Constitution for The Brighton Bothways Community Group
The Brighton Bothways Community Group
Aims and Objectives
Area of Benefit
-providing affirming social, cultural and creative activities as appropriate
-providing workshops and
events where bisexual people can learn the life skills
needed to interact socially.
Limit on Powers
-anyone who is bisexual or think they might be
-anyone who supports the objectives of the Brighton Bothways Community Group (referred to as “friends”).
Any member can stand for election of the Executive Committee and every member shall have one vote at meetings organised by the Brighton Bothways Community Group.
There is no membership fee.
Anyone attending projects sponsored by the Brighton Bothways Community Group will be asked to help finance them, as they are able.
No details of any members shall be disclosed outside the group without prior consent.
Members must treat each
other with respect and observe the Brighton Bothways
Community Group Code of Conduct. If at any Group
event, a member acts in a way that is contrary to that
code, the Executive Committee may decide to suspend
Members’ conduct outside of Brighton Bothways Community Group’s activities is not subject to the Group’s Code and is not within the Executive Committee’s power to comment upon.
Secretary – who, in
consultation with the chair, shall be responsible for
arranging regular meetings, taking minutes of those
meetings, setting an agenda for meetings, overseeing
the organising of activities, keeping an up-to-date
register of members.
Treasurer – who shall be
responsible for maintaining the Brighton Bothways
Community Group’s accounts and reporting on its
financial status as necessary, providing annual
accounts at the AGM, co- coordinating grant and
funding applications, keep a day-to-day record of
transactions arising from the Group’s activities.
And other Executive
Committee Members: as required
The Executive Committee has the power to co-opt others onto the committee as necessary. It shall be responsible for making all decisions concerned with running the Brighton Bothways Community Group including appointments. A two-thirds majority have to be present to make a decision on behalf of the Group. The Group shall aim to work by consensus but if this is not possible, decisions will be made by majority vote. In the event of a tied vote, the Chair has the deciding vote.
The Executive Committee shall meet at intervals decided by itself, but at least once a year. All members of the committee will be consulted on the dates and venues of meetings.
Officers may stand down at any time but if possible should give one month’s notice. The Executive Committee can approve replacement officers. In the event of misconduct an officer may be removed by a majority vote at an AGM or an EGM.
The Secretary will keep minutes of all meetings of the Executive Committee and any member of the Group may read the minutes.
All cheques will require two signatories, to be determined by the Executive Committee. Transactions relating to petty cash and payment for premises, etc. will be conducted according to methods devised by the Treasurer.
Changing the constitution