1: THE TITLE of the Association shall be The Golf
Course Allotment and Garden Association Wood Green
RULE 2: THE OBJECTS of the Association shall be to promote allotment and
Garden cultivation; to promote and encourage leisure and social activities
in relation thereto; and to operate a trading facility to sell to members,
materials., at the lowest economic price.
RULE 3: THE AFFAIRS of the Association shall be conducted by the following
officers: Secretary, Chairperson, Treasurer, Trading Shed Manager, and
a committee of twelve, all to be elected annually
3.1 The posts of Assistant Secretary, Show Secretary, Vice Chairperson
and Assistant Trading Manager shall also be available for election annually,
but if those positions are not filled, the right of the Association to
act will not be affected in any way.
3.2 The Officers of the Association must be financial members of the Association,
and plot holders or associate plot holders.
3.3 One seat on the committee will be available and reserved for a plotholder
representative, new to the site during the previous year. If this is
not filled, it may be taken by another member .
3.5 The duties and obligations of all Officers shall be decided from time
to time by the committee
3.6 The Committee may set up and operate subcommittees when required,
as directed by the Chairperson, who will give terms of reference and reporting
3.7 Honoraria may be paid to deserving Officers ( or members) by carriage
of appropriate motion/s at the Annual General Meeting
RULE 4: MEMBERSHIP of the Association shall be by subscription only, and
open to all plot holders and associate plot holders, at a subscription
to be determined from time to time by the Association at the Annual General
4.1 Membership shall also be open to non-plot holders known as Garden
Members, on the same basis
4.2 Subscriptions shall be payable in advance, and on or before 1st April
each year. Membership will cease if subscriptions are not paid by July
1st each year
4.3 The Association will have the right to confer Honorary Vice Presidency
(ex-officio) and/or free life membership on any member, by carriage of
a motion at the Annual General Meeting
RULE 5: MEETINGS will be convened by the Secretary, and Minutes will
be kept of all proceedings. Notice of meetings, including the Annual
General Meeting, shall be given at least 14 days prior to the date of
the meeting, and notice will include Notices of Motion, Minutes of the
previous Meeting, nominations to Office, Agenda, etc., as appropriate.
5.1 Officers of the Association shall give reports of their activities,etc.,
at all meetings, as appropriate.
5.2 An Annual General Meeting must be held each year as soon as practicable
after the end of the financial year, but in any case not later than 31st
July each year.
5.3 Committee meetings should be held as and when required but should
be monthly between April and October and at other times to be decided
5.4 A QUORUM shall consist of 20 members at Annual General Meeting, or
a Special General Meeting, or 8 members at a committee meeting. Any meeting
less than quorate shall be void and no decisions arising therefrom will
be binding on the Association.
5.5 Special General Meetings may be called at any time by the Committee,
or shall be called at the request of 20 or more members, in writing, stating
the reason. Fourteen days notice must be given of any Special General
RULE 6: FINANCIAL RECORDS will be kept by all Association Officers having
contact with the finances of the Association, or handling any monies belonging
to the Association. The Treasurer shall be responsible for collating those
records, maintaining a satisfactory system of receipts and vouchers, and
keeping a set of books so as to enable the financial position fo the Association
to be determined at any time.
6.1 The books must be audited each year, and Annual Accounts and and Annual
Accounts must be presented to the Annual General Meeting each year.
6.2 Two signatories from among the Treasurer, the Site Secretary,
the Chairperson or the Trading Shed Manager shall be required for all
6.3 The Association’s Bankers shall be nominated from time to time
by the Annual General Meeting
6.4 Two Auditors, who must not be Officers, or Committee members should
be elected at Annual General Meeting
RULE 7: POLITICS ETC. THe Association shall be absolutely non-party political
RULE 8: ANNUAL SHOW. The Association will hold an Annual Show, circumstances
permitting, on the first Sunday in September; the date to be confirmed
at the AGM
RULE 9: AFFILIATIONS. The Association shall have the power to affiliate
to other organisations related to gardening and horticulture as decided
from time to time by the Committee; but it must be affiliated to the Royal
RULE 10: (Approved at May 2013 AGM) As required by
the Council Tenancy Agreement, parents must accompany their children
on to the site and supervise them at all times. An exception is made
for the Young Gardeners Club (YGC). Parents may provide written prior
permission for their child to be accompanied on to the site and supervised
by another plotholder approved by the YGC whilst engaged on YGC activities.
The YGC must maintain a register of all plotholders authorised to supervise
children and a record of parental permissions.
RULE 11: RULES. All Officers and members of the Committee shall be issued
with a copy of the current rules of the Association, and copies will
be available on request, to members.
RULE 12: DISSOLUTION. In the event of the winding up of the Association,
any assets remaining after the payment of all creditors of the Association
shall not be distributed to the members of the Association, but will be
given to the Royal Horticultural Society to be used in any manner which
is exclusively charitable by law
RULE 13: ALTERATION OF RULES No alteration of, or addition to these
Rules shall be made except by majority present at the Annual General