Last revised April 2016

The club shall be called Astley Park Bowling Club herein after referred to as “the club” and shall be affiliated to Northumberland Bowling Association (3 a side) and the Northumberland Bowling Association.


To foster and promote the game of flat green bowls at all levels thereby providing opportunities for recreation and competition.


There shall be four classes of membership available:

A  Full  B  Social  C  Honorary  D  Junior


The officers of the club shall be as follows:

Chair – Secretary – Treasurer.  All these being Executive Officers.


All Officers to be elected at the AGM of the club.  From and by the members of the club.  All Officers elected for a period of one year but may be re-elected to the same office or other office the following year.


The affairs of the club shall be controlled by a General Committee comprising of the three Executive Officers and three other full members of the club.  The General Committee shall meet at agreed intervals and not less than three times a year.


  • To control the affairs of the club on behalf of the members.
  • To keep accurate accounts of the club’s finances through the Treasurer, these should be available for reasonable inspection by members and should be audited before every AGM.
  • The club shall maintain a current bank account and the following officers shall be authorised to sign club cheques.  Two from Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
  • To co-opt additional members of the committee as the committee feels necessary.  Co-opted members not entitled to vote on committee.
  • Decision to be made on the basis of simple majority votes the Chair entitled to additional casting vote.


The AGM shall not be later than the end of NOVEMBER each year.  Ten clear days notice shall be given to members of the AGM.  Members must advise the Secretary of any business they want added to the agenda at least five (5) days before the date of the meeting.

The business of the AGM shall be to:

  • Confirm the minutes of the previous AGM and any General Meeting held since then.
  • Receive the audited accounts for the year.
  • Elect an auditor.
  • Elect the officers and committee members.
  • Review club subscription rates and agree them for the year.
  • Transact any other business received in writing by the Secretary from members and included in the agenda.
  • Special General Meeting may be convened by the General Committee or on receipt by the Secretary by the Secretary of a request from not less than three (3) full members of the club.  At least four (4) days notice of the meeting being given.
  • Nominations for election of Officers shall be made by full members and seconded by full members.
  • At all General Meetings, in the absence of the Chair the meeting will be taken by a full member appointed by the meeting.
  • A quorum for a General Meeting shall be three (3) full members and all three Officers of the club.
  • A quorum for a General Meeting shall be three (3) full members and all three Officers of the club.
  • Each full member entitled to one vote at General Meeting.


Assuming there is a quorum, any such alterations having been proposed and seconded by full members must have two-thirds majority of full members.


If at any General Meeting a resolution be passed calling for dissolution, the Secretary must immediately call a Special Meeting to be held in not less than two weeks to discuss and vote on the resolution.
If at the SGM the vote for dissolution is carried by at least two thirds of the full members present the General Committee at such date as decided will proceed to realize all assets of the club and discharge all debts and liabilities of the club.  After discharging all debts and liabilities of the club the remaining assets be used for the benefit of the members to be decided at a SGM.


If any member has a complaint would they please submit their complaint in writing to a committee member,who will then organise a meeting to try and resolve any problems arising from the complaint.