What is AROPS
AROPS is open to representatives of all school alumni societies and provides a forum for the exchange of views and the sharing of experiences in running alumni organisations.
Members represent a wide range from small prep schools to the top UK public schools.
The Association of Representatives of Old Pupils’ Societies
(As adopted at the Annual General Meeting held on 11th October 2012)
1. The name of the Association is The Association of Representatives of Old Pupils’ Societies.
2. The object of the Association is to provide a forum for the exchange of views and experiences between the Representatives of Old Pupils’ Societies.
3. Membership shall be open to the Old Pupils’ Society of any establishment providing primary or secondary education. A Society may at its discretion nominate up to three persons as its Representatives; of these up to two may be either officers or members of that Society, and one an employee of the School concerned. Membership shall cease upon resignation or failure to pay the full annual subscription after due notice has been given of arrears.
4. The Association shall hold an Annual General Meeting on a date to be determined by the Committee of which not less than twenty-one days’ notice shall be given. The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be to approve the audited accounts for the preceding year, to elect Officers and Auditors (and to determine the remuneration (if any) of such Auditors) and members of the Committee and to discuss any other relevant business.
5. The elected Officers of the Association shall be a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Registrar.
6. The affairs of the Association shall be conducted by a Committee consisting of the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Registrar and a maximum of ten other elected members. The Committee shall have power to co-opt additional members between Annual General Meetings and to fill any casual vacancy of the membership of the Committee. The Chairman or his delegate shall chair the meetings of the Committee and in the case of any equality of vote shall have a second or casting vote. The Committee shall have power to deal with any matter for which provision has not been made in these rules and the members of the Committee shall be entitled to be indemnified from the assets of the Association in respect of any liability incurred by them acting bona fide and properly on behalf of the Association in the normal course of their duties.
7. The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall have power to elect a President who shall be entitled to be a member of the Committee ex-officio, and Vice-Presidents. Any President or Vice-President shall hold office once elected until resignation. The President or his delegate shall chair the General Meetings of the Association and in the case of any equality of vote shall have a second or casting vote.
8. Each Society shall pay such fees and annual subscription as shall be determined from time to time by the Annual General Meeting. Each such Society shall be entitled to send one or more Representatives to any General Meeting, but shall be limited to one vote.
9. Any alteration to these Rules may only be made by a simple majority of those present at an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting of the Association, due notice having been given.
10. In the event of a dissolution of the Association, or a discontinuance of its activities, any surplus funds after meeting the liabilities of the Association shall be paid to the Independent Schools Council or to such other organisation which the Committee shall consider has similar objects to those of the Association.
26 April 2017
Midlands Networking: Rugby School, Rugby
13 May 2017
AROPS Conference: Prior Park College, Bath
14 June 2017
London Area Networking: Eton College
22 June 2017
East Midlands Networking: Trent College, Nottingham
12 October 2017
AROPS AGM, Queen's Gate School, South Kensington, London
Regional meetings are also open to non-members