• Koryu Uchinadi Cork Club Constitution

    1. Name
    The name of the Club shall be “(Koryu Uchinadi Cork)” hereinafter referred to as the Club.

    2. Objectives
    The “Club” is established to promote on a non-profit basis Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo Jutsu (Karate) & Aiki Kenpo Jujitsu through demonstrations, tuition and participation.


    3. Committee
    a) The Club will be under the management of the committee, the officers of which shall be elected at the annual general meeting.
    b) The officers of the committee shall consist of :
    1. The Chief Instructor/Chairman. Joseph Galvin
    2. The Secretary.Paul Dervan
    3. The Treasurer. Richard Murphy
    4. The Website Development officer.Danniele Richardi 
    5. One other member to make up the committee, being a junior member where possible. Christian Forde.
    c) The committee shall meet at its discretion, but must meet at least four times annually.

    4. Meetings
    a) Meetings of the committee shall be as per the Constitution. Minutes of all meetings be made and retained by the Secretary. All committee members are required to attend at least four times a year. Those who fail to fulfil this requirement may be excused at the discretion of the committee.
    b) The committee shall convene one Annual General Meeting of all members within each calendar year at a place and time which in their opinion is most acceptable to the general membership.
    c) The purpose of the Annual General Meeting shall be to review the activities and performance of the Club over the previous year and to set targets for the following year.
    d) Nominations for replacement posts on the committee must be received by the existing committee at least three weeks before the Annual General Meeting.
    e) Changes to the Constitution can only be effected at an Annual General Meeting and then only by two thirds majority of voting members.
    f) Resolutions on any matter pertaining to the Club for consideration by the Annual General Meeting, shall be in writing and received three weeks before the meeting.
    g) The committee shall inform all its members of the date and venue of the Annual General Meeting at least one month before the meeting.
    h) An Extraordinary General Meeting can be called for by the members on submission of a notice of agenda to the committee which has been signed by at least two thirds of the members.

    5. Elections
    Except where otherwise stipulated by the Constitution all elections within the Club will be decided by majority vote and each candidate will require one nominator and one seconder.

    6. Membership
    a) Membership is open to all members in good standing, from 16 years old, who in the opinion of the committee are suitable after a trial period of one month after which their annual subscription must be paid.(See # 7 of the club Constitution)
    b) Associate membership may be granted to persons who in the opinion of the committee can assist the Club in reaching its objectives. They may attend meetings by invitation but have no vote.
    C) All KU Cork members are required to become members of the IRKRS (International Ryukyu Karate Research Society) At a discount rate.
    Terms and conditions apply.

    7. Annual Subscriptions
    A monthly subscription 
    shall be required of all members and is payable at the end of the month so as to facilitate payment of rents at the start of the new month, as per our rental agreement. New member fees can be agreed on a case by case basis. 

    The amount (as set out in the application form) to be agreed at each annual general meeting. Members who are more than two months in arrears with their subscriptions shall cease to be a member.

    8. Safety
    All courtesy and safety rules shall apply in accordance with the club rules (Available on request)
    Any member who breaks these rules will be expelled from the club
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    9. Discipline
    The committee shall suspend or dismiss any member who in their opinion has brought the Club or the Sport into disrepute or for the non-payment of membership fees. In all instances the member has the right to appeal.

    10. Duties of Officers
    Chairperson: To chair all meetings. To allow equal time for debate and discussion. To advise secretary on meetings agenda’s. Have casting vote in the event of a tie. To pursue resolutions passed at meetings - making sure people do their job.
    Treasurer : Responsible for all monies in the club and to keep account of all transactions. Submit to the committee a yearly report. To be chairman of all fund raising activities. To administer KU Cork/IRKRS membership.
    Secretary: Responsible for keeping an up to date minute book with an attendance record. For making out the agenda with the chairman for all meetings. All correspondence to and from the Club. Membership records.
    Informing members of coming events. Informing the relative bodies of his/her postal address.
    Web Site Officer: Responsible for the update and maintenance of the club website and to advise the chief Instructor and committee of changes and updates.


    For more information regarding Terms and Conditions please contact Joe Glavin Sensei.