The Society

Durham Castle Society

Constitution

It was first constituted as the Durham Castlemen's Society on 4th July, 1947 and the constitution has been subject to amendment including the change of name at subsequent AGM's.

1.       Title. 

The title of the Association shall be 'THE DURHAM CASTLE SOCIETY’

2.       Membership.

Membership shall be open to all members of University College, Durham, and all members of the teaching and administrative staff of the Durham Colleges and the University who at any time have been resident in the College.

3.       Object.

To maintain contacts and provide a channel for the interchange and expression of views, to sustain in members an interest in the life and well-being of the College, and to extend its influence.

4.       Committee.

The Committee shall consist of up to fifteen voting members and shall have the power to co-opt not more than two others. Elected members are the officers, being the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Editor of Castellum, elected annually, and six members elected for three years. Ex officio members are the Master of University College as Chairman of the Society, and the Senior Student in Residence, President of the Middle Common Room, President of the Senior Common Room and Sabbatical Development Officer. Co-opted members will offer themselves for election as elected members at the next AGM. The position of Representative on College Council and Representative on The University College Durham Trust will be held by an elected or co-opted member of the Committee.

5.       Meetings.

Meetings shall be annual and shall be held at a date to be recommended by the Committee - the date of the next meeting to be arranged at each AGM.

6.       Subscriptions.

There shall be a life subscription for students joining the College and for members of staff attached to the College, which will include an electronic copy of the annual magazine, Castellum. Members paying an annual subscription will receive a printed copy of Castellum. Subscriptions shall be recommended by the Committee and agreed at an AGM from time to time.

7.        University College Durham Trust

The Society will continue to encourage support of the charitable fund supporting the College.

8.        Operational Procedures of the Society

The Officers and Committee will set down operational procedures which may be varied and agreed at an AGM. A copy available for inspection will be kept in the College Office.

9.       Alteration of Constitution.

This Constitution may only be altered at an AGM. Notice of motion must be sent to the Secretary one month before the meeting and be placed on the Agenda.

8.        Conduct of the Society

The Officers and Committee will set down a set of operational procedures which may be varied as circumstances require. A copy available for inspection will be kept in the College Office.

9.       Alteration of Constitution.

This Constitution may only be altered at an AGM. Notice of motion must be sent to the Secretary one month before the meeting and be placed on the Agenda.

 

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