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Provisional Constitution of the O'Dwyer Clan
The clan shall be known as the O'Dwyer Clan / Muintir Dhuibhir
The clan shall be a non-profit cultural organisation.
Full membership of the clan is available to any eligible person aged eighteen years or more, upon receipt of the prescribed annual membership subscription.
The annual membership shall be set by the committee to fund administration costs deemed appropriate by the executive committee.
All members in good standing with dues paid can vote and nominate any other member in good standing for any office.
Life membership of the clan may be granted to individuals at the discretion of the executive committee.
The clan shall be represented by a Chieftain (Taoiseach) and a Deputy Chieftain (Táiniste).
The clan shall be managed by an executive committee elected by the full membership in good standing, by means of a simple majority vote at the AGM, either by secret ballot in person or by postal / email vote.
The executive committee shall comprise:
Additional officers may be seconded onto the committee at the discretion of the executive committee.
All members of the executive committee shall remain in office for at least one year from date of election.
The executive committee shall convene at least once per quarter at a suitable venue/date/time.
All members of the executive committee are required to assist in the general running of the clan and take an active role in clan affairs.
The executive committee shall be empowered to confer honours such as life membership or suitable title: "The order of ..." on those it deems suitable and have earned such honours either by service to the O'Dwyer Clan or by their public achievements.
The AGM of the clan shall be held at a venue/date/time to be decided by the executive committee.
All members are expected to uphold the prestige of the clan and assist the executive committee in the execution of their duties.
Any amendments or suggestions can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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