Article 8

CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP

8.1   Membership of the Association shall cease:

(a)   In the case of an Individual Member –

i)     If he at any time, by writing, resigns;
ii)    If he dies;
iii)   If he becomes of unsound mind;
iv)   If he becomes bankrupt;
v)    If he is convicted of a criminal offence, implying a defect of character which makes him unfit to be a member;
vi)   If he is expelled from the Association; or
vii)  If he fails to pay his membership dues as stated in Article 9.2.

(b)   In the case of an Organisational Member –

i)     If it at any time, by writing, resigns;
ii)    If it is wound up or becomes insolvent;
iii)   If it is expelled from the Association; or
iv)   If it fails to pay its membership dues as stated in Article 9.2.

8.2   A member may be expelled by a majority decision of the Association at a General Meeting on a motion proposed by the Council, notice of which motion shall have been given and the member concerned shall have been given an opportunity to be heard in his defence.

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