BOGHOPPERS AND HIKING CLUB
Constitution & Rules April, 2004.
The Club shall
be known as ‘The Sherburn Boghoppers & Hiking Club’ and shall be for the
mutual appreciation of walking and attendant social activities.
The Club shall
be governed by a Committee elected annually at an AGM held early in March
will consist of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and four general members,
plus a member editing the web site.
will hold meetings as often as required.
four general meetings will be held throughout the year on dates published
with the walk programme and on the website.
will elect an auditor who will not be a member of the Committee.
statements and a balance sheet will be presented at the AGM.
Club fees and
bus fares will be decided by the Committee and agreed at the AGM.
be by application to the Secretary. Any junior under the age of 16 must be
accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their conduct. Honorary
Life Membership may be conferred by the Club at its discretion.
must be paid within 3 months of the Annual General Meeting. Juniors shall
be defined as “those in receipt of unassisted full time education”.
Membership will be half the adult rate. Family membership will be twice the
A surcharge will
be levied on non-members.
Meetings can be convened by any Officer if required. A minimum of 10
members may call an Extraordinary Meeting through any Officer of the Club.
incurred on behalf of the Club, if approved by the Committee, shall be met
from Club funds.
Boghoppers Club or Committee will not be responsible for any accident
happening on any Club function.
special requirements, for medical or other reasons, shall make them known to
the Committee in advance of the walk and to the walk leader at the start of
walk will have a designated walk leader and two back markers, and these
shall be identified to the party before leaving the bus.
remain behind the walk leader. Anyone walking in front does so on their own
responsibility. Walkers must not walk behind the back markers and must
inform the back markers if they leave the Group for any reason.
All persons on a
walk shall be equipped with suitable clothing, footwear and waterproofs and
for personal safety a whistle is essential.
All members of a
party must remain within visual contact of each other.
No person or
group of persons will at any time leave the main group without the
permission of the walk leader and back markers.
Dogs will not be
allowed on Club walks where a bus is involved, unless the dog be an official
The Country Code
will be adhered to on all Club outings.
These rules are
binding on all members and guests. Any breach of the rules which can be
proven to the Committee may result in suspension from all Club activities
for a period to be determined by the Committee.