The CWCA Rules
The name of the club shall be the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association,
hereinafter referred to as the Association, it's aims and objectives being to
promote the well-being, breeding and exhibiting of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi,
and to further the knowledge of and interest in the breed. The Association
shall form Branches as and when necessary.
The Association shall consist of an unlimited number of members. A list of
members and their addresses will be made available for inspection if so
requested by the members of the Association or by the Kennel Club. All new
members shall be accepted provisionally on payment of the annual
subscription, and their election shall be confirmed by a majority vote at the
next Committee Meeting following. In the event of the election not being
confirmed the subscription shall be returned in full. Members are required to
abide by the CWCA Code of Ethics.
The affairs of the Association shall be vested in an Hon. President and a
Committee consisting of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon.
Treasurer and twelve members with power to co-opt a specialist in any field,
or to fill any vacancy that may occur. The Committee shall retire annually
but will be eligible for re-election. All nominees for this Committee shall
have been members of the Association for the previous 12 months. The
Secretary, Treasurer and Auditors shall be appointed by the Committee and
confirmed at the Annual General Meeting. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be
ex-officio members of the Committee. The Chairman and Secretary of a Branch
shall be ex-officio members of, and represent Branch interests on, the
Association Committee. If either is unable to serve on the Association
Committee the Branch may nominate a replacement for the year. All other
nominations, which must be signed by two members of the Association other
than the nominee, whose consent must be obtained in writing, shall be
received by the Secretary 42 days prior to the AGM. Election shall be by
secret ballot at the AGM by the attending membership. When members are
standing for re-election attendance at Committee Meetings throughout the
previous year will be indicated. Meetings shall be called by the Secretary in
collaboration with the Chairman at such times as the business on hand
necessitates, giving the Committee Members at least 14 days notice in writing
of the date, time, venue and Agenda.
A quorum shall consist of two executive officers (Chairman, Vice-Chairman,
Secretary or Treasurer) and four Committee Members.
All members of the Committee elected to the Committee to fill vacancies
shall only serve the unexpired period of office. The term `year' includes the
period between one AGM and the following AGM.
All members shall receive in writing, not less than 42 days notice of the Annual
General Meeting. Any nominations and resolutions to be placed on the agenda, duly proposed and seconded, to be received in writing by the secretary not less than 28 days prior to the AGM, and members to receive notice of nominations and
resolutions not less than 14 days prior to the AGM.
The financial year of the Association shall be from January 1st to
December 31st and the Annual General Meeting shall:-
- be held early in the year.
- elect all appropriate Officers and Committee for the ensuing year.
- confirm the appointment of the Secretary, Treasurer and Auditors
for the ensuing year.
- receive certified accounts for the preceding year. Certification of
Accounts must be carried out by one qualified accountant or two
unqualified individuals with accounting experience. A statement of
accounts shall be furnished to all members prior to the AGM.
- transact such business as the Kennel Club Rules permit.
Special General Meetings may be called specifying the exact business of
the meeting at which discussion must be confined by:-
- a requisition signed by 20 members.
- the Committee.
21 days notice of such a meeting shall be sent to all members.
The annual subscription shall be such amount as agreed by members in
General Meeting and notified to the Kennel Club. In addition to the basic
single subscription, joint membership is to be available to households at the
full membership subscription for the first person and a reduced sum for each
additional adult, who have full voting rights of membership. There shall be
junior membership up to the age of 15 years but junior members to have no
voting powers. Subscriptions shall be paid on or before 31st January each
year. No members shall be permitted to compete for any of the Association
trophies or to vote, unless his subscription has been paid. Any person
neglecting payment shall be advised by the Secretary, and if subscriptions be
not paid within four weeks of the date of such a reminder, the Committee
deems such membership terminated. Re-admission will be dependent upon a new
All subscriptions of fifteen times the current annual subscription shall
be eligible for Life Membership.
Banking Accounts shall be opened in the name of the Association into which
all revenue of the Association shall be paid, and from which withdrawals
shall only be made on the signature of 2 Officers, one of which shall be the
Any members who shall be suspended under Kennel Club Rule A42j(4) and/or
any members whose dog(s) is/are disqualified under Kennel Club Rule
A42j(8) shall ipso facto cease to be a members of the Society for the
duration of the suspension and/or disqualification. If the conduct of any
member shall, in the opinion of the Committee of the Association, be
injurious or likely to be injurious to the character or interests of the
Association, the Committee of the Association may, at a meeting the notice
convening which includes as an object the consideration of the conduct of the
Member, determine that a Special General Meeting of the Society shall be
called for the purpose of passing a resolution to expel him/her.
Notice of the Special General Meeting shall be sent to the accused Member,
giving particulars of the complaint and advising the place, date and hour of
the Meeting that he/she may attend and offer an explanation. If at the
Meeting, a resolution to expel is passed by a two thirds majority of the
Members present and voting, his/her name shall forthwith be erased from the
list of Members, and he/she shall thereupon cease for all purposes to be a
Member of the Association except that he/she may, within two calendar months
from the date of such Meeting, appeal to the Kennel Club upon and subject to
such condition as the Kennel Club may impose.
Association expels any member for discreditable conduct in connection with
dogs, dog shows or trials, the Association will report the matter in writing
to the Kennel Club within seven days and supply particulars required.
Minutes of all meetings shall be recorded and those of the last meeting
shall be signed as a correct record at the subsequent equivalent meeting.
The Committee shall have the power to deal with and dispose of any urgent
matter that may arise and which is not provided for in these Rules. In the
event of an emergency arising, an emergency Committee shall be formed
consisting of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and at least
four Committee Members to settle all matters appertaining thereto.
The Association cannot dissolve without the consent of the members in
writing and confirmed at two Special General Meetings at which some person or
persons shall be appointed to dispose of the property of the Association to
the best advantage and the proceeds, together with any surplus funds, shall
be donated to some charity as may be decided. In the event of dissolution all
Challenge Cups and Trophies in the outright ownership of the Association
shall be disposed of at the discretion of the Committee.
The Kennel Club shall be informed of the outcome of the Meetings and a
final statement of accounts with a record of the disposal of the property of
the Association shall be forwarded to the Kennel Club within six months, the
persons named as Officers and Committee of the Association in the last
Returns to the Kennel Club being responsible to the Kennel Club for the
proper winding up of the Association.
In all matters of dispute the decision of the Kennel Club shall be final.
The Association will produce a list of Judges each year which will be
submitted to the Kennel Club as part of the Association's Annual Returns.
Judges Lists will be divided into parts A1, A2, and B according to Kennel
Club Criteria and will indicate the date on which the list will expire.
The Rules of the Association shall not be altered except at an AGM or a
Special General Meeting, and such alterations shall not be brought into force
until the Kennel Club has been advised and given its approval of the
The Association shall not join any federation of Societies or Clubs.
The Officers acknowledge that during the month of January each year,
Maintenance of Title fee will be forwarded to the Kennel Club by the
Secretary for continuance of Registration and that by 31st July each year,
other Returns, as stipulated in Kennel Club Regulations for the Registration
and Maintenance of Title of Societies and Breed Councils and the Affiliation
of Agricultural Societies and Municipal Authorities, be forwarded to the
The Officers also acknowledge their duty to inform the Kennel Club of any
changes of Secretary of the Society which may occur during the course of the
No person whilst an undischarged bankrupt may serve on the Committee of or
hold any other Office or Appointment within this Association.