The Society shall be called “The West Cornwall Footpaths Preservation Society”.
The objects of the Society shall be:
The Society shall be affiliated to such organisations as a General Meeting may determine.
(NOTE: at present the Society is affiliated to the Ramblers Association).
Membership of the Society shall be open to any person interested in the furtherance of its objects subject to the acceptance by the Executive Committee.
Decisions upon membership shall be made by the Committee whose decision shall be final. The Committee, by a majority vote, will have the right to terminate the membership of any individual or group if, in its opinion, it is in the best interests of the Society.
The annual subscription shall be of such an amount as may be determined by the Annual General Meeting from time to time. The first payment shall be made on joining the Society and all subsequent payments shall become due on 1 June in each year. Members whose subscriptions are in arrears by 5 months, i.e. 1st Nov. shall be deemed to have resigned, unless a Standing Order is in the system for a later date.
The officers of the Society shall be as follows:
They shall be elected at each Annual General Meeting to hold office for the ensuing year. These officers shall be ex-officio members of the Executive Committee and any sub-committee.
In addition, the Annual General Meeting may elect any number of persons as Honorary Vice Presidents in recognition of their services in promoting the Objects of the Society. These Vice-Presidents shall hold office at the pleasure of the Society and without need of further election.
The Government of the Society and the control of all its affairs shall be vested in the Annual General Meeting of members. The Annual General Meeting shall be held on a date between 1 April and 31 July inclusive in each year for the transaction of the following business:
The Executive Committee shall meet four times a year, and additionally if so requested by the Chairman or any four members of the Committee. Subject to any decision of the Annual General Meeting, the Committee shall conduct the business of the Society and shall have power to expend the Society’s funds for purposes consistent with the Objects of the Society.
The Society may at any time be dissolved by a resolution passed by two thirds of the members present at an Extraordinary General Meeting. Such resolutions shall contain instructions for the disposal of any assets held by, in the name of, the Society after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities. After such satisfaction any monies or assets shall be transferred to an Organisation or Registered Charity with like aims and objectives agreed by the Committee. No monies or assets will be transferred to any individual.
This constitution shall be amended only by an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting duly summoned for that purpose, and after not less than 28 days’ previous notice to the Hon. Secretary, such notice to include a copy of the proposed amendment. A Special General Meeting shall be summoned only if requested by the Committee or upon the receipt by the Hon. Secretary of a requisition signed by not fewer than ten members of the Society.
May 1984, November 1989, May 2005, November 2008, May 2010, May 2012, July 2013, July 2014, July 2018