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1.  DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS: In this Charter, unless explained specifically otherwise or unless found inconsistent with the subject of the context, the following words shall bear the meaning and interpretation given against them:

1A.  Charter: The word “Charter” refers to the Memorandum and the Rules and Regulations of the "Society for the Promotion of Rational Thinking".

1B.  Society: The word "Society" shall mean the "Society for the Promotion of Rational Thinking".

1C.  General Body: The General Body of Ordinary, Affiliate, Institutional, Patron and such other members who may be, under this Charter, eligible to vote and to participate in the governance of the Society

1D.  Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees of the Society for the time being, as distinguished from the Board of Governors.

1E.  Board of Governors: The Board of Governors of the Society for the time being, as distinguished from the Board of Trustees.

1F.  The Rules: The Rules and Regulations mentioned in this Charter as being in force at a given time.

1G.  Member: The term: "member" may be understood and interpreted with reference to the context. However, unless implied otherwise, this term refers to Ordinary Member. Virtual Members and Associate Members are not members within the meaning of this term.

1H.  Ordinary Members: Except where specifically mentioned, the Ordinary Members of the Society, for the time being, whose names shall have been duly entered in the Register of Members and who have not ceased to be members by virtue of any of the provisions of this Charter.

1I.  The Chairperson: The Chairperson of the Society

1J.  The Vice-Chairperson: The Vice-Chairperson of the Society

1K.  The President: The President of the Society

1L.  The Secretary: The Secretary of the Society

1M.  The Treasurer: The Treasurer of the Society

1N.  The Joint Secretary: The Joint Secretary of the Society

1O.  The Register: The Register/s of Members maintained in terms of this Charter.

1P.  Code of Ethics: The Code of conduct that appears after the end of this Charter and which the Society has approved to be binding upon each member of the Society, as amended from time to time. The application for membership of the Society shall be deemed to be an affirmation by such member of his undertaking to abide by such code of ethics as amended from time to time.

1Q.  The Office: The Registered Office of the Society for the time being

1R.  Month: Calendar Month

1S.  Website: The official website/s of the Society including www.mysprat.org and www.riotinfo.com

1T.  The Words importing singular numbers shall include the plural number. Words importing persons, unless otherwise clarified, shall include individuals, firms and corporations. Similarly third person masculine gender shall also include third person feminine gender. Likewise a singular pronoun may, unless repugnant to the context, mean and include its plural form.



“May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.” -James Joseph Sylvester


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