1. ORGANIZATION AND PURPOSE:
1.1.1. The name of the organization is the British & Dominion Cricket Club. For the purposes of these bylaws the organization may be referred to as the Club.
1.2.1. The Club is affiliated to the British & Dominion Social Club, 12882 Valley View Street, Building 8, Suites 10 – 13, Garden Grove, CA 92645.
1.3. Purposes: The specific and primary purposes for which the club is formed are: 1.3.1 To bring together as members people of different cultures and races for the betterment and enjoyment of the game of cricket. 1.3.2 To promote, maintain and encourage such interests and relationships, and to conduct a club for the for the purpose of providing for the entertainment, recreation, social diversion and refreshment of its members.
2.1. Annual Period:
2.1.1.The club shall operate in all respects on a calendar year basis. The Calendar year runs from January 1st to December 31st.
The membership of the club shall consist of those persons that have an interest in the game of cricket.
2.3. Classification of members:
Members meeting the above qualifications shall be categorized as follows:
2.3.1. Honorary Life Members:
2.3.2. Full Members
2.3.3. Social Members
2.3.4. Full Members and Social Members are required to pay the annual dues as determined on a yearly basis at the A.G.M.
2.4.1. All members of the Club are expected to assist the Club in fulfilling the S.C.C.A Umpiring assignment obligations each season. The Club is subject to fines by the S.C.C.A. if commitments are not met. Each member should fulfill at least 1 umpiring assignment each season.
2.5. Voting rights:
2.5.1. Each member shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote by the members.
2.6. Membership transfers and Proxy Votes:
2.6.1. Club membership may not be transferred or assigned.
2.6.2. Proxy voting shall not be permitted.
2.7.1. A member will be considered as having resigned if the appropriate fees have not been paid within the period announced by the executive committee.
2.7.2. Players are considered unavailable for selection until all dues are paid to the club treasurer. Resigned players are not available for selection.
2.8.1. A former member may be reinstated upon payment of fees to the Treasurer and acceptance by the Membership Committee.
2.9. Membership meetings:
2.9.1. The Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) shall be held no later than December 31st of each year, for the purpose of electing the executive officers, club captain, S.C.C.A. vice-captain, and Winter League captain, if any, ratifying the membership fees, and approving any amendments to the club bylaws.
2.9.2. An Emergency General Meeting (E.G.M.) of the membership may be called at any time by the President, or by three (3) members of the executive, or by eight (8) members in good standing on notification to the secretary, who shall notify the membership at least thirty (30) days prior thereto of the time and place of the meeting.
2.10.1. Eight (8) members in good standing at any membership meeting shall constitute a quorum.
3. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
3.1. General Powers:
3.1.1. The affairs of the club shall be managed by its executive committee.
3.1.2. Every executive member shall be properly qualified as a member of the club as described in 2.3 of these bylaws with the exception that Honorary Life Members shall not be eligible for the B&D SCCA Club Director position.
3.2. Number, Election and term:
3.2.1. The executive committee will consist of five (5) members of the club. The officers shall be the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Club Captain.
3.2.2. The executive shall be elected for a term of one (1) year by the members attending the A.G.M.
3.2.3. The President shall not be elected for more than four (4) consecutive terms
3.3. Nomination and election:
3.3.1. The nomination and election of the officers for the executive committee shall take place at the annual general meeting.
3.3.2. If more than one nomination is made, election shall be by ballot. Members may request election by secret ballot.
3.3.3. That nominee receiving a majority of the ballots cast shall be elected. If no nominee receives a majority, the nominee receiving the smallest number of votes shall be dropped and a new ballot taken, until one person receives a majority of the ballots cast for each office.
3.4.1. The executive shall have the power to fill any vacancy occurring for any cause or reason other than expiration of term of office. Any such appointment shall be by majority vote of the members of the executive, properly notified for such a purpose whether or not a quorum is present. Such an appointment shall be valid and effective until formal action by the general membership shall be taken in respect thereto.
3.5.1. The executive should hold a meeting every 3 Months for the transaction of club business, time and place of these meetings to be decided by the incumbent President. One of these meetings is to be the A.G.M.
3.6.1. The membership shall have the power to remove any or all officers of the executive from office by a two-thirds vote of club membership, attending a meeting duly called for such purpose.
4. SUB COMMITTEES:
4.1. Selection Committees:
4.1.1. The S.C.C.A. selection committee to comprise of the Club Captain, S.C.C.A. Vice-Captain and Club President. The duty of this committee is to choose the playing side for S.C.C.A. matches from the pool of players available. Only Full members to be considered for selection for the S.C.C.A team. If insufficient Full members are available then Social members will be considered for selection. Non-members are not to be considered for selection unless agreed upon by the executive committee.
4.1.2. The Winter League Team selection to be the duty of the Winter League Captain.
4.2. Disciplinary Committee:
4.2.1. The Disciplinary Committee to comprise of the Club President and any 2 other members of the Executive Committee not involved in the incident.
4.3. Social/Fund-Raising Committee: 4.3.1. The Social/Fund-Raising Committee to comprise of 3 members of the club. The purpose of the Committee to be the raising of funds for the club through the organization of social events or by other means as determined by the Committee.
4.4. Membership Committee:
4.4.1. The Membership Committee to comprise of an elected chairman and two committeemen appointed by the chair
4.4.2. The duty of this committee is to: secure the membership of parties interested in joining the club and to approve any such applications made by prospective members
4.5. Tour Committee:
4.5.1. The Tour Committee is to be chaired by an appointee of the Club President, with one standing committeeman appointed by the chair.
4.5.2 The duty of this committee is to investigate and arrange playing tours as interest in specific tours is expressed by club membership
5. DUTY OF OFFICERS:
5.1.1. The President shall be the Principal Executive Officer of the club and in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the club. He shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Executive Committee, and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive from time to time. The President will sit on the
5.2. Vice President:
5.2.1. In absence of the President, or in the event of his inability or refusal to act, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the President or the Executive.
5.3.1. The treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the club; receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the club from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such monies in such banks as selected by the Executive. Present a full and complete statement of the clubs affairs at each general meeting, maintain a list of current membership and member status and in general perform all duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the President or the Executive.
5.4.1. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings, see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws, and be custodian of the club records, and in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary, and such duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the President or the executive. The Secretary is responsible for updating the S.C.C.A. website and for recording results with the Secretary of the S.C.C.A. The Secretary shall be responsible for coordinating the update and maintenance of the club’s website.
6. AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS:
6.1. Subject to confirmation by the members attending a general, or specially convened meeting, these bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed by a two thirds majority of the executive committee, if at least thirty (30) days notice is given of intention to alter, amend, repeal or adopt new bylaws at a meeting at which all the officers are present.