Supporters' Association

Constitution

History of Fartown.

The earliest record of a football match being played in the Huddersfield area is in 1848, when a team of men from Hepworth took on a team of men from Holmfirth near Whinney Bank in Holmfirth. Hepworth won a ...

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Club Honours

The club's first cup victory was in the 1889-90 season when the Yorkshire Cup was won for the first time.

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1 Name

The Club shall be called ‘The Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association’.
(Hereinafter referred to as the Association)

2 Objectives

The objectives of the Association shall be to promote the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Club [HGRLFC].

3 Membership

3.1 The membership shall be open to supporters of HGRLFC.
3.2 Membership fees shall be agreed by each Annual General Meeting.
3.3 All members joining the Association shall be deemed to accept the terms of this Constitution and any Bye-Laws published from time to time by the Association.

4 Management

4.1 The affairs of the Association shall be conducted by an Executive Committee.
4.2 The Officers of the Association who shall be honorary shall consist of the Chairman, Deputy-Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary who shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. If the post of any officer or other committee member should fall vacant after such an election, the Executive Committee shall have the power to fill the vacancy.
4.3 All Executive Committee members shall be members of the Association.

5 General Meetings

5.1 Annual General Meeting
The Association shall hold an Annual General Meeting in the month of October to:
5.1.1 Approve the minutes of the previous year's AGM.
5.1.2 Receive reports from the Chairman and Honorary Secretary.
5.1.3 Receive a report from the Honorary Treasurer and approve the Annual Accounts.
5.1.4. Receive a report from the Auditors.
5.1.5 Elect the Executive Committee.
5.16 Consider changes to the Constitution.
5.1.7 Appoint Auditors for the Association 's accounts.
5.1.8 Deal with other relevant business.
5.2 Extraordinary General meeting
An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be called by an application in writing to the Secretary supported by at least 10 members [to be reviewed annually] of the Association. The Executive Committee shall also have the power to call an Extraordinary General Meeting by decision of a simple majority of its members.
5.3 Notices
At least 30 days notice shall be given to all voting members of any General Meeting.
5.4 Voting
5.4.1 With the exception of changes to the Constitution decisions put to a vote shall be resolved by simple majority at General Meetings.
5.4.2 The Chairman of the Association shall hold a deliberative as well as a casting vote.
5.5 Quora
The quorum at General Meetings shall be 10%of the members and the quorum for Committee Meetings shall be 6 members.
5.6 Changes to the Constitution
5.6.1 Any change to the Constitution shall require a two thirds majority of those present and eligible to vote at a General Meeting.
5.6.2 Notice shall be given to all voting members of any General Meeting as specified in 5.3 and then any proposal to change the Constitution shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary at least 15 days prior to the meeting.
5.6.3 All proposals for changes to the Constitution shall be signed by two members eligible to vote a General Meeting.

6 Finance and Accounts

6.1 The financial year shall run from 1st September to 31st August each year.
6.2 The Honorary Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation of annual accounts of the Association.
6.3 The accounts shall be audited by an independent person elected by the annually by the Annual General meeting.
6.4 All cheques drawn against the Association's funds shall be signed by the Treasurer and one other honorary committee member.
6.5 All members of the Association shall be considered to be jointly responsible for the financial liabilities of the Association.

7 Bye-laws

The Executive Committee shall have the power to publish and enforce such bye-laws as the membership feels necessary to govern the activities of the Association.

8 Expulsion of Members

The Council shall operate a fair system for deciding upon the expulsion of a Member as laid down by the ‘Law of Natural Justice’.

9 Dissolution

In the event of the dissolution of the Association, any assets thereof shall not be distributed amongst the members of the Association in any way whatsoever but shall be donated to the Youth Development at HGRLFC.

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