OF THE IRISH POINTER CLUB
1. The Club shall be called the Irish
Pointer Club. Its objective shall be to promote
the breeding of Pointers; to publish the
description of the true type; to urge the
adoption of such type by breeders, as the
standard of excellence, by which Pointers should
be judged; to establish Field Trials and run the
Breed Championship Show.
2. The Club shall consist of a President,
a Chairman, Hon.Secretary, Hon. Treasurer and a
Committee of up to twelve Members to be
elected annually at the Annual General Meeting
(with the exception of the President) and an
unlimited number of members. Five to form a
quorum at Committee Meetings.
(i) The President;
The President shall be elected at an AGM and
shall remain in office during the member’s
pleasure. The President shall chair the AGM and
represent the Club on important occasions, in an
(ii) Honorary Life
Members: Shall be proposed by the committee for
election at an AGM in recognition of exceptional
service to the Irish Pointer Club.
(iii) The Committee
has a right to co-opt members on to the
Committee as and when it deems appropriate.
3. The Annual Subscription of a member
shall be fourteen €uro, seventeen €uro joint
membership payable on the first of January each
year or within one month after election. No one
shall be entitled to the privileges of
membership whose subscription is in arrears, the
liability of a member shall not exceed the
amount of his or her annual subscription.
4. Applications for membership shall be
made in writing on the Club's official form,
which shall include a signed declaration to
abide by the Rules and Code of Ethics of the
Club and shall be accompanied by the appropriate
subscription. On admission of each new member,
the Secretary shall send notification to him or
her with a copy of the Rules. The Committee
shall have the power to accept or reject
applications by a simple majority. In the case
of rejections monies shall be refunded.
5. The Management of the property of the
Club shall be vested in the Committee, who alone
shall have the power of electing members, the
Committee shall also have the power to make
by-laws and to decide upon matters in dispute or
not provided for in the Rules.
6. The Annual General Meeting shall be
held in Portlaoise in the Summer, at such time
and place as the Committee shall may appoint.
Members shall be given at least fourteen days
notice of the Annual General Meeting.
7. As the payment of the Annual
Subscription will entitle a member to enjoy
every benefit the Club can bestow, so is his or
her acquiescence in the Rules furnished to him
or her thereby distinctly implied.
8. An Extraordinary General Meeting may
be called at any time at twenty one days notice
by the Committee, or by the Secretary on
receiving a requisition duly signed by at least
six members, thirteen shall form a quorum at any
Extraordinary General Meeting and only items on
the Agenda may be discussed.
9. Any member who shall be suspended by
the Irish Kennel Club shall automatically and
for the same period be regarded as suspended
from membership of the Club.
10. Any member who may be considered
injurious or objectionable to the Club is liable
to be expelled at a Special General Meeting
provided the majority in favour of the expulsion
is a simple majority; and any member who wishes
to resign must give notice of his or her
intention to the Secretary on or before the
first day of January of each year otherwise, he
or she shall be liable for his or her
subscription for the year ensuing. Any member
who shall cease to belong to the Club either by
resigning or otherwise shall have no claim upon
or be entitled to participate in any of the
effects, or property belonging to the Club, nor
to have any part of his or her annual
subscription for the current year refunded.
11. The Treasurer shall receive all
monies, keep a proper record of receipts and
payments and report the financial status of the
Club to the Committee when requested to do so by
the Committee. The Treasurer shall maintain
Banking Account(s) in the name of The Irish
Pointer Club and any withdrawals from these
accounts shall be over the signatures of any two
of three persons nominated by the committee. The
Treasurer shall also submit an Audited Income
and Expenditure Account to the members at the
Annual General Meeting.
12. The Committee shall annually elect
persons competent and willing to act as Judges
of Pointers at Shows and promote their
appointment as Judges at Irish Shows, who shall
undertake to be guided by the standard and
description of the breed as framed by the Irish
13. The Committee shall have power to add
or alter the foregoing Rules and make new rules
as occasion may require, and such added to,
altered or amended rules shall be observed by
members pending their confirmation at a General
14. In the event of the Club being
dissolved, all Cups, Trophies, and Club Records
and property shall be handed to the Irish Kennel
Club who will act as custodians thereof.
15. The Irish Kennel Club shall be the
final court of appeal in all matters of
disputes, and in all cases relative to canine or