Are we in violation of the bylaws if the bylaws indicate you must complete an application form and the form indicates there is a waiting period of 6 months, even though the Bylaws don’t state there is a waiting period of 6 month?
This is in the by-laws:
Each applicant for candidate membership, junior membership or membership will
complete an application form, approved by the board, to the membership chairman. The
form will contain a provision that the applicant agrees to abide by the club bylaws and
rules of the AKC. Applications for membership, but not candidate or junior membership,
will identify two members sponsoring the applicant. Applicants will deliver the
completed application form and a remittance in the amount of the dues payable for the
current year to the membership chairman. The membership chairman will present the
names of applicants for membership to the board for review as soon as their respective
applications are complete. The board will consider each application and, at the next
regular club meeting, will recommend to the membership whether the applicant should be
considered for membership.
This is on the Full Membership application:
“I/we have been a member candidate of the Durham Kennel Club for the required six months, and I/we would like to be considered for full Membership.”