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    Name of the Organisation

1. The name of the organisation shall be the ‘Ancient Moorings Organisation’.

Definitions

1. The Ancient Moorings Organisation shall be referred to as ‘the organisation’.
2. Anyone who joins the organisation shall be referred to as ‘a member’.

Aims of the Organisation

6. AMO exists to protect and promote the historical rights of moorings and their users, whether residential or otherwise, on the Thames and elsewhere, especially in tidal waters.
7. AMO seeks to promote new moorings.
8. AMO seeks to provide a collective voice for moorings users.
9. AMO believes in improving public access to the waterfront and the development of better facilities for the public and all river users.
10. AMO encourages a vibrant and colourful use of our waterways.
11. AMO aims to provide a forum for interested third parties to communicate with moorings owners and users.
12. AMO shall not be party-political.

Membership
1. Membership shall be open to all owners, operators and users of moorings, whether ‘ancient’ or otherwise, and other interested parties, irrespective of their race, colour, gender, age, sexual orientation or religion.

Membership Subscription
1. Membership requires the payment of an annual membership fee to be reviewed by the committee at each AGM.

The Committee
1. A committee shall be elected to carry out the day-to-day affairs of the organisation. It shall be made up of a chair, a secretary, a treasurer and other officers as required, with an equal number of general members as a minimum.
2. The committee shall meet regularly as necessary.
3. Committee meetings shall be open to all members.
4. Minutes of committee meetings shall be available to all members.
5. The committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.

Annual General Meeting
1. There shall be an Annual General Meeting (AGM) at which the committee shall report on its work, present a statement of accounts and resign.
2. At the AGM a new committee shall be elected.
3. At the AGM changes to the constitution shall be recommended and voted upon.

Alterations to the Constitution
1. Changes to the constitution require the approval of a two-thirds majority of the voting members present (or represented) at the AGM. Any proposals for changes to the constitution must be received in writing (or via email) by the secretary no less than 30 days before the AGM. A notice of the proposed changes to the constitution, including the proposed wording, will be posted by the secretary prominently and emailed to members 10 days before the AGM.

Other General Meetings
1. Special General Meetings open to all members shall be held from time to time as necessary.
2. The secretary will publicise all Special General Meetings as soon as possible.

Quorum
1. No committee meeting shall take place unless at least 3 committee members are present.

Voting
1. Any member may make a proposal.
2. In order for a proposal to be voted on by members it must be seconded by another member.
3. Members not able to attend the meeting may provide signed confirmation of their vote to another member who may vote on their behalf.
4. All proposals, apart from proposed changes to the constitution, shall be decided by a simple majority (see Alterations to the Constitution above).
5. In the event of a tied vote the chair shall have the casting vote.