Attachment to June 2015 Newsletter
2. The objects of the Club shall be to maintain, develop and improve the relations and comradeship of officers and ex-officers of' the British Commonwealth and friendly armed forces, plus those elected as Associate Members, and, by mutual association, to develop professional knowledge, and esprit-de-corps of such members of the Club.
3a. (1) Any person of good character: (a) Who is an officer, retired, or ex-officer of a New Zealand or friendly armed force being Naval, Land, or Air; (b) Who is an officer, retired, or ex-officer of the Cadet Forces of New Zealand or other friendly nation; being Naval, Land, or Air ; is eligible to apply for Full Membership of the Club on production of their commission or certificate of honourable discharge or other appropriate documentation. (If requested to do so.) (2) Any person of good character: (a) Who is a surviving spouse or nominated partner of a deceased individual who was either, or would have been, eligible for Full Membership of the Club; or (b) Who is a spouse or nominated partner of a Full Member of the Club; is eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Club on production of their spouse’s or partner’s commission or certificate of honourable discharge or other appropriate documentation. (If requested to do so.) (c) Who is a commissioned police officer, master mariner or a professional person of similar status to those who qualify for full membership of the Club who is currently in, or has had appointments in New Zealand or another friendly nation, and is deemed to be suitable for Associate Membership by the Committee; is also eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Club on production of the appropriate documentation. (If requested to do so.) (3) An Associate Member of the Club is entitled to the full privileges of the Club as a full member other than he or she is not to hold the position of President or Vice President of the Club;
3b. Officers joining the Club prior to 30th June, 1956, shall be foundation members.
3c. Honorary membership of the Club may be granted to officers of the forces of the British Commonwealth and to those of a foreign power for such period as the committee of the Club may authorise.
4. Life membership may be granted to officers who have rendered conspicuous service** to the Club.
ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP
5. New members shall be elected by the Management Committee of the Club. The nomination of new members must be signed by two or more financial and Full Members of the Club and shall give the following particulars in respect of the nominee: (a) Category of Membership sought (Full or Associate). (b) Full Name. (c) Usual place of residence. (d) For Full Membership, whether on Active List, Reserve of Officers, or retired List, within which branch (Navy, Army, Air) of the services served in and within which nation. Rank and Decorations. Or details of service within the Cadet Forces. (e) For those applying for Associate Membership under 2(a) and (b), details of partner’s service as in 5(d) above. For those applications under 2(c), equivalent details of appointments held to those outlined at (d) above are to be given.
The nomination form must also be signed by the applicant.
The completed nomination form shall be posted up in the Club Room for at least one opening of the Club for a function (and, if practical to do so, advice of the nomination is to be circulated to the membership by newsletter) before the Committee deals with the matter. The nomination must be accompanied by the membership fee. In order to qualify for election a nominee must receive the support of a majority of the members of the Management Committee, whether or not a majority of the Committee is present at the meeting at which the nomination is considered. Also, before coming to a final decision the Committee shall take into consideration any objections against the nominee that they may have received from financial members of the Club. Successful candidates for membership shall be supplied with a copy of the Club's rules.
20. The Club shall be managed by a President, one Vice-President, and a Committee of five members, such being elected at the Annual General Meeting of Members in each year, together with a nominee of each Service, and the Hauraki Regiment (if these can be made available). The Secretary and Treasurer shall be appointed by the Committee, who shall define their duties. **
33. No rule shall be repealed or altered, nor any new rule made, without sanction of a majority of two-thirds of the members constituting any Annual Special General Meeting, ten members at least voting on the occasion in favour of the proposed repeal, alteration or the adoption of a new rule; nor in any case, unless notice of the proposed repeal, alteration, or new rule shall have been exhibited in the Club Room for one opening of the club for a function immediately preceding the day of Meeting, and posted to financial members at least seven days prior to such Meeting.