Amendments to the Constitution in 2018

<br /><br /> Amendments to the Constitution in 2019<br /><br />
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Amendment

Clause Before amendment After amendment
3.4.1. at the next Annual General Meeting after his/her appointment; or at the next Annual General Meeting after their appointment; or
3.4.2. on his/her giving notice of resignation to the Chairman (or, in the case of the Chairman, by giving notice to the Secretary); or on their giving notice of resignation to the Chair (or, in the case of the Chair, by giving notice to the Secretary); or
3.4.3. on becoming unable to perform his/her duties for the remainder of his/her term; or on becoming unable to perform their duties for the remainder of their term; or
3.5.1. The Chairman, whose duties shall be to oversee the operation and development of the Committee, issue notices of, set the agenda for and chair Committee meetings, and as otherwise specified in this Constitution. The Chair, whose duties shall be to oversee the operation and development of the Committee, issue notices of, set the agenda for and chair Committee meetings, and as otherwise specified in this Constitution.
3.6. The Committee may appoint such sub-committees as it sees fit, and any Officer may delegate tasks to others as he/she sees fit, subject to any direction by the Committee. The Committee may appoint such sub-committees as it sees fit, and any Officer may delegate tasks to others as they see fit, subject to any direction by the Committee.
3.8. The Committee shall meet at least four times between Annual General Meetings, with each meeting being not more than four months after the previous Committee meeting or General Meeting. The quorum for Committee meetings shall be five Committee members. In the absence of the Chairman from a Committee meeting, the Committee may elect one of its members who are present to perform the Chairman‘s duties. In the absence of the Secretary from a Committee meeting, the Committee may elect one of its members who are present to perform the Secretary’s duties. The Committee shall meet at least four times between Annual General Meetings, with each meeting being not more than four months after the previous Committee meeting or General Meeting. The quorum for Committee meetings shall be five Committee members. In the absence of the Chair from a Committee meeting, the Committee may elect one of its members who are present to perform the Chair‘s duties. In the absence of the Secretary from a Committee meeting, the Committee may elect one of its members who are present to perform the Secretary’s duties.
4.3 In this event the Chairman shall perform the duties of the President until the next election of a President. In this event the Chair shall perform the duties of the President until the next election of a President.
4.3.1. on the expiration of his/her term of office; or on the expiration of their term of office; or
4.3.2. on his/her giving notice of resignation to the Chairman; or on their giving notice of resignation to the Chairman; or
4.3.3. on becoming unable to perform his/her duties for the remainder of his/her term of office; or on becoming unable to perform their duties for the remainder of their term of office; or
4.4. The President shall be indemnified against all actions and proceedings, costs, damages or claims arising out of the legitimate performance of his/her duties out of the property of the Club and by the members. The President shall be indemnified against all actions and proceedings, costs, damages or claims arising out of the legitimate performance of their duties out of the property of the Club and by the members.
5.2.2. who accepts that mountaineering is an activity with risk of personal injury or death, confirms that he/she is aware of and accepts these risks, and agrees to be responsible for his/her own actions and involvement; and who accepts that mountaineering is an activity with risk of personal injury or death, confirms that they are aware of and accepts these risks, and agrees to be responsible for their own actions and involvement; and
5.2.5. who, if he/she has been expelled from the Club more than five years previously, is accepted by the Committee. who, if they have been expelled from the Club more than five years previously, is accepted by the Committee.
5.6. The Committee shall deal with any allegations it receives that a member’s conduct is or has been contrary to the interests of the Club. The entire procedure shall be carried out in accordance with the principles of natural justice. The member’s membership, or benefits of his/her membership, may be immediately suspended pending resolution of the issue, if such is deemed necessary to protect the interests of the Club. A mediator may be appointed to attempt to mediate the issue, and a disciplinary panel may be appointed to adjudicate on the issue and recommend sanctions. Mediators and disciplinary panel members need not be members of the Club and may not be members of the Committee, and shall carry out their duties fairly, courteously and discreetly. Decisions shall be based on the balance of probability. The Committee shall accept the decision of a disciplinary panel and implement its recommendations, except under exceptional circumstances. Sanctions up to and including expulsion from membership of the Club may be imposed. The Committee shall deal with any allegations it receives that a member’s conduct is or has been contrary to the interests of the Club. The entire procedure shall be carried out in accordance with the principles of natural justice. The member’s membership, or benefits of their membership, may be immediately suspended pending resolution of the issue, if such is deemed necessary to protect the interests of the Club. A mediator may be appointed to attempt to mediate the issue, and a disciplinary panel may be appointed to adjudicate on the issue and recommend sanctions. Mediators and disciplinary panel members need not be members of the Club and may not be members of the Committee, and shall carry out their duties fairly, courteously and discreetly. Decisions shall be based on the balance of probability. The Committee shall accept the decision of a disciplinary panel and implement its recommendations, except under exceptional circumstances. Sanctions up to and including expulsion from membership of the Club may be imposed.
7.1.2. In the absence of the President, a General Meeting shall be chaired by the Chairman. In the absence of both, a Full Member may be elected to chair the meeting from among those present. In the absence of the President, a General Meeting shall be chaired by the Chair. In the absence of both, a Full Member may be elected to chair the meeting from among those present.
7.1.3. A General Meeting may be attended only by members of the Club and by other persons who have been invited by the President at his/her discretion. The Membership Officer shall make available at a General Meeting a list of members entitled to attend and members entitled to vote. A General Meeting may be attended only by members of the Club and by other persons who have been invited by the President at their discretion. The Membership Officer shall make available at a General Meeting a list of members entitled to attend and members entitled to vote.

Wording of amending motion, from agenda

That the Constitution be amended as follows:

  • All references to “Chairman” be replaced with “Chair”.
  • All references to “his/her” be replaced with “their”.
  • All references to “he/she is” be replaced with “they are”.
  • All references to “he/she has” be replaced with “they have”.
  • All references to “he/she sees” be replaced with “they see”.