Our constitution.

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  1. Name

The name of the organisation shall be: Daddys With Angels

  1. Aim.

The aim of Daddys With Angels shall be:

  1.  Our primary aim is to provide advice and support to male family members following the loss of a child(ren) and
  2. To provide advice and support to other family members in order for them to support male family members following the loss of a child(ren)
  3.  A secondary aimis to provide advice and support to any other person of any gender, who has lost a child(ren), family member or other loved one
  1. Powers

In order to achieve its aim Daddys With Angels may:

  1. Raise money
  2. Open bank accounts
  3. Acquire and run buildings
  4. Take out insurance
  5. Employ staff
  6. Organise courses and events
  7. Work with similar groups and organisations and exchange information and advice with them
  8. Do anything that is lawful which will help it to fulfil its aim
  1. Membership
  1. Members of Daddys With Angels shall be open to any individual over eighteen without regards to disability, political or religious affiliation, race, gender or sexual orientation who is:
  1. Interested in helping Daddys With Angels to achieve its aim
  2. Willing to abide by the rules of Daddys With Angels and
  3. Willing to pay any subscription fee agreed by the Management Committee
  1. The membership of any member may be terminated for good reason by the Management Committee: Provided that the member concerned shall have the right to be heard by the Management Committee, accompanied by a friend, before a final decision has been made.
  1. Management
  1. Daddys With Angels shall be administered by a Management Committee of not less than three and not more than ten individuals elected at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (A.G.M)
  2. The Officers of the Management Committee shall be: The Chairperson, The Treasurer and The Secretary
  3. The Management Committee may co-opt onto the Committee, up to three individuals, in an advisory and non-voting capacity that it feels will help to fulfil the aims of Daddys With Angels
  4. The Management Committee shall meet at least two times per year
  5. At least three Management Committee members must be present for a Management Committee meeting to take place
  6. Voting at Management Committee meetings shall be by a show of hands. If there is a tied vote then the Chairpersons shall have a second vote
  7. The Management Committee shall have the power to remove any member of the Committee for good and proper reason
  8. The Management Committee may appoint any other member of Daddys With Angels as a Committee member to fill a vacancy, provided that the maximum prescribed is not exceeded
  1. The Duties of the Officers
  1. The duties of the Chairperson shall be to:
  1. Chair meetings of the Committee and Daddys With Angels
  2. Represent Daddys With Angels at functions/meetings that Daddys With Angels has been invited to and
  3. Act as the spokesperson of Daddys With Angels when necessary
  1. The duties of the Secretary shall be to:
  1. Keep a membership list
  2. Prepare in consultation with the Chairperson the agenda for meetings of the Committee and Daddys With Angels
  3. Take and keep minutes of all meetings and
  4. Collect and circulate any relevant information with in Daddys With Angels
  1. The duties of the Treasurer shall be:
  1. Supervise the financial affairs of Daddys With Angels and
  2. Keep proper accounts that show all monies received and paid out by Daddys With Angels
  1. Finance
  1. All monies received by or on behalf of Daddys With Angels shall be applied to further the aim of Daddys With Angels and for no other purpose
  2. Any bank accounts opened for Daddys With Angels shall be in the name of Daddys With Angels
  3. Any cheques issued shall be signed by the Treasurer and one other nominated member of the Mangement Committee
  4. Daddys With Angels shall ensure that its accounts are audited or independently examined every year
  5. Daddys With Angels may pay reasonable out of pocket expenses including travel, childcare and meal costs to members or Management Committee members
  1. Annual General Meetings
  1. Daddys With Angels shall hold an Annual General Meeting (A.G.M) in the month of January
  2. All members shall be given at least fourteen days notice of the A.G.M and shall be entitled to attend and vote
  3. The business of the A.G.M shall include:
  • Receiving a report from the Chairperson on Daddys With Angels activities over the year
  • Receiving a report from the Treasurer on the finances of Daddys With Angels
  • Electing a new Management Committee and
  • Considering any other matter as may be decided
  1. At least 3 members must be present for the Annual General Meeting and any other General meeting to take place.
  1. General Meetings
  1. There shall be at least two General Meetings (excluding the A.G.M) each year
  2. All members shall be entitled to attend and vote
  1. Special General Meeting

A Special General Meeting may be called by the Management Committee or members to discuss an urgent matter. The Secretary shall give all members fourteen days notice of any Special General Meeting together with notice of the business to be discussed.

  1. Alterations to the Constituion

Any changes to this Constitution must be agreed by at lest two-thirds of those members present and voting at any General Meeting

  1. Dissolution

Daddys With Angels may be wound up at any time if agreed by two-thirds of those members present and voting at any Geneal Meeting. In the event of winding up any assets remaining after all debts have been paid shall be given to another group or organisation with a similar aim as Daddys With Angels.

  1. Adoption of the Constitution

Until the first A.G.M takes place the persons whose names, addresses and signatures appear at the bottom of this document shall act as the Management Committee referred to in this constitution.

This Constitution was adopted on by:

Name…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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Signature……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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About Daddys with Angels.

We began as a group for grieving fathers and men in families, but other family members asked to join us. We now also have a group for Families with Angels dads and other male family members and siblings under 18. We have experienced and live with the harsh pain of loss and we hope we can bring other comfort with what we do, To find us please search for us on face book or www.daddyswithangels.org/. Hugs to you all and floaty kisses to all your angels. We retain the name Daddys With Angels.
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