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Club Rules


CLUB RULES - DECEMBER 2017

INDEX

1. TITLE 
2. OBJECTS 
3. MEMBERSHIP 
4. VOTING RIGHTS 
5. AFFILIATIONS 
6. BOWLS SECTION 
7. DRESS 
8. RUNNING AND EATING IN THE PLAYING AREA 
9. MOBILE PHONES 
10. PLAY ON RINKS 
11. LATE ARRIVAL 
12. FULL USAGE OF RINKS 
13. BOOKING OF SPECIFIED RINKS 
14. ADVANCE BOOKING OF RINKS 
15. FACILITIES FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC 
16. END OF SESSIONS 
17. COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE 
18. ALTERATIONS TO RULES AND THE RULES COMMITTEE

CLUB RULES 

1. TITLE 
The club shall be known as ADUR INDOOR BOWLING CLUB LTD (hereinafter called) The Club.

2. OBJECTS 
(a) The objects of The Club shall be to organise bowling activities and promote social and recreational facilities of The Club through delegated responsibilities from the Board.
(b) The purpose of The Clubs Rules and Regulations shall be to promote good bowling in a friendly atmosphere, whilst preserving discipline to ensure the comfort and safety of members and visitors.

3. MEMBERSHIP 
Membership shall be open to any members of The Club who have paid their current year’s annual subscription governed by By-Law 1 (iv). Playing member’s subscription will automatically include membership of the respective Ladies and Gentlemen's and Summer Bowls Sections. It is mandatory for every Member to have their photograph included in The Club records.

4. VOTING RIGHTS 
All active Life Members and all playing members except Junior’s under the age of 18 years shall be entitled to vote at General Meetings of The Club. Only those members as defined in By-Law 1 (i) and (ii) shall be entitled to vote at a General Meeting of The Ladies, Gentlemen's and Summer Sections when appropriately qualified under the Section Rules.

5. AFFILIATIONS 
The Club shall be affiliated to the E.I.B.A. Ltd, Sussex County Indoor Bowls Association and the Sussex County Women's Indoor Bowling Association and any other recognised bodies. 
All games shall be played under World Indoor Bowls Councils “Laws of Game Governing Indoor Bowls” as amended by the E.I.B.A. Ltd.

6. BOWLS SECTION 
Ladies, Gentlemen's and Summer Bowls Section shall be formed with delegated responsibility from The Board. They shall maintain Section Rules and shall appoint their Officers and Committee as appropriate to deal with the administration of their respective bowling activities in accordance with Club Rules and Regulations. The Ladies, Gentlemen Sections shall hold their Annual General Meetings in March of each year and the Summer Section in each September.

7. DRESS 
All members must wear regulation bowling shoes on the playing surface. Bowling sandals may be worn at member’s own risk. 
LADIES 
For internal Leagues and Competitions – Club shirts or predominately white collared tops with sleeves, grey tailored skirts, trousers, cut-off trousers or culottes. For Friendly matches, County league matches, Representative games, National competitions, County competitions and Finals days – club shirts, white tailored skirts, trousers, cut-off trousers or culottes, official Club cardigans, jumpers or waistcoats. White shoes preferred. 
MEN 
For internal Leagues and competitions – Club shirts or predominately white collared tops with sleeves, and grey tailored trousers. For Friendly matches, County league matches, Representative games National competitions, County competitions and Finals days – club shirts and white tailored trousers. White shoes preferred. 
CASUAL ROLL UP PLAY FOR MEN AND LADIES
As from 1st October 2017, the following items must not be worn by Members or Non-Members wishing to play.
Cargo Pants, Jeans, Jogging Bottoms, Non bowling T-Shirts, Overalls, Shorts, Track Suits, Vests (not covered by a Club or Bowling Shirt).
Members not correctly dressed for bowling will be asked to change prior to going on the Rinks.
Members refusing to comply will be reported to the Company Secretary, who will warn that any further infringement of the Rules may result in disciplinary action.
No Formal dress code except those items mentioned in Para. 7 DRESS (above), must be worn.
To uphold standards set by The Club, neatness of dress is expected. Regulation shoes are mandatory.

8. RUNNING and EATING in PLAYING AREA 
Dangerous firing, running on the greens and eating in the playing area are strictly prohibited as are any other activities likely to cause damage to the carpet or surrounds (see By-Law 13 and 14). It is also strictly forbidden to take any food whatsoever on to the walk surround. The use of ‘Grippo’ or any other cleaning agent is forbidden. Only water-based spray chalk and stick chalk are permitted.

9. MOBILE PHONES 
The use of mobile phones is strictly forbidden in the playing area.

10. PLAY ON RINKS 
The allocation of rinks for general or competition play will be the prerogative of the Head Green Steward and staff on duty.

11. LATE ARRIVAL 
Members who arrive late after a session has commenced and who have not pre-booked a rink, may play on any unoccupied rink up to the normal end of that session.

12. FULL USAGE OF RINKS
Roll ups of Singles, Pairs or Triples may be required to accept additional players by The Green Steward on duty if play by the smaller number would deny members a game if they wished to play. This rule does not apply after ten minutes of the commencement of a session.

13. BOOKING OF SPECIFIED RINKS 
In the case of National or County Competitions, members may book a specific rink if it is available. For all bookings members will be required to accept any rink that is allocated by the Green Steward on duty.

14. ADVANCED BOOKING OF RINKS 
(a) Rinks can be booked up to 7(seven) days in advance either by telephone or in person. Members must give name and club number when booking a rink or places on a rink. Rinks cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full price, except that last minute cancellations due to sickness etc. will be dealt with by the Head Green Steward as to whether payment for the rink or places shall be payable. 
(b) The following can only be booked by the booking system in operation at that time: Rinks may be booked for National and County Competitions up to 4 weeks in advance. Club Competitions which are played at a time mutually agreed between players may be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.
(c) It should be noted that certain National Competitions (e.g. Yetton & Denny) have fixed playing dates and these must take precedence over any local bookings.
However, existing commitments for Drives or pre-booked Roll-ups made within the 7 day Rule (see sub-para (a) above, will be honoured wherever possible

15. FACILITIES for MEMBERS of THE PUBLIC 
(a) They may reserve one rink providing they book 7 (seven) days in advance. 
(b) The correct type of bowling footwear must be worn. 
(c) They are subject to the rules of Adur Indoor Bowling Club. 
(d) Neatness of dress is expected to uphold the standards set by the club 
(e) The level of fees is displayed in the Reception area and cannot be varied. 
(f) The facility of hiring bowls and the correct type of footwear is provided on application to the Duty Green Steward.

16. END OF SESSIONS 
Seven minutes before each session is due to end a warning bell will sound. If the jack has been correctly delivered before the bell sounds, that end may be completed. Players will vacate the green immediately the end is completed to ensure that the rink is available for the next session.

17. COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE 
Official forms are held in the Green Stewards File which is in Reception. 
These must be completed by the Complainant and forwarded to the Company Secretary.

18. ALTERATIONS TO CLUB RULES and the RULES COMMITTEE 
Suggested alterations to the Club Rules should be made in writing to the Board Director responsible for overseeing the Rules, (the Chair of the Rules Committee) who will, if necessary, bring the proposed changes to the Rules Committee for consideration. 
The RULES COMMITTEE shall comprise of one (1) Board Director who will Chair the Committee, two (2) members of the Men’s Section Committee, two (2) members of the Ladies’ Section Committee, and two (2) members of the Summer Committee. 
However, as the Board of Directors are responsible to Companies House for the good stewardship of the Adur Club’s finances, should any proposed Rule changes have financial implications, the Directors reserve the right to decide or amend such Rules without prior reference to the membership.

BOWLS SECTIONS

INDEX

1. BOWLS SECTIONS 
2. OBJECTS 
3. MEMBERSHIP 
4. GENERAL MEETINGS 
5. SECTION MANAGEMENT - LADIES and MEN 
6. QUORUM AND VOTING 
7. SUB COMMITTEES 
8. SELECTION COMMITTEES - LADIES AND MEN 
9. FINANCE 
10. ALTERATIONS TO RULES

1. BOWLS SECTIONS 
The Ladies, Gentlemen's and Summer Sections (hereinafter called The Sections) shall be formed with delegated responsibilities from The Board (Club Rule 6 applies).

2. OBJECTS 
To administer the Sections bowling activities in accordance with Club Rules and Regulations. To ensure that any necessary recommendations for alterations to Rules and Regulations are promptly dealt with.

3. MEMBERSHIP 
Membership of the appropriate sections is open to those members who have paid the current year’s subscription. All members shall have equal voting rights, with the exceptions as outlined in Club Rule No.4. Playing members who through protracted illness are not able to play, will be allowed to maintain ‘playing’ status provided that The Board have given approval (By-law 1(vi) applies).

4. GENERAL MEETINGS 
The Annual General Meetings of the Sections shall be held in March of each year, for the purpose of receiving their Annual Reports and to elect Officers and Committees for the ensuing year.

5. SECTION MANAGEMENT - LADIES and MEN 
The Section shall be managed by a Committee comprising the Officers of the Section. Namely - Chairman - Captain - Vice Captain - Junior Vice Captain - Secretary - Treasurer (Ladies only) - Match Secretary - League Secretary Competition Secretary and County Delegate (not Summer Section). 
All members of the committee shall equal voting rights. 
Nominations for Officers and Elected Members of the Committee shall be proposed and seconded in writing and signed by 2 (two) members, not being the Nominee, and entered on the Election Form on the Section notice board for at least 14 (fourteen) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. No nominations may be made without the signed consent of the Nominee. 
Tellers shall be proposed and elected at the Annual General Meeting. All Officers and Committee Members shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting. At the next Annual General Meeting they shall be eligible for re-election except as follows;- 
The Chairman shall remain in office for 3 (three) years after which no re-election will be allowed for one year. 
The office of Captain shall be held for one year only when the unopposed progression of Vice Captain and Junior Vice Captain shall apply. Should it not be possible for the appropriate progression to take place, then the retiring Captain may by requested to serve another year? The existing Captain shall remain in office until the end of the current season. 
The Section Committee shall have the power to fill a casual vacancy of any office occurring during the year until the next Annual General Meeting. The Section Committee shall also have the power to co-opt any member to the Committee as and when necessary. Any person so appointed shall have full voting rights.

6. QUORUM and VOTING 
Seven (7) members of a Section Committee shall form a quorum. No business may be conducted unless a quorum is present. In the event of a tie in voting The Chairman shall have an additional casting vote.

7. SUBCOMMITTEES 
The Section Committee shall have the power to form all necessary Subcommittees from among its members and to co-opt members as appropriate to serve on such subcommittee.

8. SELECTION COMMITTEES - LADIES and MEN 
(a) For friendly matches – the Selection Committee shall consist of The Captain, Vice Captain and Junior Vice Captain. If a full Selection Committee is not available at any time the Captain or Vice Captain may co-opt from the Section Committee for that meeting only. 
(b) Ladies Representative games (including County League matches) – Captain – Vice Captain – Immediate retiring captain plus two (2) members of the committee. 
(c) Men’s Representative games - A Selection Committee, which shall be elected at the Men’s Section A.G.M., comprising of three (3) qualified individuals, shall be formed, to be responsible for selecting men to represent the Club in all major matches – the Denny Cup, Egham Trophy, London and Southern Counties, Leonard Denny Memorial Trophy and the County league. The Club Captain, if not part of this selection Committee, shall be advised of the individuals selected to play. 
Individuals selected to play in the Club Representative matches are expected to be seen to be supporting the Club. This could be by playing in various internal Adur leagues, Club friendly matches or Adur Club competitions.

9. FINANCE 
On the authority of the Board each section shall be responsible for collecting monies at bowling events. The proceeds from such collections shall be passed through Reception for subsequent banking.

10. ALTERATIONS TO RULES 
No alteration to Section Rules shall be made except under the conditions laid down in Club Rule 18.

 

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