grades of membership are available. Affiliate membership
is open to those who are interested in the work of the Society,
they are eligible to attend meetings and also receive the
Journal. Those who have sufficient experience and qualifications
may apply for Full Membership and then for one of the grades
of Profesional Membership which rise to Fellowship of the
Society (FSLTC). There are also grades available for students
and retired members.
Should you be interested in becoming a member and receiving
the Journal as well as attending the Society's meetings,
please contact our Membership Secretary, Mrs Pat Potter
are requested to read the following information carefully
before completing the form
This Application form is intended only for ordinary
Membership - Affiliate (including students) and Members
only. Applicants for Professional Grades are required to
complete the special form provided for this purpose, copies
of which are available from the Secretary and from Group
or Section Secretaries.
According to the Articles of Association of the Society,
any person who has shown an interest in the work of the
Society may be considered for election as Affiliate. Applicants
for Affiliateship need only complete parts A and C of the
form, accompanied by the signature of one proposing Member
with personal knowledge of the Applicant. In the case of
Student Affiliateship the signature must be that of the
course tutor and details of the course, and its duration
must be provided.
Applicants for Ordinary Membership must also complete
part B. Since Membership is dependent upon a combination
of educational attainments and experience in the leather
industry, it is essential that sufficient information is
provided to enable Council to make a valid decision on each
application. If the information provided is unclear or inadequate,
such applications will be deemed to be Affiliateship. Applicants
from outside the UK, Australia and South Africa, who may
find difficulty in finding supporters for their application,
may refer to the Secretary for the names of Members in their
own country who could support their application or they
may request the Secretary to forward their application form
to named Members in the UK, to whom they may be known. In
the absence of either of these possibilities, Council may
be prepared to accept the signatures of Members of other
constituent Societies of the IULTCS, who are not themselves
Members of the SLTC, or signatures of employers (and former
employers), College tutors and the like who are able to
substantiate the accuracy of the information provided.
Affiliates and Ordinary Members have the same privileges
of Membership except that Affiliates are not allowed to
stand for any Office within the society or to vote at any
Meeting, either in person or by proxy.
If required, Mutual Membership of the American Leather
Chemists Association can be arranged for SLTC members upon
filling in Part D of the form and upon payment of the additionally
currently prescribed Mutual ALCA membership fee.
Upon completion, this form should be returned to the
Secretary of the Society or to the Secretary of the South
African or Australian Sections, for those applicants wishing
to be also a Member of one of the Overseas Sections.
c/o Malome Leather Technologies(Pty) Ltd
P.O. Box 7706
Bonaero Park, 1622
SLTC Australian Section
P. O. Box 462
N. S. W. 2067
8 Copper Leaf Close
No application will be considered unless accompanied
by the Membership fee currently in force. Fees are payable
in sterling by cheques drawn on a UK Bank, except in the
case of Applicants to Overseas Sections where the Section
Treasurer will advise on the sum payable in local currency.
If an application is rejected for any reason the sums paid
will be returned.
To simplify administration, Journals to the date of
the application will be sent to all Applicants on receipt
of the appropriate fee, even though approval of the application
may be delayed until the next Council Meeting. Applications
received after the last Council Meeting in September will
apply for the following year. Applications will be advised
of the outcome of their application after the next Council
Meeting following its receipt.
All information provided on the application form will
be treated as confidential. The comments above are not intended
to be a definitive interpretation of the rules of the Society.