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- Old Couldson
- CR5 2LD
The OCBC "Constitution"
The OCBC Ltd does not have a "constitution" as such. The organisation, structure and laws are embodied in three documents namely the Memorandum of Agreement, The Articles of Association and the Bye-Laws. These together cover all that you would expect to find in a club's constitution.
The Memorandum of Association is a short introduction to the aims and fundemental set up of the Club, it rarely changes. Much of it dates from the original founding of the Club in 1936 and some parts no longer are applicable to the current status of the Club. It may been seen by Members on request to the General Secretary.
The Articles of Association go into rather more detail on the actual structure and operation of the Club. They can only be changed at a Club AGM or EGM and are registered at Companies House. They can be seen here. NOTE: THE OCBC ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION REFERENCE BOWLS ENGLAND REGULATION 9.This is a long and complicated Regulation DEALING WITH EXPULSIONS OF A MEMBER and can be seen on pages 17-63 of the Regulations which can be linked to here if ever required
The Bye-laws cover all the nitty-gritty of the club from the structure and election of the Board down to the opening hours of the bar! They can be seen here.