Wessex Basketball Association
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Wessex Basketball Association Constitution

1. Name
2. Objectives
3. Membership
4. Officers
5. Executive Committee
6. Wessex Basketball League
7. Finance
8. Annual General Meeting
9. Extraordinary General Meeting
10. Constitution and League Regulations
11. Discipline
12. General

1. NAME
(a) The Association shall be called the Wessex Basketball Association, hereinafter referred to as 'The Association'.

2. OBJECTIVES
(a) To promote and encourage the game of Basketball.

(b) To act as the controlling body in the County of Berkshire and the districts of Basingstoke, Hart and Rushmoor in the County of Hampshire, hereinafter referred to as 'The Area', on behalf of Basketball England(BE).

(c) To approve and promote competitions within The Area.

(d) To run a league competition for men and women. This league shall be known as the Wessex Basketball League.

3. MEMBERSHIP
(a) Any League, Association or Club located within the geographical boundaries as indicated above, shall be eligible for affiliation, provided that it complies with the rules and regulations of Basketball England.

(b) Any person who is a member of an affiliated club shall be eligible for membership of the Association, provided that he complies with the rules and regulations of Basketball England.

4. OFFICERS
(a) The Officers of the Association shall be: Area Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer/ Registrar, Technical Officer, Webmaster, Development Officers, Cup Competitions Manager and Child Welfare Officer.

(b) The Officers of the Association shall be elected at the Association's Annual General Meeting (AGM) and serve for a period of one year.

(c) The Association's affairs shall be managed by the aforementioned Officers, with the exception of the Vice-Presidents, together with the members of the Executive Committee.

5. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
(a) The Executive Committee shall consist of the Association Officers, and one representative from each recognised League (The Open League Manager & The Women’s League Manager) and the Cup competitions Manager.

(b) In addition, the Executive Committee may co-opt any other members whose services may be considered to be of value to the Association.

(c) The Sports Council Southern Region shall be invited to nominate one of their members to attend the Executive Committee meetings, but without power to vote.

(d) The affiliated Schools Basketball Association(s) in the area shall be invited to nominate one member each to attend Executive Committee meetings.

(e) A liaison officer to represent Disabled Basketball should be invited to attend Executive Committee meetings.

(f) The Executive Committee shall have the power to fill vacancies in its membership.

(g) The Executive Committee shall have the power to appoint sub-committees from its own members or other persons as it sees fit.

(h) The Officers of the Executive Committee shall be elected at the Association's AGM and serve for a period of one year.

6. WESSEX BASKETBALL LEAGUE
(a) The Wessex Basketball League Committee shall manage the affairs of the Wessex Basketball League.

(b) The Wessex Basketball League Committee shall consist of League Chairman, Secretary, Open League Manager, Women's League Manager, Officials Manager and Fixtures Manager.

(c) The Officers of the Wessex Basketball League Committee shall be elected at the Association's AGM and serve for a period of one year.

(d) The Executive Committee shall have the power to fill vacancies in the membership of the Wessex Basketball League Committee.

(e) An annual review of the Wessex Basketball League shall be included in the Association's AGM.

(f) The Wessex Basketball League shall be run in accordance with the Wessex Basketball League Regulations.

7. FINANCE
(a) The financial year of the Association shall end on 31st May, and a statement of accounts, up to and including this date, shall be presented at the Association's AGM.

(b) The funds of the Association shall be deposited in a recognised bank, and the Treasurer on behalf of the Executive Committee shall sign all cheque's drawn on the account. Transactions must be authorised by the Executive Committee via minutes and invoices.

(c) In the event of the Association disbanding, all funds and assets shall become the property of BE.

8. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
(a) The Association's AGM shall be held by 31 July.

(b) The Annual Report of the Executive Committee and a statement of accounts shall be presented.

(c) At least twenty-one days notice specifying the place, date and hour, together with the Agenda shall be given to all affiliated Clubs, Leagues and Associations, who shall inform their members.

(d) Each affiliated League, Association and Club, and each officer of the Executive Committee and Wessex Basketball League shall be entitled to one vote at the AGM.

(e) All matters shall be decided by ballot or by show of hands (at the discretion of the Association Chairman) of those members present and qualified to vote.

(f) A majority in excess of opposition of one third of the vote cast shall be necessary to carry any resolution in respect of the Constitution of the Association. Other resolutions shall be decided by a simple majority, and in the event of a tie, the Association Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.

(g) No person may vote in more than one capacity.

9. EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
(a) An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Association shall be convened on the resolution of the Executive Committee, or within one month of receipt by the Association's Secretary of a resolution signed by the secretaries of at least six affiliated clubs.

(b) At least fourteen days notice of the place, date, hour and business of the meeting shall be given to Club, League and Association Secretaries, who shall inform their members.

(c) Procedure shall be as at the Association's AGM (see item 8).

10. CONSTITUTION AND LEAGUE REGULATIONS
(a) No amendment to the Constitution and League Regulations shall be effected, unless at an Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting.

(b) Any proposed amendments to the Constitution and League Regulations shall be submitted to the Association's Secretary by 30th April, or in the case of an EGM, with the resolution requesting the meeting.

(c) In the event of any question or matter arising, which is not provided for in the Constitution and League Regulations, the Executive Committee shall deal with such matters.

11. DISCIPLINE
(a) The Association shall be responsible for the conduct of players and officials and it may delegate this responsibility to member Leagues and Associations as it sees fit.

12. GENERAL
(a) Notwithstanding anything contained above, the jurisdiction of the Association shall be as laid down by BE. The decision of the National Executive Committee of Basketball England shall always be binding, and may set aside this Constitution.

(b) In the event of a resolution being passed at a General Meeting of Basketball England to disband or amend the boundaries of this Area Association, the decision shall have immediate effect.

 

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