RULES of the
MEDWAY FOSSIL and MINERAL SOCIETY

 
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RULES of the MEDWAY FOSSIL and MINERAL SOCIETY

1) St. PETER'S CHURCH HALL
1.1) Members must abide by the regulations laid down from time to time by the St Peters church hall committee.

2) CLUB NlGHT FEES
2.1) Members must pay the appropriate fees on club nights as set by the committee.

3) CLUB EQUlPMENT
3.1) The club equipment may only be used by members at meetings and/or society shows and in accordance with 5.2 of the constitution, provided that
they have received specific instructions regarding its use and safety. No mernber may use any equipment belonging to the society unless he/she has
received adequate training to the satisfaction of the committee.
3.2) Individual members of the society will be appointed to monitor the state and correct use of equipment
3.3) Members are expected to leave both the equipment and the room in a tidy condition alter use.

4) LOAN OF EQUIPMENT TO CLUB MEMBERS
4.1) Members may borrow equipment at the discretion of the committee and on a weekly basis, after they have received instructions in its safe and
correct use and always at the discretion of the committee.
4.2) The equipment must be signed for by the member who then becomes responsible for its return in a good condition the f ollowing week. A committee
member will check the condition of the equipment on its return each week and generally to supervise the arrangements for loan and take any necessary
action required.

5) BOOKS & MAGAZINES
5.1) Books and magazines may be borrowed by members after the loan has been authorised by a Committee member. The details and agreed return
date are to be entered in the loan book, signed and counter-signed. (signed out and back in)
5.2) Members are responsible for the books they borrow and, at the discretion of the committee, may be required to replace any book which is lost or
damaged whilst in their possession.

6) FIELD TRIPS
6.1) Except where restrictions on entry to any site are imposed by the landowner, field trips are open to all members. Non-members attending field trips
with the field trip leaders permission must become a day member and pay the appropriate fee as laid down in 7.1 of the Constitution. The field trip
leader is responsible to pay any monies collected to the treasurer. This rule may be waived where the trip is combined with other societies.
6.2) When visiting private property, and on all field trips, members under 18 years old may only attend at the discretion of the Field Trip Organiser and
must be accompanied by a responsible adult member who will accept responsibility for their actions and safety.
6.3) Members attending field trips must abide by any instructions laid down by the organiser of the field trip and are expected to behave in a manner
which benefits the good name of the society.
6.4) Members attending field trips do so entirely at their own risk. The society cannot be held responsible for accidents however caused.
6.5) Any member attending a field trip must sign the attendance form and risk assessment form, therefore those attending the field trip must advise the
field trip organiser if they leave early.

November 2018