Rules

1.The name of the Branch shall be ” The Dubai St. George’s Society “.

2.The Branch accepts and supports the Objects of the Royal Charter and Bye-laws of the Royal Society of St. George (the Society).

3.Management of the Branch shall be vested in a Committee of a maximum of 10 members of whom 3 shall retire by rotation each year, but who shall be eligible to offer themselves for re-election for a further 3 year term. The Committee shall elect a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Membership Secretary and Honorary Treasurer who must be Ordinary Members of the Dubai St. George’s Society. A President may also be elected.

4.At meetings of the Committee FOUR shall form a quorum. The Committee shall have power to fill vacancies which may occur in its body until the next A.G.M. The Committee may appoint not more than TWO co-opted members.

5.Ordinary Membership shall be restricted to Englishmen or Englishwomen or their children.

6.Associate Social Membership is open to any individuals who are not eligible for Ordinary Membership but who wish to support the Objects of the Society. They may attend but NOT vote at General Meetings or hold Committee positions.

7.Every candidate for membership shall be approved by the Committee who shall decide as to their admission.

8.The Annual Subscription shall be fixed at the A.G.M. but the meeting shall take into consideration any recommendation from the outgoing Committee. The subscription is payable immediately after the A.G.M. or upon admission in the case of new members.

9.Any Member whose subscription is outstanding at 31st December in the calendar year of membership shall be deemed to have resigned from the Society. Past Members may apply for new membership, subject to payment of the appropriate enrolment and subscription fees in force at that time. 

10.The Branch shall pay annually to the Central Funds of the Society such annual dues as may be prescribed by the Council from time to time.

11.The financial year of the Branch shall close on 30th September and the Annual General Meeting (A.G .M.) shall be held within two months of that date but not before the 1st October. TWELVE persons entitled to vote, being personally present, shall form a quorum.

12.At the A.G.M. the Annual Report of the Committee and the Hon. Treasurer’s Statement of Accounts shall be submitted. The meeting may discuss any matter relating to the affairs of the Branch.

13.The Committee may convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of members at any time for the transaction of business duly specified in the Notice convening the Meeting and NO OTHER business shall be discussed. An Extraordinary General Meeting may also be convened at the written request of not less that TEN members of the Branch stating the subject to be submitted for consideration.

14.At all Meetings of the Branch (except as provided in Rule 17) questions shall be decided by the majority of Members present and voting and, in case of an equality of votes, the Chairman of the Meeting shall have a second or casting vote.

15.Any expenditure by the Society shall be authorised by the Committee.