GENERAL MEMBER GENERAL MEMBER
There shall be two (2) categories of General Membership:
(a) Upon the admission of a Chapter its individual members shall be recognized as General Members of the Association. The names of all General Members who are members of an Affiliate Organization or Chapter shall be filed with the Association along with each quarterly remittance of dues as provided under Finance and Fiscal Management (Article 11) of this Constitution.
(b) Any Urhobo son or daughter resident in North America who is not a General Member under Article 4.2(a) above shall qualify as a General Member provided that such Urhobo son or daughter is resident outside an area that is within one hundred (100) miles radius of an Affiliate Organization or Chapter.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER
An Associate Member is a non-Urhobo by birth or marriage who has voluntarily adopted Urhobo ethnicity and culture.
ADMISSION INTO MEMBERSHIP
(a) An intending member shall apply for admission to the Association by the submission of an application to the President and the Board of Trustees Chair. In the case of a Chapter, the application shall include a copy of its Constitution or bylaws. The Board of Trustees Chair shall then notify all Board of Trustees members regarding the application.
(b) The President shall, in consultation with the Executive Committee, review the application and may invite the applicant for an oral interview.
(c) Within 60 days of the application, the President in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall recommend a successful applicant to the Board of Trustees which shall ratify the admission of the new member by a simple majority of the entire membership of the Board of Trustees or reject the recommendation by a two-thirds (⅔) majority of the entire membership of the Board of Trustees.
(d) Where the President recommends that an applicant be not admitted as a member or fails to make a recommendation within sixty (60) days, that applicant shall be admitted by a two-thirds (⅔) majority of the entire membership of the Board of Trustees.
(e) Upon admission, a Chapter shall pay to the Association a one-time registration fee to be determined by the Board of Trustees every five (5) years beginning with five hundred dollars (US $500.00) in 2004.