South West Durham Veterans Bowling League (2018)
To promote, foster and safeguard the game of outdoor bowls.
To adopt and enforce the Laws of the game, as laid down by Bowls England.
To promote, organise and superintend various league matches and competitions between the Veterans’
To interpret, when called upon, any question of Law or practice and arbitrate in all disputes.
This is open to any approved veteran’s Bowling club in the South West Durham Area whose members attain the age of 55 years.
SUBSCRIPTIONS: The League fees shall be paid at the Spring Meeting, the amount to be as amended or agreed at the AGM
COMMITTEE: All the affairs of the association shall be managed by a committee consisting of the following:- President, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Auditor (s), and any other post that shall be decided at the AGM. All officers shall be elected at the AGM. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the committee shall have the power to appoint a member to fill that post and to confirm this action at the next association meeting or call a Special Meeting.
The Committee shall have the power to submit motions and make recommendations to the AGM.
Each Team shall have ONE vote at meetings. If a club has three teams but only two members are present then they only have two votes, similarly for a two team club if one person is present then they only have one vote.
President: To represent the Association at functions and competitions, he shall preside at all meetings and shall have an original vote and a casting vote if necessary.
Secretary: Shall convene all meetings and shall attend all such meetings, take minutes of the proceedings.
Honorary Treasurer: The Hon. Secretary’s and the Hon. Treasurer’s posts may be combined. Shall receive all affiliation fees by the due date, pay all expenses, make up and prepare the accounts to the end of the financial year and submit to the auditor(s) before the AGM.
Auditor(s): Shall be appointed to examine the expense accounts at the end of the financial year.
Sub-Committees: May be formed for a specific purpose. The President and the Hon. Secretary shall automatically be members. The President shall act as chairman and have a casting vote if required.
The Annual General Meeting:
This shall be held on the 1st Monday in October each year and the following Business shall be transacted. To receive a report from each officer.
To elect officers and any sub-committee, as required. To decide on the subscriptions, Competition Fees, Prize Monies, the Honoraria paid to the Hon. Secretary and to the Hon. Treasurer, and any other financial business.
To amend any Rule changes that may be necessary, or vote upon any proposed changes. To vote on any proposed additions to the League, or changes to the format of the League.
To present the Cups and Prize Monies to the winning clubs.
The Spring Meeting: This shall be held on the 1st Monday in April each year and the following business shall be transacted:
All Proposals for change at the AGM must be submitted to the League Secretary before the end of June. The League Secretary will circulate all such proposals to all clubs in early July. To carry out the draw for the Team and Double Pairs Knock Out Competitions.
To transact any business held over from the AGM. To receive Affiliation Fees.
To arrange the League fixtures and playing dates.