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 Individual (non-voting Individual member)
- Associate User (non-voting Data User 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).
The inclusion of Individuals and Data Users is new. A new ESIP Type would be established for Data Users.