TSWPC Club Constitution
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Constitution of Tyldesley Swimming & Water Polo Club (March 2018)
1.1 The name of the Club shall be Tyldesley Swimming and Water Polo Club, herein after called the Club.
2.1 The objects of the Club shall be the teaching, development and practice of swimming and water polo, the promotion of competitions and championships for its members and entry into competitions and championships at Local, County, Region, National and International level in the furtherance of these objects:
2.1.1 The Club is committed to treating everyone equally within the context of its activity and with due respect to the differences of individuals. It shall not apply nor endorse unlawful or unjustified discrimination, and shall act in compliance with the protections afforded by the Equality Act 2010.
2.1.2 The Club shall implement the ASA Equality policy. (as may be amended from time to time).
2.2 The Club shall be affiliated to the ASA North West Region and the Lancashire County Water Polo and Swimming Association and shall adopt and conform to the rules of those Associations and to such other bodies as the Club may determine from time to time.
2.3 The business and affairs of the Club shall at all times be conducted in accordance with the Laws, Regulations and Technical Rules of the ASA and in particular:
2.3.1 all competition entrants from the club shall be members of the club and all competing members shall be eligible competitors as defined in ASA Laws and Regulations
2.3.2 the Club shall in accordance with ASA Laws and Regulations adopt the ASA Child Safeguarding Policy, Regulations and Procedures; and shall recognise that the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and that all children and young people have a right to have fun, be safe and be protected from harm.
2.3.3 members of the Club shall in accordance with ASA. Laws and Regulations comply with the ASA Child Safeguarding Policy, Regulations and Procedures.
2.4 By virtue of the affiliation of the Club to the ASA North West Region the Club and all members of the Club acknowledge that they are subject to the laws, rules, regulations and constitutions of:
2.4.1 The Lancashire County Water Polo and Swimming Association; and
2.4.2 ASA North West Region; and
2.4.3 The ASA (to include the ASA/IoS Code of Ethics); and
2.4.4 British Swimming (in particular its Doping Control Rules and Protocols and Judicial Code); and
2.4.5 FINA, the world governing body for the sport of swimming in all its disciplines (together “the Governing Body Rules”).
2.5 In the event that there shall be any conflict between any rule or by-law of the Club and any of the Governing Body Rules then the relevant Governing Body Rule shall prevail.
3.1 The total membership of the Club shall not normally be limited. If, however, the Committee considers that there is good reason to impose any limit from time to time then the Committee shall put forward appropriate proposals for consideration at a General Meeting of the Club. The members shall have the right to impose and remove from time to time any limits on total membership or any category of membership of the Club.
3.2 All persons who assist in any way with the Club’s activities shall become members of the Club and hence of the ASA and the relevant ASA membership fee shall be paid. Assisting with the Club’s activities shall include, but not be restricted to, administrators, associate members, voluntary instructors, teachers and coaches, Committee members, helpers, Honorary members, Life members, Officers, Patrons, Presidents, technical and non-technical officials, temporary members, Vice Presidents and verifiers or tutors of the ASA’s educational certificates.
3.3 Any person who wishes to become a member of the Club must submit a signed application to the Membership Secretary (and in the case of a junior member the application must be signed by the member’s parent or guardian). Election to membership shall be determined by the Committee but other person(s) authorised by the Committee may make recommendation as to the applicant’s acceptability.
3.4 The Committee shall be required to give reasons for the refusal of any application for membership. Any person refused membership may seek a review of this decision before a Review Panel appointed by the Committee comprised of not less than three members, who may or may not be members of the Committee. The Review Panel shall (wherever practicable) include one independent member nominated by the ASA North West Region. The person refused membership shall be entitled to make representations to the Review Panel. The procedures for review shall be at the discretion of the Review Panel whose decision shall be final and binding.
3 5 In its consideration of applications for membership, the Club shall not act in a discriminatory manner and in particular, shall adhere to the Equality Act 2010 (as may be amended). Accordingly, the Club shall not refuse an application for membership on the basis of a Protected Characteristic within the Act, such as discriminatory grounds, whether in relation to ethnic origin, age, sex, religion, disability, political persuasion or sexual orientation; such as disability; gender or gender identity; pregnancy; race; religion or belief; or sexual orientation. Neither may refusal be made on the grounds of political persuasion.
3.6 The Club may refuse membership only for good and sufficient cause, such as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or sport into disrepute, or, in the case of an athlete, being unable to achieve the entry standards as laid down and provided by the Club to the applicant for membership.
3.7 Membership of the club shall be renewed on an annual basis through the process of re-application not later than 1st September.
3.8 The category of membership shall be decided in accordance with:
3.8.1 Junior members who shall be less than 18 years of age, shall not be allowed to hold office, attend meetings of the Committee, unless by invitation of the Committee or vote at Committee or General Meetings or submit nominations, proposals or resolutions for consideration at a general meeting of the membership.
3.8.2 Senior Members, who shall be not less than 18 years of age, shall be eligible to stand for election for office and for membership of the committee, to attend and vote at General Meetings of the membership and to submit nominations, proposals and resolutions to a general meeting of the membership. Senior Members shall not be allowed to attend meetings of the Committee, or vote at Committee Meetings unless elected to or by invitation of the Committee.
3.8.3 Life Members, who shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting on a recommendation made by the Committee in recognition of outstanding services rendered to the Club. Life Members shall have the right to vote at General Meetings, to hold office and be elected to the Committee. Life Members shall be allowed to attend meetings of the Committee without the power to vote (unless elected to the Committee or hold office). Such Life Members must be included in the Club’s annual return as to membership.
3.8.4 Honorary Members, who shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting on a recommendation made by the Committee in recognition of support or services rendered to the Club. Honorary Members shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership including the right to vote at General Meetings, to hold office and be elected to the Committee. Such Honorary members must be included in the Club’s annual return as to membership.
3.8.5 Associate Members, who shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership including the right to vote at General Meetings, to hold office and be elected to the Committee. Such Associate members must be included in the Club’s annual return as to membership.
3.8.6 Temporary Members, who are individuals granted temporary membership by the ASA by virtue of their participation in specific event(s) organised by the Club in conjunction with a club, body, association or organisation under the provision of the ASA Regulations on temporary membership. Temporary Members shall not be entitled to make proposals and resolutions, to vote at meetings and serve as officers or on the Committee.
4 Subscriptions and Other Fees
4.1 The annual members’ subscription and training fees shall be proposed to the Annual General Meeting from time to time by the Committee and the Committee shall in so doing make special provision for different classes of membership as the Annual General Meeting shall determine.
4.2 The annual subscription fee shall be due on joining the Club and thereafter on the 1st September each year.
4.3 Any member whose subscription is unpaid by the 1st October shall be suspended by the Committee from all club activities with immediate effect, until such payment is made.
4.4 The Committee shall from time to time, propose to the Annual General Meeting the annual membership subscription and training fees. This shall include the power to make such increase in the subscription as shall, where the Club pays the individual ASA Membership Fees to the ASA on behalf of members, be consequential upon an increase in individual ASA membership fees. Any increase in subscriptions shall be advised to the members in writing or by e-mail with the reasons for any increase to be reported to the members at the next Annual General Meeting.
4.5 The Committee shall have the power in special circumstances to remit the whole or part of the fees, including the ASA membership fees to address issues of social inclusion.
5.1 A member wishing to resign membership of the Club must give to the Secretary written notice of his/her resignation. A member’s resignation shall only take effect when agreed by the Committee, when there is no outstanding financial commitment or disciplinary action outstanding against the individual, when all perpetual trophies held by the individual have been returned and this Rule 5.1 has been complied with.
5.2 A member who resigns from the Club in accordance with Rule 5.1 above shall not be entitled to have any part of the annual membership fee or any other fees returned.
5.3 Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 5.1 a member whose subscription has not been received by 1st December shall be deemed to have resigned. Where the membership of a member shall be terminated in this way he/she shall be informed in writing that he/she is no longer a member by notice to him/her or sent by post to his/her last known address.
5.4 The ASA Membership Department shall be informed should a member resign when owing money, or goods, to the club.
6. Expulsion and other Disciplinary Action
6.1 The Committee shall have the power to expel a member when, in its opinion, it would not be in the interests of the Club for the individual to remain a member. The Club in exercising this power shall comply with the provisions of Rule 6.3 and Rule 6.4 below.
6.2 Upon expulsion the former member shall not be entitled to have any part of the annual membership fee to be refunded and must return any Club or external body’s trophy or trophies held forthwith.
6.3 The Club shall comply with the requirements and procedures of Judicial Rules and Regulations for handling all internal Club Disputes, as the same may be revised from time to time. A copy of the relevant Regulations and Procedures are given in an Annex to these constitutional rules.
6.4 A member may not be expelled, or subject to Rule 6.5 below, be made the subject of any other penalty unless the panel hearing the dispute shall by a two-thirds majority vote in favour of the expulsion of, or other penalty imposed upon, the member.
6.5 The Officers of the Club, or any person(s) to whom the Committee shall delegate this power, may temporarily suspend or exclude a member from particular training sessions and/or wider club activities, when in their opinion, such action is in the interests of the Club. Where such action is taken the incident or matter will thereafter be dealt with in accordance with the appropriate Judicial Rules and Regulations.
6.6 The Officials in charge of a particular event or club session shall be responsible for the discipline. If further action is required this is to be referred to the Internal Disputes procedures as laid down in the ASA Judicial Laws and Regulations.
7.1 The Committee shall consist of a President, Vice Presidents (up to 4), Secretary, Treasurer and not more than fifteen elected persons all of whom must be members of the Club. All Committee members shall be not less than 18 years of age though the Committee may allow younger member(s) to attend their meetings by invitation of the Committee without the power to vote.
7.2 The Committee shall appoint as and when required a member of the Club as Welfare Officer who must be not less than 18 years of age, who should have an appropriate background and who is required to undertake appropriate training in accordance with ASA Child Safeguarding courses. The Welfare Officer shall not be a member of the teaching and coaching staff or the Team Manager or a member of the family of an officer, committee member, the teaching and coaching staff or the Team Manager. The Welfare Officer shall not be a member of the committee but will have a right to attend Committee meetings without a power to vote and shall report to the Committee on all aspects of welfare concerning members of the club.
7.3 The Committee members shall be proposed, seconded and elected by ballot at the AGM each year and shall remain in office until their successors are elected at the Annual General Meeting each year and will take office when the President (or the acting chairman of that meeting) has closed the meeting. Any vacancy occurring by resignation or otherwise in any position previously filled at the Annual General Meeting or other General Meeting may be filled by the Committee. Retiring Officers and members of the Committee shall be eligible for re-election.
7.4 Committee meetings shall be held not less than once a month save where the Committee itself shall by a simple majority resolve not to meet, but there shall be not less nine meetings of the Committee per year. The President and the Secretary shall have discretion to call further meetings of the Committee if they consider it to be in the interests of the Club. The Secretary shall give all the members of the Committee not less than seven days notice of a meeting in writing or by electronic means. Decisions of the Committee shall be made by a simple majority of those eligible to attend and vote and in the event of an equality of votes the President, or the acting Chairman of that meeting, shall have a casting or additional vote. The Secretary, or in his/her absence a member of the Committee, shall take minutes.
7.5 The quorum for a Committee meeting shall be such number as shall represent not less than a simple majority of the Committee members entitled to attend and vote, to include not less than one Officer. In the event that a quorum is not present within 30 minutes of the published start time, a meeting shall stand adjourned to the time and date falling seven days after the date of the meeting, or such other date and time as may be determined by the President but shall be reconvened on a date within one month of the original date and a minimum of seven days advance notice given to the members of the rescheduled date, time and venue. At this meeting, the same agenda as originally issued shall be used. If a quorum is not present at the adjourned meeting then those Committee members attending may act for the purpose of calling a Special General Meeting of the members, to which the provisions as to minimum notice contained in Rule 11.1 and Rule 11.2 shall not apply.
7.6 In addition to the members so elected the Committee may co-opt up to four further members of the Club who shall serve until the next Annual General Meeting. Co-opted members shall be entitled to vote at the meetings of the Committee and shall not be counted in establishing whether a quorum is present. Co-opted members shall not be less than 18 years of age.
7.7 The Committee may from time to time appoint from among the membership of the Club such sub-committees as they may consider necessary and to remove, in whole or in part, or vary the terms of reference of such sub-committees and may delegate to them such of the powers and duties of the Committee as the Committee may determine. All sub-committee shall periodically report their proceedings to the Committee and shall conduct their business in accordance with the directions of the Committee.
7.8 The President, Treasurer and Secretary shall be ex-officio at all sub-committee meetings.
7.9 No paid officials shall be members of the Committee.
7.10 Any member of the Committee not attending three meetings in succession without tendering an apology shall no longer be a member of the Committee.
7.11 The Committee may allow Senior Member(s) by invitation of the Secretary to attend their meetings as observers without the power to vote.
7.12 The Committee shall be responsible for the management of the Club and shall have the sole right of appointing and determining the terms and conditions of service of employees and voluntary helpers of the Club. The Committee shall have power to enter into contracts for the purposes of the Club on behalf of the members of the Club.
7.13 The Committee shall be responsible for ensuring that the Accounts of the Club for each financial year be examined by an independent examiner to be appointed by the members at the Annual General Meeting.
7.14 The members of the Committee shall be indemnified by the members of the Club against all liabilities properly incurred by them in the management of the affairs of the Club.
7.15 The Committee shall maintain an Accident Book in which all accidents to Club members at swimming related activities shall be recorded. Details of such accidents shall be reported to the ASA Membership Department. The Club shall make an annual return to the ASA Membership Department indicating whether or not an entry has been made on the prescribed form, which is to be found on the membership renewal form. The Accident Book shall be retained for a period of at least three years following the last entry.
7.16 The Committee shall have power to make regulations, create by-laws, see also Rule 15.1, and to settle disputed points not otherwise provided for in this Constitution.
7.17 The Committee shall ensure that the financial records and minutes of meetings are retained for a period of at least six years.
7.18 At the first Committee meeting following the Annual General meeting the Committee shall appoint the delegates to attend the Council meeting of the ASA North West Region, the Lancashire County Water Polo and Swimming Association and such other bodies and associations to which the Club is affiliated, as required.
7.19 At the first Committee meeting following the Annual General meeting the Committee shall appoint from among its Senior Members any additional roles/responsibilities, required to those determined at the AGM and those of Rule 7.18, that are required for the running of the club. These additional roles/responsibilities shall be as listed in the Club Byelaws.
8.1 The Officers of the Club shall be the President, Vice Presidents, the Secretary and the Treasurer.
8.2 The Officers shall be proposed seconded and elected at the Annual General Meeting each year and shall remain in office until their successors are elected at the next Annual General Meeting and will take office when the President has closed the meeting. Any vacancy occurring by resignation or otherwise in any position previously filled at the Annual General Meeting may be filled by the Committee. Retiring Officers shall be eligible for re-election.
9. Life and Honorary Membership
9.1 Any nominations for Life Membership or Honorary Membership shall be submitted to the Committee prior to the September meeting for discussion and recommendation by a Vice Presidents sub-committee prior to the October meeting. Nominees recommended by the sub-committee and subsequently approved by the Committee at the October meeting shall be put forward for election at the Annual General Meeting in accordance with Rules 3.8.3 and 3.8.4.
10. Annual General Meeting
10.1 The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held each year on a date in November. The date, time and venue of the Annual General Meeting shall be fixed by the Committee.
10.2 Only in the event of exceptional circumstances shall an AGM be postponed by the Committee once the date, time and venue has been fixed and advised to members. A postponed AGM shall normally be reconvened on a date within one month of the original date and a minimum of 7 days advance notice given to the members of the rescheduled date, time and venue. At this meeting, the same agenda as originally issued shall be used.
10.3 In any event no more than 15 months shall elapse between any two consecutive Annual General Meetings.
10.4 The purpose of the AGM is to transact the following business:
10.4.1 to receive the President’s report of the activities of the Club during the previous year;
10.4.2 to receive the swimming, water polo and social reports;
104.3 to receive and consider the accounts of the Club for the previous year and the report on accounts of the independent examiners and the Treasurer’s report as to the financial position of the Club;
10.4.4 to remove and elect the independent examiner(s) (who must not be a member of the Committee, or a member of the family of a member of the Committee) or confirm that the independent examiner(s) remain in office;
10.4.5 to elect the Officers, these being the President, Secretary, Treasurer and other members of the Committee;
10.4.6 to elect the Club Captains.
10.4.7 to decide on any resolution, proposal or submission that is duly submitted in accordance with Rule 10.6.
10.4.8 To receive recommendations from the coaching staff for the competitions in which the Club will take part in the coming year.
10.5 Nominations for election of members to any office, or for membership of the Committee shall be made in writing or by electronic means by the proposer and seconder to the Secretary not later than 21 days prior to the date of the meeting. The nominee shall be required to indicate on the nomination form his/her willingness to stand for election.
10.6 Notice of any resolution, proposal or submission to be moved at the AGM, duly proposed and seconded shall be given in writing to the Secretary not later than 21 days before the date of the meeting.
11. Special General Meeting
11.1 A Special General Meeting may be called at any time by the Committee.
11.2 The Secretary shall notify the members of the arrangements for holding a Special General Meeting within twenty one days of receiving a written or electronic request for a Special Meeting to be held signed by not less than seven members entitled to attend and vote at a General Meeting stating the purposes for which the meeting is required and the resolutions proposed. The meeting shall be held within two months of the receipt of the request to hold the meeting. No business shall be discussed at such a meeting other than that prescribed by the Management Committee or that stated in the request, as the case may be.
11.3 A Special General Meeting shall be called in response to a resolution to that effect passed at the Annual General Meeting or at any other Special General Meeting.
11.4 Only in the event of exceptional circumstances shall a Special General Meeting be postponed by the Committee once the date, time and venue has been fixed and advised to members. A postponed Special General Meeting shall be reconvened on a date within one month of the original date and a minimum of 7 days advance notice given to the members of the rescheduled date, time and venue. At this meeting, the same agenda as originally issued shall be used.
12. Procedure at the Annual and Special General Meetings
12.1 The Secretary shall personally be responsible for making available to each member a written or electronic notice of the date, time and venue of the Annual General Meeting together with the closing date for receipt of any resolutions, proposals, nominations or reports to be considered thereat not less than 28 days before the date of the meeting. The Secretary may, alternatively, with the agreement of member(s) concerned distribute these materials by e-mail or similar form of communication. The notice of the meeting shall in addition be displayed on the Club Notice Board.
12.2 The Secretary shall personally be responsible for making available to each member a written or electronic agenda for a General Meeting together with the resolutions to be proposed thereat at least fourteen days before the meeting and in the case of the Annual General Meeting a copy of the reports to be considered, a list of nominees for the Committee posts and other positions and a copy of the examined accounts. The Secretary may, alternatively, with the agreement of member(s) concerned distribute these materials by e-mail or similar form of communication.
12.3 The quorum for the Annual and Special General Meetings shall be 10 members entitled to attend and vote at the meeting including at least one Officer.
12.4 Having called a General Meeting, it may only proceed to business if the correct quorum of members is present within 30 minutes after the time fixed for the meeting; otherwise, the meeting if convened at the requisition of the members shall be dissolved; if convened by the direction of the Committee it shall be adjourned to the same time in the following week save that the adjourned meeting may proceed to business whatever the number of members present.
12.5 If the meeting commences but is adjourned for want of time (or other good reason); members present at the meeting will be notified there and then of the adjourned date if practicable. If not and the matter is adjourned for more than 14 days all members shall receive 7 days notice in writing or electronic means of the adjourned meeting; otherwise only those who attend the original meeting will be notified of the date.
12.6 Any adjourned meeting must be re-convened and business completed within 2 months of the adjournment.
12.7 The President, or if the President is not available or declines to act as Chairman a member appointed by the Committee, shall take the chair.
12.8 Each member present who is entitled to attend and vote shall have one vote and resolutions shall be passed by a simple majority. In the event of an equality of votes the President (or the acting chairman of that meeting) shall have a casting or additional vote.
12.9 Members who have reached their 18th birthday who are not excluded under the conditions of [Rule 3.8.3, Rule 3.8.4, Rule 3.8.5 and Rule 3.8.6] shall be entitled to be heard and to vote on all matters. Members who are excluded under the conditions of [Rule 3.8.3, Rule 3.8.4, Rule 3.8.5 or Rule 3.8.6] may be heard by invitation of the President only. Members who have not reached 18th birthday shall be entitled to be heard by invitation of the Chairman only on those matters determined by the Chairman as matters concerning juniors, such as the election of club captains.
12.10 The Secretary, or in his/her absence a member of the Committee, shall take the minutes at the Annual and Special General Meetings.
12.11 The President (or the acting chairman of that meeting) shall at all General Meetings have unlimited authority upon every question of order and shall be, for the purpose of such meeting, the sole interpreter of the Rules of the Club.
13. Alteration of the Rules and Other Resolutions
13.1 The rules may be altered by resolution at an Annual or Special General Meeting provided that the resolution is carried by a majority of at least two thirds of the members present and entitled to vote at the General Meeting.
13.2 No amendment(s) to the rules shall become effective until such amendment(s) have been submitted to and validated by the ASA North West Region or at a later date decided by the meeting.
13.3 Any Senior member who is not excluded under the conditions of Rule 3.8.3, Rule 3.8.4 and Rule 3.8.6 shall be entitled to put any proposal, resolution or submission for consideration at any General meeting provided the proposal, resolution or submission in writing or by electronic means duly proposed and seconded shall have been received by the Secretary of the Club not later than 21 days before the date of the meeting in the case of the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting) and thereafter the Secretary shall supply a copy of the proposal, resolution or submission to the members in the manner provided in Rule 12.1 and Rule 12.2.
14. Emergency Decisions
14.1 The President has power to give decisions on any question arising, which requires urgent attention. The Secretary to consult with the President and carry out such decisions.
14.2 Any decisions taken under Rule 14.1 shall be reported to the next meeting of the Committee and recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
15.1 The Committee shall have the power to make, repeal and amend such by-laws as they may from time to time consider necessary for the well being of the Club, these by-laws, repeals and amendments shall have effect until set aside by the Committee or at a General Meeting.
16.1 All monies payable to the Club shall be received by the Treasurer and deposited in a bank account in the name of the Club. No sum shall be drawn from that account except by cheque or by electronic means or online and sanctioned by the Treasurer and one of the three other signatories who shall be the President, Secretary and a nominated Vice President. Any monies not required for immediate use may be invested as the Committee in its discretion think fit.
16.2 The income and property of the Club shall be applied only in the furtherance of the objects of the Club and no part thereof shall be paid by way of bonus dividend or profit to any members of the Club, save as set out in Rule 17.3.
16.3 The Committee shall have power to authorise the payment of remuneration and expenses to any Officer, member or employee of the Club and to any person or persons for services rendered to the Club.
16.4 The financial transactions of the Club shall be recorded by the Treasurer in such manner as the Committee think fit.
16.5 The financial year of the Club shall be the period commencing 1st September and ending 31st August. Any change to the financial year shall require the approval of the members in a General Meeting.
16.6 The Committee shall retain all financial records relating to the club and copies of Minutes of all meetings for a minimum period of six years.
17.1 The property of the Club, other than cash at the bank, shall be vested in not more than four Custodians. They shall deal with the property as directed by resolution of the Committee and entry in the minute book shall be conclusive evidence of such a resolution.
17.2 The Custodians shall be elected at a General Meeting of the Club and shall hold office until death or resignation unless removed by a resolution passed at a General Meeting.
17.3 The Custodians shall be entitled to an indemnity out of the property of the Club for all expenses and other liabilities properly incurred by them in the discharge of their duties.
18.1 A resolution to dissolve the Club shall only be considered at a General Meeting and shall be carried by a majority of at least three quarters of the members present and entitled to vote. A specific date for the dissolution should be included in the resolution.
18.2 The dissolution shall take effect from the date specified in the resolution and the members of the Committee shall be responsible for the winding-up of the assets and liabilities of the Club.
18.3 Any assets remaining after discharge of debts and liabilities of the Club shall be given to other non-profit making organisations having objects similar to those of the Club for furtherance of such objects nominated by the last Committee.
19.1 The Members acknowledge that these Rules constitute a legally binding contract to regulate the relationship of the members with each other and Tyldesley Swimming & Water Polo Club.
The following statement needs to appear on Club membership forms and is to be signed by the member and must also be countersigned by the parent, or a person having parental responsibility for the member, if under 18 years of age:
I acknowledge receipt of the rules of Club and confirm my understanding and acceptance that such rules (as amended from time to time) shall govern my membership of Tyldesley Swimming & Water Polo Club. I further acknowledge and accept the responsibilities of membership upon members as set out in these rules.