CONSTITUTION OF

 

Mariners Cricket Club (Singapore).

 

 

 

 

NAME

 

1.1 This Society shall be known as the “Mariners Cricket Club (Singapore)”, hereinafter referred to as the “Society”.

 

 

 

PLACE OF BUSINESS

 

2.1 Its place of business shall be at “Block 134, 06-212, Street 11, Tampines Court, Singapore 521134” or such other address as may subsequently be decided upon by the Committee and approved by the Registrar of Societies. The Society shall carry out its activities only in places and premises which have the prior written approval from the relevant authorities, where necessary.

 

 

 

OBJECTS

 

3.1          Its object of the club is to promote the social, physical, intellectual, cultural and general welfare of its members through the game of Cricket.

 

3.2          In furtherance of the above objects, the Society may make contributions towards charitable organizations as identified by the committee from time to time.

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH=

 

Please attach the statement of faith of the Society as an Annex.

 

 

 

 


MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATION AND RIGHTS

 

 

 

 

= Compulsory for Churches.   Please delete where inapplicable.

Compulsory for Religious Bodies.  Please delete where inapplicable.

4.1 Ordinary Membership is open to:

 

a) Persons who have sailed for 2 years on a merchant navy ships.

b) Existing members who may or may not meet the criterion at Article 4.1(a).

 

4.2 Ordinary Members who pay a lump sum subscription shall become Life Members of the Society.

 

4.3 All Ordinary Members who are above 21 years of age shall have the right to vote and to hold office in the Society.

 

4.4 Associate Membership is open to persons who work for a shipping company or in the marine fraternity.

 

4.5 Associate Members do not have the right to apply as Life Members of the Society.  They have the right to vote but not the right to hold office.

 

4.6 Honorary Membership may be conferred on distinguished persons within the shipping industry.  Honorary Members shall be entitled to all benefits and privileges of Ordinary Members, except that they shall not have the right to vote or hold office.

4.7 Persons who are below 18 years of age shall not be accepted as members without the written consent of their parent or guardian.

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

 

5.1          A person wishing to join the Society should submit his particulars to the Secretary on a prescribed form.

5.2              A new member must be proposed and seconded by existing members.  His name will then be posted on the notice board in the Society premises for one week at the end of which time the Committee will decide on membership, taking into consideration any objection raised.  At least two-thirds majority vote of the Committee is required to approve any new membership

 

5.3          A copy of the Constitution shall be furnished to every approved member [upon payment of the entrance fee] #.


 

ENTRANCE FEES, SUBSCRIPTIONS AND OTHER DUES

 

6.1          An entrance fee of $250 is payable within two weeks of election to membership, in default of which membership may be cancelled by order of the Committee.

6.2          The annual subscription for members shall be S$ 150.00. Ordinary Members shall become Life Mariner Members on payment of one-time subscription of S$ 1000.00

 

6.3          For retiree memberships, the entrance fee is waived.

 

6.4          Any additional fund required for special purposes may only be raised from members with the consent of the general meeting of the members.

 

6.5         Honorary Members shall not be required to pay any entrance fee and subscription.

 

6.5          Any additional fund required for special purposes may only be raised from members with the consent of the general meeting of the members.

6.6          The income and property of the Society when so ever derived shall be applied towards the promotion of the objects of the Society as set forth in this Constitution and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend or bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to the persons who at any time are or have been members of the Society or to any of them or to any person claiming through any of them

6.7               At any time if any member’s conduct is found to be detrimental to the interest of the       Society, the Committee shall issue notice to the Member for an explanation.

If the explanation given is not found to be satisfactory, the Committee will convene a special meeting for such purpose and with two-thirds of the Committee members voting in favour, the member shall be expelled from the Society.

6.8               A member expelled under Article 6.7 may within one month of the notification of his expulsion, appeal to the general meeting of members against the decision of the Committee. The decision of the general meeting shall be final.

 

 

 

 


SUPREME AUTHORITY AND GENERAL MEETINGS

 

7.1          The supreme authority of the Society is vested in a General Meeting of the members.#

 

7.2          An Annual General Meeting shall be held in (to be assigned by the Registry of Societies).

 

7.3          At other times, an Extraordinary General Meeting must be called by the President on the request in writing of not less than 25% of the total voting membership or thirty (30) voting members, whichever is the lesser, and may be called at anytime by order of the Committee. The notice in writing shall be given to the Secretary setting forth the business that is to be transacted. The Extraordinary General Meeting shall be convened within two

(2) months from receiving this request to convene the Extraordinary General Meeting.

#   Please delete where inapplicable.

 

7.4          If the Committee does not within two (2) months after the date of the receipt of the written request proceed to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting, the members who requested for the Extraordinary General Meeting shall convene the Extraordinary General Meeting by giving ten (10) days' notice to voting members setting forth the business to be transacted and simultaneously posting the agenda on the Society's notice board.

 

7.5          At least two (2) weeks' notice shall be given of an Annual General Meeting and at least ten (10) days' notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting. Notice of meeting stating the date, time and place of meeting shall be sent by the Secretary to all voting members. The particulars of the agenda shall be posted on the Society's notice board four (4) days in advance of the meeting.

 

7.6          Unless otherwise stated in this Constitution, voting by proxy is allowed at all General Meetings.

 

7.7          The following points will be considered at the Annual General Meeting:

 

a) The previous financial year's accounts and annual report of the Committee.

 

b)            Where applicable, the election of office-bearers and Honorary Auditors for the following term.

 

Any member who wishes to place an item on the agenda of a General Meeting may do so provided he gives notice to the Secretary one (1) week before the meeting is due to be held.

 

7.8          At least 25% of the total voting membership or thirty (30) voting members, whichever is the lesser, present at a General Meeting shall form a quorum. Proxies shall not be constituted as part of the quorum.

 

7.9          In the event of there being no quorum at the commencement of a General Meeting, the meeting shall be adjourned for half an hour and should the number then present be insufficient to form a quorum, those present shall be considered a quorum, but they shall have no power to amend any part of the existing Constitution.

 

MANAGEMENT AND COMMITTEE

 

8.1          The administration of the Society shall be entrusted to a Committee consisting of the following at each Annual General Meeting:

 

President

 

Vice-President

 

Secretary

 

Treasurer

 

Assistant Secretary

 

Director(s) as required.

 

            The Committee may appoint a member of the Society as the Senior Advisory Chairman    based on seniority.  The Senior Advisory Chairman shall advise and assist the Committee in its duties.  The Senior Advisory Chairman shall not have any voting rights at the Committee Meetings.

 

8.2          Names for the above offices shall be proposed and seconded at the Annual General Meeting and election will follow on a simple majority vote of the members. All office-bearers, except the Treasurer may be re-elected to the same or related post for a consecutive term of office. The term of office of the Committee is one year.

 

8.3          Election will be either by show of hands or, subject to the agreement of the majority of the voting members present, by a secret ballot. In the event of a tie, the Chairman of the meeting shall have a casting vote.

 

8.4          A Committee Meeting shall be held at least once every 3 months after giving seven (7) days' notice to Committee Members. The President may call a Committee Meeting at any time by giving five (5) days' notice. At least half (½) of the Committee Members must be present for its proceedings to be valid.

 

8.5          Any member of the Committee absenting himself from three (3) meetings consecutively without satisfactory explanations shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the Committee and a successor may be co-opted by the Committee to serve until the next Annual General Meeting. Any changes in the Committee shall be notified to the Registrar of Societies within two (2) weeks of the change.

 

8.6          The duty of the Committee is to organise and supervise the daily activities of the Society. The Committee may not act contrary to the expressed wishes of the General Meeting without prior reference to it and shall always remain subordinate to the General Meetings.

# Compulsory for all societies

 

8.7          The Committee has power to authorise the expenditure of a sum not exceeding $2,500 per month from the Society's funds for the Society's purposes.

 

 

DUTIES OF OFFICE-BEARERS

 

9.1          The President shall chair all General and Committee meetings. He shall also represent the Society in its dealings with outside persons.

 

9.2          The Vice-President shall assist the President and deputise for him in his absence.

 

9.3        The Secretary shall keep all records, except financial, of the Society and shall be responsible for their correctness. He will keep minutes of all General and Committee meetings. He shall maintain an up-to-date Register of Members at all times.

 

9.4          The Treasurer shall keep all funds and collect and disburse all moneys on behalf of the Society and shall keep an account of all monetary transactions and shall be responsible for their correctness. He is authorised to expend up to $ 1500 per month for petty expenses on behalf of the Society. He will not keep more than $ 2500 in the form of cash and money in excess of this will be deposited in a bank to be named by the Committee. Cheques, etc. for withdrawals from the bank will be signed by the Treasurer and either the President or the Vice-President or the Secretary.

 

9.5          The Secretary may with the consent of President request the Treasurer to submit the                fund status at any interim time.

 

9.6           Directors shall assist in the general administration of the Society and perform duties   assigned by the Committee from time to time.

 


AUDIT AND FINANCIAL YEAR

 

10.1        Two (2) voting members, not being members of the Committee, shall be elected as Honorary Auditors at each Annual General Meeting and will hold office for a term of one year only and shall not be re-elected for a consecutive term. The accounts of the Society shall be audited by a firm of Certified Public Accountants if the gross income or expenditure of the society exceeds $500,000 in that financial year, in accordance with Section 4 of the Societies Regulations.

 

10.2        They:

 

a)            Will be required to audit each year's accounts and present a report upon them to the Annual General Meeting.

 

b)            May be required by the President to audit the Society's accounts for any period within their tenure of office at any date and make a report to the Committee.

 

10.3        The financial year shall be from (to be assigned by the Registry of Societies).

 

TRUSTEES

 

11.1        If the Society at any time acquires any immovable property, such property shall be vested in trustees subject to a declaration of trust.

 

11.2        The trustees of the Society shall:

 

a)    Not be more than four (4) and not less than two (2) in number.

b)    Be elected by a General Meeting of members.

 

c)     Not affect any sale or mortgage of property without the prior approval of the General Meeting of members.

 

11.3        The office of the trustee shall be vacated:

 

a)            If the trustee dies or becomes a lunatic or of unsound mind.

 

b)            If he is absent from the Republic of Singapore for a period of more than one (1) year.

 

c)             If he is guilty of misconduct of such a kind as to render it undesirable that he continues as a trustee.

 

d)            If he submits notice of resignation from his trusteeship.

 

11.4        Notice of any proposal to remove a trustee from his trusteeship or to appoint a new trustee to fill a vacancy must be given by posting it on the notice board in the Society's premises at least two (2) weeks before the General Meeting at which the proposal is to be discussed. The result of such General Meeting shall then be notified to the Registrar of Societies.

 

11.5        The address of each immovable property, name of each trustee and any subsequent change must be notified to the Registrar of Societies.

 

 

 

VISITORS AND GUESTS

 

12.1        [{Visitors and guests may be admitted into the premises of the Society but they shall not be admitted to the privileges of the Society nor shall they be admitted into the premises more than six (6) times in a calendar year. These visits are to be confined to not more than once in fourteen (14) days.

 

12.2        Visitors and guests may be admitted into the premises of the Society but they shall not be admitted into the privileges of the Society. All visitors and guests shall abide by the Society’s rules and regulations.]

 

PROHIBITIONS#

 

13.1        Gambling of any kind, excluding the promotion or conduct of a private lottery which has been permitted under the Private Lotteries Act Cap 250, is forbidden on the Society's premises. The introduction of materials for gambling or drug taking and of bad characters into the premises is prohibited.

 

13.2        The funds of the Society shall not be used to pay the fines of members who have been convicted in court of law.

 

13.3        The Society shall not engage in any trade union activity as defined in any written law relating to trade unions for the time being in force in Singapore.

 

13.4        The Society shall not indulge in any political activity or allow its funds and/or premises to be used for political purposes.

 

13.5        The Society shall not hold any lottery, whether confined to its members or not, in the name of the Society or its office-bearers, Committee or members unless with the prior approval of the relevant authorities.

 

13.6        The Society shall not raise funds from the public for whatever purposes without the prior approval in writing of the Assistant Director Operations, Licensing Division, Singapore Police Force and other relevant authorities.

 


AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION

 

14.1        No alteration or addition/deletion to this Constitution shall be made except at a general meeting and with the consent of two-thirds (2/3) of the voting members present at the General Meeting, and they shall not come into force without the prior sanction of the Registrar of Societies.

 

INTERPRETATION

 

15.1        In the event of any question or matter pertaining to day-to-day administration which is not expressly provided for in this Constitution, the Committee shall have power to use their own discretion. The decision of the Committee shall be final unless it is reversed at a General Meeting of members.

 

DISPUTES

 

16.1        In the event of any dispute arising amongst members, they shall attempt to resolve the matter at an Extraordinary General Meeting in accordance with this Constitution. Should the members fail to resolve the matter, they may bring the matter to a court of law for settlement.

DISSOLUTION

 

17.1        The Society shall not be dissolved, except with the consent of not less than three-fifths (3/5) of the total voting membership of the Society for the time being resident in Singapore expressed, either in person or by proxy, at a General Meeting convened for the purpose.

 

17.2        In the event of the Society being dissolved as provided above, all debts and liabilities legally incurred on behalf of the Society shall be fully discharged, and the remaining funds will be disposed of in such manner as the General Meeting of members may determine or donated to an approved charity or charities in Singapore.

 

17.3        A Certificate of Dissolution shall be given within seven (7) days of the dissolution to the Registrar of Societies.

 

 

 

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ANNEX

 

For the categories of societies listed below, the majority of the Committee Members must be Singapore Citizens. In addition, the President, Secretary, Treasurer and their deputies shall be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents. Foreign Diplomats shall not serve as Committee Members.

 

a)            Religious societies

 

b)            Societies which identify themselves publicly as or whose membership is confined exclusively to members of a single racial group or to a single nationality

 

c)             Any society whose object, purpose or activity, whether primary or otherwise, is to represent; promote any cause or interest of; or discuss any issue relating to a class of persons defined by reference to their gender or sexual orientation

 

d)            Any society whose object, purpose or activity, whether primary or otherwise, is to represent persons who advocate; promote; or discuss any issue relating to any civil or political right (including human rights, environmental rights and animal rights)

 

e)            Any society whose object, purpose or activity, whether primary or otherwise, is to promote or discuss the use or status of any language

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