Memberships

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP:


Applications for all categories of membership must be submitted via the official online New Membership Application Form.


The Management Committee appoints a Membership Sub-committee that shall comprise at least three members of the Management Committee, one of whom shall be a Vice President and who shall chair this sub-committee.


All membership applications shall be reviewed by the Membership Sub-committee. All decisions of the Sub-Committee shall be tabled at a Management Committee meeting for endorsement.


The Management Committee, on the recommendation of the Membership sub-committee, shall have the absolute discretion to reclassify the status of any member as and when it sees fit, and specifically in the event that the change of occupation contemplated in Article 4.2) occurs, and its decision shall be final and conclusive.


Neither the Management Committee nor Membership Sub-Committee is obliged to offer reasons for rejected applications.


All new members shall be notified of the availability of the Club's Constitution which is available at the website : https://www.pressclub.org.sg


MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES:

In the matter of voting only those regular, associate and corporate members whose subscriptions are not in arrears shall be entitled to attend and to vote at meetings. In the matter of holding of an elective office on the Management Committee, only regular and associate members may be eligible to be elected to hold office.


Social members may only participate in social, cultural and sporting events as determined by the Management Committee and shall be required to pay the prescribed fees of each event.


Honorary members may be invited by the Management Committee to hold advisory positions in the Club but shall not be eligible to vote at the Club's general meetings.


Guests from other overseas press clubs, with reciprocal arrangements with this Club, are eligible to attend the Club's events, upon verification by the Club's Secretariat. Guests shall be required to pay the prescribed fees and charges for each events, if applicable.

Members shall observe all prevailing Club rules and by-laws and are fully responsible for the conduct of their guests on the Club events.


TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP:

A member may resign his membership on one month's notice, in writing, to the Honorary Secretary. Resignation shall not release a member from his obligations to the Club until all his dues are paid and his resignation accepted by the Membership Committee.


EXPULSION AND SUSPENSIONS:

Any member is liable for expulsion from membership for misconduct, non-payment of dues and such other misdemeanour as the Management Committee may decide by a simple majority vote at a properly-constituted meeting.

The Management Committee may suspend a member during period of investigations.

Prior to expulsion, a member shall have the right to a hearing with the Management Committee within two (2) weeks of notification.

Charges shall be listed in the notice given to the member requesting him to appear before a meeting to discuss his expulsion.

Non-appearance of a member, charged with misconduct, at a meeting shall not prevent the Management Committee from discussing the charges in the absence of the offending member and from deciding on a vote of expulsion.

A member so expelled shall be notified, in writing, and the notice sent to him by registered post.


MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND FEES

Membership fees are payable at the following rates:


Joining Fees ( One Time )

Regular : $25

Associate : $50

Corporate Partner: $1,000

Media Company Partner: $1,000

Social : $25


Annual Subscription Fees

Regular : $50 per annum

Associate : $150 per annum

Corporate Partner : $200 per Corporate Member per annum and $250 for fourth and subsequent Corporate Member.

Media Company Partner: amount to be determined based on number of employees membership activation.

Social : $100 per annum

Student : $40 per annum

Non-Resident : Nil

Honorary : Nil


Conversion to Life Membership

Life (Regular) : $600 one time

Life (Associate) : $1,500 one time


The membership fees may be varied from time to time by a properly-constituted General Meeting on the recommendation of the Management Committee.

At the discretion of the Management Committee, administration fees amounting to 20% of the applicable membership fees may be levied for reinstatement of memberships that have lapsed beyond three (3) months. Upon payment of such administration fees and membership dues, the membership shall be renewed until the next applicable anniversary of the membership.

Members in arrears for more than six (6) months shall have their names removed from the Register of Members and shall no longer enjoy the rights and privileges of membership.

The income and property of the Press Club, irrespective of when and how derived, shall be applied towards the promotion of the objects of the Press Club as set forth in this Constitution. No portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend or bonus or by way of profit to the persons who at any time are or have been members of the Press Club or to any person claiming through any of them.