Articles of Association
The Memorandum and Articles of
Association together form the Constitution of Play Therapy UK (PTUK). The Memorandum contains mainly the
objects of the Society (section 3), the share capital and not for profit
statements (sections 4, 7 and 8). These Articles contains material governing
the organisation and procedures of the Society. The Standing Orders are the
THE COMPANIES ACTS 1985 TO 1989 COMPANY
LIMITED BY SHARES ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
of Play Therapy (UK) – The United
Kingdom Society for Play and Creative Arts Therapies Limited
(As drafted to be adopted by Special Resolution in August 2004)
In these Articles:
- the Company means the Society.
- the Act means the Companies Act, 1985.
- the Seal means the common seal of the
- Secretary means any person appointed to
perform the duties of the Secretary of the Society.
- the United Kingdom means Great Britain
and Northern Ireland.
Expressions referring to writing shall,
unless the contrary intention appears, be construed as including references to
printing, lithography, photography, and other modes of representing or
reproducing words in a visible form.
Unless the context otherwise requires,
words or expressions contained in these Articles shall bear the same meaning as
in the Act or any statutory modification thereof in force at the date at which
these Articles become binding on the Society.
The regulations constituting Table A in
the Schedule to the Companies (Tables A to F) Regulations 1985 (Table A) shall
apply to the Society except in so far as they are excluded or varied by these
Expressions defined in Regulation 1 of
Table A shall where the context admits bear in these Articles the meanings so
2. Share capital
a. The shares of the Society for the
time being unissued, whether forming part of its original capital or not, shall
be at the disposal of the directors, who may at their discretion for a period
of seven years from the date of the incorporation of the Society and afterwards
with the previous sanction of an ordinary resolution (in accordance with
Section 80 of the Act), allot, grant options over or otherwise dispose of them
to such persons, at such times and on such terms as they shall think proper,
but so that the nominal amount of the issued equity share capital shall not
exceed the authorised share capital of the Society.
b. The directors may allot shares
notwithstanding that the authority under Regulation 2 (a) has expired if they
are allotted in pursuance of an offer or agreement made by the Society before
the authority expired.
c. The provisions of Section 89 (1)
and Section 90 (1) to (6) of the Act shall not apply to the Society, in
accordance with the exemption provided by Section 91 (1) of the Act.
d. Subject to the provisions of the
Act, shares may with the sanction of an ordinary resolution be issued which are
to be redeemed or are liable to be redeemed at the option of the Society or the
holder on such terms and in such manner as the Society may by special
resolution determine, provided that no redeemable shares may be issued if at
the time there are no issued shares of the Society which are not redeemable.
e. Subject to the provisions of the
Act, the Society may purchase its own shares.
f. Share certificates shall not be
required to bear the impression of the Society seal, and Regulation 6 of Table
A shall be amended accordingly.
g. The income and property of the
Society whencesoever derived shall be applied solely towards the promotion of
the objects of the Society as set forth in the Memorandum of Society.
3. Lien and forfeiture
a. The lien conferred by Regulation 8
of Table A shall attach to fully paid as well as to partly paid shares, and to
all shares registered in the name (whether as sole or joint holder) of any
person indebted or under liability to the society. The directors may declare
any shares to be wholly or partially exempt from the provisions of this
regulation or Regulation 8 of Table A.
b. In Regulation 8 of Table A there
shall be substituted for the words “any amount payable in respect of” the words
“all distributions and other monies or property attributable to” and the same
words shall be substituted in Regulation 19 for the words “all dividends or
other monies payable in respect of the forfeited shares”.
4. Transfer of shares
The directors may in their absolute
discretion and without giving any reason decline to register any transfer of
5. Proceedings at general meetings
Every notice convening a General
Meeting shall state that a member entitled to attend and vote thereat may
appoint a proxy.
In Regulation 54 of Table A there shall
be inserted after the second occurrence of the words “every member” the words
“present in person or by proxy”.
In Regulation 62 of Table A there shall
be substituted for the first occurrence of the words “not less than 48 hours
before” the words “at any time before”.
6. Appointment and retirement of
a. Regulations 73 to 78 inclusive and
the second sentence of Regulation 79 of Table A shall not apply to the Society.
b. The Society may by ordinary
resolution appoint a person who is willing to act to be a director either to
fill a vacancy or as an additional director.
7. Proceedings of directors
a. Unless otherwise determined by
ordinary resolution, the number of directors (other than alternate directors)
shall not be subject to a maximum but shall not be less than two. The first
directors of the Society shall be the persons named in the statement delivered
under Section 10 of the Act.
b. A director who is interested in any
transaction or arrangement either with the Society or in which the Society is
interested shall be entitled to vote on any such transaction or arrangement at
a meeting of the board of directors of the Society providing that he has
complied with the disclosure requirements provided by Regulations 85 and 86 of
c. In Regulation 87 there shall be
inserted after the first occurrence of the words “The directors” the words “on
behalf of the Society”.
d. In Regulation 89 of Table A there
shall be substituted for the word “two” the word “one”.
8. The Society is established for the
objects expressed in the Memorandum of Association.
9. The number of members with which the
Society proposes to be registered is unlimited.
10. Membership of the Society shall be
divided into two main categories, namely shareholding members, and practitioner
membership. A practitioner member is required to be a practitioner of, or have
an active interest in the practice of the therapies defined in the Memorandum
of Association. Shareholding members are not required to practice any of the
therapies. Practitioner members have the option of applying to become
11. Each category of membership of the
Society may have classes and sub-classes as laid down from time to time in the
regulations made under Article 84 below.
12. Applications for membership of
either category shall be made to the Secretary of the Society in writing and in
such form and containing such information as the Board of Directors may from
time to time prescribe. The Society may, before any decision on any application
is made, require any additional information.
13. The Board of Directors or Advisory
Board, any sub-committee or working group set up for the purpose may decline
any application made to the Society for membership. Any decision so made shall be
final and no reasons shall be required to be appended to that decision.
14. Every member of the Society shall
be bound to further, to the best of their ability, the objects of the Society
and shall observe all regulations laid out herein and any regulations made
under Article 84.
15. A practitioner member of the Society shall cease to be a
member unless the Board of Directors determines otherwise:
a. if the application on the basis of which practitioner
membership was granted contained or referred to information which was false or
misleading provided that due notice is given and the said member be given an
opportunity to make representations to a meeting convened for that purpose
b. if such practitioner member resigns by giving notice in
writing of resignation
c. if the practitioner member becomes of unsound mind
d. if the practitioner member is excluded from membership
under Article 16 below
e. if the practitioner member otherwise cease to qualify for
membership under the Articles
Provided always that any practitioner member who ceases to
be a member shall remain subject to any liability imposed on them by the
Memorandum and Articles of the Society or any regulations made under these
16. Any practitioner member of the Society may be excluded
from membership of the Society by a resolution of the Board of Directors acting
upon the recommendation of the Advisory Board or a sub-committee of the Board
of Directors whose function is to consider the conduct of such members in
accordance with the regulations made under these Articles for the time being in
force provided that due notice is given and the said member be given an
opportunity to make representations to a meeting convened for that purpose.
17.1 A general meeting of the Society shall be held once in
every calendar year as its Annual General Meeting, at such time and place as
may be determined by the Board of Directors provided that every Annual General
Meeting shall be held not more than fifteen months after the holding of the
last preceding such meeting.
17.2 The above General Meetings of the Society shall be
called Annual General Meetings. All other General Meetings shall be called
Extraordinary General Meetings.
17.3 The Board of Directors may call an Extraordinary
General Meeting whenever it thinks fit and Extraordinary General Meetings shall
also be convened on such requisition or, in default, may be convened by such
requisitionists as provided by the Act.
Notice of General Meetings
18. An Annual General Meeting and a meeting called for the
passing of a special resolution shall be called by at least twenty-one days'
notice in writing. Other meetings shall be called by at least fourteen days'
notice in writing. The notice shall specify the place, the day, and the hour of
meeting and, in case of special business, the general nature of that business
and shall be given, in manner hereinafter mentioned or in such other manner, if
any, as may be prescribed by the Society in General Meeting, to such persons as
are, under the Articles of the Society, entitled to receive such notices from
19. The accidental omission to give notice of a meeting to,
or the non-receipt of notice of a meeting by, any person entitled to receive
notice shall not invalidate the proceedings at that meeting.
Proceedings at General Meetings
20. All business shall be deemed special that is transacted
at an Extraordinary General Meeting and all that is transacted at an Annual
General Meeting shall also be deemed special, with the following exceptions:
a. the consideration of the accounts and balance sheet
b. the consideration of the reports of the Board of
c. the declaration of the results of elections held
pursuant to Article 33
d. the appointment of and the fixing of the remuneration of
21. No business shall be transacted at any General Meeting
unless a quorum of members is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to
business: members present in person or by proxy entitled to cast one hundred
votes between them shall be a quorum. If within half an hour from the time
appointed for the meeting a quorum is not present, the meeting, if convened
upon the requisition of members, shall be dissolved; in any other case it shall
be adjourned to the same day in the next week, at the same time and place, or
to such other day and at such other time and place as the Board of Directors
22. The Chief Executive of the Society shall chair every
General Meeting of the Society, or if s/he shall not be present any member of
the Board of Directors present who has been proposed and seconded by voting
members shall chair the meeting.
23. The Chair of the meeting may, with the consent of any
meeting at which a quorum is present (and shall if so directed by the meeting),
adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place to place, but no business
shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than the business left
unfinished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place. When a meeting
is adjourned for thirty days or more, notice of the adjourned meeting shall be
given as in the case of an original meeting. Otherwise it shall not be
necessary to give any notice of an adjournment or of the business to be transacted
at an adjourned meeting.
24. At any General Meeting a resolution put to the vote of
the meeting shall be decided by the votes of shareholding members on the basis
of one vote per share held.
25. The voting shall be decided on a show of hands unless a
poll is (before or on the declaration of the result of the show of hands)
a. by the Chair of the meeting
b. by at least three members present in person and entitled
c. by any member or members present in person and
representing not less than one-tenth of the total voting rights of all the
members having the right to vote at the meeting.
Unless a poll is so demanded, a declaration by the Chair
that a resolution has on a show of hands been carried or carried unanimously,
or by a particular majority, or lost and an entry to that effect in the minutes
of proceedings of the Society shall be conclusive evidence of the fact without
proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour of or against
26. If a poll be demanded in the manner aforesaid, it shall
be taken at such time and place, and in such manner, as the Chair of the
meeting shall direct. Every voting member present in person or by proxy shall
be entitled to vote. The result of the poll shall be deemed to be the
resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded. The demand for a poll
may be withdrawn.
27. In the case of an equality of votes, whether on a show
of hands or on a poll, the Chair of the meeting shall be entitled to a further
or casting vote.
28. A poll demanded on the election of a Chair, or on a
question of adjournment, shall be taken immediately.
29. Subject to the provisions of the Act, a resolution in
writing signed by all the members entitled to receive notice of and to attend
and vote at General Meetings (or being organisations by their duly authorised
representatives) shall be as valid and effective as if it had been passed at a
General Meeting of the Society duly convened and held. Any such resolution in
writing may consist of two or more documents in like form each signed by one or
Votes for Members
30. Every shareholding member shall have one vote per paid
up share. Votes may be cast in person or by post or by proxy as the Board of
Directors in its sole discretion shall determine. The demand for a poll shall
not prevent the continuance of a meeting for the transaction of any business
other than the question on which a poll has been demanded.
31. No shareholding member shall be entitled to attend or
vote at any General Meeting unless all monies presently payable by her/him to
the Society have been paid.
32. A shareholding member entitled to vote may appoint any
other member who is qualified to vote as her/his proxy.
33. An instrument appointing a proxy shall be in such form
as the Board of Directors shall from time to time approve.
Organisations Acting by Representatives at Meetings
34. Any organisation which is a shareholding member of the
Society may by resolution of its Board of Directors or other governing body
authorise such person as it thinks fit to act as its representative at any
meeting of the Society, and the person so authorised shall be entitled to
exercise the same powers on behalf of the organisation which s/he represents as
that organisation could exercise if it were an individual member of the
Board of Directors
35. There shall be a Board of Directors consisting of the
Chief Executive together with not less than one or more than seven other
36. The Board of Directors shall be remunerated for the time
spent on the Society’s business and paid all reasonable expenses properly
incurred by them in attending and returning from Board of Directors meetings or
General Meetings of the Society or in connection with the business of the
37. The Board of Directors may exercise all the powers of
the Society to borrow money, and to mortgage or charge its undertaking and
property, or any part thereof, and to issue debentures, debenture stock and
other securities, whether outright or as security for any debt, liability or
obligation of the Society or of any third party.
Powers and Duties of the Board of Directors
38. The business of the Society shall be managed by the Board
of Directors which may pay all expenses incurred in the formation of the
Society, and may exercise all such powers of the Society as are not required to
be exercised by the Society in General Meeting. Any such requirement may be
imposed either by the Act or by these Articles or by any regulation made by the
Society in General Meeting; but no such regulation shall invalidate any prior
act of the Board of Directors which would have been valid if that regulation
had not been made.
39. All cheques and other negotiable instruments, and all
receipts for monies paid to the Society, shall be signed draw accepted,
endorsed or otherwise executed, as the case may be, in such manner as the Board
of Directors shall from time to time determine.
40. The Board of Directors shall cause minutes to be made:
a. of the names of the Board of Directors members present at
each Board of Directors meeting
b. of all resolutions and proceedings at all meetings of the
Society, and of the Board of Directors
Disqualification of Board of Directors Members
41. The office of Board of Directors member shall be vacated
if the member:
a. becomes bankrupt or makes any arrangement or composition
with her/his creditors generally
b. becomes prohibited from being a Board of Directors member
by reason of any order made under Section 295 of the Act or by virtue of
Section 72 of the Charities Act 1993
c. becomes incapable by reason of mental disorder, illness
or injury of managing and administering her/his property and affairs
d. resigns her/his office by written notice to the Society
e. is directly or indirectly interested in any contract with
the Society and fails to declare the nature of her/his interest as required by
Section 317 of the Act
Election of Board of Directors Members
42. Members elected to the Board of Directors shall hold
office from the close of the Annual General Meeting at which her/his election
was declared to the close of the fifth Annual General Meeting thereafter (or
such shorter period as the Board of Directors may prescribe to secure
43. The regulations enacted under these Articles shall
prescribe all matters relating to the election of elected members, the
procedure for conducting the elections and for the resolution of doubts or
difficulty by the Chief Executive or some other member nominated by her/him to
have a casting vote in the event of a tie.
44. The Society may from time to time by ordinary resolution
increase or reduce the number of Board of Directors members.
45. Subject to provisions of any regulations made under
Article 84 below, the Board of Directors shall have power at any time to
appoint any person to be a Board of Directors member, either to fill a casual
vacancy or as an addition to the existing members but so that the total number
of Board of Directors members shall not at any time exceed any maximum number
fixed in accordance with these Articles. Any Board of Directors member so
appointed shall hold office only until the next following Annual General
Meeting, and shall then be eligible for re-election.
46. The Board of Directors may at any time and from time to
time by resolution appoint any person whether or not a member of the Society to
be Patron of the Society and may determine the period for which s/he shall hold
47. There shall be a Chief Executive elected for a period of
five years at the Annual General Meeting. The Chief Executive shall Chair all
General Meetings of the Society and all meetings of the Board of Directors. The
Chair shall be entitled to attend any meeting of the Advisory Board, of all
sub-committees and boards of the Society howsoever they may be constituted. The
Chair shall be entitled to delegate to any one or more members of the Board of
Directors any or all of her/his powers and duties for such period and subject
to such conditions and generally as s/he shall think fit.
48. The Society may by ordinary resolution, of which special
notice has been given in accordance with Section 303 of the Act, remove any
Board of Directors member before the expiration of her/his period of office
notwithstanding anything in these Articles or in any agreement between the
Society and such member. The Society may by ordinary resolution appoint another
person in place of a Board of Directors member removed under this Article.
49. The Board of Directors may resolve that a Board of
Directors member should be removed if s/he is absent without permission from
three successive meetings provided that due notice is given and the said Board
of Directors member be given an opportunity to make representations to a
meeting convened by the Board of Directors for that purpose.
50. The Board of Directors may resolve that a Board of
Directors member be removed from office for good cause provided that a majority
vote of members present and voting is achieved and provided that due notice is
given and the said Board of Directors member be given an opportunity to make
representations to a meeting convened by the Board of Directors for that
Proceedings of the Board of Directors
51. The Board of Directors shall meet together at least
twice yearly for the dispatch of business and may adjourn, and otherwise
regulate its meetings, as it thinks fit. Questions arising at any meeting shall
be decided by a majority of votes of Board of Directors members present and
voting. In the case of an equality of votes the Chair shall have a second or
casting vote. A Board of Directors member may, and the Secretary on the request
of a Board of Directors member shall, at any time summon a Board of Directors
meeting. It shall not be necessary to give notice of a Board of Directors
meeting to any member for the time being absent from the United Kingdom.
52. Subject to any provision in the regulations enacted
under these Articles, the Board of Directors shall regulate its own proceedings
and shall prescribe its own quorum.
53. The Board of Directors may act notwithstanding any
vacancy in its body, but, if and so long as its number is reduced below the
number fixed by or pursuant to the Articles of the Society as the necessary
quorum of members, for the purpose of increasing the number of members to that
number or of summoning a General Meeting of the Society, but for no other
54. The Board of Directors may appoint on such terms as it
thinks fit such sub-committees and boards as it thinks fit.
55. Any sub-committee or board appointed by the Board of
Directors may be composed of members of the Board of Directors or members of
the Board of Directors and other persons (whether or not members) or of other
persons (whether or not members).
56. All acts done by any meeting of the Board of Directors
or of a sub-committee, or by any person acting as a Board of Directors member,
shall, notwithstanding that it be afterwards discovered that there was some
defect in the appointment of any such member or person acting as aforesaid, or
that they or any of them were disqualified, be as valid as if every such person
had been duly appointed and was qualified to be a Board of Directors member.
57. A resolution in writing, signed by all the Board of
Directors members entitled to receive notice of a Board of Directors meeting,
shall be as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a Board of
Directors meeting duly convened and held, and may consist of several documents
in like form each signed by one or more Board of Directors members.
58. Subject to Section 283 of the Act the Secretary shall be
appointed by the Board of Directors for such term at such remuneration and upon
such conditions as the Board of Directors may think fit; and any Secretary so
appointed may be removed by it: provided always that no Board of Directors
member may occupy the salaried position of Secretary.
59. The Board of Directors will at each meeting receive and
consider any recommendations made by the Advisory Board concerning changes in
policies, appointments, financial matters, procedures or other matters relevant
to the objects of the Society. The Board of Directors will either:
a. accept the recommendations and effect the necessary
changes, passing a resolution if any changes in the memorandum of association,
articles of association or regulations are required
b. refer the matter back to the Advisory Board for more
information or work upon the proposal
c. reject the proposal giving the Advisory Board reasons for
The Advisory Board
Composition of the Advisory Board
60. There shall be an Advisory Board of consisting of
the Chief Executive of the Society, as Chair, together with not less than one
or more than seven practitioner members.
61. The Advisory Board may be paid all reasonable expenses
properly incurred by them in attending and returning from the Advisory Board
Responsibilities of the Advisory Board
62. The Advisory Board is responsible for advising the Board
of Directors upon any changes in policies, appointments, financial matters,
procedures or other matters that are considered by practitioner members to be
desirable or required to further the objects of the Society.
63. The Advisory Board will use an informal consultation process
to receive suggestions or proposals, in writing, from practitioner members;
assess the impact of such proposals against the Society’s existing policies,
priorities and resources and either make a recommendation to the Board of
Directors or reject the proposal giving reasons why to the originator.
64. The Advisory Board shall cause minutes to be made:
a. of the names of the members present at each Advisory
b. of all suggestions or proposals received, recommendations
and proceedings at all meetings of the Advisory Board
Appointment of Advisory Board Members
65. Members will be appointed to the Advisory Board by the
Board of Directors who will take into account the experience and skills of any
practitioner member that wishes to serve on the Board.
66. Membership of the Advisory Board may be for any mutually
agreed period of time.
67. The Board of Directors may from time to time by ordinary
resolution increase or reduce the number of Advisory Board members.
68. The Advisory Board may remove, by majority votes any one
of its members and recommend to the Board of Directors the appointment of
another person in place of the member removed under this Article.
Proceedings of the Advisory Board
69. The Advisory Board shall meet together at least once a
year for the dispatch of business and may adjourn, and otherwise regulate its
meetings, as it thinks fit. Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided
by a majority of votes of the members of the Advisory Board that are present.
In the case of an equality of votes the Chair shall have a second or casting
vote. An Advisory Board member may at any reasonable time, and with four weeks
notice summon an Advisory Board meeting which may be held through telephone or
e-mail conferencing as well as in person.
70. Subject to any provision in the regulations enacted
under these Articles, the Advisory Board of Directors shall regulate its own
proceedings and shall prescribe its own quorum.
71. The Advisory Board will at each meeting prepare written
recommendations, where required for the consideration of the Board of
72. The Board of Directors shall provide for the safe
custody of the seal, which shall only be used by the authority of the Board of
Directors or of a sub-committee authorised by the Board of Directors in that
behalf and every instrument to which the seal shall be affixed shall be signed
by a Board of Directors member and shall be countersigned by the Secretary or
by a second Board of Directors member or by some other person appointed by the
Board of Directors for the purpose.
73. The accounting records shall be kept at the registered
office of the Society or, subject to Section 227 of the Act, at such other
place or places as the Board of Directors thinks fit, and shall always be open
to the inspection of the Officers of the Society.
74. The Board of Directors must comply with the requirements
of the Act as to keeping financial records, the audit of accounts and the
preparation and transmission to the Registrar of Companies of annual reports,
annual returns and annual statements of account.
75. The Board of Directors shall from time to time determine
whether and to what extent and at what times and places and under what
conditions or regulations the accounts and books of the Society or any of them
shall be open to the inspection of shareholding or practitioner members not
being Board of Directors members, and no member (not being Board of Directors
member) shall have any right of inspecting any account or book or document of
the Society except as conferred by statute or authorised by the Board of
Directors or by the Society in General Meeting.
76. A copy of every balance sheet (including every document
required by law to be annexed thereto) which is to be laid before the Society
in General Meeting, together with a copy of the Auditor's report, and the Board
of Directors' report, shall not less than twenty-one days before the date of
the meeting be sent to every shareholding member of, and every holder of debentures
of, the Society. Provided that this Article shall not require a copy of those
documents to be sent to any person of whose address the Society is not aware or
to more than one of the joint holders of any debentures.
77. A notice may be served by the Society to any member or
other person either personally, by e-mail, fax or by post. If any such notice
or other document is served by e-mail, fax or post it shall be sent to the last
address of the member concerned which is recorded by her/him with the Society.
It shall be deemed wherever that address may be to have been served on the
third day following that on which it was posted or transmitted unless at the
place of receipt that latter day is a Sunday or a public holiday in which case
service shall be deemed to have occurred on the first day thereafter which is
not one of such exceptional days.
78. Notice of every General Meeting shall be given in any
manner herein before authorised to:
a. every shareholding member except those members who (having
no registered address within the United Kingdom) have not supplied to the
Society an address within the United Kingdom for the giving of notices to them
b. every person being a legal personal representative or a
trustee in bankruptcy of a shareholding member where the member but for her/his
death or bankruptcy would be entitled to receive notice of the meeting
c. the Auditor for the time being of the Society
d. each Board of Directors member
No other person shall be entitled to receive notices of
79. Any notice or other document, required by these
Articles, the regulations enacted under these Articles, or any regulation
thereunder, to be sent to any member may be a written or printed notice, and
(save where provision to the contrary is made) may be sent to a member either
separately or with or as part of a publication of the Society.
80. In these Articles or any regulations made hereunder the
expression 'notice' includes a voting paper of any type.
81. The provision of the Articles may, by special resolution
in General Meeting, be added to, amended or revoked. Such amendment shall
require the number voting in favour of the resolution to be not less than three
quarters of the votes of the members present who were entitled to vote and
82. Any amendment requires a resolution in writing duly
proposed and seconded. A resolution must be received by the Secretary not less
than twenty-eight clear days before the date proposed for the General Meeting.
At least twenty-one clear days' notice in writing of such meeting, together
with a copy of the resolution or resolutions to be proposed, shall be sent by
the Secretary to each shareholding member of the Society.
83. Clause 7 of the Memorandum of the Society relating to
the winding up and dissolution of the Society shall have effect as if the
provisions thereof were repeated in these Articles.
84. The Board of Directors may from time to time make such
regulations as it may deem necessary or convenient for the proper conduct and
management of the Society and for the purposes of prescribing classes and
conditions of membership, and in particular but without prejudice to the
generality of the foregoing, it may thereby regulate:
i. the admission and classification of members of the
Society, and the rights and privileges of such members, and the conditions of
membership and the terms on which members may resign or have their membership
terminated and the entrance fees, subscriptions or other fees or payments to be
made by members
ii. the conduct of members of the Society in relation to one
another, and to the Society's employees
iii. the setting aside of the whole or any part or parts of
the Society premises at any particular time or times for any particular purpose
iv. the procedure at General Meetings and meetings of the
Board of Directors and sub-committees in so far as such procedure is not
regulated by these Articles
v. and, generally, all such matters are commonly the subject
matter of Society regulations
85. The Society in General Meeting of shareholders shall
have power to alter or repeal the regulations and to make additions to them and
the Board of Directors shall adopt such means as it deems sufficient to bring
to the notice of members of the Society all such regulations, which so long as
they shall be in force, shall be binding on all members.