20.1 Subject to these Rules and the Act, the Committee may by resolution:-
20.1.1 expel a member from the Society;
20.1.2 suspend a member from membership of the Society for a specified period; or
20.1.3 fine a member if the Committee is of the opinion that the member:
18.104.22.168 has refused or neglected to comply with these Rules; or
22.214.171.124 has been guilty of conduct unbecoming a member or prejudicial to the interests of the Society.
20.2 A resolution of the Committee under sub-Rule 20. 1:-
20.2.1 does not take effect unless the Committee, at a meeting held not earlier that fourteen (1 4) and not later than twenty eight (28) days after the service on the member of a notice under sub-Rule 20.3 confirms the resolution in accordance wilh this Rule; and
20.-2.2 where the member exorcises a right of appeal to the Society under this Rule does not take effect unless the Society confirms the resolution in accordance with this Rule.
20.3 Where the Committee passes a resolution under sub- Rule 20.1 the Secretary shall, as soon as practicable, cause to be served on the member a notice in writing:-
20.3.1 setting out the resolution of the Committee and the grounds on which it is based;
20.3.2 stating that the member may address the Committee at a meeting to be held not earlier than fourteen (1'4) and not later than twenty eight (28) days after service of the notice;
20.3.3 stating the date, place and time of that meeting;
20.3.4 informing the member that he or she may do one or more of the following:
126.96.36.199 attend that meeting;
188.8.131.52 give to the Committee before the date of that meeting a written statement seeking revocation of the resolution; and
184.108.40.206 not later than 24 hours before the date of the meeting, lodge with the Secretary a notice to the effect that he or she wishes to appeal to the Society in General Meeting against the Resolution.
20.4 At a meeting of the Committee held in accordance with sub-Rule 20.2.1, the Committee:-
20.4.1 shall give to the member an opportunity to be heard;
20.4.2 shall give due consideration to any written statement submitted by the member; and
20.4.3 shall by resolution determine whether to confirm or to revoke the resolution.
20.5 Where the Secretary receives a notice under sun-clause 20.3.4, he or she shall notify the Committee and the Committee shall convene a General Meeting of the Society to be held within twenty one (21) days after the date on which the Secretary received the notice.
20.6 At a General Meeting of the Society convened under sub-Rule 20.5:-
20.6.1 no business other than the question of the appeal shall be transacted;
20.6.2 the Committee may place before the meeting details of the grounds for the resolution and the reasons for the passing of the resolution;
20.6.3 the member shall be given an opportunity to be heard; and
20.6.4 the members present shall vote by secret ballot on the question whether the resolution should be confirmed or revoked.
20.7 If at the General Meeting:-
20.7.1 two thirds of the members vote in person or by postal ballot in favour of the confirmation of the resolution, the resolution is confirmed; and
20.7.2 in any other case, the resolution is revoked.
19.1 A notice may be served by or on behalf of the society upon any member either personally or by sending it by post to the member at his or her address shown in the Register of Members.
19.2 Where a document is property addressed repaid and posted to a person as a letter, the document shall, unless contrary is proved, be deemed to have been given to the person at the time at which the letter would have been delivered in the ordinary course of post.