Article 3. Membership
Section 3.01 -- Member Board. A Member
Board shall be the State Board or other legal entity constituted by respective states, territories, and the District
of Columbia of the United States of America to administer the practice of geology.
Member Boards shall pay dues as set forth in the Bylaws.
Section 3.02 -- Member. A Member shall be a registered geologist on a
Member Board, or a designated representative of that Board.
Section 3.03 -- Voting Delegate. A Voting Delegate shall be a
Member designated by a Member Board to represent that Member Board at Annual or Special Meetings. A
Member Board shall have only one Voting Delegate at each Annual or Special
Meeting. The roll of Voting Delegates shall be
confirmed at the beginning of
each Annual or Special Meeting.
Section 3.04 -- Affiliate Organization Member. ASBOG® may invite organizations with
a substantial interest in geology or registration of geologists to join ASBOG® as
an Affiliate Organization Member on an
annual basis. Affiliate Organization Members shall pay
dues as set forth in the Bylaws.
Section 3.05 -- Affiliate Member.
An Affiliate Member shall
be a designated representative of the Affiliate Organization Member.
Affiliate Members may be members of committees, but may not chair
committees; they may have the floor in discussions at Annual Meetings, but
do not have the privilege of a vote.
Section 3.06 -- Associate Member Board. ASBOG® may recognize as an
Associate Member Board any state that has enacted legislation to regulate the profession of geology
and has provided a mechanism for that regulation. Associate Member Board status may be
conferred for a period of two (2) years or until such time as three hundred (300) persons
have been registered, at which time said state must convert to Member Board status or
petition the full membership of ASBOG® to extend its Associate Member Board
status. Associate Member Boards shall pay dues as set forth in the Bylaws.
Section 3.07 -- Associate Member. An Associate Member shall be a
registered geologist on an Associate Member Board or a designated representative of that
Associate Member Board. Associate Members may serve on committees, but
may not chair committees; they may have the floor in discussions at Annual
Meetings, but do not have the privilege of a vote.
Section 3.08 --
International Organization Member. ASBOG® may recognize as an
International Organization Member any entity outside of the United States
that functions in a manner similar to ASBOG® to promote, foster, and advance
the common interests and purposes of its constituents. International
Organization Members will not be assessed annual membership fees when
reciprocal membership arrangements exist. When reciprocal arrangements
do not exist, then fees will be assessed as provided in the Bylaws.
Section 3.9 -- International Member. An International Member
shall be a designated representative of International Organization Member.
International Members may serve on committees, but may not chair committees; they may have
the floor in discussions at Annual Meetings, but do not have the privilege
of a vote.
Section 3.10 -- Member-at-Large.
A Member-at-Large shall be a registered geologist who
has formerly been either a Member of any category or a Subject Matter Expert
participant in an examination workshop that has been selected by, and serves
at the pleasure of, the Executive Committee for this designation. They may
have the floor in discussions at Annual Meetings but do not have the
privilege of a vote.
Section 3.11 -- Withdrawal Of Membership.
ASBOG® membership may be
withdrawn by giving written notice to the Executive Committee at least six months
in advance of the proposed withdrawal date. Withdrawal of membership does
not abrogate or abolish in any manner the legal obligation to satisfy any
outstanding indebtedness at the time of withdrawal. In no event shall there
be a refund of any previous payments made to ASBOG®. Reinstatement of membership
will be subject to
the provisions of the ASBOG® Bylaws.
Section 3.12 -- Termination Of Membership. ASBOG® may terminate
membership by providing written notice of at least six months in advance of
the next scheduled Annual Meeting. A two-thirds vote at an Annual or Special
Meeting will be required for termination. All Member Boards will be notified
of the pending action. Reinstatement of membership will be subject to the
provisions of the ASBOG® Bylaws.