In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires:

“Act’’ means the Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Act 1982. 
“Active Member” means any person referred to in Rule 5(a) of these rules.
“Actuary” means the Actuary referred to in Rule 24(b) of these rules.
“Board” means the Welfare Board of the Society established in Rule 17 of these rules.
“Child” in relation to any member of the Society means any person who is under the age of 19 years and who is considered by the Board to be dependent upon that member, and includes any adopted child or step-child or any other child who is accepted by the member as a member of the members family or for whom the member is liable in law as a parent.
“Dependant” in relation to a member includes the members spouse or partner, any Child of the member, or any other persons whom the Board considers is dependent on that member.
“Member” means a person admitted to membership of the Society pursuant to Rule 5 of these rules.
“Ordinary Member” means a person admitted to membership of the Society pursuant to Rule 5(d) “Active Member” means any person referred to in Rule 5(a) of these rules.
“Financial members” means any member who is not in default under clause 10(b)
“Junior Member” means any person referred to in Rule 5(e) of these rules
“Senior Member” means any person referred to in rule 5(b) of these rules.
“Life Member” means any person referred to in Rule 5(c) of these rules
“FENZ” means Fire and Emergency New Zealand
“Region” means a region as defined by the Welfare Board from time to time.
“Registrar” means the Registrar of Friendly Societies and Credit Unions.
“Trustee” means any person appointed as Trustee pursuant to Rule 16 of these rules.