Article Index

ARTICLE 3: MEMBERSHIP

Sec. 3.1 Classes of Members

The NSHNC shall initially have one class of members. The NSHNC members shall be referred to as members in the bylaws.

Sec. 3.2 Qualifications for Membership

To qualify for membership in the NSHNC, a person must meet the requirements in Sec. 3.2 a) or Sec. 3.2 b), have completed a membership registration form and have the registration form verified by the board of directors. (The board of directors is described in Article 8, Sec. 8.1).a. A person must be sixteen (16) years of age or older and be a resident within the boundaries of the NSHNC, as described in Article 1, Sec. 1.3.b. A person or legal entity owning real property, leasing or renting real property, business licensees or professional office, government agency or nonprofit corporation within the boundaries of the NSHNC, as described in Article 1, Sec. 1.3. Such business licensee, government agency, or nonprofit member shall designate, in writing to the board, a single designated representative.

Sec. 3.3 Member Information Privacy

The NSHNC member database will be deemed confidential. The member information in the database shall only be used for NSHNC official business.

Sec. 3.4 Member Voting Rights

a. A member must be present to vote at general or special meetings. No proxy vote shall be recognized.

b. A member entitled to vote at an election of the board of directors may cast one (1) vote for as many persons as there are directors to be elected.c. A member entitled to vote may cast one (1) vote for any issue brought before the membership for a vote.

Sec. 3.5 Member Conduct

Members of the NSHNC shall conduct themselves respectfully during meetings and activities sponsored in whole or part by the NSHNC.

Sec. 3.6 Member Resignation

A person who has met the requirements of Article 3, Sec. 3.2 a, shall resign from the NSHNC if the person ceases to be a resident within the boundaries of the NSHNC or may resign for any reason, by notifying the president in writing. A person or legal entity who has met the requirements of Article 3, Sec. 3.2 b, shall resign from the NSHNC if the person ceases to be a resident within the boundaries of the NSHNC, if the legal entity ceases to operate within the boundaries of the NSHNC or may resign for any reason, by notifying the president in writing.