CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP
There shall be five classes of membership: Associate, Administrative, Lifetime, Student and Honorary. Upon majority of Executive Council a membership class can be created and in effect for up to a year. This membership class would then after be renewed or terminated.
Active membership status in the RRS shall be defined by all of the following:
a. Payment of dues current to the calendar year.
Associate membership have all privileges of Administrative members except they are not eligible to vote at meetings of the membership or for officers of the Society or hold office themselves.
Administrative membership have the obligation of attendance, in person or by proxy given to another Administrative member, or remotely via phone or internet at annual and special Meetings of the Membership, and to vote for officers and on matters referred to them by the Executive Council.
To qualify for Administrative membership the following are required:
a. Must be an active Associate member for at least one year prior to induction.
b. Majority vote of the executive council to approve induction into Administrative membership status.
The Executive Council may designate Honorary members who shall have all of the rights and obligations of Associate members. To be eligible for designation as an Honorary member an individual must, in the opinion of the Executive Council, have contributed outstanding work or performed work of exceptional quality in the field or contributed greatly to the welfare or progress of this Society. They are renewed yearly by Executive Council as required.
The Society dues amount and frequency for all membership classes shall be reviewed by the Executive Council at least on an annual basis.
Membership dues are paid January 1st of each calendar year.
Dues payment shall be made to the RRS through the Treasurer or other approved methods.
Lifetime membership is a class of membership that does not require annual dues to sustain membership. Lifetime membership is only offered when voted by Executive Council. Lifetime membership can only be revoked as described in Article XIV.
Student membership shall be for those who are attending an educational institution. The RRS shall reserve the right to confirm attendance at such educational institution. Student membership shall have the same requirements, duties and obligations as an Associate member.
All members shall provide timely notification (60 calendar days) of any changes to their residence, email or any other contact information. Changes shall be provided to the Treasurer or any of the Executive Council.