The Committee shall have the power :-
(a) To join and continue the Institute as a member of any other association having similar objects, upon such terms and for such period as the Committee shall determine.
(b) To build, buy, hold, rent, or hire such houses, buildings and premises as may be necessary for the purpose and objects of the Institute and to manage or let the same and to mortgage and raise money on the security of the same.
(c) To make Rules and Regulations not inconsistent with those rules for the management of the Institute establishing the duties of the Officers and determining the terms and conditions relating to the employment of any employees of the Institute (including for the avoidance of doubt the Secretary), and to alter or repeal the same, and to declare penalties and expulsions for any breach of them.
(d) Subject to Rule 5(f), to admit non-members to any of the privileges of the Institute upon such terms as the Committee may decide.
(e) To appoint sub-committees to control the various activities of the Institute and to define their powers. The Committee shall have the power to appoint onto such sub-committees any Member who has been a Member for six calendar months, regardless of whether he or she is a member of the Committee.
(f) To reprimand, suspend or expel any Member who shall have infringed any of the Rules and Regulations, or whose conduct, in their opinion, has been prejudicial to the character, property or interests of the Institute. Any Member against whom a complaint has been lodged shall be afforded reasonable opportunity of meeting the charge brought against him or her, either verbally or in writing, and no Member shall be expelled unless by the votes of a majority of three-fourths of the Committee then present and voting. The decision of the Committee shall be final. A Member so expelled, shall not be eligible for re-election for one year thereafter, or such shorter period as the Committee may determine.
(g) Any Member expelled from the Institute may, within one calendar month of the date of expulsion, lodge an appeal in writing with the Secretary, whereupon the Committee shall convene a meeting of Members to be held within six calendar months of the lodging of the appeal, to consider a motion to confirm or rescind the expulsion, at which meeting the Member so expelled may be present and address the meeting on the subject of the appeal. The meeting shall be conducted in accordance with the relevant provisions of these rules save that the voting shall be by ballot of the Members present in person at the meeting and entitled to vote. If the resolution is passed by not less than one half of the Members present and entitled to vote and voting, the expulsion shall remain in effect. Otherwise the expulsion of such Member shall forthwith be rescinded upon payment of any outstanding Subscription.
(h) The setting aside of the whole of any part or parts of the premises for any class or classes of Member and visitors to the Institute, at any particular time or times or for any particular purpose or purposes.
(i) To set the terms and conditions upon which visitors shall be permitted to use the Premises.
(j) To elect from time to time as honorary members, without Subscription, those who, if the opinion of the Committee, have rendered special service to the Institute.
(k) To exercise such other powers as shall from time to time be vested in the Committee at general meetings of the members, and generally to manage the affairs of the Institute.