Constitution
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By-Laws

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(As amended at September 2018)
KRUGERSDORP BOWLING CLUB
Founded 1916
1. PREAMBLE
1.1 The name of the club shall be “THE KRUGERSDORP BOWLING CLUB”. The use hereinafter of the word “CLUB” shall mean the Krugersdorp Bowling Club and the use of the word “CONSTITUTION” shall mean the Constitution of the Krugersdorp Bowling Club.
1.2 The provisions of the Constitution and the by-laws of the Club shall bind all members of the club.
1.3 The constitution and the by-laws are not gender specific.

2. OBJECTIVES
The Club is promoted for the purpose of:
2.1 Playing the game of Lawn Bowls and to promote recreation and social enjoyment in connection therewith as also the development of the sport of Lawn Bowls;
2.2 The Club will as far as possible become and remain active in the community of Krugersdorp;
2.3 The Club shall be affiliated to Bowls South Africa through the Sables Bowling Association;
2.4 The Club shall abide by the laws of the game as laid down by Bowls South Africa;
2.5 The club shall have a separate legal personality and be capable of perpetual succession, i.e. not be dependent upon the identity or number of its members;
2.6 The club shall be capable of holding property and assets, i.e. apart from the property and assets of its individual members;
2.7 The club shall not have as its object the acquisition of gain for itself or its individual members;
2.8 The club shall be entitled to sue or be sued in it’s own name;
2.9 The club’s income and property shall not be distributable to its members or office bearers except as reasonable compensation for services rendered;
2.10 The club shall accept and abide by the spirit and terms of the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDFS) Anti-Doping Programme and the Anti-Doping Rules, including the application of its sanctions to individuals and shall respect the authority of and co-operate with SAIDFS and the hearing bodies in all anti-doping matters which are not governed by the rules of the relevant International Federation;
2.11 The club and its members shall abide by all agreements entered into between Bowls South Africa and any authority relating to the promotion, control or testing of prohibited substances and drug use by any member of any club in the republic of South Africa;
2.12 The club through its committee shall be obliged to take appropriate disciplinary action against any of its individual members who contravene any applicable code of conduct, rule, bylaw or resolution by the club committee, Sables District or Bowls SA or who commits any act deemed to be harmful to the sport of bowls or any other member or person at any club, bowls facility or bowls event or any other act which brings the sport into disrepute.

3. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
3.1 The affairs of the Club shall be administered by a Committee, which shall hereinafter be referred to as THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE”.
3.2 The Management Committee shall consist of an Executive Committee comprising of:
3.2.1 A President, who must have served on the Management Committee for the year immediately prior to election;
3.2.2 A Vice President;
3.2.3 An Honorary Secretary;
3.2.4 An Honorary Treasurer;
and at least five (5) and a maximum of seven (7) ordinary members.
3.3 All members of the Management Committee shall retire annually but are eligible for re-election.
3.4 No Club member of less than one (1) years standing shall be eligible for election to the Management Committee.
3.5 A quorum for meetings of the Management Committee shall be six (6).
3.6 The Management Committee shall be empowered to co-opt additional members where it is deemed necessary and in the interest of the Club.
3.7 The Management Committee shall meet as often as is necessary to discharge its duties.
3.8 At least seven (7) days notice of meetings shall be given to all Committee members stating the date, time and place of all such meetings.
3.9 On the written request of four (4) members of the Management Committee, stating the reason, a special meeting of the Management Committee shall be called subject to the provisions of sub clause 3.8 hereof.
3.10 Notwithstanding the foregoing, the President shall have the right, in a matter of urgency, to cause a meeting of the Management Committee to be called with less than seven days notice subject, however, at all time to the provision of sub clause 4.2.11
3.11 At all meetings of the Management Committee, the President, or in his/her absence, the Vice-President, shall be Chairperson. Should both be absent the Management Committee shall elect a Chairperson from its members who are present for such meeting.
3.12 All decisions made at any Management Committee meeting shall be decided by a majority vote.
3.13 In the case of an equality of votes the Chairperson shall have a casting vote in addition to his/her deliberative vote.
3.14 Any member of the Management Committee, who is absent from three (3) consecutive meetings without having received leave of absence or without reasons deemed satisfactory to the Management Committee, shall cease to be a member thereof.
3.15 The remaining members of the committee may fill any casual vacancy occurring in the Management Committee.
3.16 Should the members of the Management Committee for any reason whatever resign en bloc or be reduced to numbers so as not to leave a quorum, twelve (12) full members of the Club in good standing shall be empowered to convene a Special General Meeting for the election of a caretaker committee to serve out the unexpired period of the period of office caused by either of the situations set out above.
3.17 All members of the Management Committee shall be indemnified out of the club’s funds against all costs, charges, expenses, losses and liabilities incurred by him in the conduct of the club’s business or the discharge of his duties or from any loss on any grounds other than his own willful acts or defaults.

4. POWERS OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
4.1 The management and control of the club and the carrying out of its objects shall be vested in the Management Committee.
4.2 The Management Committee shall have the following powers:
4.2.1 To make amendments to or rescind By-Laws not inconsistent with this Constitution. All By-Laws so made, amended or rescinded shall be posted on the notice board of the club for a period of fourteen (14) days before becoming effective;
4.2.2 To constitute Sub Committees for specific purposed and delegate to such Sub Committees the appropriate powers and authority to carry out their terms of reference. At least one (1) member of the Management Committee shall serve on each Subcommittee;
4.2.3 To institute or defend legal proceedings in the name of the Club. To appoint the President or some other member or members of the Management Committee to act on behalf of the Club in instituting or defending proceedings in a Court of Law or other forum;
4.2.4 To engage attorneys, accountants or agents to act on behalf of the Club;
4.2.5 To engage employees either on a permanent or temporary basis and to determine the terms and conditions of employment applicable to such employees consistent with current legislation, and shall further have the right and authority to suspend or terminate such employment;
4.2.6 To apply for or renew any license or permits which are necessary for the sale of liquor or any commodities on the Club premises, or for the carrying out of any other activity on the Club premises;
4.2.7 To invest or deposit funds of the Club in Banks, Building Societies or other approved financial institutions;
4.2.8 To borrow or raise money from any person or body of persons whether corporate or incorporate for the purpose of managing the affairs of the Club. The President and the Honorary Treasurer for the time being shall be authorized to sign any promissory note, Bill of Exchange or other document on behalf of and binding the Club to repay the amount so borrowed or raised provided such loan has been authorized by the Management Committee;
4.2.9 To reciprocate any privileges offered by any other Club;
4.2.10 To cause minutes to be kept of all its meetings. All such minutes shall be considered at the next succeeding meeting and, if adopted, signed as a true record by the Chairperson and Secretary of the meeting. A copy of such minutes shall be sent to each Committee member within twenty-one (21) days after the date of the meeting to which the minutes refer;
4.2.11 To deal with any emergency which requires immediate action the Executive shall deal with the matter in such manner, as it thinks fit and shall report its actions to the next meeting of the Management Committee for ratification;
4.2.12 To be responsible for the safeguarding and maintenance of all assets of the Club. No property shall be removed from the Club premises without permission having first been obtained from the Management Committee, and the entry recorded in the Asset Register.

5. DUTIES OF OFFICE BEARERS
5.1 The Honorary Secretary shall convene all meetings of the Management Committee and shall keep minutes recording the business transacted at these meetings. He/she shall also maintain and keep up to date a list of names and addresses of members. The Honorary Secretary shall, in addition, perform those duties allocated to him/her by the Management Committee, and not inconsistent with the Constitution.
5.2 The Honorary Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection of monies due to the Club. He/she shall also pay all normal day to day accounts due, or extraordinary accounts on instructions of the Management Committee. He/she shall keep proper books of accounts at all times. He/he shall promptly deposit all money accruing to the Club and prepare and submit a statement of Income and Expenditure together with a Bar Trading Account to every monthly meeting of the Management Committee. He/she shall, at the end of the financial year, prepare an Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet and have these duly certified by the Club’s Honorary Examiner for submission to the Annual General Meeting.
5.3 The Honorary Examiner/s shall with due diligence examine all books and vouchers pertaining to the financial affairs of the Club and shall issue a certificate as to their correctness or otherwise. No Honorary Examiner/s shall be a member of the Management Committee.
5.4 All records, correspondence, Books of Account, documents etc., shall remain the property of the Club, and the Office Bearer concerned shall ensure their safe keeping; and shall be responsible for handing over same at the end of his term of office.

6. SELECTION COMMITTEE
6.1 The Selection Committee shall comprise of seven (7) ordinary members, at least two (2) of whom shall be of each gender for the selection of ladies’ and men’s teams which members shall each comply with the conditions that they shall have played bowls for at least three (3) years and in addition have been a member of the club for at least two (2) years.
6.2 The Convener for such committee shall be appointed from the selectors by the Management Committee elected by the members of such Committee and shall report to the Management Committee when so arranged or requested to do so by the Hon. Secretary or President.
6.3 A quorum for meetings of the Selection Committee shall be five (5).
6.4 A function of the Selection Committees shall be to determine the gradings and handicaps of members, and to select all teams to represent the Club, other than in open competitions.
6.5 The Selection Committees shall meet as and when required and the Convener shall convene such meetings by giving notice thereof to each member in person by whatever means he/she deems expedient.
6.6 It is incumbent upon the Selection Committees to recommend to the Management Committee, whether or not a team or teams who wish to enter as representatives of the Club at the Bowls South Africa National Bowling Tournament are suitable. The decision of the Management Committee shall be final.
6.7 Only members of at least six (6) months standing shall be eligible for selection to the team/s to represent the Club at the Bowls South Africa National Tournament.
6.7 The provisions of clause 3.14 shall be mutatis mutandis applicable to members of the Selection Committee with regard to attendance at meetings.

7. CLASS OF MEMBERS
7.1 Membership of the Club shall be confined to the following:
7.1.1 ORDINARY MEMBERS, who have been accepted by the Management Committee after the provisions of sections 8.1 to 8.5 have been complied with, shall be classified as Ordinary Members. Ordinary Members shall have full privileges of the Club subject to the Constitution and By-Laws.
7.1.2 HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS. The Management Committee shall be entitled to recommend that Honorary Life Membership of the Club be bestowed upon any person whom it deems to be worthy of the honour for having conferred some special benefit upon the Club or for service to the Club or for any other reason the Management Committee thinks fit. Such recommendation shall be dealt with at the Annual General Meeting.
7.1.3 PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS shall be all persons who are eligible as Ordinary Members and who have made a bona fide application for membership. Such members shall cease to be Prospective Members immediately the Management Committee has decided on their application for Ordinary Membership. Until the membership status has been decided, the applicant shall be accorded the full privileges of an Ordinary Member, subject to the rules and regulations of the Club.
7.1.4 SOCIAL MEMBERS. The Management Committee shall have the right to grant Social Membership to: a) Ordinary Members of the Club who are no longer active but wish to continue to enjoy the social amenities of the Club and
b) Any other person who, through association or for any acceptable reason, wishes to enjoy the amenities of the Club. Social Members shall neither hold office, vote, nor have any voice in the Management of the Club.
7.1.5 TEMPORARY MEMBERS. Temporary members shall be persons who, by resolution of the Management Committee, are allowed the privileges of membership while engaged in any match or competition.
All classes of membership shall be subject to the provision of the prevailing Liquor Act. Membership in terms of sub clause 7.1.2 shall not be conferred on or granted to any person who has been suspended, called upon to resign, or expelled from the Club in terms of clauses 11.1
7.1.6 COUNTRY MEMBERS. Persons residing outside the boundaries of the jurisdiction of the Sables bowling district may be admitted as country members of the club on compliance with the provisions of sections 8.1 to 8.5 above upon payment of the same entry fee as ordinary members together with such annual membership subscriptions as fixed by the Management Committee. Such country members shall have full privileges as ordinary members excepting the right to vote and serve on the committee/s.

8. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
8.1 Every application for membership of this Club, except as a Social Member, shall be made on a form prescribed by Bowls South Africa, which is available at the Club.
8.2 Each application form together with the applicant’s details must contain the printed name and signature of both the Proposer and the Seconder of the applicant. The Proposer and Seconder shall have been shall have been members of this club for at least one (1) year and in good standing and shall be addressed to the Honorary Secretary.
8.3 The duly completed application form must be exhibited on the Club notice board for at least fourteen (14) days prior to consideration by the Management Committee.
8.4 Any member objecting to the acceptance of the proposed member shall notify the Honorary Secretary in writing and on the invitation of the Management Committee, may make verbal representations at the meeting when the application is considered.
8.5 The acceptance of Prospective Members shall be by a show of hands at a meeting of the Management Committee. The Nominee shall be accepted if a two-thirds (2/3) majority is obtained.
8.6 Subject to acceptance, the applicant will be required to pay the current Entrance Fee and Annual Subscription (or part thereof) as provided for in Section 9, plus any other fees or levies payable, within thirty (30) days of date of acceptance, failing which the Membership status could be rescinded. In appropriate circumstances the Management Committee may grant extension for the payment of the annual subscriptions on such terms and conditions it deems suitable.
8.7 The Management Committee has the right to refuse any application for membership without giving any reason for such refusal.

9. ENTRANCE FEES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
9.1 Entrance fees and Annual Subscriptions, over and above such Affiliation Fees payable to Bowls South Africa and Sables, plus any other subscriptions or levies, shall be determined by the Management Committee. The Management Committee shall be entitled, at its discretion and in appropriate circumstances, to grant rebates or reductions to members on condition that such rebates or reductions do not contravene clause 9.2
9.2 Any subscription laid down shall not be less than the minimum amount as laid down by the Liquor Act.
9.3 Ordinary Members accepted after the 31st March in each year will be required to pay a pro-rata portion of the Annual Subscription as determined by the Management Committee, plus the full Affiliation Fees payable to Bowls South Africa and Sables and the Entrance Fee due to the club.
9.4 Ordinary Members accepted after the last day of June each year shall pay the Entrance Fee only;
9.5 For Students under the age of twenty five (25) years, no Entrance Fee is payable
9.6 For Students under the age of twenty five (25) years only fifty percent (50%) of the Annual Subscription will be payable, plus the full Affiliation Fees payable to Bowls South Africa and Sables.
9.7 All subscriptions are payable in advance and shall be paid before the commencement of the Annual General Meeting. Unpaid members shall not be eligible to cast any vote or to speak on any matter at the Annual General Meeting or any adjournment thereof
9.8 Any member whose subscription has not been paid by the fifteenth (15th) day of November of that year, shall cease to be a member of the club
9.9 Application by a former member who has forfeited his /her membership in terms of sub clause 9.8 hereof shall only be considered by the Management Committee when any arrears subscription and any other monies which may have been due to the club have been paid in full
9.10 The names of members who have forfeited their membership in terms of sub clause 9.8 hereof shall be reported immediately to the Secretary of the Sables Bowling Association, as defaulters.

10. LIABILITY
The liability of members shall be limited to the amount of their unpaid subscriptions and any other monies, which may be owed by them to the Club.

11. DISCIPLINE
11.1 The Management Committee shall be obliged to take appropriate disciplinary action against any of its individual members who to its knowledge contravenes any applicable code of conduct, rule, bylaw or resolution of the Management Committee, Sables District or Bowls SA or who commits any act deemed to be harmful to the sport of bowls or any other member or person at any club, bowls facility or bowls event or any other act which brings the sport into disrepute.
11.2 Should it be brought to the attention of the Management Committee that any member may have committed such a contravention it shall forthwith appoint a Disciplinary Convener (a senior member of the club) who will co-opt two or more senior members to form a Disciplinary Committee to deal with the matter.
11.3 In the event of a complaint made by Sables, BSA, any other club an official written complaint should be furnished with full details and in the event of a complaint from a member of the Club or the Management Committee such complaint should be given in writing with full details of the alleged contravention (in such event the Honorary Secretary may assist the complainant to formulate the complaint).
11.4 Any complaint, to be considered by the Disciplinary Committee, should concern an incident or behavior that occurred no longer than twenty one (21) days before the complaint is lodged.
11.5 The Disciplinary Committee shall forthwith investigate the complaint and shall give at least seven (7) days’ notice to the member concerned to appear before the Disciplinary Committee to give an explanation of his alleged conduct. Such enquiry should be held within three (3) weeks of the complaint being received.
11.6
11.6.1 At such enquiry, the said member may appear in person and may be represented by another member of the club duly authorized by him in writing. He shall not be entitled to legal representation.
11.6.2 A statement of the reasons for the proposed enquiry and of the conduct alleged, should be made on behalf of the Management Committee and the member concerned or his representative shall be given an opportunity of denying or explaining the conduct complained of. If evidence is given by or on behalf of the complainant the member or his representative shall be entitled to cross-examine the complainant or the witnesses.
11.6.3 If the member gives evidence the complainant shall have the right to cross-examine him.
11.6.4 The Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee shall have the right to put questions to any of the parties to clarify any aspect necessary
11.6.5 Should such member fail to appear personally, as provided above, the Disciplinary Committee may deal with the matter in the absence of such member or his representative.
11.6.6 The decision of the Disciplinary Committee shall be conveyed to the member, in writing, within three (3) days of the date of the meeting at which the matter was considered and be referred to the Management Committee with a recommendation as to the sanction to be applied.
11.6.7 A proper record shall be kept by the Honorary Secretary of the proceedings at the enquiry which will be admissible at any later appeal.
11.8 The Management Committee shall have power to:
11.8.1 Deprive such member of any or all of the rights, privileges and advantages of membership during such time as the Management Committee may deem fit, or
11.8.2 Issue a verbal or written warning to such member, or
11.8.3 Suspend such member from membership of the Club for such period as it deems fit (such period to be a maximum of one (1) year), or
11.8.4 Call on such member, in writing, through the Honorary Secretary to resign and, if he fails to do so within seven (7) days of the date of such notice, expel such member, or
11.8.5 Expel such member.
11.9 Any member, who has been dealt with in terms of this section, shall have a right of appeal against the decision of the Disciplinary Committee and/or the Management Committee to Sables District. Such appeal shall be submitted, in writing, to Sables within seven (7) days of receipt by the member of the decision of the Management Committee. Any suspension, resignation or expulsion shall remain in force pending such an appeal.
11.10 Any member dealt with in terms of this section and if the Disciplinary Committee’s or Management Committee’s decision has not been overruled on appeal, shall be ineligible for re-election as a member for such period as the Management Committee at its absolute discretion may decide (being a maximum period of one (1) year) and shall have no claim whatsoever upon the property of the Club nor for a refund of any subscription or portion thereof.
11.11 During the period that any member is under suspension or has been expelled and pending an appeal, such member is debarred from entering the confines of the Club.

12. RESIGNATION
12.1 A Member may at any time, by giving notice in writing to the Honorary Secretary, resign his/her membership of the Club. However to avoid liability for Annual Subscriptions for the ensuing season, a written resignation must be received by the Honorary Secretary no later than 31st July, being the last day of the Club’s financial year.
12.2 A Member who has resigned membership shall continue to be liable for any subscription or other monies owing to the Club due and unpaid at the time of resignation.
12.3 If the Member is in good financial standing the Management Committee shall authorize the issue of a Clearance Certificate, if requested.

13. VISITORS and GUESTS
13.1 Any person, not a Member of the Club, visiting the club as a guest or visitor shall be introduced by a member. The name of such visitor or guest shall be entered in the Visitor’s Book by the person introducing him/her and shall, at the same time; sign his/her own name in the book opposite the name of his/her guest or visitor.
13.2 The member introducing the visitor or guest shall be responsible for the behavior of such person and shall remain on the Club premises during that guest or visitor’s presence.
13.3 No person who has been refused membership in terms of clause 11.10 or a defaulter in terms of clause 9.10 shall be introduced as a visitor or guest.
13.4 The Management Committee shall have the right to refuse admission to any visitor or guest.

14. INSURANCE
The members at the Annual General Meeting shall decide on the insurer and contents of the policy of of insurance regarding the assets of the club, at each such meeting. Personal effects of Members shall not be covered by this clause.

15. FINANCIAL
15.1 The financial year of the Club shall commence on the first day of August each year.
15.2 No liabilities shall be incurred without sanction of the Management Committee. Any payment, which, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, requires urgent attention, shall be dealt with urgently. However such payment must be authorized at the following meeting of the Management Committee.
15.3 The Banking account of the Club shall be kept in the name of the Krugersdorp Bowling Club at any bank, which the Management Committee may decide upon. Cheques drawn on this account shall be signed by any two of the following:
15.3.1 The President
15.3.2 The Vice-President
15.3.3 The Honorary Secretary
15.3.4 The Honorary Treasurer
15.3.5 Such other member/s of the Management Committee as authorized by resolution of the Management Committee.

16. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
16.1 The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held during September in each year at such time and at such place as the Management Committee may decide.
16.2 Fifteen (15) days' notice of the meeting shall be given to all Life/Ordinary Members.
16.3 The non-receipt of such notice by any member shall not invalidate the proceedings at any General Meeting.
16.4 A copy of the agenda and a copy of all proposed amendments, additions or deletions to the Constitution shall accompany the notice of meeting.
16.5 All other documents including financial statements shall be available at the clubhouse fifteen (15) days before the date of the meeting.
16.6 The business to be transacted shall be:
16.6.1 To read the notice convening the meeting.
16.6.2 To read and confirm the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting and any Special General Meetings held since the previous Annual General Meeting and to deal with any business arising there from.
16.6.3 To receive the President’s Report and certified Statements of Account for the previous year.
16.6.4 To deal with any correspondence.
16.6.5 To elect a Management Committee for the ensuing year.
16.6.6 To elect Selection Committee for the ensuing year.
16.6.7 To elect an examiner/examiners for the ensuing year.
16.6.8 To transact any other business that the meeting is entitled to conduct.
16.7 Only fully paid Members and Life Members are entitled to vote or speak on any matter at the meeting.
16.8 25% of the members entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum at any Annual General Meeting. Should a quorum not be present within thirty (3) minutes of the time specified for the opening of the meeting, it shall stand adjourned for seven (7) days to be held at the same time and place and the members then present shall be competent to transact the business for which the meeting was originally called.
16.9 The President or in his/her absence, the Vice President shall preside at all Annual General Meetings but, in the absence of both, the meeting shall elect its own Chairperson.
16.10 The election of office bearers and members of the Management Committee and Selection Committee shall be decided by secret ballot. The Chairperson shall appoint, when a ballot is taken, two (2) scrutineers.
16.11 All other matters submitted to the meeting shall be decided upon by a show of hands.
16.12 Any three (3) members present and entitled to vote may demand a ballot which request must be acceded to.
16.13 Notices of Motion for consideration at the Annual General Meeting must be in writing and in the hands of the Honorary Secretary, not later than the first (1st) September prior to such Annual General Meeting.

17. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS
17.1 Special General Meetings may be convened by the Management Committee and shall be convened on a requisition in writing of not less than 25% of members in good standing, stating the purpose for which the meeting is required.
17.2 No business shall be transacted at any Special General Meeting other than that for which it was called.
17.3 Fourteen (14) days notice shall be given to members and such notice shall state the purpose for which the meeting was called.
17.4 The provisions of clauses 16 shall mutatis mutandis apply to the conduct of and procedures at Special General Meetings.

18. PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN THE ELECTION OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
18.1 On or before the Nineteenth (19th) July, in each year the Honorary Secretary shall place a notice on the Club notice board calling for nominations for the various office bearers and committee members This notice shall be exhibited until the first (1) September.
18.2 Nominations shall be made on forms, which shall be obtainable from the Honorary Secretary. The proposer and seconder who shall be members in good standing and who have been members for at least two (2) years shall sign the nomination form containing the name of the nominee. The nominee indicating that he/she agrees to accept nomination to the post designated shall also sign the nomination form. The completed nomination form shall be handed to the Honorary Secretary or placed in the box provided, not later than the first (1st) September, after which date no further nominations shall be accepted, save as set out in sub-clause 18.6 thereof.
18.3 No member of less than one (1) years standing is eligible for nomination for any office or as a Committee Member.
18.4 The President, Vice President, the Honorary Secretary, and the Honorary Treasurer shall be elected separately in that order. Thereafter the remaining members of the Management Committee shall be elected. Members may vote for any number up to the maximum number of members required for the Management Committee but shall cast no more than one (1) vote for each candidate. Any ballot paper not complying with this requirement shall be declared null and void.
18.5 Any eligible member may be nominated for more than one (1) office but should he/she be elected to one office his/her nomination for any other office shall automatically fall away.
18.6 If, at the Annual General Meeting, there is no nomination for any of the office bearers or committee members referred to in sub-clause 18.4, or the person nominated has died, or has withdrawn his/her acceptance of nomination, or for any reason is unable to or permitted to accept office, then the Chairperson of the meeting shall call for further nominations for such office from members present at the meeting. The procedure referred in sub-clause 18.4 shall thereafter be followed, provided that if any nomination for election to the Management Committee has been withdrawn or for any reason cannot take effect no further nominations shall be called for and a ballot shall be taken of the remaining candidates so nominated shall be declared elected and further nominations shall then be called for an balloted upon to make up the deficiency.

19. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
19.1 No alteration of, or addition to, the Constitution shall be made except at an Annual General Meeting or at a Special General Meeting. At least thirty (30) days notice shall be given, in writing by the Honorary Secretary in respect of such Special General Meeting setting out in full each proposed deletion, addition or alteration.
19.2 No alteration whatsoever to the Constitution shall be effected unless carried by a minimum 75% of the votes represented at the meeting.
19.3 The text of any proposed alteration or addition shall be exhibited on the notice board for at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the meeting.

20. INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS
In the case of doubt as to the meaning or interpretation of the Constitution or By Laws, the Chairperson at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting or the Management Committee at all other times, shall be the final arbiter. The ruling of the Chairperson or the Management Committee, as the case may be shall be binding on all members.

21. INFRINGEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS
The Management Committee shall take cognizance of any infringement of the Constitution or By Laws and shall deal with the matter in accordance with the procedures set out in this Constitution

22. COPIES OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS
22.1 A copy of the Constitution and By Laws shall, at all times, be exhibited on the Club notice board.
22.2 A copy of the Constitution and By Laws shall be supplied free of charge to each new member at the time he/she is accepted as a member. Additional copies of these documents shall be available to existing members at a cost laid down by the Management Committee.
22.3 Members shall be deemed to be conversant with the contents of the Constitution and By Laws including the disciplinary provisions.

23. COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
All complaints and suggestions should be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary; who, in turn, shall bring such to the notice of the Management Committee. The Management Committee shall address all such correspondence and give feedback on the subject topic to the Honorary Secretary who shall in turn convey such communication to the relevant person/s who lodged the complaint or suggestion

24. DISSOLUTION OF THE CLUB
Should the Club at any stage be wound up, liquidated or dissolved, any asset remaining after all the club’s liabilities have been met, shall be transferred to another non-profit organization having similar objects.

25. EFFECTIVE DATE OF CONSTITUTION
This Constitution shall come into effect as from the date of its adoption.

Amendments to this Constitution are as follows:
1. This Constitution was fully revised in July 1994 and the revisions approved at the Annual General Meeting held on 28th August 1994.
2. Amendments were made at the Annual General Meeting held on 25th August 1996.
3. Further amendments were made at the Annual General Meetings held on September 28th 1997, 27/9/98 & 26/9/99.
4. Amendments to this Constitution are as agreed to at the Annual General Meeting held on 17th September 2000 (Section 8, clause 8.1.3, Sections 10 and 11 revised).
5. This Constitution was fully revised in June 2001 for the unification of KBC and approved at the AGM in September 2001.
6. Amendments were made to certain rules on 12th July 2003 (Sections 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 16).
7. Amendments were made to certain rules on 20th March 2010 (Sections 2, 3 and 24).
8. Amendments were made to certain rules on 14th September 2013 (Sections 7.1.6 and 8.6)
9. Amendments were made to certain rules on 29TH September 2018

BY-LAWS
1. All games played in connection with the Club shall be played in accordance with the rules of the game laid down by Bowls South Africa.
2. The greens shall only be available to those person provided for in the Constitution.
3. Visitors to the Club and members who may wish to play bowls may be required to pay green fees the amount of which will be determined by the Management Committee.
4. The Management Committee shall decide who is entitled to play on the greens. Any prospective bowler shall be coached by a registered coach prior to him participating in the game of bowls.
5. No game other than bowls shall be played on the greens and players shall not be permitted to use the greens except when wearing recognized bowling shoes.
6. The Management Committee or any other authorized official shall decide whether the greens are in a suitable condition for play.
7. All players wishing to participate in social bowls shall given their tabs and green fees to the duty officer before the scheduled time.
8. The scheduled times for play shall be decided by the Management Committee.
9. Mixed bowls i.e. ladies and men shall be played on such days as determined by the Management Committee.
10. When playing social bowls on recognized playing days or participating in Club competitions members shall conform to the dress regulations as laid down by Bowls South Africa .
11. When worn it shall be incumbent on members to wear the Club colours when engaged in social bowls or Club competitions. Likewise when entering Provincial competitions or Bowls South Africa National Championships through the Club, then Krugersdorp Bowling Club colours shall be worn.
12. The Management Committee shall decide upon the entrance fees the Club competitions
13. The Management Committee shall decide upon the conditions of play for all Club competitions
14. The Management Committee shall have the right to reserve the greens at any time for matches or Bounce games and shall make all arrangements in connection therewith. The Management or any member authorized by it shall have the right to call on any member either in writing or verbally to act as a marker in any singles game provided that the member so requested is a participant in the event in which he/she has been asked to mark
15. Club competitions shall be open to all Life and Ordinary members. The Management Committee may exclude from the singles Championship those members who elect a club other than the Krugersdorp Bowling Club as their club of preference. A “Club of Preference” is as determined by the Sables Bowling Association.
16. The Novices competition shall be confined to members who have less than three (3) years bowling experience and who have not won a singles competition.
17. Club competitions shall have preference in the allocation of rinks provided that at least four (4) rinks are made available to those members wishing to play social bowls.
18. The Management Committee may, on request, authorize the running of special competitions if satisfied that such events will not interfere with those already established.
19. The bar hours shall be as determined by the Management Committee.
20. The club premises shall be closed on such days and at such times as the Management Committee may, from time to time, think fit.
21. Dog owners are permitted to bring their dogs onto the property only when the dog is under constant supervision and strict control of the owner/handler. The owner is liable for any damage incurred or disruptive behaviour by the dog whilst on the clubs property. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
22. Children entering the premises and clubhouse should be on their best behaviour. They should not be allowed onto the greens without management committee approval and under adult supervision, who is responsible for their conduct. Parents and guardians are liable for any damages caused by minors, should they be present or not. Under no circumstances will children under the age of 18 be allowed to order alcohol.
23. The following are strictly forbidden:
23.1 Playing or practicing without mats.
23.2 Dropping of litter of any sort on the greens, banks or in the ditches.
23.3 Intentionally dropping of bowls on the green from the standing position.
23.4 No vehicles shall be allowed beyond the barrier unless the Management Committee has granted permission.
24. No prizes will be awarded to any member unless such member’s current years subscriptions and all other dues have been paid
25. The sale of goods or tickets relating to any sweep or competition on the Club premises shall be subject to the permission of the Management Committee.