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Secretary (Archie), Memsec (Pippa), Chairman (Ash), Events (Peter), Journal (Jan), Treasurer (Charles), Archive (Chris)

Membership Rules

1.TITLE
The name of the association is:
The International Association of Cape Horners (IACH)
2. OBJECTS AND AIMS
To promote and strengthen the ties of comradeship which bind together the unique body of men and women who enjoy the distinction of having voyaged round Cape Horn under sail.
3. CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP
Full – Full Membership is open to all seafarers who have completed a Qualifying Rounding of Cape Horn (see Eligibility).
Honorary – Any individual who contributes to the cause of the Association or its wider aims may, in exceptional cases, be invited by the Committee to become an Honorary Member. This is an exceptional award to a person of unique and outstanding distinction and/or service and requires the agreement of a quorum of 5 Committee members
4. ASSOCIATES
Any individual who is not eligible for Membership but has an ongoing Interest in our activities may, if proposed and seconded by two members and on receipt of a subscription, become an Associate of the IACH. Associates may attend meetings of local groups, general meetings and the annual lunch and receive copies of the Journal.
5. ELIGIBILITY
Membership is open to individuals of all nationalities who have rounded Cape Horn under sail as part of a non-stop passage of at least 3,000 nautical miles which passes above the latitude of 52° South in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and is completed without the use of engines for propulsion.
Crews of other sailing vessels rounding Cape Horn, where the voyage does not conform exactly to the requirements above, may apply for their voyage to be approved. Each application shall be vetted by the Committee and approved by  a quorum of 5 Committee members that the voyage complies wholly with the spirit, if not the precise detail, of the requirements for a Qualifying Rounding.
6. UPON BEING ELECTED:
Members and Associates qualify to:
a) Have their name, address; vessel(s) and year of rounding (roundings if more than one) included in the IACH Membership List.
b) Wear the tie and other regalia of the IACH.
c) Attend re-unions at locations as advertised by special notice or in the Journal.
d) Receive the IACH Journal – ‘The Cape Horner’.
e) Fly the IACH Burgee. (Associates may purchase but not fly the Burgee)
7. TERMINATION
a) If a Member’s or Associate’s subscription becomes in arrears, a reminder shall be sent. If there is no response by the Member or Associate to the Membership Secretary, then their membership may be terminated
b) A Member or Associate may resign by giving notice to the Membership Secretary to that effect.
c) The Committee is empowered to ask in writing for a Member or Associate to resign, subject to confirmation by a quorum of Committee Members at a special meeting.
8. OFFICERS
a) The IACH will be headed by the President.
b) The President and Vice Presidents and Officers shall be elected by the Committee and shall be confirmed in office every three years.
c) The other Officers are defined under Management Rule.
9. MANAGEMENT
Management to be by a committee of elected officers and members as follows:
• President
• Vice President(s)
• Chairman
• Secretary
• Membership Secretary
• Treasurer
• Journal Editor
• Webmaster
• Archivist
• Events Secretary
• And other members deemed to be required by the Committee
10. ELECTION AND PERIOD IN OFFICE OF THE COMMITTEE
a) Officers and Committee Members shall be elected by the Committee from nominations received.
b) Honorariums may be awarded for Committee positions demanding exceptional time commitment. They shall be nominated by the Committee and recorded in meeting minutes.
c) If it is considered to be an advantage to the IACH, or to fill a vacancy, an associate may be co-opted to the committee.
11. MEETINGS
a) The IACH Committee will meet a minimum of three times a year. Any Member wishing to put forward a resolution for inclusion in the Agenda shall forward such resolution to the Secretary at least 21 days before the meeting.
b) Quorum. Any 5 voting Members at a Committee Meeting shall constitute a quorum.
c) Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) may be called by the Committee whenever they consider it necessary. The Committee is bound to convene an EGM if a request in writing is forwarded to the Secretary, signed by 20 Members eligible to vote. The request shall give full details of the objects of the meeting. The Secretary will send a notice of the meeting to all Members, giving 4 weeks notice. The notice shall include the date, time, place, and objects of the meeting. No other business shall be conducted at an EGM.
d) Records of all meetings shall be taken by the Secretary (or a nominated Committee member). The minutes so taken shall be preserved as a historical record of the business of the IACH.
12. ACCOUNTS
a) The Committee shall cause proper books of accounts to be kept of all Income and expenditure and of all dealings with the assets of the IACH.
b) The Committee shall cause to be prepared and laid before the Members at the Annual Reunion Lunch every year a Statement of Source & Application of Funds, together with the report of the Committee.

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