Parti-Coloured Cocker Spaniel Club

Club Rules And Regulations

1 NAME AND OBJECTS
The Club shall be called the Parti-Coloured Cocker Spaniel Club. Its objects shall be to foster the breeding and welfare of parti-coloured Cocker Spaniels and to promote shows. The Club shall discourage any member from using at stud any dog, or breed from any bitch, that has produced a confirmed case of Familial Nephropathy (FN), PRA or bad temperaments.

Parti-coloured Cocker Spaniels can be of the following colours: Blue Roan; Blue Roan/Tan; Orange Roan; Lemon Roan; Liver Roan; Liver Roan/Tan; Black/White; Black/White/Tan; Orange/White; Lemon White; Liver/White.

2 OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE
The Club shall consist of an unlimited number of Founder Members, a Patron, a President, Vice-Presidents, a Chairman, 1 Vice Chairman, and an Honorary Secretary, an Honorary Treasurer, a Committee up to 12 full-paid up members, and an unlimited number for members.

In order to be elected to an Officer's position Members must have served two years on the committee before being elected to an Officer's position. Once elected the Officer will remain in post for three years before coming up for re-election.

There is no area restriction.

3 COMMITTEE
The management of the Club shall be in the hands of a committee consisting of upto 12 fully paid up members who shall retire annually but be eligible for re-election. Chairman, Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer shall be ex-officio members of the committee with full voting rights with the exception of the Chairman who will have the casting vote in the event of a tie and which will be binding.

Meetings of the committee shall be held as deemed necessary by the Chairman and/or Hon.Secretary of any other member of the committee at the discretion of the Chairman. Notification of date, time and place must be given to all members and ex-officio members of the committee. Two thirds committee members shall form a quorum for the transaction of business.

Members of the committee must attend 2 out of 3 of the committee meetings and an apology should count as an attendance. Vice-Presidents are at liberty to attend committee meetings but are not allowed to vote. Non-attendance at committee meetings for one year without apology will result in the member being removed from the committee.

The committee shall have the power to co-opt members onto the committee in the event of positions becoming vacant between General Meetings. Co-opted members shall retire at the next General Meeting of the club and shall be eligible for election.

4 ELECTION OF MEMBERS
The qualification for membership shall be by payment of the annual subscription. The committee reserve the right to refuse membership. Any person becoming a member shall abide by the rules of the Club.

5 MEMBERSHIP LISTS
The Society must make a list of members and their addresses available for inspection if so requested by the members of the Society, or by the Kennel Club.

6 VOTING RIGHTS
A member shall be entitled to one vote at a General meeting of the Club provided that they have been a fully paid up member of the club from 1 January the previous year and are current member of the club.
Joint membership shall entitle each member of the partnership to one vote at a General meeting of the Club.
Postal votes and Proxy votes are not allowed.
Voting shall be either by secret ballot or by show of hands as decided by the majority at the meeting.

7 CLUB PROPERTIES
The property of the club shall be vested in the committee. In the event of the Club ceasing to exist, a General Meeting shall be called to decide the disposal of all the Club's assets and the outcome notified to the Kennel Club.
All donors of Cups and Trophies must give written acknowledgement that they are given as outright gifts to the Club.

8 CLUB ACCOUNTS
A Banking Acocunt shall be opened in the name of the Club to be operated upon by two of the following; the Hon Treasurer, the Hon Secretary, or the Chairman of the club.
The accounts of the Club shall be kept by the Hon Treasurer. An independent Auditor shall be appointed by the Annual General Meeting who shall audit the Club accounts for the ensuing year before their presentation at the next Annual General Meeting.

9 SUBSCRIPTIONS
The annual subscription shall be £2.00 single and £3.00 joint payable to the Hon Treasurer on the 1 January each year.

10 EXPULSION OF MEMBERS
Any members who shall be suspended under Kennel Club Rule A42j (4) and/or any member whose dog(s) is/are disqualified under Kennel Club Rule A42j(8) shall ipso facto cease to be a member to the Society. If the conduct of any member shall, in the opinion of the committee of the Society be injurious of likely to be injurious to the character or interests of the society, the committee of Society may, determine that a Special General Meeting of the Society shall be called for the purpose of passing a resolution to expel him/her.
Notice of the special General Meeting shall be sent to the accused members, giving particulars of the complaint and advising the place, date and hour of the meeting that he/she may attend and offer an explanation. If at the meeting a resolution to expel is passed by two-thirds majority of the members, and he/she may, within two calendar months from the date of such meeting appeal to the Kennel Club upon and subject to such condition as the Kennel Club may impose.

11 FINANCIAL YEAR AND ANNUAL RETURNS
The financial year of the Society shall be from 1 January to 31 December after which a General Meeting shall be called. The Annual General Meting shall take place no later than the end of March each year, at a time and place intended to allow the maximum number of members to attend.

12 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
The Annual General Meeting of the shall be called for the following purposes:
a) To receive a report of the Committee and a Balance Sheet
b) To elect Officers and Committee
c) To appoint Auditors
d) To discuss any resolution duly placed on the agenda
e) Any other business permitted by the Chairman
A minimum of 28 days notice of such meeting shall be given to the members by advertisement in the Canine Press.
Nominations for the election of Officers and Committee members together with any resolutions for the agenda shall be sent 14 days before and received by the Hon Secretary and circulated to the members at the meeting.

13 SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
A Special General Meeting shall be summoned by the Hon secretary if 20 paid up members send in a signed requisition for such a meeting stating the subject to be discussed. The Committee is empowered to call a Special General Meeting.
No business other than the matter on the agenda will be allowed at the Special General Meeting.
Notice to members of a Special General Meeting shall be as for the Annual General Meeting.

14 RULES OF THE CLUB
The Rules of the Club many not be altered except at the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting called for the purpose, and such alterations shall not be brought into force until the Kennel Club has been advised and has given its approval to such alteration.

15 ANNUAL RETURNS TO THE KENNEL CLUB
The Officers acknowledge that during the month of January each year Maintenance of Title Fee will be forwarded to the Kennel Club by the Hon Secretary for the continuance of Registration and that by 31 July each year other returns, as stipulated in Kennel Club Regulations for the Registration and Maintenance of Title of Societies and Breed Councils, and the Affiliation of Agricultural Societies and Municipal Authorities, will be forwarded to the Kennel Club.

Updated 16th April 2003