Member

For a charitable company, a member is essentially a guarantor in a company limited by guarantee (CLG). Members of unincorporated associations usually become so by agreeing to abide by the bye-laws. In general, people usually become members when their name is entered in the register of members which is a formal document required of companies and other organisations. For CLG membership is limited to the subscribers to the Memorandum and to those who are admitted to membership under the rules set out in the Articles. Members under the charity definition can be the same as that for charitable companies, but they may also operate a membership or supporters scheme which provides certain benefits. Members of a charity have the right to vote and to receive information on the running of the charity.