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Should we have something official here about "Possible reasons for rejection of application"? AndrewRT 18:13, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

We could do, but we already state in the AoA that "The Directors may only refuse an application for membership if, acting reasonably and properly, they consider it to be in the best interests of the charity to refuse the application." That covers the basics; the rest are really just guidelines. Mike Peel 20:24, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure I agree with that interpretation! I would think "in the interests of the charity" means, in practice, the Board can do pretty much what it likes! The bits in the guidance are much more restrictive. AndrewRT 21:12, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Added from Talk:Meetings/2009 AGM/Resolutions

I support Andrew's suggestion - the Membership Rules should say "The membership fee will be set by an ordinary resolution at each AGM for the following year. If the meeting fails to pass such a resolution, the membership fee will remain unchanged." The current membership fee was set by the board and are valid, so if the membership rules pass but the fees resolution fails the current fees would remain. If the membership rules fail then the board still has the power to set membership fees as it sees fit and we don't really have a problem. --Tango 17:24, 14 March 2009 (UTC)