Election to membership in the Michigan Pest Management Association shall be as follows. An application, accompanied by dues payment, shall be submitted to the Executive Secretary of the Association in writing. Said secretary shall publish the application request to the membership. If no protests are received in writing within thirty days of publication, said secretary will submit the application to the Board of Directors for consideration. If an application is protested in writing by any member of the association, a full investigation of the applicant shall be conducted by the membership committee. This report along with the members protest shall be submitted to the Board of Directors. Said Directors shall approve or reject membership of the applicant by majority vote of those present at any meeting of Said Directors.
Membership dues shall be determined annually by two-thirds vote of the members present at the annual winter meeting, provided that the dues shall not exceed $300.00 annually. For those active members who have more than one office, there shall be an additional dues fee of $50.00 for every additional licensed branch office located in the state of Michigan. The membership year shall be July 1st to June 30th. Dues shall be payable with membership application and annually thereafter.
No dues shall be refunded to any member whose membership terminates for any reason.
New membership applications accompanied by full annual dues payment for the current year, except those submitted in the fourth quarter (April 1st to June 30th) which shall be considered payment of dues for the ensuing year.
A written notice is to be sent to all members of the Board of Directors at least twenty (20) days in advance of any special or regularly called meeting to consider a special assessment for the association. An assessment can be levied on active members by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors present. Assessments can be levied to discharge association obligations, special projects, or in case of hardship.
Non-payment of dues and/or assessments shall constitute sufficient cause for expulsion from the association, when in the opinion of two-thirds of the Board of Directors, such action is justified.
Membership privileges in any case shall be suspended if not paid within thirty (30) days of the due date and shall remain so until the full payment of all dues and/or assessments is made.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall send acknowledgment of receipt of dues and application to any new applicant within thirty (30) days, and state the procedure of the Association in processing new applications.
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