The name of the Association shall be the Avon County Women's Hockey Umpires' Association (hereinafter called the Association or "A.C.W.H.U.A.")
The objectives of the Association shall be:
Membership of the Association shall be open to graded umpires and umpire coaches, i.e. Level 1, 2, 3 or any other accepted standard, and who reside , umpire or umpire coach in the County of Avon. These members shall be known as full members. Any graded umpire from any other county may join the Association as an Associate Member. Associate members shall not have the right to vote at Members' meetings but may elect from amongst themselves one representative to stand for the Committee who shall then have the right to vote as if they were full members.
4. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
The committee shall have the right, for good and sufficient reason, to terminate the membership of a member provided that the member shall have the right to be heard by the Committee before a decision is made.
The badge of the Association shall be royal blue and white in colour, bearing the wording A.C.W.H.A. UMPIRE.
7. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Once in each year, in the month of May, or thereafter as soon as possible, the Committee shall convene an Annual General Meeting of the Association, which all full members shall be entitled to attend, for the purpose of receiving the Annual Report of the Committee and the Annual Audited Statement of Accounts; of appointing Honorary Officers of the Association; of accepting resignations of members of the Committee; of electing representatives to serve on the Committee; of appointing an Auditor; of making recommendations to the Committee and, whenever necessary, of voting on proposals to amend the Constitution in accordance with Clause 15 hereof.
8. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS
The Chairman or the Secretary may, at any time, at their discretion, and shall within twenty one days of receiving a request to do so, signed by not less than ten members having the power to vote and giving reason for the request, call a Special General Meeting of the Association for the purpose of altering the Constitution in accordance with Clause 15 hereof, or of considering any matter that has been referred to the Committee or for any other purpose.
9. RULES OF PROCEDURE AT ALL MEETINGS
Members of the Committee may claim out of pocket expenses for such items as telephone calls, stationery, printing, postal charges, etc. All claims to be approved by the Committee, who may approve a working, float for the Honorary Secretary.
12. FINANCE ACCOUNT
The Honorary Treasurer shall open an account with a bank or building society in the name of the Association, which shall be approved by the Annual General meeting. Cheques/withdrawals to require two signatures from amongst the Chairman, the Treasurer and the Secretary.
If the Committee by a simple majority decides at any time that on the ground of expense or otherwise it is necessary or advisable to dissolve the Association, it shall call a meeting of all members of the Association. If such decision shall be confirmed by a simple majority of those present and voting at such meeting the Committee shall dispose of any assets in the name of the Association to Avon County Women's Hockey Association which remain after the satisfaction of proper debts and liabilities.
15. ALTERATIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Any proposal to alter this Constitution must be delivered in writing to the Secretary of the Association not less than 28 days before the date of the meeting at which it is first to be considered. An alteration will require two-thirds majority of full members present and voting at that meeting.
Notice of each such meeting must have been given in accordance with normal procedure but not less than 14 days prior to the meeting in question, and giving the wording of the proposed alteration.