New Europe Railway Heritage Trust

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Constitution

Adopted on the 13th day of April 2002

1. Name

The name of the Association is The New Europe Railway Heritage Trust ("the Charity")

2. Interpretation

In this constitution:

 

3. Administration

Subject to the matters set out below the Charity and its property shall be administered and managed in accordance with this constitution by the members of the Executive Committee.

4. Objects

The Charity's objects are to advance education in the area of benefit by assisting any of the following activities in that area, that is:-

 

5. Powers

In furtherance of the objects but not otherwise the Executive Committee may exercise the following powers:

 

6. Membership

 

7. Honorary Officers

At the annual general meeting of the Charity the members shall elect from amongst themselves a chairman, a secretary and a treasurer, who shall hold office from the conclusion of that meeting.

8. Executive Committee

 

9. Determination of the Membership of Executive Committee.

A member of the Executive Committee shall cease to hold office if he or she:

 

10. Executive Committee Members not to be personally interested

 

11. Meetings and proceedings of the Executive Committee

 

12. Receipts and expenditure

 

13. Property

 

14. Accounts

The Executive Committee shall comply with their obligations under the Charities Act 1992 (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that Act) with regard to:

 

15. Annual Report

The Executive Committee shall comply with their obligations under the Charities Act 1992 (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that Act) with regard to the preparation of an annual report and its transmission to the Commissioners.

 

16. Annual Return

The Executive Committee shall comply with their obligations under the Charities Act 1992 (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that Act) with regard to the preparation of an annual return and its transmission to the Commissioners.

 

17. Annual General Meeting

 

18. Special General Meetings

The Executive Committee may call a special general meeting of the Charity at any time. lf at least ten members request such a meeting in writing stating the business to be considered the secretary shall call such a meeting. At least 21 days' notice must be given. The notice must state the business to be discussed.

 

19. Procedure at General Meetings

 

20. Notices

Any notice required to be served on any member of the Charity shall be in writing and shall be served by the secretary or the Executive Committee on any member either personally or by sending it through a post in a prepaid letter addressed to such member at his or her last known address in the United Kingdom, and any letter so sent shall be deemed to have been received within 10 days of posting.

21. Alterations to the Constitution

 

22. Dissolution

If the Executive Committee decided that it is necessary or advisable to dissolve the Charity it shall call a meeting of all members of the Charity, of which not less than 21 days' notice (stating the terms of the resolution to be proposed) shall be given. If the proposal is confirmed by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting the Executive Committee shall have power to realise any assets held by or on behalf of the Charity. Any assets remaining after the satisfaction of any proper debts and liabilities shall be given or transferred to such other charitable institution or institutions having objects similar to the objects of the Charity as the members of the Charity may determine or failing that shall be applied for some other charitable purpose. A copy of the statement of accounts, or account and statement, for the final accounting period of the Charity must be sent to the Commissioners,

 

23. Arrangements until the first Annual General Meeting.

Until the first annual general meeting takes place this constitution shall take effect as if references in it to the Executive Committee were references to the persons whose signatures appear at the bottom of this document.

This constitution was adopted on the date mentioned above by the persons whose signatures appear at the bottom of this document.

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