to be proposed) shall be given).

        If the proposal is confirmed by two-thirds majority of those present, the Management Committee shall have  power to

        realise any assets held by or on behalf of the BNOTT Organisation.

        Any assets remaining after the satisfaction of any proper debts and liabilities shall be given or transfered to such other

        voluntary organisation/s having objects simular to the objects of the BNOTT Organisation as the members of the BNOTT

        Organisation may determine or failing that shall be applied for some other charitable purpose.


Revision 1 - dated 11th November 2014














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