AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL FEDERATION INCORPORATED
PART III - MEMBERSHIP
(Adopted by Council 27 February 1999)
The Members of the Federation shall consist of:
(a) the Member States, which subject to these Rules, shall be represented by their State Delegate who have the right to present, debate and vote at General Meetings for and on behalf of the Member States;
(b) Life Members, who subject to these Rules, may upon invitation from the Board, attend and debate at General Meetings in the discretion of the Board, but otherwise have no right to vote at General Meetings;
(c) State Affiliates, who have no right to attend, debate or vote at General Meetings;
(d) Individual Members (other than Directors) who have no right to attend, debate or vote at General Meetings;
(e) Masters Events Participants who, subject to these Rules, may upon invitation from the Board, attend and debate at General Meetings at the discretion of the Board but otherwise have no right to vote at General Meetings; and
(f) such new classes of Members, created in accordance with Rule 5.2.
The Board has the right and power from time to time to create new classes of membership with such rights, privileges and obligations as are determined applicable (other than voting rights), even if the effect of creating a new class is to alter rights, privileges or obligations of an existing class of Members. No new class of membership may be granted voting rights.
(a) Each year the Board will call for nominations from Member States for persons to be considered for life membership of the Federation. The Board may recommend to the Annual General Meeting that one or more persons duly nominated and who has rendered distinguished service to baseball in Australia, where such service is deemed to have assisted the advancement of baseball in Australia, have life membership conferred on them.
(b) A resolution of the Annual General Meeting to confer life membership on the recommendation of the Board must be a Special Resolution.
(c) Upon life membership being conferred, the person's details shall be entered upon the register. A person shall become a Life Member from the time their life membership is formally announced not from the time of entry of their details on the register.