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3 Constitution·of·the·​C·Users'·Group·(UK)​3 The·ACCU·Constitution
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6 1·​Title6 1·​Title
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11 2·​Aims·​and·​objects11 2·​Aims·​and·​objects
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13 ###·​2.​113 ###·​2.​1
14 The·​aims·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​to·​promote·​interest·​in·​the·​C·​and·​C++·​programming·​languages·​by·​means·​of·​a·​regular·​newsletter,​·​the·​maintenance·​of·​such·​electronic·​resources·​(e.​g.​·​Internet·​Point·​of·​Presence·​and·​World·Wide·Web·​pages)​·​as·​are·​deemed·​appropriate·​by·​the·​Committee,​·​and·​such·​other·​activities·​as·​the·​Committee·​may,​·​from·​time·​to·​time,​·​deem·​suitable.​14 The·​aims·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​to·​promote·​interest·​in·​the·​C·​and·​C++·​programming·​languages·​by·​means·​of·​a·​regular·​newsletter,​·​the·​maintenance·​of·​such·​electronic·​resources·​(e.​g.​·​Internet·​Point·​of·​Presence·​and·​WorldWideWeb·​pages)​·​as·​are·​deemed·​appropriate·​by·​the·​Committee,​·​and·​such·​other·​activities·​as·​the·​Committee·​may,​·​from·​time·​to·​time,​·​deem·​suitable.​
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16 3·​Affiliation16 3·​Affiliation
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21 4·​Membership21 4·​Membership
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23 ###·​4.​123 ###·​4.​1
24 There·​shall·​be·​three·​classes·​of·​membership·​of·​the·​Association.​··​These·​shall·​be·Basic,​·Full·​and·​Corporate.​··​Individuals·​may·​hold·Basic·or·Full·​membership.​·​Companies·​and·​Institutes·​may·​hold·​Corporate·​membership·for·a·single·site.​··​Individuals·​providing·​proof·​of·​full-time·​education·​are·​eligible·​for·​a·​discount·​on·the·Basic·or·Full·​membership·​fees.​24 There·​shall·​be·​two·​classes·​of·​membership·​of·​the·​Association.​·​These·​shall·​be·Individual·​and·​Corporate.​·​Individuals·​may·​hold·Individual·​membership.​·​Companies·​and·​Institutes·​may·​hold·​Corporate·​membership.​·​Individuals·​providing·​proof·​of·​full-time·​education·​are·​eligible·​for·​a·​discount·​on·​membership·​fees.​
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26 ###·​4.​226 ###·​4.​2
27 The·​Committee·​may·​withhold·​membership·​from·​any·​individual·​or·​body·​without·​giving·​reasons,​·​but·​the·​individual·​or·​body·​may·​put·​their·​case·​to·​the·​next·​General·​Meeting·​of·​the·​Association,​·​which·​may·​over-rule·​the·​Committee's·​decision.​·​Similarly,​·​the·​Committee·​may·​terminate·​in·​writing·​the·​membership·​of·​any·​member·​or·​body·​whose·​conduct·​they·​consider·​to·​be·​detrimental·​to·​the·​interests·​of·​the·​Association,​·​subject·​to·​appeal·​to·​a·​General·​Meeting·​of·​the·​Association.​27 The·​Committee·​may·​withhold·​membership·​from·​any·​individual·​or·​body·​without·​giving·​reasons,​·​but·​the·​individual·​or·​body·​may·​put·​their·​case·​to·​the·​next·​General·​Meeting·​of·​the·​Association,​·​which·​may·​over-rule·​the·​Committee's·​decision.​·​Similarly,​·​the·​Committee·​may·​terminate·​in·​writing·​the·​membership·​of·​any·​member·​or·​body·​whose·​conduct·​they·​consider·​to·​be·​detrimental·​to·​the·​interests·​of·​the·​Association,​·​subject·​to·​appeal·​to·​a·​General·​Meeting·​of·​the·​Association.​
82 The·​Association's·​year·​of·​accounts·​shall·​end·​on·​31st·​December.​·​The·​Association·​shall·​have·​a·​rolling·​membership·​year.​82 The·​Association's·​year·​of·​accounts·​shall·​end·​on·​31st·​December.​·​The·​Association·​shall·​have·​a·​rolling·​membership·​year.​
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84 ###·​6.​284 ###·​6.​2
85 All·​Individual·​and·​Corporate·​Members,​·​with·​the·​exception·​of·​those·​granted·​Honorary·​status·​under·​clause·​4.​4,​·​shall·​pay·​an·​annual·​subscription·​at·​a·​rate·​to·​be·​fixed·​by·​the·​Committee·​of·​the·​Association.​··​A·​person·​applying·​for·​membership·​shall·​become·​a·​member·​from·​the·​date·​their·​application·​is·​received·​by·​the·​membership·​secretary.​·​Their·​renewal·​date·​shall·​be·​based·​on·​their·​application·​date,​·​adjusted·​by·​the·​membership·​secretary·​to·​a·​suitable·​end·​of·​month·​date,​·​within·​one·​month·​of·​their·​application·​date.​85 All·​Individual·​and·​Corporate·​Members,​·​with·​the·​exception·​of·​those·​granted·​Honorary·​status·​under·​clause·​4.​4,​·​shall·​pay·​an·​annual·​subscription·​at·​a·​rate·​to·​be·​fixed·​by·​the·​Committee·​of·​the·​Association.​·​A·​person·​applying·​for·​membership·​shall·​become·​a·​member·​from·​the·​date·​their·​application·​is·​received·​by·​the·​membership·​secretary.​·​Their·​renewal·​date·​shall·​be·​based·​on·​their·​application·​date,​·​adjusted·​by·​the·​membership·​secretary·​to·​a·​suitable·​end·​of·​month·​date,​·​within·​one·​month·​of·​their·​application·​date.​
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87 ###·​6.​387 ###·​6.​3
88 Existing·​members·​shall·​be·​allowed·​a·​period·​of·​grace·​of·​four·​weeks·​following·​the·​end·​of·​their·​membership·​year,​·​during·​which·​they·​may·​retain·​their·​membership·​pending·​renewal.​·​Members·​may·​renew·​after·​this·​time·​but·​will·​not·​be·​entitled·​to·​any·​missed·​journals·​that·​may·​have·​been·​produced·​by·​the·​association.​··​If·​a·​member·​fails·​to·​renew·​with·​two·​months·​of·​the·​end·​of·​their·​membership·​year,​·​their·​membership·​is·​deemed·​to·​have·​been·​cancelled.​88 Existing·​members·​shall·​be·​allowed·​a·​period·​of·​grace·​of·​four·​weeks·​following·​the·​end·​of·​their·​membership·​year,​·​during·​which·​they·​may·​retain·​their·​membership·​pending·​renewal.​·​Members·​may·​renew·​after·​this·​time·​but·​will·​not·​be·​entitled·​to·​any·​missed·​journals·​that·​may·​have·​been·​produced·​by·​the·​association.​·​If·​a·​member·​fails·​to·​renew·​with·​two·​months·​of·​the·​end·​of·​their·​membership·​year,​·​their·​membership·​is·​deemed·​to·​have·​been·​cancelled.​
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90 ###·​6.​490 ###·​6.​4
91 The·​Committee·​shall·​have·​the·​power·​to·​set·​charges·​on·​the·​provision·​of·​special·​facilities·​and·​events·​for·​those·​participating·​and/​or·​benefiting.​91 The·​Committee·​shall·​have·​the·​power·​to·​set·​charges·​on·​the·​provision·​of·​special·​facilities·​and·​events·​for·​those·​participating·​and/​or·​benefiting.​
142 9·​Interpretation142 9·​Interpretation
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144 ###·​9.​1144 ###·​9.​1
145 In·​these·​rules·​(unless·​such·​extensions·​are·​inconsistent·​with·​the·​context)​·​the·​word·​'Association'·​shall·​mean·the·​the·​organisation·​identified·​in·​Rule·​1.​1.​·​'Member'·​and·​'Individual·​Member'·​shall·​mean·​an·​ordinary·​member·​of·​the·​Association.​·​'Body'·​shall·​refer·​to·​Companies·​or·​Institutions·​holding·​Corporate·​membership·​of·​the·​Association.​·​'Committee'·​shall·​mean·​the·​Committee·​of·​the·​Association.​·​No·​presumption·​of·​gender·​is·​intended.​145 In·​these·​rules·​(unless·​such·​extensions·​are·​inconsistent·​with·​the·​context)​·​the·​word·​'Association'·​shall·​mean·​the·​organisation·​identified·​in·​Rule·​1.​1.​·​'Member'·​and·​'Individual·​Member'·​shall·​mean·​an·​ordinary·​member·​of·​the·​Association.​·​'Body'·​shall·​refer·​to·​Companies·​or·​Institutions·​holding·​Corporate·​membership·​of·​the·​Association.​·​'Committee'·​shall·​mean·​the·​Committee·​of·​the·​Association.​·​No·​presumption·​of·​gender·​is·​intended.​
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147 ###·​9.​2147 ###·​9.​2
148 In·​any·​case·​of·​doubt·​as·​to·​the·​meaning·​of·​a·​rule·​or·​its·​applicability·​to·​a·​particular·​matter,​·​the·​Committee·​shall·​have·​the·​power·​to·​decide·​the·​issue,​·​subject·​to·​the·​approval·​of·​the·​next·​Annual·​General·​Meeting.​148 In·​any·​case·​of·​doubt·​as·​to·​the·​meaning·​of·​a·​rule·​or·​its·​applicability·​to·​a·​particular·​matter,​·​the·​Committee·​shall·​have·​the·​power·​to·​decide·​the·​issue,​·​subject·​to·​the·​approval·​of·​the·​next·​Annual·​General·​Meeting.​
165 ###·​12.​2165 ###·​12.​2
166 Upon·​the·​dissolution·​of·​the·​Association,​·​the·​property·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​disposed·​of·​at·​open·​auction·​and·​the·​proceeds,​·​together·​with·​any·​pecuniary·​assets·​of·​the·​Association,​·​shall·​be·​used·​to·​pay·​off·​all·​debts·​owed·​by·​the·​Association,​·​and·​the·​balance·​shall·​be·​donated·​to·​a·​charity·​nominated·​at·​the·​closing·​General·​Meeting.​166 Upon·​the·​dissolution·​of·​the·​Association,​·​the·​property·​of·​the·​Association·​shall·​be·​disposed·​of·​at·​open·​auction·​and·​the·​proceeds,​·​together·​with·​any·​pecuniary·​assets·​of·​the·​Association,​·​shall·​be·​used·​to·​pay·​off·​all·​debts·​owed·​by·​the·​Association,​·​and·​the·​balance·​shall·​be·​donated·​to·​a·​charity·​nominated·​at·​the·​closing·​General·​Meeting.​
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168 Revised:​·​21-03-1991,​·​21-03-1992,​·​27-02-1993,​·​19-03-1994,​·​01-03-1997,​·​25-03-2000,​·​05-04-2003,​·​17-04-2004,​·​23-04-2005.​168 Revised:​·​21-03-1991,​·​21-03-1992,​·​27-02-1993,​·​19-03-1994,​·​01-03-1997,​·​25-03-2000,​·​05-04-2003,​·​17-04-2004,​·​23-04-2005,​·22-04-2006
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