2012 Proposed Bylaw Changes

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Replace Active/Inactive status with Full/Associate member status

Add I.8.1: All ESIPs shall be classified as either Full or Associate. Only Full members have representation and voting rights in the Assembly.

Add 1.8.2: A Category 1, Category 2, or Category 3 ESIP achieves Full status either by: a) paid participation in two ESIP Federation meeting during the previous calendar year or b) paying a membership fee equal to the cost of two paid meeting participations.

Add 1.8.3: All Category 4 ESIPs shall be Full members. All Category 5 ESIPs shall be Associate Members.

Modify I.2.2: Each Category 1 ESIP that is a Full Member must designate one Representative to the Assembly by submitting the name to the Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committeea representative designated by the Executive Committee.

Modify I.3.2: Each Category 2 ESIP that is a Full Member must designate one Representative to the Assembly by submitting the name to the Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committeea representative designated by the Executive Committee.

Modify I.4.2: Each 'Category 3 ESIP that is a Full Member must designate one Representative to the Assembly by submitting the name to the Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committeea representative designated by the Executive Committee.


Comments: This change effectively sets up two membership tiers - Full (voting) members and Associate (non-voting members). 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 write a check for the difference, as membership dues).