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RULES AND REGULATIONS

OF
THE JAMAICA SKEET CLUB
REVISED AND AMENDED
3rd DECEMBER 2007
1. NAME:
The Club shall be called The Jamaica Skeet
Club.
2. OBJECTS:
The club is formed to promote and encourage
Skeet, Trap, Sporting Clays and all other forms
of clay target shooting in Jamaica.
3. MEMBERSHIP:
a)
The membership of the Club shall consist
of the following classes:
i)
Life Members: Members in addition to
existing Life Members (including Honorary Life
Members.) who have been subscribing Full
Members for not less than twenty years and
have held office or rendered distinguished
service to the Club shall be eligible to become

Life Members with all the rights and privileges


of Full Members without payment of any
assessment or subscription. A Life Member
may be elected only at an Annual General
Meeting.
ii)
Full Members: Subscribing members over
the age of twenty one years who are entitled
to all the rights and privileges of the Club.
iii) Junior Members: Subscribing Members
under the age of twenty one years who are
entitled to all the rights and privileges of the
Club except for the right to vote.
iv) Honorary Members: The Managing
Committee shall be empowered to invite
persons to become Honorary Members of the
Club for such period as the Committee may
deem fit. Such members shall not be liable to
dues or assessments and shall not have the
right to vote.
v)
Associate Members: Subscribing
members who shall be entitled to all the rights
and privileges of Full Members, save and
except that they shall not be entitled (i) to be

elected as an Officer or a member of the


Managing Committee of the Club; or (ii) to
purchase the Clubs ammunition at such
reduced prices as shall be available to Full
Members from time to time.
b)
Admission of Members: No person shall
be admitted a member of the Club except by
the Managing Committee.
c)
Limitation of Membership: The Club may
from time to time limit the classes of
membership and the number of members in
each class by resolution moved and seconded
at a General Meeting of the Club and carried by
a vote of at least two-thirds of the Full
Members present and voting PROVIDED
HOWEVER that Junior Members applying for
Full Membership shall be eligible to be elected
as such notwithstanding any limitation of the
number of members in that class.
d)

Elections:

i)
All applications for Membership shall be
made in writing to the Managing Committee on
the form approved by the said Managing

Committee and accompanied by such fee as


may be decided by the Managing Committee
from time to time.
ii)
Such application shall be proposed by
any Life Member or Full Member in good
standing and shall be seconded by any Life
Member or Full Member in good standing and
the completed form shall be forwarded to the
Secretary who shall immediately cause same
to be posted on the Clubs Notice Board at
least fourteen (14) days before the meeting at
which the application is to be considered.
iii)
Any member who knows of any reason
why any applicant should receive favourable
consideration for membership should advise
the Secretary in writing prior to the Committee
Meeting at which such application is to be
heard.
iv)
The mode of election by the Managing
Committee for all classes of members in these
rules shall be by secret ballot. At the ballot a
two-thirds majority shall be required to carry
the vote, provided however, that not less than

two-thirds of the members of the Managing


Committee present shall vote.
v)
Each applicant shall be notified in writing
by the Secretary of the outcome of his
application and if his application shall be
successful, he shall be provided with a copy of
these rules. No applicant who has been
refused admission as a member by virtue of
Rule 3 (d) (iv) of these Rules shall be eligible to
re-apply until after the expiration of three
calendar years from the date of refusal.
4. OFFICERS:
The Officers of the Club shall consist of a
President, Vice President, Club Captain,
Skeet/Trap Captain, Sporting Clay Captain,
Secretary and Treasurer who shall be elected
at the Annual General Meeting by majority vote
of Full and Life Members present and voting.
The method of voting shall be by secret ballot.
No member shall be eligible to serve as an
Officer on the Managing Committee in the
same capacity for more than four (4)
consecutive years unless sanctioned at the

Annual General Meeting by a majority vote of


Full and Life Members present and voting. Only
Life Members and Full members should be
eligible to be elected as Officers of the Club.
5. DUTIES OF OFFICERS:
President: The President is the Senior
Executive of the Club and shall preside at all
meetings at which he is present. In his
absence, the Vice President shall preside, and
his absence, the Club Captain shall preside. In
the absence of all these Officers, the
Secretary shall open the meeting and the
members shall elect a Chairman who shall
have and exercise all powers of the President
at such meeting. The presiding officer shall
have an original and casting vote.
Vice President: In the event of death,
incapacity, resignation or inability of the
President to carry out his duties for any
reason, the Vice President shall perform all the
duties of President until the President shall be
able to resume his duties (if applicable) or until

the next Annual General Meeting, whichever


shall first occur.
Secretary: The Secretary shall take minutes
of the proceedings at all meetings. He shall
notify members of the Managing Committee in
writing of all Committee Meetings at least five
(5) days before the date of such meetings and
in the case of Annual or Special General
Meetings, he shall notify every member of the
Club by Notice in writing at least fourteen (14)
days before the date of such meeting. He shall
have charge of the records and personal
property of the Club, shall keep a roll of
members, prepare the Annual Report of the
Club and perform all other such duties
commensurate with the office as the Managing
Committee may decide.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have charge of
the monies and shall transact the financial
affairs of the Club as authorized by the
Managing Committee. At each regular meeting
of the Managing Committee he shall present a
statement showing the financial position of the
Club. He shall be responsible to prepare and

present an audited financial statement to the


Annual General Meeting.
Club Captain: The Club Captain shall have
responsibility for the safekeeping and proper
upkeep of the Clubs property and facilities
(including the Clubhouse) and shall generally
carry out the wishes and directions of the
Managing Committee particular to the
development and improvement of the Clubs
objectives.
Skeet / Trap Captain: The Skeet / Trap
Captain shall have responsibility for the
implementation, development and monitoring
of all Skeet / Trap shooting including
tournaments, range days, course design,
classification, etc.
Sporting Clays Captain: The Sporting Clays
Captain shall have responsibility for the
implementation, development and monitoring
of all sporting clay shooting including
tournaments, range days, course design,
classification, etc.
6. MANAGEMENT:

a)
The entire management of the Club
(except as otherwise provided by these rules)
shall be exercised by a Managing Committee
consisting of the officers named in Rule 4, and
four (4) other members (not being an Honorary
or Junior Member) to be elected at an Annual
General Meeting who shall hold office until the
next annual General Meeting.
b)
The Managing Committee shall have the
power to borrow such sums of money from
time to time and on such terms as the
members in a General Meeting shall decide for
the purpose of improving the amenities of the
Club, and to charge the Clubs Property for the
repayment thereof. Provided however, that the
Managing Committee shall be permitted to
enter into short term financial arrangements
from time to time to settle recurrent
expenditure incurred for the benefit of the
Club.
c)
The Managing Committee shall have the
right to impose a cess at such time as it may
deem necessary to do so on all Full and Junior
Members of the Club in the same proportion as

subscriptions are payable under Rule 11. (b) of


these Rules.
d)
The Managing Committee may, in their
discretion, remit the subscription or cess of
any member.
e)
The Managing Committee shall have the
power to appoint / employ the following:
i)

Sub Committees

ii)

Managers

iii)

Stock keepers

iv)

Range Officers

v)

Shoot Committee

vi)

Any other positions they may deem fit

f)
Members of the Managing Committee
shall not be held personally responsible for any
liabilities which they may incur in good faith on
the Clubs behalf and in respect thereof, they
shall be indemnified and held harmless by the
Club.
7. MEETINGS:

a)
The Annual General Meeting of the Club
shall be held on the last Tuesday in January of
each year (except in the event of an Act of God
or other emergencies) at such time and place
as shall be determined by the Managing
Committee for the following purposes:
i)
To receive from the Committee a report
and audited statement of accounts for the
preceding year.
ii)
To elect the Officers and Committee of
Management for the ensuring year;
iii) To decide on any Resolution which may
properly be brought before the meeting;
iv) To decide on subscriptions, entrance fee,
and other dues for the ensuring year;
v)
To appoint from among the Life Members
and Full Members two (2) auditors who are not
members of the Managing Committee for the
purpose of auditing the accounts of the Club
vi)
Any other business which may be
properly considered at an Annual General
Meeting.

b)
A Special General Meeting shall be
convened on the request of not less than five
(5) members having the right to vote,
addressed to the Secretary stating the
object(s) for which such meeting is requested.
The Secretary shall cause such Special
General Meeting to be held within twenty one
(21) days of the receipt of such request giving
ten (10) days notice in writing to each member
specifying the object of such meeting at which
the agenda shall be confined the object(s)
specified in such request.
c)
The Managing Committee shall meet as
and when necessary, but in any event, not less
than once every two calendar months and a
Special Committee Meeting shall be convened
on the request in writing of not less than two
of its members addressed to the Secretary.
d)
The quorum at the Annual or any Special
General Meeting shall be not less than fifteen
(15) Life and / or Full Members.

e)
The quorum at Committee Meetings shall
be not less than six (6) members of the
Managing Committee.
8. ACTING APPOINTMENTS:
Save as provided under rule five (5) of these
rules the Managing Committee may fill any
casual vacancy arising in the composition of
the Managing Committee in the event of death,
resignation, absence from the island of any
member thereof or from any other cause.
9. TRUSTEES:
a)
There shall be elected from among the
Life and / or Full Members of the Club three (3)
Trustees at an Annual General Meeting who
shall each hold office until he shall retire, die
or resign or be removed from office by twothirds majority vote of members present and
entitled to a vote at a General Meeting. All
properties of the Club shall be vested in the
Trustees from time to time.
b)
In the event that the Managing Committee
of the Club shall be prematurely dissolved at

anytime by the resignation of all its members


of for any other reasons, the Trustees shall
immediately be notified by the person last
holding the office of President and the
Trustees shall within seven (7) days of receipt
of such notice cause a special general meeting
to be held for the sole purpose of electing a
new managing committee. No other business
may be conducted at such Special General
Meeting. The Trustees shall give at least 10
days notice of such Special General Meeting to
the members.
10.

VOTING:

Only Life Members and Full Members in good


standing shall have the right to vote at any
General Meeting of the Club or at and
adjournment thereof and each such member
shall have one (1) vote.
11. ENTRANCE FEES, SUBSCIPTION AND
OTHER DUES:
a)

The Entrance fee shall be:

Full & Associate Members: To be decided


from time to time at the Annual General
Meeting or a Special General Meeting.
Junior Members: Shall not pay an entrance
fee however, a Junior Member, on being
elected a Full Member, shall pay a half of a Full
Members Entrance Fee existing at the time of
his election as a Full Member.
b)

The Annual Subscription shall be:

Full Members: To be decided from time to


time at the Annual General Meeting or a
Special General Meeting.
Associate Members: Three-fifths of a Full
Members annual subscription.
Junior Members: One Quarter of a Full
Members annual subscription.
c)
All subscriptions are due and payable on
or before the 1st January.
d)
In the event of any member being in
arrears with his subscription or any monies
due and owing to the Club for a period of sixty
(60) days, he shall cease to enjoy the facilities

and privileges of the Club, his name shall be


posted on the Clubs Notice Board and a
written final notice sent to such member. If his
account is not settled within thirty (30) days of
said notice, he shall automatically cease to be
a member of the Club.
12. GUESTS:
a)
Any member shall be entitled to introduce
a guest or guests to the Club providing such
person has not been declined membership of
or expelled from the Club. The member
introducing the guest shall be responsible for
the conduct of such guest who shall be subject
to the Rules of the Club.
b)
Guests of members will be required to
pay a fee which will be determined by the
Managing Committee from time to time and it
shall be the responsibility of the member
introducing such guest or guests to ensure
that such fee is paid.
c)
The Managing Committee shall be
empowered to adopt rules from time to time
governing the introduction and conduct of

guests and may declare any day closed to


guests.
13. CONDUCT:
a)
All members shall conduct themselves in
a proper and considerate manner and shall be
subject to obey the Rules and By-Laws of the
Club.
b)
Any member infringing any Rule or By-Law
of the Club or any regulation of the Managing
Committee or whose conduct in or out of the
Club shall in the opinion of the Managing
Committee be improper or harmful to the Club,
shall be liable to expulsion, fine or suspension
for any period within the discretion of the
Managing Committee as to which the
Committees ruling shall be final and binding.
PROVIDING HOWEVER, that prior to the
imposition of any sanction as aforesaid such
member shall be entitled to be heard by the
Committee. In the case of the imposition of a
fine, his membership shall be suspended until
such fine is paid.

c)
The Managing Committee shall not be
obliged to accept the resignation of any
member against whom a complaint has been
made in accordance with these Rules or
against whom disciplinary action is pending by
the Managing Committee.
d)
It shall be a breach of these Rules for any
Member to purchase the Clubs ammunition at
the reduced price to which he or she is
entitled, for the use by anyone who is not
entitled to purchase the Clubs ammunition at
such reduced price.
14. AMENDMENT OF RULES:
Any member having any addition, alteration or
amendment to propose to these Rules shall
forward the same in writing to the Secretary at
least thirty (30) clear days prior to the General
Meeting at which he proposes to move such
addition, alteration or amendment. The
Secretary shall advise all the members of such
proposal in writing at least fourteen (14) days
prior to the date of the said General Meeting.
No addition, alteration or amendment to the

Rules shall be made unless the same shall be


proposed at a duly constituted General
Meeting of the Club and carried by a vote of at
least two-thirds of the Full Members and Life
Members present and voting.
15.

NOTICE:

For the purposes of these Rules, notice shall


be deemed to have been received five (5) days
after posting by pre-paid registered mail in any
Post Office in Jamaica to the address of the
member appearing in the records of the Club
but this method shall not be exclusive and
shall not preclude the giving of notice by
personal delivery, telefax or other like method.
16. INTERPRETATION:
Throughout these rules the following shall
apply:
a)
The masculine shall include the feminine
and vice versa and the singular shall include
the plural where the context so admits.
b)
NSCA shall mean the National Sporting
Clays Association.

c)
NSSA shall mean the National Skeet
Shooting Association.
d)
ISU shall mean the International
Shooting Union.
e)
Sporting Clays shall include 5 Stand
target shooting.
f)
Shooting calendar year shall mean 1st
January to 31st December.
g)
Range shall mean any Skeet, Trap or
Sporting Clay range approved by the Club.
17. BY LAWS, CLASSIFICATION AND
RANGE REGULATIONS:
The Managing Committee from time to time
make, repeal and amend all By Laws,
Classification and Range Regulations (not
inconsistent with these rules) as they think
expedient for the internal management and
well being of the Club and for the conduct of
competitions.
All By Laws, Classification and Range
Regulations made by the Managing Committee

under this rule shall be binding upon the


members until repealed by the Managing
Committee or set aside by a resolution of a
General Meeting of the Club.
For the time being, the following shall be the
By Laws, Classification and Range
Regulations of the Club:
a)
An identified Range Officer shall be in
charge of the Range at all times that the
Range is in use. The Officers name is to be
posted at the Clubhouse and his duties shall
include but not be limited to the following:
i)
Ensure that the Rules, By Laws and
Range Regulations, including Safety
Regulations of the Club, are strictly adhered
to:
ii)
To ensure that all range fees and charges
are collected and returned to the Club;
iii)

Maintain proper records of guests;

iv) Decide the order in which all members


and their guests (if any) shall shoot:

v)
Exercise control over the sale,
distribution and use of ammunition.
b)
All instructions given by the Range Officer
on duty must be complied with. Any member or
guests guilty of any practice which in the
opinion of the Range Officer is dangerous or
contrary to these Rules, By Laws or Range
Regulations, may be suspended from the
Range for that session and / or reported to the
Managing Committee for appropriate action.
c)
A member not satisfied with the ruling of
a Range Officer can appeal to the Managing
Committee in writing within seven (7) days of
the incident and the ruling of the Managing
Committee shall be final and binding on such
member.
d)
Members shooting for competition shall
take precedence over members practicing.
e)
Ammunition and targets shall be sold only
to members of the Club and for immediate use
on the Clubs premises. The price shall be
decided by the Managing Committee from time
to time.

f)
The Jamaica Skeet Club, N.S.S.A., and
N.S.C.A. Safety Rules, including but not limited
to the following, shall apply:
i)
No alcohol shall be consumed by any
shooter immediately before or during his
shooting.
ii)
All persons, spectators, shooters,
referees and trap personnel shall wear eye and
ear protection on the Range.
iii) All posted regulatory signs must be
strictly adhered to.
iv) Except when shooting on the Range, all
firearms shall have their breaches open.
v)
No firearm shall be handled at the Club
when loaded, except when engaged in
shooting clay targets. A firearm shall be
deemed to be loaded when the breach is
closed.
vi) During the act of loading, it is the duty of
the shooter to see that his firearm is kept
pointing towards the range away from
spectators or other shooters.

vii) All shooters shall obey the command


cease fire or open breach by the Range
Officer or any responsible person on the
Range.
viii) No person shall point a firearm, loaded or
unloaded, at any person or in any direction but
down range, save and except for the purpose
of gun fitting. No firing or loading shall take
place except on a station and only while it is a
shooters turn to shoot.
ix) In the case of a misfire, the firearm in
question shall remain pointed towards the
Range for a few seconds until it is considered
safe to open the breach.
x)
No pistol or rifle shooting shall be
permitted on the Clubs properties.
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