'The Club shall be named, in full, 'The Craft Luncheon Club for Gentlemen of Mild Demeanour and Habits" and may be addressed as "The Craft Lunch" in the shortened form.
There will be two categories of members:
i) Ordinary - who may vote.
ii) Permacrafter - who may not vote
The Members of the Club shall gather - with the intention of enjoying fine wine, food and informal conversation in a temperate manner - on the last Friday of each calendar month normally at Wit's Oyster Bar and. Restaurant with "Out-Station" lunches held at other venues from time to time. Another day may be substituted in any month if, in the opinion of the Chairman, there is likely to be a conflict with other important events such as Public Holidays or the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.
Membership shall be restricted to the founder members and new members duly balloted before a quorum of the members. A quorum is defined as one half of the ordinary members being present at the time of a ballot.
An ordinary member wishing to propose a candidate for membership shall announce the name of the candidate to the assembled members giving his explanations to the candidate's suitability and temperament. The ordinary members, by way of a secret ballot, shall indicate their views by marking on a piece of paper with:
A candidate receiving one Black Ball at the time of his proposal may not become a member of the club but may be proposed again on another occasion
A candidate receiving two or more Black Balls either at the time of his proposal or in aggregate upon further nomination may not become a member of the club nor may his name be proposed again.
A candidate who receives abstentions totalling more than 40% of those balloting shall not become a member but may be proposed again. In the event that a candidate's nomination is deferred on 3 occasions under this abstention rule he shall not be proposed again.
All candidates proposed for ordinary membership shall be residents of Bangkok in the Kingdom of Thailand.
A member may invite one guest to each gathering of the club and shall inform the Chairman of his intention to invite a guest at least two days prior to the gathering. An individual guest may not attend more than 3 lunches in any twelve-month period
The followings are not permitted to attend as guests:
A Club Tie shall be designed by Messrs Patrick Gauvain and Pravit Purananda who shall submit the logo and designs to the members for approval by a simple majority. The logo shall incorporate the Club Motto "You Know It Makes Sense" translated into the Latin language. (Scis id esse sensibile)
A member may be removed from ordinary membership of the Club if he fails to attend. three consecutive gatherings without good cause. The decision to remove shall be made by a show of hands of the members and the member in question shall be removed by a majority vote of the members present so long as there is a quorum of one half of the ordinary members present. Upon removal from the ordinary members list a member may join the Permacrafters list if he so wishes and attend functions as his schedule permits.
The followings shall be considered offences and. shall be punished by the fine indicated.
As and when a member is subject to a fine he shall pay the sum involved to the Club Treasurer who shall place it in an interest bearing account. On a yearly basis and on an appropriate occasion (normally His Majesty The King's Birthday but possibly on other occasions deserving of note), the accumulated funds shall be dispersed to a Charity or Charities, selected by the members.
The articles herein may be amended or added to at any time by a majority vote of a quorum of one half of the members
Officers of the Club shall normally include the following:
Any other position considered necessary by the Membership
Officers of the Club hold their position at the indulgence of the members who may remove the officers by a simple majority vote of the membership giving two calendar months notice of such removal. By the same token, any member may volunteer for the position of any of the Officers of the club, such position to be confirmed by a simple majority vote of the membership. In. the event that more than one member volunteers for the same position there shall be an election where each member shall cast a single vote for a single candidate, the winner being that candidate who receives the most votes.