Members

Membership Roster, Dues, and Renewal

A membership period, the renewal process, and the annual dues rates is defined as follows:

  1. The DC ACM’s Membership Year is twelve consecutive calendar months beginning when an individual joins the Chapter.
  2. As per Article III, Section 1 of the Chapter Bylaws, there are two grades of membership – Associate Member and Member.
    1. An Associate Member –
      1. Does not pay dues.
      2. Receives Members-only communications from the DC ACM.
      3. Can upgrade to the Member grade at any time.
        1. If the upgrade occurs during the middle of the Membership Year, dues will be required in full and the renewal date will be reset to the date of upgrade.
    2. A Member –
      1. Pays an annual, non-refundable dues-rate of $25.00 per Membership Year.
      2. Receives Members-only communications from the DC ACM.
      3. Is entitled to the rights and privileges of a dues-paying Member as prescribed in the DC ACM’s governing rules.
  3. As per Article III, Section 3 of the Chapter Bylaws, a Member or Associate Member may discontinue membership by submitting his or her resignation to the Chair or the Secretary of the DC ACM.
  4. The Membership Roster is the combined list of both Associate Members and Members.
  5. To ensure the accuracy of all contact and demographic information, all Members and Associate Members are required to renew prior to the end of their Membership Year.
    1. If a Member does not renew prior to the renewal deadline, he or she will be downgraded to an Associate Member.
    2. If an Associate Member does not renew prior to the renewal deadline, he or she will remain on the Membership Roster, unless the Associate Member:
      1. Submits his or her resignation.
      2. Is deemed to be inactive and non-responsive to requests for information from the DC ACM.
  6. As required as part of the DC ACM’s annual report, a copy of the Membership Roster will be provided to and maintained with ACM throughout the fiscal year.

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