The Constitution of the Somerset Moth Group
The group shall be known as the Somerset Moth Group ("the Group").
The objectives of the Group shall be:
(a) The conservation of all the resident and immigrant moths of Vice-Counties 5 and 6 ("the Moths of Somerset").
The policy of the group shall be:
(a) To liaise and co-operate with any like body and with all relevant statutory and non-statutory bodies in pursuit of the Group's objectives.
(a) The Group shall be managed by an Executive Committee comprising honorary members (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Recorder) together with one or more ordinary members as shall be elected by the Group in General Meeting. In addition to the above, the Group shall appoint a President, whose position shall be honorary and non-executive.
Membership shall be open to all those wishing to participate in the activities of the Group and willing to subscribe to any code of conduct approved by the Group in General Meeting. Membership shall lapse if a subscription shall be more than six months in arrears.
The Group shall meet with such frequency as the Group in General Meeting shall determine but not less than once a year which meeting shall be the Annual General Meeting.
An Extraordinary General Meeting may be requested by not less than five members in writing to the Secretary, who shall make arrangements for the Meeting within one month of the receipt of such request and shall notify all members of the Group accordingly with not less than two weeks prior notice.
The group shall acquire funds for the furtherance of its objectives whether by subscriptions or otherwise. The amount of any subscription shall be determined by the Group in General Meeting. The Treasurer shall account for the funds at the Annual General Meeting.
Subject to Policy (c) above, any data supplied to the Group by any member shall be at the disposal of the Group acting through the Committee but without the member losing the right to make such other use of the data as he/she might choose.
Accepted at the Annual General Meeting on 2nd November 2006.