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Article III – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 – Membership: Membership in MAAP shall be open to individuals employed or interested in the provision of activity programming. Applications for membership are received by, and decided by, MAAP’s Membership Chairperson. Membership dues shall be determined annually by the State Board. There shall be two (2) levels of membership:

1. Professional – A professional member is required to be:

a. Presently employed in activities in a Skilled Nursing Facility, Assisted Living, Retirement Community, Adult Day Center, Memory Care, Behavioral Health or Others.
b. Presently employed as an activities consultant or educator to Skilled Nursing Facility, Assisted Living, Retirement Community, Adult Day Services, Memory Care, Behavioral Health, or Others.
c. Professional members shall have full voting privileges.
d. Professional members have the right to hold office if the following criteria are met:
1. Have served on a MAAP committee or subcommittee;
2. Have been a professional member for at least two (2) consecutive years;
3. Have kept membership dues current and have no disciplinary action pending. Dues must be paid annually or membership is forfeited.

2. Associate – An associate member is defined as student/volunteer/retired/unemployed individual not meeting the criteria for professional membership, but having an interest in or being supportive of the activity professional. An Associate Member has no voting privileges but may serve on committees.

Article I –I. MEMBERSHIP

A. Annual membership year shall be one calendar year from date of membership approval.
B. Associate member dues shall always be established at a lower rate.
C. Only natural persons, not corporate or similar entities, may apply for membership. The application shall specify one of two (2) categories of membership: Professional or Associate.
D. Any person denied professional membership in Michigan Association of Activity Professionals (MAAP) has the right to submit a written appeal to the Executive Board, who will make the final decision. The Executive Board retains similar authority to assign a member to an appropriate category of membership, i.e. professional or associate. E. Membership benefits:

1. Professional membership benefits shall include:
a. Reduced fees to MAAP Seminars and Conferences
b. A copy of by-laws, policies, and code of ethics
c. Access to members only section on the MAAP website
d. Informational mailings
e. The right to attend MAAP Board meetings
f. Membership certificate
g. An opportunity to serve on committees
h. Eligibility for the Margaret Simons Educational Scholarship for Spring Seminar, Fall Conference, and professional education after one (1) year of current membership
i. The right to hold office if qualifications are met
j. The right to vote
2. Associate membership benefits shall include:
a. Reduced fees to MAAP seminars and Conferences
b. A copy of by-laws, policies, and code of ethics
c. Access to members only section on the MAAP website
d. Informational mailings
e. The right to attend MAAP Board and membership meetings but without rights to vote or hold office
f. Membership certificate
g. An opportunity to serve on committee
h. Eligibility for the Margaret Simons Educational Scholarship for Spring Seminar, Fall Conference, and professional education after one (1) year of current membership