Membership is open to anyone and we strongly encourage people from all walks of life to join us. We are only as strong as the community we serve, and those who assist in serving it.
Membership Requirements – The following are required for membership into the organization:
- An interest in and agreement with this organization’s mission
- Payment of any dues as prescribed in the bylaws
- A majority vote by the current organization membership
By applying for membership each member consents to be governed by the bylaws of the organization as they presently exist or as they may be amended or changed in the future.
Membership may not be denied because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, or any other reason that would be biased or prejudicial.
As it is the goal to get outside individuals to become interested in Disaster Preparedness and Communications it shall NOT be a condition of membership to be licensed by the FCC, however it is STRONGLY encouraged.
Types of Membership:
REGULAR members are standalone members who have paid membership as a sole member of the organization. REGULAR members shall receive all benefits of membership including voting at membership meetings on Organization issues. To be a full stand-alone regular member the applicant must be 18 years of age.
FAMILY membership has a sponsoring member and may have satellite members who are household members. FAMILY members have all the privileges of their sponsoring member except the right to vote at membership meetings on Organization issues. The satellite member may, however, serve on the Board of Directors and vote as a member of the Board. Satellite members may be of any age, but must be 18 years of age to serve as a board member. FAMILY membership shall be afforded to those persons who apply for FAMILY membership and who are children or spouses of REGULAR members and who are living in the same household. Children and spouses of REGULAR members are eligible for FAMILY membership on a continuing basis.
PATRON membership is for those who would like to be listed on the rolls of the organization but are only spectators (for the purpose of business meetings). They are welcome at events and meetings but cannot hold office or vote. They also may be excluded from certain events as the board and/or the policies and procedures dictate. This type of member does not have to pay any dues. Patron members are welcome as a member to activities and meetings. Our goal is to be all inclusive and for as many to join as would like to, this membership gives people who would like to be part of our group, and attend activities, training and events to do so without paying dues.
HONORARY membership is for members who can’t participate or for whatever reason the organization would like to bestow a non-voting membership on someone. This is mostly for those who cannot be present such as the elderly or community members who can’t make it to events. This membership has not voting rights or right to hold organization office.
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