THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ROCHDALE LIGHT ORCHESTRA

1. TITLE
The name of the Society shall be Rochdale Light Orchestra

2. OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the Society shall be to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in, and appreciation of, light music in all its aspects by the establishment of a rehearsal and performance orchestra whose members shall be available for the presentation within the Borough of Rochdale of public concerts, recitals and workshops, and in such other ways as the Society through its Committee shall determine from time to time.

3. MEMBERSHIP
The members of the Society shall be those who pay the annual and attendance subscriptions at the appropriate rate or rates as shall be determined by the Committee, all subscriptions being payable in advance.

4. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS
The Society will welcome to membership, as defined in 3 above, and to concerts and all other public events promoted by the Society, all persons irrespective of race, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

5. OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE   5 other members shall be elected for one year and be eligible for re-election.

6.1) All the arrangements for the Annual General Meeting shall be in hands of the committee.

6.2) The Committee shall have power to appoint a Conductor, Assistant Conductor and other Officers of the Society’s Orchestra as the Committee shall from time to time deem necessary, with the Conductor’s recommendation being taken fully into account in the case of the Assistant Conductor and other Officers.

6.2a The terms of these appointments, which, in the case of the Conductor, may include reasonable remuneration, shall be agreed between the Committee and the individual persons concerned,and shall include a statement of the powers in relation to the efficient running of the Orchestra of the Conductor, Assistant Conductor and other Officers of the Society’s Orchestra as applicable in each case.

6.2b) These terms shall be reviewed annually by the parties concerned at least one month before the date of the Annual General Meeting, and a simple statement of the terms agreed made either in writing or verbally by the Chairman at the Annual General Meeting.

FINANCE

 7.1) The Society’s Financial Year shall end on 30th June each year or on such other date as the Committee shall from time to time determine.

7.2) A bank account shall be opened in the name of the Society and cheques shall be signed by the Society.


7.3) The Society may receive donations, grants in aid and financial guarantees, and tickets for any or all of its concerts may be offered for sale to the public.

7.4) The income and property of the Society however derived shall be applied solely towards promoting the objectives of the Society as set forth above and no portion shall be paid or transferred either directly or indirectly to any member of the Society except in payment of legitimate expenses incurred on behalf of the Society. 

8. DISSOLUTION 

In the event of the Society being wound up, any assets remaining upon dissolution after the payment of proper debts and liabilities shall be transferred to a charitable institution or institutions having similar objectives to those of the Society.

9. GENERAL MEETINGS