To allow an individual re-joining the Association as an Active member after the commencement of the membership year to pay a pro-rated portion of dues for that year.

2-7. Membership Dues

a. …Any person (i) who joins as an Active member for the first time after the commencement of the membership year, (ii) who becomes eligible for Active membership after the commencement of the membership year, or (iii) who returns to professional educational employment or to an education support professional position from a limited leave of absence after the commencement of the membership year shall be enrolled in full standing for the remainder of the membership year by paying the amount of annual dues which is commensurate with the remaining portion of the membership year.

Impact Statement

Bylaw 2-7 sets forth the procedures by which membership dues are set. The Bylaw currently provides for reduced pro-rata dues for the first year for any person who joins as an Active member for the first time after the commencement of the membership year. Under this provision, any such member is enrolled in full standing by paying the portion of annual dues commensurate with the remaining part of the membership year.

If adopted, the amendment would strike language limiting the pro-rata dues to persons joining the Association for the first time. Thus, any person who leaves the Association and then decides to return after the start of a membership year would pay a pro-rata portion of dues for the remainder of the year in which they opted to rejoin the Association.

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David Brighton - AK