aim of the Association is to help promote good fellowship,good sportsmanship and
good fishkeeping, and to further the interest in the keeping |
of all tropical,
marine and coldwater fish.
The Y.A.A.S. has no intention of ruling or interfering
with the running of members' own Societies, but is willing to try to help by discussion
at our meetings with problems arising within our member Societies
Association is formed to promote closer liaison between member Societies,|
and is not in opposition to any other Association or Federation
officers shall be elected bi-annually and consist of :-|
Chairman, Vice Chairman,
Hon. Secretary, Treasurer, Show League Secretary and two Committee Members.
first of January is deemed to be the beginning of the financial year, and all
subscriptions are due on that date.|
Failure to pay by the A.G.M. will result
in an extra levy as imposed by Management Committee
Annual General Meeting shall be held on the last Saturday of January each year.|
N.B. Please note that any Society not having paid the annual subscription shall
be deemed unable to participate in any votes or discussions
membership subscription shall be revised annually by the Management Committee
and a recommendation shall be made to the |
annual general meeting as to the
amount to be charged for such subscriptions
delegates with full voting powers from each fully paid up Society will be allowed.
Other society members are allowed to attend the meetings, but will not be
permitted to vote, irrespective of being a Management Committee member.
Chairman of the Y.A.A.S. may have a casting vote if necessary.
meetings will be held three times per year, one being at the A.G.M.,one mid year
and one near the end of the year.|
Management meetings to be held as and when
deemed necessary but at least twice a year.
One to be held soon after the
A.G.M. and one near the end of the year.
help member societies to promote Open Shows and further the interest of the individual
in the showing of fish, the Y.A.A.S. |
Diploma may be awarded at one of the
Societies' Open Shows per year for the 'Best Single Fish' and 'Best Exhibit
conjunction with these shows, annual awards of 1st, 2nd and 3rd may be available
whereby winners will be allocated points for the Society Show League. These points
will only count at Open Shows with a minimum of 33 classes, held on a Saturday,
Sunday or Bank Holiday.|
Points gained for Juniors, Novice, Ladies, Novelty
and Photographic classes will not count on the Show League.
Star Awards will
be awarded to any fish or exhibit gaining 85 points or more. This allows entry
to the Fish of the Year competition .
Show secretaries are to be responsible
for informing Y.A.A.S.Show League Secretary of Show results each year.
Association will also award a badge to any Y.A.A.S. member who gains 50 first
place cards, a badge for 100 first place cards, |
a solid silver rose for 250
first place cards and a gold rose for 500 first place cards.
Cards will count
at Open Shows outside the Y.A.A.S. provided that there is not a Y.A.A.S. Open
Show on the same day and these cards must be date stamped on the day that they
are won. 1st place cards to count from January 1972.
CARDS MUST ALL BE IN
THE SAME NAME
have their own Judges and Standards Committee who run a complete training scheme
for all their judges.|
A list of Y.A.A.S. Judges is available to each Society
advertising is available to all Member Societies. Any information is to be sent
to the Y.A.A.S. Newsletter Editor and it may be included with other items of interest
in the Y.A.A.S. newsletters ( e.g. Forthcoming Open Shows, Auctions etc. ).|
order to call an Extra-ordinary meeting, there must be at least one third of the
Member Societies asking for this meeting to be held.|
decisions shall be made by Management after consulting with the delegates and
shall be made final.|