The Wayfinders Association of Modern Wizardry was founded on the 26th May 2012 and below we provide the Constitution for the small Charitable status, for you to read.
SMALL CHARITY CONSTITUTION
Suitable for small charities with an annual income under £5,000, that do not own a building or employ people and do not intend to register with the Charity Commission
The charity’s name is: WAYFINDERS ASSOCATION OF MODERN WIZARDRY
- 2. THE PURPOSES OF THE CHARITY ARE:
TO SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE OF WIZARDRY TO HELP RESTORE HUMANITY AND THE EARTH TO THE (WYRD) WAY. TO RESTORE THE NATURAL BALANCE. TO AWAKEN HUMANITY TO THE TRUTH OF THE ONE
The Charity will be managed by a committee of trustees who are appointed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the charity
- CARRYING OUT THE PURPOSES
In order to carry out the charitable purposes, the trustees have the power to
1) Raise funds, receive grants and donations
2) Apply funds to carry out the work of the charity
3) Co-operate with and support other charities with similar purposes
4) Do anything which is lawful and necessary to achieve the purposes
The charity shall have a membership. People who support the work of the charity and are aged over 18 or over can apply to the trustees to become a member. Once accepted by the trustees, memberships lasts for 3 years and may be renewed. The trustees will keep an up to-date memberships list. The membership will be divided, between full voting membership and none voting supporter membership.
The trustees may remove a person’s membership if they believe it is in the best interests of the charity. The member has the right to be heard by the trustees before the decision is made and can be accompanied by a friend.
- ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – AGM
1) The AGM must be held every year, with 14 days notice given to all members telling them what is on the agenda. Minutes must be kept of the AGM.
2) There must be at least three members present at the AGM
3) Every full member has one vote
4) The trustees shall present the annual report and accounts
5) Any full member may stand for election as a trustee
6) Full members shall elect between 3 and 10 trustees to serve for the next year. They will retire at the next AGM but may stand for re-election.
- TRUSTEE MEETINGS
1) Trustees must hold at least 3 meetings each year. At their first meeting after the AGM they will elect a chair, treasurer and secretary. Trustees may act by majority decision.
2) At least 3 trustees must be present at the meeting to be able to take decisions Minutes shall be kept for every meeting.
3) If trustees have a conflict of interest they must declare it and leave the meeting while this matter is being discussed or decided.
4) During the year the trustees may appoint up to 2 additional trustees. They will stand down at the next AGM.
5) The trustees may make reasonable additional rules to help rn the chaity. These rules must not conflict with this constitution of the law.
- MONEY AND PROPERTY
1) Money and property must only be used for the charity’s purposes
2) Trustees must keep accounts. The most recent annual accounts can be seen by anybody on request
3) Trustees cannot receive any money or property from the charity, except to refund reasonable out of pocket expenses.
4) Money must be held in the charity’s bank account. All cheques must be signed by 2 trustees.
- GENERAL MEETINGS
If the Trustees consider it necessary to change the constitution, or wind up the charity, they must call a General Meeting so that the membership can make the decision. Trustees must call a General Meeting if they receive a written request from the majority of members. All members must be given 14 days notice and told the reason for the meeting. All decisions require a two thirds majority. Minutes must be kept
1) Winding up – any money or property remaining after payment of debts must be given to a charity with similar purposes to this one.
2) Changes to the Constitution – can be made at AGMs or General Meetings. No change can be made that would make the organisation no longer a charity.
3) General Meeting – called on written request from a majority of members.
4) Trustees may also call a General Meeting to consult the membership
The Trustees of Wayfinders Association of Modern Wizardry are:
Chairman – Stanley Stewart (mw)
Secretary – Geoff Mitchell (fw)
Treasurer – Ken Collinson (mw)
Council Members of Wayfinders Association of Modern Wizardry
Fiona James (mw)
Stanley Stewart (mw)
Ken Collinson (mw)
Geoff Mitchell (fw)
Shaun Durham (fw)
Sam Bower-Dyke (mw)
Tony Craddock (fw)
Co Founders of Wayfinders Association of Modern Wizardry
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