The objects for which the Society is founded are:-
To encourage the breeding of British White cattle
To establish and publish a Herd Book for them
To obtain classes at shows and to recommend judges
To investigate cases of doubtful and suspect pedigrees
To advise on matters relating to British White cattle in the United Kingdom
To promote sales by auction or by private treaty of British White cattle
To take any action legally incidental or conducive to attainment of any of the above objects
The name of the Society is the British White Cattle Society.
The Society shall consist of the President, Vice President/s and an unlimited number of members whose names and addresses shall be recorded in a Register of Members.
The Executive Committee, in which the entire control and management of the Society shall be vested, shall consist of a President, Vice President/s and at least six, but not more than twelve people, who should be elected by the membership. One third of the elected members shall retire in rotation at the Annual General Meeting and shall then be eligible for re-election. The Executive Committee will elect a chairman from amongst its members to serve annually.
The President and Vice President/s shall be elected by the Annual General Meeting for a two year term after which they will be eligible for re-election.
The Executive Committee shall have power to appoint and dismiss officers, employees or independent contractors to administer the business transactions of the Society.
Should a vacancy occur on the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee may co-opt another member of the Society. The co-opted member shall be deemed to represent the vacating member and shall retire when that member's term of office expires.
The Executive Committee shall meet at least twice a year. Urgent matters can be discussed and ratified in the interim by e-mail and/or phone conference. The conference will be co-ordinated and responses will be collated and circulated to the Committee by a nominated person. The matter must be noted at the following scheduled meeting.
The Executive Committee may appoint sub committees for any special purpose and may delegate to them such powers as they think necessary. The Chairman of the Executive Committee shall be an ex-officio member of all sub committees.
An Annual General Meeting of the Society shall be held at such a time and place as the Committee shall appoint and at least 14 days written notice (sent to their last known address) shall be given to every member of the Society. The interval between Annual General Meetings may not be less thaan 10 months or more than 14 months. At such meetings a Report and Financial Statement for the previous year shall be presented and elections of the officers and Committee members, as required in this Constitution, shall take place.
The Executive Commitee may at any time and by a notice signed by the President or Chairman (stating the time, place and the specific purpose) summon an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society giving at least 14 days written notice. No business may be transacted at an Extraordinary General Meeting other than that for which the meeting was summoned.
The Executive Committee shall have power to deal with any matter which may arise and which is not provided for in these rules.