The objects of the Club shall be to organise walks and rambles; to assist in seeking
and preserving public rights of way within the Club’s area, to encourage and help to a
greater knowledge, care and love of the countryside; and to encourage social activity.
l. The name of the Club shall be SEAFORD RAMBLING CLUB.
2. Membership is open to:
(a) All adults who are in sympathy with the objects of the Club.
(b) Young people over the age of 16 years. Children under 16 years of age are
welcome providing they are accompanied at all times by an adult who
must accept full responsibility for their conduct and welfare.
3. The business of the Club shall be conducted by a Management Committee
hereafter referred to as the Committee which shall consist of-
Hon. Secretary
Hon Treasurer
Hon. Membership Secretary
Six other members of the Club
4. The members of the Committee shall wherever possible be nominated by the Club
Membership. Failing nominations the Secretary will seek volunteers from
amongst the Club membership. Club members may be co-opted to the Committee
where their attendance is considered to further the interests of the Club.
5. The Committee shall appoint a Chairman from its own ranks and the Club
membership will be advised of the nominations and will be invited to ratify the
appointment. The Committee may appoint a Vice—Chairman, an Assistant
Secretary and an Assistant Treasurer from within their ranks if such appointments
are considered necessary.
6. The Club may appoint a President and a Vice-President. Such appointments will
be proposed by the Committee and the membership will be invited to ratify the
7. The Committee may award Life Membership to a Club member in recognition of
exceptional service to the Club over a period of a minimum of 10 years.
8. The Committee will meet at such times as considered necessary, and shall take all
steps possible to ensure that Club members are kept fully informed of all club
activities including social and matters of administration, and at the same time
members will always have an opportunity to make comments and suggestions.
The method to achieve this object is set out herein.
9. The Secretary shall keep a Minute book to record the business of the Club as
conducted by the Committee. ·
10. The Treasurer shall receive and bank in the name of Seaford Rambling Club all
monies belonging to the Club and with the authority of the Committee pay all
accounts and expenses pertaining to the Club and keep the necessary record of
such transactions. All cheques shall be signed by any two of the following: The
Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, or by a Committee member designated by the
11. The financial year of the Club shall be the lst December to the 30* November.
12. The Annual Membership Fee shall be fixed by the Committee for the following
year to meet the budgeted expenses of the Club. This decision will be advised to
the membership for confirmation. Any members failing to pay the annual
membership fee, (due on the lst of January,) by the 31st January following, shall
cease to be a member, but may be re—admitted on making such payment if the
Committee so decides.
13. In order that members may be kept fully advised of Club activities and important
decisions made by the Committee which affect the membership, a quarterly
newsletter plus the walking programme will be circulated to all members. Where
notification of Committee decisions by the membership is thought to be desirable
, the matter will be brought to the Annual General Meeting, or, to a Special General
Meeting, if required, by no fewer than 12 members, stating the object of the
proposed meeting.
14. The Club Chairman will prepare an Annual Report, on behalf of the Committee
which together with the Accounts for the previous year will be presented to the
membership at an Annual General Meeting to be held not later than 30th June each
year. The annual accounts will be examined by a person nominated by the
Committee who shall not be a member of the Committee.
15. The Committee will review these Rules from time to time, and will consider any
written proposal for amendment submitted to the Secretary. No Rule will be
amended by the Committee without the proposal having been previously notified
to all members in the Newsletter, and having been approved by the membership at
the Annual General Meeting.
16. During rambles, members must in all matters submit to the direction of the
appointed ramble Leader. All walk Leaders are issued with an Emergency Action
Plan which is reviewed periodically by the Committee. Any walker desiring to
leave the ramble en route must advise the Leader before doing so.
17. The Club does not accept liability for any injury or damage suffered by members
or guests during Club activities, whether under Club leadership or otherwise. The
Club undertakes to maintain an insurance policy to take account of Public
Any person who goes on a ‘taster walk’ with the Club will be granted temporary
membership for the duration of that walk for the purpose of insurance.
All non-members going on Club Holidays will be required to take out temporary
Club membership for the duration of the holiday, a nominal charge of £1 will be
18. Dissolution. Should the Club have to close for any reason, a Special Meeting of
members shall be called for the purpose of agreeing that the Club be dissolved i.e.
wound up, and that the funds remaining after all the bills and expenses have been
paid, shall be disposed of as determined by the Special Meeting. The Committee
shall be responsible for ensuring that all the necessary action is taken.
19. The above Rules hereby cancel all previous Rules
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Published by Seaford Rambling Club.
Hon Secretary: Mr David Burleigh, 7 Kingsmead Walk
Seaford, E. Sussex BN25 2EU
23 July 2005.
At the AGM on 9 February 2006 the following was added to our Club Rules:
"As we are a non-profit making organisation it is suggested that any surplus of
income that is not needed for the club activities be donated to a suitable charity as
determined by the Club Executive Committee?
9th February 2006 David Burleigh