Constitution, By-Laws & Rules
The British Club Bangkok is an Association, a legal entity, in accordance with the Civil & Commercial Code of the Kingdom of Thailand and has a three tier system of governance:
The Constitution sets out the Articles of the Club on how to meet the requirements of the Thai Civil & Commercial Code. It covers why we exist, who can be Members, how we are governed, how we conduct the affairs of the Club, and how we manage Member conduct. The Constitution can only be changed by Members at a Members’ Meeting called for that purpose, and all Articles must be approved by the Thai Ministry of the Interior.
The By-Laws set out the detail of how the Club makes the Constitution work: they cover access to and use of Club facilities, policies on conduct, smoking, use of social media, Club finances and also contains the Disciplinary Code. They cover also parking, guests, children’s safety, pets, non-member usage and the bringing of weapons on-site. By-Laws are created by the General Committee who must give Members one month’s notice of changes.
The Rules set out the detail of how the Outlets and Facilities within the Club are operated and include opening hours, dress code, usage limitations, use of mobile phones and types of footwear. By-Laws are created by the Senior Management who must give Members one month’s notice of changes. At present these are, in the main, superseded by the Covid-19 Rules outlined below.
COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY
As Thailand, and indeed the world, is in the middle of a global pandemic surrounding the Covid-19 virus, and the country is currently under a State of Emergency, the use of the Club and its facilities can change at a few hours’ notice. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, set opening (and sometime non-opening) hours, define what facilities are available and what can be sold. The Club enacts these regulations through the Covid-19 Policy & Rules – these are changed as directives from ‘on high’ change.