Plymouth Medical Society

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ORDINARY MEMBERS
Any fully registered medical practitioner, if proposed for election to Membership of the Society, or if invited by the Council of the Society to apply for Membership, shall be eligible for election to Ordinary Membership. His subsequent voluntary removal from the Medical Register shall not invalidate his Membership.
A notice containing the name and address of each candidate for election to membership shall be sent to every Member, to arrive at least seven days before a General or Special Meeting and, if no objection be lodged with the Hon. Secretaries before such meeting,the candidate for membership shall be declared duly elected by the President or other Member in the chair for that meeting.
If any objection shall have been lodged with the Hon. Secretaries, the election to membership shall be decided by a ballot or show of hands, at the discretion of the Chairman of the Meeting. At such election, fifteen shall form a quorum, and election or otherwise shall be decided by a simple majority of those present and voting, the Chairman having a casting vote.

TEMPORARY MEMBERS
Any fully qualified registered medical practitioner may be invited by the Council of the Society to become a Temporary Member.
Temporary Membership shall not last longer than a year and may be converted into Ordinary Membership as above. A Temporary Member shall have no voice in the management of the Society and shall not be eligible for Office.

HONORARY MEMBERS
Any fully registered medical practitioner, whether an existing Member of the Society or not, may be invited by the Council of the Society to become an Honorary Member for life, and no membership subscription shall be payable by such Honorary Member. An Honorary Member shall have no voice in the management of the Society and shall not be eligible to act as a Trustee of the Society.

SPECIAL MEMBERS
The Council of the Society may invite non-medically qualified persons who are closely associated with the medical profession to become Special Members. A Special Member shal have the rights of an Ordinary Member except that he shall not be eligible for Office.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
A medically qualified Member or any fully qualified registered Medical Practitioner who has fully retired from medical practice, and a Member’s medically qualified spouse who is not involved in full-time medical practice, may apply for Associate Membership of the Society.