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 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.