The income and property of the Association whencesoever derived, shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Association as set forth herein; and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred, directly or indirectly, by way of dividend, bonus, or otherwise howsoever by way of profit, to the members of the Association Provided that nothing herein shall prevent the payment, in good faith, remuneration to any officers or servants of the Association in return for any services actually rendered to the Association nor prevent the payment of interest at a rate not exceeding 12% per annum on money lent, or reasonable and proper rent for premises demised or let by any member to the Association; but so that no member of the Council of the Association shall be appointed to any salaried office of the Association or any office of the Association paid by fees, and that no remuneration or other benefit in money or money’s worth shall be given by the Association to any member of such Council except repayment of out-of-pocket expenses and interest at the rate aforesaid on money lent or reasonable and proper rent for premises demised or let to the Association Provided that the provision last aforesaid shall not apply to any payment to any Association of which a member of the Council may be a member and in which such member shall not hold more than one-hundredth part of the capital, and such member shall not be bound to account for any share of profits he may receive in respect of such payment.
The liability of the members is limited.
Every member of the Association undertakes to contribute to the assets of the Association in the event of the same being wound up while he is a member or within one year thereafter, for payment of the debts and liabilities of the Association contracted before the time at which he ceases to be a member, and the costs, charges and expenses of winding up the same, and for the adjustment of the rights of the contributories among themselves, such amount as may be required, not exceeding one Hundred Hong Kong Dollars(HK$100).
If upon the winding up or dissolution of the Association there remains, after satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Association, but shall be given or transferred to such institution or institutions, having objects similar to those of the Association, and which shall prohibit the distribution of its or their income and property amongst its or their members to an extent at least as great as is imposed on the Association under or by virtue of the Article 4 above, such institution or institutions to be determined by the members of the Association at or before the time of dissolution, and in default thereof by a judge of the High Court of Hong Kong and if and so far as effect cannot be given to the aforesaid provision then to some charitable object.
True account shall be kept of the sums of money received and expended by the Association and the matters in respect of which such receipt and expenditure take place, and of the property, credits and liabilities of the Association and, subject to any reasonable restrictions as to the time and manner of inspecting the same that may be imposed in accordance with the regulations of the Association for the time being in force, shall be open to the inspection of the members. Once at least in every year the accounts of the Association shall be audited by one or more properly qualified auditor or auditors.