Club

II: Membership

5 Members

5.1 The Members of the Club shall be the persons whose names are for the time being entered in the Register of Members.

5.2 The Committee may (subject to the provisions of Rule 6) offer such categories of membership of the Club with such qualifications, application procedures and conditions, duties and privileges, subscriptions and in such numbers as it may from time to time decide but always on the basis that every Member shall have one vote. Details of categories, qualifications, application procedures and conditions, duties and privileges of membership in force from time to time shall be kept by the Secretary and shall be available for inspection by Members at all reasonable times.

5.3 Details of any entrance fee and the subscription payable by each category of membership as determined under Rule 17 shall be kept as in Rule 5.2 by the Secretary.

5.4 The Committee shall have the power to admit to membership any person in accordance with the application procedures and conditions for the time being applicable under Rule 5.2. There shall be no obligation to state any reason for the rejection of an application.

5.5 The Committee may elect (subject to confirmation at the next following Annual General Meeting of the Club) as an Honorary Member of the Club any person, whether an existing Member or not, whose membership whether for services to the Club, to the Game or for any other reason the Committee considers to be especially desirable in the interests of the Club. An Honorary Member shall be a Member with all the rights duties and privileges of membership of the Club but without any obligation to pay any entrance fee or subscription. The Committee shall have power to terminate the honorary membership of any person at any time if it considers such action to be in the interests of the Club so to do.

5.6 No person may be accepted as a candidate for membership under the age of eighteen years and the purported admission of a person under the age of eighteen shall be void.

5.7 The Committee shall have power to create a class of persons called Juniors or with such other title as the Committee may decide using as criteria age, ticket holding or otherwise as it shall think fit. Such persons shall not be Members within these Rules and they shall have such rights, privileges and obligations as the Committee shall decide. Any person recognised in this class shall cease to be entitled to such recognition on attaining the age of eighteen years.

5.8 It shall be the duty of every Member to advise the Secretary promptly of each change of address. All notices and letters dispatched by post to a Member at the address registered in the Register of Members (which shall be conclusive proof thereof) shall be deemed to have been properly delivered pursuant to Rule 33.

5.9 A Member may resign from the Club at any time by giving to the Secretary written notice of the intention so to do provided that the Member shall remain liable for all monies then due and owing to the Club.

5.10 The President or Secretary or any person appointed by either of them shall have the power to order the withdrawal from the Ground of any Member who is in breach of any of these Rules, any Regulation or any Rule or Regulation of the Union which is applicable to the Ground or its use by Members or who otherwise is, in the opinion of the President or Secretary or their appointee or appointees, guilty of misconduct.

5.11 The Committee shall have power to terminate or suspend for such period as it thinks fit the membership of or to reprimand a member for any infringement of these Rules, any Regulations, the Rules or Regulations of the Union, the Laws of the Game or the IRB Regulations or for any conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Club or the Game. The procedure for the exercise of this power shall be prescribed by the Committee and details thereof shall be kept by the Secretary and be available for inspection by Members at all reasonable times.

5.12 A Member shall cease to be a Member:

5.12.1 On resignation.

5.12.2 On termination of membership by the Committee.

5.12.3 On death.

5.13 Each person who is in membership with the Club at the date these Rules take effect pursuant to Rule 27 shall be admitted to membership in accordance with Rule 5.4 and any person in membership at that date under the age of eighteen years shall be granted the status of a Junior in accordance with Rule 5.7.

6 Share Capital

6.1 The capital of the Cub shall consist of shares of the value of five pence each.

6.2 Every Member of whatever category shall hold one share and no more in the capital of the Club. No person who is not a Member shall be issued with a share.

6.3 Each Member of the Club at the date these Rules takes effect pursuant to Rule 27 (other than those under the age of sixteen years) shall be allotted one share and five pence of the subscription then next paid by each Member shall be applied in paying up the same in full.

6.4 Any Member admitted to membership after the date on which these Rules take effect shall be allotted one share on admission and five pence of the first subscription paid by such Member shall be applied in paying up the same in full.

6.5 In the case of a share allotted to an Honorary Member either upon these Rules taking effect or upon admission to membership thereafter pursuant to Rule 5.5 such share shall be credited as fully paid by way of a capitalisation of any profits of the reserves of the Club and the Committee shall have power to take all steps necessary to give effect to this Rule.

6.6 No share shall be held jointly, be withdrawable or be transferable by any Member and no interest, dividend or bonus shall be payable on any share. Any Member transferring or attempting to transfer a share or any interest therein or any rights associated therewith shall, if the Committee so decides, be deemed to have resigned from the Club as from the date of such transfer or attempted transfer.

6.7 The share of a Member shall be forfeited to the Club when that member for whatever reason ceases to be a Member and any amount then due to the Member in respect of such share shall thereupon become the property of the Club.

6.8 The Club shall not be required to issue a certificate to any member in respect of the share allotted to that Member.