Amendments to the GCCF Constitution since November 2005

All previous constitution amendments are included in the current GCCF Constitution, available from the GCCF Office.

 

Article 3. Membership

 

The Council shall consist of the delegates of affiliated Clubs and Societies (hereinafter called "the Affiliated Clubs"). The National Cat Club shall be entitled to appoint FOUR delegates, all other clubs and societies shall be entitled to appoint one delegate provided they maintain a minimum of 100 members * with the exception of Breed Clubs who must maintain a minimum of 50 members; an additional delegate if its membership exceeds 200 members and a further delegate if its membership attains 500 or more. The Council shall grant representation to the following clubs by virtue of their historical association, whatever their membership shall be.

 

Black & White Cat Club

Blue Persian Cat Society

Chinchilla, Silver Tabby and Smoke Cat Society

The Red, Cream, Tortoiseshell and White, Blue Cream and Brown Tabby Society

Short-Hair Cat Society (of Great Britain and Manx Club inc)

Abyssinian Cat Club

Siamese Cat Club

 

* The words after provided they maintain a minimum of 100 members (the minimum required for affiliation under Article 4) have been deleted.

 

Article 8(1) Trustees

 

The Council shall elect not less than two or more than four Trustees and they shall hold office until death or resignation unless removed from office by a resolution of the Council. The property of the Council (other than cash which shall be under the control of the Treasurer) shall be vested in them. They shall deal with the property of the Council as directed by resolution of the Council (of which an entry in the Minute Book shall be conclusive evidence) and they shall be entitled to a general indemnity in so far as the Council's assets extend. A minimum of any two Trustee signatories may sign on behalf of all.

 

The following amendment to the Constitution was passed by Council at their meeting on 24th October 2007, with immediate effect.

 

Article 8(2)

 

The Honorary Officers of the Council shall be a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer and such other Honorary Officers including a President and up to three Vice Presidents as the Council may from time to time decide. The President and Vice Presidents shall hold office until death or resignation unless removed from office by a resolution of the Council. The Chairman and vice Chairman shall be elected from amongst ………………….audited immediately.

 

All previous rule amendments are included in the current GCCF Constitution, available from the GCCF Office.