CONSTITUTION OF THE MUSWELL HILL & HIGHGATE PENSIONERS’ ACTION GROUP AFFILIATED TO THE GREATER LONDON PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION

 

1.              NAME

The name of the Association shall be the ‘Muswell Hill and Highgate Pensioners’ Action Group’

2.              AIMS

The aim of the Association is to improve the position of pensioners locally and Nationally by taking action on local and National issues affecting pensioners.

3.              MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to all pensioners living in Haringey, plus adjoining boroughs where there is no action group and to other residents wishing to support and serve the aims of the group.  There shall be a membership fee fixed at the Annual General Meeting.

4.              MEETINGS

Meetings of the Association shall be once a month.  There shall be an Annual General Meeting and the Committee is empowered to call additional meetings as required.

5.              OFFICERS & COMMITTEE

All officers and committee members are honorary (unpaid). The committee shall consist of Honorary President, Honorary Chair, Convenor/Secretary, Membership Secretary, Treasurer, Social Secretary and a panel of Meeting Chairs.  The Committee shall meet once a month.  Each member of the Committee shall have one vote except for the chairperson who will have a casting vote in the case of the voting being equal.  The Committee is empowered to appoint additional members as it sees fit. Committee meetings are open to all members to attend.

6.              FINANCE

Books will be audited in time for each AGM which appoints four trustees all of whom is eligible to sign cheques; two signatures required on each cheque.  Any expenditure must be authorised by Committee in emergencies and at the full meeting otherwise.

7.              DISSOLUTION

If the group by a simple majority decide that on grounds of expense or otherwise it is necessary to dissolve the Association it shall call a Special General Meeting  – at which a simple majority will be sufficient to pass the resolution.  Any assets left over after payment of all debts and liabilities shall not be paid to members of the group but shall be given or transferred to some other association or group having objectives for the benefit of old-age pensioners in the area and which prohibits the distribution of its or their income among its or their members.

8.              AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

Amendments to the Constitution can only be made at the Annual General Meeting.  One month’s notice must be given to the Secretary of proposed amendments.