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-====== ​About BCA ======+====== ​Welcome ​======
  
-\\ +Welcome to the [[http://​british-caving.org.uk|BCA]] Manual of Operations. ​(For the BCRA Manual of Ops, [[bcra:​start|click here]]
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-Welcome to the [[http://​british-caving.org.uk|BCA]] Manual of Operations. ​+
  
 This is a working document detailing BCA's standard operating procedures. Please feel free to browse. This is a working document detailing BCA's standard operating procedures. Please feel free to browse.
  
-Minor amendments, to keep the document up to date, should be made regularly. More substantive changes that affect how BCA runs, should ​gain approval of BCA Council before being made.+Minor amendments, to keep the document up to date, should be made regularly. ​ 
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 +More substantive changes that affect how BCA runs, must gain approval of BCA Council, and subsequently the AGM, before being made. If you are in any doubt as to the type of change you wish to make, please contact the Secretary BEFORE making the change.
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-===== BCA Membership ===== 
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-BCA is the Governing Body for Underground Exploration in the United Kingdom. 
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-Membership is composed of [[http://​british-caving.org.uk/?​page=131|Constituent Bodies]], [[http://​british-caving.org.uk/?​page=88|Regional Councils]], Groups & Individuals. 
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-[[http://​british-caving.org.uk/?​page=131|Constituent Bodies]] and [[http://​british-caving.org.uk/?​page=88|Regional Councils]] have their own Constitutions and run their own affairs. They carry out certain functions on behalf of BCA and are entitled to send a representative to Council, and all of Council'​s Standing Committees. They do not pay a fee to BCA. The BCA website has a full list of [[http://​british-caving.org.uk/?​page=131|Constituent Bodies]] and [[http://​british-caving.org.uk/?​page=88|Regional Councils]]. 
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-Group and Individual Members join annually and pay a membership fee. This is dealt with by BCA's Membership Administrator. They are represented at Council by four Individual Member representatives and four Club Representatives. 
  
-===== Constitution ===== 
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-BCA's [[http://​www.british-caving.org.uk/?​page=79|Constitution]] was last amended in Summer 2010 after a postal vote of the membership, following amendments agreed by the 2010 Annual General Meeting. 
  
-For historical interest copies of the Ballot papers are available: [[http://​british-caving.org.uk/​wiki2/​Documents/​Ballot_Group.docx|Group Ballot]] (Word), [[http://​british-caving.org.uk/​wiki2/​Documents/​Ballot_Group.pdf|Group Ballot]] (Pdf), [[http://​british-caving.org.uk/​wiki2/​Documents/​Ballot_Individual.docx|Individual Ballot]] (Word), [[http://​british-caving.org.uk/​wiki2/​Documents/​Ballot_Individual.pdf|Individual Ballot]] (Pdf) 
  
-[[miscellaneous:​secretary#​Procedure_for_Ballots_on_Constitutional_Amendments|Notes on conducting a Postal Ballot]] 
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