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1 Club name and affiliation
The club will be called The Bay Standup Paddleboard Club (BaySUP). There is no governing body for
stand-up paddleboarding so the club is not affiliated, however it will work in partnership with
similar organisations such as British Canoeing.

2 Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the club will be to:
o Promote stand-up paddleboard racing to the community
o Provide some social events for the community
o Provide the best possible duty of care and protection to all club members ∙ Make sure all club
members are treated equally, and respectfully.
o Further aims/objectives/rules are found in the SOP

3 Finance and Accounts
-All club monies will be banked in an account(s) held in the name of the club. The accounts will be
kept by the Treasurer or other member, and audited annually. The financial year of the club will
end on 31 st march.
-Any transactions over £50.00 involving club funds must be approved by the committee prior to
being carried out.
-All profits are to remain invested in the club & it’s continued service to the community -Should
The Bay Standup Paddleboard Club no longer be viable and the accounts need to be wound up then
any residual funds, after all creditors have been satisfied, shall be donated to a club or
organisation with similar aims and objectives.

4 Running of the Club
The club will be run by a committee consisting of:
∙ Chairman
∙ Treasurer
∙ Secretary

5 Membership
Membership shall consist of:
∙ adult members
∙ junior members.
∙ Family members
- Fees will be set and reviewed annually by the committee and approved at the AGM.
- ALL members will be subject to the clubs rules and procedures set out elsewhere.

-The Annual General Meeting will be held on 1st JAN (or thereabout). At least 14 days’ notice will be
given to members.
The Agenda may include:
∙ A report from the committee
∙ Treasurer’s report and the year’s Accounts
∙ Resignation of the current committee
∙ Election of the committee for the coming year.
-All members present have the right to vote at the AGM or by proxy
-Members have the right to call for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). It shall be held at the
request of at least 25% of members. Notice for an EGM will be the same as for an AGM.
-The quorum for decision making is 25% of those present at an AGM or EGM, this shall be no less
than 3.

7 Constitution Changes
- This Constitution can be changed only by majority vote at an AGM, or where appropriate, by a
majority of the existing committee members.

- New committee members will be subject to performance monitoring throughout their first term
and may at the discretion of the committee majority, be demoted, or replaced where a reasonable
shortfall in performance is identified.

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