The name of the club shall be The West Lancs Boxer Training Club, and its membership shall be open to persons resident in Great Britain or abroad.
The objectives of the club are to promote Boxers so that they may be regarded as a well behaved breed in the community.
The club shall consist of:
a) The officers of the club who shall be: Patron, President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Treasurer.
b) Honorary Vice Presidents.
c) The Committee who shall be the Officers of the club.
d) An unlimited number of ordinary members.
4. MANAGEMENT OF THE CLUB
a) Any member of the committee absent from three consecutive committee meetings with out good reason being given, shall cease to be a member of the committee.
b) The General Committee shall have the power to co-opt new members, to fill vacancies as the need arises.
c) Applicants for membership shall be subject to the approval of the Committee and the right of refusal be reserved.
The Society must make a list of members and their addresses available for inspection, if so requested by members of the Society or by the Kennel Club.
The ordinary and life subscriptions shall be reviewed annually by the Committee and placed before the Annual General Meeting for ratification. Subscriptions are due on the 1st January each year, payable to the Secretary or Treasurer.
The new members are entitled to all club privileges when a receipt of membership has been received from the Honorary Secretary or Treasurer.
Any member who shall be suspended under Kennel Club Rule A42j(4) and/or disqualified under Kennel Club Rule A42j(8) shall ipso facto cease to be a Member of the Society for the duration of the suspension and/or disqualification.
If the conduct of any member shall, in the opinion of the Committee of the Society, be injurious or likely to be injurious to the character or interests of the Society, the Committee may, at a meeting the noting convening which includes as an object the consideration of the conduct of the Member, determine that a Special General Meeting of the Society be called for the purpose of passing a resolution to expel him/her.
Notice of the Special General Meeting shall be sent to the accused member, giving particulars of the complaint and advising the place, date and hour of the meeting that he/she may attend and offer an explanation. If at the Meeting, a resolution to expel is passed by a two-thirds majority of the Members present and voting, his/her name shall forthwith be erased from the list of Members, and he/she shall thereupon cease for all purposes to be a Member of the Society except that he/she may, within two calendar months from the date of such Meeting, appeal to the Kennel Club upon and subject to such conditions as the Kennel Club may impose.
The financial year of the club shall be from 1st January to 31st December.
a) The Annual General Meeting of which suitable notice shall be given to members at least fourteen days prior to the meeting, and shall be held before March of each year to receive the report of the Committee and the balance sheet, to elect Officers and Committee and to discuss any agenda item of which eight days prior notice has been given to the Honorary Secretary in writing.
b) The Officers and Committee shall be elected by vote or ballot of those present at the A.G.M. All candidates must be nominated and seconded in writing to the Honorary Secretary at least eight days before the date of the A.G.M., except in the case of the Office Bearers or Committee Members who are available for, and desire members must be members for at least twelve months. Proposers must establish that their nominees are prepared to accept Office or Committee service as appropriate, if elected.
c) Two auditors will be appointed at the A.G.M who shall duly audit and sign the annual accounts prior to presentation.
A Special General Meeting shall be summoned by the Honorary Secretary if twenty five percent of the members send in a signed requisition stating the subject to be discussed. No other business than the agenda subject can be discussed at a Special General Meeting. The Committee of the club shall also be empowered to call a Special General Meeting.
The rules of the club shall not be altered except at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting. Any alterations passed at an A.G.M. or a Special General Meeting shall not be brought into force unitl the Kennel Club has been advised and given its approval of the alterations.
The funds of the club shall, in the name of the club, be deposited in a bank or banks, or invested in a manner approved by the General Committee. Withdrawals shall only be made on signature of two officers, one of whom shall be the Treasurer.
The Treasurer shall present a statement of accounts at each A.G.M. The accounts shall be duly audited and signed by two auditors who shall be appointed at the A.G.M.
The property of the club shall be vested in the Committee and in the event of the club ceasing to exist, any assets, cups or trophies (except those donated with specific conditions of return) shall be disposed of by the Committee.
13. THE KENNEL CLUB SHALL BE THE FINAL COURT OF APPEAL IN ALL DISPUTED MATTERS.
14. ANNUAL RETURNS TO THE KENNEL CLUB
The Officers acknowledge that during the month of January each year, Maintenance of the Title Fee will be forwarded to the Kennel Club by the Secretary for continuance of Registration and that by 31st July each year, other returns, as stipulated in Kennel Club Regulations for the Registration and Title of Societies and Breed Councils and the Affiliation of Agricultural Societies and Municipal Authorities be forwarded to the Kennel Club.
The Officers also acknowledge their duty to inform the Kennel Club of any changes of Secretary of the Society which may occur during the course of the year.