Section 1 - ELIGIBILITY
Any person, firm, association, corporation or partnership having an interest in the objectives of the organization shall be eligible to apply for membership, subject to Board approval as in Article II, Section 2. Common ownership of several businesses shall not confer eligibility to the common owner(s) for multiple memberships.
Section 2 - APPROVAL FOR MEMBERSHIP
Applications for membership shall be made in writing, and signed by the Applicant, on forms provided for that purpose, accompanied by the payment of the regularly scheduled dues established by the Board of Directors, in force at the time of application, The Membership Committee shall review all applications and submit them to the Board of Directors with its recommendation. Approval of members shall be by the Board of Directors at any meeting thereof. Any applicant so approved shall become a member of the Oxford Chamber of Commerce.
Section 3 - DUES
Membership dues shall be periodically reviewed and established by the Board of Directors.
Section 4 - TERMINATION
- Any member may resign from the Chamber upon written request to the Board of Directors.
- Any member may be expelled by the Board of Directorsfor nonpayment of dues after ninety (90) days from the date due, unless otherwise extended for good cause.
- Any member may be expelled by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled meeting thereof, for conduct unbecoming a member or prejudicial to the aims or repute of the Chamber, after notice and opportunity for a hearing are afforded the member so charged.
Section 5 - EXERCISE OF PRIVILEGES
Any firm, association, corporation or partnership holding membership shall appoint an individual, whom the holder desires to exercise the privileges of membership covered by its membership, and shall have the right to change its membership nomination upon written notice.
Section 6 - VOTING
Each member person, firm, association, corporation or partnership shall be entitled to cast one vote by its designated representative. Votes for members of the Board of Directors shall be cast according to the provisions of the Article IV herein.
Section 7 - ORIENTATION
At regular intervals, orientation on the purposes and activities of this organization shall be conducted for the following groups: new Directors, officers and Directors, committee chairpersons, committees and new members.
Section 8 - TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
- BUSINESS MEMBERS
- BUSINESS AFFILIATES
- MIAMI UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
- HONORARY MEMBERS
- LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
- MIAMI UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Section 9 - ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP
The Board of Directors shall determine the eligibility requirements for each type of membership set forth in Section 8 above, and shall publish these requirements in its literature describing membership and on its applications for membership.
Section 10 - HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
The Board of Directors may confer Honorary Membership to an individual who has distinguished himself/herself in public affairs and/or made significant contributions to the Oxford Chamber of Commerce. Honorary members shall have all the privileges of membership, for their lifetime, except the right to hold office and vote on issues, and shall be exempt from the payment of dues. The Board of Directors shall confer or revoke honorary membership by a majority vote.