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ARTICLE I

'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

ARTICLE 2

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.

ARTICLE 3

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:

  1. A member failing to wear the Club tie at the luncheon gatherings shall be fined Baht 100.00.
  2. A member bringing a Cellular Telephone or Pager into the Dining Room shall switch it off, for if he fails to switch it off and it rings - at any time before the departure of the last member he shall be fined Baht 100.00 on each occasion it rings. Members shall be liable for the fines incurred by their guests under this clause.
  3. A member arriving between 30 minutes and 45 minutes later than the designated commencement time of each luncheon gathering shall incur a penalty of Baht 100.00 and if he arrives later than 45 minutes but before 60 minutes after the designated time the penalty of Baht 200.00 No excuses shall be acceptable under this clause.
  4. A member who fails to arrive at a luncheon gathering within 60 minutes of the designated starting time when he has. previously indicated he would attend shall be penalised by paying for two bottles of wine chosen by the Chairman so long as the aggregate cost of the bottles does not exceed Baht 2,000.00. By the same token a member who does attend having previously indicated he would not shall incur a penalty of Baht 100.00
  5. A member whose photograph appears in the Bangkok Tatler shall be fined Baht 500.00 unless the photograph is published in connection with his business. Any dispute resulting from this clause shall be decided by a majority vote of a quorum of one half of the ordinary members and there shall be no appeal against their decision.
  6. Notwithstanding that it is the intention of the Club to hold its gatherings in a relaxed and felicitous manner, it is imperative that the members uphold their public image as Gentlemen of mild habits and decorum Therefore, any action by a member within the confines of the luncheon which causes revulsion "in extremis" to other members and/or undue embarrassment to club guests or attendant staff may be subject to a motion for censure or impeachment which shall be put to a vote before a quorum of one half' of the ordinary members and should the vote, by a simple majority, find the member and order his censure the offending member shall be liable to a fine of Baht 5,000.00. If however a member is impeached under this article he shall be expelled from the club forthwith and his name shall never again be put forward for membership.

    ARTICLE 8

    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.

    ARTICLE 9

    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

    ARTICLE 10

    Officers of the Club shall normally include the following:

    Chairman

    Treasurer

    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.