Article 7. Exclusion

On the proposal of the Board of Directors or at least four members, a General Meeting may decide to exclude a member from the Association due to misconduct, misrepresentation or dishonesty. To be valid, this decision must be approved by at least three-fourths (3/4) of the votes cast. The member in question shall then immediately withdraw from the Association. The excluded member has an obligation to pay the membership fee determined pursuant to Article 10 and any contribution assessed pursuant to Article 11 in an amount proportionate to the duration of its membership. A member who is excluded from the Association is not entitled to any share of its assets.

The resolutions of the General Meeting shall be notified to members by circular letter.