Supernumerary Members X.
Any Member of the Club intending to leave the Province, may
upon his or his Agent's application in writing to the Committee, (his subscription for the current year being paid) be placed on the list of "Supernumerary Members" and be exempt from payment of the Annual Subscription until his return, when it will be necessary before he is replaced on the list of Members, that he should pay the same Subscription as a newly elected Member for the then current year. Any Supernumerary Member who shall fail to report his return to the Committee within the period of one month thereafter, shall cease to be a Member of the Club unless he shall justify the day to the satisfaction of the Committee.
Honorary Members or Visitors XI.
Gentlemen newly arrived, or being vsitors in the Province,
may be admitted by any two members of the Committee of Management as "Honorary Members," for any period not exceeding one month, during which time they shall not be called upon for any Subscription. And it shall then be in the power of the Committee to invite such Gentlemen to remain Honorary Members of the Club for the further period of three months, upon payment of One Guinea Subscription ninthly in advance. The names and addresses of such Honorary Members shall be entered by the Steward, and endorsed by the respective signatures of
the two members admitting the same, in a book to be kept for that purpose. Honorary Members shall not be allowed to introduce strangers into the Club, but any Member of the Club may introduce a non-Member in company with himself. Should any complaint be made to the Committee of the introduction to the Club of any non-Member, the Committee shall consider such complaint; and, are empowered to require that the introduction of the visitor complained of be discontinued.
The present members of Committee shall continue in office
until the election by ballot of their successors. Special Meetings may be called on urgent occasions by the Steward on the written requisition of three Members; twenty-four hours' notice to be given to each Member. The Committee are to meet as often as they may think proper for the transaction of business; three to be a quorum. And in order to facilitate the working of the Committee, a record of attendance at the meetings, shall be kept by the Steward, and such record shall be placed before the Club
Member of Committee absent without leave
at the Annual General Meeting. Any member of Committee absenting himself more than three consecutive times from the meetings, without permission from the Committee, shall cease to be a Member of the same, and the Committee may elect a
substitute for his unexpired term of office. In the event of vacancies occurring in the Committee, the remaining members of Committee shall fill up such vacancies for the unexpired term of office.
Resolutions binding on Members XVI.
All resolutions passed at meetings of the Club shall be conclusive
Resolutions binding on all Members
and binding on all the Members of the Club, whether present at such meetings or not; provided that such meetings be held in conformity with the Rules at present, or which may hereafter be in force in the Club.
All complaints must be written in a book kept for that purpose,
signed by the Member complaining, which shall be laid before the Committee at the next meeting; and their decision shall be final.
Of the Payment of Club Accounts XVIII.
Payment of Bills by Members
All Members are to pay accounts of any expenses they may have incurred in the Club-house daily or weekly, and before they leave the neighbourhood of Christchurch. Any Member refusing to pay his account when requested to do so by the Committee, or their officer, shall cease to enjoy the privileges of the Club until his account shall be paid, or he shall have arranged for the payment to the satisfaction of the Committee; and in the case of any member so defaulting, the Committee shall have power to erase his name from the list of members, subject to confirmation by the next meeting of members.
Who to enjoy Privileges of Club XXVI.
No provisions, wines, or liquors, shall be sent out of the Club
Members only to enjoy the privileges of the Club, except under certain circumstances
House for the use of any Member or any other person, unless with the sanction of the Committee.
The Committee shall have power to make By-Laws, and to
alter, amend, or rescind them as occasion may require, and such By-Laws shall have the same effect as (provided they are not inconsistent with) the Rules and Regulations. A book containing the By-Laws shall be kept in one of the rooms of the Club, open to the inspection of Members.
Members becoming Bankrupt XXVIII.
If any Member shall become bankrupt or shall take the benefit
Members becoming Bankrupt
of any Act for the relief of insolvent debtors, or make any assignment for the benefit of, or composition with, his creditors, he shall ipso facto
cease to be a Member of the Club, and shall not be again admissible as a Member until he has obtained his certificate, or a release from his creditors after which he may be re-elected in the ordinary manner.
Misconduct of Members XXIX.
Any Member proved guilty of wilfully infringing the Rules or By-Laws, or of conducting himself in or out of the Club-House in a manner derogatory to his station in Society, shall be liable to expulsion. The charge against the accused Member must, in the first instance, be submitted in writing to the Committee by a Member, of which a copy shall be forthwith transmitted to the Member accused; and if upon due investigation they shall be of opinion that the circumstances require the notice of the Club, a Special General Meeting shall be convened, in conformity with Rule XIV., and the Member accused shall be informed of it. The opinion of such General Meeting shall be obtained by ballot, when, if two-thirds of the Members voting at the Meeting shall decide that the accused Member has merited expulsion, he shall cease to be a Member of the Club, which shall be notified to him forthwith by the Steward.
[The foregoing Rules were passed at a General Meeting of Members of the Club, on 23rd October, 1874.]