Individuals or organizations who have demonstrated an interest in the work of the Society, and make a stated commitment to “contribute” or “contribute in kind” to the Society and/or participate in future Society events. General Members have voting rights at the AGM and any special meetings.
Individuals who currently participate in the life of the Society, either as a client, volunteer or paid staff member and who make a stated commitment to “contribute” in addition or “contribute in kind” to the Society and/or participate in future Society events. Persons eligible for associate membership include:
• Current Clients
• Employees of the Society
• Society volunteers, with a minimum six months of service
Associate Members do not have voting rights due to conflict of interest.
Individuals of special merit who have been so recommended by a vote of 75% of the current Board of Directors. Honorary Members do not have voting rights.
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1. How do I become a member?
A: Just sign up today or anytime using the membership form from our website.
2. What does it mean to become a member and do I need to pay or do anything specific in order to qualify?
A: To become a member simply means that you are interested in the work that the Society does. You do not need to pay anything – membership is free! If you are a general member (meaning not a current employee, current volunteer with 6 months + of service or current client), you have the right to vote at our AGM or extraordinary meeting. You do not HAVE to attend however you can always send your vote via proxy if you wish.
3. How do I know what type of membership I should be signing up for?
A: If you are not a current staff member, current client or current volunteer with at least 6 months of volunteer time with us, then you qualify to be a “general member” which has voting rights.
If you are a current staff member, current client or a current volunteer but with less than 6 months of service, then you qualify to be an “associated member” which does not have voting rights due to potential conflict of interest risk.
4. How long does my membership last for?
A: membership only lasts for one year and must be renewed at each AGM to ensure we maintain a current membership list.
5. Can I opt out of membership anytime?
A: Yes you can. Please send your request to opt out anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 604-547-1201.
6. Will I start receiving lots of information via email or mail once I become a member?
A: No. You will only receive information regarding the AGM or extraordinary meeting if there is a need to hold the latter. You may receive information in the form of an invitation for any training opportunities time to time. We do not send any correspondence which is deemed to be solicitation of services.
7. Why do you even need members?
A: DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is a not for profit registered under the Society’s Act which requires the Society to be membership based. Our constitution and bylaws mandates that we must have a minimum of 3 general voting members. The more members we have, the better the decisions are made which are the voice of the members. Membership is required to maintain the status of operating as a Society.