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Eurasier Society of the UK
Society Rules

1. NAME AND OBJECTS

The Society shall be called the Eurasier Society of the UK and its objects shall be:

To promote in every possible way the health, welfare and interest of the breed, always bearing in mind that the Eurasier is a companion dog.

To encourage and create opportunities for Members to increase their knowledge about the breed in the areas of health, training, breeding, conformation, showing and other canine activities.

To promote interest in Eurasiers and inform, help and encourage people who are new to the breed.

To accept, subject to review, the Interim Standard of the breed and urge its adoption by judges, breeders and exhibitors as the standard of excellence by which the breed should be judged.

To encourage Members to show their dogs.

To work towards establishing a judging programme.
 

2. MANAGEMENT

The affairs of the Society shall be managed by a Committee of not less than six, and not more than 12 members, which shall include the following three honorary Officers: a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.


3. COMMITTEE

At least one third of the Committee Members, including the Officers, shall retire at each Annual General Meeting and may stand for re-election. All Committee Members shall retire after serving on the Committee for three years and may stand for re-election. If insufficient members are retiring on this basis to achieve one third of Committee Members, the required additional Committee Members shall be drawn by lot.

All retiring Officers and Committee Members wishing to stand for re-election must notify the Secretary in writing*, stating which office they wish to stand for where applicable, at least six weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting. New nominations, either as an Officer or Committee Member, must be proposed and seconded by two fully paid-up members and confirmed by the written agreement to stand of the person concerned, and should reach the Secretary at least 21 days before the Annual General Meeting. A complete list of candidates, together with the names of proposers and seconders, shall be circulated to members with the Agenda of the Annual General Meeting. Elections shall be by those members present at the Annual General Meeting.
*In writing shall include electronic correspondence such as e-mail and fax.

All Officers and Committee Members shall have full voting rights at Committee and General Meetings.

The Committee shall have the power to co-opt suitably qualified Members on to the Committee in the event of positions becoming vacant between Annual General Meetings. Those co-opted shall only hold office until the next Annual General Meeting of the Society at which an election of Officers and Committee takes place. Co-opted Members shall have full voting rights at Committee Meetings. No individual who has been a Member for less than six months may be elected on to the Committee.

A Committee Member must have served at least six months before being eligible for election as an Officer.

No person whilst an undischarged bankrupt may serve on the Committee of or hold any office or appointment within a Kennel Club Registered Society.


4. COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Meetings of the Committee shall be held as often as deemed necessary but at least three times per year.

A quorum for Committee meetings shall be one third of the number of members serving on the Committee at the time of the meeting, or three members of the Committee, whichever is greater. The quorum must include the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson, and the Secretary or Treasurer.

A member of the Committee absent from two consecutive meetings shall have his/her attention drawn to the fact and, unless an adequate reason is given, such member’s seat on the Committee shall be declared vacant.

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