The Japanese Society of Melbourne (JSM) was established in July 1965. The aim of the JSM is to build and improve friendships between its members, as well as to contribute to the development of cultural relations and friendly interaction between Australia and Japan.
Membership of the Society shall consist of:
(a) Supporting Members;
(b) OrdinaryMembers; and
(c) Associate Members.
Supporting Members shall comprise such bodies (whether incorporated or not) as employ at least one Ordinary Member (each such employee being, for the purposes of these Rules, a grepresentativeh of such Supporting Member) and which apply for and are admitted to membership of the Society in accordance with these Rules.
Ordinary Members shall comprise such Japanese citizens or of Japanese origin who have attained 20 years of age and who are employed and/or reside in Melbourne and metropolitan area and apply for and are admitted to the membership of the Society in accordance with these Rules. Each person admitted as an Ordinary Member shall be classified (at the election of the Member concerned) as holding either:
(a) single membership; or
(b) family membership.
Associate Members shall comprise such persons other than Supporting and Ordinary Members who are admitted to the membership of the Society subject to the approval by the Committee. Before the Committee can approve an Associate Memberfs application the applicant must acknowledge and accept that all activities of the Society shall be conducted in Japanese. Associate Members shall not be eligible for election to any office and shall not be eligible to vote.
The Secretary shall keep and maintain a register of Members in which shall be entered in full
name and address of each member and such other particulars as may be prescribed by the
Committee. The register shall be available for inspection by Members of the Office.
Each Member, on joining the Association, shall pay a joining fee equal to the then current monthly fee for the respective category of membership of the Member concerned.
9. The following monthly fees shall be paid by a Member;
Supporting Members (per representative): $20.00
- Single Membership $7.50 per person
- Family Membership $10.00 per family
Associate Membership $4.50 per person