Terms & Conditions for Membership

  1. Members: Any person who is interested in the aims and objective of the Trust is eligible to be a member of the Trust.
  2. Admission of Ordinary and Associate Members

    - Admission of ordinary and associate members shall be by election

    - A candidate shall sign a form of application giving all particulars required by the Trust and shall be bound by the Rules and bylaws of the Trust if required.

    - A candidate who receives the vote of the Majority of the members of Council shall be elected for membership.

  3. Proposal of Candidate: Every candidate for admission as a member shall be proposed by one member and seconded by another member and the proposers shall each vouch, from their personal knowledge, for the fitness of the candidate to be elected as a member of the Council

  4. Subscription: The annual subscription shall be such as the Council may from time to time determine. The Council may determine annual subscription of varying ratios for different categories of membership and may waive the whole or part of the annual subscription payable by any member.

  5. Date of Subscription is due: All annual subscription shall ordinarily be payable on the anniversary date of election to the membership of the Trust.

  6. Members in Arrears:

    - If any member fails to pay his/her annual subscription on or before the anniversary date of the membership, he/she shall cease to be a member of the Trust as of that date.

    - Membership can be reinstated upon payment of all arrears and on application to renew membership.

  7. Resignation of Members: Any member may resign by giving to the secretary notice in writing to that effect. Every notice shall, unless otherwise expressed, be deemed to take effect on the date of receipt of the notice.

  8. Members Adjudged Bankrupt: If any member is convicted on indictment of any criminal offence, or is adjudged bankrupt or enters into liquidation, or makes a composition or arrangement with his creditor he shall cease to be a member of the Trust but the council may, at its discretion reinstate that member.

  9. Expulsion of Members

    - If at any time the Council is of the opinion that the interest of the Trust requires it, the Council may by letter invite any member to withdraw from the Trust within a time specified by the Trust.

    - Where a member fails to withdraw from the Trust after being requested to do so, the Council shall submit the question of his expulsion to an extra ordinary general meeting to be held within six weeks after the date of the letter referred to in paragraph (1).

    - The Council shall give members not less than two weeks notice of this extra ordinary general meeting and the Secretary shall inform the defaulting member of the time and place of the meeting and of the nature of the complaints against him, so as to afford him a proper opportunity to provide an explanation.

    - The member shall be allowed to offer an explanation of his conduct verbally or in writing at the meeting and if upon hearing his explanation two thirds of the members present vote for his expulsion he shall thereupon cease to be a member of the Trust.

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