- CLUB NAME
The name of the Club shall be THE MINI MARCOS OWNERS CLUB, hereafter
referred to as "the Club".
- AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- To further interest in Mini Marcos, Mini Jem, Kingfisher Sprint and
other relevant kit cars plus, on a wider front, motoring and motor sport in
- To provide members with information, advice and assistance on matters
connected with their cars, motoring and motor sport.
- To promote motor competitions in accordance with the Rules of the
Royal Automobile Club
Motor Sports Association Limited (MSA).
- To arrange tours, lectures, discussions and social and other meetings.
- To afford members such benefits and privileges as it may be possible to
Persons living in the UK or overseas, whether car owners or otherwise,
shall be eligible for membership. The membership shall consist of Honorary
membership and Ordinary membership.
Authority and responsibility for the business of the Club shall be vested
in a Committee.
- ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Secretary and Committee shall be
elected at each Annual General Meeting. The Committee shall have the power
to co-opt other members as it deems necessary.
The Committee shall consist of not less than six members, including the
Treasurer, Secretary and Membership Secretary. The Committee shall elect
from amongst its own members a Chairman and a Vice Chairman. Three members
of the Committee shall form a quorum.
Nominations of Candidates for election to the Committee may be submitted
in writing to the Secretary not less than seven days before the AGM, or
nominations may be made at the AGM itself.
- COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Secretary, of his/her own accord or by the direction of the Chairman,
shall give at least seven days notice written notice of a meeting.
- DUTIES OF SECRETARY
It shall be the duty of the Secretary to attend in person, or by deputy,
all meetings of the Committee and to take minutes of the proceedings. Such
minutes shall be presented for confirmation at the following meetings.
Under the supervision of the Treasurer, all monies of the Club shall be
banked in the name of the Club, and no disbursements shall be made therefrom
except in the form authorised by the Committee.
- VOTING AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Each Committee member present at a meeting shall be entitled to exercise
one vote. The Committee shall vote by secret ballot if any member present
Changes to the annual subscription rate can only be agreed by a majority
vote at a General Meeting.
- SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENTS
Subscriptions become due on the 1st of April each year, and cover the
period from 1st April of that year until 31st March of the subsequent year.
- NON PAYMENT OF SUBSCRIPTIONS
Any member of the Club who has not paid his/her subscription by the due
date shall be taken off the Register of Members forthwith. No member whose
subscription is in arrears shall be eligible to take part in any
competitions organised by the Club under the rules of the MSA.
Any member wishing to resign his/her membership shall notify the
Membership Secretary accordingly
- CLUB NAME AND ADDRESS
The name and address of the Club shall not be given by a member as his/her
address for trade, advertising or business purposes or in connection with
any legal proceedings, without the prior permission of the Committee.
- HONORARY MEMBERS
The Committee may elect such Honorary Members as it sees fit, normally in
recognition of such persons' involvement in the development of the Mini
Marcos, Mini Jem or Kingfisher Sprint, or their service to the Club and
- EXPULSION OF MEMBERS
Where circumstances dictate, the Committee shall decide upon the possible
expulsion of a Club member. Members of the Committee shall be given at least
seven days notice that a question of expulsion is to be discussed at a
meeting of the Committee.The member whose expulsion is under consideration
shall be given at least seven days notice of the meeting and shall be
allowed to offer an explanation of his/her conduct verbally, or in writing.
If a majority of the members present shall then vote for his/her
expulsion, he/she shall thereupon cease to be a member of the Club.
- ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held upon a date and at a
time to be fixed by the Committee. The AGM shall:
- Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts showing the
receipts and expenditure for the previous year.
- Receive from the Committee a report on the activities of the Club
during the said year.
- Elect the Secretary, Membership Secretary and Treasurer of the Club.
- Elect the Committee.
- Decide upon the level of remuneration, if any, for Officers of the
- Decide on any resolutions which may be duly submitted to the meeting.
- SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS
A Special General Meeting may be convened by direction of the Committee,
or on a requisition to the Secretary stating the business for which the
Special General Meeting is required, and signed by not less than ten members.
If the meeting so requisitioned is not convened within 28 days, the said ten
members may convene such meeting.
When members wish a matter to be discussed at a General Meeting, the text
of such matters shall be sent to the Secretary at least 14 days before the
date of such meetings, so that it may be included in the Agenda.
- VOTING AT GENERAL MEETINGS
Every person with a right to participate may exercise one vote. The
Chairman shall not vote except in the exercise of a casting vote. At all
General Meetings a majority of votes decides a resolution.
- RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE
No-one can participate in General Meetings unless he/she is a member of
- ALTERATION AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
- Any alterations or amendments to these Rules may only be made by a
General Meeting. A majority of the votes is necessary for such alterations
or amendments to be made.
- Any proposed alteration or amendment must appear in the agenda for the
General Meeting, with the proposer and seconder named.
- COMPETITIVE EVENTS
Any motor competitions organised by the Club shall be held under the rules
and requirements of the MSA.
Any member convicted of an offence arising out of his/her being in charge
of a motor vehicle in any Club event, or on Club business, shall be liable to
expulsion from the Club under Rule 17.
- COPIES OF RULES
Members shall be furnished with a copy of the Club rules and regulations
- BADGE/MEMBERSHIP CARD
Any badge/membership card issued to a member shall remain the property of
the Club. On termination of their membership, members shall deliver up such
items to the Membership Secretary.