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Bylaw Requirements To Be Member - Can Add Additional Requirement Without Amending


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If the club bylaws have specific requirements for a candidate to be a member, such as be sponsored by one existing member and attend three club functions, can the club also make an additional requirement because it has always been common practice (such as requiring a six month waiting period), even though it is not expressly stated in the bylaws?

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Just now, Guest James said:

If the club bylaws have specific requirements for a candidate to be a member, such as be sponsored by one existing member and attend three club functions, can the club also make an additional requirement because it has always been common practice (such as requiring a six month waiting period), even though it is not expressly stated in the bylaws?

No.

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2 hours ago, Guest James said:

If the club bylaws have specific requirements for a candidate to be a member, such as be sponsored by one existing member and attend three club functions, can the club also make an additional requirement because it has always been common practice (such as requiring a six month waiting period), even though it is not expressly stated in the bylaws?

Agreeing completely with Mr. Honemann, I would cite p. 589-590, # 4.  "If the bylaws authorize certain things specifically, other things of the same class are thereby prohibited."

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