at The Whittington Moor Methodist Church Hall,
Scarsdale Rd, S41 8NA
Summer & Winter meetings will be held on the 3rd Monday of each month.
[ except for Church Holy Days & Bank Holidays ]
The start time is 7.30pm prompt.
ALL Visitors are very welcome !
Come & socialise & chat about beekeeping -
You will be welcome whether you have a question for the experts,
you are a beginner beekeeper or are just simply curious !
There is adequate parking around the Hall on the car park and on Scarsdale Road
When you arrive.... The entrance to the hall, is at the right hand (lower) end of the hall - see photo of church.
Ladies, Gents & Disabled toilets are in the foyer.
Refreshments of Tea & Biscuits or Cakes will be available after a lecture.
A donation of 50p would be appreciated.
Please Note:- To comply with Fire Regulations, members and visitors must sign in on arrival and then remember to sign out again as they leave.
In case of fire the Fire Alarm will sound. There is a Signed Fire Exit at each end of the function room, either exit leads outside to safety.
Please leave in an orderly manner, DON'T RUN and please assist anyone who is infirm.
The person attending to registering persons present, must take the said list with them to the Assembly Area .
The Assembly Area is by the large car park opposite the front of the building.
The attending Fire Officer will check the list by a role call, this to make sure no-one has been left in the building.
Please do not attempt to re-enter the building or try to remove your vehicle from the car park
as this may hinder or block the attending Emergency Services.
A NEW FACILITY FOR MEMBERS
If you have any used bee equipment to sell, we can accommodate you with a table to display your goods during the meeting. Please set your display up before 7.15 p.m. It is your responsibility to be present with your display, unless you are unable to do so through illness etc. IF, this is the case, by prior agreement a representative can attend to the sale for you. All goods must be priced. Photographs of large equipment are acceptable but they must be a true representatiion of the quality etc.
A donation to the C&DBKA is optional.
A guide to the price of second hand equipment, based on our previous sales can be made available to you.
No sales may take place during a lecture. If you wish to take advantage of this facility, then please notify:-
Please Note:- C&DBKA do not take any responsibility for the quality or condition of any of the goods on sale.
Goods are sold as seen and approved. Caveat Emptor.
We hope to see as many members at the meetings as possible.
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The name of the Association to be “The Chesterfield and District Beekeepers’ Association.” hereinafter referred to as the Association.
To maintain unity amongst beekeepers and to advise and assist members in the proper management of their bees.
The Association shall be a Member of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). All the rules of the BBKA shall be observed by the members of the Association
The Association shall have the following powers:
a Raise funds and apply for, invite, obtain, collect, and receive contributions, grants, subscriptions, fees, and otherwise.
b. Employ any paid worker to assist in the attainment of the aims of the Association.
c. Rent, lease, buy and sell: property, equipment, and services necessary to achieve the aims.
d. Affiliate to any local or national group that the Committee, as defined in Rule 7, decides is appropriate and disaffiliate from any group or organisation if continued affiliation be, in the Committee’s view against the interests of the Association. Any such affiliation or disaffiliation is to be subject to ratification by a General Meeting of the Association
Membership of the Association is open to any person willing to accept the Rules of the Association and whose membership is approved by the Committee.
The classes of membership are:
5.2 Partner Members
5.3 Junior Members
5.4 Country Members
5.5 Associate Members
5.6 Honorary Members
Members have the right to speak and vote at any meeting and to attend any general meeting. They can only attend a committee meeting at the express invitation of the Committee. A member need not be a current beekeeper. Members are Registered Members of BBKA and the Association will pay a Capitation Fee on their behalf.
Partner Members are adult individuals who reside at the same address as a Member. They are Partner Members of BBKA and the Association will pay a Capitation Fee on their behalf. Within the Association they have the same rights and restrictions as Members
Junior Members are members under the age of 18. They are Junior Members of BBKA and the Association will pay a Capitation Fee on their behalf. Within the Association they have the same rights and restrictions as Members except that they may speak at formal meetings but they may only vote on Association matters. They may not vote on matters affecting BBKA, this includes proposals which are to be discussed at a BBKA Delegates Meeting.
Members under the age of 16 are to be required to confirm, in writing, that they have a supervising adult. The Supervising adult should also confirm this in writing.
Country Members are Association members who are not current beekeepers but nevertheless wish to support and be involved with the BBKA. They are Country Members of BBKA and the Association will pay a Capitation Fee on their behalf. Within the Association they have the same rights and restrictions as Associate Members.
Associate Members. Beekeepers who are full members of another Association affiliated to BBKA can be registered as Associate Members. Non-beekeepers who wish to become Associate Members may do so on the understanding that if and when they acquire a stock or stocks of bees they apply for Membership. Associate Members may speak at formal meetings but they may only vote on Association matters. They may not vote on matters affecting BBKA, this includes proposals which are to be discussed at a BBKA Delegate Meeting.
Honorary Members. Any member may propose that a distinguished beekeeper may be appointed as an Honorary Member, this may be conferred by a simple majority of the members attending an Annual General Meeting. An Honorary Member shall enjoy the privileges of an Associate Member
The Committee may terminate any membership of any member bringing the Association into disrepute. The members concerned shall have the right to address and be heard by the Committee before a final decision is made.
The Annual Subscriptions for the following year will be fixed at the AGM which takes place early in each year.
The Management of the Association shall be vested in a Committee consisting of: President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer and up to seven committee members to be elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. A minimum of four members of the Association to form a quorum of the Committee. The Committee may co-opt a further two members to serve on the Committee if deemed necessary, and submit to the Annual General Meeting recommendations for the appointment of a President who shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
8. General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting is to be held early in each year. A Special General Meeting may be called by the Secretary within 14 days upon the receipt of a requisition signed by ten members of the Association stating the business for which the meeting is to be called. Members are to be given at least 14 days notice of a meeting.
Members may vote as described in Rule 5. Voting will be by show of hands. The Chairman will have a casting vote if a tie is declared.
9. Funds and Finance
a. All funds shall be devoted to the Aims of the Association.
b. A bank account shall be opened in the name of the group.
c. All cheques shall be signed by 2 of 3 signatories authorised by a General Meeting.
d. The financial year shall run from 1 January to 31 December in each year.
10. Alteration of Rules.
No alteration may be made to these rules except at the Annual General Meeting or at a Special General Meeting, notice of a proposal for such alterations to be sent to the Secretary fourteen days before such Meeting. The Secretary is to give notice of proposals to alter the Rules in the notice given in accordance with Rule 8.
11. Arrears of Subscription
Any member who fails to pay his subscription to the Association before 31st March in any year shall be deemed to have ceased to be a member on that date, but on payment of all arrears of his subscriptions he shall be eligible to rejoin the Association. The benefits of membership of neither the Association nor BBKA will be available retrospectively for the period when the member was in arrears. In the special case of Bee Disease Insurance the rules of Bee Disease Insurance Limited shall apply.
12. Winding Up (Dissolution)
A proposal for the winding up of the Association must be put to a Special General Meeting of the membership. To be effective such a proposal must be carried by a vote of a minimum of 75% of all of the Members, present and written proxy votes. Any assets held by the Association after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall be given or transferred to a similar local organisation as determined by the members at the Meeting. The Association’s Trophies will be disposed of taking into account, where possible, the views of the original donors or their heirs.
13. Custody of Rules of Association
A signed copy of the Rules of The Association is to be held by the Chairman, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. All Members are to be given a copy of the Rules of the Association.
When the Chairman changes, a copy of the rules should be signed by the incoming chairman and the copies held by the Secretary and the Treasurer shall be replaced.
Signed: Dave Whitmore (Chairman) & Robin Bagnall (Secretary)
Adopted at AGM 2014
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