Article I. Membership

Section 1. Membership Categories and Dues

The Association shall have eight categories of membership. The annual membership dues for each of the categories are given below:

  1. Regular Membership $30.00
  2. Student Membership $15.00
  3. Non-salaried Membership $15.00
  4. Overseas Membership $15.00
  5. Life Membership $300.00
  6. Honorary Membership Free
  7. Institutional Membership $100.00
  8. Affiliated Membership $100.00

Section 2. Membership Privileges

Individual members in good standing shall have the right to affiliate with one chapter, to vote, to be elected or appointed to any office of the Association or chapters, to have free access to online publications of the Association, to receive one free copy of the Association’s journal(s), and to purchase other publications of the Association at a reduced rate.

Institutional members or affiliates in good standing shall have the right to vote through their designated representatives. Each institutional member or affiliate has one vote. Each institutional member or affiliate is entitled to receive one free copy of the Association's publications and have free access to online publications. Individual members of an affiliate can join the Association as personal members by paying the membership dues, which will entitle them to full membership privileges.

Section 3. Membership Year

Annual membership dues cover the full calendar year. First time new member joining during or after the annual membership meeting is entitled to pay half the annual dues for the remainder of the calendar year.