Sections 3, 4 and 7 of the Society’s Constitution state:
Individual membership of the Society is gained by way of application in writing and payment of the appropriate subscription/donation.
Family membership is available by written application and payment of the appropriate fee, to families consisting of one or two adults and named dependants.
Group membership is available by written application and the payment of the appropriate fee to groups of five or more adult members, which will be recorded under the Group’s name.
Forms and Records. The Secretary of the Society shall devise and provide application forms and record the names and addresses of all members, family members and group members. A list of the total number of current Individual Members, Individual Family Members and Individual Group Members shall be kept by the Society. The Secretary shall keep membership records of the proceeding five years.
Cessation of Membership. An Individual, Family or Group ceases to be a member of the Society by resignation, or non-payment of the annual subscription, or contravening the objects of the Society. The Executive Committee has the power to remove membership.
General meetings of the Society shall be notified to all members through the Society’s Newsletter, circular or by public advertisement. For Annual General Meeetings and Special Meetings this advice must be given at least fourteen days prior to the meeting.
Those entitled to vote at meetings of the Society are only those who are listed as members on the current Membership List.
Voting at meetings shall be by voices, show of hands, or by secret ballot of those members present. The Chairperson shall have the casting vote. Where required the Executive Committee shall provide for distance voting.
THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF COMMUNITY STANDARDS INC.
Please complete this form after printing it, and post a signed copy together with a cheque for the appropriate subscription/membership fee (see below) to The Treasurer SPCS, P.O. Box 13-683 Johnsonville 6440. Note: The Membership List and all personal information are kept strictly confidential to the Society Executive.
Please circle the words that apply where options are presented (in bold square brackets) AND strike out those that do not apply.
Please place [my/our] [name/names] on the Society membership list for 2007
Please indicate: [New Member]/[Renewal of lapsed membership]
[I]/[We] wish to apply for: [Individual Membership]/[Family Membership]/[Group Membership] for 2013. (Please supply full names and specify family dependents and relevant titles: Dr, Rev, Pastor, Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss etc.).
Name 1. ______________________________
Name 2. ______________________________
Name 3. ______________________________
Name 4. ______________________________
Name 5. ______________________________
Name 6. ______________________________
Contact details: Postal address (Important: Please provide current Postal Code).
E-mail (Optional) _____________________________________________
Telephone (Optional. Please include area code) ______________________
(The Society secretary would greatly appreciate Email and Telephone contact details)
[I]/[We] enclose [my]/[our] membership donation to the Society for 2013. Minimum Individual Membership donation recommended ($45); Group Membership by written application to the Secretary (fee will be notified to applicant). In a covering letter, accompanying this signed form and addressed to the Secretary, please state full official name of constituted Group making application and background information on its objectives, mission statement, contact details etc.)
Specify [Individual]/[Group] donation $ ____________ (Annual Membership is from 1 January to 31 December in one financial year).
Cheques should be made out to “The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards Inc.” and sent to The Treasurer, SPCS P.O. Box 13-683 Johnsonville 6440.
VERY IMPORTANT. By signing below you are affirming the following:…… Please Complete ………….
[I]/[We] (full names provided in list above) agree to uphold all the “objects” of the Society contained in section 2 of the Society’s Constitution.
[I]/[we] have read the six Society “objects” as contained on the Society’s website (www.spcs.org.nz).
[I]/[we] understand that the executive has the authority to remove membership if the actions of a member is shown to be contrary to its objects as specified in section 2 of its Constitution or as a result of non-payment of the annual subscription.
Signature(s) Required for each Individual Member, and at least one Representative of Group and Membership.
_______________________________ date ______________________