9. Disciplining of members
(a) A complaint may be made to the MC by any person that a member of the Association:
(b) The MC may refuse to deal with a complaint if it considers the complaint to be trivial or vexatious in nature. In the alternative, the MC may refer the complaint to the GPT.
(c) If the MC decides to deal itself with the complaint, the MC:
(d) The MC may, by resolution, expel the member from the association or suspend the member from membership of the association if, after considering the complaint and any submissions made in connection with the complaint, it is satisfied that the facts alleged in the complaint have been proved and the expulsion or suspension is warranted in the circumstances.
(e) If the MC expels or suspends a member, the secretary must, within 7 days after the action is taken, cause written notice to be given to the member of the action taken, of the reasons given by the committee for having taken that action and of the member's right of appeal under clause 10.
(f) The expulsion or suspension does not take effect :
whichever is the later.
(g) For the purposes of this clause and clause 10, member includes a member or official of an affiliated club.