Section 1. Any organization or society requesting membership in ACESS shall file with the President a formal letter of application signed by the presiding officer and secretary. Such application shall be accompanied by a current list of its members and a copy of its Constitution and Bylaws.
Section 2. Upon receipt of an application for membership in ACESS and the accompanying membership list and Constitution and Bylaws, the same shall be referred to the Executive Committee for consideration and recommendation. This Committee shall make its recommendation through the President to the full Board, which shall then vote upon the admission of the applicant. In the event that an application is rejected by the Board, the applicant society or organization so rejected may, upon satisfactorily showing that it can meet ACESS's membership requirements, make a new application for membership at any time, but in the absence of such satisfactory showing, the Board shall not entertain a subsequent application by the same applicant for a period of two (2) years from the date of such first rejection.
Section 3. Communications between ACESS and its Member Entities is the duty of the Member Entity Representatives.
Section 4. Any Member Entity whose Representative(s) have failed to attend at least one (1) meeting of the Board during any twelve (12) month period may be suspended from membership privileges. This suspension shall be effective thirty (30) days after the Member Entity has been notified by the ACESS Secretary. Said organization may be reinstated upon filing a new application for membership and upon approval of the Board.
Section 5. Any Member Entity that is over one (1) year in arrears in its dues may automatically be suspended from membership privileges until its dues have been paid. If the dues of the suspended Entity have not been paid within three (3) months of suspension, such Entity may be asked to forfeit its membership.
Section 6. Any Entity that has forfeited its membership in ACESS by reason of non-payment of dues, as provided in Section 5 of this Article, may, upon filing a new application for membership and payment of all dues in arrears at the time of forfeiture, be reinstated upon approval by the members of the Board.
Section 7. A Member Entity whose purpose, activities, and functions are determined no longer in accordance with Article II, Section 1 of the Bylaws shall be liable to forfeiture of membership. The expelled Society may re-apply for ACESS membership whenever it can comply with Article II, Section 1 of the Bylaws.