(a) to print, publish and issue quarterly (or at such other intervals as the Council of the Society may from time to time determine) a magazine entitled The Kipling Journal devoted to matters of interest to readers and students of Kipling.3. Membership
(b) to promote and hold lectures, discussions and meetings, and generally to encourage the study of Kipling's life and writings.
(c) for the purposes of education and study, to maintain a library comprising Kipling's works, the works of writers on Kipling, and other material (in any form or medium) relating to Kipling.
(d) to provide speakers on Kipling's life and works for suitable functions organised otherwise than by the Society
(e) to employ any electronic or other form of information technology to store, process or provide information about Kipling, the Society and its activities.
(f) to give assistance and advice regarding Kipling's life and works and on the organisation of any suitable function dealing with them.
(a) Life Members(3) The Council may admit as an Honorary Member any person interested in the object of the Society if in its opinion it is appropriate to do so in his or her case.
(b) Ordinary Members
(c) Junior Members (that is, persons under the age of eighteen years); and
(d) Honorary Members (admitted under paragraph (3) below)
(a) his or her subscription for the current year.(6) Paragraph (5) above does not affect any liability incurred by a person in the capacity of a member of the Council.
(b) any arrears of his or her subscription for any previous year.
(c) any unpaid dues incurred by him or her as a condition of participation in any entertainment or other event arranged by the Society.
(a) not more than eight elected members, each being an Ordinary or Life Member elected to the Council at an Annual General Meeting, having been proposed for election either by the Council or by notice in writing given to the Secretary by any five or more Ordinary or Life Members not less than 21 days before the date of the meeting; and(2) An elected member of the Council shall hold office for three years and, subject to paragraph (6) below, shall then retire from the Council, but shall be eligible for election as an elected member under paragraph (1) (a) above after an interval of not less than one year.
(b) the following Honorary Executive Officers of the Society, namely the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Editor of the Kipling Journal, the Librarian, the Meetings Secretary, the Membership Secretary and the holder of any other Honorary Executive Office established under Rule 7(5).
(a) ceases to hold the office of Chairman; or(6) Subject in all cases to re-election, it shall be normal for the Chairman to continue in office for two years, and for him or her then to be succeeded by the outgoing Deputy Chairman, irrespective of the length of time for which each of them has already served continuously as a member of the Council.
(b) ceases to hold the office of Deputy Chairman and is not thereupon elected Chairman, shall retire from the Council, but shall after an interval of not less than one year be eligible for election as an elected member under paragraph (l)(a) above, or as Deputy Chairman or Chairman under paragraph (4) above, or as an Honorary Executive Officer under Rule 7(1).
(a) the Chairman or, failing him, the Deputy Chairman is in the chair; and(8) With the agreement of the Council the Chairman or, failing him, the Deputy Chairman may invite any person having special knowledge of a particular subject to attend the whole or part of a meeting of the Council for the purpose of assisting consideration of any matter relating to that subject.
(b) the Secretary or, failing him, another member of the Council nominated by the Chairman or Deputy Chairman to act as Secretary is present; and
(c) there are also present three other members of the Council (one of whom may be the Deputy Chairman if neither in the chair nor acting as Secretary), those five persons shall constitute a quorum.
(a) a candidate for election or re-election to each of the Honorary Executive Offices shall be nominated by the Council;(4) The Honorary Executive Officers shall perform their routine functions as representatives of the Council acting with its authority, but shall without delay bring to the Council's notice, through its Chairman, any matter involving a question of policy or principle which may arise in the course of that performance.
(b) any five or more Ordinary or Life Members may by written notice given to the Secretary not less than 21 days before the date of the meeting nominate a candidate for election to any of those offices;
but no person shall be nominated under this paragraph unless he or she has signified his or her willingness to serve if elected.
(a) on its formation, a list of the names and addresses of its members; and(5) If a Branch is to be dissolved, notice of that fact shall be given to the Membership Secretary.
(b) from time to time such amendments or up-dated versions of that list as are needed to secure that the Membership Secretary has an up-to-date list.