5) Appeal rights a) A person whose membership rights have been suspended or who has been expelled from the Club under rule 4 may give notice to the effect that he or she wishes to appeal against the suspension or expulsion. b) The notice must be in writing and given— i) to the disciplinary subcommittee immediately after the vote to suspend or expel the person is taken; or ii) to the Secretary not later than 48 hours after the vote. c) If a person has given notice under subrule (2), a disciplinary appeal meeting mustbe convened by the Committee as soon as practicable, but in any event not later than 21 days, after the notice is received. d) Notice of the disciplinary appeal meeting must be given to each member of the Club who is entitled to vote as soon as practicable and must— i) specify the date, time and place of the meeting; and ii) state— (1) the name of the person against whom the disciplinary action has been taken; and (2) the grounds for taking that action; and (3) that at the disciplinary appeal meeting the members present must vote on whether the decision to suspend or expel the person should be upheld or revoked.
6) Conduct of disciplinary appeal meeting a) At a disciplinary appeal meeting— i) no business other than the question of the appeal may be conducted; and ii) the Committee must state the grounds for suspending or expelling the member and the reasons for taking that action; and iii) the person whose membership has been suspended or who has been expelled must be given an opportunity to be heard. b) After complying with subrule (1), the members present and entitled to vote at the meeting must vote by secret ballot on the question of whether the decision to suspend or expel the person should be upheld or revoked. c) A member may not vote by proxy at the meeting. d) The decision is upheld if not less than three-fifths of the members voting at the meeting vote in favour of the decision.