The Mudeford Club’s Bye Laws (Rule 10.3)

Effective 1ST JANUARY 2011


All previous bye-laws are revoked.

By Order of the Main Committee.


1.MMC is a drinking Club. All other activities are secondary to this activity.


2.Entry to the Club

a/ Members and Guests must enter the Club through the front door, where use of the key card is mandatory. In the foyer will be found all the notices of events and details of Main Committee meetings.

b/ Entry through the rear fire door is permitted, where the key card must be used.

c/ No person under the age of 18 shall enter the Club unless that person is involved with providing entertainment for Club Members, or, is a participating member of a visiting Sports Team (i.e. Darts, Snooker, Football, Cricket, etc). and does not indulge in the purchase or consumption of any alcohol. Entry of any other person(s) under the age of 18 years, will only be permitted on certain special occasions in the Club Calendar and at the discretion of the Management Committee. All such persons will be the responsibility of an accompanying Adult.

d/ Only guide dogs will be admitted. No other animals.

e/ Serving members of the armed forces may be admitted on production of their warrant card, free of charge.


3.Dress Code

a/ Hats must be removed on entering the Club and must not be worn within the premises.

b/ The standard dress code is “Smart casual”.

c/ Shorts. Only ‘tailored’ shorts may be worn. This excludes ‘cut down’ long trousers. Shorts may not be worn in the lounge bar on Saturday and Sunday evening sessions (from 6.00 pm). On these evenings full length trousers must be worn.

d/ Sleeveless vests may not be worn at any time.

e/ T shirts may not be worn with offensive logos.

f/ No flip-flops are to be worn by men. Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times.


4. Behaviour

a/ Members should display good behaviour at all times. Any excessive rowdiness or offensive behaviour will be dealt with most strongly. Any member approached by the Steward, or Committee Member, in this regard, should immediately follow their instructions.

b/ Members are responsible for the behaviour, at all times, of any Guest they may introduce into the Club. Guests cannot remain alone if the Member leaves.

c/ Swearing will not be tolerated in the lounge bar and in the smoking area outside, where loud or noisy behaviour will offend neighbours. Persistent offenders will be disciplined by the Committee. Every courtesy must be shown to all Lady members and Guests.


5.Mobile phones

a/ Mobile phones may not be used within either bar. Calls may be made from the foyer, or back corridor.


6.Parking

a/ Members should always park with consideration to others, and ensure their vehicle is between the designated lines. Vehicles may be left overnight for recovery the next day. Any member wishing to leave their vehicle in the car park for more than 2 nights should notify the steward, with the reason why it cannot be removed


7. Snooker

a/ Members wishing to play should put their name on the waiting list.

b/ Members playing in Club Competitions take priority over casual players.

c/ Members playing may not have their name on the waiting list.

d/ The curtains may not be closed during lunchtime sessions without agreement of the Steward.

e/ Food must not be consumed whilst playing. Drinks should not be allowed near the snooker tables.

f/ Guests and visitors may only play if accompanied by an MMC member.


8.Noticeboards

a/ Items may not be placed on boards without permission from Committee or Secretary.


9.Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at any time within the Club premises. Anyone wishing to smoke must leave the premises and smoke outside. Anyone found guilty of breaking this rule will be subject to an interview by the Main Committee which could result in suspension of membership, or employment. If the member repeats this action, it could lead to expulsion from the MMC.


10.Guests and Visitors

All non members will be charged an entry fee, for a session. The fee will be set annually by the Committee. The fee will be for a couple, or an individual. The only exceptions will be partners of members, visiting sports/games players, anyone attending a funeral wake, and any groups pre-designated ‘no charge’ by the Committee.

Members, who introduce guests to the MMC, must be responsible for the guest and their actions during their visit. The Guest must leave the Club when the member leaves.

Members who organise parties and request permission to bring up to 30 non-members, MUST be sure of all the persons invited and take full responsibility for their manners at all times.

Visitors

Visitors who come to the MMC and pay ‘at the door’, must be signed in by a member, and scrutinised by the barman as to their fitness to be in the club (appearance, soberness etc). Unknown visitors should be asked for ID before allowing entrance.