ARTICLE 6


  1. The Board may expel a member who:
    • acts against the interests of the Society;
    • directly or indirectly damages the reputation of the Society;
    • has been seriously disciplined by his/her national professional association or other competent body; or
    • fails to pay its annual membership fee or any amounts due to the  Society (including additional fees and expenses) within 60 days of the date of a payment request being sent by the Society to the Member’s office address or registered e-mail address.
  2. A member shall be automatically expelled:
    • at the date at which they are expelled by his/her national professional association or other competent body; or
    • at the date 30 days after the date of a letter of demand for payment sent to the Member’s office address or registered e-mail address for all amounts outstanding to the Society after at least 60 days pursuant to Art 6.1.d or Art 23 or at least at default in the payment of annual subscriptions for a period exceeding two years.
  3. Restoration of voting rights will become effective on resumption of payment of contributions and settlement of arrears as set out in those by-laws.
  4. Any decision by the Board to reinstate an expelled member shall be conditional upon prior payment of all amounts outstanding to the Society at the date of the meeting (to include the current year’s membership fees as well as any debts and expenses that the Society has incurred on behalf of the said expelled member), subject to any exemption in full or part granted by the General Assembly.
  5. Any member excluded from the ISoN may appeal to the Board for reinstatement if the circumstances under which the suspension or exclusion took place no longer apply. The appeal must be made in writing to the President with adequate documentation supporting the reasons for reinstatement.
  6. Furthermore, the expelled member shall have a right of appeal to the next General Assembly in person or in writing against the decision of the Board or their automatic expulsion. The decision of the General Assembly shall be final.