a) Membership in this organisation is voluntary and shall be open to any eligible person interested in furthering the purposes of the organisation. Membership shall be open to all eligible persons without regard to race, creed, colour, age, sex, marital status, international origin, religion, or physical or mental disability.
b) Membership in the Chapter requires membership in IIBA®. The Chapter shall not accept as members any individuals who have not been accepted as IIBA® members, and shall not create its own membership categories.
c) “Members in Good Standing” shall be defined as Chapter Members who have been accepted as an IIBA® member, and who have paid both IIBA® and Chapter dues, as verified by the Treasurer. Members in good standing may participate in Chapter meetings, vote in Chapter elections and hold office.
d) Members shall be governed by and abide by the IIBA® Bylaws and by the Bylaws of the Chapter and all policies, procedures, rules and directives lawfully made there-under.
e) Chapter shall collect Chapter membership fees. IIBA® membership fees shall be collected directly from members by IIBA®. In the event that a member resigns, membership dues shall not be refunded by IIBA® or the Chapter.
f) In the event that a member relocates, chapter dues will be not be transferred to the member’s new chapter, but the member will be considered a member in good standing at the new chapter. If the dues at the new chapter are higher than that of the original chapter, the additional monies due to the new chapter must be worked out on an individual basis between the member and the new chapter. Chapter dues are non-transferable to other members.
g) An individual applying to be a local chapter member must be an IIBA® member in good standing. Membership will be effective from the first day of the month following the date the financial transaction is processed and paid in full.
h) Membership in the Chapter shall terminate upon the member’s written resignation from IIBA® or the Chapter, failure to pay IIBA® or Chapter membership fees for over thirty (30) days after such fees are due, failure to show proof of IIBA® membership, or expulsion for just cause as defined within the international bylaws.
i) The Chapter Board of Directors will exercise the right to terminate membership based on just cause. The member may appeal the decision to the Chapter Board of Directors or elevate it to the International Board of Directors. The effective date of termination will be determined by the Chapter Board of Directors and will be formally communicated to the terminated member.
j) Members whose membership has been terminated will have their names removed from the official local chapter membership list of the Chapter. A delinquent member may be reinstated by making payment in full to IIBA® and local Chapter respectively of all unpaid dues.
k) Upon termination of membership in the Chapter, the member shall forfeit any and all rights and privileges of membership to said chapter, and shall not be refunded any dues.
l) The membership database and listings provided by IIBA® to the Chapter may not be used for commercial purposes and may be used only for non-profit purposes directly related to the business of the Chapter, consistent with IIBA® policies.
m) Chapter shall verify that its members are members of IIBA® in good standing prior to the member’s participation in Chapter meetings, and in elections at the time of voting.
Chapter shall keep a current list of members, which shall include the member name, address and other contact information, IIBA® membership renewal date, and Chapter membership renewal date.