Constitution

BRAY BOWLING CLUB CONSTITUTION 2019


1. TITLE
The name of the Club shall be Bray Bowling Club, hereinafter referred to as the
‘Club’.

2. MAIN OBJECTS
The main object of the Club shall be to play, promote and foster the game of
bowls according to the Code of Laws adopted by The World Bowls Board. The
Club shall be affiliated to the Irish Bowling Association, the Irish Women’s
Bowling Association, the Bowling League of Ireland and the Ladies Bowling
League of Ireland.

3. GROUND
The Club’s home green shall be the bowling green at Failte Park, Adelaide
Road, Bray.

4. CREST
The Club’s crest shall be the Coat of Arms of Bray town with the words ‘Bray
Bowling Club’ underneath.

5. COLOURS
The colours of the Club shall be Red, Yellow and Blue.

6. BLAZER COLOUR
The blazer colour shall be Navy Blue.

7. MEMBERSHIP
The membership of the Club shall be divided into the following categories:-
Ordinary Members - Members who at the time of adoption of these Rules were
Full Members and those who in future may be elected as Ordinary Members by
the Executive Committee. Ordinary Members only shall be entitled to vote at the
General Meetings of the Club. The number of Ordinary Members shall not at
any time exceed 200.
Junior Members - Persons 13 years of age or over and under 25 at the start of
the Subscription Year. The number of Junior Members shall not at any time
exceed 50.
Pavilion Members - Members who are entitled to use the Clubhouse and other
Club Facilities, but who are not allowed the use of the green. The number of
Pavilion Members shall not at any time exceed 50.
Honorary Members - A limited number of persons who have distinguished
themselves by public or bowling services, or who have rendered special services
to the Club, may, on the recommendation of the Executive Committee, be
elected at a General Meeting to be Honorary Members of the Club. They shall
not have voting rights nor be eligible to sit on the Executive or Section
Committees, but shall eligible to compete in competitions for which they are
otherwise qualified. Honorary Members elected as Trustees as defined in Rule
14 Motions proposing Honorary Membership must be submitted to the general
body of members at a General Meeting.

8. ELECTION OF MEMBERS
Application for membership must be made by completing the form provided
which is available on request from the Hon. Secretary. All categories of
membership shall be elected at the discretion of the Executive Committee by
ballot and a member in any category shall not be entitled automatically to
become a member in another category. Every candidate for membership of the
Club, in whichever category, shall be proposed and seconded by two Ordinary
Members who have held their membership for at least two years. A member may
support no more than three (3) candidates for membership as proposed and/or
Seconder in any one calendar year. Applications must be signed by the applicant
and by the proposer and seconder who shall be Ordinary Members of the Club.
The procedure for election shall be as follows:
An interval of not less than two week shall elapse between nomination and
election of Members and the names of all persons as Ordinary Members shall be
displayed in a conspicuous place in the Club premises for at least one week
before election.
The application shall then be referred to the appropriate Section Committee for
consideration, on the suitability of the applicant for membership of the Club.
The Section Committee shall then pass its recommendation to the Executive
Committee to be voted upon by secret ballot, the decision to be based on a
simple majority.
All newly elected members shall be on probation for one year. They shall have
the right to attend, speak and vote at General Meetings of the Club if their
membership allows. At the end of one year the Executive Committee shall
decide if the membership is to be confirmed. If the membership is not confirmed
and an entrance fee has been paid it shall be returned.
Candidates who have been elected to membership and who fail to pay their
entrance fee, if applicable, and annual subscription within one calendar month
from the date of their official notice advising them of their election, shall thereby
render their election null and void.

9. SUBSCRIPTIONS, LEVIES, CAPITATION AND ENTRANCE FEES
The annual subscription for each category of membership, all levies and
entrance fees shall be determined at a General Meeting by the submission of a
motion in accordance with Rule 23. They shall remain as so determined until
altered by a subsequent General Meeting.
Ordinary members 65 years or over before or on the start date of a subscription
year shall be entitled to avail of a reduced membership fee for that and
subsequent years as determined by a General Meeting.
The subscription year shall commence on the 31st January each year and end on
the 30th January the following year. Annual subscriptions shall be renewed
before 28th February each year. Members who are elected after the 30th June
shall be liable for half the annual subscription for that year.
In addition to the annual subscription each member shall pay the capitation fees
set each year by the BLI and LBLI as appropriate.
Newly elected members may be required to pay an entrance fee as determined
by a General Meeting.
Members who do not renew their annual subscriptions by 28th February shall
cease to be members forthwith and shall be required to re-apply for membership
before exercising any of the privileges of the Club.
The Executive Committee shall be empowered to consider special case such as
hardship, with regard to the payment of fees for a period of one subscription
year only.

10. DUTIES OF OFFICERS
The Officers of the Club shall be:
The President, Honorary Secretary; Honorary Treasurer, Men's Captain and the
Ladies Captain. They shall be nominated in accordance with Rule 24 and elected
in accordance with Rule 21.
The President
The president shall take the chair at all General Meetings and at all Executive
Committee Meetings. In his/her absence or his/her request (if present) the
Treasurer shall take the chair. In the absence of both the President and the
Treasurer any Ordinary Member of the Club present may be appointed to act as
Chairman by a simple majority of the Ordinary Members present at the meeting
and voting. The Chairman shall have a casting vote in addition to his/her vote as
a member. The Chairman has the right to abstain from using the casting vote.
In addition to the above duties the President shall preside at such functions as
decided by the Executive Committee.
The President may hold office for a maximum period of three consecutive years,
but must be voted into office each year and must be a playing member or explaying member of the Club.
The Hon. Secretary
The Hon. Secretary shall:
Convene all Executive Committee Meetings and General Meetings
and shall record the minutes of these meetings
Carry out such other duties as decided by the Executive Committee
Assist the President with the ongoing business of the Club.
All correspondence with the Executive Committee shall be addressed to the Hon
Secretary.
The Hon. Treasurer
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The Hon. Treasurer shall:
Collect all fees and subscriptions
Pay all bills as authorised by the Executive Committee
Keep a record of all financial transactions
Present a monthly report on the Club's financial position to the
Executive Committee
Arrange for a duly audited Statement of Accounts to be prepared for
the Club's Financial Year and circulate the Statement of Accounts to
members with the notice of the AGM
The accounts of the Club shall be audited at least once in every year by an
auditor appointed at the Club's AGM.
Ladies Captain and Men's Captain
The Captain shall be responsible for the conduct of the members of their own
Section. Captains shall carry out any such duties as instructed by the Executive
and/or their Section Committee.

11. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The executive authority of the Club responsible for the implementation of all
decisions of the Annual General Meeting and for the conduct of the general
business of the Club shall be the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers and four other members
(two from the Men's Section and two from the Ladies Section), all of whom
shall be elected by the Annual General Meeting. They shall be nominated in
accordance with Rule 24 and elected in accordance with Rule 21.
The Men's Captain and two members from the Men's Section shall be voted for
by members of the Men's Section only. The Ladies' Captain and the two
members from the Ladies' Section shall be voted for by members of the Ladies'
Section only.
Vacancies on the Executive Committee shall be filled by co-option by the
Executive Committee.
If the office of President or any other office falls vacant, the vacancy shall be
filled by the election by the Executive Committee of one of its members.
In the event of insufficient nominations for Officers or Committees, members
nominations shall be accepted by the President from the members present at the
Annual General Meeting.

12. FUNCTIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Subject to the control and direction of the Annual General Meeting the
Executive Committee shall be the administrative authority of the Club and be
responsible for the conduct of the arrangements for Annual General and
Extraordinary General Meetings and for giving effect to the decisions thereof,
and for the conduct of the general business of the Club.
The Executive Committee shall not initiate or contest any legal proceedings
without the prior approval of the members by the submission of a motion at the
Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting convened for this
purpose.
The Executive Committee shall consider and decide upon applications for
membership of the Club and shall make their decisions known in each case
within two months after receipt of an application made in accordance with the
prescribed conditions.
The Executive Committee may appoint Sub-Committees for any purpose
conducive to the effective discharge or in pursuance of the functions of the Club.
Such Sub Committees may, if considered desirable consist of non-members of
the Executive or Section Committees.
A Public Relations Officer shall be appointed by the Executive Committee and
shall act in accordance with their instructions.

13. GREENS COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee shall appoint a Greens Committee consisting of a
Convenor and two other members. The Greens Committee shall have the power
to co-opt additional members. The function of this Committee shall be the care,
maintenance and upkeep of the green and its surrounds. The Greens Convenor or
a member of the Greens Committee authorised by the Convenor shall have the
power to curtail or suspend play on the green.
The Greens Convenor shall submit a report each month to the Executive
Committee.

14. TRUSTEESHIP
There shall be four Trustees of the Club. They shall be nominated in accordance
with Rule 24 and elected in accordance with Rule 21. They shall remain in
office for a maximum period of ten years or until their resignation or removal
from office at an Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting of the members or
loss of membership under these Rules.
The Trustees for the time of their being in office shall be the sole custodians of
all the Club's property. They shall have the authority to lease or purchase lands
or property on behalf of the Club, and to borrow such sums of money as may
from time to time be authorised by an Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting
of the members.
No member shall have the right to remove from the Club premises any property
of the Club without the written consent of any two Trustees in office.

15. INDEMNIFICATION OF TRUSTEES, OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Every Trustee, Officer and Executive Committee member shall be indemnified,
out of the assets of the Club, against all losses or liabilities which they, jointly or
individually, may sustain or incur while properly discharging their duties in
accordance with these Rules.
Each Ordinary Member (including such of Trustees and other Officers of the
Club as are Ordinary Members) shall contribute equally to such indemnification
and such indemnity shall be deemed to be, a condition of membership of the
Club.

16. SECTION COMMITTEES
These Committees shall be responsible for the implementation of all decisions
of:-
The Annual General Meeting of the Club relevant to their Section
Appropriate Section Annual General Meeting
The Executive Committee, affecting the members of their Section
They shall also be responsible for the conduct of the general business
of their Section.
Each Section Committee shall consist of seven members who shall be nominated
in accordance with Rule 24 and elected in accordance with Rule 21:-
The appropriate Captain
All the Executive Committee members from that Section
Such other Ordinary Members of that Section who shall be elected
at the Section Annual General Meeting to bring the Committee
membership to a total of seven members.
The Section Captain shall preside as Chairperson at all Section Meetings. In the
absence of the Captain a chairperson may be appointed by a ballot of the
membership to a total of seven members.
Where the Honorary Club Secretary is ineligible for membership of a Section
Committee a committee member shall be appointed as Secretary for that Section.

17. CLUB MEETINGS
Fourteen days’ notice of Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings shall be
given in writing to all members entitled to attend such meetings.
Club Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting shall be held in the month of November at a venue
and on such a date and at such a time as may be decided by the Executive
Committee.
The Agenda shall include:
Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
Minutes of any Extraordinary General Meeting held during the year
Honorary Secretary's Report
Honorary Treasurer's Report
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Election of Officers and Executive Committee Members
Amendment of Club Rules
Motions
Any Other Business
Club Extraordinary General Meeting
An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club may be summoned at discretion
of the Executive Committee or on a requisition in writing to the Honorary
Secretary, signed by at least thirteen Ordinary Members of the Club, such notice
to state the specific nature of the business to be discussed. No other business
shall be discussed other than that for which the meeting is convened. An
Extraordinary General Meeting may also be summoned on behalf of an Ordinary
member whose membership has been suspended, subject to such a request being
made in writing to the Honorary Secretary within fourteen days of the Notice of
Suspension being posted. The Honorary Secretary must call the Extraordinary
General Meeting within one calendar month of receiving notification.
Section Annual General Meetings
The Ladies' and Men's Sections shall hold their Annual General Meetings at
least 10 days prior to the Club Annual General Meeting.
The venue, date and time may be set by the Sections Committees.
The agenda shall include
Minutes of the last Section Annual General Meeting
Minutes of any Extraordinary General Meeting held in the last year
Honorary Secretary's Report
Captain's Report
Election of Committee Members
Election of the Club's Nominee for President of the BLI or LBLI
Council if the nomination is to be made to Council in the coming
season.
Amendment of the Section's Rules
Motions
Any Other Business
Extraordinary Section General Meeting
Extraordinary Section General Meetings of the Men’s or Ladies' Sections may
be summoned at the discretion of the Section Committee or on requisition in
writing to the Honorary Secretary, signed by at least thirteen (13) Ordinary
Members of that Section, such notice to state specific nature of the business to
be discussed. No other business shall be discussed. The Honorary Section
Secretary must call the Extraordinary Section General Meeting within one
calendar month of receiving notification.
Committee Meetings
The Executive Men's Section and Ladies Section Committees shall meet each
month at a date and time agreed by each Committee.
Extraordinary Meetings of the Committee may be called at the discretion of the
Committee Chairperson or by request in writing to the Honorary Club Secretary
or Section Secretary as appropriate, signed by three (3) or more Committee
Members. Such request must state the specific nature of the business to be
discussed.

18. QUORUM
The quorum for each of the above meetings shall be as follows:

Annual Club General Meeting
Twenty one (21) Ordinary Members

Extraordinary Club Genera
Twenty one (21) Ordinary Members

Annual Section General
Thirteen (13) Ordinary Members

Extraordinary Section General
Thirteen (13) Ordinary Members

Executive Committee
Five (5) Committee Members

Section Committee
Five (5) Committee Members

19. ATTENDANCE AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Should any member of any committee be absent from three consecutive
meetings, or five meetings in all in the year, without reasonable explanation
he/she shall cease to be a member of that committee. The committee shall have
the right to fill the vacancy at their next meeting by co-option.

20. SELECTION OF TEAMS
Each Section Committee shall appoint selectors for each of the teams in their
Section. The structure of the selection committee shall only be altered at a
Section Annual General Meeting by the submission of a motion in accordance
with Rule 23.

21. METHOD OF VOTING
All Ordinary Members of the Club as defined in Rule 7 above shall have full
voting powers. The election of Trustees, Officers, BLI / LBLI Nominees and
members of committees shall be by secret ballot, each Ordinary Member
recording their preference on the ballot papers provided. Voting at the Annual
General, Extraordinary General, Men's Section or Ladies' Section General
Meetings shall be by a show of hands, each Ordinary Member having one vote.

22. TELLERS AND SCRUTINEERS
Four Ordinary Members or such other members as may be agreed at the time of
the meeting shall be appointed as tellers and scrutineers. The teller’s duties shall
be to count and record the votes taken on every occasion on which a division is
taken. Their decision as to the numbers recorded on any vote shall be final. In
cases where the tellers disagree the president shall order a recount.
The scrutineers shall be responsible for the arrangements for the election by
ballot of the Officers and members of committees. They shall take account of the
ballot papers available and distributed, shall be responsible for excess ballot
papers available and not distributed and take such steps as to ensure the validity
of the election.
No candidate for office may be elected as a teller or scrutineer.

23. MOTIONS AND AMENDMENTS
Motions for the Agenda of an Annual General, Extraordinary General, or
Section Annual General Meetings may be submitted by the Executive
Committee, Men’s Section or Ladies' Section Committee or by Ordinary
Members entitled to be represented at the meetings. Each motion must be signed
by at least two members and forwarded to reach the Honorary Club Secretary or
Section Secretary as appropriate at least fourteen days before the Annual
General Meeting or by such time as may be fixed by the Executive Committee in
the case of an Extraordinary General Meeting. All Motions shall be posted on
the Club Notice Board for a period up to and including the date of the meeting
of not less than ten consecutive days.

24. NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION AS TRUSTEES, OFFICERS AND
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Nominations for election as Trustees, Officers, Executive Committee and
Section Committee membership must be submitted in writing to the Honorary
Secretary. The nomine shall indicate in writing his/her willingness to accept the
nomination, which must be signed by at least two Ordinary Members excluding
the nominee. The nomination must be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary at
least fourteen days before the Annual General Meeting.
The Honorary Secretary shall list the nominations for all positions along with the
names of those proposing and seconding such nominations on Club Notice
Board at least ten days before the General Meeting at which voting is to take
place.
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A person nominated for election as a Trustee must be in continuous membership
of the Club for a period of not less than five consecutive years immediately prior
to the election date.
A person nominated for election as an Officer of the Club, or as a member of the
Executive Committee must be an Ordinary Member of the Club for a period of
not less than two consecutive years immediately prior to an election date.
A person nominated for election as a member of a Section Committee must be
an Ordinary Member of the Club for a period of not less than one year
immediately prior to an election date.

25. NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION AS THE CLUB'S NOMINEE FOR
THE PRESIDENCY OF THE BLI OR LBLI COUNCILS
Nominations for election as the Club's Nominee for the Presidency of the BLI or
LBLI Councils must be submitted in writing to the Honorary Secretary. The
nominee shall indicate in writing his/her willingness to accept the nomination,
which must be signed by at least two Ordinary Members of the relevant Section
excluding the nominee. The nomination must be forwarded to the Honorary
Secretary at least fourteen days before the Annual General Meeting.
The Honorary Secretary shall list the nominations for all positions along with the
names of those proposing and seconding such nominations on the Club Notice
Board at least ten days before the General Meeting at which voting is to take
place.
A person nominated for these positions must be an Ordinary Member of the
Club for a period of not less than five consecutive years immediately prior to the
election date.

26. INCOME AND PROPERTY
The income and property of the Club shall be applied solely towards the
promotion of its main object(s) as set forth in this Constitution. No portion of the
Club’s income and property shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by
way of dividend, bonus or otherwise, by way of profit, to the members of the
Club. No Officer shall be appointed to any office of the Club paid by salary or
fees, or receive any renumeration or other benefit in money or money’s worth
from the Club. However, nothing shall prevent any payment in good faith by the
Club of:
a) reasonable and proper renumeration to any member, officer or
servant of the Club (not being an officer) for any service rendered to
the Club;
b) interest at a rate not exceeding 5% per annum on money lent by
Officers or other members of the Club to the Club;
c) reasonable or proper for premises demised and let by any member of
the Club (including any Officer) to the Club;
d) reasonable and proper out-of-pocket expenses incurred by any
Officer in connection with their attendance to the matter affecting the
Club;
e) fees, renumeration or other benefit in money or money’s worth to any
Company of which an Officer may be a member holding not more
than one hundred part of the issued capital of such Company;

27. WINDING-UP
If upon the winding-up or dissolution of the Cub there remains, after the
satisfaction of all its debt and liabilities, any property whatsoever, it shall not be
paid to or distributed among the members of the Club. Instead it shall be
returned to the Club’s landlord (Wicklow County Council).

28. KEEPING OF ACCOUNTS
Annual accounts shall be kept and made available to the Revenue
Commissioners on request.

29. DISCIPLINE/GRIEVENCE PROCEDURE
The Executive Committee shall be empowered to investigate on its own
initiative or on complaint made by a member or members the conduct or action
of any member(s) which is alleged to be detrimental to the interests of the Club.
The member(s) whose conduct or action is the subject of the investigation shall
be informed in writing of the charge or complaints made against them. They
shall be given ample opportunity to reply to such a complaint or charge. If the
complaint or charge be proven and the Executive Committee decides that the
member(s) have been guilty of action detrimental to the interests of the Club the
Executive Council shall be empowered to take any of the following actions:
Call upon the member(s) to desist from such conduct or actions
Require the member(s) to take such steps as may be required to
correct or alter the matter complained of
Require the member(s) to comply with such conditions as may be
required by the Executive Committee.
Notification of the Committee's decision, with an explanation for same, shall be
delivered in writing to the member concerned by registered letter post within
seven days from the date of such decision.
Should the member(s) refuse to carry out the directions of the Executive
Committee as listed above, the Executive Committee may thereupon suspend the
member(s) from membership of the Club pending consideration of the report
and recommendation of the Executive Committee by the next Annual General or
Extraordinary General Meeting convened for that purpose.
Should the Executive Committee consider that the complaint or charge proven
against the member(s) is of a most grave and serious nature they may
recommend to the next Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General
Meeting called for that purpose that they be expelled from membership of the
Club, and pending consideration of such recommendation by the Annual
General or Extraordinary General Meeting, the Executive Committee may
suspend the member(s) from membership of the Club.
Where a member(s) have been suspended from membership of the Club they
shall not be afforded the use of the facilities of the Club or clubhouse.
The Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General Meeting having
considered the report and recommendation of the Executive Committee made as
detailed above may:
Expel the member(s)
Terminate the suspension and restore the member(s) to full
membership subject to compliance with prescribed conditions if so
required
Continue the suspension for a further stipulated period subject to
such prescribed conditions as may be required.
The member(s) against whom a complaint or charge has been proven shall be
afforded full and adequate opportunity to appeal the report and/or
recommendation of the Executive Committee to the Annual General Meeting or
an Extraordinary General Meeting convened for that purpose.
Notification of the decision of the General Meeting, with an explanation for
same, shall be delivered in writing to the member concerned by registered letter
post within seven days from the date of such decision.

30. GRIEVANCES
Any member having a grievance or cause of complaint may give notice in
writing to the Honorary Secretary of their Section who shall bring the matter
before the Section Committee for consideration at the next Committee Meeting.
The member concerned may be requested in writing to attend an Extraordinary
Section Committee Meeting to discuss the grievance or complaint. The member
shall notify the Honorary Section Secretary of their intention to attend at least
three days before the date of such Extraordinary Meeting.

31. ADDRESSES OF MEMBERS
Each member shall communicate his/her address, or change of address, to the
Honorary Secretary, and all notices sent to such address by ordinary letter post
shall be deemed to have been delivered to such member.
Any notice or other document required to be served upon or sent to a Member
may be given by posting or delivery to or leaving same at his/her address by
means of e-mail address, text or other electronic identification provided to the
Club.
Any such notices or documents shall be deemed to have been duly given if sent
by pre-paid post 24 (twenty four) hours after posting and if delivered to or left
outside usual business hours and if sent by electronic communication when it
has been transmitted to the electronic information system designated by the
Member for the purpose of receiving such electronic communication.

32. INTOXICATING LIQUOR ACTS
Notwithstanding anything contained in these Rules any amendment alteration or
addition which may be necessary, on any application by or on behalf of the
Club, pursuant to any provisions of the Licensing Acts, 1833 to 1988 or the
Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 1988 or any Acts amending or extending
these enactments, may be made by the person in charge of such application
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provided that such amendments, alterations or additions shall be applicable only
to this Section of the Rules and only for the purpose of complying with changes
from time to time in the Licensing Laws.
An interval of not less than two weeks shall elapse between nomination and
election of Members and the names of all persons proposed as Ordinary
Members shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the Club premises for at
least one week before election in accordance with Rule 8.
No person shall become an Honorary Member or temporary member of the
Club, or be relieved of the payment of the regular entrance fee or subscription,
except those possessing the qualifications defined in these Rules, and subject to
the condition and regulations prescribed in these Rules.
A visitor shall not be supplied with excisable liquor in the Club premises unless
on the invitation and in the company of a Member and the Member shall, upon
the admission of such visitor to the Club premises or immediately upon his
being supplied with such liquor, enter his own name and the name and address
of the visitor in the book which shall be kept for the purpose, and which shall
show the date of each visit.
No member of the Club and no manager or servant employed in the Club, shall
have any personal interest in the sale of excisable liquor therein, or in the profits
arising from such sale. No excisable liquor shall be sold or supplied to any
person under 18 years of age.
No excisable liquor shall be sold or supplied fore consumption outside the
premises of the Club except to members and then only between the hours of
eight o'clock in the morning and ten o'clock at night.
Save as is otherwise provided by the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1988, no
intoxicating liquor shall be sold or exposed for sale:
a) on any weekday before the hour of half past ten in the morning and
during a period of summertime after the hour of half past eleven
o'clock in the evening
during a period which is not a period of summertime after the hour of
eleven o'clock in the evening
b) on any Sunday before the hour of half past twelve o'clock in the
afternoon and between the hours of two o'clock and four in the
afternoon and after the hour of eleven o'clock in the evening.
c) on St Patrick's Day, where that day falls on a weekday, before the
hour of half past twelve o'clock in the afternoon and after the hour of
eleven o'clock in the evening.
d) at any time on Christmas Day or Good Friday.
Nothing hereinbefore contained shall operate to prohibit the supplying for
consumption on the Club premises of excisable liquor to any person or the
consumption of excisable liquor on the Club premises by any person:
a) during a period which is not a period of summertime between the
hours of eleven o'clock in the evening on any weekday and half past
eleven o'clock on the same evening.
b) on any Sunday between the hours of two o'clock and three o'clock in
the afternoon.
c) on Christmas Day between the hours of one o'clock and three o'clock
in the afternoon and between the hours of seven o'clock and ten
o'clock in the evening.
If, in each case, the excisable liquor is:-
ordered by that person at the same time as a substantial meal.
consumed at the same time as with the meal.
supplied and consumed in the portion of the Club premises usually
set apart for the supply of meals and paid for at the same time as the
meal.

33. NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Bray Bowling Club is committed to equality of opportunity in all its practices,
policies and procedures.
It will ensure that no applicant or players will receive less favourable treatment
due to his/her sex, marital status, family status, age, sexual orientation, political
persuasion, religion, disability, race, colour, nationality, national or ethnic
origins, including membership of the travelling community in terms of applying
for membership and playing for Bray Bowling Club.
All applicants and players will be selected and treated on the basis of their
abilities and merits only and according to the requirements of the Club. All
players will have equal opportunities to show ability and to progress within Bray
Bowling Club.

34. INTERPRETATION OF RULES
The Executive Committee's interpretation of these Rules and all regulations
made by the Committee shall be binding on the every member until set aside by
an Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting.

35. ALTERATION OF RULES
The foregoing body of Rules forming the Constitution of the Club shall not be
enlarged, repealed or altered except by a Resolution (for which a Notice of
Motion shall have been given in accordance with Rule 23) passed by a two
thirds majority of those present and voting at an Annual or Extraordinary
General Meeting. The said Notice of Motion shall specify the exact nature of the
proposed alteration to the Rules.


SIGNED BY:                                  SIGNED BY:


AIDAN GALVIN                             FRANK DEVLIN
PRESIDENT                                 HONORARY SECRETARY

3rd DECEMBER 2019

 

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