SUBSCRIPTIONS AND FEES
The amounts payable to the Society in respect of all subscriptions, fees or any other dues and commissions shall from time to time be determined by the Board and shall be reported to members at the ensuing Annual General Meeting of the Society.
The annual subscription fees shall become due and payable on 1 January of each and every year, and shall be deemed to be in arrears, if unpaid at the end of February of the same year.
Any member whose subscription is in arrears or who is indebted to the Society in respect of any fees or dues for a period longer than 30 (thirty) calendar days after a formal written demand for payment thereof was addressed to him by the Secretary shall automatically forfeit his membership of the Society. In this regard:
Any member who has forfeited his membership shall be notified in writing within a period of 21 (twenty-one) calendar days from the date on which his membership was forfeited.
From the date on which his membership was forfeited no services shall be rendered to the member concerned, including no transfer of an animal bred by him, no acceptance of mating certificates, and no processing of birth notifications or registrations, and he shall be notified accordingly.
The Board may in exceptional circumstances - upon receipt of a written application by the member concerned within 30 (thirty) calendar days after the Secretary sent him a demand for payment - allow extension of payment.
The Board may cause an interest charge to be levied and collected on arrear accounts at the prime interest rate.
Any member who, for any reason whatsoever, has ceased to be a member of the Society shall remain liable for all amounts due to the Society, as on the date on which his membership ceased.
Should the Board determine that an account is in arrears and should such an account be handed over to a firm of attorneys for collection, the member shall be liable to the Society for payment of all legal fees, collection, and attorney and client costs, in addition to the principal amount, interest, fines and penalties.
Every member shall, when paying his annual subscription to the Society, render a return on the prescribed form, giving the names and numbers of animals recorded in the books of the Society, owned by him on the first day of the year for which the annual subscription is paid. Failing the rendering of such return before the end of February of each year, the Board shall have the right to determine the per capita subscription (administration fee) payable by such a member. However, the member shall have the right of review within 3 (three) months from the commencement of that year, and failing to exercise this right of review, the amount determined shall be the annual per capita subscription payable by such a member.