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1Welcome to the Website of The Highland Accordion and Fiddle Club.
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The Club meets on the third Monday of every month from September till May and non members are very welcome to come along. It all happens in the Waterside Hotel, Ness Bank, Inverness from 7.30pm, and a leading group or player in the accordion and fiddle scene is always the guest artiste during the evening. You do not need to be a player to enjoy the music.
Come along and join us, you know we will make you welcome.
(Revised Constitution adopted 21st June 1999)
The Club shall be known as THE HIGHLAND ACCORDION AND FIDDLE CLUB.
The objects of the club shall be to promote and encourage the study, practice and knowledge of the art of accordion and fiddle music in Inverness and the surrounding area, and other literary, education and cultural purposes connected herewith.
The normal meeting dates will be the third Monday in each month from September to May.
Membership of the Club shall be open to all interested persons on completion of an application form and payment of the current subscription. Membership shall
be for one year, the list being opened in September and closed after the May meeting until after the A.G.M. The subscription shall be fixed by the committee each season.
The committee shall consist of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and from four to eight ordinary members. At least halt the committee shall be active musicians. A quorum of five shall constitute a valid meeting.
The committee shall have the power to co-opt members to fill vacancies.
The committee shall meet from time to time during the year and its meetings shall be minuted. Both meetings and the minute book shall be open to members.
the committee shall have powers during the year to organise musical evenings where accordion and fiddle music is played and to carry out all of the other objects of the Club.
The Annual General Meeting shall be held in June each year to receive reports on the Club’s conduct and finances, to allow members the opportunity to comment thereon and to elect a new committee. Alter such business the committee shall stand down but remain eligible for re-election. A temporary chairperson, who was not on the committee nor intends to stand for election shall then take over until a new committee is elected. The committee shall be able to call an Extra-ordinary General Meeting at any time as may any group of at least twenty ordinary members of the Club on petitioning the secretary in writing.
At least fourteen days notice of the date, time and venue of any general meeting shall be published in the Inverness Courier.
a) All monies raised by or on behalf of the Club shell be applied to further the objects of the Club and for no other purpose provided that nothing herein contained shell prevent the payment in good faith of reasonable end proper remuneration to any employee of the Club end fees to professional end technical advisers or the repayment to members of the Committee of reasonable out of pocket expenses; all expenditure other than smell items of petty cash shell be sanctioned by the Committee.
b) The honorary treasurer shall keep proper accounts of the finances of the Club end all cheques shell be signed by two officers of the Club (normally the treasurer end one other).
c) The accounts shell be audited at least once a year by an auditor or auditors appointed at the Annual General Meeting.
A resolution to alter this constitution shall not be valid unless:
a) two-thirds of the votes cast in relation to the resolution at a general meeting of the Club (whether annual or special) are in favour; and
b) notice (setting out the terms of the proposed alteration shall have been given to the members not less than 21 clear days before the meeting at which the alteration was proposed.
In the event of the Committee deciding on the disbandment of the Club, a special general meeting shall be held.
Any assets remaining eater the satisfaction of all debts end liabilities shall not be paid or didistributed among the members of the Club but shall be given or transferred to a recognised charitable body or bodies having objects similar to those of the Club as the members shall decide.