Annual Membership







Training Nights

One dog


additional dogs

£1.00 (each dog)

Match Nights

Entry fee for each dog


  Correct at December 2018


‘Rules & Regulations’
(updated 2016)

1.                  Name & Objects

The Society shall be called BREINTON RINGCRAFT SOCIETY and it’s objects shall be to promote the welfare of all Members’ dogs and uphold the recognised Breed Standards of all Breeds as laid down by The Kennel Club.  All profits from any source shall be maintained for the benefit of the Breeds and the further education of the Society’s members.


2.                  Officers and Committee

The society shall consist of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary and a Committee of up to nine, all of whom shall be members of the Society.


3.                  Committee

The management of the Society shall be in the hands of the Officers of which one retire on a yearly rotation and a Committee of up to nine of whom three shall retire on a yearly rotation.


4.                  Committee Meetings

a)      The Committee of the Society shall meet at least four times each year.

b)      A Quorum for Committee Meetings shall be 3 Committee members plus 2 officers present.

c)      The Committee shall have the power to co-opt members on to the Committee in the event of positions becoming vacant between General Meetings.

d)      Those co-opted shall only hold office until the next General Meeting of the Society at which an election of Officers and Committee takes place.

e)      Only an individual who has been a Committee Member for two years may be elected to the position of an Officer.


5.                  Election of members

Candidates for Membership shall

a)      Fill in the Society’s Membership form before becoming a Member and pay the joining fee stated on the form.


6.                  Voting Rights

a)      Each Member shall be entitled to one vote immediately upon acceptance of Membership.

b)      Postal votes will only be used at the discretion of the Committee.

c)      Voting for Officers shall be by secret ballot if more than one person stands for the post.

d)      Voting for the Committee shall be by secret ballot if more people stand for Committee places than are vacant.

7.                  Society Property

a)      The property of the Society shall be invested in the Committee.  In the events of the Society ceasing to exist, then a General Meeting shall be called to decide the disposal of the Society’s assets and an outcome of the Meeting must be forwarded to The Kennel Club.          

b)      If a registered Society is wound up or ceases to be a registered Society under these regulations, then a final statement of accounts, with a record of the disposal of the property, shall be forwarded to The Kennel Club within six months and the persons named as Officers and Committee will be held responsible by The Kennel Club for the proper winding up of the Society.

c)      If any person donates cups or trophies to the Society, then written acknowledgement shall be obtained saying that the said cups or trophies are given as an outright gift and is, therefore, the property of the Society.


8.                  Club Accounts

a)      A Bank Account has been opened at Nat West, 12 Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AH in the name of Breinton Ringcraft Society.

b)      Two signatures of Officers from the Society are required to authorise payment by cheque, that of the Treasurer, Secretary or the Chairman.  No other Society personnel are authorised to do so.


9.                  Subscriptions

a)      Annual Subscriptions shall be from the 1st January to 31st December of that year.

b)      The Annual Subscription shall be such an amount as agreed by Members at The Annual General Meeting and notification must be made to The Kennel Club.

c)      The Annual Subscription from 2017 will be £3.50 Single Membership and £5.00 Joint Membership.

d)      No Member whose subscription is unpaid is entitled to any of the privileges of Membership and if any Member fails to pay outstanding subscriptions by 31st March, his or her name shall be automatically be erased from the Society’s Register.  Acceptance back onto the Register will depend upon new application on the Society’s form and payment of the current Subscription.


10.              Expulsion of Members

a)      Any Member who shall be suspended under Kennel Club Rule A11.j.(5) and/or any Member whose dog(s) is/are  disqualified under Kennel Club Rule A11.j.(9) shall ipso facto cease to be a Member of the Society for the duration of the suspension and/or disqualification.

b)      If the conduct of any Member shall, in the opinion of the Committee of the Society, be injurious to the character or interests of the Society, the Committee of the Society may, at a Meeting, the notice convening which includes as an object the consideration of the conduct of a Member, determine that a Special General Meeting of the Society shall be called for the purpose of passing a resolution to expel him or her.

c)      Notice of a Special General Meeting shall be sent to the accused Member giving particulars of the complaint and advising of the place and hour of the Meeting that he or she may attend and offer an explanation.

d)      If at the Meeting a resolution is to expel is passed by two-thirds majority of Members present and voting, his/her name shall forthwith be erased from the list of Members and he or she shall thereupon cease, for all purposes to be a Member of the Society except that he or she may, within two calendar months from the date of such meeting, appeal to The Kennel Club, upon and subject to, such condition as The Kennel Club may impose.


11.              Financial Year/Annual General Meeting

a)      The financial year of the Society shall be from 1st April in one year to 31st March in the following year.

b)      The Annual General Meeting shall be held in May each year.


12.              Annual General Meeting

a)      To receive the report of the Committee and Balance Sheet, to elect Officers and Committee and to discuss any resolution duly placed on the Agenda of which prior notice has been give to the Honorary Secretary.  No business shall be transacted at any Annual General Meeting unless notice thereof appears on the Agenda, with the exception of routine matters of those which in the opinion  of the Chairman of the Meeting are urgent.

b)      Notice of such Meetings will be given or sent to Members in writing or E Mail.

c)      Thirty days notice of such Meetings will be given.

d)      Items for inclusion on the Agenda are required by the Secretary fourteen days prior to the Meeting.


13.              Special General Meeting

a)      A Special General Meeting shall be summoned by the Secretary if one third of Members send a requisition stating the subject to be discussed and requesting a Special Meeting to do so.  The Committee of the Society is also empowered to call a Special General Meeting.

b)      No business other than that detailed on the Agenda can be discussed at a Special General Meeting.

c)      Notice of such Meetings will be sent to all Members in writing.

                                                                                                                March 2016