APA Membership Rules
11 When membership ends
(1) A member may resign from the association by giving a written notice of resignation to the secretary.
(2) The resignation takes effect at—
(3) The management committee may terminate a member’s membership in accordance with rule 11(4). If this occurs the Association will refund that Member’s annual Membership Fees pro rata for the unexpired portion of the relevant year.
- (a) the time the notice is received by the secretary; or
- (b) if a later time is stated in the notice—the later time.
(4) The management committee may terminate a member’s membership, if the member--
- (a) does not comply with any of the provisions of these rules; or
- (b) has membership fees in arrears for at least 2 months; or
- (c) conducts in a way considered to be injurious or prejudicial to the character or interests of the association; or
- in the case of a natural person:
- (d) becomes bankrupt; or
- (e) becomes of unsound of mind; or
- (f) is convicted of an indictable offence; orv
- in the case of an incorporated entity:
- (g) is being wound up;
- (h) has had a receiver or receiver and manager appointed in respect of its property;
- (i) is under administration; or
- (j) has executed a deed of compromise or company arrangement.
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(5) A Member whose membership ceases has no claim against the association in respect of the cessation of its membership, except as provided in rule 11(3).
(6) Before the management committee terminates a member’s membership, the committee must give the member a full and fair opportunity to show why the membership should not be terminated.
(7) If, after considering all representations made by the member, the management committee decides to terminate the membership, the secretary of the committee must give the member a written notice of the decision.