Membership Information

Active members must renew by end of the month of Ramadan, in order to participate in the that year 's annual elections. Cheques should be sent to Hazrat Bilal Masjid/Centre, Attention: Membership Committee.

Please refer to the following selected significant provision of the HBC Bylaws regarding membership renewals and eligibility to vote:

Section 3(d):

Membership dues shall be fixed by the Board and may be revised by it from time to time, subject to approval of the general body of Active Members.

The annual dues shall become payable on the first day of each calendar year. In order to be eligible to vote in an Annual Meeting and the annual elections, Active Membership must be renewed by February 15 of that year. At the time of the first application, the dues shall be pro-rated on a quarterly basis, starting with the quarter in which application is made, and a payment for the appropriate amount must accompany the application. In case the application is not accepted, the dues submitted with it shall be returned to the applicant. The Board may permit the payment of dues in two or more installments, and may reduce or waive the dues of members who join in the last quarter of the year or who cannot afford the payments and ask for relief. Honorary Members shall not be required to pay any dues.

If a member allows his Active Membership to lapse for one year or longer and then wishes to rejoin, he can renew his membership by paying the current year's dues, but he shall have to wait for one year before exercising his right to vote, as for new members.