Articles of Association

Memorandum of Association

No. 21805

  1. The name of the Association is “The West Yorkshire Society of Architects”
  2. The Registered Office of the Association will be situate in England

The objects for which the Association is established are:

  1. To afford facilities for the study of Architecture
  2. To advance and protect the professional character, status, and interests of Architects, to promote honourable practice, to settle disputed points of practice in which Architects practising in the County of York are concerned, and which the Association can obtain jurisdiction to settle either by consent or otherwise, and to discuss questions of professional usage or courtesy.
  3. To serve as a medium for friendly intercourse between Architects and others interested in the progress of art; and to advance the knowledge of the sciences and arts required in the study and practice of Architecture.
  4. The objects shall be carried out by means of Papers and Discussions upon subjects of professional interest; a Lending Library on Architectural and cognate subjects; classes for the study of specific subjects; prizes awarded as encouragement of Architectural study; visits to works and buildings; the Registration of Associates and others requiring employment as Assistants; and by such other methods as the Council may determine from time to time.
  5. The doing of all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.
  6. The Income and Property of the Association, whencesoever derived, shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Association as set forth in the Memorandum of Association, and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred, directly or indirectly, by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise, howsoever, by way of profit, to the Members of the Association. Provided that nothing herein shall prevent the payment, in good faith, of remuneration to any servants or Member of the Association, or other persons, in return for any services actually rendered to the Association.
  7. The fourth paragraph of this Memorandum is a condition on which a license is granted by the Board of Trade to the Association, in pursuance of Section 23 of the Companies Act 1867.
  8. If any Member of the Association pays or receives any dividend, bonus, or other profit, in contravention of the terms of the fourth paragraph of this Memorandum his liability shall be unlimited.
  9. Every Member of the Association undertakes to contribute to the assets of the Association in the event of the same being wound up during the time that he is a member, or within one year afterwards, for payment of the debts and liabilities of the Association, contracted before the time at which he ceases to be a Member, and of the costs, charges, and expenses of winding-up the same, and for the adjustment of the right of the contributories amongst themselves, such amount as may be require, not exceeding five pounds, or, in case of his liability becoming unlimited, such other amount as may be required in pursuance of the last preceding paragraph of this Memorandum.
  10. If, upon the winding-up or dissolution of the Association, there remains, after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or contributed among the Members of the Association, but shall be given or transferred to some other institution or institutions, having objects similar to the objects of the Association, to be determined by the Members of the Association at or before the time of dissolution, or in the default thereof, by such Judge of the High Court of Justice as may have or acquire jurisdiction in the matter.
  11. True account shall be kept of the sums of money received and expended by the Association, and the matters in respect of which such receipts and expenditure takes place, and of the property, credits, and liabilities of the Association, and subject to any reasonable restrictions as to the time and manner of inspecting the same that may be imposed in accordance with the regulations of the Association for the time being, shall be open to the inspection of the Members.
  12. Once at least in every year the accounts of the Association shall be examined, and the correctness of the Balance Sheet ascertained by one or more properly qualified Auditor or Auditors.