OVER THE HILL AND JUST AROUND THE CORNER CLUB (OHJAC) CONSTITUTION AND RULES

1. NAME

1.1 The name of the Club shall be the Over the Hill and Just around the Corner Club (OHJAC) Hereinafter referred to as "the Club".

2. OBJECTIVES OF THE CLUB

2.1 To promote the interests of walking, hill-walking, trekking, climbing and mountaineering amongst members of the Club.

2.2 To provide an opportunity for members of the Club to meet and participate in walking, hill-walking, trekking, climbing and mountaineering activities together.

2.3 To act on behalf of and in the interests of Club members.

2.4 To promote awareness of the need to maintain access, conservaion and protection of all open country as defined by the CRoW Act 2000 i.e. cliff, moor-land, and mountain environment.

2.5 To take part in the work and activities of the Mountaineering Council of Ireland (MCI)/British Mountaineering Council (BMC).

3. MEMBERSHIP OF THE CLUB

3.1 Membership of the Club shall only be open to any adult nominated by an existing club member, hereinafter referred to as "the Membership".

3.2 In addition to 3.1 above membership of the Club shall only be open to individuals who recognise that walking, hill-walking, trekking, climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Members shall be aware of and accept these risks and agree to be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

3.3 Club Membership is not open to minors.

4. MANAGEMENT OF THE CLUB

4.1 The Management of the Club shall be entrusted to the Club Committee, hereinafter referred to as "the Committee".

5. OFFICERS OF THE CLUB

5.1 The elected Officers of the Club shall be the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Events Secretary and Social Secretary, hereinafter referred to as "the Officers".

5.2 Voting for the election of Officers shall take place at the AGM. All Officers shall stand down annually at the AGM and be subject to re-election.

5.3 In addition to submitting to re-election each year, no Officer shall serve for a term longer than three years consecutively.

6. COMMITTEE OF THE CLUB

6.1 The Chairman of the Club will normally preside at and chair all meetings of the Club and shall be responsible for reporting to the Membership at the Club's AGM.

6.2 The Committee shall be composed of the Officers of the Club.

6.3 The Committee shall nominate a representative of the Club to attend MCI Council Meetings/BMC Area meetings and represent the views of the Membership and shall nominate the Chairman, or a Club Member representative, to attend the MCI/BMC AGM and vote on behalf of the Club.

6.4 The Club Secretary shall be responsible for all correspondence relating to Club affairs and for announcing Committee meetings, and the production and distribution of minutes from those meetings. The Secretary shall also be responsible for announcing the AGM and shall give at least 30 clear days notice of such a meeting and its agenda. Items for inclusion should be submitted at least 45 days prior to the AGM. The AGM to fall within the month of January. The Secretary shall keep records about the Membership of the Club and shall report to the MCI/BMC the size of the Membership.

6.5 The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection of subscriptions and will account for any other income and expenditure made on behalf of the Club. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the payment of the membership subscription to the BMC/MCI and for payment of the Insurance premium.

6.6 The Committee shall have the power to co-opt additional non-voting members.

6.7 A quorum for a meeting of the Committee shall be half of the elected voting members. In addition to the AGM the Club shall hold at least one additional meeting each year.

7. CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS

7.1 The Committee shall have the power to set membership subscription levels for the Club on an annual basis.

7.2 Subscriptions for the following year will be payable within 30 days of the AGM.

8. RULES OF THE CLUB

8.1 The Committee shall have the power to set Club rules. Such rules shall be in accordance with the articles of the Club's Constitution and the policies of the BMC.

9. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CLUB

9.1 This Constitution may be amended by a two thirds majority of Club Members attending the AGM.. Notice of any amendment must be delivered to the Secretary at least 45 days prior to the AGM.

10. DISSOLUTION OF THE CLUB

10.1 The Club can be dissolved by two thirds majority vote carried out in accordance with Article 9 whereupon the Committee will arrange to discharge any assets equally amongst the Members. Any liabilities at the time of dissolution shall be the joint responsibility of all Members.