Our Constitution

1. Name
The Association shall be called “The Association of Gaelic Choirs”. (Comunn nan Còisirean Gàidhlig)

2. Objects
The Objects of the Association are to promote, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music and in particular Gaelic Choral Music

3. Membership
Membership shall be open to all Gaelic Choirs

4. Annual Subscription
There shall be an annual subscription to be revised at the AGM

5. Office Bearers and Committee
The management shall be vested in the following:

Vice President

These with five other members shall form the Committee. The Office Bearers and committee shall be elected annually. Three members shall form a quorum. The President shall not hold office for more than three years consecutively.

6. Trustees
The trustees shall be the President, Secretary and Treasurer, with any two being required to sign cheques.

7. Meetings
The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be held in November. Ordinary General Meetings may be called by the Secretary on the instructions of the Committee. Special General Meetings may be called on requisition by no fewer than five choirs, twenty one days notice to be given and the object of the meeting to be stated on the requisition. Each constituent Choir may send four representatives to a General Meeting, but each Choir shall have only one vote. A quorum shall consist of representatives of eleven choirs, to be reviewed annually.

8. Amendments
Amendments may be proposed only at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting, but notice of such proposed amendments shall be sent to the Secretary at least one full calendar month before such a meeting to enable the Secretary to circulate them to constituent Choirs at least three weeks before such a meeting. No alterations in the Constitution shall be made unless by the consent of at least two-thirds of the member Choirs present.

9. Finance
All monies raised by or on behalf of the Group shall be applied to further the objects of the Group and for no other purpose provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith of reasonable and proper remuneration to any employee of the Group and fees to professional and technical advisors.

10. Dissolution
In the event of the dissolution of the Group, any assets remaining after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Group, but shall be given or transferred to a recognised charitable organisation(s) having objects similar to those of the Group.