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THE RULES OF THE HULL AND EAST RIDING BRANCH RMPA
Branch rules amended July 2014
Page updated 20th January 2015
First adopted January 2005 as required by paragraph 6.4 of
The Rules of The Royal Military Police Association (as revised July 2013)

ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE BRANCH

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All Life Members of RMPA,

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Election as an Honorary Member by unanimous vote of the Branch Committee. Such membership will normally be granted only to those prepared to take an active part in the branch and to pay an annual branch subscription. (The subscription may be waived in the first year up to the next AGM at the discretion of the Treasurer.)
Honorary Membership does not bestow voting rights, but it is the policy of the branch to allow all valid Members to vote on any matters not specifically excluded by the Rules of the RMPA or the Branch.

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All wives, husbands or partners of branch members are automatically considered to be honorary members. They may not, however, attend meetings (except by prior arrangement) or vote, but it would be open to them to seek membership under rule 2 above.

Though it will consult with the membership in open meeting, the Committee alone has discretion to retain or to remove from branch membership the following categories:

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Those who, for valid reasons, are unable to continue in active membership. In cases of long-term illness or incapacity the annual subscription will be waived.

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Temporarily or permanently, any member deemed to have brought the branch into disrepute.

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Lapsed or inactive members not in subscription provided one form of reminder has been sent prior to the Branch Annual General Meeting.


BRANCH ADMINISTRATION

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A branch must have a minimum of six Life Members. Its Committee must also comprise a minimum of six, all Life Members, elected by the membership. There has to be a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, It is branch policy also to elect a Deputy Chairman, stand-in Secretary and a Welfare Officer.

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It is branch policy to choose a President and Vice-President. These honorary positions, which may be for life, are a mark of respect for noteworthy service. It is permissible to have more than one VP.

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The Committee will seek to appoint a representative to CENCO (the Central Committee of the RMPA), a PRO, an Archivist, a Standard Bearer, and a CESA Representative. Volunteers will ideally, but not necessarily be Life Members. Additionally, the Committee may seek the assistance of members, Life or Honorary, to help in branch activities.

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Branch meetings are held on the first Thursday in each month commencing with the AGM in January. The venue is the New Cleveland Social Club, 90 New Cleveland Street, Hull, from 19:00 hrs for a 20:00 hrs start. Five life members will constitute a quorum, whilst for & formal committee meeting it will be four. In the event of a tied vote, the Chairman has the casting vote, even if he or she has already voted.

The Committee will seek advice from RMPA RHQ should any dispute remain unresolved.


DATA PROTECTION

 

We do not have to register the branch, but we are governed by the Act. Anything issued or held on file - especially names and addresses - is for branch use only. It should be disposed of securely.
Since the rules may be amended at any Ordinary Meeting as well as at the Annual General Meeting, amendments will be recorded in the minutes.

WEBSITE CONTENT

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No member’s details should be uploaded without their consent, this includes details held within any secured area.

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Permission should be sought before uploading a member’s image, no branch member’s details should be associated with photographs other than that which is implied that they are associated with the Branch.

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Group images can be uploaded, but no individual should be identified without their consent.

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Photos uploaded to the website belong to the individual who provided them, not the Branch or the Webmaster.

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If a member cannot be contacted or is unavailable absenteeism it not classed as consent.

 
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