From the Constitution of Lyceum Club Brisbane Incorporated 1984
The objects for which the Lyceum Club is established are to:-
Associate in a non-political, non-sectarian social club,
women of all nations who are interested in the advancement of
literature, science, the arts and music, and who desire to promote
that good feeling and comradeship which can result only from
a knowledge acquired by a personal association
Afford to its members all the usual privileges, advantages,
conveniences and accommodations of a club
Provide and maintain a club house or club rooms for the use of
the members of the Association
Organise study circles on topics central to the members' interests
Arrange lectures, entertainment and other functions
Effect liaison with practising members and to encourage students
of disciplines within the varied areas of interest of members
Affiliate, through the Australian Association of Lyceum Clubs,
with the International Association of Lyceum Clubs.
Qualifications for Membership:
Membership of the Association shall be open to women of all nations who
are worthy thereof by reason of their intellectual and moral characteristics;
or have published original work in literature, science, art or music;
or have university, conservatorium or other tertiary qualifications of a standard approved by the Management Committee;
or are members of a recognised profession;
or have given important public service.
Membership of the Club is by invitation. Potential new members may be nominated
and seconded by Club members who are not relatives of the nominee. A new member
may nominate a potential member from the time of joining the Club. All questions
relating to membership will be directed to the Membership Secretary so that
current information may be given.
Proposed nominations are taken to a Management Committee Meeting for approval
before application forms are sent out. Upon approval, an application form is
sent to the proposer who is asked to forward the form to the applicant for completion.
The applicant is asked to return the completed form to the proposer for signatures
from the proposer and seconder.
The proposer forwards these to the Membership
Secretary. Applications are then displayed on the notice board in the Club Rooms
for two weeks. The final decision regarding membership is made by the Management
Committee after this period of time.
An entrance fee is payable by new members. This fee includes the provision
of a key which opens both front and kitchen doors.
Annual subscriptions are due at the beginning of the Club's financial year
which is July 1. Pro-rata subscription fees apply to members who join after