Article of TriHK

3. Classes

The Association shall have the following classes of membership:

  1. Ordinary Member;
  2. Honorary Member; and
  3. Club Member.

 

4. Size

The number of Members with which the Association proposes to be registered is unlimited.

 

5. Eligibility

The following shall be eligible to be a Member:

  1. Any individual person who is interested in Triathlon, is resident in Hong Kong, is willing to bind himself to observe these Articles of the Association and other rules of the Association and who is not under eight years of age shall be eligible for application to the Association as an Ordinary Member.
  2. Any individual person who is interested in Triathlon, is resident in Hong Kong, is willing to observe these Articles of the Association and other rules of the Association and has made a special contribution to the promotion of Triathlon shall be eligible for election by the Committee as an Honorary Member.
  3. Any sports club or association whose objects are primarily concerned with the pursuit of one or more of the three disciplines of Triathlon shall be eligible for election by the Committee as a Club Member.

 

6. Application

Subject to eligibility, application for each class of membership shall be made in the following ways:

  1. Ordinary Member applicants shall complete and submit the Association's Ordinary Member application form together with the requisite admission fee and subscription fee to the registered office of the Association or by such other means as the Association shall prescribe.
  2. Honorary Member applicants shall be nominated to the Committee, in writing, by at least ten Ordinary Members.
  3. Club Member applicants shall submit a letter of application to the Committee, which serves to demonstrate their eligibility and sets out their reasons for applying.

 

7. Admission

For each class of membership, an applicant shall be admitted as a Member in the following ways:

  1. An applicant for Ordinary Membership shall complete and submit the relevant application form, together with admission and subscription fees. The Committee shall consider the application as its next regular meeting, and unless it determines that there are good reasons why the applicant should not be admitted, shall accept the application.
  2. An Honorary Member shall only be admitted as such following nomination by at least four members of the Committee and the unanimous agreement of Members present and voting at a meeting of the Committee, subject always to the prior agreement of the individual to his / her nomination.
  3. An applicant to be a Club Member shall only be admitted as such by a two-thirds majority of Members present and voting at a meeting of the Committee, subject to a minimum of four voting Members.

 

8. Registration

Upon admission, the name and address of each Member shall be entered into the Register Of Members.

 

9. Conditions

  1. Every Member binds himself to observe all rules of the Association, whether contained in these Articles or made pursuant to any power granted hereby.
  2. Every Member agrees to accept responsibility for his own actions.
  3. All Ordinary Members are expected once each year to assist, if requested, in preparing for, or officiating at, one of the events organised by the Association.

 

10. Fees

All Ordinary Members and Club Members shall pay annual subscription fees in accordance with a tariff, which shall be reviewed from time to time by the Committee. In addition, Club Members shall pay an initial admission fee to be determined by the Committee. Honorary Members are not expected to pay admission or subscription fees.

 

11. Suspension & Termination - Non-payment Of Subscription

  1. Members shall receive a reminder in writing, when subscriptions are due. A Member whose subscription has not been paid within two months of its due date shall be suspended from membership automatically for so long as the subscription continues in arrears. The Member shall be notified, in writing, accordingly and advised of imminent termination of Membership.
  2. A Member whose subscription has not been paid within four months of its due date shall have his membership terminated. The former Member shall be notified accordingly in writing.
  3. The Committee shall, upon written representation to it, have the power to waive the admission fee for reinstatement of a former Member whose membership has been terminated under the provisions of this Article, provided that the subscription arrears are settled in full.

 

12. Suspension & Termination - Due Cause

  1. In addition to the provisions of Article 11 (Suspension & Termination - Non-payment Of Subscription), the Committee shall have the power on due cause being shown (of whatever nature) to suspend any Member from membership for such period as it shall think fit or to terminate his membership. The Association shall be under no obligation to refund admission or subscription fees paid by such a Member. Nevertheless, the Committee reserves the right to do so on a discretionary basis.
  2. No motion for the suspension or termination of membership shall be considered except at a meeting of the Committee. Such a motion shall not be deemed carried except by a majority of two-thirds of the Committee members present and voting.
  3. A Member shall be given at least fourteen days notice of the meeting at which suspension or termination of his membership is to be considered and of the grounds on which suspension or termination of his membership is sought and such Member shall be entitled to submit representations to the Committee in writing and at that meeting orally in person.

 

 

13. Suspension & Termination - Resignation

A Member wishing to resign from the Association may give notice in writing addressed to the registered office of the Association prior to the end of a subscription period, but shall not be entitled to any refund of admission or subscription fees or any part thereof.

 

14. Suspension & Termination - Consequence

  1. A suspended Member shall be prohibited from enjoying the rights and privileges of membership of the Association.
  2. Upon termination of membership the former Member's name shall be removed from the Register Of Members and the former Member shall be notified in writing of his removal.