Home' RMYC Yearbook : RMYC Yearbook 2016-17 Contents and facilities of the Club but shall not however bestow
upon them any other rights whatsoever connected with
the management of the affairs of the Club.
ENTRANCE AND SUBSCRIPTION FEES
14. The entrance fees payable by the applicants for
membership and the annual subscription fees payable by
the members (not being Honorar y Members) shall be
such as the Board may from time to time prescribe.
15. When a member transfers from an existing class of
membership and the entrance or subscription fees for
the other class are greater than those for the existing
class, the member shall be liable for the difference in fees
but no reimbursement shall be made to the member
where the entrance or subscription fees for the other
class are lower than those for his then existing class.
16. Junior members applying to be transferred to any other
class of membership upon attaining the age of eighteen
(18) years and provided they have been members of the
Junior Class for a period of not less than two years shall
not be required to pay entrance fees.
17. Members admitted after the Thir ty-first of May in any
year shall be only liable to pay a pro rata par t of the
annual subscription of the then current year.
18. Notwithstanding anything to the contrar y hereinbefore
contained members who have been members for a
continuous period of more than twenty five (25) years
and who have attained the age of sixty (60) years shall
be entitled to apply to the Board, if they so desire, to
have their annual subscriptions reduced to one-half of
the prescribed fee. Such reduction, however, shall not be
deemed to effect the basis of the determination of any
other obligations due by the member or imposed on the
19. The Board shall have the right in its absolute discretion
to grant exemption from the payment of the full annual
subscription or of a por tion thereof for a limited
period of time or until the Board otherwise resolves to
unemployed widows or orphans of a deceased member
or to such other members whose financial or health
conditions deser ve such consideration
PAYMENT OF ENTRANCE AND
20. Entrance fees are payable simultaneously with the
lodgement of the application for membership.
21. Annual subscription fees shall become due and payable
in advance on the first day of December in each year.
22. On or before the First day of November in ever y
year, the Secretar y shall cause notices to be sent to all
members calling upon them to renew their membership.
Such notice shall specify the amount of subscription
payable by each member according to the class to which
he belongs and shall state that the same shall be paid on
or before the first day of December next.
23. If any subscription remains unpaid after the expiration of
the month of December the Secretar y shall cause a final
notice to be sent to the member in default in which he
shall draw the attention of such member to the fact that
failure to pay his subscription by the end of the month of
Januar y shall render his membership liable to termination
by the Board.
PAYMENT OF OTHER DEBTS
24. At the expiration of ever y month the Secretar y shall
cause accounts to be sent to all members who are
indebted to the Club for ser vices rendered or for goods
purchased or for license fees or rent of facilities licensed
or rented to them or for charges imposed by the Board
under these Ar ticles, requiring settlement of such debts
before the expiration of the month in which the account
25. If settlement of any account is not effected by the end
of the month in which the same was rendered, the
secretar y shall cause a fur ther and final account to be
sent to the defaulting member requiring immediate
settlement of his account and drawing the attention of
the member to the fact that failure to settle same shall
not only render his membership liable to termination by
the Board but also to the imposition of interest at the
bank overdraft rate payable by the Club at the relevant
time plus 5% and the Board shall have the power to
impose such interest on unpaid accounts in accordance
with this Ar ticle.
26. Notwithstanding anything to the contrar y hereinbefore
contained debts which were incurred by a member
obtaining money in cash from the Club or through its
employees against a cheque on his Bankers or any other
negotiable instrument which is not honoured on first
presentation for payment shall be payable on demand or
within twenty four (24) hours thence.
CONSEQUENCES OF LATE PAYMENT AND OF
NON-PAYMENT OF DEBTS
27. If debts of whatsoever nature owing by members to the
Club remain unpaid after the expiration of the month
in which the account for same was rendered, they
shall bear interest at the rate prescribed in Ar ticle 25
hereinbefore. Such interest shall be computed as and
from the end of the month in which the account was
rendered and in addition, the rights, if any accorded to
the member in default by the Ar ticles shall be suspended
and the facilities of obtaining ser vices or goods from the
Club on a charge account may be denied to him during
the continuance of the default.
28. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding Ar ticle
in the event of the aforesaid debts being still unpaid
after the expiration of the month in which the final
notice was given or after twenty four (24) hours from
the time demand for payment was made under Ar ticle
26, the Board shall have the right to for thwith terminate
the membership of the defaulting member unless in its
discretion the Board considers that there are mitigating
circumstances deser ving its leniency.
ADMISSION OF MEMBERS
29. No person who is under the age of eighteen (18) years
shall be admitted to the membership of the Club except
as a member of the Junior Class.
30. The procedure to be adhered to for admission of
members not being members in respect of which these
ar ticles otherwise provide, shall be as follows:
(a) All applications for membership must be proposed and
seconded by two members of the Club who are either
Boat Owners or General members and who have been
such members for at least five (5) years standing.
(b) Applications must be made in the form for the time
being prescribed by the Board and obtainable from the
Secretar y on request, which when duly completed by
the applicant and signed by him and his prosper and
seconder must be lodged with the Secretar y together
with the appropriate entrance fee.
(c) On receipt of the application form duly completed and
the appropriate entrance fee, the Secretar y shall cause
the names of the applicant, his address, the name of his
nominator and seconder to be posted on the Club’s
Notice Board for a period of two weeks. At the same
time he shall notify the Membership Committee which
shall appoint for thwith a day and a time for an inter view
with the prospective applicant, his nominator and/or
seconder. Four teen days’ notice in writing shall be given
to these par ties.
(d) The Membership Committee will endeavour to obtain
as much information as possible about the applicant to
assist in its deliberation.
(e) Any member shall be at liber ty to attend the said
inter view and speak in suppor t of the applicant
(f) In the event of the Membership Committee not being
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