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Sports club arbitrary rule changes

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a_raj View Drop Down
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    Posted: 12/August/2017 at 16:22
Hi

I am a member of a golf club. A new board has decided to make some changes which I think are illegal in the sense that a member in a category of membership (lets calls it Silver) is being discriminated against another member.

Previously, we used to have hot water and coffee/tea setup for a DYI coffee/tea. The setup used to be there till 10:30AM. This has been now changed so this facility is closed at 6:30AM and after that we are forced to buy coffee. Members who play early get free coffee but those of us who cant play early have to pay. We are 8 of us who are now older and slower players so we have decided to play later so faster players are not held up but this means that we have to pay. While this may sound trivial, we are all pensioners and not rich. It is unfairness that is unacceptable.

Does any one know how not for profit sports club are allowed to do or not do? Thanks in advance.

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/August/2017 at 21:30
What does the club constitution have to say about rule changes? Does the board have the power to do this or does the membership have a vote on such changes?

Further, if the board can do this, do you have an option to stand for election to the board?

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  Quote a_raj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/August/2017 at 22:11
There is no specific clause for making rules. I cant see the minutes so I dont know if board decided or the administration is doing on its own.
The board is selected for 2 years so the next election is in 2019.

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/August/2017 at 00:19
Is the club incorporated? If so the constitution must list the rules and the method by which they are changed and registered with the appropriate government department.

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