Membership Rules

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==Excluded Offenses ==
 
==Excluded Offenses ==
 
#Any topic that is excluded from the Membership Rules is subject to be added as an amendment on a per case basis. If no repercussions exist before the amendment is made, any offender will be grandfathered in for that one instance and is hence forth held to any repercussion for future occurrences.  
 
#Any topic that is excluded from the Membership Rules is subject to be added as an amendment on a per case basis. If no repercussions exist before the amendment is made, any offender will be grandfathered in for that one instance and is hence forth held to any repercussion for future occurrences.  
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==Amendments==  
 
==Amendments==  
 
#Proposals to amend the Membership Rules must be presented to the board for review and approval.  
 
#Proposals to amend the Membership Rules must be presented to the board for review and approval.  
#The final approval for amendments to the Membership Rules must pass a 2/3rd vote by the active members of the organization.  
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#The final approval for amendments to the Membership Rules must pass a 2/3rd vote by the board of directors.  
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==Group Promotion==  
 
==Group Promotion==  
 
#Promotional pictures, accounts, and / or other recollections of meetings or events may be recorded via video, photograph, or audio recording to be used in future advertising or promotion.  
 
#Promotional pictures, accounts, and / or other recollections of meetings or events may be recorded via video, photograph, or audio recording to be used in future advertising or promotion.  
 
#If you would prefer not to be involved in promotional materials please feel free to avoid being in a location where you may be included in a picture that is being taken.  
 
#If you would prefer not to be involved in promotional materials please feel free to avoid being in a location where you may be included in a picture that is being taken.  
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==Membership Rules==  
 
==Membership Rules==  
 
===Becoming Member===  
 
===Becoming Member===  
#All new members must fill out an application of intent to join  
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#All new members must fill out an application of intent to join.
#New members are probationary members for 1 calendar month and until they have approval of 2 board members.  
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#New members are probationary members for 1 calendar month.  
#Probationary members are required to pay $25 application fee (counts as your first month's dues) Refundable if membership is declined by either party  
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#Probationary members are required to pay $50 application fee (counts as your first month's dues).  This fee is refundable if membership is declined by either party.
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===Accepting new members===  
 
===Accepting new members===  
#Probationary members having 1 calendar month of participation and approval of 2 board members will be eligible for full member status  
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#Probationary members having completed 1 calendar month of participation in the group will be eligible for Full Member status.
#The group will be notified at least 5 days in advance of all probationary member's impending upgrade to full member status.  
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#The membership will be notified via email at least 5 days in advance of all probationary member's impending upgrade to full member status.  
 
#Any issues with probationary members should be communicated to the board directly.  
 
#Any issues with probationary members should be communicated to the board directly.  
#Issues raised will be handled by the board at their discretion.  
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#Issues raised will be discussed by the board prior to deciding upon promotion of the probationary member.  
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===Probationary Member Limitations ===
 
===Probationary Member Limitations ===
# Probationary members are expected to attend meetings and put forth effort to get to know the group  
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# Probationary members are expected to attend meetings and put forth effort to get to know the group.
# Probationary members will only have access to the space during open house events or meetings  
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# Probationary members will only have access to the space during open house events or meetings when other Full Members are present.
# Probationary members will not have shop access  
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# Probationary members will not have unsupervised workshop access.
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=== Eligibility ===
 
=== Eligibility ===
# Current members should be paired with new/interested party so they have a kind of mentor/sponsor. If no member steps up, the Vice President should attempt to take the responsibility but may pass the responsibility on to another officer.  
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# Members must comply with the eligibility requirements specified in the [[Bylaws]].
# General induction into the group requires the member to be at least of 18 years of age.
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# Current members should be paired with new/interested party so they have a kind of mentor/sponsor. If no member steps up, the President should attempt to take the responsibility but may pass the responsibility on to another officer.  
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# Any minor in the space must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times.  
 
# Any minor in the space must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times.  
=== Revoking Membership ===
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# Membership may be revoked from the organization for any of the following reasons:  
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=== Suspending and Terminating Membership ===
## Membership may be revoked by the board if dues are not paid within 15 calendar days from the first of the month. (See Membership Dues)
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# Membership may be suspended or terminated from the organization for any of the following reasons:
## Membership may be revoked by a majority vote by the board after a member has been put on probation. (See Issues & Accusations)
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## Any reason specified in the [[Bylaws]] Article IV, Sections 6 and 7.  
## Any activity which results in the endangerment of the status of the organization or its property  
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## Any activity which results in the endangerment of the status of the organization or its property, as determined by the board.
 
## Any activity judged by the the board to be outside of the realm of acceptable behavior.  
 
## Any activity judged by the the board to be outside of the realm of acceptable behavior.  
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==Rights of Members ==
 
==Rights of Members ==
#Every member has the right to vote on any issue put before the membership.  
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#Every Full Member has the right to vote on any issue put before the membership.  
#Every member has the right to vote for officers / board members during the yearly election.  
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#Every Full Member has the right to vote for officers / board members during the yearly election.  
 
#Members are provided access to the space (pending acquirement of the group's space).  
 
#Members are provided access to the space (pending acquirement of the group's space).  
==Drugs & Alcohol in the space ==
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#No illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia under any condition are to be present or used in the space.  
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==Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco Policies ==
#Anyone obviously under the effects of drugs may be asked to leave the space.  
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#No illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia under any condition are to be present or used in the space, or at any function sponsored by the group.  
#Must be of age, no exceptions  
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#Anyone obviously under the effects of drugs may be asked to leave the space, or any function sponsored by the group.  
#After consumption of alcohol there is no usage of Power Tools for 12 hours after the consumption of the last beverage  
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#Use of alcohol must be limited to persons of age, no exceptions.
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#The use of power tools is prohibited for 12 hours after the consumption of the last alcoholic beverage.
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#Tobacco usage will be prohibited inside the space, or within 25 feet of the main entrance, operable windows, or HVAC air intakes.
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#At sponsored functions, members will be required to comply with all prohibitions of alcohol or tobacco set by our host.
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===Alcohol Probation ===
 
===Alcohol Probation ===
#Separate from normal probation
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#In the event that a member is observed violating the 12 hour prohibition on power tools after consuming alcohol, the following penalties will be applied:
#Caught drinking and breaking rules, you are prohibited from imbibing alcohol on site and surrounding area for a defined period of time
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===Three strikes ===
 
===Three strikes ===
#First occurrence, 2 weeks no alcohol consumption or alcohol intoxication on site and surrounding area  
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#First occurrence, 2 weeks no alcohol consumption or alcohol intoxication on site and surrounding area.
#Second occurrence, 1 month no alcohol consumption or alcohol intoxication on site and surrounding area and 2 weeks of no usage of tools  
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#Second occurrence, 1 month no alcohol consumption or alcohol intoxication on site and surrounding area and 2 weeks of no usage of tools.
#Third occurrence, go to board for further review  
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#Third occurrence, go to board for further review. Membership may be terminated by a 2/3rds Majority of board members.
 
#The board reserves the right for all decisions and actions taken pertaining to alcohol consumption or drunken conduct on site and surrounding area  
 
#The board reserves the right for all decisions and actions taken pertaining to alcohol consumption or drunken conduct on site and surrounding area  
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==Responsibility of Members ==
 
==Responsibility of Members ==
 
# Ensure that dues are kept current unless some other special arrangement has been approved by the board.  
 
# Ensure that dues are kept current unless some other special arrangement has been approved by the board.  

Revision as of 17:54, 20 December 2011

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