The 009 Society- Area Groups
The 009 SOCIETY has a number of area groups and Society members are encouraged to join their nearest group. If you are already a member of the 009 SOCIETY, then get in touch with the for the full contact details of the area group coordinator. New members are sent full contact details when they join.
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Affiliated and Recognised Groups
The 009 Society has always encouraged local groups; historically these would have been solely composed of members of the Society. However, as time has gone on some groups have included non-members with the groups having their own financial and organisational structures separate from the 009 Society. The Society has no view either way on this issue; the only distinction is that only 009 Society members can attend meetings of the 009 Society committee.
1. Affiliated Groups: These are groups that are formally constituted as part of the 009 Society. Their membership shall consist solely of 009 Society members and they will be required to submit their annual accounts to the Society Treasurer and follow the Society's governance on the protection of vulnerable groups. They are welcome to call on Society support (including Sales support and publicity) for members' days and are welcome to send a representative to meetings of the 009 Society Committee.
The Area Group Registration documents can be downloaded as a MS Word document or as PDF document .
There has been a lot of discussion and concern in regards to vulnerable groups which for 009 Society purposes is mainly related to those under the age of 16. There has been a lot of concern over the need for CRB checking etc and so the Society policy has been drafted on the matter. The policy states we do not have any CRB checking of our members and as such minors attend at the parent/guardians risk. As such we have some forms that parents/guardians should complete to confirm that they understand the policy we have in place.
The Society's Governance on the Protection of Vulnerable Groups documents can be downloaded as a MS Word document or as PDF document .
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