Constitution

Name

The Group shall be called the Dorset Fungus Group

Aims

The aims of the Dorset Fungus Group shall be to :-

  • investigate and record the fungi of Dorset
  •  encourage an interest in the importance of fungi in everyday life, wherever possible  develop a greater understanding of fungi through forays, talks and workshops open to members of the group and the public
  • increase the awareness of fungi through contact with local members of both professional and amateur groups which have environmental interests  promote the conservation of fungi and of threatened habitats of rare fungi.
  • Membership Shall be open to all individuals who support the aims of the group.

Executive

The officers of the group shall be a Chairperson, Secretary and Committee Treasurer, together with such other members as elected at the Annual General Meeting.

Meetings

An AGM shall be held in April/May each year to receive an annual report, accounts of the previous year, and to elect officers.

Voting

Shall be by a simple majority of members present.

Finance

All money received shall be devoted to the aims of the group and shall be paid into a bank or building society account in the name of the Dorset Fungus Group. The Treasurer shall keep an account of all income and expenditure and provide a report for each meeting and a financial statement to the AGM. All cheques drawn against the account shall be signed by the Treasurer or as the account demands. The accounts shall be audited by a competent person.

Dissolution

ln the event of the group being dissolved any remaining funds will be passed, at the discretion of the Committee, to the Association of British Fungus Groups.

Amendment 

The constitution may be altered as and when necessary by a the Constitution simple majority at the AGM. Where changes need to be considered before the next AGM, the constitution may be altered as and when necessary by simple majority vote at a General Meeting for which members must be notified at least 14 days in advance.

Constitution for Dorset Fungus Group as approved at the Annual General Meeting held on 24th January 2007.