A Constitution of the Ayrshire Country Sports Club (ACSC) adopted on the
4th day of August 2017
The title of the club shall be Ayrshire Country Sports Club aka ACSC.
The headquarters of the club shall be at the current secretary’s address.
The objects and aims of the club shall be to foster and encourage the support of clay
shooting, simulated game (clay pigeon), archery, air rifle target shooting, game shooting,
wildfowling, rough shooting, fishing, to arrange and organise practice shoots, to arrange
matches and competitions, both among members and affiliated clubs, and to improve the
standard of shooting and sporting among members.
The management committee of the club shall be composed of the Chairman,
Secretary, Treasurer, Shoot Coordinator, as well as 1/2 committee members, all of whom
shall have full voting powers, four of whom shall form a quorum. And new Officers posts
can be added with a majority vote from committee as Club gets bigger. However all
Committee members need to partake in decision making. Any committee member found
not to be helping with decisions etc will be asked to leave the committee so their position
can be filled with someone who will work.
The president post can only be held by an ex chair. The president has the power to
veto any decision of the committee for the good of the club
The committee shall have power to fill any vacancies during the current year, and shall
have power to form sub-committees as may be required for special purposes.
Any full member wishing to become a titled officer of the club must be prepared
to undertake the role as the previous canditate did to their full ability. Failure to do so
will result in them being removed from their post
All monies received on behalf of the club shall forthwith be paid into the account of the club
at the bank. The Treasurer plus Chair shall have power to draw on such account, and
no cheques shall be drawn by him/her unless previously sanctioned by a resolution of the
committee. No prizes or other articles shall be purchased or debts or liabilities incurred on
behalf of the club by a person without the previous sanction of a resolution of the
The annual subscription of the club shall be ……£45 Adult £30 Jnr…….. per annum subject
review annually. The financial year of the club shall be from Jan 1st to Dec 31st.
All members fees must be paid by Dec 31st each year for the following years membership.
(between 1st Dec to 31st Dec is your payment period unless by prior arrangement).
New members will be serve 1 full year as a probationery member after this time they
will become a full member with full voting rights etc.
The committee shall have power to form such bye-laws as they consider will be
conducive to the good of the club and to the encouragement of the sports.
In interests of the club the committee reserves the right to refuse an application,
remove a member or put a member on probation should said member have a licence
refused or revoked. This of course depends on said members situation
Any member whose subscription is unpaid on Jan 1st (beginning of new membership
year) shall not be allowed any of the privileges of membership (unless prior
The committee may strike out names of members whose
subscriptions are more than two months in arrears.
Members who leave the club for whatever reson cannot rejoin
within 12 calendar months and their new application will
be under committee consideration thereafter.
Any member may introduce no more than one guest at a time, with the exception
of an ex member who cannot be invited as a guest. A nominal fee may be
charged depending on activity, And prior notification may be required.
The committee shall be empowered to request the resignation of any member if it be
proved to their satisfaction that his/her conduct warrants it; and in the event of his/her
failing to resign, the committee may remove such member’s name without further notice.
The resolution calling upon a member to resign or remove his/her name from the list shall
be carried by votes of the majority of the members present and voting, notwithstanding
anything herein contained to the contrary as regards a quorum or otherwise. And no fees
will be refunded. This clause includes any committee members.
It is a condition of membership that the club will not be held responsible for any accident
and/or injury incurred by members or visitors, or property.
It is a requirement of all members to have their own Insurance in force at all times, and if
requested by Secretary may produce it.
If a committee member resigns from their post, they cannot be in the committee either
as an Officer or sub committee member for a period of 12 months.
All members are expected to conduct themselves in a cordial fashion; however, this
does not exclude a reasonable sense of humour.
Officers and Sub Committee members to serve up to 5 years. Unless circumstances force
their decision otherwise. After this term they can be re-elected back into their posts.
It is a condition of all members to abide by all conditions and rules of the club and not have
been ever prosecuted of any poaching offences or asked to leave any estate’s grounds etc.
All money raised by membership or fund raising is to be used in the daily running of the
club in any aspect the committee deem prevalent as well as on occasion subsidising events
of any activity in full or part., providing prizes at end of year for any competitions that have
been held throughout the year. The committee will ensure a fairness of distribution of funds
across all activities.
In the event of the Club being wound – up, the assets of the Club shall be liquidated and
any monies remaining after the settlement of all just debts shall be credited to RSPB. In the
event that the monies are insufficient to meet the debt incurred, all members shall bear
equal responsibility for the discharge of those debts.