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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 7

XIII.—Investment Shares

XIII.—Investment Shares.

Investment Shares shall be of the ultimate value of £0.

Investment shares value fixed at £50.

2. Every Member shall on taking up any share or shaes

Scrip issued.

receive scrip for the same signed by two of the Directors and the Manager.
3. Every Member holding an Investment Share shall pay

Monthly payment.

on each such share the sum of Five Shillings per month until such share with interest and profits shall be of the value of £0, when it may remain at interest subject to the Rules. The payment shall be made at the office of the Society or at the offices of such agents as the Board may from time to time appoint before or at the monthly meeting, and if at the latter, between the hours of ten and four in the day and seven and nine in the evening.
4. Every Member neglecting to pay the subscription shall

Fines on investment shares.

be fined for each share as follows:—3d. for the first month, 9d. for the second month, 1s. 9d. for the third month, 3s. 3d. or the fourth month, 5s. 3d. for the fifth month, and 7s. 9d. for the sixth month, and thereafter a fixed rate of 3s. per month per share. Every Member continuing to neglect the payment of his monthly subscriptions until the fines incurred thereby shall equal all the monies invested by him, exclusive of the entrance and other fees, shall thereupon cease to be a Member of the Society and shall forfeit his interest therein. If any Member shall be in arrear in respect of his subscriptions or fines or more than one month, every payment that shall after wards be made if not sufficient to discharge the whole thereof shall be page 10 applied first to the liquidation of fines, afterwards for the first monthly subscription due, and then in discharge of each subscription in arrear.

Issue of scrip half-yearly.

5. All scrip which shall be issued by the said Society in respect of investment shares taken up between the 1st day of April and the 30th day of September in each year shall bear date the 1st day of April in such year, and all scrip which shall be issued in respect of shares taken up between the 1st day of October in one year and the 31st day of March in the succeeding year shall bear date the said 1st day of October, and all applicants for such shares shall on taking up the same pay an amount equal to the subscriptions that would have been payable in respect of such shares had the same been taken up on the 1st day of April, or on the 1st day of October as the the case may be, preceding such application, with interest on such subscriptions at such rate as may be from time to time fixed by the Directors from the dates at which they would have been payable.

Subscriptions may be received in advance.

6. The Board of Directors may in their discretion receive subscriptions on investment shares in advance and may allow such discount on such payments as they shall from time to time determine.

Power to discontinue issue of shares.

7. Whenever the money available for allotment shall exceed the amount required for the purposes of the Society, the Board of Directors may (at a special meeting of the said Board to be convened for that purpose) resolve that no shares shall be issued for such period as shall be determined at such meeting, and a copy of such resolution shall forthwith be posted in the office of this Society.