Constitution

1 NAME

1.1 The Association shall be called the Oxfordshire Squash Rackets Association.

2. OBJECTS

2.1 To represent Oxfordshire squash.

2.2 To promote and encourage the game of squash rackets and to further its growth and development at all levels in the county.

2.3 To maintain and uphold the rules of the game.

2.4 To provide local administration and liason with County membership.

2.5 To train, select and manage county teams for Inter county matches, arrange individual County Championships and other competitions as it shall from time to time deem necessary for fulfilment of objectives.

3 MEMBERS

3.1 Clubs and organizations who are affiliated to the SRA.

3.2 Individual members of the SRA

4. SUBSCRIPTIONS

4.1 Members shall pay to the SRA Ltd subscriptions determined by its Executive Committee from time to time and published as a Bye-Law of the Association.

4.2 Winter league fees set by the County Association or other body authorized by the County to set fees shall be paid by a date deemed by Oxfordshire.

4.3 If league fees remain unpaid the County reserve the right to take whatever action necessary.

5. MANAGEMENT

5.1 The Committee shall consist of members elected annually to the following positions: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, plus three other general Committee Members who may cover other tasks.

5.2 The Committee shall consist of at least three men and three women.

5.3 Additional (non-voting) Members may be co-opted by the Committee as deemed appropriate.

5.4 A quorum for meetings shall be four members but must include the Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer.

6. POWERS

6.1 The powers vested in the Committee relate generally to the requirements that are necessary to enable fulfilment of objectives for the Association. The Committee has the power to:

6.1.1 determine policies in relation to Oxfordshire squash,

6.1.2 Create such sub-committees as deemed necessary e.g. coaching, juniors, leagues,

6.1.3 Ensure that day to day running of the Association is competent and that actions/decisions of sub-committees are ratified,

6.1.4 Act in all matters and employ County funds in such manner as deemed most effective and in the best interests of the County Association,

6.1.5 Co-opt members to fill vacant positions on the Committee,

6.1.6 Appoint an SRA Council delegate,

6.1.7 Decide on awards for distinction/merit for County team players and to invoke disciplinary procedures within the County as required,

6.1.8 Nominate authorised cheque signatories: two signatures will invariably be required when funds are drawn from the County’s accounts.

7. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

7.1 The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be during April, May, June or July each year.

7.2 Not less than 21 days’ written notice shall be given to members stating the business to be transacted and providing a copy of the previous year’s AGM minutes and Audited Balance sheet.

7.3 Copies of the current Annual Report, current year’s Audited Accounts should be handed to members at the meeting if not available previously.

Mandatory items for the agenda are:
Approval of minutes/matters arising.
Annual Report (including leagues)
Adoption of Accounts.
Election of Committee and sub-committees.
League business
Other business (subject to appropriate notice).

7.4 Any other business items should reach the Secretary in writing at least 7 days before the meeting.

7.5 Each individual or member club or organization shall have one vote only. No one person shall have more than one vote.

7.6 All nominations for elections to the Committee shall be proposed and shall be made in writing to the Secretary at least 7 days before the meeting.

7.7 An AGM shall have a quorum of 30 people.

8. EGM

8.1 An EGM may be called by the Committee at any time stating the business and giving at least 21 days notice to the membership.

8.2 Alternatively, an EGM can also be called by 4 affiliated clubs (or organisations) entitled to vote or 20 individual members entitled to vote, at an EGM. A letter signed by either of these qualifying groups must be lodged with the Secretary of the Association and the EGM must be held within 28 days of the receipt of such a letter.

8.3 A representative from each Affiliated club or Organisation calling the EGM must attend.

8.4 Voting entitlement and quorum requirement shall be the same as for an AGM.

9 VOTING PRECEDURE – AGM/EGM

Voting may be done by a show of hands or pre-distributed voting cards.

10 ALTERATION TO CONSTITUTION

Alterations to this Constitution require a 75% majority of those present and entitled to vote at an AGM.

11 DISSOLUTION

In the event that dissolution of the County Association is necessary, then the assets of the Association should be converted into cash in order to discharge any liabilities. The remaining assets shall not be paid or distributed amongst the Full Members of the Association, but shall be given or transferred to some other voluntary organisation having objects similar to those of the Association.

12 OTHER ITEMS

No affiliated Club or Organisation may organise any open tournament, championship or be involved or organise any squash team or event which may give the impression that such competition team or event is organised by or represents the County Association without prior approval.