© 2019 by Leeds Bi Group

Constitution

April 2019


Name

The name of the organisation shall be Leeds Bi Group.

Aim

The main aim of the Group shall be to provide social/support spaces for bi+ people and allies in Leeds, UK.

Objects

The groups objects are:

  • Monthly meetings for the club to meet; open to anyone who identifies as bi+ and allies age 18 years and over. With a minimum of one per month being in an alcohol-free space and only open to bi+ people.

  • Fund raising and raising awareness including working with other groups and organisations.

  • Organising one off or regular events as relevant for the group.

  • Carry out outreach work such as at local LGBT+ pride events.

Powers

To further these aims the committee shall have power to:

  • Obtain, collect and receive money or funds by way of contributions, donations, grants and any other lawful method towards the aims of the Group.

  • Associate local authorities, voluntary organisations and the residents of Leeds in a common effort to carry out the aims of the Group.

  • Do all such lawful things as will further the aims of the Group.

Membership

  • Voting membership shall be open to people aged 18 years and over who have attended a minimum of four meet ups run by Leeds Bi Group a year.

  • The Management Committee shall have the power to approve or reject applications for membership or to terminate the membership of any member provided that the member shall have the right to be heard by the committee before a final decision is made.

  • All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution by joining the club. All members are deemed to accept all regulations and codes of conduct that the club has adopted.

Management

  • A Management Committee elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall manage the Group.

 

  • The committee shall consist of up to five voting members, of which three are defined as: chair, secretary and treasurer.

 

  • The committee may co-opt up to a further 4 voting members who shall resign at the next Annual General Meeting.

 

  • The committee shall meet at least twice times each year.

 

  • At least three committee members must be present at a committee meeting to be able to make decisions.

 

  • A proper record of all transactions and meetings shall be kept.

General Meetings

  • An Annual General Meeting shall be held within 12 months of the date of the adoption of this constitution and each year thereafter.

 

  • Notices of the AGM shall be published three weeks beforehand and a report on the Group’s financial position for the previous year will be made available at the same time.

 

  • A Special General Meeting may be called at any time at the request of the committee, or not less than one quarter of the membership. A notice explaining the place, date, time and reason shall be sent to all members three weeks beforehand.

 

  • One third of membership or four members being present, whichever is the greater, shall enable a General Meeting to take place.

 

  • Proposals to change the constitution must be given in writing to the secretary at least 28 days before a general meeting and approved by a two thirds majority of those present and voting.

 

Accounts

  • The funds of the group including all donations, contributions and bequests, shall be paid into a single account held in the name of the club, operated by the management committee.

 

  • All cheques or moneys drawn on the account must be signed by at least two members of the Management Committee.

 

  • The funds belonging to the group shall be applied only to further the aims of the group. 

 

  • A current record of all income, funding and expenditure will be kept.

 

Dissolution

  • The Group may be dissolved by a resolution passed by a simple two-thirds majority of those present and voting at a Special General Meeting.

 

  • If confirmed, the committee shall distribute any assets remaining after the payment of all bills to other charitable group(s) or organisation(s) having aims similar to the Group or some other charitable purpose(s) as the Group may decide.