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  • The organisation shall be known as the Friends Of The Somme (Mid Ulster Branch) of was formed in September 1994.
  • The group do not have their own premises but meet monthly at the premises of the Royal British Legion, Cookstown
  • Objectives
  • The objective of our group is to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of the men and women from the Mid Ulster area who served in the Great War
  • To create an awareness among both communities of the sacrifice of their co-religionists in the Great War.
  • To provide the means to research the details of Soldier's service records and places of burial.
  • To provide lectures, visits to places of interest on the Island of Ireland, Great Britain and annual pilgrimages to France and Belgium
  • Membership
  • The group membership will consist of persons in the "area of benefit" regardless of Nationality, Religion, Political beliefs, Sex or age.
  • The committee shall have the power to remove any member who commits an offence which may be considered serious enough to warrant such action. Removal of any such person would only take place at a duly convened meeting of the committee with the alleged offender being entitled to appear.
  • AGM
  • The annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on the last Thursday of September each year. The members shall hear reports of the group's activities from the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • The AGM shall also

  • consider, and if approved, sanction any duly made alteration in the constitution
  • elect the general committee and it's officers for a yearly period
  • consider any business as the general committee desires to bring before the members and such matters as are raised by the members at the meeting
  • PROCEDURE AT GENERAL MEETINGS
  • At all General Meetings of the Group, the Chairman (and in his absence a member selected by the meetings) shall take the chair.
  • Every member present and entitled to vote shall have one vote to every motion, and in the case of equality of votes, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.
  • CLUB ASSETS
  • The committee shall open a bank account in the name of the organisation and shall specify these members of the committee (being not less than two members of the committee) authorised to sign cheques on behalf of the organisation.
  • The organisation's assets and finances shall be used solely to further the objectives of the organisation. At no time and under no circumstances shall assets of the organisation be distributed among members, either on an interim or a winding up basis.
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