ii) To rent, lease, purchase or otherwise obtain and provide fishing rights to be enjoyed equally by all members.
iv) To help create and support a flourishing wildlife habitat.
vi) To the extent practically possible provide adequate access to club waters for club members who experience mobility problems.
A brief resume of the people who have helped to bring the club to where it is
4.2 Any member making derogatory comments, about the Club or any other member, on any social networking site or forum will be deemed to have brought the Club into disrepute and may be expelled or suspended by the management committee.
7.1.3 The Management Committee will be responsible for keeping accurate accounts of the club’s affairs through the Treasurer.The accounts approved by the Treasurer will be made available at the AGM. The Committee may request the Treasurer to arrange for the accounts to be audited by an independent company of Chartered or Certified Accounts but is free to adopt the Treasurer’s accounts without an independent audit. In addition the Committee will arrange for an independent audit if a minimum of 10% of the paid up membership request such an audit in a written petition or at the AGM or an EGM. The Club will pay out of general revenue for a maximum of one independent audit per financial year.
7.2.12 The Management Committee will be responsible for introducing or amending any rules needed to benefit the club. Such amendments or new rules shall have effect until the next AGM has confirmed them or otherwise.
7.2.16 The current Club Committee and current Trustees have full control all of the Club’s assets, The 2014 A.G.M instructed the current Committee and current Trustees (as may be in office at any particular time) to take all reasonable steps to obtain and maintain such full control including the ability to sell without hindrance any such asset as and when it may be deemed to be in the best interests of the Club.
10.5 The business of the AGM will be:
10.5.1 To confirm the minutes of the previous AGM, and any General Meeting held since the previous AGM, as a true and correct record.
10.5.6 To transact any business, including Notice of Motions as received in 10.2
11.1 An EGM will be convened for the sole purpose to conduct any urgent business that cannot wait until the AGM
The club should work towards a single voice for anglers and provide the opportunity for all to go fishing whilst maintaining a healthy fish population and the right for all to fish without threat or hindrance.
Bay Malton Angling Club should have a media and communications team, to work in close partnership with all departments of the committee, to ensure that both the members and the general public know what BMAC is doing to promote and safeguard angling. The team should be in charge of producing our news letter or journals. Working with local journalists, they should help in the planning and publishing of articles and features which will gain publicity for the club: events, conservation work and charity work. They can help to ‘bite back’ when negative stories appear.
The strength of the club comes from its members. All should actively support the club. However there are over four million anglers in this country with many not belonging to a club. All anglers should be a member of a club in order to help to protect the activity they enjoy. BMAC will encourage every member to strive to recruit at least one new member to the club every year.
1. The organisation shall be The Bay MaIton Anglers herein after called The Angling Club, and is a non-profit making organisation.
(b) To rent, lease, purchase or otherwise obtain and provide fishing rights which shall be enjoyed equally by all members.
(d) To help create and support wildlife habitat.
13. Any member, when out angling, disturbing any other member shouting, whistling or making use of bad language shall be dealt with by the committee.
15. No member shall use a net in any water, whether rented by the club or not, for the purpose of taking fish of any description there from, unless permission of the owner or lessee is first obtained in writing. No member of the club shall be permitted in any water whether public or private, between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise except where permitted under the regulations governing the water.
20. Fish must not be transferred from one club water to another or to any other water outside to the jurisdiction of the club without the permission of the committee. Any member found guilty of contravention of this rule will be expelled
Bay Malton Angling Club is an association of its members and is not a legal entity in its own right. The subscriptions of the members do not buy a product but a pooling of all the Club’s member’s subscriptions enables the elected officers of the club to provide benefits for all members that would be beyond the resources of the individual members. Through the AGM the members have an opportunity to influence the direction of the Club. This legal structure leads to some complexity with regard to Safety considerations. We hope this document assists members understand how they can help the Committee (and hence the Club) stay on top of the Club’s safety management.
The Club (ie collectively the whole of the membership) rents or owns fishing rights and access on various waters on behalf of its members and where possible keeps those waters and access as hazard free as reasonably possible. However, the amount of work that can be undertaken is limited by the money available and the amount of time members are prepared to volunteer. It can be seen therefore that it is in the interest of all members for members to cooperate with the Club in helping minimise hazards and associated risk.