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MEMBERSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Your membership will be in accordance with the following:-
1. All applications for membership shall be made in writing in such form (containing an undertaking to be bound by the Constitution of the Chamber if elected) as the Board may in its absolute discretion from time to time prescribe.
2. The election of Members shall be by Resolution of the Board which may refuse any application without giving reasons. Delivery of the application to the Chamber shall be accompanied by the amount of the entrance fee (if any) from time to time determined by the Board unless the Board determines that this amount may be paid at a later date. The Board may determine different entrance fees for different classes. The decision of the Board shall be notified to each applicant by the Chamber and, if elected, the Member shall pay to the Chamber within 28 days of notification the Member's first subscription.
3. A Member may terminate membership by giving notice in writing at least three months before the day when his subscription shall next be due. If no such notice is received the Member shall be liable for the subscription for the ensuing year which shall be a debt due to and legally recoverable by the Chamber.
4. Unless the Board shall suspend the operation of this Article from time to time for a period either generally or in any specific case or cases a Member shall automatically cease to be a Member:-
(a) if being a company an order shall be made or resolution passed for winding up otherwise than for the purpose of reconstruction.
(b) if adjudicated bankrupt.
(c) if suspending payment or compounding with creditors.
(d) if being an individual he is or may be suffering from mental disorder and either -
(i) he is admitted to hospital in pursuance of an application for admission for treatment under the Mental health Act 1983 or, in Scotland, an application for admission under the Mental health (Scotland) Act 1960, or
(ii) an order is made by a court having jurisdiction (whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere) in matters concerning mental disorder for his detention or for the appointment of a receiver, curator bonis or other person to exercise powers with respect to his property or affairs;
(e) if failing to pay the prescribed subscription within two months of the due date.
4. The Board may by Majority Resolution expel any Member at any time provided that:-
(a) not less than twenty-one days' notice of the proposed resolution and of the matters giving rise to the proposed resolution have been given to the Member concerned: and
(b) the Member concerned has been given a reasonable opportunity to make representations and to attend or be represented at the meeting of the Board called to consider the case and to be heard in defence.
Any member so expelled shall lose all privileges of membership without prejudice to any claims that the Chamber may have, but the Board by resolution may re-admit to membership any Member so expelled at such time and on such terms as it may determine.
5. The annual subscription to the Chamber shall be at such rates as may from time to time be fixed by the Board, and shall become due and payable in advance on such date or dates as the Board may from time to time determine. For the purpose of fixing the annual subscriptions the Board may by Bye-Law or otherwise from time to time divide Members into categories and fix different rates of subscription for different categories.
6. The interest and rights of a Member are personal only and not transferable to transmissible on death or liquidation.
7. Members shall be entitled to vote at meetings of the chamber in accordance with the subsequent provisions of these Articles.