Prior to submitting an application for membership in the Association, a prospective member shall be brought to a regular meeting as a guest of a current member for a minimum of three (3) visits. If the guest wishes to join the Association, he shall submit a Membership Application to the Membership-Classification Committee or any member of the Board of Directors. Such Committee or the Board of Directors will initially ascertain if the classification is open and if any restrictions specified in Article III of the Constitution apply to the proposed member.
After a thorough investigation of the general eligibility of the proposed member, the Committee shall submit the name of the proposed member to the Board of Directors for a vote as to whether to submit such proposed member to the Association for membership.
If the Board of Directors has voted favorably upon the name of the newly proposed member, the Board of Directors shall order the proposed member=s name presented to the Membership at the next regularly scheduled business meeting. A vote of the membership will be taken, and upon receiving no more than ten (10) dissenting votes, the proposed member will be admitted into the Association.
The Membership-Classification Committee shall record with the Secretary the name of all applicants for closed classifications. When a classification comes open, the Secretary shall be contacted for prior applicants and they in turn shall be notified in writing and offered membership application.