- The club is "Ratoath Wheelers Cycling Club".
- The club and all its members will follow the rules of Cycling Ireland.
- The club has agreed to all the principles set out in Cycling Ireland's "Code of Conduct"
Aims and Objectives
- The aim of the club is to promote road cycling in the Ratoath, Dunshaughlin and Ashbourne area. We will achieve this aim by advertising the club and its activities so that people in the locality are aware of these.
- Membership is open to anyone who wishes to participate, subject to ratification by the Committee.
- The club’s affairs will be governed by the Committee consisting of a Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, PRO, and other executive officers as required.
- The Committee will be convened by the Secretary of the club and meetings held no less than 4 per year.
- The Committee will be responsible for adopting new policy, codes of practice and rules that affect the organisation of the club.
- The Committee will have powers to appoint sub-committees as necessary and appoint advisers to the Committee as necessary to fulfil its business.
- The Secretary shall be responsible for all club matters of a general administrative nature including notification of meetings and will be responsible for the keeping of continuous records that are to be passed on in the event of a change in the post.
- The Committee shall have the power to make rules governing the conduct of the club. Such rules shall be binding on membership, and are detailed in the document RWCC Club Rules & Policies.
- All members must be made aware of any changes to club rules. Any matter in relation to discipline or the breaking of the club rules will be dealt with by the Committee and any action as a result must be decided by a simple majority.
Annual General Meetings
- An Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held for each year prior to the end of January of the following year
- All members shall be advised of the date, time and location of the AGM at least two weeks in advance. For a motion to be passed, there must be a majority in the vote.
- Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) may be called by the Committee and must be called within 14 days if a written request signed by one quarter of the club membership is received.
- Alterations to the Committee can be made at the AGM and any EGM’s provided the proposals are notified in advance.
- The annual subscription shall be set annually and agreed by the Committee, and communicated to members at each AGM.
- The treasurer shall keep correct and up to date accounts showing transactions and financial affairs of the club. A statement of accounts for the financial year shall be presented at the AGM.
- Cheques that are made out on behalf of the club must be signed by two authorised signatories.
- The club is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of its members. Every individual in the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for their rights, safety and welfare, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the organisation and the guidelines provided by Cycling Ireland and contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport
Amendments to the Constitution
- Alterations to this document (“the Constitution”) require two thirds of club members to be present at an AGM or EGM, and voting to be in favour.