BOGHOPPERS AND HIKING CLUB
Constitution & Rules
The Club shall
be known as ‘The Sherburn Boghoppers & Hiking Club’
and shall be for the
mutual appreciation of walking and attendant social activities.
The Club shall
be governed by a Committee elected at an AGM held annually.
will consist of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and five general members,
plus a member editing the web site.
will hold meetings as often as required.
will elect an examiner who will not be a member of the Committee.
statements and a balance sheet will be presented at the AGM.
Club fees and
bus fares will be decided by the Committee and agreed at the AGM.
be by application to the Secretary. Any junior under the age of 16 must be
accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their conduct. Honorary
Life Membership may be conferred by the Club at its discretion.
must be paid within 3 months of the Annual General Meeting. Juniors shall
be defined as “those in receipt of unassisted full time education”.
Membership will be half the adult rate. Family membership will be twice the
A surcharge will
be levied on non-members.
Meetings can be convened by any Officer if required. A minimum of 10 members
may call an Extraordinary Meeting through any Officer of the Club.
incurred on behalf of the Club, if approved by the Committee, shall be met
from Club funds.
Boghoppers Club or Committee will not be responsible for any accident
happening on any Club function.
special requirements, for medical or other reasons, shall make them known to
the Committee in advance of the walk and to the walk leader at the start of
walk will have a designated walk leader and two back markers, and these
shall be identified to the party before setting off on the walk.
remain behind the walk leader. Anyone walking in front does so on their own
responsibility. Walkers must not walk behind the back marker(s) and must
inform the back marker(s) if they leave the Group for any reason.
All persons on a
walk shall be equipped with suitable clothing, footwear and waterproofs.
All members of a
party must remain within visual contact of each other.
No person or
group of persons will at any time leave the main group without the
permission of the walk leader and back marker(s).
Dogs will not be
allowed on Club walks where a bus is involved, unless the dog be an official
The Country Code*
will be adhered to on all Club outings.
These rules are
binding on all members and guests. Any breach of the rules which can be
proven to the Committee may result in suspension from all Club activities
for a period to be determined by the Committee.
Link to Country Code Website
Respect other people:
Consider the local community and other people enjoying the
Leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths
unless wider access is available
Protect the natural environment:
Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
Keep dogs under effective control
Enjoy the outdoors:
Plan ahead and be prepared
Follow advice and local sign