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How to become a Member


Who can be a Member:

Membership of the Society shall be open to all persons who have taught or studied for a minimum period of two years in St. Lawrence High School, Calcutta, as well as to their wives without distinction of caste, colour, creed or nationality, provided the Governing Body shall always have the right to close or throw open admission to the society of any or all classes of members as and when it so deems proper.

(i) Ordinary member (ii)  Life Member and (iii) Honorary Member.

(i)  Ordinary Member :

Any person fulfilling the criteria laid down in clause 2 above and paying the annual Subscription of Rs.25/- may be elected as an Ordinary Member of the Society. This is clubbed for 4 years together and collected as Rs. 100/- for 4 years.

(ii) Life Member :

Any ordinary member paying himself or arranging through an associate or trust a donation to the corpus of the society of a sum not less than RS. 500/- to the corpus fund of the Society may be elected its Life Member. A Life Member shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of an Ordinary Member of the Society.

(iii)Honorary Member:

The Governing Body may invite any person whom it thinks fit to become an Honorary Member for such duration as the Governing Body may decide and he shall not be required to pay any subscription during his membership. Honorary Member will not be eligible to be a member of the Governing Body nor shall be entitled to vote in any meeting.

The Legalities:

(a)  A candidate for election as Ordinary or Life Member shall submit an application for admission on the prescribed form may be suspended for such time as the Governing Body may decide from time to time.

(b)  Such application may be taken up for consideration by the Governing Body in due course at its meeting in which at least four of its members shall be present. The Governing Body shall have the power to:

(i)  accept the application provided the application is approved by the majority of the members of the Governing Body present at the meeting or,
(ii)  defer consideration of any application until such time as may be decided, or,
(iii)  reject the application without assigning any reason there for.

The voting, if any, for the aforesaid purposes may be held by secret ballot or otherwise as may be decided by the Governing Body from time to time. The decision of the Governing Body shall be final and no reasons shall be assignable therefore.

       (c) On the decision of an application the Secretary shall forthwith notify the facts to the person concerned. If elected, the latter shall pay the annual subscription as prescribed within one month from the date of despatch of the intimation, failing which the Governing Body, may, at its option, cancel the election.

       (d)   Any person failing to be elected as a member of the Society shall not be eligible for consideration for membership till a period of two years has elapsed from the date of the decision of the Governing Body refusing his candidature.

In Practice:

Just fill out the form and send it over with a cheque or draft in the name of St. Lawrence Old Boys' Association. Outstation cheques should include a service charge of Rs. 15/- (Rs. Fifteen only). Demand Drafts are payable at CALCUTTA. For those abroad paying in international currency, Life Membership is US $ 15 (US$ Fifteen only).