organisation shall be known as the COPELAND PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
hereinafter known as the Society).
key activities of the Society shall be:
To encourage the practice of Photography by the
To provide facilities which may be beyond the
resources of individual Members.
To provide instruction in photography for the
Members. This may include practical and theoretical instruction, both
by fellow Members and outside experts, and participating in events
organised outside the Society.
To provide a forum for the informed and
constructive criticism of Member’s work, both by the Membership and by
invited judges. This may include competing with similar organisations
and Society membership of regional and national federating
To organise lectures and demonstrations to
widen Member’s general appreciation of the scope of photography.
shall be no restriction on membership. A member of the Society is
defined as any person who
has paid the annual component of the Society subscription (see 4
below). Members may bring visitors to events organised by the Society.
shall comprise an annual fee, payable within the first month of a new
season. In addition, at the discretion of the Membership, the
subscription may also include a sum payable at Society-organised
events. Non-payment of due monies may result in loss of membership.
rates for the Society shall be set at the Annual General Meeting (see
10 below) for the following year.
The Society shall be managed by an Executive
comprising: Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. The
Executive may delegate specified duties to other Members of the
Society. No person may hold more than one Executive portfolio.
addition to the Executive Officers, the Society may also elect (see 6
below) Non-executive Officers of the Society to undertake specific
roles. These may include: Competition Secretary, Syllabus Secretary,
Membership Secretary and Social Secretary.
quorum for a committee meeting of the Society is three of the above
position of club President to be an honorary post without voting
rights or executive power. The post to be held for a one year term
and the successful candidate to be elected by members
Non-executive Officers of the Society shall serve for a period of one
year. New Officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting (see
10 below). Outgoing Officers are eligible to stand for re-election.
Collect agreed payments from Society Members.
Pay the running expenses of the Society and
ensure that no debt is incurred.
Keep a bank account in the name of the Society,
cheques to be signed by any two signatories in line with bank account
- Present accurate accounts to the Annual General Meeting
(see 10 below).
Annual General Meeting
shall be held during the Spring to:
Receive written reports on the activities of
the Society during the preceding 12 months from the Chairman,
Treasurer, Secretary and other Officers of the Society.
Accept the accounts presented by the Treasurer.
Discuss the activities of the Society during
the past twelve months and for the coming twelve months.
- Elect an Executive of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and
other non-executive officers to serve for the coming twelve months.
member having a concern
about the management of the Society can require the Secretary to
circulate this concern to all Members and, if thought necessary by the
majority of Members, call a meeting of Members to discuss and resolve
to this Constitution
may only be made if two thirds or more of the Members present at this
meeting agree to the changes.
the event of the winding
up of the Society, the current Membership shall decide, at a General
Meeting, how the assets of the Society shall be disposed.
Photography is taken to encompass all aspects and stages of image
capture using a camera through processing and production to the final
presentation of the image, by whatever means.
A camera is defined as a self-contained and portable apparatus, the
primary function of which is to capture and store a still image of