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IFCG Constitution

This constitution was adopted by the IFCG AGM on 22 February 1998 and (with an amendment) on 21 February 1999.

THE IFCG CONSTITUTION

1. TITLE
The name of the Group shall be the Brighton & Hove Inter-Faith Contact Group hereinafter referred to as the IFCG.

2. AIMS
Having endorsed the Inter Faith Network for the United Kingdom’s code of conduct ‘Building Good Relations with People of Different Faiths and Beliefs’, the aims of the IFCG shall be:

a) to help build and maintain good relations and greater understanding between different communities of faith and belief,

b) to provide a forum for discussion of matters of mutual concern,

c) to organise and promote inter-faith activities.

3. HONORARY PRESIDENT
The Mayor of Brighton and Hove shall be invited to be the Honorary President of the IFCG.

4. MEMBERSHIP
Membership of the IFCG shall be open to all individuals who:

a) reside, work or worship in Brighton & Hove,

b) agree with the Aims of the IFCG,

c) pay the subscription as laid down at the Annual General Meeting (the AGM).

5. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

a) Purpose
There shall be an Executive Committee in order to:

(i) organise the activities and meetings of the IFCG,

(ii) co-ordinate the work of the IFCG.

b) Membership

(i) Each faith/tradition shall be entitled to not more than two representatives on the Executive Committee. Officers of the Executive Committee shall not be regarded as being part of this number for this purpose.

(ii) Officers: A) Chair; B) Secretary; C) Treasurer.

6. FINANCE
  a) There shall be an annual subscription.

b) The subscription shall be determined at the AGM .

7. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
  a) There shall be an Annual General Meeting.

b) Any subscribing individual shall have one vote at the AGM .

c) The AGM shall receive reports from:

(i) the Secretary,

(ii) the Treasurer, which shall include the annual accounts.

(iii) the Auditor.

d) The AGM shall elect:

(i) the Chair,

(ii) the Secretary,

(iii) the Treasurer,

(iv) the Auditor, who may not be a member of the IFCG.

8. AMENDMENTS
Any amendments to the Constitution shall need the approval of two-thirds of the Executive Committee present and voting and two-thirds of the subsequent AGM present and voting.

9. DISSOLUTION
In the event of the dissolution of the IFCG any funds remaining shall go to the Inter Faith Network for the United Kingdom.