Bylaw 2, Section 3
Transfer/Affiliation of Membership
A Fraternity brother cannot be a registered brother of more than one chapter at the same time, and membership in the Fraternity does not include the right of automatic transfer to, or registration and privileges at, another chapter. However, any brother in good standing with one chapter of the Fraternity may either affiliate temporarily with, or transfer permanently to, another chapter, upon the consent of both chapters. The privilege of affiliating with or transferring to another chapter may be enjoyed by a brother of an inactive chapter, in which case the Grand Chapter shall grant the approval required from the inactive chapter.
a) Affiliation: A chapter accepting a brother for temporary affiliation, shall do so and extend full chapter privileges, only after the brother has obtained from his original chapter a letter certifying that he is in good standing.
b) Transfer: Permanent transfer of a brother from one chapter to another, shall be upon written request of the brother on forms furnished by the Grand Chapter and shall be official and registered only after approval by the original chapter and due to election to membership in the chapter to which transfer is to be made.
Bylaw 4, Section 1 - Financial SuspensionIn the event that a brother is indebted to his chapter in any amount, said brother is subject to discipline for such indebtedness as follows:
(a) Optional Suspension. In the event that an Active brother’s debt becomes thirty (30) days past due, his Chapter may choose to suspend him upon a majority vote of the chapter, or he may be suspended by the Chapter Director upon his own action and without vote of the Chapter, or by the Province Archon if no Chapter Director is in place. Said suspension becomes effective upon written notice to the indebted brother by the Sage, Third Counselor or Chapter Director; to be issued within 5 days of the decision to suspend.
(b) Automatic Suspension. In the event that an Active brother’s debt becomes sixty (60) days past due, he shall be automatically suspended, without a Chapter vote, if he was not previously suspended pursuant to the preceding section. Said suspension becomes effective upon written notice to the indebted brother by the Sage, Third Counselor, Chapter Director, Province Archon or the Executive Director's designee (ie Regional Director).
(c) Notice of Suspension. In the case of financial suspension pursuant to sub-section (a) or (b) above, the written notice to the indebted brother shall reasonably inform him that suspension has occurred and that such brother will therefore lose his good standing in the Fraternity, will not be permitted to wear his badge, letters, crest or name; or join as a brother in any function, procession or display, public or private, of the Fraternity. Unless prohibited by valid contract, such shall no longer be permitted to live in the Chapter House. A copy of this Notice shall be immediately sent to the Executive Office.
(d) Payment and Reinstatement. Upon payment in full of all indebtedness owed to his chapter, the suspended brother shall be, without a vote of his Chapter, automatically reinstated and notice of such reinstatement shall be immediately sent to the Executive Office.
Proceeding with this form will result in a permanent removal of membership. Please make sure that you are submitting the correct form. If your intent is to suspend a member, please go back and submit a suspension form.
Revocation of membership is a very serious matter that is not taken lightly and the individual in question does have one year to appeal his case to the Grand Council. The documentation you provide is essential for this and for the purposes of our records.
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