HCA Membership Policy

4.1.1          Classes of Members

There shall be the following three categories of Members:

(a)       Individual Members

An Individual Member is any individual, 18 years or older who makes a donation (cash or Gift In Kind) for which a charitable tax receipt is issued within the immediately preceding 15 months prior to the annual Meeting of Members.

  • Individuals must complete a membership application which is available at the Association office or on line.
  • A basic minimum donation of $5.00 is required from residents of the Heritage Community in order to receive a membership card. The Executive Director shall have the discretion to reduce the basic minimum donation for a community resident if financial hardship can be demonstrated. The Executive Director shall report all reductions to the Board of Directors and provide reasons therefore. Donations can be made at the Association office, by mail, or by clicking on the “Donate Now” button located on the home page of our web site at heritagecommunityassociation.com
  • A basic minimum donation of $20.00 is required from individuals external (who do not live within the boundaries) to the Heritage Community in order to receive a membership card.  Donations can be made at the Association office, by mail, or by clicking on the “Donate Now” button located on the home page of our web site at heritagecommunityassociation.com.
  • We will only accept items from our Wish List (see attached) as Gift-In-Kind for the purpose of issuing a membership card. Only items for which fair market value can be determined can be issued a charitable tax receipt (i.e. item accompanied by receipt of purchase).  This wish list may be updated from time to time at the discretion of the Executive Director of the Association.

(b)          Organization Members

An Organization Member is an organization that makes a donation for which a charitable tax receipt is issued within the immediately preceding calendar year. The organization may designate one individual to represent that organization.

  • To qualify for an organizational membership, organizations must be a legal entity.
  • A basic minimum donation of $20.00 is required from an organization in order to receive a membership card.
  • Organizations must complete a membership application which is available at the Association office or on line designating one individual from the organization to represent that organization.

(c)          Honorary Members

An Honorary Member is an individual recognized by the Board for their extraordinary support of the organization.  The designation of an Honorary Member will be determined by the Board and the length of the membership term will be at the discretion of the Board.

4.2          Members Rights and Privileges

(a) Rights and Privileges of all Members are as follows:

(i) to receive notice of the annual Meeting of Members;

(ii) to attend the annual Meeting of Members.

(b) All individual, organization, and honorary members who reside within the boundaries of the Heritage Community shall have the following additional right and privilege:

(i) to vote at the annual Meeting of Members.

Approved March 2, 2010

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