Any person, partnership, firm, organization, or other entity interested in the objects and purposes of this Association and who pays the required membership fee and agrees to be bound by the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws thereof and by such rules and regulations as may from time to time be adopted by the Board of Directors of this Association is eligible for membership upon the payment of the proper dues, as hereinafter provided.
(a) Active Members. Active Members may engage actively in the various projects of the Association. Only Active Members may serve on the Board of Directors. No Member as such shall have the right or be entitled to vote on any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors. All corporate powers of the Association shall be exercised solely by the Board of Directors.
(b) Honorary Members. Honorary Membership may be awarded to the Founding Members, at their individual request, when they no longer serve as Officers of the Association. Honorary members are exempt from dues or assessments and are entitled to all the privileges of active Members, except the right to hold office.
(c) Founding Members. Founding Members are the Members establishing the Association.
(d) Others. The Board of Directors shall create other classes of Members as it deems appropriate.
Active membership duration is one (1) year, provided automatically for all Members in good standing and having paid annual dues.
Honorary Membership shall cease upon the termination of membership in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation.
Founding Members shall be awarded lifetime membership.