1 Ordinary Members
Admission of ordinary members to the Club shall be by ballot conducted by the Balloting Committee.
Candidates must be proposed by one member to whom the candidate shall be personally known and seconded by another, both of whom shall have been members of the Club for at least one year.
Ordinary members shall pay entrance fees and monthly subscriptions of amounts fixed by general meeting from time to time.
2 Permanent Members
Up to a maximum of 50 ordinary members of good standing may, upon application to and the approval of the Committee, elect to become Permanent Members of the Club on payment of a lump sum which shall be fixed from time to time by the Committee. Permanent Members, having paid such lump sum, shall be relieved of the liability of paying future monthly subscriptions during their lifetimes but shall remain responsible for any other charges levied on members from time to time.
3 Life Members
A general meeting may, on the recommendation of the Committee, elect to life membership any ordinary members who have given especial service to the Club or otherwise brought distinction or honour to the Club. Life members shall be exempt from payment of further fees or subscriptions but shall continue to be responsible for payment for services given or purchases made in the Club.
4 Honorary Members
A general meeting may, on the recommendation of the Committee, elect to honorary membership any person of distinction who is not otherwise a member of the Club. Honorary Members shall be exempt from payment of the usual fees for entrance and monthly subscription but shall be responsible for payment for services given or purchases made in the Club.
5 Corporate Transferable Debenture Holders
The General Committee shall determine from time to time the number of Corporate Transferable Debenture Holders. A business organization may obtain one or more Corporate Transferable Debenture on payment of a fee fixed at the time by the Club’s General Committee. A Corporate Transferable Debenture Holder shall have the right to nominate two members of its staff for each Debenture held, to use the facilities of the Club. Each nominee, when approved by the Committee, may use the facilities of the Club without payment of an entrance fee but must pay all other dues applicable to Ordinary Members.
6 Individual Transferable Debenture Holders
The General Committee shall determine from time to time the number of Individual Transferable Debenture Holders. An Individual may obtain an Individual Transferable Debenture on payment of a fee fixed from time to time by the General Committee in its absolute discretion. An Individual Transferable Debenture shall have the right to use the Club facilities without payment of an entrance fee but must pay all other dues applicable to Ordinary Members.
The existing Ordinary Members shall have the right to convert their Ordinary Membership into an Individual Transferable Debenture Holder membership upon applicable and payment of a fee to be determined by the General Committee from time to time.
7 Non-Voting Members
A candidate proposed as an ordinary member of the Club may signify on the application for membership that he wishes to pay by instalments the entrance fee current at the time of his application.
Payment shall be by way of a deposit payable forthwith upon the candidate being elected as a member with the balance, plus a reasonable allowance for administration costs, payable by equal monthly instalments over the following 30 months.
Upon admission as a member a candidate electing to pay the entrance fee by instalments shall not, until such time as the final instalment is duly paid, attend any general meetings or have any vote or voice in the affairs of the Club, including election to the Committee, the nominations of persons for membership of the Club, the use of car park and shall not become an absent member.
8 Junior Members
The Committee may, at their discretion, grant to the children of Members under the age of 21 years the privilege of junior membership and shall, likewise, have the power to restrict or to withdraw the said privileges wholly or on part as they see fit. Junior Members may be divided into such categories as the Committee shall determine. The subscription payable by the Member parent whose child or member of whose household has been granted junior membership shall be such sum for each category of junior member as the Club shall decide in general meeting.
The Committee may, at their discretion, restrict or withdraw the right of Members’ children under the age of 21 years to use the facilities of the Club.
9 Absent Members
Any Member leaving Hong Kong for a period in excess of one month, irrespective of his intended date of return, shall be entitled, on written notice to the Secretary, to have his membership status changed from ordinary to absent. A fee fixed by General Meeting from time to time will be charged for this service. Absent membership is not available to Members who continue to reside in Hong Kong.
An Absent Member shall, within one month of his return to Hong Kong, notify the Secretary in writing of his return and of his wish to resume his membership whereupon he may immediately commence again to use the Club’s facilities.
10 Temporary Members
Persons over the age of 21 years who may be temporarily visiting Hong Kong may be admitted by the Committee to the privileges of the Club as temporary members on the introduction of a Member, seconded by another Member, for a maximum period of three months and shall pay the same subscriptions in the same fashion as ordinary members but will not be required to pay any entrance fees. A temporary member shall not attend any general meetings or have any vote or voice in the affairs of the Club. The proposer and seconder of a temporary member shall be jointly and severally responsible for all debts contracted him.
11 Sporting Members
Candidate applying under this arrangement shall be recognized bowlers (e.g. bowling regularly in a league competition).
Members who join as Sporting Members can enjoy all the facilities of the Club but have no voting right for the first two years.
Joining procedures are the same as those applicable to applicants who wish to join as ordinary members.
12 Senior Members
An ordinary member who has been a Member of the Club for 25 years or more and reached the age of 80 or above, excluding periods of Absent and/or Sporting Membership (“hereinafter called Senior Member”) shall be entitled to senior membership of the Club. Senior Members shall be exempt from monthly subscriptions but shall continue to be responsible for payment of services rendered by or anything purchased in the Club. This privilege is bestowed upon a designated person and is not transferable.
13 Junior/Student Sporting Members
(1) Candidates who are aged between 12 and 28 years of age may apply a Junior/Student Sporting Member under article 47C.
(2) A written consent from a parent/guardian is required for those candidates aged less than 18 years of age.
(3) Junior/Student Sporting Members shall pay entrance fees determined and revised by the General Committee from time to time.
(4) Monthly subscription fees of Junior/Student Sporting Members will be determined and revised by the General Committee from time to time and will be completely waived for full-time students (a full-time student is as determined by his/her supporting documents).
(5) Junior/Student Sporting Members can enjoy the facilities of the Club but have no voting rights.
(6) Junior/Student Sporting Members aged less than 18 years of age, when using the facilities of the Club are required to be accompanied by one of his/her Parents/Guardians.
(7) The membership of a Junior/Student Sporting Member shall automatically lapse upon such member reaching the age of 29.
(8) Should a Junior/Student Sporting Member who has reached the age of 29 decide to apply again for membership of the Club, procedures will be the same as those applicable to applicants who wish to join as ordinary members.
(9) The Junior/Student Sporting Membership Policy shall be determined and revised by the General Committee from time to time but may be set aside by a Special Resolution at a general meeting of the Club.