Membership Classes

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The following membership classes and annual dues schedule is current as of January 2012:

Class Dues Privileges
Basic Individual $15 Full membership with event access, voting, and office holding privileges
Individual with Astronomical League $23 Basic Individual plus Astronomical League membership
Basic Family  $21 One Regular membership with event access, voting and office holding privileges; spouse has event access and office holding privileges, but no voting privilege; children have event access privilege only (when accompanied by parent or guardian)
Family with Astronomical League $29 Basic Family plus Astronomical League membership
Type O Star  $50 Full membership with event access, voting, and office holding privileges with donation to the club
Type B Star  $75 Full membership with event access, voting, and office holding privileges with donation to the club
Type A Star  $100 Full membership with event access, voting, and office holding privileges with sizable donation to the club
Honorary  $0 Honorary membership with event access privileges subject to club approval on an individual basis; criteria for membership not currently specified

Caveats:

Dues and classes are subject to change according to the needs of the club and approval of the membership as specified in the By-Laws.

Terms and Definitions:

  1. Event Access - If the club elects to limit any activities to "members only", then Event Access Privileges gives you a pass to attend.
  2. Voting - Electing officers, adopting and amending the By-Laws, approving applications for membership, and conducting business specified in the By-Laws involves Voting.  Most routine decisions will involve Polling, that is, making a selection from several equally acceptable outcomes; examples of polling include deciding when and where to conduct meetings and other activities.
  3. Office Holding - An elected office specified in the By-Laws requires Office Holding Privileges.; serving as a program or activity committee chairperson (and thus representing the committee on the Executive Committee) or being appointed to a position does not require Office Holding Privileges.