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Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park

Constitution

Constitution

Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park

The group is called Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park and supports both Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park.

Our aims are to:

• Support, promote and act as an advocate for Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park
• provide a forum and voice for our members
• support the work of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust
• raise funds to contribute to special projects, educational initiatives and acquisitions both independently and on behalf of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park
• encourage greater public appreciation and enjoyment of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and the Park
• invite exploration, enjoyment and volunteering in the Manor, Gallery and Walpole Park
• help provide educational facilities and events to inform people about the Manor, Gallery & Park.

The annual subscription – for the membership year April to March – shall be set by the Friends Committee

The day to day operation of the Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park will be managed by the Committee, which will comprise a minimum of three officers: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

The Committee will be elected at the AGM.

The Committee shall have the power to co-opt members according to need.

The Committee may only take decisions when at least three members of the Committee, including two officers are present.

An AGM shall be held each year not later than 18 months after the last AGM.

The Committee shall give not less than 21 days notice of the date fixed for an AGM and nominations for membership of the Committee must be received at least 7 days before an AGM. A quorum at the AGM shall be 5 members or 10% of the total number of members (in either case excluding Corporate Members for the purpose of this calculation) whichever shall be the lower.

Accounts shall be presented at the AGM for approval by the members.

This constitution may be amended by a motion passed at an AGM by at least two thirds of the members present at the meeting.

Should the Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park cease to exist, any residual funds shall be donated to the Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust for use in improving the facilities for public use.

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