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Inverleith Petanque Club Calendar




At Inverleith

Away From Home

limited covid 19 appropriate games at our home pistes for the time being

tuesday and thursday nights 7.00

sundays 11.00 for 11.30

















                 And then on to the winter schedule all winter


                                      Club Constitution :

 This is a copy of the latest up to the minute constitution for inspection




                           Constitution of the Inverleith Petanque club

1.     Name

               The club shall be called Inverleith Petanque club (hereinafter referred to as the club) and it shall seek affiliation to and be bound by the rules of the Scottish Petanque Association .

2.     Objects

2.1    The objects of the club shall be to promote and encourage the growth of the sport of Petanque, to organise competitions and to encourage members to compete in national competition.

2.2    The club is committed to encouraging the highest ethical standards. All individuals involved in the club should conduct themselves with integrity, transparency, accountability and in a fair and equitable manner.

3.        Membership

3.1    The membership shall consist of the following categories:

                                                          I.            Junior

                                                       II.            Ordinary



3.2    Members in each category shall pay membership fees as fixed at each Annual General Meeting. The club in general meeting may also require members to contribute to the funds of the club by way of a special levy.

3.3     All members having joined the club shall be deemed to accept the terms of this constitution and any bye laws from time to time adopted by the club, in particular without prejudice to the foregoing generality, the requirement to conduct themselves in accordance with the clubs ethical framework and the bye laws as to discipline set out therein.

3.4     Membership is open to all and no application for membership will be refused on other than reasonable grounds. There will be no discrimination on grounds of age, race, occupation, gender or religious, political or other opinion.

4.      Management

4.1    The affairs of the club shall be conducted by an executive committee which shall consist of the officers of the club plus a maximum of four ordinary members, all of whom shall be elected at the annual general meeting .The executive committee shall meet at least three times per annum. The president, treasurer and two ordinary committee members shall be elected for a two year tenure and at the subsequent annual general meeting, the vice president and secretary and two ordinary committee members shall be elected for a two year tenure and the so on each year. All retiring members of these committees shall be eligible for re election

4.2     The officers of the club who shall be honorary shall be the President. Vice president, Treasurer and Secretary. If the post of any officers or ordinary committee member should fall vacant after such an election, the Executive Committee shall have the power to fill the vacancy until the succeeding Annual General Meeting.

4.3     All Executive committee members must be members of the club.

4.4     The said officers shall be trustees ex officiis of the club who shall hold any property belonging to the club in their name and shall further be entitled to sue and be sued on behalf of the club as trustees ex officiis. They shall be entitled to personal indemnity out of the funds of the club where they are acting bona fide in their capacity as officers of the club.

4.5      The Executive committee shall have full power to deal with all matters relating to the club not reserved to a general meeting in terms of this constitution, including power to make public and enforce such bye laws as the committee feel necessary to govern the activities of the club (including bye laws relating to discipline).

5.     General Meeting

5.1    Annual General Meeting

The club shall hold an annual general meeting at the end of the season autumn to spring: in order to

  # Approve the minutes of the previous year’s Annual General Meeting.

 # Receive reports from the president and secretary

 # Receive a report from the treasurer and approve the annual accounts.

# Receive a report from those responsible for certifying the clubs accounts.

 # Elect the vacant office bearer and committee positions.

 # Appoint someone responsible for certifying the clubs accounts.

 # Fix the subscription for the ensuing year.

 # Consider changes to the constitution.

 # Review and consider any bye-laws.

 # Deal with other relevant business.

5.2    Extraordinary General Meeting

An extraordinary general meeting shall be called by an application in writing to the secretary supported by one third of the paid up members of the club.The executive committee shall also have the power to call an extraordinary general meeting by decision of a simple majority of its members.

5.3    Notices

At least 14 days and the agenda shall be given to all voting members of any General Meeting. No business shall be conducted unless fair notice thereof is contained in the agenda.

5.4    Voting

# With the exception of changes to the constitution, decisions put to a vote shall be resolved by a simple majority at general meetings.

# The president of the club shall hold a deliberative as well as a casting vote at general and committee meetings, in each case at the time the meeting commences its business.   


5.5    Quora

The quorum at General Meeting shall be 20% of the members and the quorum for committee meeting shall be 40% of the members.

5.6    Changes to the constitution

# Any change to the constitution shall require a two third majority of those presents, eligible to vote and voting, at a general meeting.

# A proposal to change the constitution must be submitted in writing to the secretary who shall circulate the proposal to all members and allow 7 days for submission of any amendments before calling a meeting in accordance with rule 5.3 above.

# All proposals for changes to the constitution shall be signed by two members eligible to vote at a general meeting.

6.     Finance and accounts.

6.1    The financial year shall run from 1st January to 31st December each year.

6.2    The treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation of annual accounts of the club.

6.3    The accounts shall be certified by an appropriate independent person elected annually at the annual general meeting.

6.4    All cheques drawn against the club’s funds shall be signed by 2 out of the four officers of the club.

6.5    All members of the club shall be jointly and severally responsible for the financial liabilities of the club.

6.6    The committee shall have no power to borrow money for any purpose whatsoever unless authorised at any meeting of the club.

7.     Dissolution

7.1    The club is a non- profit making organisation. All profits and surpluses will be used to maintain or improve or develop the club facilities or to carry out the objects of the association to which it is affiliated. No profit or surplus will be distributed other than to another non-profit making body on a winding-up or dissolution of the club.

7.2    If, upon the winding up or dissolution of the club there remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities any property whatsoever, the same shall be transferred to some other organisation or organisations having objects similar to the objects of the club ,such organisation or organisations to be determined by the members of the club by resolution passed at a general meeting or in the absence of such a resolution ( or that the extent to which it cannot be given effect) to the association which the club is affiliated.



These addendums were adopted at the annual general meeting in2007.

The club shall adopt and abide by the provisions contained within the Scottish Petanque Associations” Health and Safety Policy “and The Scottish Petanque Associations” Child and vulnerable adults policy”.

 As published by the Scottish Petanque association on their website.


This constitution adopted by the club at the annual general meeting in 2002.ammended in 2006,2009 and2019