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Section 1. Eligibility
The TEXAS CHIEF DEPUTIES ASSOCIATION shall make membership available to any reputable person who is presently serving, or has served, as a Chief Deputy to any Sheriff in the State of Texas.
Section 2. Application
Application for membership shall be in writing, on forms provided for the purpose, and signed by the applicant. The Membership Committee shall review all applications and submit them to the Board of Directors with its recommendation. Approved applicants shall become a member upon payment of the regularly scheduled dues as provided in Section 3 of Article II.
Section 3. Dues
Membership dues may be set annually by the Board Members. Retired charter members are exempt from dues.
Section 4. Voting
Only Active Members in good standing shall be entitled to vote. Retired charter members retain the right to vote.
Section 5. Honorary Membership
Distinction in public affairs shall confer eligibility to honorary membership. Honorary members shall have all the privileges ofmembers except the right to vote, and shall be exempt from payment of dues. The Board of Directors shall confer or revoke honorary membership by a majority vote.
Section 6. Associate Membership
Nominations for membership must be submitted and addressed to the Chairman of the Membership Committee. Applicants must be recommended by an active Chief Deputy in the Association. Associate members may be any law enforcement personnel (active or retired).
Sustaining members may be any person or company recommended by an active Chief Deputy. Associate members may attend any Association function. Sustaining members may attend any Association function except those announced as "Peace Officers Only."
Associate membership dues may be set annually by the Board Members for an individual or company. All dues are to be deposited in the general fund of the Association. Associate members shall receive a membership card from the Texas Chief Deputies Association.
Sustaining members shall receive a certificate of membership from the Texas Chief Deputies Association.
Associate members shall have no voting rights.
Sustaining members shall have no voting privileges.
Membership will be for one year. Dues will be due at the same time as regular membership.