A General Member membership is for individuals of all levels of expertise that are looking to establish relationships with other reputable collectors and dealers through membership with the GMA. General Members enjoy access to the private GMA social network (messaging, forums, groups), access to a rich library of content, voting rights, author status, uploading their collections to CoMets, and other benefits listed below.
General Member dues are $20 per year. The membership renewal period begins Nov. 15 of each year and the membership expires on Dec. 31.
Note that any General Member who is a researcher, scientist, curator, or someone with deep knowledge of meteorites that wishes to contribute content, may at the discretion of the Membership Committee be granted a free membership for that year.
How Your Dues Are Used
The Global Meteorite Association, Inc. is a registered nonprofit and uses your dues to service programs like education and outreach, manage the operation of the organization including costs associated with the website, and other activities run by the Board. No board member or volunteer receives any compensation for their time or efforts. Your dues are used strictly for the benefit of GMA members and the community at large. The GMA adheres to a strict Conflicts of Interest Policy and accounts for all monies spent in its annual financial statements.
Benefits & Limitations
|1||Biographical Profile||Standard profile accessible by members only||Personal profile accessible by members only|
|2||Visibility||Basic listing on public membership page only||Basic listing on public membership page only|
|3||Selling||Unlimited sales/trades||No sales under GMA brand|
|4||Groups / Forums||Create general meteorite-related groups and forums.||Participate in existing groups and forums|
|5||Onsite Classified Ads||None||None|
|6||Private Messaging||To all Trusted Business & General Members||None|
|7||CoMets (Catalog of Meteorites)||Unrestricted – create new entries, add to existing entries||View only|
|8||Access||Access to all content except content locked by a Trusted Business member.||Access to all content except content locked by a Trusted Business member.|
|9||GMA Membership Logo & Badge||Yes: Personalized membership logo with member ID|
Yes: General Member badge
|No membership logo|
Yes: Supporter badge
|10||Voting Rights||1 vote per membership||No voting rights|
Members must adhere to the Website Terms of Service, Code of Ethics, Bylaws and all associated documents.
Membership requires two (2) recommendations, review by GMA Membership Committee, then a vote by full Board of Directors. All requirements listed in Membership Descriptions & Requirements.