Club Rules

Changi Sailing Club – Rules and Regulations
Approved by Registry of Societies on 14 October 2013

Rule No.  DEFINITIONS
1 Where the context so permits, words importing the masculine gender include the feminine gender and words importing the singular number include the plural number and vice versa.
2 In these Rules and any Bye-laws made hereunder, unless the Context otherwise requires:
  1. "Bye-laws" means the bye-laws for the time being in force made by the Committee under Rule 42 including any additions, deletions or amendments made thereto by the Committee from time to time;"Club" means Changi Sailing Club; "Commodore" means the chairman of the Committee; "Committee" means the Committee constituted under Rule 22; "General Meeting" means Annual General Meeting or Extraorry General Mdinaeeting of the Club; "Manager" means the Manager of the Club appointed by the Committee under Rule 29; "Members’ means the categories of members listed in Rule 7(i) and any other class of members as the Committee may from time to time admit; "Registrar of Societies" means the Registrar of Societies as defined in the Societies Act Chapter 311; "Rules" means the rules herein contained including any subsequent additions, deletions or amendments thereto made in accordance with Rule 47; "Singapore Sports Council" means the Singapore Sports Council established under the Singapore Sports Council Act, Chapter 305;
  2. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires anything which falls to be determined or prescribed by the Committee under these Rules shall include an authority given to the Committee to vary such determination or prescription from time to time as the Committee in its absolute discretion deems fit.
3 Upon the registration of the Club with the Registrar of Societies, the Club shall continue to exist and shall be governed by these Rules.
4 NAME/PLACE OF BUSINESS
 
  1. The Club shall be called "Changi Sailing Club"
  2. The Club shall be a members’ club
  3. The registered place of business of the Club shall be: "32 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508508" or at such places as the Committee may determine subject to the prior written consent of the Registrar of Societies.
5 OBJECTS
 
  1. The objects for which the Club is established are:
  2. To promote and encourage sailing and other sea sports;
  3. To encourage yacht racing by the promotion of regattas, and the giving of prizes, and by any other means which may be determined by the Committee.
  4. To encourage the development of skills in seamanship and navigation and to improve safety on water;
  5. To promote social, recreational and other activities for the benefit of the Members; and To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.
6 PATRONS
 
  1. The Committee may in its absolute discretion invite distinguished persons to be Patrons of the Club.
  2. Patrons shall have and enjoy the rights and privileges of an Honorary Member subject or in addition to such other terms as the Committee may determine from time to time.
  3. A Patron may at any time apply to become an Ordinary Member with all the rights and privileges of such a member upon payment of a fee to be determined by the Committee.
7 MEMBERSHIP
 
  1. There shall be the following categories of members:
    1. Founder Member;
    2. Honorary Members;
    3. Ordinary Members;
    4. Term Members;
    5. Youth Members;
    6. Visiting Members;
    7. Reciprocal Members;
    8. Absent Members;
    9. Corporate Members
  2. The Committee may from time to time with the prior written consent of the Registrar of Societies, create new categories of membership on such terms and conditions as the Committee may determine.
8 FOUNDER MEMBER
 
  1. The Singapore Sports Council shall be the only Founder Member of the Club
  2. The Founder Member shall not be required to pay any entrance fee or subscriptions and shall have all the rights and privileges of an Ordinary Memberexcept the right to vote and to hold office. 
  3. The Founder Member may at any time relinquish its Founder Member status by giving to the Committee at least three (3) months’ written notice.
9 HONORARY MEMBERS
   
  1. The Members on the recommendation of the Committee may by an ordinary resolution passed at a General Meeting  appoint any person to be an Honorary  Member for such period as they deem fit. The  Honorary membership may be revoked on the recommendation of the Committee by an ordinary resolution passed at a General Meeting.   Honorary Members shall not be required to pay any entrance fee or subscription.  An Honorary Member shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of an Ordinary Member except the right to hold office, nominate or second members for election into office or vote at meetings.
  2. An Honorary Member, may at any time apply to become an Ordinary Member with all the rights and privileges of such a member upon payment of a fee to be determined by the Committee.
10 ORDINARY MEMBERS
 
  1. Persons who have attained the age of 21 years and are interested in sailing, yacht racing and sea sports may apply to be enrolled as Ordinary Members.
  2. Ordinary Members shall have the following rights and privileges in accordance with these Rules and the Bye-laws in addition to any others provided for under these Rules and the Bye-laws:
    1. The right to vote at General Meetings and to hold office;
    2. The right of nominating and seconding members for election into the offices of the Committee;
    3. The right of access to and use of all the facilities of the Club; and
    4. The right of introducing guests to the Club.
  3. There shall be two classes of Ordinary Membership, namely Ordinary Member (Transferable) and Ordinary Member (Non-Transferable) and, subject to such terms and conditions and on payment of a transfer or conversion fee, as may be determined by the Committee, an Ordinary Member (Transferable) may transfer his membership to any person and an Ordinary Member (Non-Transferable) may convert to an Ordinary Member (Transferable).
  4. An Ordinary Member (Non-Transferable) may elect not to convert to Ordinary Member (Transferable) and shall continue to enjoy the privileges of Ordinary Member (Non-Transferable), subject to such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Committee.
11 TERM MEMBERS
 
  1. Persons who have attained the age of 21 years and are interested in sailing, yacht racing and sea sports may apply to be enrolled as Term Members for a term of 1 year.
  2. Subject to paragraph (iii) hereof, the membership of a Term Member shall expire and all rights and privileges accorded to him as Term Member shall cease upon the expiry of the said term of 1 year.
  3. Upon the expiry of any term membership, a Term Member may apply to be re-enrolled as a Term Member.
  4. A Term Member shall enjoy all the rights and privileges accorded to an Ordinary Member except as follows:-
  5. A Term Member shall not enjoy the rights specified in paragraphs a and b of rule 10(ii);
  6. Except with the approval of the committee, a Term Member shall not be entitled to apply for storage space for any boat.
  7. A Term Member shall be entitled to apply to be enrolled as an ordinary member, and shall be liable on so applying to pay such entrance fees as may be determined by the Committee.
12 CORPORATE MEMBERS
 
  1. The Club may accept the application of any firm, company , corporation, society or such other organization as the Committee deems appropriate to be a Corporate Member at a fee to be determined by the Committee from time to time.
  2. The Corporate Member may nominate such number of representatives as the Club may fix. The Club reserves the discretion to accept the representatives nominated by the Corporate Member.  The representative(s) shall pay stipulated fees and monthly subscriptions as specified by the Club.
  3. The representative(s) of the Corporate Member can exercise such rights and privileges that are accorded to an Ordinary Member of the Club.
  4. The Corporate Member may transfer its membership to any firm, company, corporation or other organization as the Committee deems appropriate to be a corporate member, subject to such terms and conditions and on payment of such transfer fee as may be determined by the Committee.
13 YOUTH MEMBERS
 
  1. Persons below the age of 25 who are interested in sailing, yacht racing and sea sports may apply to be enrolled as Youth Members;
  2. Youth Members shall be entitled to use all the facilities of the Club subject to such terms and conditions as the Committee may determine, but shall not be entitled to hold office, nominate or second members for election into office, or vote at meetings.
  3. A Youth Member may apply to become an Ordinary Member under this Rule when he attains the age of 21 but no later than upon his attaining the age of 25 and his admission as an Ordinary Member shall be subject to the approval of the Committee and on payment of any such fee as the Committee may determine.
  4. Subject to the foregoing, where a Youth Member attains the age of 25, his membership shall cease.
14 SPOUSES AND CHILDREN
 
  1. Spouses of Patrons or members may enjoy all the rights and privileges extended to that Patron or member subject to such terms and conditions as the Committee may determine but they shall not be entitled to hold office, nominate or second members for election into office, or to  vote at meetings
  2. Children under 21 years of age of members may enjoy all the rights and privileges extended to the member subject to such terms and conditions as the Committee may determine, but they shall not be entitled to hold office,  nominate or to second members for election into office, or vote at meetings or introduce guests to the Club.
  3. Patron or Members whose spouse or child utilizes any of the rights and privileges mentioned in paragraphs (i) or (ii) of this Rule shall be responsible for all liabilities, debts due to the Club incurred by that spouse or child and shall indemnify the Club acting for the Committee against the cost of repairing or replacing any property damaged by the spouse or child or any damage or loss suffered by the Club arising from the non observance of these rules or the bye-laws by that particular spouse or child.
15 VISITING MEMBERS
 
  1. The Committee may, on the introduction of a Patron or a member (other than a Term, Youth, Visiting or Absent Member), permit any person visiting Singapore to become a Visiting Member of the Club for any period not exceeding six months in any 12-month period at such weekly or monthly subscription and on such terms and conditions as the Committee may from time to time determine.  All applications for such membership shall be made on such forms prescribed by the Committee and shall be signed by the Patron or member introducing the applicant.
  2. A Visiting Member shall be entitled to enjoy all the facilities of the Club as an Ordinary Member but shall not be entitled to hold office, nominate or second members for election into office, vote at meetings or introduce guests to the Club.
  3. The Patron or member who introduces the visiting member shall (in addition to the visiting Member himself) be responsible for all liabilities and debt to the Club incurred by such member including any subscriptions and shall indemnify the Club acting through the Committee against the cost of repairing or replacing any property of the Club damaged by the Visiting Member or any damage or loss suffered by the Club arising from the Visiting Member’s non-observance of these Rules or the Bye-laws.
16 RECIPROCAL MEMBERS
  The Committee may at its discretion, permit all or selected members of any club selected by the Committee (which is prepared to grant the same or similar rights to members of the club) to become Reciprocal Members on such terms and conditions as the Committee deem fit.
17 ABSENT MEMBERS
 
  1. Any member (other than a Term Member) who leaves Singapore for more than six continuous months, and gives no less than one month’s notice of his intended departure to the Manager, shall be placed on the list of Absent Members provided he has paid all amounts owing by him to the Club.
  2. An Absent Member may remain on the list of Absent Members so long as he keeps his account in credit and subject to complying with the conditions imposed by the Committee.  The fee to be paid by an Absent Member in lieu of his normal subscription during his period of absence shall be determined by the Committee.  The Absent Member shall however, pay the normal subscription payable by a member of his category for the month in which he leaves and the month in which he returns.
  3. So long as a member is an Absent Member, he shall not be entitled to hold office, nominate or second members for election into office, vote at meetings or introduce guests to the Club, except with the approval of the Committee.
  4. The spouse and children of an Absent Member except where such spouse or children are members in their own right shall not be entitled to use the facilities of the Club during the period of the member’s absence except with the approval of the Committee or the Manager.
  5. Absent Members may keep their boats at the Club premises during the period of their absence only with the written approval of the Committee.
18 APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
 
  1. The power of admitting members shall be vested solely in the Committee which shall have power in its absolute discretion and at any time to accept or reject any application for membership or to restrict the admission of any category of members to any specific number and upon such terms and conditions as the Committee may in its absolute discretion deem fit including the power to vary or rescind such restriction.
  2. Every application for membership shall be made on a form prescribed by the Committee and be accompanied by such entrance fee and subscription as the Committee may determine.  The applicant shall upon acceptance by the Committee become a member of the Club and shall be regarded as having agreed to be bound by these Rules and the Bye-laws.
  3. Every person who becomes a member in accordance with these Rules, shall remain a member until he ceases to be so in accordance with these Rules or in the case of natural persons in the event of death, whichever shall first occur.
19 ENTRANCE FEE AND MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION
 
  1. The entrance fees and subscriptions payable by any category of members shall be determined by the Committee.
  2. The Committee may prescribe entrance fees and subscriptions of varying amounts and may in its absolute discretion waive any entrance fees or subscriptions or any part thereof payable by any member.
  3. Subscriptions shall be payable in advance for such period as may be determined by the Committee.  A full month’s subscription shall be payable for any part of a month for which a person is a member.
20 GUESTS
 
  1. Any Patron, or member (other than a Visiting Member, Absent Member, or a Reciprocal Member) or his spouse may subject to these Rules and the Bye-laws introduce guests to the Club.  A guest may enjoy all the facilities of the Club subject to these Rules and the Bye-laws and restrictions and conditions as may be determined by the Committee.  Any guest using the facilities, shall pay such fees as may be prescribed by the Committee.
  2. A Patron or member or his spouse introducing a guest shall be responsible for any debt to the Club incurred by such guest and for the observance by such guest of these Rules and Bye-laws.  It is the duty of the introducer to acquaint his guest on the terms, conditions and any restrictions pertaining to the use of the Club’s facilities by guests and shall indemnify the Club acting through the Committee against the cost of repairing or replacing any property of the Club damaged by the guest and against any loss or damage suffered by the Club arising from the guest’s non-observance of these Rules, the Bye-laws or any terms, conditions or restrictions prescribed by the Committee.
  3. The Committee or the Manager may, without assigning any reason, prohibit the use of the Club’s facilities by any guest and may on any occasion declare the Club closed to all guests notwithstanding paragraph(i) of this Rule.
  4. No person whose membership has been suspended or who has ceased to be a member under Rule 38 or 39 or from whom the rights or privileges of the Club have been withdrawn or who has been declared by the Committee to be unsuitable to be introduced as a guest may be introduced as a guest into the club without the written permission of the Committee.
21 VISITORS
  The Committee may subject to the Rules of the Club admit persons who are not guests of any member or his spouse as visitors.  A visitor may enjoy all the facilities of the Club subject to these Rules and the Bye-laws of the Club; provided that any visitor using the facilities shall pay such fees and shall comply with such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Committee.
22 MANAGEMENT OF THE CLUB
 
  1. The management of the Club shall be entrusted to the Committee consisting of:
    1. A Commodore;
    2. A Vice Commodore;
    3. An Honorary Treasurer;
    4. An Honorary Secretary;
    5. A Rear Commodore (House & Grounds);
    6. A Rear Commodore (Sailing)
    7. A Social Secretary
  2. The Committee Members shall be elected by the members from among existing members for the time being and (unless the members resolve to terminate their terms of office earlier at General Meeting) shall hold office until the second Annual General Meeting following that in which they are elected (i.e. for a term of 2 years) subject to the provisions of clause 22(iii) and 22(iv) hereof.
  3. The Committee Members shall be divided into two groups, as follows:-
    1. The Commodore, Honorary Secretary, and Rear Commodore House & Grounds ("the category A officers"), whose terms of office shall run concurrently and
    2. (b) The Vice Commodore, Honorary Treasurer, Rear Commodore Sailing and Social Secretary  ("the category B officers"), whose terms of office shall run concurrently.

      The terms of office of the category A and category B officers shall run in tandem with each other.
  4. All category A officers elected at the first General Meeting after the adoption of  amendments pursuant  to which the positions of Rear Commodore (Sailing) and Social Secretary will come up for election for the first time, shall hold office until the second Annual General Meeting following that in which they are elected (i.e. an initial term of 2 years), and all category B officers elected at the said General Meeting shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting following in that they are elected (i.e. an initial term of 1 year only).  Thereafter, all category A and category B officers elected shall hold office until the second Annual General Meeting following that in which they are elected (i.e. a term of 2 years).
  5. All Committee Members, shall be eligible for immediate re-election.  No Committee Member shall hold office for a continuous period of more than 8 years, and the Treasurer shall not hold office for a continuous period of more than 5 years.
  6. Where the office of a Committee Member under paragraph (i) of this Rule is vacant, the remaining Committee Members may appoint any existing member of the Club to fill the vacancy, for the balance of that Committee Members term, leave the office vacant or call an extraordinary general meeting for the purpose of so filling the vacancy.
  7. The office of a Committee Member, whether he be appointed or elected to the Committee shall be vacated in any one of the following events:
    1. If he becomes prohibited from holding such office by reason of any Act of Parliament.
    2. If he resigns by writing under his hand addressed to the Committee and delivered to the Honorary Secretary or the Commodore;
    3. If he has a receiving order made against him or suspends payments or compounds with his creditors generally;
    4. If he is found lunatic or becomes of unsound mind;
    5. If he dies;
    6. If he is absent from meetings of the Committee for a continuous period of six months without leave from the Committee and the Committee resolve that his office be vacated;
    7. If his term of office is terminated in accordance with the provisions of these Rules; or
    8. If for any reason whatsoever he ceases to be a member of the Club, or if his membership is suspended.
  8. In the absence of the Commodore, the Vice Commodore shall act in his place and shall be vested with all the powers of the Commodore applying to him during the period of the Commodore’s absence as if he was the Commodore.
  9. All Committee Members including the Commodore shall act honestly and exercise reasonable diligence in the performance of their duties to the Club in accordance with these Rules as amended from time to time and any Bye-laws made hereunder.  All Committee Members shall be deemed agents of the Club.
23 DUTIES OF OFFICE-BEARERS
 
  1. The Commodore
    1. He shall act as chairman at all General and Committee Meetings.
    2. He shall also represent the club in its dealings with outside persons
  2. Vice Commodore He shall assist the Commodore in his duties and deputise for him in his absence.
  3. Honorary Secretary
    1. In addition to any other duties prescribed under these Rules: He shall keep all minutes of Committee Meetings.
    2. He shall forward to the Registrar of  Societies all information required by the Registrarof Societies including the Annual Returns, the Statement of Income and Expenditure and Balance Sheet of the previous financial year, Minutes of the Annual General Meeting and the Annual Accounts of the Club; and
    3. He shall generally be responsible for and do all such things or acts as are required to be done by a club secretary under any existing laws and regulations for the time being in force.
  4. The Honorary Treasurer
    1. In addition to any other duties prescribed by these Rules:
      He shall direct the keeping of funds and the collection and disbursement of all moneys on behalf of the Club and be responsible generally for their safe-keeping;
    2. He shall direct the maintenance of correct and up-to-date accounts of all monetary transactions and shall be responsible for their correctness;
    3. He shall direct the preparation and submission for auditing the Annual Statement of Accounts (Statement of Income and Expenditure and Balance Sheet); and
    4. He shall generally be responsible for and do all such things or acts as are required to be done by a club treasurer under any existing laws and regulations for the time being in force.
  5. Rear Commodore (House & Grounds) He shall take charge of all domestic affairs of the Clubhouse and supervise its maintenance. He shall form and chair appropriate  House & Grounds sub-committee/s to assist him in his duties relating to maintenance, housekeeping and food and beverage.
  6. Rear Commodore (Sailing) He shall take charge of all matters relating to sailing, racing and sea sports and shall supervise the Club’s sailing and racing programmes for all classes of boats, as well as any other sea sports at the Club.  He shall form and chair Sailing sub-committee/s to assist him in organizing sailing activities for different classes of boats  and other seasports.
  7. Social Secretary  He shall take charge of all matters relating to social and recreational activites (other than sailing and sea sports) at the Club and shall supervise the Club’s social and recreational programmes.  He shall form and chair a Social sub-committee to assist him in his duties.
24 REVIEW OF DECISIONS
  The Founder Member (acting through its Chairman) may call for any decisions made or actions taken by the Committee to be reviewed at a Committee Meeting.
25 POWERS OF THE COMMITTEE
 
  1. The Committee shall subject to these Rules have full power to decide any question relating to the management of the Club and all questions arising out of or not covered by these Rules.
  2. The Committee may appoint sub-committees to be constituted as the Committee thinks fit and may delegate to such sub-committees such part of its duties or powers as it deems fit.  The Chairman and members of such sub-committees shall be appointed by the Committee.
  3. Any member of the Committee or the Manager may in its absolute discretion require a Patron, a member or his guest or a visitor forthwith comply with any provision of these Rules or the Bye-laws and on their refusal to do so, to prohibit the entry or to require the immediate departure of such Patron, member or guest or visitor from the Club’s premises on that occasion.
26 PROCEDURES AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS
 
  1. At every meeting of the Committee, four members of the Committee shall form a quorum.
  2. The Commodore, or in his absence, the Vice Commodore shall preside at the meeting of the Committee.  In the absence of both the Commodore and the Vice Commodore, the members of the Committee present shall elect one of their number to preside at the meeting.
  3. Decisions at meetings of the Committee shall be adopted by a simple majority of votes of the Committee Members present and voting.  In the case of an equality of votes the chairman of the meeting shall have a casting vote.
  4. The Committee shall not be precluded from holding a meeting or acting on a matter merely by reason of any vacancy in its membership.
  5. The Committee shall meet as and when necessary but in any case not less than once in every two months.  The Commodore may convene a meeting of the Committee on his own volition and the Manager shall convene a meeting on the request of any two members of the Committee.
27 EXPENDITURE
 
  1. The Club shall be solely responsible for all expenses connected with the Club’s operations and for the engagement and dismissal and payment of officers and servants including the payment of their salaries and for catering and all other matters involving the expenditure of money notwithstanding that such expenses and matters may have been incurred or carried out by the Committee.
  2. The Committee shall have full power to incur capital expenditure on development, purchase of all machinery, equipment, furniture and to incur all necessary expenditure in connection with the management, upkeep and maintenance of the Club and its facilities on behalf of the Club, including expenses relating to the engagement and dismissal of employees of the Club provided that any expenditure at one time which exceeds S$250,000 shall require the authority of the members given at a General Meeting of the Club.
28 POWERS TO BORROW
  Subject to Rule 43(x), the Committee may from time to time raise or borrow from approved financial institutions for the purposes of the Club such sums of money as it thinks proper provided always that the financial liability of the Club does not exceed S$250,000.00 at any one time without the authority of the members given at a General Meeting of the Club.  The Committee may raise or secure the payment of such monies in such manner and upon terms and conditions in all respects as it thinks fit.  For this purpose, the Honorary Treasurer and such other person or persons appointed by the Committee from time to time shall be empowered to execute all documents relating to such loans on behalf of the Club.
29 MANAGER
 
  1. The Committee may appoint a Manager for the Club who shall be responsible to the Committee for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the Club in accordance with the directions of the Committee.
  2. For the purpose of meeting petty cash expenses, the Manager shall retain such sum as may be determined by the Committee.
30 USE OF CLUB
 
  1. Every member of the Club may, subject to these Rules and the Bye-laws use and enjoy, in common with the other members of the Club, the clubhouse and the furniture, fittings and other things therein provided for the use of the members, but shall not by reason of his membership be under any financial liability except for the payment of his entrance fees, monthly subscription, levy or other dues to the Club under these Rules or the Bye-laws.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, a member who damages any property of the Club shall indemnify the Club acting through the Committee against the cost of repairing or replacing such property or any damage or loss suffered by the Club arising from his non-observance of these Rules or the Bye-laws.
  2. The Committee or the Manager shall have the right to restrict the use of any of the Club’s facilities or property of the Club by any category of members and, subject to the provisions of these Rules and the Bye-laws, all members may at all times use in common all the facilities and property of the Club and may be supplied, with meals, refreshments, liquors, services and things as are provided by the Club for the members at such charges as the Committee or Manager may determine.
31 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
 
  1. The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held not later than the 31st of July each year on a day to be determined by the Committee for the following purposes:
    1. To receive the annual report and pass the accounts for the preceding financial year;
    2. To elect the Committee Members in accordance with Rule 22;
    3. To appoint auditors for the ensuing year;
    4. To transact any other business of which seven clear days’ notice has been given in writing to the Hon Secretary.
  2. Twenty-one days’ notice in writing of the Annual General Meeting shall be given to every member of the Club entitled to vote thereat; and the notice shall specify the agenda of the meeting.
32 EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS
 
  1. Extraordinary General Meetings may be convened by the Committee by giving not less than 14 days’ notice to each member.  Extraordinary General Meetings may also be convened at the request in writing of one-quarter of the total number of members delivered to the Hon. Secretary who shall then convene such meeting within a month of the receipt of such request, giving not less than 14 days’ notice to each member.
  2. No business other than that specified in the notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting shall be transacted at the General Meeting without the sanction of the chairman of the meeting.
33 PROCEDURES AT ANNUAL AND EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS
 
  1. One-quarter of the total number of members eligible to vote thereat including either the Commodore or the Vice Commodore shall constitute a quorum for a General Meeting.
  2. Where there is no quorum, the meeting if convened by the Committee shall be adjourned for half an hour and thereafter those present and eligible to vote thereat which shall include either the Commodore or the Vice Commodore shall be deemed to constitute a quorum. 
  3. Where there is no quorum at a General Meeting convened at the request of members, the General Meeting shall be dissolved.
  4. At all General Meetings every member shall be entitled to be present and members who are eligible to vote thereat either in person or by proxy shall be entitled to one vote upon every question raised.
    The Commodore and in his absence, the Vice Commodore shall preside at all General Meetings.
  5. Decisions at all General Meetings shall be adopted by a simple majority of the votes of the members present and entitled to vote thereat  either in person or by proxy save where any other majority is required under these Rules.  Where there is an equality of votes the chairman of the meeting where  he is the Commodore, shall have a casting vote. Decisions adopted as aforesaid shall be binding on all members.
34 THE RIGHT TO VOTE
  Only the Ordinary Members and such other categories of members with voting rights as are created by the Committee pursuant to Rule 7(ii) shall have the right to vote at any General Meeting.  The right of a member to vote at a General Meeting shall be suspended if the member has not discharged all his liabilities to the Club and shall be restored only upon his having done so.
35 PROXY VOTING
 

i. Voting at all General Meetings may be given either in person or by proxy. A proxy must be appointed in writing under the hand of the member entitled to vote

ii. No Voting Member is permitted to hold more than one proxy. Where a Voting Member holds a proxy, he shall be entitled to one vote in his capacity as proxy for the Voting Member whom he represents in addition to his own vote as a Voting Member, provided that, for the purpose of determining whether there is a quorum for the General Meeting, the Voting Member holding a proxy shall be deemed as one person. Proxies cannot constitute part of the quorum.  Such instrument of proxy must be lodged with the Secretary of the Club not less than 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the General Meeting or adjourned meeting to which it refers, and in default shall be treated as invalid. 

36 AUDIT/FINANCIAL YEAR
 
  1. The accounts of the Club shall be audited by a firm of Auditors approved by the Committee and appointed at the Annual General Meeting.  No partners or employees of this firm shall be eligible to sit on the Committee or any sub-committee of the Club.
  2. The financial year of the Club shall be from 1st April to 31st March.
  3. The Committee shall at its first Committee Meeting after the Annual General Meeting appoint an Audit Sub-Committee to assist it in its work.  The Committee shall appoint such number of persons as it deems appropriate (who may be Committee Members or members who are not Committee Members or non-members of the Club) to be members of the Audit Sub-committee. The Audit Sub-committee will be responsible for:-
    1. Reviewing the annual financial statements prior to recommending their approval to the Executive Committee;
    2. Reviewing with auditors of the terms of their audit engagement;
    3. Considering matters relating to the internal controls which underlie financial reporting and
    4. Reviewing significant public announcements of a financial nature.
The Committee shall have the power to remove a member of the Audit Sub-committee, without giving reasons therefor.
37 MEMBERS’ ACCOUNTS
 
  1. The account of each member for charges other than subscription shall be made up at such time or times as may be decided by the Committee and shall become due and payable when rendered.
  2. If a member’s subscription or any other charges due to the Club are in arrears, the Manager shall send the member a notice with a request for immediate payment and, if such arrears are not paid within 14 days from the time when such written notice is given to him, the Committee may remove his name from the register of members, and he shall thereupon cease to be a member and forfeit all rights of membership.
  3. The Committee may at any time in their discretion restore a person, who has ceased to be a member under paragraph (ii), to membership upon payment of all arrears then due.
38 TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP; RESIGNATION OF MEMBERS
 
  1. Ordinary Members (Transferable) and Corporate Members shall have the right to transfer their membership subject to the prior written approval of the Committee and, subject to such terms and conditions and on payment of such transfer fee as may be determined by the Committee.
  2. On the death of a Member, provided that at the time of his death he held a transferable membership, but subject to Rule 38(i), the legal personal representative or successor in title shall be entitled to transfer the membership of the deceased, subject to such terms and conditions and on payment of such transfer fee as may be determined by the Committee.
  3. A member may resign his membership by giving to the Manager of the Club notice in writing, such resignation to be of immediate effect upon receipt of the notice by the Manager of the Club.  Such member shall however remain liable for all debts due from him to the club.  The member shall further pay the full subscription due for the month in which such notice is given.
  4. Any person who has resigned as a member may if he so wishes be re-enrolled as a member in accordance with these Rules and the Bye-laws provided he has discharged all his liabilities to the Club.  The Committee may in such a case in its absolute discretion waive the entrance fee payable or any part thereof.
39 REPRIMAND, SUSPENSION OF MEMBERSHIP AND EXPULSION
 
  1. Where a Member is alleged to have acted in any way prejudicial to the interests of the Club or its Members or to have been guilty of a material breach of the Rules or Bye-laws of the Club or to have been guilty of any misconduct unbecoming of a Member, a complaint may be made to the Club in writing and referred to the Committee; provided always that the acts of the family members of the Member or his guest shall be deemed to be the acts of the Member for the purposes of this Rule.
  2. The Committee shall consider the complaint, any explanation given and any relevant circumstances shall decide whether the complaint may be dismissed and the matter closed or whether there is sufficient cause for the Member to be referred to a Disciplinary Committee.
  3. The Committee shall post or deliver to the Member complained of, full particulars of the complaints against him and require the Member within 14 days, (or such other time as the Committee thinks reasonable), to give the Committee a written or oral explanation.
  4. In the event that the Committee decides that the Member should be referred to a Disciplinary Committee then the Committee shall appoint a Disciplinary Committee of not less than five persons, four of whom shall be Committee Members and at least one of whom shall be a non-Committee Member who shall be an Ordinary Member.  A majority of Members of a Disciplinary Committee shall be present to constitute a quorum.
  5. The Disciplinary Committee upon appointment to hear the complaint shall within three months of its appointment or such other time as may be determined by the Committee, hold a meeting to consider the complaint and if the Member so wishes, to hear him ("the Meeting").  Notice of the meeting shall be given to the Member at least 14 days before the date of the Meeting.
  6. The Member may elect to be heard in his own defence before the Disciplinary Committee or offer a written explanation in answer to the charge referred against him. The Disciplinary Committee shall within thirty days of the Meeting (or such time as may be determined by the Committee) proceed to report its findings and take such of the steps set out below as it deems fit.

    If the Disciplinary Committee is satisfied that:
    1. the Member charged is not guilty, it shall dismiss the complaint;
    2. the Member charged is guilty but the matter is not sufficiently serious to warrant any other action, it may in its discretion reprimand or censure the member or issue a warning letter or decide to take no action;
    3. the Member charged is guilty and the matter is sufficiently serious, it shall have powers to do one or more of the following;
      1. to suspend some or all of the Member’s privileges;
      2. to impose a fine commensurate with the charge, not in  excess of $1,000;
      3. to suspend membership for up to one year;
      4. to charge the Member for compensation and damages resulting from the said misconduct or breach;
      5. to expel the Member;
      6. in case of a Corporate Member, to impose such terms and conditions on its nominees as the Disciplinary Committee deems fit, including a condition that the Corporate Member withdraw its nominee’s nomination from the Club or substitute the nominee for another.
  7. Notwithstanding any decision of the Disciplinary Committee or the Committee, any Member under suspension shall continue to be liable for payment of subscription and any other dues.
40 CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP
 
  1. Without prejudice to any other provision in these Rules and unless the Committee deems otherwise, any member:
    1. Who has been convicted of any offence involving violence, fraud or dishonesty or is imprisoned for any reason whatsoever; or
    2. Who becomes enemy alien; or
    3. Who leaves the country to evade criminal proceedings; or
    4. Who has been expelled pursuant to Rule 39; or
    5. Who is proven to have illegally taken drugs within the Club’s premises shall cease to be a member; shall cease to be a member.
  2. A member on ceasing to be a member shall forfeit all rights and privileges to the Club, its property and its funds but he or his estate as the case may be shall remain liable for any liabilities and obligations to the Club incurred or undertaken by him while he was a member
  3. In the event of a cessation of membership the Committee shall, upon the expiry of seven days’ notice, be entitled in its absolute discretion to remove, scrap, sell, dispose or otherwise deal with any vessel, craft, trailer, equipment or things belonging to the Member or, in the case of a Corporate Member, to its nominees, which are within the Club’s premises or its power or control.
41 NOTICES
(i)
  1. No paper, notice or placard, written or printed, shall be exhibited, put in the Club premises, or in anyway brought to the notice of members without the prior written approval of the Manager.
  2. All notices required by these Rules or the Bye-laws to be given to a member may be given by prepaid letter addressed to the member at the last known address which he has furnished to the Manager and shall be deemed to have been given on the day following the day on which it was posted.
  3. Every member shall communicate any change of his address immediately to the Manager in writing.
42 BYE-LAWS
 
  1. The Committee shall have power to make, vary or revoke Bye-laws for the management and regulation of the affairs of the Club and the conduct of its members.
  2. All Bye-laws, until revoked by the Committee, be binding on all members upon the expiry of seven days after the same is posted on the Club’s noticeboard.
43 PROHIBITIONS
 
  1. The taking of drugs within the Club’s premises is strictly forbidden.
  2. Gambling of any kind is forbidden on the Club premises unless it is for the expressed purpose of raising funds for the Club and the necessary permit or licence has been obtained from the competent authorities under any written law.
  3. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (ii) of this Rule jackpot machines may be installed in the Club’s premises and lotteries may be organised with the approval of the Committee and the relevant government authorities.
  4. The funds of the Club shall not be used to pay the fines of members who have been convicted in Court.
  5. No member shall borrow in the name of or pledge the credit of the Club.
  6. The Club shall not engage in any trade union activity as defined in any written law relating to trade unions for the time being in force in Singapore.
  7. The Club shall not indulge in any political activity or allow its funds and/or premises to be used for political purposes.
  8. No member shall reprimand a Club servant.  If a member has any cause of complaint against a Club servant, he shall bring the same to the Committee in writing.
  9. No member shall give the address of the Club in any advertisement, or use the Club address for business purposes unless authorised by the Committee.
  10. The Club shall not raise funds from the public for whatever purpose without the prior written approval of the Assistant Director Operations, Licensing Division, Singapore Police
    Force, and the relevant authorities.
44 REMOVAL OF VESSEL OR CRAFT
  The Club may remove and dispose of as it deems fit any vessel or craft abandoned by a former member whose membership has expired, ceased or been terminated.
45 LIABILITY
 
  1. The Committee and the Club’s officers and employees, acting in good faith, shall not be liable for any losses, damages, liabilities or otherwise, howsoever caused, suffered or incurred by any member or his guest arising in any way whatsoever from his membership of the Club or through hisor their use orenjoyment of the Club, its amenities, privileges or facilities on land or at sea or otherwise.  The Member shall be responsible for the acts of his guest and shall indemnify the Club, its officers and employees and the Committee against claims, actions, liabilities by their guest.
  2. The Committee, and the Club’s officers and employees shall not be liable for the loss or damage howsoever caused in respect of any personal injury losses and damages suffered or incurred by a Member or his guest or to any personal items or belongings entrusted to the Club’s employees within the Club’s premises.
  3. No Member shall be entitled to bring any claims (including claims for losses for negligence and breach of duty) actions legal or other proceedings, howsoever arising, against any Committee Member, officer, employee or other person, acting in good faith, in the execution and the carrying out of and arising from any acts, proceedings or otherwise under the Rules and Bye-laws.
  4. Every Committee Member, officer, employee or person acting under the direction of the Committee, acting in good faith, shall be indemnified out of the assets of the Club against any liability, claims, actions, losses and damages incurred by him in connection with and arising from any proceedings, acts or under the Rules and Bye-laws.
46 TRUSTEES
 
  1. If the Club at any time acquires any immovable property, such immovable property shall  be vested in trustees who may deal with the same at the direction of the Committee and execute all documents required for the said purpose,  subject to the provisions of Rule 46(ii). 
  2. The trustees of the Club shall:
    1. not be more than four (4) and not less than two (2) in number
    2. be nominated by a resolution of the Committee
    3. be authorized to enter into and execute any lease, licence, sub lease or sub licence pertaining to any premises for and on behalf of the Club, at the direction of the Committee  
    4. not effect any sale, transfer, mortgage or charge of or create any security interest with respect to immovable property held on behalf of the Club or surrender any such property, without the prior approval of the General Meeting of members.
    5. be indemnified against risk and expense out of the property of the Club
  3. An entry in the minute book or alternatively a letter signed by the Commodore, Vice Commodore, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer or any three of the said officers shall be conclusive evidence of  any direction given by the Committee to the trustees.
  4. For the purpose of giving effect to any nomination by the Committee of a trustee, the Commodore shall have the power by deed to appoint any person nominated by the Committee as a trustee of the Club and the provisions of the Trustees Act (Cap. 337) shall apply to any such appointment. Any statement of fact in any such deed of appointment shall in favour of a person dealing bonafide and for value with the Club or the Committee, be conclusive of the fact so stated.   For the purpose of Section 40 of the Trustees Act, the Commodore shall be deemed to be the person empowered to appoint  trustees for the Club.
  5. The office of the trustee shall be vacated:
    1. If the trustee dies or becomes a lunatic of unsound mind.
    2. If he is absent from the Republic of Singapore for a period of more than one (1) year.
    3. If he is guilty of misconduct of such kind as to render it undesirable that he continues as a trustee.
    4. If he submits notice of resignation from his trusteeship.
    5. If he is removed from offices by a resolution of the Committee.
  6. The address of each immovable property in which the Club acquires or holds an interest, the name of each trustee and any subsequent change must be notified to the Registrar of Societies.
47 ALTERATION OF RULES
 
  1. These Rules may be added to, repealed or amended, provided such addition, repeal or amendment be approved and passed at the Annual or at a Extraordinary General Meeting by 60% of the Members entitled to vote present at the meeting.
  2. No such amendment, recission or addition to these Rules as aforesaid shall come into force until the expiry of seven days after notice thereof has been given on the Club’s notice board and the prior written consent of the Registrar of Societies has been obtained thereto.
  3. Any amendment, recission or addition to these Rules in accordance with this Rule shall be binding on all the members.
48 INTERPRETATION OF RULES
  The Committee shall subject to these Rules be the sole authority for the interpretation of these Rules and the Bye-laws made hereunder and the decision of the Committee thereon shall be final and binding on all members.
49 DISSOLUTION
 
  1. The Club shall not be dissolved, except with the consent of not less than 60% of the voting members of the Club for the time being resident in Singapore expressed, either in person or by proxy at a general meeting convened for the purpose.
  2. In the event of the Club being dissolved as provided above all debts and liabilities legally incurred on behalf of the Club shall be fully discharged and the remaining funds and all proceeds of properties shall be donated to any approved Charity or Charities in Singapore.
  3. Notice of dissolution shall be given to the Registrar of Societies within seven days of the dissolution.