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Constitution of the Society


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Constitution of the Society

Cambridge University Society for World Music

A society for the advancement of the wider appreciation, the facilitation of the
integrated practice
and the dissemination of knowledge and information pertaining to

Article 1. Name

The Society shall be called the Cambridge University Society for World Music.

Article 2. Purposes

The purposes of the Society are to advance the wider appreciation of, to facilitate the
contact between persons interested in, and to disseminate knowledge and information
pertaining to Ethnomusicology. These objectives are to be realised by holding
concerts, meetings or by any other means deemed to be appropriate.

Article 3. Membership

The membership of the Society shall be open to all members of the University and
any others who may apply to the Committee. There shall be no membership fee for
any member of the Society. The Committee shall not refuse any application for
membership on grounds of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or political views.
All members shall have equal voting rights at the Society meetings. Membership may
be revoked at any time if any member is found guilty of serious misconduct or
commits acts detrimental to the interests and objectives of the Society. All issues
relating to membership will be decided by voting, and all decisions will need to
secure the support of a simple majority of the members, present and voting .

Article 4: Meetings

Ordinary Meetings shall take place once every fortnight during full term. Musical
performances, training classes and discussions on ethnomusicology shall be arranged
during these meetings. The General Body Meeting (GBM) shall be convened in the
second week of the Lent Term each year. The elections to the Committee shall take
place at the GBM. The time and venue of this meeting will be notified of by the
Committee at least a week in advance.

Article 5. Election

Nominations to the Committee shall be submitted to the Secretary in writing at least
two days before the GBM. All nominations shall be supported by two other members
of the society. The Committee may co-opt additional Committee members to fill
vacancies that may arise or for any other purposes that it deems fit.

Article 6. Committee

The Committee shall consist of a President, Secretary, Junior Treasurer, Coordinator,
and three Officers, who will be responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the
Society. A Senior Treasurer shall be appointed by the Committee every year, who
shall audit the Societys accounts at the end of each year. The Senior Treasurer shall
render advice to the Committee on matters pertaining to the functioning of the

Article 7. Amendments

Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed by any six members of the
Society, and must be submitted to the Secretary in writing. This Constitution may
only be amended at the GBM, or a Special Meeting convened specially for that
purpose. No vote on a constitutional amendment shall be valid unless at least one
quarter of the Society' s membership is present at the meeting and the vote is carried
out in the presence of the Senior Treasurer.

Article 8. Dissolution

In the event of dissolution, all the assets of the Society shall be paid to the Societies
Syndicate for the benefit of other societies.