Club Constitution

  1. Title:

The Dojo (Club) shall be known as the CoderDojo Malahide, hereinafter referred to as the Dojo.

  1. The Main Objective

To provide a free, safe and fun environment for children aged 7 to 17 to learn to code and to have the opportunity to discover and understand the technology which shapes the world they live in by establishing a club in which to meet regularly to learn new and important skills. In this club children will learn how to build websites, apps, video games and much more. All to be carried out in accordance with the CoderDojo Foundation Charter.

  1. Membership

Membership is voluntary and is open to technically skilled mentors and adults interested in advancing the Dojo’s objectives. A volunteer shall apply to become a member and be approved by the committee. The membership shall be recorded in the minutes of the AGM. Membership is subject to the completion of the Garda Vetting process as outlined in our Child Protection Policy.

  1. Child Protection Policy

This will comply with CoderDojo Ireland document dated 27th February 2015 and subsequent amendments to it.

  1. Constitution

The Dojo is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers the officials of which shall consist of:

Chairperson (Champion)



Child Protection Officer

Fundraising Officer

The affairs of the Dojo shall be managed by these officers all to be elected at the Annual General Meeting. The Committee shall have the power to appoint other officers if deemed necessary.


  1. Meetings

Committee meetings shall take place as required but not less than four times each year. In the absence of the Chairperson the meeting shall be run by a Committee Member decided by those present. Three members of the Committee will constitute a quorum.

The Annual General Meeting will be held every year at a time and place decided by the Committee. At least two weeks written notice of the meeting shall be given to each member.

Club meetings attended by children learning to code shall be held as frequently as practical but at least every two weeks.

  1. Fund Raising

Funds shall be raised, to advance the objectives of the Dojo, through private donation and sponsorship.

  1. Accounts

An income and expenditure account for the period to the end of December of each year shall be prepared and presented for approval at the Annual General Meeting after audit by a member appointed at the previous Annual General Meeting. Any deficits in the end of year accounts shall be dealt with by the Committee.

  1. Alterations

These Rules shall not be altered, nor any new rules added, except by a majority vote of the members at an annual general meeting, on the written notice of such proposed changes being given at least two weeks in advance.

  1. Adoption

These Rules were adopted at the Inaugural General Meeting held on the

29th August 2015.