It shall be the policy of the Board of Trustees to limit admissions to associate membership to major continent-wide organizations.
Each associate member organization shall in all aspects of its work refrain from the practice of segregation based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, affectional or sexual orientation, language, citizenship status, economic status, or national origin. This rule is not intended to preclude associate member organizations designed to benefit groups organized to ensure their fuller participation in the larger society and to fulfill their unique spiritual needs.
Each applicant for membership shall submit with its application:
Except in the year when it is admitted to membership, each associate member shall send to the Association on or before April 30 (i) an annual report which shall include the data required by subsections (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) of Rule 3.7.3 and any other information which the Board of Trustees shall require and (ii) the contribution contemplated by Rule 3.7.10. If an associate member fails to comply with the provisions of this Rule, the Board of Trustees shall at its next regular meeting consider a finding of non-compliance and the termination of the associate membership status of such organization.
Each associate member shall send the Association an attested copy of any changes in its charter, purposes, objectives, or bylaws as soon as any such changes are made, and shall notify the Association immediately of any change in its tax exempt status.
No organization shall claim or represent in any manner that it is an associate member of the Association until such membership is voted by the Board of Trustees; and if and when any organization's associate membership expires or it is terminated, that organization shall immediately cease to claim, represent or imply in any manner that it is an associate member of the Association.
Each associated member shall place the Association on its regular mailing list.
Before granting associate membership, the Board of Trustees shall determine that the granting of such associate membership is likely to be of substantial benefit to the Unitarian Universalist movement.
Associate membership for all new or existing associate members shall be granted by the Board of Trustees for a designated one year period or portion thereof.
The contribution required to be submitted with an application for associate membership is $500 for any applicant whose budget for the 12 months preceding its application for associate membership was $1,000,000 or more and $250 for any applicant whose budget for the 12 months preceding its application for associate membership was less than $1,000,000. The contribution required to be submitted with an associate member’s annual report is $500 for any associate member whose budget for the 12 months preceding the due date of the annual report was $1,000,000 or more and $250 for any associate member whose budget for the 12 months preceding the due date of the annual report was less than $1,000,000.
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Last updated on Friday, July 22, 2011.
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