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3 Constitution·​of·​the·​C·​Users'·​Group·​(UK)​3 Constitution·​of·​the·​C·​Users'·​Group·​(UK)​
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6 1·​Title6 1·​Title
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8 ###·​1.​18 ###·​1.​1
9 The·​name·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​the·​C·​Users'·​Group·​(UK)​,​·​to·​be·​known·​publicly·​as·the·​Association·of·C·&·C++·Users.​9 The·​name·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​the·​C·​Users'·​Group·​(UK)​·,​·​to·​be·​known·​publicly·​as·​ACCU.​
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11 2·​Aims·​and·​objects11 2·​Aims·​and·​objects
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13 ###·​2.​113 ###·​2.​1
14 The·​aims·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​to·​promote·​interest·​in·​the·​C·​and·​C++·​programming·​language·​by·​means·​of·​a·​regular·​newsletter,​·​the·​maintenance·​of·a·​source·​library,​·​and·​such·​other·​activities·​as·​the·​Committee·​may,​·​from·​time·​to·​time,​·​deem·​suitable.​14 The·​aims·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​to·​promote·​interest·​in·​the·​C·​and·​C++·​programming·​languages·​by·​means·​of·​a·​regular·​newsletter,​·​the·​maintenance·​of·such·electronic·resources·(e.​g.​·Internet·Point·of·Presence·and·World·Wide·Web·pages)​·as·are·deemed·appropriate·by·the·Committee,​·​and·​such·​other·​activities·​as·​the·​Committee·​may,​·​from·​time·​to·​time,​·​deem·​suitable.​
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16 3·​Affiliation16 3·​Affiliation
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21 4·​Membership21 4·​Membership
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23 ###·​4.​123 ###·​4.​1
24 There·​shall·​be·​three·​classes·​of·​membership·​of·​the·​Association.​·​These·​shall·​be·Individual,​·​Individual·(Student)​,​·and·Corporate.​·Proof·​of·current·full-time·education·must·be·provided·​for·Student·class·membership.​·Corporate·membership·may·be·held·by·Companies·and·Institutions·for·a·single·site.​24 There·​shall·​be·​three·​classes·​of·​membership·​of·​the·​Association.​··​These·​shall·​be·Basic,​·Full·and·Corporate.​··​Individuals·may·hold·Basic·or·Full·membership.​·Companies·and·Institutes·may·hold·Corporate·membership·​for·a·single·site.​··Individuals·providing·proof·of·full-time·education·are·​eligible·for·a·discount·on·the·Basic·​or·Full·membership·fees.​
25 25
26 ###·​4.​226 ###·​4.​2
27 The·​Committee·​may·​withhold·​membership·​from·​any·​individual·​or·​body·​without·​giving·​reasons,​·​but·​the·​individual·​or·​body·​may·​put·​their·​case·​to·​the·​next·​General·​Meeting·​of·​the·​Association,​·​which·​may·​over-rule·​the·​Committee's·​decision.​·​Similarly,​·​the·​Committee·​may·​terminate·​in·​writing·​the·​membership·​of·​any·​member·​or·​body·​whose·​conduct·​they·​consider·​to·​be·​detrimental·​to·​the·​interests·​of·​the·​Association,​·​subject·​to·​appeal·​to·​a·​General·​Meeting·​of·​the·​Association.​27 The·​Committee·​may·​withhold·​membership·​from·​any·​individual·​or·​body·​without·​giving·​reasons,​·​but·​the·​individual·​or·​body·​may·​put·​their·​case·​to·​the·​next·​General·​Meeting·​of·​the·​Association,​·​which·​may·​over-rule·​the·​Committee's·​decision.​·​Similarly,​·​the·​Committee·​may·​terminate·​in·​writing·​the·​membership·​of·​any·​member·​or·​body·​whose·​conduct·​they·​consider·​to·​be·​detrimental·​to·​the·​interests·​of·​the·​Association,​·​subject·​to·​appeal·​to·​a·​General·​Meeting·​of·​the·​Association.​
38 The·​day·​to·​day·​business·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​managed·​by·​a·​Committee,​·​subject·​to·​the·​final·​authority·​of·​a·​General·​Meeting·​of·​the·​Association.​·​The·​Committee·​shall·​be·​empowered·​to·​act·​without·​reference·​to·​a·​General·​Meeting,​·​providing·​that·​such·​action·​is·​within·​these·​Rules·​and·​that·​there·​is·​no·​motion·​on·​that·​action·​pending·​for·​discussion·​at·​a·​General·​Meeting.​38 The·​day·​to·​day·​business·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​managed·​by·​a·​Committee,​·​subject·​to·​the·​final·​authority·​of·​a·​General·​Meeting·​of·​the·​Association.​·​The·​Committee·​shall·​be·​empowered·​to·​act·​without·​reference·​to·​a·​General·​Meeting,​·​providing·​that·​such·​action·​is·​within·​these·​Rules·​and·​that·​there·​is·​no·​motion·​on·​that·​action·​pending·​for·​discussion·​at·​a·​General·​Meeting.​
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40 ###·​5.​240 ###·​5.​2
41 The·​Committee·​shall·​consist·​of·​the·​following:​·​Officers:​·​Chair,​·​Secretary,​·​Treasurer,​·​Membership·​Secretary,​·Software·Librarian,​·Journal·Editor,​·​and·​Public·​Relations·​Officer.​·​Non-executive·​Committee·​Members:​·​A·​maximum·​of·​five·​members,​·​plus·​one·​member·​for·​every·​five·​hundred·​Individual·​Members·​registered·​with·​the·​Association·​on·​the·​date·​of·​the·​Annual·​General·​Meeting.​41 The·​Committee·​shall·​consist·​of·​the·​following:​·​Officers:​·​Chair,​·​Secretary,​·​Treasurer,​·​Membership·​Secretary,​·Electronic·Communications·Officer,​·Publications·Officer,​·​and·​Public·​Relations·​Officer.​·​Non-executive·​Committee·​Members:​·​A·​maximum·​of·​five·​members,​·​plus·​one·​member·​for·​every·​five·​hundred·​Individual·​Members·​registered·​with·​the·​Association·​on·​the·​date·​of·​the·​Annual·​General·​Meeting.​
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43 ###·​5.​343 ###·​5.​3
44 Members·​of·​the·​Committee·​shall·​hold·​office·​from·​the·​date·​of·​appointment·​until·​the·​next·​Annual·​General·​Meeting,​·​and·​shall·​be·​eligible·​for·​re-election.​44 Members·​of·​the·​Committee·​shall·​hold·​office·​from·​the·​date·​of·​appointment·​until·​the·​next·​Annual·​General·​Meeting,​·​and·​shall·​be·​eligible·​for·​re-election.​
79 6·​Subscriptions79 6·​Subscriptions
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81 ###·​6.​181 ###·​6.​1
82 The·​Association's·​year·​of·​accounts·​shall·​end·​on·​31st·​August.​82 The·​Association's·​year·​of·​accounts·​shall·​end·​on·​31st·December.​·The·​Association·shall·have·a·rolling·membership·year.​
83 83
84 ###·​6.​284 ###·​6.​2
85 All·​Individual·​and·​Corporate·​Members,​·​with·​the·​exception·​of·​those·​granted·​Honorary·​status·​under·​clause·​4.​4,​·​shall·​pay·​an·​annual·​subscription·​at·​a·​rate·​to·​be·​fixed·​by·​the·​Committee·​of·​the·​Association.​·Membership·​shall·​commence·with·payment·of·​the·​appropriate·subscription,​·​but·​there·shall·be·a·period·of·grace·allowed·to·existing·members·​of·six·weeks·following·the·end·of·​the·Association's·financial·year,​·during·which·they·may·retain·their·membership·pending·renewal.​85 All·​Individual·​and·​Corporate·​Members,​·​with·​the·​exception·​of·​those·​granted·​Honorary·​status·​under·​clause·​4.​4,​·​shall·​pay·​an·​annual·​subscription·​at·​a·​rate·​to·​be·​fixed·​by·​the·​Committee·​of·​the·​Association.​··A·person·applying·for·membership·​shall·become·a·member·from·the·date·​their·​application·is·received·​by·​the·membership·secretary.​·Their·renewal·date·shall·be·based·​on·their·application·date,​·adjusted·by·​the·membership·secretary·to·a·suitable·end·of·month·date,​·within·one·month·of·their·application·date.​
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87 ###·​6.​387 ###·​6.​3
88 Cancellation·​of·Subscription·must·​be·made·in·​writing·​to·​the·Membership·Secretary·​no·later·​than·six·​weeks·after·​the·start·of·​the·subscription·​period.​·Cancellations·received·after·​this·period·​will·be·deemed·to·​take·​effect·from·​the·next·​subscription·date.​88 Existing·members·shall·be·allowed·a·period·of·grace·​of·four·weeks·following·the·end·of·their·membership·year,​·during·​which·they·may·retain·​their·membership·pending·renewal.​·Members·may·renew·after·​this·time·but·​will·not·be·entitled·​to·any·missed·journals·​that·may·have·been·​produced·by·the·association.​··If·a·member·fails·​to·renew·with·two·months·of·the·end·of·​their·membership·year,​·​their·membership·is·deemed·to·have·been·cancelled.​
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90 ###·​6.​490 ###·​6.​4
91 Applications·​for·​Membership·​received·​after·​30th·​June·​will·​be·​deemed·​to·​apply·​for·​the·​following·​subscription·​year.​
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93 ###·​6.​5
94 Applications·​for·​Membership·​made·​on·​or·​after·​1st·​March·​shall·​have·​the·​option·​of·​paying·​1·​1/​2·​times·​the·​appropriate·​current·​rate.​·​This·​fee·​to·​cover·​the·​balance·​of·​the·​current·​year·​and·​the·​subsequent·​year.​
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96 ###·​6.​6
97 The·​Committee·​shall·​have·​the·​power·​to·​set·​charges·​on·​the·​provision·​of·​special·​facilities·​and·​events·​for·​those·​participating·​and/​or·​benefiting.​91 The·​Committee·​shall·​have·​the·​power·​to·​set·​charges·​on·​the·​provision·​of·​special·​facilities·​and·​events·​for·​those·​participating·​and/​or·​benefiting.​
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99 7·​General·​Meetings93 7·​General·​Meetings
117 Nominations·​for·​Officers·​and·​Committee·​members,​·​duly·​proposed,​·​seconded·​and·​accepted,​·​shall·​be·​lodged·​with·​the·​Secretary·​at·​least·​14·​days·​prior·​to·​the·​General·​Meeting.​111 Nominations·​for·​Officers·​and·​Committee·​members,​·​duly·​proposed,​·​seconded·​and·​accepted,​·​shall·​be·​lodged·​with·​the·​Secretary·​at·​least·​14·​days·​prior·​to·​the·​General·​Meeting.​
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119 ###·​7.​7113 ###·​7.​7
120 In·the·absence·of·​written·​nominations·​for·​a·​position,​·​nominations·​may·​be·​taken·​from·​the·​floor·​at·​the·​General·​Meeting.​·​In·​the·​event·​of·​there·​being·​more·​nominations·​than·​there·​are·​positions·​to·​fill,​·​candidates·​shall·​be·​elected·​by·​simple·​majority·​of·​those·​Members·​present·​and·​voting.​·​The·​presiding·​Member·​shall·​have·​a·​casting·​vote.​114 In·addition·to·​written·​nominations·​for·​a·​position,​·​nominations·​may·​be·​taken·​from·​the·​floor·​at·​the·​General·​Meeting.​·​In·​the·​event·​of·​there·​being·​more·​nominations·​than·​there·​are·​positions·​to·​fill,​·​candidates·​shall·​be·​elected·​by·​simple·​majority·​of·​those·​Members·​present·​and·​voting.​·​The·​presiding·​Member·​shall·​have·​a·​casting·​vote.​
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122 ###·​7.​8116 ###·​7.​8
123 At·​a·​General·​Meeting,​·​each·​Individual·​Member·​present·​shall·​have·​one·​vote.​·​Voting·​by·​Corporate·​bodies·​is·​limited·​to·​a·​maximum·​of·​four·​individuals·​from·​that·​body.​·​The·​identities·​of·​Corporate·​voting·​and·​non-voting·​individuals·​must·​be·​made·​known·​to·​the·​Chair·​before·​commencing·​the·​business·​of·​the·​Meeting.​·​All·​individuals·​present·​under·​a·​Corporate·​Membership·​have·​speaking·​rights.​117 At·​a·​General·​Meeting,​·​each·​Individual·​Member·​present·​shall·​have·​one·​vote.​·​Voting·​by·​Corporate·​bodies·​is·​limited·​to·​a·​maximum·​of·​four·​individuals·​from·​that·​body.​·​The·​identities·​of·​Corporate·​voting·​and·​non-voting·​individuals·​must·​be·​made·​known·​to·​the·​Chair·​before·​commencing·​the·​business·​of·​the·​Meeting.​·​All·​individuals·​present·​under·​a·​Corporate·​Membership·​have·​speaking·​rights.​
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171 ###·​12.​2165 ###·​12.​2
172 Upon·​the·​dissolution·​of·​the·​Association,​·​the·​property·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​disposed·​of·​at·​open·​auction·​and·​the·​proceeds,​·​together·​with·​any·​pecuniary·​assets·​of·​the·​Association,​·​shall·​be·​used·​to·​pay·​off·​all·​debts·​owed·​by·​the·​Association,​·​and·​the·​balance·​shall·​be·​donated·​to·​a·​charity·​nominated·​at·​the·​closing·​General·​Meeting.​166 Upon·​the·​dissolution·​of·​the·​Association,​·​the·​property·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​disposed·​of·​at·​open·​auction·​and·​the·​proceeds,​·​together·​with·​any·​pecuniary·​assets·​of·​the·​Association,​·​shall·​be·​used·​to·​pay·​off·​all·​debts·​owed·​by·​the·​Association,​·​and·​the·​balance·​shall·​be·​donated·​to·​a·​charity·​nominated·​at·​the·​closing·​General·​Meeting.​
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168 Revised:​·​21-03-1991,​·​21-03-1992,​·​27-02-1993,​·​19-03-1994,​·​01-03-1997,​·​25-03-2000,​·​05-04-2003,​·​17-04-2004,​·​23-04-2005.​
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