The scale of annual subscriptions is generally set at a biennial general meeting of the Association.
Subscriptions are payable in advance, on or before 1 January of each year.
Only members who are fully paid up may stand for election as office bearers or Branch committee members and only fully paid up members are entitled to vote.
Only fully paid up members are entitled to claim any reduced fee offered to members for attendance at any event organised by the Association.
‘Fully paid up’ means that all membership fees for the current financial year and any outstanding membership fees have been paid in full.
Subscription in arrears
A member whose subscription for the current year is not paid by 1 March shall receive a further notification to this effect.
If his/her subscription is still not paid by 30 April, he/she will no longer receive the publications and notices of the Association.
Should the member still be in arrears on 30 June of the same financial year, he/she shall cease to be a member.
Such a person or organisation will not be re-admitted to membership unless all arrears are paid in full.
Exemption from annual subscriptions
(Retired Membership/Retired Professional Membership)
A member who has reached the age of 65 and who has been a member of the Association for a period of not less than twelve years, may be exempted from the payment of the annual subscription of the Association on application to, and at the discretion of, the Executive Committee of the Council.