On a vote of 7-0, the Indiana Community Network Association Board ha amended Section 4.0 of its policy with regard to Associate Members. Below is the full text of the Board vote, the motion and second, and relevant discussion.
4.01 PURPOSE - To establish partnerships with Associate Members which will promote the goals and fund the objectives of ICNA for its member organizations.
a. An associate Member shall be a non-voting member of ICNA. Associate membership shall be attained by accepting a Board invitation for membership and paying the annual dues as required by the Board.
b. The Board shall establish the annual dues for each Associate Member.
4.03 MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING.
a. Have paid the annual membership fee as set by the ICNA Board.
b. Are not knowingly violating or in conflict with:
1. The mission, policies or standards of ICNA.
2. The mission, policies of ICNA's General Members.
3. The laws of Indiana.
4. Federal Statute.
4.04 EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGES OF ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP.
a. A direct invitation from the ICNA Board will be required for associate membership.
b. As directed by a majority vote of the Board, the Board's secretary shall send a written or electronic invitation to a potential associate member. This invitation shall indicate:
1. The term of membership is one year, annually renewable at the discretion of the ICNA Board.
2. The fee of the membership.
3. The requirements for membership in good standing. 4. The privileges of membership.
c. ICNA will only solicit Associate Members who have a statewide presence.
d. It is expected that general member community networks may solicit local outlets or affiliates of ICNA Associate Members, but they will not solicit these Associate Members at a state or national level without prior review and consent of the ICNA Board.
e. In advance of soliciting an Associate Member, ICNA will notify the general member community networks of its intent.
f. In return for its membership fee, an Associate Member will be given a reciprocal link to/from the ICNA website, and to/from any websites of general member community networks which elect to partner with the Associate Member.
g. The ICNA membership fee collected from an Associate Member will be evenly distributed to all general member community networks which have elected to establish appropriate reciprocal links with the Associate Member.
h. If there is an interest on the part of an Associate Member and general membership community networks, ICNA may also negotiate an advertising agreement with the Associate Member. Fees from such advertising agreements will be distributed among the participating general member community networks electing to participate in the agreement.
i. ICNA will design, produce and maintain State Shopping Mall pages
with all of the ICNA Associate Member logos and links, so that
general community network members need only to link to this one
Marti Miller--------No vote