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The name of the Society shall be East Cornwall Bach Choir (hereinafter referred to as the Society.)



The objects of the Society shall be to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the Art and Science of Music in all its aspects, by the presentation of concerts and recitals, and the promotion in East Cornwall of an annual festival of Choral and Instrumental music, and by such other ways as the Society by its Committee shall determine from time to time.



The members of the Society shall be those persons who pay the Annual subscription at the appropriate rate as determined by the Committee, all subscriptions being payable in advance; and performing members shall provide such evidence of musical ability as the Committee shall require.



The management of the Society shall be in the hands of a Committee consisting of a Chairman, an Honorary Secretary, an Honorary Treasurer and up to three other members. The Officers and other Committee members shall be elected by the Society's members at an Annual General Meeting, and they shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting and be eligible for re-election. The Committee may elect one of their number to the office of Vice-Chairman. The quorum for a Committee meeting shall be three.



All the arrangements for concerts and other events and the control of finance shall be in the hands of the Committee. The Committee may delegate such of its powers to others as it sees tit, and may engage and dismiss third parties to assist in promoting the objects of the Society as it sees fit.


The General section of Committee meeting minutes may be made available to members on request. The Confidential section, the content of which is in the sole judgement of the  Committee, is excluded from any release.



a) The financial year shall end on 31st July.
b) A banking account shall be opened in the name of the Society, and cheques shall be signed by two officers of the Society as determined by the Committee.
c) The Society may receive donations, grants and financial guarantees, and tickets for any or all of its concerts and other events may be offered on sale to the public.
d) The income and property of the Society whencesoever derived shall be applied solely towards promoting the objects of the Society as set forth above, and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred either directly or indirectly to any member or members of the Society except in payment of legitimate expenses incurred on behalf of the Society and with the approval of the Committee.



In the event of the winding up or dissolution of the Society, any assets remaining after the payment of proper debts and liabilities shall be transferred to a charitable organisation or organisations having similar objects to those of the Society.



Within 13 weeks of the end of each financial year the members shall be summoned to an Annual General Meeting of which at least 14 days notice in writing shall have been given. 



The financial accounts shall be audited or examined to the extent required by legislation or, if there is no such requirement, scrutinised by a person who is independent of the Committee, and shall be submitted to the members at the Annual General Meeting.



The constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of the members present at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting, provided that fourteen days notice of the proposed amendment has been sent to all members, and provided also that nothing herein contained shall authorise any amendment which shall have the effect of the Society ceasing to be a charity.


Ruth Atkinson


2nd February 2024

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