Revised December 2012
2. Objectives of Footloose
2.2 To act in relation to Footloose objectives on behalf of and in the interests of Footloose members.
2.3 Other activities may be promoted from time to time, provided they are approved by the committee, an AGM or an EGM.
2.4 Reflecting onerous changes to the Group’s insurance requirements for 2012, Footloose will cease to pay for general insurance with effect from the renewal date in 2013 but will maintain public liability insurance for the Group’s protection. See also 9.3 below.
3. Membership of Footloose
3.2 Membership of Footloose shall only be open to individuals who recognize that hill walking and associated activities have a risk of personal injury or death. Members shall be deemed to be aware of and accept these risks and agree to be responsible for their own actions, clothing and equipment.
3.3 An AGM or EGM may confer honorary membership on long-standing members who have given considerable service to Footloose.
4. Management of Footloose
5. Officers of Footloose
5.2 The office of Chairman shall be for election annually, normally for a maximum of 3 years. A second term at a subsequent election will be permitted if the members so decide.
6. Committee of Footloose
6.2 The Committee shall be composed of the Officers of Footloose and may at its discretion co-opt up to two members to the Committee.
6.3 The Chairman or Treasurer/Membership Secretary shall be generally responsible for correspondence relating to the Group’s affairs, for announcing Committee meetings, and for the production and distribution of minutes from those meetings. Those officers shall also be responsible for announcing the AGM and shall give at least 10 clear days’ notice of such a meeting to all members. The Chairman or Treasurer/Membership Secretary shall also have identical responsibilities if a EGM is called. Items for inclusion should be submitted at least 15 days prior to the AGM or EGM. The Treasurer/Membership Secretary shall keep records about the Membership of Footloose.
6.4 The Chairman and Walks Programme Co-ordinator shall be responsible for arranging and distributing a programme of walks.
7. Annual General Meeting
7.2 The AGM shall receive reports, elect officers, determine subscriptions and approve any changes to the Constitution.
7.3 Decisions that require a vote of members shall be by a simple majority.
8. Extraordinary General Meeting
9. Rules of Footloose
9.2 All members shall abide by the conditions of membership of Footloose. Membership may be withdrawn from any member who habitually or deliberately fails to abide by the conditions of membership, provided that such withdrawal of membership has the approval of the majority of Footloose officers. Any such withdrawal shall be subject to confirmation at the next AGM.
9.3 All members will be required to sign an annual disclaimer of liability form with their annual subscription to absolve the Club from any responsibility for their individual safety on membership activities.
10. Amendments to the Constitution of Footloose
11. Dissolution of the Club