It shall be competent for the Managing Committee to invite any person of knowledge and repute, who in the opinion of the Board would be useful to further the objects for which Society / Trust is established, to join as Patron of the Society / Trust.  Such Patron shall have all the rights of the Donor Member. There is no obligation on such Patron to make any specific contribution or donation towards the funds of the Society / Trust either once for all or recurring. The term of office of Patron member shall be three years from the date of appointment. Decision to invite such persons shall be taken by Trustees for the time being by majority.