Article V - Membership Application

  1. Application for Association Membership (accompanied by one year’s dues) shall be made to the TOA.  The Board of Directors shall grant the application unless there is reason for not doing so.
  2. Should the Board of Directors determine to reject any membership application, the reasons for such rejection shall be reported to the applicant in writing and any dues paid by the applicant promptly refunded by return mail.
  3. Termination of Membership. Membership in the Association may terminate by death, liquidation, dissolution, voluntary withdrawal or otherwise in pursuance of these Bylaws. The right of a Member to vote, and all other privileges and interest of a Member in the Association shall cease upon the termination of membership.
  4. Suspension and Termination.
    1. For cause, any Member may be suspended or terminated. Sufficient cause for such suspension or termination of membership shall be the violation of the provisions of these Bylaws or any agreement or rule adopted by the Association, or any other conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Association as determined by the Board of Directors.
    2. Such suspension or termination shall be by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors at a duly constituted meeting; provided, that a statement of the charges shall have been mailed by registered post to the last recorded address of the Member at least fifteen days before Board of Directors action is taken thereon. Such statement shall be accompanied by a notice of the time and place of the meting of the Board of Directors at which the charges are to be considered and notice of the Member’s right to appear, in person or by representative to present any defense to such charges.
  1. Designated Representatives.  Each Member shall appoint and certify to the Association’s Board of Directors, a person from the Member’s organization to be its Association designated representative who shall represent and act for the Member in all Association affairs.
    1. Where a Member’s designated representative cannot act; the Member may designate an alternate from its organization by a letter authorizing such representation presented to the Executive Director.
    2. No individual may be designated representative of more than one member.