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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 7

Section II.—Members and their Admission

Section II.—Members and their Admission.

4. The Association shall consist of an unlimited number of members, each paying a subscription of one pound and one shilling yearly, ten shillings and sixpence half-yearly, or five shillings and sixpence quarterly, and of life and honorary members.

5. Any person desirous of becoming a member of the Association shall pay the specified subscription to the Librarian, or other person appointed to receive the same; the Committee shall, however, have the power, within one month from the date of payment of such subscription, to refuse membership to such person; and on such refusal the said subscription shall be refunded.

6. Subscriptions shall be payable in advance on the 1st of January, April, July, and October in each year.

7. Every member shall receive a ticket entitling him to the privileges and advantages of the Association during the page 3 period for which he has subscribed; also a copy of these rules. Provided that no person shall be allowed to vote or hold any office who is not of the full age of twenty-one years.

8. Any person contributing a sum of ten guineas in one payment to the Association, shall be a Life Member, and thereafter enjoy all its privileges, and be exempt from further subscriptions.

9. The Committee shall have the power of electing as Honorary Members persons in any part of the world who shall have distinguished themselves by their researches or attainments in science, literature, or the arts, or who shall have conferred any signal benefit on the Association; provided that no such member shall have a voice in the management thereof unless otherwise qualified.

10. Members of the Parliament of New Zealand, naval and military officers on actual service, and the captains of vessels trading to the port, on being introduced by a member, shall be allowed free access to the reading-room during their stay in Wellington; it shall also be in the power of a member to extend to any person, not being a resident in Wellington or its suburbs, the privilege of free access to the reading-room for a period of not more than one month in any year, by entering his name and address in an. introduction book to be kept by the Secretary for that purpose; provided always that the Committee shall have the power of disallowing any such free access.