There shall be four classes of membership of the Society being ordinary membership, senior membership, junior membership and life membership, the eligibility for such membership being as follows:

(a)    A person may be admitted to active membership of the Society if that person is over the age of 16, has a close association with the NZFS and by reason of such association is approved to be admitted as a member by the Board;
(b)    Any member of the Society who attains or had attained the age of 65 years shall be deemed to be a Senior Member.
(c)     Any person is eligible to be admitted as a Life Member of the Society at the discretion of the Board.
(d)     Any person who fits within the definition of paragraph (a) of this rule and who is over the age of 18 years and under the age of 65 shall be deemed an Ordinary Member.
(e)      Any person who fits within the definition of paragraph (a) of this rule and who is aged 18 years or under shall be deemed to be a Junior Member.