Applicants for full membership need to have a special interest in venous and lymphatic conditions, be resident in the Republic of South Africa and need to be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, The South African Nursing Council or a relevant Professional Medical Society
Full membership is obtained by a majority vote of the Executive Committee of the Society after the applicant has been proposed and seconded by two full members of the Society.
Full member retains his/her membership until it is terminated:
by the member handing in his written resignation to the Secretary/Treasurer or,
the Executive Committee of the Society comes to such a decision by means of a majority vote;
After a year has lapsed and a member has failed to pay outstanding membership fees, the Executive Committee may cancel the membership.
Membership which has been cancelled may be reviewed after the outstanding subscription fees have been paid. During this period of cancellation of membership, the member will not have the right to vote and may not be elected to an office.
Persons in the following categories may request to be accepted as Associate member of the Society:
Healthcare practitioners who are not resident in the Republic of South Africa who
have a special interest in the treatment of venous and lymphatic conditions.
are members of their respective national medical societies wherever such societies exist;
Individuals who are resident in the Republic of South African and who have a special interest in venous and lymphatic conditions
The election of Associate members takes place by means of a majority vote of the Executive Committee of the Society after the applicant has been proposed and seconded by two members of whom one has to be a full member of the Society.
Associate Members have all the advantages of full members except the right to vote and they may not be elected to office.
Annual General Meeting of the Society will, as far as possible, be at the same time as the main academic meeting of the Society.Other meetings may from time to time be arranged by the Executive Committee. This will include meetings which will take place in co-operation with other societies that have an interest in venous and lymphatic diseases.
Special General Meetings may be arranged if 5 full members of the Society address such a request in writing to the Secretary.
Voting by proxy will be allowed at the General Meetings.
The Executive Committee meets biannually, not less than once per year.
The Society will be dissolved if there should at any stage be less than 3 full members.
On dissolution of the society a special meeting will be held, and a special resolution will be passed on the distribution of the funds and assets of the organisation. The special meeting and resolution will be passed to nominate and determine non-profit organisation/s with similar objectives to distribute the funds and assets to.