1. The Company shall be called "The Epsom Light Opera Company".
2. The object of the company is to entertain and educate the public in the dramatic and operatic arts to further the development of public appreciation and taste in the said arts, to assist and further such charitable institutions and charitable purposes as the committee shall from time to time determine and, in furtherance of this object but not otherwise the Company through its management committee shall have the following powers:
(a) To promote plays, dramas, comedies, operas, operettas and other dramatic and operatic works of educative value;
(b) To purchase, acquire and obtain interests in the copyright of or the right to perform or show any such dramatic or operatic works;
(c) To purchase or otherwise acquire plant, machinery, furniture, fixtures, fittings, scenery and all other necessary effects;
(d) To raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any person or persons whatsoever by way of subscription, donation and otherwise; provided that the Company shall not undertake any permanent trading activities in raising funds;
(e) To do all such other things as shall further the objects of the Company
3. The Company shall consist of:
(a) Active Members who have paid the appropriate fees referred to in Rules 16 and 17;
(b) Life Members who shall enjoy the benefits of Active Membership but are specially exempt from paying the annual subscription because in the opinion of the Committee they have rendered special service to the Company;
(c) Friends of the society who have paid the appropriate subscription referred to in Rule 19 and whose privileges are determined in Rule 36;
(d) Honorary Friends of the society who shall enjoy the benefits of Friends of the society but are specially exempt from paying the appropriate subscription because in the opinion of the committee they have rendered service to the Company.