THE FRIENDS OF ST MARY MAGDALENE, BOVENEY
TITLE AND MEMBERSHIP
The association will be called ‘The Friends of St Mary Magdalene, Boveney’ and the members of the association, in that capacity, will be so denominated. The criteria and procedures for the admission of new members will be as determined by existing members from time to time.
There will be a Chairman and a Secretary, each elected for a renewable one year term.
The duties of the Chairman will include
being the principal representative of the Friends in dealings with external bodies
chairing meetings of the Friends
having overall responsibility for the activities of the Association
reporting annually to the Friends on those activities.
liaising with the Friends of Friendless Churches
The duties of the Secretary will include
assisting the Chairman generally
dealing with correspondence and preparing papers for meetings etc
keeping records of meetings and ensuring the safe custody of all the records of the transactions of the Friends
keeping proper accounts of the assets, liabilities and financial transactions of the Friends
preparing accounts for annual presentation by the Chairman.
There will be a membership fee to be set annually by the Friends.
Money owned by the Friends will be held on an account with a recognised deposit taking organisation in the name of the Friends.
Disbursements of any amount of money owned by the Friends must be authorised, and cheques signed, by both the Chairman and Secretary.
The Secretary will report, at each meeting of the Friends, on all financial transactions since the last meeting.
There will be at least two meetings of the Friends in each calendar year, not more than nine months elapsing between meetings.
One of the meetings will be the annual general meeting, at which officers will be elected and reports received. This will normally be as near as may be convenient to the feast-day of St Mary Magdalene (22nd July).
The date of each meeting will be agreed at the previous meeting.
The Secretary will strive to ensure that all papers for meetings are in the hands of Friends at least one week before the meeting by post or by email.
Extraordinary meetings will be convened on the request of any three Friends.
Whenever possible, meetings will be held in the Church.
Should it become necessary to dissolve the Association, any funds remaining in its hands will be paid over to the Friends of Friendless Churches, or, failing that, to another organisation dedicated to preserving old churches in this area.
This constitution will be reviewed at three-yearly intervals.
Signed: Bill Dax (Chairman)
24th April 2013
The Church is open daily.
We encourage those who are interested to take advantage of going inside the Church and enjoying the wonderful, quiet, peaceful place that it is.
The Church is available as a venue for appropriate events.
Full details in the Venue section