Membership

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Active Membership. The Association must meet the following requirements to qualify as a non-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (19) of the Internal Revenue Code: (1) It must be organized in the United States or any of its possessions. (2) At least 75% of its members must be past or present members of the United States Armed Forces. (3) At least 97.5% of its members must be (a) present or former members of the United States Armed Forces; (b) cadets (including only students in college or university ROTC programs or at Armed Services academies); or (c) spouses, widows, widowers, ancestors, or lineal descendants of individuals referred to in (a) or (b). 

Any person who has served or is serving with the 10th Mountain Division, or with the 87th Regimental Combat Team or with a unit attached to those units; or with the 99th Infantry Battalion; or with the 10th Infantry Division; or with the 10th Mountain Division (Light); or with any other unit of the U.S. Army engaged in mountain warfare training, including the Army National Guard Mountain Warfare School, or the 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), or the 38th Regimental Combat Team, and who has been discharged from the service under any condition other than dishonorable, shall be eligible for Active Membership and shall become an Active Member upon payment of dues. Only WWII veterans are entitled to Gold membership cards. Annual dues are $20.00.

 

Special Membership. The wives, husbands, widows, widowers, ancestors, or siblings of persons who are or were Active Members, or who are eligible for Active Membership, or who would be eligible if they were alive, shall be eligible for Special Membership.  Special Members are dues paying members who shall have all the privileges of Active Members. Annual dues are $20.00.

 

Descendant Membership. Any person who is a descendant or sibling of a soldier who served or is serving honorably in the 10th Mountain Division or the 10th Mountain Division (Light), and who has been elected a National Officer of the Corporation or a Chapter officer, shall be eligible for Descendant Membership.  A person shall remain a Descendant Member only so long as he or she is a National Officer or a Chapter officer.  Descendant Members are dues-paying members who have all the privileges of Active Members.  Descendant Members may also be members of 10th Mountain Division Descendants, Inc. Annual dues are $20.00.

 

Associate Membership. Any person not covered in Section 1 or 2 above and who, by reason of his or her activities is deemed an asset to the Association and desires membership, and whose application in writing is supported by three Active Members of the Association and approved by the National Executive Committee, may become an Associate Member. Associate Members are dues paying members who have all the privileges of Active Members except they shall not hold any of the four elected offices on the National Executive Committee. Annual dues are $20.00.

 

Honorary MembershipAny person, whether a military person or otherwise, who because of intimate association with, extreme interest in, loyalty to, or unusual support of the 10th Mountain Division or this Association meriting distinguished recognition, shall be eligible for Honorary Membership; provided that, the aggregate number of Honorary Members, together with the Descendant Members described above, shall, at no time, exceed 2.5% of all members of the Corporation.  Such person may be nominated by either a Chapter or a National Officer to the Executive Committee, which will take final action on the nomination. The sponsoring Chapter or the National Executive Committee, if the individual is nominated by a National Officer, will provide funds for Life Membership for the nominee as a condition for the Honorary Membership.  Honorary Members shall enjoy all the privileges of Active Membership except that Honorary Members may not vote nor hold any office in the Association.  Honorary Members do not pay annual dues.

 

Life MembershipAny dues paying member from Sections 1, 2 or 4 of these Bylaws may become a Life Member by the one sum payment to the National Association's Life Membership Fund. Upon the death of an Active Member who is a Life Member, the Life Membership of such Member will automatically be transferred to the surviving spouse of such Member, subject to the membership limitations of Section 2. The amount of dues required for Life Membership will be established by the Executive Committee. Life Membership dues are $110.00

The "Honorary Members" in Section 5 of these Bylaws become Life Members when their membership is approved and the required funds have been paid.  The Life Membership is not transferred to the surviving spouse.

 

FRIEND of the ASSOCIATION. Any person who does not fit into the above mentioned classes, but whom wishes to support the activities of the Association shall be eligible for restricted membership and shall become a restricted member upon payment of dues. This class of membership does not carry voting or officer privileges, but does offer participation in Association activities, and inclusion in Association offers and mailings. Annual dues are $20.00.

Corporate or Business Sponsorship: Any corporation, business or organization who supports the activities of the Association shall be eligible for membership.  Annual dues are $250.00

 

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