Genesee Region Newfoundland Club Membership Levels
General Membership: General Members shall pay dues and be entitled to vote and hold elective office as long as their dues are paid for the current year.
Newsletter Only Membership: A newsletter only member shall receive E-newsletters and notifications of all meetings and events but may not vote or hold elective office. They may be voted into General Membership once appropriate membership criteria is met.
Junior Membership: Junior Members shall be persons who are under eighteen years of age and desire to participate in the activities of the club. They shall not be entitled to vote nor hold elective office and shall be exempt from payment of dues. A Junior Membership can be converted to a General Membership once the member reaches the age of 18.
Honorary Members: Honorary Members shall be nominated to that status by a majority vote of the General Membership. Honorary Members shall not be entitled to vote or hold elective office and shall be exempt from payment of dues.
Life Membership: Life Membership may be awarded to a General Member or former General Member. General Members who have been an active member of the club for 12 or more years may be nominated to Life Membership by any General Member in good standing. They shall be entitled to all the privileges of General Membership but shall be exempt from payment of dues.
Election to GRNC Membership (as from the Club Constitution)
Each applicant for membership shall apply on a form as approved by the Board of Directors and which shall provide that the applicant agrees to abide by the Constitution and By-Laws and the rules of the AKC. The application shall state the name, address, and occupation of the applicant, and it shall carry the endorsement of one General Member. Accompanying the application, the prospective members shall submit dues payment for the current year to the Recording Secretary.
The applicant’s name and sponsor’s name shall be published in the Club’s newsletter following the receipt of the completed application. Any comments received by the Recording Secretary within 30 days of publication shall be included in the material distributed to Board members prior to final consideration by the Board.
An applicant may be elected at any Board meeting or by written vote of the Board. Affirmative votes of 2/3 of the entire Board shall be required to elect and applicant. The Board may deny membership for any reason and it is not required to give any reasons for denial of membership. An application which has been disapproved may be presented for reconsideration by the applicant’s endorser at a subsequent meeting of the Club, and the members may elect such applicant by secret ballot with a favorable vote of 75% of the members present.