The Club shall be called Portobello Hearts Supporters Club
2 The Club shall be
non-political, non-sectarian and non-racist.
3 a) The Club shall be governed by
a General Committee consisting of the Chairman/woman, Vice-chairman/woman, Secretary, Treasurer and Bus convener.
b) The committee shall be elected annually
c) The committee shall have powers to appoint sub-committees as they
think necessary. The Chairman/woman, Secretary and Treasurer being ex-officio members of all sub-committees.
The Committee shall co-opt additional members when they feel necessary.
4 The Club
shall consist of a limited number of members, the limit to be fixed by the Committee as they feel necessary.
The Chairman/woman shall have the right to set a time limit on any debate. He/she shall have a casting vote on all business
6 The Treasurer shall keep a record of all income and expenditure. All
money must be paid to him/her for recording purposes. He/she shall submit proper accounts of income and expenditure at the
end of each season, to be audited by 2 members appointed at a previous meeting.
The Secretary shall keep a clear record of all meetings, he/she shall also keep a register of all Club members as well as
an attendance record on all buses.
8 The funds of the Club shall be deposited in
the Bank of Scotland plc in the name of 3 trustees ie. Chairman/woman, Secretary and Treasurer. In the event of a Trustee
leaving office another shall be immediately appointed.
9 a) Meetings shall be held
when required at a venue decided by the committee.
b) An emergency meeting may be called by the committee at any
c) All committee decisions must be ratified at a business meeting.
d) The Chairman/woman shall have
the power to exclude anyone from meetings should there behaviour be disorderly.
e) No member shall be entitled to
remain or to vote at meetings unless his/her annual subscriptions have been paid for the current year.
a) A bus shall be run to all away league games unless insufficient support.
b) Bus times to be set at the AGM but
can be altered at the committees discretion.
c) All stops on routes going to and returning from games are at the
Bus Conveners (or Deputy) discretion.
d) The Bus Convener (or Deputy) shall be responsible for keeping order on the
e) All buses to Hearts games outside Scotland must be paid by the members themselves.
f) No alcohol
11 Ticket distribution as follows:- Only Members shall be considered. Should
there be need for further division, the number of appearances on buses shall be the determining factor.
* PHSC are not
responsible for the allocation of loyalty points.
12 At the AGM the Secretary shall
conduct a vote amongst the members to decide which player is to receive the 'Player of the Year' trophy. In the event of a
tie the trophy shall be shared.
13 Any Member contravening the above rules, guilty
of misconduct or of behaviour liable to harm the Club's image at meetings or on buses or at matches shall be summoned by letter
to appear before the General Committee at the first subsequent meeting. Anyone failing to appear shall be suspended until
they do so. A right of appeal is allowed to the General Committee provided a written statement of intention to appeal is sent
to the Secretary within 7 days of the decision. A further right of appeal is allowed to the Executive within 7 days of dismissal
of the first appeal.
14 Any alterations to existing rules must be made at the AGM.
Members who wish to change the rules must submit their proposal to the Secretary 14 days prior to the meeting, and attend
the meeting personally to explain the proposed change.