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SALTASH HERITAGE CONSTITUTION

  1. NAME: SALTASH HERITAGE

  2. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

    The object of the Association shall be to advance the education of the public in Saltash, Cornwall and the surrounding area by the provision of a museum in Saltash housing a collection of items relating to the history of Saltash.

    In furtherance of the above object but not further or otherwise the Association through its Management Committee shall have the following powers:-

    • To provide or assist in the provision of suitable premises to house the museum which shall be open to the public for not less than ninety days each year including weekends and public holidays;
    • To arrange and provide for or join in arranging and providing for the holding of exhibitions, meetings, lectures, seminars and training courses;
    • To collect and disseminate information on all matters affecting the above purposes and exchange such information with other bodies having similar purposes whether in this country or overseas;
    • To undertake, execute, manage or assist any charitable trusts which may lawfully be undertaken executed, managed or assisted by the Association;
    • To procure to be written and print, publish issue and circulate gratuitously or otherwise such papers, books, periodicals, pamphlets or other documents or films as shall further the above purposes;
    • Subject to such consents as may be required by law to purchase, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any property and any rights and privileges necessary for the promotion of the said purposes, and construct, maintain and alter any buildings or erections necessary for the work of the Association;
    • To raise funds and to invite and receive contributions from any person or persons whatsoever by way of subscription donation and otherwise provided that the Association shall not undertake any permanent trading activities in raising funds for its charitable object;
    • Subject to such consents as may be required by law to sell, let, mortgage, dispose of or turn to account all or any of the property or assets of the Association;
    • To invest the moneys of the Association not immediately required for its purposes in or upon such investments, securities or property as may be thought fit, subject nevertheless to such conditions (if any) as may for the time being be imposed or required by law;
    • To do all such other lawful things as are necessary for the attainment of the above object.

  3. MEMBERSHIP

    Shall be open to any individual interested in contributing towards the objectives of the Association and on completion of a membership form and payment of an annual membership fee.

  4. OPERATION

    The Association shall act through its duly elected Management Committee.

  5. GENERAL MEETINGS

    An Annual General Meeting will be held in May every year. At the Annual General Meeting a Management Committee will be elected together with Officers of the Committee. The Officers shall be the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. At the Annual General Meeting the audited accounts shall be produced and Officers will give their reports to the meeting.

    General Meetings other than the Annual General Meeting will be held at the discretion of the Management Committee, members will be given two weeks notice of such meetings.

  6. THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

    All the Officers of the Association and all the members of the Management Committee will be elected at the A.G.M. of the Association from the general membership. It shall be agreed that the first officers of the Association and the first members of the Management Committee (except casual vacancies) shall serve for an initial period of one year. Thereafter both the Officers of the Association and the members of the Management Committee shall retire annually, but shall be eligible for re-election by the Association. It shall hold meetings at such times and places as the Committee shall decide.

  7. POWERS OF COMMITTEE

    The Management Committee shall have the power to use all the resources available to them to achieve the objectives of the Association.

    Any vacancy occuring in the Officers of the Committee between the A.G.M. shall be filled by the Committee provided the appointment is temporary and holds only until the regular election can be made at the A.G.M.

  8. QUORUM

    There shall be a quorum of 12 at an Annual General Meeting and of 4 at Committee Meetings.

  9. FINANCE

    All finance raised or given to the Association will used only for the objects of the Association. Proper books and records will be produced and accounts will be audited and presented to the General Meeting. This will be the, responsibility of the Treasurer. All sums collected or donated to the Association shall be handed over to the Treasurer who shall pay the same into a bank account in the name of the Association. Cheques shall be signed by at least two persons so authorised by the Management Committee, which persons may be either trustees of the Association or members of the Management Committee.

    9A. TRUSTEES

    The Management Committee shall elect a board of 4 Trustees who may or may not be members of the Management Committee and shall serve for a term of 7 years but shall be eligible for re-election. Their function shall be to hold and administer on behalf of the Charity any properties or investments in accordance with the lawful directions of the Management Committee.

  10. ALTERATIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION

    Alterations to this Constitution shall receive the assent of two-thirds of the members present and voting at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting. A resolution for the alteration of the Constitution must be received by the Secretary of the Association at least 21 days before the meeting at which the resolution is to be brought forward. At least 14 days notice of such a meeting must be given by the Secretary to the membership and must include notice of the alteration proposed. Provided that no alteration shall be made to Clause 2 (Objects), Clause 11 (Dissolution) or this Clause, until the approval in writing of the Charity Commissioners or other authority having charitable jurisdiction shall have been obtained; and no alteration shall be made which would have the effect of causing the Association to cease to be a charity in law.

  11. DISSOLUTION

    The Association may be dissolved by a Resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting at a Special General Meeting convened for the purpose of which 21 days' notice shall have been given (to the members). Such resolution may give instructions for the disposal of any assets held by or in the name of the Association, provided that if any property remains after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities such property shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Association but shall be given or transferred to such other charitable institution or institutions having objects similar to some or all of the objects of the Association as the Association may determine and if and insofar as effect cannot be given to this provision then to some other charitable purpose.

28th May 1987

This Constitution was adopted by the Membership of Saltash Heritage at the Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 28th May 1987.

Charles Hampton - Chairman

Rita Bound - Secretary


The additional Clause 9A to the Constitution was adopted by the membership of Saltash Heritage at the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 29th May 1991.

Archbold Proudlock - Chairman

Elizabeth Sharpe - Secretary

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