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Club Rules

These rules of the Club are made pursuant to Article 17 and Article 47 of the Club’s Articles of Association. The terms used shall have the same meaning as in the Articles of Association. Where there is any inconsistency between these Rules and the
Articles of Association, the provisions of the Articles of Association shall prevail.

1. Membership
Under Article 28, the Club consists of Voting Members and Non-Voting Members.

2. Voting Members
The Voting Members shall be:
(i) people who participate in playing rugby union or Associated Sports (whether
competitively or not) for or at the Club and who are over 18 years old
(“Playing Members”);
(ii) people who are directors, committee members, volunteers and supporters of the Club and who are over 18 years old (“Non Playing Members”); who are admitted to the Club by the Board upon application in accordance with the Articles; and (iii) individuals who have been elected as Life Members of the Club in accordance with Article 31.2.5
(iv) Parents and Guardians of members of the Junior Section (Youth, Minis and Micros) who are admitted to the Club by the Board upon application in accordance with the Articles are eligible to be Parent Members of Broadwater Pavilion Limited are entitled to vote on behalf of the eldest child or ward for whom they are the nominated parent. The Parent Members of Broadwater Pavilion Limited are Associate Members and not entitled to vote at general meetings of Broadwater Pavilion.

3. Non-Voting Members
The Non-Voting Members shall be:
(i) people who participate in playing rugby union or Associated Sports (whether competitively or not) for or at the Club and who are under the age of 18 and who are admitted to the Club by the Board upon application in accordance with the Articles (“Junior Members”);
(ii) people who are supporters of the Club and who are under the age of 18 (“Non Playing Members”);

4. Rights and Privileges of members
4.1 Voting Members are entitled (under the Articles of Association) to receive notice of, attend and vote at general meetings of the Club (either in person or through his proxy); propose and second candidates for election; receive all Club publications; and to such other membership rights as the Club in general meeting shall from time to time determine.
4.2 Non-Voting Members are entitled to receive all Club publications and such other membership rights as the Club in general meeting shall from time to time determine. They are not entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at general meetings of the Club or propose and second candidates for election.
4.3 Privileges of Membership
The privileges of membership are to be set by the board after consultation with the various sections of the club prior to the start of each season and published on the members information sheet available to all members.

5. Subscriptions
(a) The annual subscriptions payable by members of the Club, subject to alteration as provided later in this rule, shall be set by the Board from time to time in accordance with the Articles.
(b) The subscription year shall be from 1 July to 30 June for the rugby section and 1 April to 31 March for the Croquet section inclusive in each year. Any change in subscription made by the Board will be notified to members by being included in any notice, newsletter, or similar document posted to the member by being addressed to him at his last known address, or by posting this information prominently on the Website, prior to requests for subscription renewal being sent to members.
(c) Members admitted at any time during the year shall pay the full annual subscription.
(d) In the event that a member’s membership is terminated for any reason, no refund of a subscription or entrance fee shall be payable unless the Board decides otherwise.

6. Expulsion of Members
The Board has power under the Articles to expel a member in accordance with Article 30.
7. Rules concerning provision of alcohol on the Club Premises
7.1 Purchase for the Club and supply by the Club of intoxicating liquor must be in the absolute discretion of the Board.
7.3 The sub-committee must not in any way be restricted in freedom of purchase.
7.4 No one may at any time receive at the expense of the Club or any Member any commission, percentage or similar payment on or with reference to purchases of intoxicating liquor by the Club.
7.5 No one may directly or indirectly derive any pecuniary benefit from the supply of intoxicating liquor by or on behalf of the Club to Members or guests apart from any benefit accruing to the Club as a whole and apart also from any benefit which a person derives indirectly by reason of the supply giving rise to or contributing to a general gain from the carrying on of the Club.

8. Guests
8.1 Any Member may introduce guests to the Club, and any player, coach, other team representative, match official or spectator attending the Club’s premises (by invitation of the Club) who is not a Member shall be a guest of the Board, provided that no one whose application for membership has been declined or who has been expelled from the Club may be introduced as a guest.

9. Opening of Club premises
9.1 The Club is open at such times or for such other periods as the Board shall decide.

10. Permitted hours
The permitted hours for the supply of intoxicating liquor and provision of regulated entertainment shall be as permitted by the Licence held by Broadwater Pavilion Limited .

11. Interpretation of the Rules
The interpretation of the rules shall be the prerogative of the Board.

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