Commodore Users Group of Ireland
1. The club and its objectives
4. Management, functions and authority
- The club shall be called the Commodore Users Group of Ireland.
It shall be referred to as CUGI in subsequent parts of this
- CUGI shall endeavour to provide a forum for users of Commodore
computers and equipment, allowing members to keep up-to-date with
the varying aspects of computer usage.
- CUGI shall be affiliated to ICPUG (Independent Commodore Products
Users Group) as a regional group.
- CUGI does not condone the copying of software or other material
protected by copyright. CUGI does not support the illegal use of
or access to computer systems.
- There shall be three categories of membership:
Membership is subject to any restrictions given in the Regulations.
- Family Membership
- Full Membership
- Associate Membership
- The committee shall determine the annual subscription to be paid by
members. This may vary from year to year.
- Subscriptions shall be based on a year beginning on October 1st. Any
person joining after March shall pay a half-yearly rate. Membership
commences on payment of the appropriate subscription.
- Members may avail of the club's facilities according to the
regulations, provided they have not forfeited that right.
- The business of CUGI shall be managed by a committee of not more than
eight members and not less than four members who shall be elected at
the annual general meeting.
- The committee shall be elected to the office for a period of not
more than one year, but may, at any time, be removed from office
by a resolution carried by at least two thirds of the members
voting at a general meeting of the club.
- The committee shall elect a chairman, a secretary and a treasurer.
- It shall be the responsibility of the chairman to preside over all
meetings of CUGI, except when he has named a deputy.
- The secretary shall be responsible for arranging and recording all
meetings of CUGI and for the handling of all general correspondence
relating to the club.
- The treasurer shall be responsible for all financial matters relating
to CUGI. He shall receive all subscriptions and pay all expenses of
the club. He shall also be responsible for keeping an accurate set
of books showing the financial state of CUGI.
- Each member of the committee shall retire annually but may be
- For the purpose of carrying out any of its powers and duties
the committee may make regulations not inconsistent with this
- All members of the club shall be bound by the constitution of the
club and by any regulations made from time to time by the committee.
- The committee's interpretation of these regulations shall be binding
on every member unless set aside by an Annual or Special general
- The committee may appoint project groups and may determine the
functions to be exercised by such groups. The members of these
groups need not be committee members.
- One half of the members of the committee elected for the year shall
constitute a quorum. This quorum must include the chairman, the
secretary or authorised deputy.
- There shall be three types of meeting held within CUGI:
- The annual general meeting shall be held within 2 months of the
start of the club year. The A.G.M. shall:
- Receive and consider reports of the outgoing committee
- Pass the accounts for the year
- Elect the members of the committee
- Transact any other business as may be on the agenda for
- A Special General Meeting of the members may be called by the
committee at any time, provided 14 days notice is given to members
and an agenda is circulated.
- A Special General Meeting may be called at the request, in writing
to the Secretary, of at least fifteen members or 25% of the
membership, which requisition must state the proposed agenda. The
committee shall notify the members and shall call the meeting not
later than 28 days from the receipt of such request.
- Ordinary meetings shall consist of lectures, demonstrations,
discussions or any matters requested by the members.
- Committee Meetings shall be called by the Secretary and shall be
attended by the Committee and any other invited members.
- Any member whose subscription has not been paid shall not have the
right to vote, initiate, take part in a General meeting or be elected
to the Committee.
- Voting on any motion shall be normally decided by a simple majority
or a show of hands. The chairman who presides shall have a casting
- Where there is any dispute as to the voting procedures to be adopted
at a General meeting of the club or any committee meeting, the
chairman shall be the sole arbiter.
- Amendments to this constitution may only be made at a General Meeting
of CUGI, by a majority vote of members present or by proxy. The
committee should be notified of such amendments in writing 14 days
before the General meeting.
- The club may be dissolved by a Special General Meeting duly called
for that purpose provided that, on the motion to that effect, two
thirds of the members present, or by proxy, cast their votes in
favour of the motion. The quorum for such a Special General Meeting
shall be 25% of members.
- In the event of a dissolution, after all creditors have been met,
any surplus shall be distributed to a charity approved by the
(Last updated September 1993)
- The subscriptions shall be:
- Family Membership: £20 per year
- Full Membership: £15 per year
- Associate Membership (non-attending): £10 per year
- Bulletin Board Service (non-members): £5 per year
Attendance at meetings
- Associate members may visit the club meetings and use its facilities.
- The copying of software or other material protected by copyright shall
not be permitted at club meetings.
- While blank disks vary in price from time to time, a nominal charge may
be required to copy Public Domain software. Disks containing catalogues
are usually freely copyable.
- Members may borrow books from the Book Library provided they are returned
at the following meeting. Penalties may otherwise be imposed.
- Selected hardware items are available for loan to members after a
certain period of membership, typically six months. A small fee is
payable and a deposit is usually required.
Bulletin board service
- The club's bulletin board system is publically available to a limited
extent. Full access is automatically granted to CUGI members. Non-members
may subscribe separately to gain full access.
Use of facilities
- The committee reserves the right to withhold access to any facilities
from a member who is deemed to have abused these facilities.
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