Our Club's fundamental principles
1. The Club shall be known as THE ROYAL ENGINEERS BOMB DISPOSAL OFFICERS CLUB hereinafter called the ‘Club’
2. To promote and sustain an ongoing liaison between those now serving in the Royal Engineers Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiments and all Royal Engineer Officers, Warrant Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers, serving or retired, who have served in Bomb Disposal or Explosive Ordnance Disposal, in wartime or in peace, including the ‘Z’ Reserve, National Service, Army Emergency Reserve, TA&VR, Territorial Army and the Regular Army
3. In furtherance of the above:-
- to keep in touch with and support the activities of the Royal Engineers Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiments.
- to encourage the exchange of experience, through publications and other media, of those serving, or who have served, in Royal Engineers Explosive Ordnance Disposal or Bomb Disposal.
- to organise social and other activities.
- Membership is open to all those described in para 2 above.
- The election to Honorary or Associate member is at the discretion of the Committee.
- The title of Honorary Life Vice President may be awarded for meritorious service to the Club.
REMOVAL OF MEMBERSHIP
5. The Committee have the power to remove from the register of members any member whose subscription remains unpaid for one year. The Committee have the power to reinstate such Member upon payment of all arrears.
RESIGNATION OF MEMBERS
6. Any member wishing to resign may do so by giving notice in writing to the Honorary Secretary.
7. The annual subscription shall be determined by the Committee and to be effective, should be confirmed at the next AGM. Any revised subscription shall become payable, in advance, from 1st January of the following year.
8. Payment of a subscription entitles a member to stand for election to the Committee. New members pay a joining fee of £4.00.
9. There should be a president of the Club, preferably a distinguished person who has served in Royal Engineer Bomb Disposal/Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
- The day to day running of the Club shall be the responsibility of the Management Committee (Hereinafter called the ‘Committee’). Election to the Committee will be at the AGM.
- The Committee should consist of a Chairman, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Assistant Honorary Secretary and between three and six elected members.
- The offices of Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary may be combined.
- The Commanding Officers of 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) and 101 Engineer Regiment (EOD)(V) shall be ex officio members of the Committee.
- The Committee have the right to co-opt up to two additional members as required at any time.
- The Committee may appoint sub committees as it deems necessary and shall describe their function.
- Committee meetings shall be held when deemed necessary by the Chairman.
- The financial year shall commence on 1st January.
- The Honorary Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping account of all income and expenditure and shall present a financial report at the Committee meetings and an audited account for approval by members at the AGM.
- A Bank account shall be operated in the name of the Club and withdrawals shall be made on the signature of any two of the officers of the Club, one of whom should be the Treasurer.
- An Auditor will be elected at each AGM.
11. The election of officers and members of the Committee shall take place at each AGM.
12. The AGM of the Club shall be held each year to coincide with a social function, the date of which will be advised to members in the Club Bulletin.
13. General Meetings shall be called by the Committee.
14. Extraordinary General Meetings may be called on the written request of at least ten members of the Club.
15. Any matter not provided for in the Constitution and concerning the organisation and activities of the Club shall be dealt with by the Committee whose decision shall be final.
16. Changes to the Constitution shall only be made at a General Meeting or Extraordinary Meeting, of which at least twenty one days notice in writing shall have been given. Such notice shall include the proposed changes to the Constitution.
17. Changes to the Constitution shall, to be effective, receive the assent of two thirds of the members present and voting at such a Meeting.
18. The Club may be dissolved by a resolution presented at an Extraordinary Meeting called for this purpose. The resolution must have the assent of two thirds of those present and voting. Such resolutions may give instructions for the disposal of any assets remaining after satisfying any outstanding debts and liabilities.