Munster Chess Union Constitution

4.9 In the absence of the Chairman the meeting shall elect any other member of the MCU present to preside at that meeting.

4.10 If any Officer be no longer able to carry out his or her duties the Committee shall appoint another member of the MCU to assume that particular office until the next AGM.

4.11 Voting at all meetings shall be confined to MCU members. It shall be the responsibility of the person presiding at the meeting to determine who among the attendance of any general meeting is an MCU member. If the AGM is being held later than August 31st, then membership of the MCU in the previous season shall be taken as satisfying the voting requirements.

4.12 Voting shall be by show of hands, and all decisions shall be determined by a simple majority of those present and eligible to vote, save for a motion proposing a change to this Constitution, when a two-thirds majority of those present and eligible to vote shall be required in order to carry the motion. In the event of an equality of votes the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.


5.1 The Committee shall produce a book of rules that shall be binding on all members, both individual and affiliated.

5.2 The said book of rules shall be approved by an AGM on production, and thereafter may be amended only by an AGM or EGM.

5.3 The said book of rules shall cover the following, together with such other items as may be decided upon by the MCU from to time:-

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  1. General
  2. Membership
  3. Committee and Officers
  4. Meetings
  5. Meetings (ii)
  6. Meetings (iii)
  7. Rules and Dissolution
  8. Constitution (pdf)
  9. Constitution 2011(pdf)