Article I: Members–Eligibility, Rights & Privileges

Section 1. Membership

 

a) The membership of this Association shall consist of Regular Members, Life Members, Young Numismatist Members, Associate Members, Club Members, Organizational Members and Honorary Members (the latter as the Association deems appropriate from time to time or as provided in these bylaws).

 

b) The Association may provide for subclasses of membership within the classes provided herein and may further set membership dues at different pricing levels depending on the level of benefits offered to the different subclasses of membership.

 

c) Memberships are not transferable from one person or organization to another.

 

Section 2. Regular Members

 

Regular Members shall be those individuals now Regular Members in good standing and those hereafter admitted as Regular Members in the manner hereinafter set forth:

 

a) Any individual of good moral character, 18 years of age or older, shall be eligible for Regular membership.

 

b) Every full-time employee of the Association, 18 years of age or older, may be a Regular Member of the Association for the duration of his or her employment without payment of dues.

 

Section 3. Life Members

 

Life Members shall be those individuals who are now Life Members and those individuals who pay the requisite Life mem­bership fee designated by the Association. Any Regular Member in good standing who has been a member of the Association for three consecutive years or more shall be eligible for Life membership.

 

Section 4. Young Numismatist (YN) Members

 

YN Members shall be those individuals now YN (formerly Junior) Members in good standing and those persons hereafter admitted as such in the manner hereinafter set forth.

 

a) Any individual of good moral character at least 5 years of age, but less than 18 years of age at the time of his or her application, shall be eligible for YN membership, provided such individual's application is approved in writing by the parent or guardian of the applicant.

               

b) At the first renewal oppor­tunity after age 18, a YN Member shall convert to Regular membership.

               

c) Membership as a YN shall be considered in computing the three-year membership requirement for Life membership.

 

Section 5. Associate Members

 

Associate Members shall be those individuals now Associate Members in good standing and those persons hereafter admitted as such in the manner hereinafter set forth:

               

a) Any individual who is a son, daughter, spouse or domestic partner of a Regular Member, YN Member or Life Member in good standing shall be eligible for Associate membership, provided his or her application is approved in writing by such member.

               

b) Any Associate Member, 18 years of age or over, in good standing may become a Regular Member upon application therefor and payment of one year's advance dues.

               

c) An Associate Member shall be required to maintain the same mailing address as the Regular, Life or YN Member with whom he or she is associated.

               

d) Membership as an Associate Member shall be considered in computing the three-year membership requirement for Life membership.

 

Section 6. Club Members

                a) Any nonprofit numismatic club, society, association or corporation shall be eligible for Club Membership. Any applicant for a Club membership shall submit to the Executive Director, at his or her request, copies of such applicant's organization and/or governing documents.

                b) Club Life membership shall be discontinued, except that those clubs that are now Life Members shall continue to retain their status as Club Life Members.

 

Section 7. Organizational Members

 

Any public or governmental museum, archival institution, library or school, and any private, non-profit museum, archival institution, library, school or foundation may become an Organizational Member provided the applicant is approved by the Executive Director. Any applicant for an Organizational membership shall submit to the Executive Director, at his or her request, copies of such applicant's organization and/or governing documents, except this requirement shall not be necessary for public or governmental museums, archival institutions, libraries or schools.

 

Section 8. Honorary Members

               

a) Honorary membership may be conferred only by the Board of Governors upon any person who has rendered the Association or the science of numismatics some particular or noteworthy service or who is considered deserving of the special and distinctive title of Honorary Member.

               

b) Honorary Members shall not have the right to vote or hold office, unless specifically afforded those rights by the Board of Governors, provided, however, that any Honorary Member who previously had the right to vote or hold office shall retain those rights on the same basis as existed prior to the receipt of the said Honorary membership.

 

Section 9. Association Rights & Privileges

               

a) All members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Association, consisting of the right to vote, the right to hold office and the right to receive the official publications of the Association, all of which are subject to any limitations as herein provided in these bylaws.

               

b) The Association shall provide all members such other benefits as the Board of Governors deems appropriate and shall list those benefits in the ANA Policy Manual, which shall be accessible on the ANA's www.money.org website or provided to members in written form and available to all members on request.