The DSEA Membership Policy was designed to provide members with specific details on the organizational structure, membership criteria, membership approval and the responsibilities of being a member. This policy is governed by the Membership Committee.
Membership Committee Composition:
- A Chairperson appointed by the Board of Directors;
- A staff representative.
- The DSEA Chair shall serve ex—officio;
- One or more members—at—large, to a maximum of 6 members.
Membership Standing Committee Responsibilities :
- Hold regular membership committee meetings at least 4 time per calendar year
- Ensure renewal notices are sent out to the membership at least 60 days prior to membership expiration date
- Develop the content of a membership package for distribution to potential members
Criteria for Membership Approval:
- Companies, institutions or persons must be actively engaged in the energy or environmental industries
- They also must focus on and demonstrate sustainability principles, and subscribe to the Vision and Mission of the DSEA
- Service related companies that demonstrate energy sustainability
- Provide direct services to the energy industry; for example Engineeringfirms or contractors
Membership Approval Process:
- Completed membership applications are sent to the staff representative on the Membership Committee for review, any errors of omissions on the application will be followed up on and corrected
- Completed membership applications once reviewed by the staff representative, will be sent to the Membership Committee to be reviewed and voted on
- Membership can be approved by the Membership Committee if the applicant fits the criteria for membership approval outlined below
- A simple majority of the membership committee (4 members) needs to be in attendance (in person or via teleconferences or by Proxy) in order to approve membership
- If the applicant does not fit the criteria then the Membership Committee will make a recommendation to the Board, and the Board will make the final decision on the applicant’s membership
- Once membership is approved, an updated report indicating the details of the new members must be provided to the Board at the next board meeting
- Membership can be denied, withheld or revoked at the sole discretion of the DSEA Board
- Be informed
- Attend meetings
- Propose motions and resolutions
- Speak, vote or to delegate representation; to hold accountable those to whom authority is delegated, and to exercise all rights and privileges vested in the membership by law, by these bylaws and the adopted rules of the organization
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