2012 Proposed Bylaw Changes

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==== Proposed ESIP Membership Structure Changes ====
 
==== Proposed ESIP Membership Structure Changes ====
  
ESIP is considering establishing multiple membership tiers:
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ESIP is considering establishing multiple Membership Tiers:
 
: Sustaining (voting, supporting) member
 
: Sustaining (voting, supporting) member
 
: Full (voting) member
 
: Full (voting) member
 
: Associate (non-voting member).
 
: Associate (non-voting member).
  
Associate members can fully participate in all Federation activities, with the exception of voting. The criteria for achieving Full status is to pay for two Meeting attendances in the previous year (or pay the difference as membership dues).  
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Associate members can fully participate in all Federation activities, with the exception of voting. The criteria for achieving Full status is to pay for two Meeting attendances in the previous year (or pay the difference as membership dues).
  
Another proposed to change is to enable Individuals and Data Users to become members. These groups would normally become Associate members. A new ESIP Type would be established for Data Users.
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Another proposal is to change the definition of Type 4 and 5 ESIPs:
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: Type 4 (Umbrella Organizations)- any umbrella organization, not just supporters
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: Type 5 (Data Users) - this new Type would be limited to Associate (non-voting) status. Individuals (including students) could join under this category.
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Each ESIP would have a Type and a Membership Tier. For example, NASA would be a Type 4 Sustaining member.

Revision as of 02:29, 10 November 2011

Proposed ESIP Membership Structure Changes

ESIP is considering establishing multiple Membership Tiers:

Sustaining (voting, supporting) member
Full (voting) member
Associate (non-voting member).

Associate members can fully participate in all Federation activities, with the exception of voting. The criteria for achieving Full status is to pay for two Meeting attendances in the previous year (or pay the difference as membership dues).

Another proposal is to change the definition of Type 4 and 5 ESIPs:

Type 4 (Umbrella Organizations)- any umbrella organization, not just supporters
Type 5 (Data Users) - this new Type would be limited to Associate (non-voting) status. Individuals (including students) could join under this category.

Each ESIP would have a Type and a Membership Tier. For example, NASA would be a Type 4 Sustaining member.

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