Music at St Peter’s
Registered Charity No: 1084008
Constitution as amended 2004
The name of the Society shall be Music at St Peter’s hereinafter referred to as the Society.
The object of the Society shall be to promote improve develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in all its aspects by the presentation of pubic professional recitals; and for the general purpose of such charitable bodies or for such other purposes as shall be exclusively charitable as the Committee may from time to time decide.
The members of the Society shall be those who pay the annual subscription at the appropriate rate or rates as shall be determined by the Committee all subscriptions being payable in advance.
The minister of the St Peter’s Methodist Church shall ex officio be President of the Society.
The management of the Society shall be in the hands of a Committee consisting of the following Officer a Chairperson a Secretary and a Treasurer and 9** other members : the Officers and the other committee members shall be elected by and out of the Society’s members at the Annual General Meeting; they shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting and be eligible for re-election save that no less than one half of the total officers and committee members shall be nominees of the St Peter’s Methodist Church Council. Such nominees shall also be members of the Society.
** Increased from 5 in 2004
The Committee shall, during the period between annual members’ meetings , have the power to co-opt such officers and members as are necessary to comply with the conditions set out in the foregoing clause. Such co-opted officers and members shall hold office until the Next Annual General Meeting.
(Paragraph added and approved 2004)
All the arrangements for the concerts and other events and the control of finance shall be in the hands of the Committee.
In furtherance of the objects but not otherwise the Committee may exercise the following powers:
No individual shall be excluded from membership of the Society or de-barred form any official capacity on grounds or sex race colour religion sexual orientation or political affiliation.
In the event of the Society being wound up any assets remaining upon dissolution after the proper payment of debts and liabilities shall be transferred to a charitable institution or institutions having similar objects as those of the Society.
10. Annual General Meeting
Within 6 months of the end of the financial year the members shall be summoned to an Annual General Meeting of which at least 14 days’ notice in writing shall be given.
11. Extraordinary General Meeting
An Extraordinary General Meeting of which at least fourteen days’ notice in writing must be given to members may be called by the Committee or upon written request to the Secretary signed by at least 6 members of the Society.
The financial accounts shall be audited or examined to the extent required by the legislation of is there is no such requirement scrutinised by a person who is independent of the Committee and then submitted to the members at the Annual General Meeting.
The constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of the member present at any Annual or Extra-ordinary General Meeting provided that fourteen days notice of the proposed amendment has been sent to all the members and provided that nothing herein contained shall authorise any amendment which shall have the effect of the Society ceasing to be a charity.
The President: Rev. Geoffrey Boxer
Chairman: Margaret Anderson
Secretary: Ruth Paterson
Treasurer: Willie Cooper