Constitution

  1. AIMS

The Aims of the Society are:

(a) To provide the opportunity for those with a common interest in magic to meet together

(b) To give members the opportunity to learn and perform magic

(c) To promote talented magicians and also to provide source of entertainment for others in a social setting


  1. OBJECTIVES

The Objectives of the Society are:

(a) To teach and train members in various methods of magic, illusion and skillful deception.

(b) To provide opportunities to see professional and experienced magicians performing and teaching.

(c) To provide other organizations, both inside and outside the university and Students’ Union, with magicians to hire for their social events

(d) To deliver shows, presentations and exhibitions that will promote an interest in magic in the general public.

(e) To stock a collection of books, DVDs, props and other equipment that will assist in teaching magic. 


  1. MEMBERSHIP

(a) Full membership of the Society shall be open to all Full Members of the University of Nottingham Students’ Union on payment of the membership fee.

(b) Associate membership of the Society shall be open to all Associate Members of the University of Nottingham Students’ Union on payment of the membership fee.

(c) Membership fee shall be £5.00.


  1. OFFICERS

(a) President: Shall be responsible for running the society, events and organising the committee members. Shall attend a Bronze Star briefing session, take the online Health and Safety questionnaire and give termly reports on the society. Shall also be responsible for arranging performers for other societies’ events.

(b) Treasurer: Shall be responsible for keeping track of money, applying for our termly grant, approving all financial transactions and collecting payments and deposits for events. Shall attend a Bronze Star briefing session and take the online Finance questionnaire.

(c) Secretary: Shall be responsible for booking rooms, filling in events paperwork collating the minutes for committee meetings and managing the inventory.

(d) Vice President: Shall be responsible for helping the President with all of their assigned tasks and fulfilling their duties should the President be unavailable.

(e) Publicity Officer: Shall be responsible for promoting the society and its events, and seeking sponsorship.

(f) Librarian: Shall be responsible for promoting the library resources (books, DVDs and VHS tapes) to members, keeping track of borrowed items and ensuring that resources are returned.

(g) These Officers are collectively the Committee.

(h) Officers may be ‘No-Confidenced’ by a two-thirds majority of all members present at an AGM or EGM.


  1. FINANCE

(a) All monies shall be required to be held in accounts at the Students’ Union Treasury.

(b) All monies shall be used to support the Society’s activities.


  1. ELECTIONS

(a) All Officers must be elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) or at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).

(b) Elections shall be carried out in accordance with the Students’ Union Regulations, Chapter Elections

(b) The voting method for all elections shall be the Single Transferable Vote System.


  1. AGM and EGM

(a) There must be an AGM of the Society in the Second Semester, by the second Friday of the Summer term.

(b) The Quorum for AGM and EGM must be at least 20 members of the Society.  An EGM can be called by 20 members of the Society, or 3 Officers of the Society, who must inform the Secretary. The Secretary shall inform the Students’ Union General Secretary within 2  Students’ Union Days of the original notice.


  1. CONSTITUTION

(a) The Constitution can be changed by a two-thirds majority of all members present at an AGM or EGM, and by Students’ Union Council according to recommendations from the Drafting Committee.


  1. AUTHORITY

(a) On any point the Society Constitution can be overruled by the Students’ Union Constitution and Regulations.


First Publication November 2003 – Updates – 2010, 2017

Nottingham Magic Society Constitution