CLASSES OF MEMBERS
(1) The membership of the association shall consist of Ordinary Members, and any of the following classes of members-
- Associate Members;
- Junior Members;
- Life Members;
- Honorary Members;
- Affiliate Organisations.
(2) The number of Ordinary, Associate, Junior and Life Members is unlimited.
(3) Associate Members must be a Pension Card Holder.
(4) Junior Members must be under 18 years of age at the time of joining or renewal. They may not vote. They are not eligible for election to the Management Committee.
(5) Life Members must have been a member for over 5 years continuously and must be appointed by a vote at the AGM. They may vote, but are not eligible for election to the Management Committee.
(6) Honorary Members must be a long-standing member who has made a substantial volunteer contribution, and must be appointed by a vote at the AGM. They may vote, but are not eligible for election to the Management Committee. The number of Honorary Members must be no more than 5% of current year’s membership.
(7) Affiliate Organisations may only have 1 vote per organisation – each organisation to advise in writing which of their own members is to exercise the vote. They are not eligible for election to the Management Committee.
(8) All classes of Members must support the objects of the association.
(1) A person who, on the day the association is incorporated, was a member of the association as the member held in the unincorporated association.
(2) A member of the incorporated association who, before becoming a member, has paid the member’s annual subscription for membership of the unincorporated association on or before a day fixed by the management committee, is not liable to pay a further amount of annual subscription for the period before the day fixed by the management committee as the day on which the next annual subscription is payable.
(3) An applicant for membership of the association, other than the members of the unincorporated association mentioned in subsection (1), must be proposed by 1 member of the association (the proposer) and seconded by another member (the seconder).
(4) An application for membership must be-
(a) in writing; and
(b) signed by the applicant and the applicant’s proposer and seconder; and
(c) in the form decided by the management committee.