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Sule^ ind ije^uliitionsi 



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OF THE 



TORONTO CLUB, 



(incorporated.) 



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TORONTO : Febrhary ist, 1879. 



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Joules and |vcgulations. 



I. All former Rules and Regulations are hereby 
rescinded. 

II. Politics and religious questions of every 
kind shall be absolutely excluded from open 
discussion in the Club. 



MEETINGS. 

III. The Annual General Meeting of the Club 
shall take place on the third Thursday in January, 
for the purpose of electing, by ballot, the Committee 
of Management, appointing two yVuditors for the 
succeeding year, and for general business ; at 
which meeting it will be the duty of the Com- 
mittee to present a Report and detailed statement 
of the accounts, assets, and liabilities of the Club 
for the past year. Such Report having been first 
passed by the Auditors, also an estimate of 
receipts and disbursements for the current year, 
which Report and estimate shall be printed and 
distributed amongst the members, at least one 



4 RULES AND REGULATIONS 

week before such Annual Meeting; notices oi 
motion to be brought up at the Annual Meeting 
shall be left with the Secretar}^ and posted at 
least seven days before such meeting in the Club. 

IV. The Secretary shall summon a Special Meet- 
ing at any time, on receiving directions from the 
Committee ot Management, or on a requisition 
to the President, signed by not less than ten 
members. In all such cases there must be at 
least seven days' notice of meeting posted up in 
the Club, which notice shall state the object of 
the meeting, and no subject shall be discussed 
beyond that specified in the notice. 

V. The President shall take the chair at all 
Club Meetings ; in his absence the members present 
at such meeting shall elect a Chairman. 

VI. A quorum of twenty qualified members 
shall be necessar}^ to constitute any Annual or 
Special Meeting. 

VII. When any General or Special Meeting is 
about to be held, the Billiard and Card Rooms 
shall be closed at least a quarter of an hour 
before the time, and remain closed during such 
Meeting. 



OFFICERS. 

VIII. Theelectionof the Committee of Manage- 
ment shall be by ballot, as follows : Within three 
weeks of the ballot, and at any time thereafter up 



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to one week of the General Meeting or any 
Special General Meeting called for that purpose, 
any member may, in writing communicated to 
the Secretary, nominate nine members for the 
Committee of Management, and the Secretary 
shall, from day to day, as received, post up in 
the Club, the names of all persons so nominated 
with the names of their respective nominators 
subscribed thereto. In case no nominations or 
not a sufficient number have been posted, the 
Meeting shall elect a Committee, which must 
include the names posted, if any. 






IX. The Committee of Management shall consist 
of nine members, and shall elect a President from 
their own number at its first meeting ; it shall 
appoint all sub-Committees, a Secretary and 
Treasurer, Solicitors, Bankers, and shall have 
all the powers of the Club, except as to the 
rescission or alteration or By-laws, raising money 
by way of loan on Mortgage or Debentures, 
Election or Expulsion of Members, and Annual 
Election of Officers. Four shall form a quorum. 



X. The Committee of Management, at a Special 
Meeting of that body to be called for that 
purpose, of which meeting at least three clear 
days' notice shall be given, are empowered to fill 
up any vacancies that may occur during the 
year in their own number. 

XI. The Committee shall meet weekly, on a stated 
day, to transact current business and to audit the 
accounts of the week, and to take immediate 
cognizance of any infraction of the Rules and 
Regulations of the Club. 



6 RULES AND RECxULATIONS 

XII. The Conimitte of Manaj^cment sliall have 
power to levy an assessment of not more than 
J|t>io in any 5'ear, subject to tlie approval of two- 
thirds of those present at a special general meet- 
ing called for the purpose of considering the same, 
and any members making default in payment of 
such assessment, so ordered, will be deprived of 
the uses and privileges of the Club as for non- 
payment of subscription asset forth in Rule No. 22. 

XIII. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep correct 
Minutes of the proceedings of the Club, and 
shall also receive all Club monies and pay all 
accounts. He shall discharge all duties assigned 
to him b}^ the Committee of Management, shall 
be paid such salar}- as the Committee of Manage- 
ment may decide, and hold office during pleasure. 

XIV. The Auditors shall examine and audit the 
Club accounts, and report thereon to the Com- 
mittee of Management yearh', or when required. 

XV. vShould any member of the Committee of 
Management be absent from six consecutive 
meetings of that l)ody, without a satisfactory 
excuse to the other members, he shall cease to 
hold office, and his place be filled according to 
By-law No. 10. 



BALLOT. 

XVI. Each candidate for admission shall be 
proposed by one member and seconded by another, 
by a proposal in writing stating the candidate's tisual 
residence, rank, profession or other description, 
which shall be inserted in the Book of Candidates, 



OF THE TORONTO CLUD. 7 

and sif^ned by both mover and seconder, and such 
candidate sliall be balloted lor after the lapse of 
two weeks from the time of such proposal, pro- 
vided the names of the candidate and his proposer 
and seconder have been posted in the Club Room, 
under the hand of the Secretary, at least two 
weeks before the day of ballot. No ballot shall be 
valid unless twenty-four members actually ballot, 
and one l)lackballm six shall exclude. No candidate 
who shall have been rejected shall be eligible to 
be proposed again wnthin twelve months. No 
person shall be admitted a member of the Club or 
to its privileges, save to the strangers' room, unless 
of the full age of twenty-one years, except ofticers 
in Her Majesty's service. 

XVII. The ballot shall take place between the 
hours of twelve and six p.m. on any Saturday, and 
each member voting shall write his name on a card 
to be provided for that purpose, and such card shall 
be placed by such member in a box ; and the 
Secretary and one member of the Committee, or, 
in his absence, two members of the Committee, 
shall open the ballot box and declare the result. 



XVIII. On the election of each new member the 
Secretary shall notify the same to him, and 
furnish him with a printed copy of the Rules 
and Regulations, and request him to remit the 
amount of his entrance fee and subscription to 
the Secretary-Treasurer ; and until the same be 
paid he shall not be entitled to the privileges of 
the Club. 



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RULES AND REGULATIONS 



FEES. 

XIX. The entrance fee shall be fifty dollars, ancf 
the annual subscription for resident members^ 
twenty dollars ; for non-resident members, ten 
dollars. Formembers residing out of the Dominion, 
five dollars, payable in advance on the first of 
December in each year. The subscription for 
new members, elected on or after the first day of 
February, shall be at the rate of two dollars per 
month for town members, and one dollar for 
country members to first of December following. 

XX. Any member having his place of business 
in the city, or residing within ten miles of the city 
limits, shall be considered a resident member 
under this rule. 

XXI. The name of every member failing to pay 
his annual subscription before the first of February 
shall be posted in the Club, and if not paid then 
he shall pay an additional sum of two dollars for 
each month or portion thereof he is so in default, 
and if the subscription with all fines be not paid 
before the first of June following, he shall 
then cease to be a member, and his name erased 
from the Books of the Club, unless the non-pay- 
ment be explained to the satisfaction of the 
Committee of Management. 

XXII. No member shall be allowed to take part 
in any proceedings of the Club, to vote on any 
subject connected therewith, to be balloted for 
as an officer, to use the Club House or exercise any 
of the privileges of membership, until he shall 
have paid all arrears to the Club or Steward, and 
subscriptions which may be due by him. It shall 



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be the duty of the Secretary to notify all members 
who are over one month in arrears. 



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XXIII. All entrance fees and annual subscrip- 
tions shall be paid to the Secretary-Treasurer. 

XXIV. Any member who may be absent from 
Canada during the whole period for which the 
annual subscription is payable, may be considered 
a supernumerary member, and pay an annual 
subscription of five dollars during the continu- 
ance of such absence ; but any member availing 
himself of this indulgence must previously notify 
the same by letter to the Secretary, who shall insert 
his name in the Book of Supernumerary Members, 
and such member shall be re-admitted to all the 
privileges of the Club upon his return being 
notified, in writing, to the Secretary, such notifica- 
tion to be given within one month'after his return to 
Canada, and upon payment of his subscription 
for the current year ; and failing in such notifica- 
tion and payment, such member shall be con- 
sidered as having withdrawn from the Club. 

XXV. Any member, whose dues and debts to 
the Club, or to the Steward are paid, shall be at 
hberty to withdraw from the Club, on his written 
application to that effect, sent to the Committee. 

XXVI. Any member who shall withdraw, resign 
or be expelled, shall cease to be a member of the 
Club, and shall forfeit ipso facto all right or claim 
thereon, or in or to its property or funds ; and 
any member who shall be expelled, shall for ever 
thereafter be ineligible to be re-admitled a 
member of the Club. 



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RULES AND REGULATIONS 



PRIVILEGED MEMBERS. 

XXVII. Tlie Committee shall have the power 
to admit to the privileges of the Club, as visiting 
members, for such periods as they may from time 
to time think fit, any stranger of distinguished 
rank or position visiting Toronto, to whom it 
may seem proper to offer such a compliment, 
but the resolution to admit them must be agreed 
to by a majority of the Committee. 

XXVIII. Officers m Her Majesty's army and 
navy, and persons holding civil or militar}^ appoint- 
ments under the Imperial Government who may be 
temporarily stationed in Canada, may be admit- 
ted to the privileges of the Club on payment of 
the subscription quarterly, in advance ; and 
such strangers as may be temporarily resident in 
Canada, whose names have been submitted to 
and approved of by the Committee, shall be 
admitted in like manner. This privilege to 
stramrers shall not exceed twelve months. 



XXIX. All members of St. James' Clul), Montreal, 
Stadacona Club, Quebec, The Halifax Club, 
Halifax, The Rideau Club, Ottawa, whose 
usual residence shall be one liundred miles from 
Toronto, sliall be eligible for election on payment 
of an annual subscription of §20 without entrance 
fee. 

XXX. A member may introduce a friend, 
a non-resident of Ontario, for two weeks : such 
privilege not to be repeated within six months. 

XXXI. By consent of the Committee, or a 
quorum thereof, non-residents of Ontario may, on 



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the proposal of a member of the Chib, be admitted 
to the privileges of the Club for a pe^vodnot 
exceeding three months in any year on pa ymenfl^ 
in advance, of a monthly subscription of four 
dollars ; the name of any person admitted under 
tliis Rule, witli the name of his proposer, shall be 
entered in the Visitors' Book by such proposer in 
his own writing, with the date of entry and period 
for which admission is required. 

XXXII. No privileged member shall at anytime 
introduce a friend, attend the meetings, or in any 
Avay interfere with the management of the Club. 

XXXIII. The member introducing a friend or a 
privileged member, shall be answerable for any debt 
he may incur to the Steward, and for any damage 
done by him to the Club property. 

XXXIV. The names of privileged members, with 
the duration of their privilege, shall be posted in a 
conspicuous part of the Club. 



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XXXV. Any member, at his sole expense, shall 
havetheprivdegeof introducing a friend to the Club 
and at breakfast, lunch, or dinner, provided the 
name of such friend shall have been previously 
subscribed in the guest book. 

XXXVI. Guests, who are non-residents of 
Toronto, shall have all the privileges of the Club 
for the day, with the exception of the Billiard and 
Card Rooms, provided they have lunched at the 



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Club, and while the Member introducing them is 
present with them, 

XXXVII. Guests of Members shall have all 
the privileges of the Club after seven o'clock in 
the evening, provided they have dined at the 
Club, and while the Member introducing them is 
present with them. 

XXXVI II. The Club shall beopenever}^ day for 
the reception of members, at 8 o'clock in the fore- 
noon, and shall be closed and the lights extin- 
guished at one a.m., except on Saturdays and 
Sundays, when the hour of closing shall be 
midnight; and no member shall be admitted 
into or remain in the Club after these hours on 
any pretence whatever, unless specially authorized 
by the Committee. 

XXXIX. No game shall, on any account, be 
played for money, except whist, ecarte, picquet, 
euchre, billiards, and pool ; nor dice used, except 
at backgammon. 

XL. No higher stakes than quarter dollar 
points shall be played for at whist, nor shall any 
bet exceed one dollar. 



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XLI. The games of ecarte, picquet, euchre, 
billiards, and pool may be played for limited stakes, 
the limits to be fixed by the Committee, and the 
Committee shall have power to fix a limit to the 
hours during which cards shall be played in the 
Club, and to make such regulations in respect 
thereof as circumstances may hereafter call for. 



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XLII. Any member deviating from, or com- 
mitting any breach ot, the foregoing regulations, 
shall be liable to expulsion, and the mode ot 
proceeding shall be as provided lor in Rule 45. 

XLIII. All members are to pay their bills for 
every expense they may incur in the Club before 
they leave the house. 

XLI V. Any cause of complaint that may arise is 
to be written and signed by the member so com- 
plaining, in the Complaint Book established for 
that purpose, or by letter to the Secretary, which 
complaint must be speciall}^ noticed by the Com- 
mittee at their weekly meeting ; and any over- 
charge, inattention, or improper conduct on the 
part of a servant, is to be stated by letter, under 
the signature of such member, which being put 
in the Secretary's box, must be laid before the 
Committee at their next weekly meeting. 

XLV. Any member wih^'ully infringing the 
rules and regulations of the Club, or being guilty 
of conduct unbecoming a gentleman, shall be liable 
to suspension from all the privileges of the Club on 
a vote of two-thirds of the Committee present at 
the meeting when the question of the member's 
conduct shall be reported, subject to an appeal to 
a general meeting of the Club to be held within 
a fortnight of such suspension, of which meeting 
at least seven days' notice shall be given ; and if 
such suspension is sustained at the general meeting 
so called, the member so suspended shall be 
considered to be expelled. 

XLVI. All notices posted in the Club shall be 
considered as sufficient as regards meetings. 



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AMENDMENTS, ETC. 



XLVII. All members having any new by-la*w 
to propose, or any suggestion to make for the alter- 
ation of existing by-laws, must forward the same in 
writing to the Secretary at least seven days 
previous to the Annual General Meeting or any 
Special General Meeting, and such communica- 
tion, or a copy thereof, shall be posted by the 
Secretary in some conspicuous place in the Club 
for at least seven days next preceding such meeting. 
At such meeting the same shall be discussed, and, 
if approved of, then adopted. 

XLVni. No addition, alteration, or amendment 
shall be made to these By-laws, unless notice 
thereof in writing shall be given as provided in 
by-law No. 4, nor without the consent of two- 
thirds of the members present at such meeting. 



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