LC: <<[New]>> 39. PROCEDURES FOR RELINQUISHING CHARTER MEMBER STATUS
When a member relinquishes their Charter Member status, the following procedures should be followed. These procedures apply to a Charter Member leaving the Family or moving to Fellow Member status, as well as to an entire Home leaving the Family or moving to Fellow Member status.
A. The departing member and the Home should endeavor to part on as friendly terms as possible.
B. The Home should make a reasonable effort to help the departing member get situated outside the Home.
C. The departing member should leave in an orderly fashion by responsibly turning over their contacts and pertinent ministry material, and explaining their ministries, duties and responsibilities to the appropriate Home member(s).
1. In the case of a member moving to Fellow Member status, the dividing of contacts should be made in accordance with Right of Mobility, A. 3.
D. If the departing member is holding any portion of the Home's HER funds, these must be turned in to the Home.
1. In the case of an entire Home relinquishing Charter membership, any outstanding Home loans should be repaid at the time of departing, or if that is not possible, within the time originally agreed upon with the continental office. The entire HER fund should be returned to the continental office.
E. Any member moving to Fellow Member status or leaving the Family should turn in any CM publications to their Home, other than those in the Classifications of Family Membership and Literature, B. 1., which Fellow Members are eligible to keep.
1. In the case of an entire Home moving to Fellow Member status or leaving the Family, they should turn in all publications other than those Fellow Members are eligible for, listed in the Classifications of Family Membership and Literature B. 1. to their area or continental office.
F. If the Home has debts, an agreement should be reached between the departing member and the Home as to the payment of the departing member's portion of the Home's debts and liabilities. The Home can either forgive the departing member's portion of the debt, or can agree with the departing member on a timetable for them to pay their portion of the debt to the Home.
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