1.       NAME

 

The Union, a non-profit amateur sporting association, shall be known as THE WESTERN CAPE SHOOTING UNION, hereinafter referred to as WCSU.

WCSU, in its own name, shall be capable of suing and of being sued and of acquiring, owning, possessing, encumbering and alienating movable and immovable property.

 2.     DEFINITIONS

 Words not defined in the WCSU Rules shall, unless the context indicates otherwise, bear the meanings assigned to them in this Constitution and unless inconsistent with the context, all words and expressions imparting the masculine gender shall include the feminine, words signifying the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa, and the following expressions shall have the following meaning assigned to them, namely:

 “Affiliated Club” means a club, association, or any other organization with a constitution and a list of members at which any shooting sport is conducted, which is affiliated to the WCSU as referred to in clause 4.11   

 

 “Amateur” shall mean a person who complies with the requirements of the definition of an amateur as defined by the National Olympic Committee of South Africa.

 

 “Auditor” shall mean an auditor registered under the Public Accountants and Auditors Act, 1951, as amended.

 

“Club”                       Means a club, association, or any other organization, with a constitution and a list of members, in which any shooting sport or discipline is conducted, as referred to in clause 4.11

 

 “Committee” shall mean the Executive Committee of WCSU, as constituted in terms of clause 5. hereunder.

 

 “Constitution” shall mean the Constitution of WCSU.

 

 “Councilor” shall mean the nominated representatives of an Affiliated Shooting Discipline, whom in terms of this Constitution, have voting rights at Annual and Special General Meetings subject to clause 13.0. Each affiliated Shooting Discipline shall have 2 Councilors. Each Discipline will formally nominate their Councilors at the Annual General Meeting. The way in which Disciplines choose their Councilors is through the votes of members of Affiliated Clubs that are members of each Discipline. (See Definitions, “Discipline” and 5.8 Working Structure).

“Corporate Member”

                                shall mean a security business, a firearms training establishment, any other institution requiring ongoing firearms training, or a government department, whose trainees or employees require training or, ongoing training to function, as so intended. Examples are: armed response companies, VIP protection units, traffic departments, SA Police Service departments and so on. Corporate membership is granted under conditions set out in clause 4.5

 

“Discipline” The various shooting sports, are referred to as Disciplines. Examples are Practical Pistol, Hunting, Silhouette, General Shooting/Plinking, Pin Shooting, Bench Rest, and so on. There will be no limit to the amount of disciplines in the union. The formation of new disciplines is encouraged. Each discipline will be formed by the club or clubs that belong to it. The clubs will vote two councilors in each discipline to represent the club’s and discipline’s interests at the Annual and Special General meetings. These councilors of each discipline, form the basis of the representation that all members of the union have with regard to the running of the union by the Executive Committee. (See also 4.11 Membership and 13.1 Annual General Meetings). 

 

“Member” shall mean an individual, a Life Member, a Honorary Life Member who, or an affiliated discipline, or an affiliated club, or a corporate member which, in terms of this Constitution, is in good standing with the WCSU.

“Notice”                    shall mean written notice received or sent by the secretary of WCSU, as the case may be, by a member or to a member, via prepaid post or via email, to or from the latest address of a member so recorded by the secretary.

“Secretary” shall mean the first Secretary, if more than one Secretary has been appointed. The Executive committee may appoint a second secretary, or administrative assistant, with remuneration, should the need arise.

“Temporary Member”

shall mean a visitor to the WCSU’s ranges, a member of the public, a member of another shooting organization or club, in whatever form, a trainee or employee of a corporate member, who has not already become a member of the WCSU in his or her own right. He shall be considered a temporary member for such period, fees and conditions as decided by the Executive Committee, and shall be entitled to such privileges as decided by the Executive Committee from time to time.

              “Union”                         The Western Cape Shooting Union or WCSU

3.     OBJECTIVES

The objectives of WCSU in general are to promote, amateur shooting in the Western Cape and in particular, without restricting the generality of this Clause:

3.1   To liaise with any organisation, whether private or governmental, with a view of securing land for the use of all shooting disciplines.

3.2   To organise, control and manage such a shooting ground so secured, with all shooting sports needs in mind.

3.3   To foster good relationships between all shooters in general.

3.4   To foster the good image of shooting in general in the public eye and to promote the safe and responsible use of firearms by anyone legally entitled to so use them.

3.5   To liaise with any organisations that are involved in the shooting sports.

3.6   To foster good relationships between all shooting disciplines in the Western Cape as well as Nationally.


3.7   To raise funds by membership fees or otherwise for the furtherance of the objects contained in this clause.

3.8   To provide Public Liability Insurance Cover for its members, or any other persons, as may be decided from time to time.

 

3.9   To publish and distribute at such intervals as may be decided on from time to time, a newsletter and/or journal.

 

3.10   To allow no benefit or prejudice on account of either race, gender or religion, to take place in the conduct of its affairs.

 

3.11   To promote any other activity in the interest of shooting, that the Executive Committee deems fit.

 

4.     MEMBERSHIP

 

4.1    Any person with an interest in shooting, may become an individual member of the WCSU, subject to approval by the Executive Committee. All members are entitled to all the rights and benefits of such full and direct membership and are subject to all the obligations of membership as set out in this constitution. Individual members of affiliated clubs and corporate bodies will enjoy the same privileges as reciprocal members and affiliate members, however, they will be required to pay the daily range fees for visitors from affiliated organizations. This fee, as prescribed by the Executive Committee will be lower than the ordinary visitor’s fee but higher than a full individual member fee. 

4.2   Membership fees shall only be addressed and paid, to the treasurer of the WCSU, as per clause 14.13

4.3   The liability of members for debts incurred by WCSU shall be limited to the amount of their unpaid membership fees.

4.4   The Executive Committee shall, in writing stating the reasons, and where it considers it to be in the interests of WCSU, be entitled:

 

4.4.1 (a) To issue warnings or temporarily suspend or suspend the membership of any member,

(b) To expel any member,

 (c) To refuse an application for membership, be it individual, discipline, club or corporate membership,

(d) To suspend the membership of an individual, discipline, club or corporate member,

(e) To expel an individual member, discipline, club or a corporate member

(f) To take such other disciplinary measures as may, in the circumstances be deemed appropriate.

4.4.2 In the exercise of its discretion in terms of the previous sub-clause, the Executive Committee may appoint a representative Disciplinary Committee to act on its behalf.

4.4.3 Before a member, discipline, affiliated club or a corporate member is expelled or suspended, such member, discipline, club or corporate member shall be given the opportunity to state his or its case, explain or defend himself or itself either in writing or verbally.

4.4.4 A member, discipline, affiliated club or a corporate member who has been expelled or whose membership has been suspended, has the right to appeal against such suspension or expulsion within 30 days, but will however have no claim against WCSU for the re-imbursement of any fees paid, nor for costs incurred, nor for losses sustained.

4.5   Clubs and Corporate bodies applying for affiliation and membership respectively, shall satisfy the following requirements:

4.5.1 A certified copy of its Constitution is to be furnished to the Executive Committee of WCSU, to insure that it is not in conflict with the WCSU Constitution.

4.5.2 The affiliation fee, as determined by the Executive Committee, must be paid on application, by the affiliated Shooting Club.

4.5.3 The names, addresses, email addresses, ID and telephone numbers of its members are to be furnished to the Executive Committee of WCSU.

4.5.4 The prescribed membership and joining fees, as determined by the Executive Committee from time to time, must be paid on the acceptance of an application  for membership.

4.5.5 The names, addresses, email addresses, ID and telephone numbers of its owners, directors, and or members or persons in charge, are to be furnished to the Executive Committee of the WCSU, along with the application.

4.5.6 Corporate members may appoint any individual to represent them collectively. This being so, the parties concerned will give notice of the necessary details in writing.

4.6   All members shall advise the Secretary of any change of address or other details, as required. Corporate members need to keep the secretary informed of any changes in the persons in authority and/or responsible persons, within their organizations.

4.7   Individuals who or disciplines, clubs and corporate members which have applied for membership of the WCSU,  may at the discretion of the Executive Committee, immediately enjoy the privileges of such membership upon payment, in full, of all applicable fees as determined by the Executive Committee from time to time.

4.8   Life membership of the WCSU may be granted by the Executive Committee, provided the following requirements have been complied with:

4.8.1 Application is made for such Life Membership by the individual concerned, who has paid such an amount as to be determined, by the Executive Committee.

4.8.2 A recommendation to grant such Life Membership has been obtained.

4.8.3 Honorary Life Membership of the WCSU to any person may be granted only if a resolution is carried unanimously at the Annual General Meeting.

4.8.4 Life Membership referred to in sub-clause 4.8.1 and 4.8.2, shall in general be subject to the previous provisions of this Constitution in particular clause 4., but provided that Clause 4.1 shall not be applicable to existing Life Members as at 1 January 2008. All future Life Members will pay half the daily range fees as set out by the Executive committee.

4.9   WCSU will co-operate with any other body that is properly constituted and which pursues the objectives of the WCSU.

4.10   With the exception of corporate members, membership of the WCSU shall be restricted to bona fide amateurs.

4.11   Existence of clubs: Clubs may continue to exist within the WCSU and individuals with similar interests in similar or the same disciplines of shooting, may at any time form a club. Clubs must join together under disciplines. Clubs may be members of multiple disciplines. However, except through their representation and voting rights of their two nominated councilors in the discipline, direct or affiliated members or clubs, will not have any representation or any voting rights within the WCSU. In the event of death, resignation or termination of office for any reason whatsoever, by a Councilor appointed by the affiliated Shooting Discipline, a successor to him will immediately be appointed by the said affiliated Shooting Discipline. (See 5.8 Working Structures and 2.0 Definitions: “Councilor” and “Discipline” and 13.1 Annual General Meetings)

4.12      Membership fees: With the exception of Life Members and Honorary Life Members,          all members are required to pay annual membership fees to the WCSU. Nominal                  discipline and club affiliation fees to the WCSU will be determined by the Executive             Committee from time to time and will be fixed for all disciplines and clubs, regardless          of how many members they have. No additional fees per member will be payable to the         WCSU by such disciplines and clubs within the WCSU.

5.                     MANAGEMENT

 

5.1   The management, control and administration all vest in the Western Cape Shooting Union Executive Committee, constituted and elected as follows: (see clause 5.3, election of the Executive Committee and in particular, clause 5.3.3)

           5.1.1                     Treasurer and Financial Management

                    5.1.2          Administrative Management / Secretary

                     5.1.3                     Technical Coordinator

5.1.4          Civil Construction Coordinator

5.1.5   SANDF and Municipal Liaison Officer

5.1.6        Chief Range Officer

5.1.7              Business Planning Officer 1

5.1.8              Business Planning Officer 2

5.1.9        Public Relations and Media Liaison Officer

5.1.10      Range Management Officer

5.1.11   Discipline and Club Liaison Officer

5.1.12   Other positions as deemed necessary at the time.

5.2   Members of the Executive Committee shall be elected annually by the councilors of the disciplines present at the Annual General Meeting, and shall hold office for one year until the election of the office bearers at the Annual General Meeting next ensuing. For the sake of continuity and where at all possible, fifty percent (50%) of the previous years’ committee will be re-elected onto the committee.

5.3   The procedure for the election of the members of the Executive Committee shall be as follows:

5.3.1 Formally proposed and seconded nominations for each position, EXLCUDING the chairman and the vice-chairman, will be received from the councilors present. Each proposer will motivate his nomination with a short CV of the candidate whom he is proposing.

5.3.2 Popular vote by councilors from the disciplines present, will decide on the successful candidate for each position. If agreed by the councilors present and in certain circumstances, a secret ballot may be called.

5.3.3 Once all the candidates have been confirmed as members of the Executive Committee, nominations from the councilors present, but only for the members of the Executive Committee so voted, will be received for the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman. The nominations shall be formally proposed and seconded and voted by the councilors as in 5.3.2 above.

5.4   The Executive Committee will have full authority to act between Annual General Meetings on behalf of the Union, but notwithstanding any other provisions of this constitution, the Executive Committee will be responsible to the Union for all actions taken or acts performed by it.

5.5   The Executive Committee shall cause the proceedings of all its meetings to be properly minuted. The minutes shall be communicated to the members of the WCSU via the WCSU notice board, within a period of one month after the meeting.

5.6      A member of the Executive Committee, who fails to attend three consecutive meetings without apologies in advance, will cease to serve on the Executive Committee.

5.7   For the furtherance and in the interests of the WCSU’s objectives, the WCSU Executive Committee may establish a Trust or a Section 21 Non–Profit Making Company to conduct the business affairs of the Union.

5.8   Working Structure. In the interests of  providing a safe shooting complex for all disciplines without any one club, company or shooting discipline having complete control, the following working structure will be followed.

           Each affiliated club must belong to a discipline. Clubs may belong to multiple disciplines. The disciplines will be formed by the clubs. The members of the clubs that are therefore members of a discipline, will vote for the councilors of the disciplines which will represent their interests. Only direct members of the WCSU may be voted as councilors by the disciplines. The councilors will propose and vote for all candidates for all positions on the Executive Committee of the Union. Each discipline has two councilors who, besides the Executive Committee, have a vote. In this way, no club can “take over” the union. Also, all disciplines, clubs and members will be fairly represented. If a discipline has one club, they will elect two councilors, if the discipline has two clubs, unless agreed by the clubs, there must be one councilor from each club. If there are more than two clubs in a discipline, then unless agreed by the clubs, the stronger clubs must field the councilors to represent all the clubs. In no order of merit, the following disciplines are proposed. More may be added at any time and is encouraged. Plinkers/General shooters from founders range under control of Union’s Range Officers, ISU, Bisley, Hunting, Shotgun, Practical Pistol, Pin Shooting, Archery, Silhouette, Bench Rest and so on. In all instances, councilors must adhere to the principals of fairness for all shooters whatever their chosen discipline.

6.     VACANCIES ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

In the event of a vacancy occurring in whatsoever way in the ranks of the members of the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee shall appoint a successor, whose term of office will continue to the date or moment when his predecessor’s term of office would have expired.

7.     POWERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

7.1   The ownership, control and administration of all the assets of WCSU shall vest in the Executive Committee, which shall have the authority to take decisions and act on behalf of WCSU in all matters concerning it and to do all things not inconsistent with the objects of WCSU or the provisions of this Constitution.

7.2   To expel or suspend a Member, a discipline, an affiliated shooting club or a corporate member and to approve or refuse membership of WCSU in accordance with clauses 4.4.1 to 4.4.4.

7.3   To issue membership cards to all its members.

7.4   From time to time appoint for such periods as may be decided upon, persons in support capacities.

7.5   To appoint employees for such periods and at such remuneration as may be decided upon.

7.6   To arbitrate on disputes which may arise between members, and/or disciplines and affiliated Shooting Clubs, which are outside the ambit of the discipline or affiliated club.

7.7   To acquire, hire, lease, encumber or alienate immovable property for the promotion of the objects of WCSU.

7.8   To apply the funds of WCSU to solely promote the affairs of WCSU, as set out in this Constitution.

7.9   To co-opt additional members to serve on the Executive Committee, where these members’ services shall be deemed necessary. Co-opted members of the Executive Committee will be members of the Executive Committee with full voting rights.

7.10   To apply for any licence, accreditation or any other functions as prescribed in any Firearms Legislation, which may be required in the interests of the sport of shooting.

7.11   To determine, from time to time, annual membership fees, or any other fees payable to the WCSU.

8.     NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

8.1   At least fourteen days’ written notice shall be given to members of the Executive Committee of committee meetings and such notice shall state the date, time and place of the meeting provided that the Executive Committee may determine a regular venue, day of the month and time for Executive Committee meetings provided further that in event of a change of a regular venue and/or day of the month and/or time of committee meetings, fourteen days written notice shall be given to members of the Executive Committee of such change of venue and/or day of the month and/or time of the committee meetings.

8.2   An agenda shall be furnished to members of the Executive Committee at least seven days before the meeting.

8.3                     The Executive Committee shall convene as far as is practical once a month.

8.4   Notwithstanding the above, the Executive Committee may meet with minimal notice amicable to the Executive Committee, in matters of great urgency. This will be deemed to be an Extraordinary Committee meeting.

9.     QUORUM AND CONDUCT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

9.1   The Chairman or the Vice-Chairman and the members of the Executive Committee, who are present shall constitute a quorum but if fewer than 50% of the members (including the Vice-Chairman and Chairman), are present, the meeting will be adjourned for half an hour, after the lapse of which the meeting will proceed with those members present, who shall constitute a quorum. If the members present then stands at four (4) members of the Executive Committee or fewer, then the meeting will stand adjourned until a later date.

9.2   The Executive Committee shall cause the proceedings of all its meetings to be properly minuted and the minutes shall be placed before the first succeeding meeting of the Executive Committee. If the minutes of any meeting are accepted as correct, they shall be confirmed by the signature of the Chairman and the Secretary.

 

9.3   Matters requiring decision by the Executive Committee shall be decided by a majority vote and in event of an equality of votes, the Chairman shall have a casting vote in addition to his deliberate vote.

 

9.4   The Executive Committee may nominate members to represent WCSU for the purposes of 3.5 of the Constitution.

10.     NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL AND SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS

10.1   At least one month’s written notice accompanied by an agenda, financial statement, budget and annual report shall be given to Councilors, Disciplines affiliated Shooting Clubs and Members, of the Annual General Meeting and such notice shall state the date, time and place of the meeting. This notice shall be conveyed via email and post to all Councilors, Disciplines and affiliated Shooting Clubs. Members will be notified via email and the website only.

10.2   At least one month’s written notice shall be given to Councilors, Disciplines, affiliated Shooting Clubs and Members, of Special General Meetings, and such notice shall state the date, time and place of the meeting and will also furnish the agenda. Notice via post and email as in clause 10.1 above.

11.     SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS

11.1   On receipt of a request in writing addressed to the Secretary of the Executive Committee and signed by at least fifty (50) of the members of WCSU, the Committee shall within one month, and with at least two weeks’ written notice to the Members, which notice shall state the reason for the meeting, convene a Special General Meeting at a time and place to be determined by the Executive Committee. The request in writing shall state the object of the meeting and only such matters as are specified in the request will be dealt with at the Special General Meeting.

11.2   The Executive Committee shall, if the circumstances deem it necessary, have the right to call a Special General Meeting in accordance with clause 10.2 above.

11.3   Notwithstanding the above, the Executive Committee may call an Extraordinary Special General meeting with short notice, on matters of the greatest urgency, only if requested to do so by the SANDF or the leaseholders, the Public Works Department.

12.     QUORUM FOR ANNUAL GENERAL AND SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS

The Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice-Chairman, the Executive Committee and council members from the disciplines who are present shall constitute a quorum, but if fewer than fifty percent (50%) of the quorum in total are present, then the meeting will be adjourned for half an hour, after the lapse of which the meeting will proceed with those Executive  Committee members and councilors present, who shall constitute a quorum.

13.     CONDUCT OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS

13.1   The members will meet at least once a year at a time and place determined by the Executive Committee, but within four months of the end of the WCSU financial year. This meeting will be referred to as the Annual General Meeting. The meeting shall be properly minuted and shall be conducted in accordance with clauses pertaining to the Annual General Meetings and Special General Meetings. All members in good standing will have the right to air their views through the chair on any issues pertaining to the affairs of the union. Issues requiring a vote, will be limited to those that have a vote, they being the councilors of the disciplines and the Executive Committee, who must be fully paid up members of the WCSU. Voting for the election of office bearers is limited to the councilors for each discipline.

13.2   Matters requiring decisions shall be decided by a majority vote. The Chairman or Vice-Chairman, who presides at the Annual General Meeting, shall have a deliberate vote as well as, in the event of an equality of votes, a casting vote.

13.3   All members of the Executive Committee may be eligible for re-appointment.   

13.4   The business of the Annual General Meeting shall proceed in the following order:

13.4.1 Reading of the notice convening the Annual General Meeting.

13.4.2 Verification and confirmation of councilors who are allowed to vote.

13.4.3 Reading and confirmation of the minutes of the preceding AGM .

13.4.4 Ratification or otherwise of actions of Executive Committee.

13.4.5 Submission and consideration, and if approved, the adoption of the Chairman’s Report.

13.4.6 Submission and consideration, and if approved, the adoption of the Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statements.

13.4.7 Honoraria.

13.4.8 Appointment of Auditor.

13.4.9 Special business of which due notice has been given.

13.4.10 Election of office bearers.

13.4.11 Election of Honorary Life Members as per clause 4.8.3

13.4.12 Confirmation of Honorary Life Members and Life Members

13.4.13 General Business.

14.     FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS AND ACCOUNTS

14.1   Members of the Executive Committee shall not be entitled to any remuneration, or other fee in respect of services rendered in their capacity as members of the Executive Committee.

14.2   Members of the Executive Committee of the WCSU shall be and are indemnified by WCSU against all proceedings, costs and expenses incurred in connection with WCSU, not arising from their negligence, dishonesty or fraud.

14.3   No employee of WCSU shall be entitled to be a member of the Executive Committee.

14.4   WCSU shall insure itself against loss resulting from the negligence, dishonesty or fraud of any of its officials having receipt or charge of monies belonging to WCSU if such insurance can be obtained on a practical and economical basis.

14.5   The financial year of WCSU shall extend from the first day of January to the last day of December of the same year. The membership year shall coincide therewith.

14.6   The Executive Committee shall cause to be kept such accounts, entries, registers and records as are necessary for the proper working of WCSU. The books of accounts shall be prepared at the end of each financial year and shall be audited by the Auditor of WCSU. Audited financial statements shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting.

14.7   WCSU shall maintain a banking account or accounts with a registered financial institution. All monies received shall be deposited into the said account(s) and all payments shall be made by cheques signed by two of the three authorised signatories, so authorised by the Executive Committee to sign cheques drawn on WCSU account(s). In all cases, cheques will be signed by two signatories. Electronic payments may also be made with similar financial controls in place. Electronic payments must be recorded and remittance receipts signed and filed.

14.8   WCSU shall appoint an independent Auditor at the Annual General Meeting. Such Auditor shall, after having been appointed, be deemed to be reappointed upon the termination of the period of his appointment, without any resolution being passed unless:

14.8.1       He is not qualified for re-appointment or;

14.8.2       A resolution is passed by a majority of members of the WCSU present at such Union meeting, appoint another auditor, providing expressly that he shall not be reappointed or;

14.8.3       He has given WCSU notice in writing of his unwillingness to be re-appointed.

14.9   Where at a WCSU meeting no auditor is appointed, or re-appointed, the Executive Committee shall, as soon as reasonably possible appoint a person to fill the vacancy.

14.10   The auditor of WCSU shall have a right of access at all times to the books and accounts and vouchers of the WCSU and shall be entitled to require from the officials of the WCSU such information and explanations as he considers necessary for the performance of his duties.

14.11   Membership fees that become due and payable on the first day of WCSU’s financial year, shall be paid by all members, affiliated clubs and Corporate Members, not later than the 31st March each year. Fees for new members shall be paid on a quarterly pro rata basis. The exception being, Life Members and Honorary Life Members, will not be required to pay membership fees.

14.12   Members, Disciplines, affiliated Shooting Clubs and Corporate Members who have not paid their membership, affiliation or Corporate member fees, timeously as set out in the previous sub-clause, shall have their membership suspended until the full amount owed, plus such administrative fee as may be decided on by the Executive Committee, from time to time, has been paid. Receipts, appropriately marked, shall be issued to members, Diciplines, affiliated Shooting Clubs and Corporate Members when membership, affiliation or Corporate fees are paid.  

14.13   All membership, affiliation and Corporate fees, shall be paid to the treasurer of the WCSU direct.

14.14   Production of an original receipt or a current membership card for WCSU membership, or a current affiliated club’s membership card or current paid up Corporate membership card for that financial year, is prima facie proof that a person is entitled to all the privileges of membership or affiliation.

14.15   Receipts shall be issued for all monies received.

15.     AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION

15.1   This Constitution may only be amended by a two-thirds majority of the votes of the Executive Committee and the Councilors from the Disciplines in good standing, who are present at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting, of which due notice has been given, in accordance with clauses 10, 11, 12 and 13.

15.2   Proposals of amendments to the Constitution at an Annual General Meeting must be signed by the proposer and seconder and submitted to the Executive Committee in accordance with clause 15.5 hereunder.

15.3   Proposals of amendment of the constitution at a Special General Meeting must be signed by the proposer and seconder and at least fifty (50) members of the WCSU and submitted to the Executive Committee in accordance with clause 15.5 hereunder.

15.4   The Executive Committee may, subject to sub-clause 15.5 and notwithstanding sub-clauses 15.2 and 15.3, submit proposals of amendment at the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting.

15.5   Proposals of amendments shall be circulated to all Councilors, Disciplines, Affiliated Shooting Clubs and members at least one month before the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting, by the secretary and submitted to the WCSU meeting. Notifications shall be sent via email and the website to members and via email and post to Councilors, Disciplines and Affiliated Shooting Clubs.

16.     RULES

All members will be subject to any rules that the Executive Committee put in place in the furtherance of the terms and objectives of this Constitution.

17.     ARBITRATION

In the event of a dispute to which WCSU is a party and a Discipline, an affiliated Shooting Club or a member, the other party, such dispute will be settled in terms of the Arbitration Act, No.42 of 1965, as amended.

18.     DISSOLUTION

The WCSU shall only be dissolved, other than by operation of law, upon resolution by a two-thirds of the votes of the Discipline councilors of the WCSU, at a meeting so called by the Executive Committee for this purpose, of which due notice has been given, in accordance with clauses 10 and 11 in this constitution. Once a resolution of dissolution has been passed, the Executive Committee of the WCSU will decide on the disposal of assets after debts and/or claims, if any, have been satisfied provided that it’s nett assets be distributed to a similar body, as required by the income tax act.

This Constitution was adopted by the members present at the Annual General Meeting of the Western Cape Shooting Union on the 4th June 2008.