1. Fee-paying Member
1.1 A fee-paying member is a person that pays the Society membership fee of $15.00 (subject to Clause 2.5 of the Constitution).
2. Associate Member
2.1. Associate membership is open to:
2.1.1. staff members of the Flinders University Department of Archaeology; and
2.1.2. community members that make a contribution to the Society in the way of substantial financial support or volunteer opportunities.
2.2. Associate membership is automatic to individuals that fulfil the criteria as identified in clause 2.1.
2.3. Associate Members are to be decided by Executive and General Committees.
2.4. Associate Members are permitted to become Fee-paying Members if they choose.
3. Honorary Life Memberships
3.1. The Honorary Life Membership Committee (HLMC) will consist of the current President and Secretary of the Flinders Archaeological Society (hereafter, the ‘Society’) and two (2) Honorary Life Members.
3.2. A call for nominations should be made at least one (1) month prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
3.3. Any nominations must be received by the Secretary of the Society at least two (2) weeks prior to the AGM.
3.4. While the nomination can come from any Society member, it must be seconded by at least one other member prior to submitting it to the Secretary. Members may not nominate themselves.
3.5. Once the nomination period has ended, the Secretary will call a meeting of the HLMC, provided at least one (1) nomination has been received.
3.5.1. The meeting may be conducted in person, electronically via email or remotely via conference call.
3.5.2. Only members of the HLMC are permitted to be present at the meeting. Quorum for this meeting shall be 100% of the HLMC. Members of the HLMC may not abstain from any vote during HLMC meetings.
3.5.3. The HLMC shall determine whether the nomination will: be accepted and proceed to a vote at an AGM; be deferred until the following year; or be rejected. All nominations that proceed to a vote at an AGM must fulfil the criteria as set out in paragraph 2.3.6 of these regulations. Any nomination deemed to be ineligible will be rejected. All rejected nominations are not eligible to be resubmitted for two (2) years.
3.5.4. In most circumstances, only one (1) nomination shall proceed to a vote at an AGM and all other nominations will be deferred until the following year. In certain circumstances the HLMC can put forward a maximum of two (2) nominations to proceed to a vote at the AGM at its discretion.
3.5.5. The ArchSoc Secretary will let all nominators know of the outcome of the HLMC meeting. The determination of the HLMC is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
3.6. To be considered for honorary life membership, members must have rendered sustained and conspicuous voluntary service to ArchSoc via one or more of the following criteria:
3.6.1. As a fee-paying member of ArchSoc for six (6) or more years, who has served on the executive or general committee for at least two (2) years and has made significant and lasting contributions to ArchSoc, whereby ArchSoc has deeply benefited from their involvement; or
3.6.2. As a fee-paying member of ArchSoc for ten (10) or more years, who has not served on the executive or general committee, but who has made other significant contributions to ArchSoc, whereby ArchSoc has deeply benefited from their involvement; or
3.6.3. As an associate member of ArchSoc for ten (10) or more years, who has consistently and actively supported the activities of ArchSoc throughout their membership, whereby ArchSoc has deeply benefited from their involvement; or
3.6.4. Any member of ArchSoc who may not fulfil all of the criteria as set out in paragraphs 3.6.1–3.6.3, but who has made significant contributions to archaeology as a discipline and who has been a member of ArchSoc for at least six (6) years.
3.7. The nomination/s accepted by the HLMC will proceed to a vote at the AGM. The nomination/s will be read at the AGM before being voted upon by way of secret ballot. The nominee shall be admitted to honorary life membership of ArchSoc if 50% plus one of the members present vote in favour of the nomination.
3.8. The period of honorary life membership is for the life of the person so admitted. Honorary life members have the same entitlements as fee-paying members, including voting rights at general meetings and member discounts. Honorary life members are not required to pay the annual membership fee, however, are permitted to become fee-paying members without affecting the status of their life membership.
Adopted at the Annual General Meeting on 19/11/2015