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  1. THE NAME of the Society shall be The Brixham Horticultural Society incorporating Brixham Fuchsia and Geranium Group.
  2. THE OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY shall be to stimulate interest in and to encourage the cultivation of flowers, fruit and vegetables and to promote friendly competition in artistic, domestic and rural crafts.
  3. MEMBERSHIP. Any person shall be eligible for membership of the Society on payment of the annual subscription of £7.00 or any such sum as the committee may from time to time deem necessary.
  4. HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP. Any person whose services to the Society have been outstanding may be appointed as Honorary Life Member, such appointment being made by and at the discretion of the committee.
  5. THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SOCIETY. The Society shall be managed by the officers namely the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and a General Committee of at least seven members. Five of any of the above shall form a quorum.
  6. THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING shall be held during February when the Chairman’s report, Treasurer’s report and accounts, and Secretary’s report shall be submitted.
  7. OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE. The Chairman, all other officers and the committee shall be elected annually by vote of members present at the annual general meeting. Retiring officers and committee shall be eligible for re-election. Any member may nominate a candidate for any office or membership of the committee. Such nomination shall be submitted to the Secretary in writing not less than fourteen days before the annual general meeting. Any vacancies arising during the year may be filled by co-option at the discretion of the committee.
  8. ALL MONIES received by the Officers and Committee on behalf of the Society shall be paid to the Treasurer who shall pay such monies into the Bank to the credit of the Society. All cheques drawn by the Society shall bear two signatures, namely those of the Treasurer, Chairman or Secretary.
  9. AUDIT. Any person not being a member of the committee shall be appointed to audit the accounts. The auditor shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
  10. ALTERATION TO THE CONSTITUTION can only be made at the Annual General Meeting. Notice of proposed alterations must be made in writing and seconded and must reach the Secretary not less than fourteen days before the Annual General Meeting.
  11. A SPECIAL MEETING may be called by signatures of not less than six members.