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This Constitution shall in no way contravene the Constitution of the Grand National Archery Society or its Regional body. All shooting organised by the Cheshire Archery Association or any of its members as defined in Clause 4, must conform with the Rules of Shooting laid down by the Grand National Archery Society.
The postal address of The Association shall be that of the Honorary Secretary for the time being or such other address as may be decided by the committee from time to time.
Clause 3. OBJECTS.
The objects of The Association shall be the promotion and encouragement of archery, in particular in the County of Chester as recognised by the Grand National Archery Society.
Cheshire Archery Association
Constitution & Rules
Clause 1. NAME.
The Association shall be called THE CHESHIRE ARCHERY ASSOCIATION – hereinafter referred to as THE ASSOCIATION.
Clause 2. ADDRESS.
Clause 4. MEMBERSHIP.
There shall be eight classes of membership:
           
 
1.
           
 
Honorary Life Members.
           
 
2.
           
 
Ordinary Members.
           
 
3.
           
 
Ordinary Junior Members (under 18 years of age).
           
 
4.
           
 
Associate Members of Associated Clubs.
           
 
5.
           
 
Junior Associated Members (under 18 years of age) of Associated Clubs.
           
 
6.
           
 
Clubs formed within Schools.
           
 
7.
           
 
Clubs formed within Educational Establishments other than Schools.
 
8.
           
 
Hospitals, Paraplegic, Disabled Clubs.
Honorary Life Members.
If The Association wishes to honour any of its members for distinguished service in the cause of archery, it may elect such a person as an Honorary Life Member at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations for such an election shall in the first place be made to The Association’s committee.
Ordinary Members / Junior Members.
Any person interested in archery and having attained the age of 18 shall be eligible as an Ordinary Member or, if under the age of 18, as a Junior Ordinary member.
Associate Member / Junior Associated Member of an Associated Club.
Any archery club or similar organisation, properly constituted and within The Association’s area shall be eligible for affiliation as an Associated Club. The style or title of any newly formed club shall be approved by the committee of The Association before it is adopted by the new club concerned. A member of an Associated Club shall by reason of such membership become an Associate Member / Junior Associate Member for as long as the club shall remain affiliated to the Association.
School Clubs.
A club affiliated to the Grand National Archery Society and within The Association’s area shall be eligible for affiliation to The Association. Alternatively it may affiliate to the Grand National Archery Society via The Association and the Regional Society.
Other Educational Establishments.
A club affiliated to the Grand National Archery Society and within The Association’s area shall be eligible for affiliation to The Association. Alternatively it may affiliate to the Grand National Archery Society via The Association and the Regional Society.
Hospital, Paraplegic, Disabled Clubs.
Such clubs are eligible for affiliation in the normal manner.
Clause 5. SUBSCRIPTIONS.
Subscriptions payable by any class of membership, except Honorary Life members, shall be determined each year at the Annual General Meeting. All annual subscriptions to C.A.A, N.C.A.S. & G.N.A.S. shall be paid in the manner laid down by the Grand National Archery Society.
Clause 6. CONDUCT.
If, in the opinion of the committee, any Member as defined in Clause 4 shall have been guilty of conduct which makes it undesirable that such a member should remain in The Association, the committee may expel such a Member without being called upon to state the reason to any but the Member concerned. Similarly, any such action taken by the Grand National Archery Society or The Association’s Regional Society shall be accepted automatically as binding upon The Association.
Clause 7. MANAGEMENT.
The management of The Association’s affairs shall be entrusted to a committee which shall consist of the following officers:
1.
           
 
Chairman.
2.
           
 
Vice-Chairman.
3.
           
 
Honorary Secretary.
4.
           
 
Honorary Treasurer.
5.
           
 
The Association’s Representatives to the Regional Society.
6.
           
 
Coaching Organiser.
7.
           
 
Records Officer.
8.
           
 
Tournament Secretaries.
9.
           
 
Field Archery Representative.
10.
           
 
Judges Representative.
11.
           
 
Representative for Junior/Schools Archery.
12.
           
 
A representative from each Associated Club.
Only the above persons shall be entitled to vote at the committee meetings and each member of the committee present shall have one vote. A member of the committee may hold more than one office at a time if duly elected to do so at the Annual General Meeting of The Association. All officers of the committee shall hold office until the following Annual General Meeting, all serving officers shall be eligible for re-election without further nomination.
The committee may appoint a sub-committee or sub-committees and delegate to such a sub-committee or sub-committees executive powers within defined limits. In case of emergency the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer shall have full powers to act. 
Clause 8. FINANCE.
The committee shall cause to be prepared and shall present at the Annual General Meeting a financial statement, duly audited, showing the financial position of The Association on the 31st
December of the preceding year.
Clause 9. TOURNAMENTS.
The Association shall endeavour to hold, once in each year, a Target Championship Meeting and a Junior Target Championship Meeting and such other shoots as they deem desirable. The Target Championship meeting shall consist of a York round for gentlemen and a Hereford round for ladies. Junior archers are eligible to enter but must shoot the round of their sex. Only Members of The Association as defined in Clause 4 shall be eligible to compete for The Association Championship trophies and prizes.
Clause 10. MEETINGS.
The committee shall be convened by the Secretary as deemed necessary but not less than twice per year, eight members forming a quorum.
The Annual General Meeting shall be held as near as possible to February 28
th
     each year. At any General Meeting the following members shall be entitled to vote: Honorary Life Members, Ordinary Members and Associate Members. There shall be no voting by proxy. No person may vote in more than one capacity and the Chairman shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie. Twenty five members shall form a quorum. Not less than fourteen days notice – from date of posting – of any General Meeting shall be given in writing to each Honorary Life Member, Ordinary Member and Associated Club secretary indicating the purpose of the meeting and any proposals intended to be moved.
An Extraordinary General Meeting may be called by the committee or by not less than fifteen Associate Members giving twenty eight days notice to the Secretary, indicating the purpose of the meeting and any proposals intended to be moved.
Any proposals and nominations for office shall be received by the Secretary not less than twenty eight days before the General Meeting.
Clause 11. DISSOLUTION.
Should The Association be dissolved or cease to exist for any reason whatsoever, all funds, trophies and other properties shall be handed over to the Grand National Archery Society for them to deal with as may be necessary.
Clause 12. AMENDMENTS.
The Constitution and Rules of The Association shall not be altered or amended except at the Annual General Meeting or at an Extraordinary General Meeting.
Clause 13. ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ARCHERY MEETINGS.
No archer, unless a Member or Associate Member of the Grand National Archery Society or other equivalent National body, may compete in any archery meeting promoted under the jurisdiction of The Association.
Clause 14. DISCRETIONARY POWERS.
Discretionary power is given to the committee to decide any circumstances not covered by these rules.
 
February 26
th
 
1978.
With amendments to June 30
th
1985.
Reprinted February 1996.
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Cheshire Archery Association
Constitution & Rules
This   Constitution   shall   in   no   way   contravene   the   Constitution   of   the   Grand   National Archery   Society   or   its   Regional   body.   All   shooting   organised   by   the   Cheshire Archery   Association   or   any   of   its   members   as   defined   in   Clause   4,   must   conform with the Rules of Shooting laid down by the Grand National Archery Society.
The Association shall be called THE CHESHIRE ARCHERY ASSOCIATION – hereinafter referred to as THE ASSOCIATION.
Clause 1. NAME.
Clause 2. ADDRESS.
The   postal   address   of   The   Association   shall   be   that   of   the   Honorary   Secretary   for the   time   being   or   such   other   address   as   may   be   decided   by   the   committee   from time to time.
Clause 3. OBJECTS.
The objects of The Association shall be the promotion and encouragement of archery, in particular in the County of Chester as recognised by the Grand National Archery Society.
Clause 4. MEMBERSHIP.
There shall be eight classes of membership:
 
1.
           
 
Honorary Life Members.
 
2.
           
 
Ordinary Members.
 
3.
           
 
Ordinary Junior Members (under 18 years of age).
 
4.
           
 
Associate Members of Associated Clubs.
 
5.
           
 
Junior Associated Members (under 18 years of age) of Associated
Clubs.
 
6.
 
Clubs formed within Schools.
 
7.
 
Clubs formed within Educational Establishments other than Schools.
 
8.
Hospitals, Paraplegic, Disabled Clubs.
Honorary Life Members.
If    The   Association    wishes    to    honour    any    of    its    members    for    distinguished service   in   the   cause   of   archery,   it   may   elect   such   a   person   as   an   Honorary   Life Member   at   the Annual   General   Meeting.   Nominations   for   such   an   election   shall in the first place be made to The Association’s committee.
Ordinary Members / Junior Members.
Any   person   interested   in   archery   and   having   attained   the   age   of   18   shall   be eligible   as   an   Ordinary   Member   or,   if   under   the   age   of   18,   as   a   Junior   Ordinary member.
Associate Member / Junior Associated Member of an Associated Club.
Any   archery   club   or   similar   organisation,   properly   constituted   and   within   The Association’s   area   shall   be   eligible   for   affiliation   as   an Associated   Club. The   style or   title   of   any   newly   formed   club   shall   be   approved   by   the   committee   of   The Association   before   it   is   adopted   by   the   new   club   concerned.   A   member   of   an Associated   Club   shall   by   reason   of   such   membership   become   an   Associate Member   /   Junior Associate   Member   for   as   long   as   the   club   shall   remain   affiliated to the Association.
School Clubs.
A    club    affiliated    to    the    Grand    National    Archery    Society    and    within    The Association’s     area     shall     be     eligible     for     affiliation     to    The    Association. Alternatively   it   may   affiliate   to   the   Grand   National   Archery   Society   via   The Association and the Regional Society.
Other Educational Establishments.
A    club    affiliated    to    the    Grand    National    Archery    Society    and    within    The Association’s     area     shall     be     eligible     for     affiliation     to     The    Association. Alternatively   it   may   affiliate   to   the   Grand   National   Archery   Society   via   The Association and the Regional Society.
Hospital, Paraplegic, Disabled Clubs.
Such clubs are eligible for affiliation in the normal manner.
Clause 5. SUBSCRIPTIONS.
Subscriptions    payable    by    any    class    of    membership,    except    Honorary    Life members,   shall   be   determined   each   year   at   the   Annual   General   Meeting.   All annual   subscriptions   to   C.A.A,   N.C.A.S.   &   G.N.A.S.   shall   be   paid   in   the   manner laid down by the Grand National Archery Society.
Clause 6. CONDUCT.
If,   in   the   opinion   of   the   committee,   any   Member   as   defined   in   Clause   4   shall have   been   guilty   of   conduct   which   makes   it   undesirable   that   such   a   member should   remain   in   The   Association,   the   committee   may   expel   such   a   Member without   being   called   upon   to   state   the   reason   to   any   but   the   Member   concerned. Similarly,   any   such   action   taken   by   the   Grand   National   Archery   Society   or   The Association’s   Regional   Society   shall   be   accepted   automatically   as   binding   upon The Association.
Clause 7. MANAGEMENT.
The management of The Association’s affairs shall be entrusted to a committee which shall consist of the following officers:
1.
           
 
Chairman.
2.
           
 
Vice-Chairman.
3.
           
 
Honorary Secretary.
4.
           
 
Honorary Treasurer.
5.
           
 
The Association’s Representatives to the Regional Society.
6.
           
 
Coaching Organiser.
7.
           
 
Records Officer.
8.
           
 
Tournament Secretaries.
9.
           
 
Field Archery Representative.
10.
           
 
Judges Representative.
11.
           
 
Representative for Junior/Schools Archery.
12.
           
 
A representative from each Associated Club.
Only   the   above   persons   shall   be   entitled   to   vote   at   the   committee   meetings   and each   member   of   the   committee   present   shall   have   one   vote.   A   member   of   the committee   may   hold   more   than   one   office   at   a   time   if   duly   elected   to   do   so   at   the Annual   General   Meeting   of The Association. All   officers   of   the   committee   shall   hold office   until   the   following   Annual   General   Meeting,   all   serving   officers   shall   be eligible for re-election without further nomination.
The   committee   may   appoint   a   sub-committee   or   sub-committees   and   delegate   to such   a   sub-committee   or   sub-committees   executive   powers   within   defined   limits. In   case   of   emergency   the   Chairman,   Vice-Chairman,   Secretary   and   Treasurer shall have full powers to act. 
Clause 8. FINANCE.
The    committee    shall    cause    to    be    prepared    and    shall    present    at    the   Annual General   Meeting   a   financial   statement,   duly   audited,   showing   the   financial   position of The Association on the 31st December of the preceding year.  
Clause 9. TOURNAMENTS.
The    Association     shall     endeavour     to     hold,     once     in     each     year,     a    Target Championship   Meeting   and   a   Junior Target   Championship   Meeting   and   such   other shoots   as   they   deem   desirable.   The   Target   Championship   meeting   shall   consist   of a   York   round   for   gentlemen   and   a   Hereford   round   for   ladies.   Junior   archers   are eligible   to   enter   but   must   shoot   the   round   of   their   sex.   Only   Members   of   The Association   as   defined   in   Clause   4   shall   be   eligible   to   compete   for The Association Championship trophies and prizes.
Clause 10. MEETINGS.
The   committee   shall   be   convened   by   the   Secretary   as   deemed   necessary   but   not less than twice per year, eight members forming a quorum.
The   Annual   General   Meeting   shall   be   held   as   near   as   possible   to   February   28th each   year. At   any   General   Meeting   the   following   members   shall   be   entitled   to   vote: Honorary   Life   Members,   Ordinary   Members   and   Associate   Members.   There   shall be   no   voting   by   proxy.   No   person   may   vote   in   more   than   one   capacity   and   the Chairman   shall   have   a   casting   vote   in   the   event   of   a   tie. Twenty   five   members   shall form   a   quorum.   Not   less   than   fourteen   days   notice   –   from   date   of   posting   –   of   any General   Meeting   shall   be   given   in   writing   to   each   Honorary   Life   Member,   Ordinary Member   and   Associated   Club   secretary   indicating   the   purpose   of   the   meeting   and any proposals intended to be moved.
An   Extraordinary   General   Meeting   may   be   called   by   the   committee   or   by   not   less than   fifteen   Associate   Members   giving   twenty   eight   days   notice   to   the   Secretary, indicating the purpose of the meeting and any proposals intended to be moved.
Any   proposals   and   nominations   for   office   shall   be   received   by   the   Secretary   not less than twenty eight days before the General Meeting.
Clause 11. DISSOLUTION.
Should   The   Association   be   dissolved   or   cease   to   exist   for   any   reason   whatsoever, all   funds,   trophies   and   other   properties   shall   be   handed   over   to   the   Grand   National Archery Society for them to deal with as may be necessary.
Clause 12. AMENDMENTS.
The   Constitution   and   Rules   of   The   Association   shall   not   be   altered   or   amended except at the Annual General Meeting or at an Extraordinary General Meeting.
Clause 13. ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ARCHERY MEETINGS.
No   archer,   unless   a   Member   or   Associate   Member   of   the   Grand   National   Archery Society   or   other   equivalent   National   body,   may   compete   in   any   archery   meeting promoted under the jurisdiction of The Association.
Clause 14. DISCRETIONARY POWERS.
Discretionary   power   is   given   to   the   committee   to   decide   any   circumstances   not covered by these rules.
February 26
th
 
1978.
With amendments to June 30th 1985.
Reprinted February 1996.
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