Our Mission

CONSTITUTION

1. NAME

 

1.1 The name of the organisation will be ‘Walsall Supporters for Change’ (WSFC).

 

2. OBJECTIVES

 

2.1 To engage with Walsall FC on a range of issues surrounding the operation of the club and its relationship with supporters, as set out by the organisation’s Mission Statement.

 

2.2 To raise questions and issues highlighted by our membership with the club via email, formal meetings and attendance at monthly Working Party Meetings.

 

2.3 To raise awareness of issues surrounding the operation of Walsall FC and inform fellow supporters of the organisation’s objectives and activities.

2.4 To maintain civil and respectful communication with the club, and for any demonstrations or awareness events to be conducted through co-operation with the club's safety and security personnel, as necessary.

 

2.5 For a civil and respectful approach to be extended to fellow supporters opposed to or not associated with the organisation or any activities organised by WSFC.

 

2.6 A commitment to transparency, with all correspondence with Walsall FC made public through the organisation’s website.

 

2.7 A commitment to continued and sustained activity.

 

3. MEMBERSHIP

 

3.1 Members will be adult (over 18) or junior (under 18). Only adult members are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

 

3.2 For the 2019/20 season annual membership is free for all members.

 

3.3 Future adoption of membership fees will be set by the committee at each AGM.

 

3.4 The membership year shall commence on 1st July annually.

 

3.5 The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held by 30th June each year.

 

3.6 Every candidate seeking membership of the organisation will complete an application form, which will be submitted to the committee for consideration. The committee will have absolute discretion for its acceptance and the issue of membership cards and copies of the constitution.

 

3.7 The committee shall have the power to reprimand, suspend or expel any member (including committee members) who infringe the rules or whose conduct renders him/her unfit for membership of the organisation.

 

4. COMMITTEE

 

4.1 A Committee consisting of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and no more than six (6) other persons shall be formed and elected annually.

 

4.2 Nominations for election to the committee, proposed and seconded in writing, must be submitted to the Secretary not less than fourteen (14) days prior to each publicised AGM.

 

4.3 The elected committee members shall appoint the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer at the first committee meeting after an AGM.

 

5. ATTENDANCE

 

5.1 Attendance at committee meetings shall be not less than three (3) people.

 

5.2 Attendance at the AGM of the organisation shall be not less than twenty (20) members or 25% of the membership, whichever is the smallest. This includes sitting members of the committee.

 

6. COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

6.1 The committee shall meet at least once a month.

 

6.2 The date, time and venue of each committee meeting shall be decided at the previous meeting and published on the organisation’s website.

 

6.3 Items for the agenda, and any relevant supporting papers, must be submitted at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to a committee meeting.

 

6.4 The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings, including reports from the Treasurer and a total amount of memberships to date.

 

6.5 Any committee member who fails to attend three (3) consecutive meetings without reasonable explanation will be deemed as having resigned from the body.

 

7. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS (AGM)

 

7.1 The AGM shall take place at a given date, time and venue and before the end of June of each year.

 

7.2 The purpose of the AGM is to elect the Committee for the coming season and to receive the annual report of the committee.

 

Please note: Only those adult members present at the AGM are eligible to vote at the AGM and no proxy votes are permitted.

 

8. EMERGENCY GENERAL MEETINGS (EGM)

 

8.1 The Chairman of the committee may, at their discretion, call an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) of the organisation.

 

8.2 The Secretary must also call an EGM within fourteen (14) days of receiving a written request to do so by at least five (5) members who have held membership of the organisation for a minimum of six (6) months.

 

9. DISSOLUTION

 

9.1 Walsall Supporters for Change can only be dissolved at an AGM or EGM.

 

9.2 The organisation may be dissolved at any time via a resolution passed by a two thirds majority of its members.

 

9.3 Any meeting to dissolve the organisation can only occur after twenty-one (21) days’ notice has been given to ALL members in writing.

 

9.4 In the event of the organisation dissolving, the assets and proceeds of the sale of effects shall be donated to an organisation with similar aims or to a charitable organisation as agreed at an AGM or EGM.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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