Article 5. Application for membership/withdrawal

Applications for admittance as a member of the Association are considered by the Board of Directors, which may grant the application by a unanimous decision. If the Board members do not agree on the granting of the application, it shall be submitted to a General Meeting for decision. The membership enters into effect from the end of the calendar year in which membership was granted unless the new member has reached agreement with the Board of Directors regarding the conditions for its entry into effect at an earlier date.

Membership may be terminated by a member giving three months' notice of withdrawal with effect from the end of the calendar year unless the member has reached agreement with the Board of Directors regarding the conditions for withdrawing at an earlier date. Members who have withdrawn from the Association are not entitled to any share of its assets.

Members shall be informed of new memberships and withdrawals by circular letter.