This policy represents a complete rewrite of the version approved in Sep 05. See record of changes at the bottom of this page.
HKVCA is defined as a Corporation and membership is subject to the By-Laws of the Corporation (see Reference, above for details).
A membership in the Corporation must meet the qualifications specified in Articles 38, 39, 40 and 41 of the Bylaws and individuals must be of 12 years of age or older.
Membership fees are set by the Corporation and are paid in advance. All memberships are renewable on January 1 of the year concerned.
Membership in the Corporation includes the entitlement to vote during elections and/or any major business change that calls for a vote.
Membership is held at the National level, with each member being administered at the Regional level (Primary region). Dues are paid to the Primary Region which collects them on behalf of National.
Membership in the HKVCA allows a Regular member the privilege of contributing to major decisions and elections by exercising a vote. Because HKVCA is designated as a "Corporation", each member has one share and is allowed one, and only one, vote.
Memberships are due for renewal on Jan 1 of each year. While the By-Law states that members in arrears by one month cease to be members, for reporting purposes those who remain in arrears as of 1 Dec of the year (11 months in arrears) will be removed from the members' list.
The “Honourary Membership” classification may be granted to individuals under the following conditions:
This category will not be tracked at National level for membership statistics.
This member type includes Veterans (V) and Widows (W). Life Time Members shall have the same privileges as shareholders (Regular Members). No fees or dues are charged
The Primary Region is responsible for corresponding with members it administers, including mailing Regional newsletters.
Notwithstanding what is stated above, if a member wishes to also receive correspondence and newsletters from a second region, this should be arranged directly with the second region. Fees for this service may be charged at the discretion of the region involved and this member will not appear on the Membership List of the second Region.
|Rev #||Date||Change Description||Approval Method||Reference||Remarks|
|0||16 Sep 05||Minor updates to original version||BOD Online Meeting of 29 Sep 05||Minutes - 29 Sep 05|
|1||5 April 07||Complete re-write||BOD Online Meeting of 5 Apr '07||Minutes - 5 Apr '07|