BEFORE CHOOSING YOUR MEMBERSHIP THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD NOTE.
1. There is a membership that will fit everyone in the American Polish Lowland
2. Canadian or Mexican residents you should get and keep a Canadian-Mexican membership . If
you are from another country you should choose a foreign membership.
3. Joint membership is similar to the old household membership but is more inclusive to other
4. Lifetime Membership comes from the nomination of the Board only
5. If you do not yet a PON but want to learn more about them , you may be a newsletter member. You
will not be able to vote or hold office so choose your membership wisely.
CHOOSE YOUR TYPE OF APLSA MEMBERSHIP
Individual Membership: shall include any individual eighteen years of age or older who is presently an owner or co-owner of a Polish Lowland Sheepdog or has owned a one within the last five consecutive years. He/she will enjoy off the privileges of the Association including the right to vote and hold office. The member will receive a newsletter. Individual members may upgrade to household membership by adding one additional member in accordance with Article I, Section 1 (b) at the time of membership renewal and paying such dues.
Joint Membership: Two people aged 18 years or older who own/co-own a PON(s) or have owned a PON within the last five years. Both people are responsible for caring for the health and welfare of their PON(s). Both members holding a joint membership shall enjoy all the privileges of the Association, including the right to vote and hold office, however, the newsletter will be sent to one address.If you hold a joint membership, you may change to an individual membership at the time of renewal if desired.
Life Membership: election to Life Membership status is at the discretion of the Board of Directors and is awarded for meritorious service to the Association and/or in recognition of long time membership (20+ years) in good standing. Life Members shall enjoy all the privileges of the American Polish Lowland Sheepdog Association, including the right to vote and hold office. A Life Member shall not be assessed dues from the point of award forward. Life time members may or may not presently own a PON.
Junior Membership: is open to any person between ten and seventeen(10-17) years of age. Junior members may not vote, hold office, or be counted in determining a quorum. A Junior Member owning or co-owning a Polish Lowland Sheepdog shall automatically become a regular member with all of the rights and privileges attached thereto upon reaching eighteen(18) years of age.
Canadian-Mexican Membership: shall be open to all citizens of Canada and Mexico who own a PON(s). They will have full voting rights as per Article IV, Section 2(b) and may serve on the Board of Directors as a Director only. All other rights and privileges of membership apply as per other memberships. (Both individual and joint memberships available...see application)
Newsletter Membership: shall include and individual eighteen (18) years of age or older who has an interest in the Polish Lowland Sheepdog and may or may not own a dog now. Newsletter members cannot vote or hold office and do not count in the determination of a quorum. Dues are set to cover the cost of printing and postal expenses.A member(s) who have owned a PON(s) but after five years no longer own one, should they wish to remain in the Association, will be classified as newsletter members(excludes those who hold Life Memberships), A newsletter member may up their status to an individual or household membership at the time of renewal providing they then own or co-own a Polish Lowland Sheepdog.
Foreign Membership: shall be open to any individual not residing in the United States who is not a United States citizen but has an interest in the Polish Lowland Sheepdog. Foreign members cannot vote or hold office and do not count in the deterimination of a quorum. Foreign members will receive a copy of the newsletter. (from Canada or Mexico choose a Canadian-Mexican membership )
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APLSA Membership Types