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SCOTTISH CRICKET OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION

CONSTITUTION AND RULES

1.  TITLE:

The name of the organisation shall be the Scottish Cricket Officials Association and its scope covers the whole of Scotland.

2.  AIMS and OBJECTIVES:

The aims and objectives of the association shall be:-

3.  MEMBERSHIP:

Membership shall consist of:

4.  AFFILIATION:

5.  SUBSCRIPTIONS:

Subscriptions shall be payable in advance and on the first day of March, the rate to be fixed at the annual general meeting or an extraordinary general meeting.

6.  FINANCIAL YEAR:

The financial year shall end on the last day of December.

7.  CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP:

Members who fail to pay their annual subscription by the last day of May shall have their membership terminated as will members who have brought discredit on the association or its objectives. Members so dealt with shall have the right of appeal to the committee whose decision shall be final.

8.  MANAGEMENT:

The affairs of the association shall be managed by a committee consisting of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, a member who shall have specific responsibility for training, one for scorers/scoring, a representative from each affiliated association and a minimum of two other members. The chairman shall have a casting vote when necessary. All members of the committee shall retire annually but shall be eligible for re-election. A member of the committee shall vacate his office if he resigns or loses his membership for any reason.

9.  FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMITTEE:

The committee shall meet at least twice in each financial year. Four members shall form a quorum at all committee meetings. The committee shall have the power to fill any vacancy and delegate authority. The committee may co-opt members to serve or act in any capacity. The committee shall have full control of the funds and assets of the association and shall authorise the Secretary/Treasurer and/or the Chairman to sign on its behalf. The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep minutes of all meetings.

10.  GENERAL MEETINGS:

The Annual General Meeting shall be held in March of each year for the following purposes:

A minimum of fourteen days' written notice shall be given of all annual or extraordinary general meetings unless the members present agree to accept any shorter notice.

Nine members shall form a quorum at an annual or extraordinary general meeting.

An extraordinary general meeting may be called by the committee or on the written request of seven members whose requisition to the Secretary/Treasurer shall state the purpose for which the meeting is to be called and such meeting(s) shall be held within six weeks of receipt of the requisition.

All matters put to a vote shall be carried by a simple majority. When necessary the Chairman or the person chairing the meeting shall have a casting vote.

11.  INTERPRETATION OF RULES:

The committee shall have the authority over the interpretation of the rules and shall have power to decide on any matter not covered by them.