1.   TITLE

The company shall be called “Henley Players”

  1.   OBJECTIVES

The object of the company is to draw together residents of the village of Henley and close surrounding areas, to perform pantomime, plays, musical shows etc, with the view of encouraging increased use of the Henley Community Centre and entertaining the public.  The committee shall have the powers to:

  1. Purchase plays, drama, pantomimes, comedies, operettas and other dramatic works

  2. Purchase, acquire and obtain interests in the copyright of or the right to perform or show any such dramatic works

  3. Purchase or otherwise acquire plant, machinery, furniture, fixtures, fittings, scenery and all other necessary effects

  4. Raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any person or persons by way of subscription, donation or otherwise, provided that the company shall not undertake any permanent trading activities in raising funds

  5. To do all such other things as shall further the objects of the company.

     

  1.  MANAGEMENT

    The company shall be managed by a Committee elected at an Annual General Meeting. This shall consist of a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer and at least 3 other members.  The Committee shall have the power to co-opt a member for any post not filled at the Annual General Meeting. No officer shall hold office for more than two years without being re-elected at the Annual General Meeting.

     

     

  2. FINANCE

    The funds of the Company shall be applied only to the expenses of the show in production and no member of the Company shall receive any payments.  Any profits made shall be carried forward to future productions

     

  3.  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    To be held in June each year when the Committee shall report on progress, future plans and accounts for the past year.  An election shall be held to vote for officers for the next year.

     

  4. QUORUM

    A quorum shall be two thirds of the committee (4 members) at a Committee meeting, and 4 committee members plus a minimum of 4 others at an Annual General Meeting

     

  5. OBLIGATIONS OF ACTING MEMBERS

Members shall perform to the best of their abilities and follow directions at all rehearsals and performances.

The director shall have the power to dismiss any person from a production if they are absent without notice from three consecutive rehearsals to  - ' the  committee shall have the power to dismiss any person from a production if they are absent without permission from three consecutive rehearsals or if there are any safeguarding issues.

 

  1. ALTERATIONS TO RULES

    No alteration of these rules shall be made except at an Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting.

     

  2. DISSOLUTION OF THE COMPANY

    The Company shall be dissolved by resolution by a majority of at  least five-sixths of the members present at an Extraordinary General Meeting called for the purpose of considering such dissolution.  In the event of dissolution any balance of cash in hand after all debts are paid shall be distributed to a charity chosen by the meeting.

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