|21/06/2017||Formal Adoption of Constitution|
|27/06/2017||Amendment 001 – Appointment of a third-party accountant as treasurer.|
As of the last amendment 27/06/2017
The name of the organisation shall be the “Forward As One Association” here-in referred to as “the Association”.
The aims of the Association shall be to:
To further these aims the committee shall have power to:
(a) Obtain, collect and receive money or funds by way of contributions, donations, grants and any other lawful method towards the aims of the Group.
(b) Associate local authorities, voluntary organisations and the residents of Scotland in a common effort to carry out the aims of the Group.
(c) Do all such lawful things as will further the aims of Scottish Independence
(a) Voting membership shall be open to anyone over the age of 13 years old.
(b) The Management Committee shall have the power to approve or reject applications for membership or to terminate the membership of any member provided that the member shall have the right to be heard by the committee before a final decision is made an in-line with the code of conduct of the association.
(a) A Management Committee elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall manage the Association
(b) The committee shall consist of a chair, secretary, treasurer, and other voting members.
(c) The committee may co-opt up to a further 10 voting members who shall resign at the next Annual General Meeting.
(d) The committee shall meet at least 12 times each year.
(e) At least 2 committee members must be present at a committee meeting to be able to make decisions
(f) A proper record of all transactions and meetings shall be kept and will be made publicly available.
(a) An Annual General Meeting shall be held within 12 months of the date of the adoption of this constitution and each year thereafter.
(b) Notices of the AGM shall be published three weeks beforehand and a report on the Group’s financial position for the previous year will be made available at the same time
(c) A Special General Meeting may be called at any time at the request of any member of the committee, or not less than one quarter of the membership. A notice explaining the place, date, time and reason shall be sent to all members at least one week beforehand.
(d) A minimum of four members being present, whichever is the greater, shall enable a General Meeting to take place.
(e) Proposals to change the constitution must be given in writing to the secretary at least 7 days before a general meeting and approved by a two thirds majority of those present and voting.
(a) The funds of the group including all donations, contributions and bequests, shall be paid into an account operated by the management committee. All cheques or other payments drawn on the account must be signed by at least two members of the Management Committee and a vote (simple majority) of an association meeting on any expenditure shall apply.
(b) Annual Accounts shall be prepared by a third-party accountant to be appointed by a simple majority vote of the Management Committee
(c) The funds belonging to the group shall be applied only to further the aims of the group.
(d) A current record of all income, funding and expenditure will be kept.(e) (i) Any large-scale event shall be planned and operated through segregation from the
(e) The Associations Accounts shall be public, only the names of individuals shall be redacted.
(f) The association shall publish a running state of account updated after each meeting.
(g) The Management Committee shall have the power to appoint, with a simple majority vote at an association meeting, any third party accountant to act in the position of treasurer.
(a) The Group may be dissolved by a resolution passed by a simple two-thirds majority of those present and voting at a Special General Meeting.
(b) If confirmed, the committee shall distribute any assets remaining after the payment of all bills to other group(s) or organisation(s) having aims similar to the Group or some other charitable purpose(s) as the Group may decide.