Constitution & Regulations of Irish Georgian Society
(Amended 5th December 2015 and on 20th September 2017)
1. Irish Georgian Society
1.1 The Society shall be called the Irish Georgian Society (“IGS”).
2.1 The objectives of the IGS are to encourage an interest in and the preservation of distinguished examples of architecture and the allied arts in Ireland and to assist in the implementation of such objectives.
3.1 Membership of the IGS shall be open to all who share its objectives.
3.2 There shall be different classes of members of the IGS (“IGS members”) as shall be determined from time to time by the Committee of Management of the Irish Georgian Foundation ( “IGF Committee of Management”).
3.3 Subject to its regulations, the IGF Committee of Management may allow IGS members in designated areas to establish a Chapter to better fulfill the objectives of the IGS.
3.4 Working groups, established by the IGF, and consisting of volunteer members shall assist in the advancement of the objectives of the IGS. Any member may volunteer to participate.
4. Irish Georgian Foundation
4.1 The IGS recognises the duties and responsibilities of the Irish Georgian Foundation (“IGF”) as the legal, financial and administrative body responsible for the Society’s affairs including the provision of membership services.
4.2 All income, including subscription income, assets and property received by, acquired by or transferred to the IGS from time to time shall be immediately vested absolutely and automatically in the IGF. The IGF shall have responsibility for appropriate accounting records and for their annual audit.
5. Governance of the Society
5.1 The affairs of the IGS shall be managed by the IGF Committee of Management.
6. President, Vice President and Honorary Vice Presidents
6.1 The President of the IGS, being an IGS member, shall be appointed by the IGF Committee of Management after consultation with the board of the Irish Georgian Society Inc., the Chapters of the IGS, and members of IGF sub-committees and working groups. The President of the IGS may be invited to be a member of the IGF Committee of Management, at the request of the Committee of Management.
6.2 The term of office of the President shall be three years from the date of appointment. The term may be extended by a further two years by the IGF Committee of Management.
6.3 The President shall preside at all meetings of the IGS, whether annual, special, extraordinary or otherwise, and shall in addition perform such other functions as the IGF Committee of Management shall from time to time determine.
6.4 The IGF Committee of Management shall appoint a Vice President of the IGS annually. This appointment shall be announced at the Annual Meeting of IGS members and shall hold office until the next Annual Meeting. The Vice President shall fulfil the functions of the President in his or her absence.
6.5 There may be established a President's Circle, which, if so established, shall be composed of those who have provided esteemed service to the Society. Appointments to the President's Circle shall be made by the IGF Committee of Management, and may be terminated at the IGF Committee of Management's discretion.
7.1 An Annual Meeting of the IGS shall be held once in each calendar year. Notice convening the Annual Meeting shall be sent by post or by email to each IGS member not less than fourteen days before the date of the Annual Meeting and shall specify the general nature of business to be transacted. Such notice and agenda for the Annual Meeting shall also be posted on the Society's website.
7.2 The President of IGS shall chair the Annual Meeting, at which the Vice President of IGS for the coming year shall be appointed. At the meeting members shall be informed of the accounts and activities of the IGF.
8. Amendments and Dissolution
8.1 Subject to the approval of the IGF Committee of Management, the Constitution and Regulations of the IGS may be altered, amended or modified if a resolution for its or their alteration, amendment or modification is passed by not less than two-thirds of the votes cast by those IGS members present at a meeting of the IGS provided that one month’s notice of any such meeting shall have been given to the IGS members (such notice to be given in one or more of the manners referred to in Clause 7.1).
8.2 Subject to the approval of the IGF Committee of Management, the IGS may be dissolved if a resolution for its dissolution is passed by not less than two-thirds of the votes cast by those IGS members present at a meeting of the IGS provided that one month’s notice of any such meeting shall have been given to the IGS members (such notice to be given in one or more of the manners referred to in Clause 7.1).