Section 3. Membership Dues, Termination and Discipline

3.01. Membership Dues

Dues for members shall be set by resolution of the board and shall be effective when set, subject to ratification by the membership at the next annual meeting of the members provided that the failure to obtain ratification shall not invalidate the previous dues set by the board. The board may set different membership dues within a class of membership by member attribute, including without limitation by: individual v. organization, type of organization, and size of organization or any other attribute .

Members shall be notified in writing of the membership dues at any time payable by them and, if any are not paid within one (1) calendar month of the membership renewal date the members in default shall automatically cease to be members of the Corporation .

3.02. Termination of Membership

A membership in the Corporation is terminated when:

(a) the member dies, or, in the case of a member that is a corporation, the corporation is dissolved;

(b) a member fails to maintain any qualifications for membership described in Section 2.01 of these by-laws including the payment of membership dues;

(c) the member resigns by delivering a written resignation to the chair of the board of the Corporation in which case such resignation shall be effective on the date specified in the resignation ;

(d) the member is expelled in accordance with Section 3.04 below or is otherwise terminated in accordance with the articles or by-laws ;

(e) the member’s term of membership expires; or

(f) the Corporation is liquidated or dissolved under the Act.

Subject to the articles, upon any termination of membership, the rights of the member, including any rights in the property of the Corporation, automatically cease to exist. (Replaces 4.8 and 4.9)

3.03. Discipline of Members

The board shall have authority to suspend or expel any member from the Corporation for any one or more of the following grounds:

(a) violating any provision of the articles, by-laws, or written policies of the Corporation;

(b) carrying out any conduct which may be detrimental to the Corporation as determined by the board in its sole discretion;

(c) for any other reason that the board in its sole and absolute discretion considers to be reasonable, having regard to the purpose of the Corporation.

In the event that the board determines that a member should be expelled or suspended from membership in the Corporation, the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the board, shall provide twenty (20) days’ notice of suspension or expulsion to the member and shall provide reasons for the proposed suspension or expulsion. The member may make written submissions to the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the board, in response to the notice received within such twenty (20) day period. In the event that no written submissions are received by the president, the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the board, may proceed to notify the member that the member is suspended or expelled from membership in the Corporation. If written submissions are received in accordance with this section, the board will consider such submissions in arriving at a final decision and shall notify the member concerning such final decision within a further twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the submissions. The board’s decision shall be final and binding on the member, without any further right of appeal.