The name of the Club is the Lostwithiel Badminton Club.
The Club meets at Lostwithiel Community Centre on Wednesday evenings between the hours of 8:00pm and 10:00pm.
Ordinary members – from 16 years of age.
Election to membership is at the total discretion of the Committee.
The number of members is limited to a level deemed appropriate by the Committee.
If at any time the Club should have reached its maximum membership level, applications will still be considered and the names of successful applicants added to a waiting list. When a vacancy occurs the waiting list will be consulted and, in strict rotation, invitations to join the Club sent to those listed.
Members who might not be able to play for some time (eg, to undergo surgery) could either:
- Remain a member and continue to pay their subscription, or,
- Leave the club and go to the top of the waiting list (but behind any former members already exercising the same option).
Membership may be suspended or terminated by a two-thirds majority vote of the Committee where a member is considered to have acted in a manner prejudicial to the interests or good name of the Club.
Members may bring with them Guest Players whose name must be entered in the Register.
Guest players will be asked to pay a fee for £2.50 per session.
No member may introduce more than two Guest Players on any one occasion.
A Guest Player may not play on more than three occasions in any one term.
The Committee comprises at least six full members of the Club, elected annually.
The officers of the Club comprise:
All Officers and their vices, also elected annually, are members of the Committee on election.
Committee meetings will be held as called by the Chairman or Secretary at their discretion, or by the Secretary upon request in writing by two members of the Committee.
Three members shall form a quorum. The Chairman shall have a casting vote in addition to his ordinary vote.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will be held before the end of April each year when all general business will be transacted.
Subsciptions and Fees
Entrance Fees and Subscriptions are payable on election.
Thereafter Subscriptions become due and payable when notified by the Committee.
The amount of Entrance Fees and Subscriptions are determined by the Committee.
Membership may be terminated if Subscriptions are not paid within 30 days of them becoming due.
No refunds will be given of subscriptions already paid, but a person at the top of the waiting list may be offered temporary membership to replace a member who cannot play for some time, in which case the temporary member must pay the subscription of the member they are replacing.
Any member sustaining injury during the course of play or at a Club function must report the incident to a member of the Committee as soon as possible.
The Club cannot be held responsible for any damage to or loss of members’ property.
No money or property of the Club, nor any gain arising from the carrying on of the Club, will be applied otherwise than to the benefit of the Club or for a benevolent or charitable purpose.
The Committee is the sole authority for the interpretation of the Rules of the Club. The decision of the Committee on any question of interpretation is final and binding on all members.