The Fairburn Memorial Hall is a registered charity in Scotland (Scottish Charity Number SCO047920) constituted as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organization SCIO in 2018. It is a two tier SCIO organisation where the members elect the Trustees. This is a legal form unique to Scottish charities that allows the SCIO to enter into contracts, employ staff, incur debts and own property. It also provides a high degree of protection against liability, much like a limited company.

Our constitution is a legal document that sets out our purpose, what the charity intends to do and how and where the activities will be carried out. Changes to the constitution need permission from OSCR before changes to the charity can be made.

Becoming a member is incredibly easy, free and requires no long term commitment!!
You will be able to have your say in who is on the board (hall committee) and can be a board member yourself with an option to be a Trustee or join a sub-committee.

Members are vital to keep the hall running and grow activities in our community.
Without members we can no longer keep the hall running which is a main purpose of the constitution.

Member Sign up to provide the board with a supportive sounding board and join as a volunteer list, sign up to become a member.

Eligibility Members are residents in Marybank, Muirton, Moy, Arcan, Aultgowrie and Orrinside, and the surrounding areas if you are 16 and over, fancy joining in? With more help to deliver and shape ideas, we can really grow support to those in our communities.

Up to 3 non-residents that enhance the board can join the Board. You can read more about this in the constitution. This is a guiding document.

If you wish a paper application form, they can be found in the hall foyer or ask a committee member.

Hall committee, the Board of Trustees

The constitution sets out how the board/hall committee shall operate.
The roles and responsibilities is best tailored and reviewed to suit individuals, the team of volunteers available and the actions agreed by the Board/hall committee.

As a minimum the committee must have 3 Trustees that sit on the Board. The role of Chair, Secretariat and Treasurer are mandatory.

Plus it is good practice to have others with skills and time to help to maintain, deliver and plan for the future.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector. It is a good place to look at look at the type of roles and responsibilities.
A committee member can provide more information about the current need and duties.

The election of new committee members takes place at the AGM, or can take place at committee meetings.