REMOVAL OF MEMBERS
20. A member shall cease to be a member if they:
a. fail after written demand to pay their annual
(or other) subscription;
b. die (in the case of the individual);
c. cease to exist (in the case of a body
d. are the nominee of an unincorporated Society
or firm which is wound up or dissolved;
e. are the nominee of an unincorporated
organisation or firm which removes or replaces them as its nominee;
f. are not the holder of a fully paid up share;
g. are expelled under these Rules; or
h. withdraw from membership by giving at least
one month’s written notice to the Secretary.
21. A member may be expelled by a resolution carried by the votes of not less
than two-thirds of the members present in person or by proxy or on the Website
and voting on a poll at an annual or special general meeting of the Society of
which notice has been duly given or on a resolution on the Website. The
following procedure will be adopted:
a. A written complaint must be made to the
Society Board that the member has acted in a way detrimental to the interests of
b. Details of the complaint must be sent to the
member in question not less than one calendar month before the meeting or the
proposed vote on the Website with an invitation to answer the complaint and
attend the meeting or make representations about the proposed vote.
c. At the meeting the members will consider
evidence in support of the complaint and such evidence as the member may wish to
place before them.
d. If the member fails to attend the meeting
without due cause the meeting may proceed in their absence.
e. A person expelled from membership will cease
to be a member immediately following the vote at which the resolution to expel
them is carried.
f. No person who has been expelled from
membership is to be re-admitted except by a resolution carried by the votes of
two-thirds of the members present in person or by proxy and voting on a poll at
any general meeting of which notice has been properly given.