If grounds appear to exist for suspending or terminating a member according to the GD, the following procedure shall be followed:
(a) The board shall give the member at least 15 days' prior notice of the proposed suspension or termination and the reasons for the proposed suspension or termination. Notice shall be given by any method reasonably calculated to provide actual notice. Notice given by mail shall be sent by first-class or registered mail to the member's last address as shown on the corporation's records.
(b) The member shall be given an opportunity to be heard, either orally or in writing, at least five days before the effective date of the proposed suspension or termination. The hearing shall be held, or the written statement considered, by the board or by a committee or person authorized by the board to determine whether the suspension or termination should occur.
(c) The board, committee, or person shall decide whether a member should be suspended, expelled, or sanctioned in any way. The decision of the board, committee, or person shall be final.
(d) Any action challenging an expulsion, suspension, or termination of membership, including a claim alleging defective notice, must be commenced within one year after the date of the expulsion, suspension, or termination.
Account Balance Refunds
To request a refund as allowed elsewhere in the GD, the member can submit their request in writing to the official EMS address with ATTENTION: Treasurer as part of the address.