GHFA Constitution

10. Right of appeal of disciplined member

(a) A member may appeal to the association in general meeting against a resolution of the MC under clause 9, within 7 days after notice of the resolution is served on the member, by lodging with the Secretary of the Board a notice to that effect.

(b) The notice may, but need not, be accompanied by a statement of the grounds on which the member intends to rely for the purposes of the appeal.

(c) On receipt of a notice from a member under subclause (a), the secretary must convene a general meeting of the association to be held within 28 days after the date on which the secretary received the notice.

(d) At a general meeting of the association convened under sub clause (c):

(i) no business other than the question of the appeal is to be transacted, and
(ii) the MC and the member must be given the opportunity to state their respective cases orally or in writing, or both, and
(iii) the members present are to vote by secret ballot on the question of whether the resolution should be confirmed or revoked.

(e) The appeal is to be determined by a simple majority of votes cast by members of the association.

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