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Club Objective

The aim of the Club is to promote all aspects of the sport of canoeing, to help and educate people through training and leisure activities so as to develop their physical and mental capacities that their conditions of life may be improved.

Management Committee

The activities of the Club shall be controlled by a management committee, which shall consist of not less than three elected persons, including a Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The committee may co-opt additional members and shall meet at least 4 times a year.

The duties of the management committee are to devise methods for achieving the objectives of the Club and to exercise general oversight of its activities and to assist in the development and extension of those activities. The management committee shall have the power from time to time to amend the policies for the internal management of the Club and may delegate any of their powers to sub-committees consisting of such Club members as they think fit; any sub-committee so formed shall conform to any regulations that may be imposed on it by the management committee.

Nominations for election to the management committee may be made in person at the Annual General Meeting, or may be must be submitted in writing, countersigned by the person nominated, not less than 7 days before the Annual General Meeting.


The management committee shall cause to be kept accounts of all monies belonging to the Club and such accounts shall be presented annually at the Annual General Meeting of the Club.


Membership of the Club shall be open to people over the age of 18 years.

Annual General Meeting

A general meeting shall be held once a year. Not less than twenty-one days notice of the meeting shall be given. Any person wishing to have a matter discussed at the meeting shall give at least seven days notice thereof to the Secretary. Those entitled to vote shall be those present at the meeting who are paid-up Club members.

General meetings may be convened at any time by the management committee and shall be convened by them on receipt of a requisition signed by six members.


The constitution shall only be altered by resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of the management committee and of members in general meeting. Notice of the proposed amendments to the constitution must be given no less than twenty-one days before the general meeting.