SRCF constitutional amendments made by the AGM of 19/02/2009
Three amendments were made to the constitution, and are highlighted below.
All three amendments were additions of new points.
The name of the society shall be: The Student-Run Computing
The Society's aims shall be: to provide UN*X/Linux/BSD services for
undergraduates and other members of the society, including webspace, a
central server, and training activities,
and to do such other things as conduce to the attainment of these
Membership of the society shall be extended to all members of the
University and any others who may apply to the Committee. Use of the
facilities provided by the society shall be restricted to members and
subject to an annual fee, which the Committee shall determine, and
which may vary according to the type of use made of the facility. The
Committee may also set an annual membership fee of the society, and in
addition may offer honorary memberships (free) and life membership (for
a fee) to any persons as it sees fit. It shall not refuse an
application for membership on the grounds of race, sex, sexual
orientation, religion, or political views. It may, however, expel any
member for behaviour likely to bring the society or university into
disrepute, for acting in a way that is damaging to the integrity of any
of the facility's machines, or for breaking any of the relevant rules
relating to the use of computers in the University. The administrators
may suspend the account of anyone they suspect of the above, pending
the decision of the Committee. All members shall have full voting
rights at society meetings.
Meetings of the society:
The Annual General Meeting of the society shall be held each year
in the Lent Term. The time and venue of this meeting shall be
publicised by the Committee at least fourteen days beforehand.
PGP-Signed email shall be considered a valid way of making such
official announcements to the society, and the chair's PGP key should
be used in such matters.
Ordinary Meetings shall be held as and when the Committee sees
fit. Such meetings may be social, training, or anything else the
Committee feels is relevant to the aims of the society.
An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the society may be
called by the Committee, or by at least six members. A notice calling
for an EGM must: (1) include a clear statement of the purpose of the
EGM, (2) state the date (which must be in Full Term), time (which
must be reasonable), and venue (which must be in Cambridge) of the
EGM, (3) be signed by those calling for the EGM, and (4) be presented
to the Committee at least ten days before the EGM, but no more than
fourteen days before. The Committee must circulate the notice
verbatim to the society at least seven days before the EGM. An EGM
may conduct any business necessary for the purpose it was
The Committee shall be elected at the AGM. Nominations must be
submitted to the Secretary at least three days before the AGM (in the
absence of other nominations for any post, nominations shall be
accepted at the AGM for that post), either on paper signed by proposer,
seconder and nominee, or PGP signed by all three parties. Any member
of the society may be nominated for any Committee post (proposer and
seconder are needed). The Chairman of the AGM shall appoint two
tellers at the AGM. The Committee may co-opt additional Committee
members as it sees fit, and shall be responsible for the appointment of
system administrators, who shall be responsible to the Committee.
The Committee shall consist of Chairman, Secretary, Junior
Treasurer, and PR officer. It shall meet at least once per term, and
may invite any other persons to attend Committee meetings as it sees
fit. The Senior Treasurer shall always be invited to attend Committee
meetings if (s)he wishes to.
A Senior Treasurer shall be appointed by the Committee each year to
audit the Society's accounts. The Senior Treasurer shall not be liable
for debt incurred by the society.
Amendments to this constitution may be proposed by any six members
of the society, or by resolution of the Committee. Votes for the
amendment of this constitution shall require the support of two thirds
of those voting to effect the change, and may occur at AGMs
, or at an EGM called explicitly for
In the event of the dissolution of the society, its assets shall be
given to the University society with the most similar interests.