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Board Policy: Membership Fees

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  1. Setting and changes of fees
    1. The fees for membership shall be in accordance with the Membership Fee Schedule as determined by the Board from time to time.
    2. Notice of changes to the Schedule shall be circulated to the membership at least 90 days prior to the time that they take effect.
  2. Membership Year
    1. Membership shall take effect on the first day of the month subsequent to the receipt of payment for membership fees upon initially joining CHITTA; this date will be the member’s membership Anniversary date.
    2. Membership shall be effective for the following twelve months.
  1. Membership Renewal
    1. Notice of membership renewal will be circulated and invoiced at least 30 days prior to the member’s Anniversary date each year.
    2. Payment of fees is due on the member’s Anniversary date each year.
    3. Where a member fails to pay membership fees within 60 days of the due date, a late payment penalty of 20% will be levied, and
      1. The member will lose the rights to access the services of CHITTA, and
      2. The member’s Official Representative will be suspended from holding any official appointment within CHITTA.
    4. Where a member fails to pay their fees and/or penalty within 120 days of the due date, the member will be considered to have terminated their membership.
    5. Where a former member re-applies for membership in the subsequent year, the fees will be subject to a surcharge of 20% for that year.
  2. Termination of Membership
    1. No membership fees will be refunded in whole or in part where a member withdraws their membership during the course of their membership year.
    2. No membership fees will be refunded in whole or in part where a member is terminated.
  3. Founding Members
    1. Members who join CHITTA prior to December 31, 2002 will be considered "Founding Members" and shall have the right to that designation for the entire term of their membership.
    2. The membership fees paid prior to December 31, 2002 shall be effective until December 31, 2003.

REVISION Board meeting, July 19, 2002.

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