2012 Proposed Bylaw Changes
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.