The League to be called ‘NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FEDERATION BOWLS LEAGUE’
The League will run Leagues that are detailed in the League Rules and Competitions that are detailed in the Competition Rules, both appended to and forming part of this Constitution.
3 LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP
All Clubs shall pay an annual subscription as approved at each League Annual General Meeting.
Clubs wishing to join the League should apply in writing, or email, to the League Secretary at least FOURTEEN DAYS PRIOR to the League’s Annual General Meeting. All Clubs must pay the fees and charges as prescribed by the Annual General Meeting before they can take part in any of the League’s activities.
The League will hold its Annual General Meeting in NOVEMBER of each year.
Each Club will be entitled to send TWO voting representatives to the Annual General Meeting.
At the AGM: –
All fees and charges, prize money and honoraria to be agreed for the following year.
The Executive Committee Members to be elected for the following year.
5 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee (known as the ‘Committee’) shall consist: – Chairman, League Secretary and Treasurer and other Members as deemed appropriate.
The Officers and Committee shall hold office for ONE YEAR but are eligible for re- election.
The League Secretary shall call committee meetings when it is deemed necessary, or at the request of the Chairman.
The League will distribute Fixtures Matrixes to Clubs as soon as possible after the AGM.
It will be the responsibility of each Club to contact the others in their Division to confirm dates and times for all matches. This contact should be made within one calendar month of the date of the fixtures being distributed.
In the case of the Saturday Leagues, If no contact is made within the month, a 2.30pm start on the date stated in the matrix will be assumed as confirmed.
Any Club experiencing difficulties should contact their Divisional Secretary who may refer the matter to the Committee.
7 OFFICIALS OF MEMBER CLUBS
The League will publish lists of Club information at appropriate times. In order to keep these lists up to date, Clubs are requested to inform the League Secretary of any changes to this information at the earliest possible moment.
8 TROPHIES AND PRESENTATIONS
For each Division of each League and each Competition, perpetual trophies will be awarded to the winners to be retained by them for one year. All trophies are formally presented at the Annual General Meeting and all recipients are expected to attend.
These trophies will remain the property of the League and should be returned in a clean condition to the League Secretary by the end of July for the competition trophies and by the beginning of September for the divisional trophies.
Any expenses incurred by the League Secretary in recovering the trophies will be charged to Clubs.
9 CHANGES TO CONSTITUTION AND RULES
Alterations to the Constitution and Rules will only be effected by a vote at the League AGM.
Proposals for alterations in the form of a written ‘NOTICE OF MOTION’ must be received by the League Secretary at least ONE MONTH PRIOR to the League AGM
10 DISSOLUTION OF THE NFBL
The formal dissolution of the League shall be by Notice of Motion approved at the Annual General Meeting.
All assets shall be sold and the nett proceeds, together with all other remaining assets, be given to a local charity to be decided upon by the Committee at the time of dissolution.
Latest Amendments: –
2021 The abolition of the player registration system.
2021 10. Dissolution of the NFBL