Home' RMYC Yearbook : RMYC Yearbook 2015-16 Contents the number or of the propor tion of the votes recorded
in favour or against the resolution. The demand for a poll
may be withdrawn.
48. If a poll is duly demanded it shall be taken in such
manner and either at once or after an inter val or
adjournment or otherwise as the Chairman directs and
the result of the poll shall be a resolution of the Meeting
at which the poll was demanded; but a poll demanded
on the question of adjournment shall be taken for thwith.
49. The demand for a poll shall not prevent the continuance
of a meeting for the transaction of any business other
than the question on which a poll has been demanded.
50. In the case of equality of votes whether on a show of
hands or on a poll the Chairman of the Meeting at which
the show of hands takes place or at which the poll is
demanded shall be entitled to a second or casting vote.
51. Accurate minutes of the proceedings and of the
resolutions passed at any General Meeting shall be kept
by the Secretar y and shall be signed by the Chairman of
the next succeeding General Meeting and if purpor ting
to be so signed shall be receivable as prima facie
evidence of the matters stated in such minutes.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS – ITS OFFICE BEARERS
AND THEIR ELIGIBILITY
52. The Board of Directors shall consist of the Commodore,
Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore and Honorar y
Treasurer as the Office Bearers thereof and of five (5)
other members of whom three (3) shall be Boat Owner
members and two (2) shall be general members.
53. The qualifications for eligibility of the Office Bearers and
of the other members of the Board shall be as follows:
(a) A candidate for Directorship must be a member of the
Club for not less than five (5) years standing.
(b) A candidate for an Office Bearer Director with the
exception of treasurer in addition to the qualification of
paragraph (a) must have ser ved on the Board for a full
two (2) terms of office; and
(c) A candidate for the office of Flag Officer in addition to
the qualifications of paragraphs(a) and (b) must be the
sole owner of a vessel on the Register of Vessels.
(d) No Office Bearer of the Board or of any Committee
appointed or ratified by the Board who ser ved in the
same office for a continuous period of five (5) years
shall be eligible for re-election to the same office at the
elections immediately following the completion of the
same period of five (5) years.
ELECTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(INCLUDING OFFICE BEARERS)
54. (a) With effect from and for the purposes of the
Annual General Meeting in 2014 and thereafter the
members of the Board of the Club shall be elected and
shall be eligible to hold office for a period of two (2)
consecutive terms. At the completion of the second
term the members of the Board of the Club shall cease
to hold office but subject to these Ar ticles of Association
may be eligible for re-election.
(b) For the purposes of paragraph (a) of this Ar ticle 54
a “term” shall be the period commencing with the
completion of an annual general meeting and the
commencement of the annual general meeting in the
55. The Board may resolve for the voting to take place
within not less than four (4) hours immediately
preceding the time appointed for the commencement of
the Biennial General Meeting provided always that voting
shall cease at the time so appointed.
56. Nominations shall close on a date and at a time to be
fixed by the Board and all nominations shall be in the
hands of the Secretar y not later than such date and time.
57. The Board shall, within seven (7) days from the date of
fixing the date and time for the closing of nominations,
appoint an Election Committee consisting of three (3)
members, none of whom shall be a member of the
Board or a candidate for election to the Board and
one of whom shall be nominated by it as the Presiding
Officer thereof. Such Committee shall be empowered
to conduct the elections under its sole control and
super vision including the right to determine the eligibility
of the candidates in accordance with these Ar ticles.
58. Ever y candidate for election, provided he is eligible under
these Ar ticles must be nominated by two members
having the right to vote at the elections as at the time of
59. No member shall be nominated as a candidate for more
than one position on the Board.
60. Ever y nomination must be submitted in writing, must be
signed by the nominators and the candidate and must be
accompanied by a shor t biography of the candidate of
no more than thir ty (30) words.
61. The Secretar y shall within for ty-eight (48) hours from
the nominations being closed caused to be posted on
the Club’s Notice Board the names of the candidates,
the positions to which they have been nominated and
the names of their nominators. Such notice shall remain
so posted until the conclusion of the elections. A similar
notice together with each candidates biography, as above
shall also be sent by the Secretar y within seven (7) days
from the closing date of nominations, to ever y member
of the Club having the right to vote.
62. If the number of candidates is equal to the number
required to fill a position or positions the Chairman
of the General Meeting shall declare the candidates
nominated as duly elected for the respective positions.
63. If the number of candidates is less than the number of
the positions to be filled, the Chairman of the Biennial
General Meeting shall declare as elected the candidates
nominated for any par ticular position or positions and
shall call upon the General Meeting to nominate and
for thwith elect by show of hands or by a ballot (as the
Meeting may determine) a member or members from
those present and qualified for the position or positions
to be filled.
64. In the event of there being more candidates than are
required for the number of the positions to be filled,
elections shall be conducted by ballot for the position
or positions as the case may be, which are contested
by more than one candidate. The Secretar y shall, if
so requested by a candidate, appoint an independent
facilitator to conduct the ballot.
65. When a ballot is necessar y the secretar y shall not less
than twenty one (21) days prior to the date of the
election prepare or cause to be prepared ballot papers
covering any or all contested positions which will be
defined in three (3) sections as follows:
Office Bearer Candidates
This section shall contain the positions of the Office
Bearers to be filled and the names of the candidates for
Boat Owner candidates
This section shall contain the names of the boat-owning
General Member candidates
This section shall contain the names of the General
The names of the candidates in each section shall be set
out in alphabetical order and those of the candidates
who are members of the Board seeking re-election shall
be marked with an asterisk. In front of each name shall
be a square for voting purposes and at the top of the
second and third section shall be stipulated the number
of the positions to be filled for that par ticular section.
At the bottom of the ballot paper there shall be a note
explaining the meaning of the asterisk and directing the
members to record their votes by placing a cross or a
tick in the square in front of the name of the candidate
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