Club Rules


1.The NAME of the Club shall be 'Chard Camera Club'.

2.The OBJECT of the Club shall be to promote the interest of photography and shall be carried out by means of lectures, competitions, outings and such other means as may be decided upon from time to time.

3. MANAGEMENT – The affairs of the Club shall be managed by a committee. The Committee is elected at each Annual General Meeting. The new committee officer/member is then chosen for the next club season.

4. The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING shall be held in MARCH of each year.

5. The COMMITTEE shall consist of:

6. Officers

    Vice Chairman
    Hon. Secretary
    Hon. Treasurer

    Committee Posts ( attendance optional / as required )
    Competition Secretary

    Digital Competition Secretary
    Social Secretary
    Programme Secretary

    WCPF Representative
    Horseshoe Trophy Represetative
    Judge Finder 

At committee meetings, four shall form a quorum, of whom no less than two must be Officers. The Committee may co-opt additional Committee Members.

7. A PRESIDENT shall be nominated by the outgoing Committee, at their discretion, as an honour for services rendered to the Club, and appointed at the A.G.M. This office shall be held for ONE YEAR only at a time.

8. The SECRETARY shall keep a record of all business transacted at the Annual General and Committee meetings.

9. FINANCE The TREASURER shall be responsible for collecting subscriptions and the monies, and shall make all necessary payments. He/She shall lay before the Committee a 'Statement of Accounts' for the previous club season, duly audited by some person appointed for the purpose at a General Meeting. These audited accounts shall be available for inspection at the A.G.M.

10. The COMMITTEE shall have power to recommend a General Meeting for the election of such Honorary Members as it thinks desirable.

10.1 MEMBERS shall at all times so order their conduct and behaviour as to uphold the dignity and good reputation of the club and safeguard the public interest in matters relevant to the art, science and practice of photography.

10.2 MEMBERS shall exercise integrity and judgement to comply with matters of good taste and in respect of current definitions of indecency and pornography.

10.3 MEMBERS shall have due regard to the safety, health and welfare of themselves, colleagues and the general public when undertaking photography whether as individuals or when participating in club activities.

10.4 No MEMBER shall, without the authority of the committee, use the Club's name in any undertaking outside the Club's organised programme.

10.5 No MEMBER of Chard Camera Club shall use the Club as a platform to further their own financial interests or gain.

10.6 Any MEMBER found to have contravened the letter, intent or spirit of Rules 10.1,10.2, 10.3, 10.4 or 10.5 will be suspended or expelled from the Club, as decided by, and at the discretion of, the Committee.

10.7 In the event of a BREACH of Rules 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 or 10.5, a quorum of three Committee members, comprising at least two Officers of the Club and one other Committee member, shall have the authority to suspend a member for the intervening period between the breach occurring and the next committee meeting.

11. The ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS shall be recommended by the outgoing Committee each year and agreed at an Annual General Meeting of the Club. Changes in subscription rates will become effective from the month following the Annual General meeting and should be paid within one month of that meeting.
Subscription is based on a three-tier system as follows-
Single Membership £40
Student Membership £17.50
Social Membership £17.50


12. Only PAID UP Members are eligible to vote at business meetings and to enter competitions.
Social Members are not eligible to vote.

13. When BUSINESS is to be transacted at a General Meeting, seven days notice of the items to be discussed shall be given.

14. The COMMITTEE may, at any time, call an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club by giving seven days notice. Such a meeting may also be on the written requisition of one-third of the Members of the Club, provided 14 days notice is given.

15. No RULES shall be made, rescinded or amended without the consent of a majority of two-thirds of the members present at a General Meeting. (With the exception of the Competition Rules).

16. The ARRANGEMENTS for the loan of Club equipment shall be as decided by the Committee.

17. In the EVENT of there being insufficient members for the Club to continue, all monies to be donated to local charities as nominated at the time of closure. Members to be given the option of purchasing Club equipment and the remainder to be donated to Holyrood School.

18.1 Any PERSON desirous of joining Chard Camera Club shall be required to:-
18.1.1 Complete a membership application form for consideration by the committee.
18.1.2 Appear before the committee before their membership can be ratified, if required so to do.

18.1.3 Existing MEMBERS will also be required to complete a membership application form for record purposes.