Supporter

Introduction

A Supporter membership allows meteorite enthusiasts, scientists, researchers, educators, independent dealers and anyone aligned with the GMA’s mission to financially support the organization with no formal obligations to the GMA (only need adhere to Website Terms of Service). This membership enables some participation in the private GMA social network (forums, groups).

Note that any Supporter (e.g., researcher, scientist) that wishes to contribute content, may at the discretion of the Membership Committee be granted additional benefits and access to enable their contributions.

For those unable to receive the required number of recommendations to become a Collector or Business member, the Supporter membership also helps establish relationships with other reputable Collector and Business members who may at a later time provide a recommendation.

Dues

Supporter member dues are normally $20/year, but reduced for 2021 to $10. The membership renewal period begins Nov. 15 of each year and the membership expires on Dec. 31.

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

Supporter
1Biographical ProfileStandard biographical profile accessible by members only
2VisibilityBasic listing on public membership page only
3SellingNo sales under GMA
4Groups / ForumsParticipate in existing groups and forums
5Onsite Classified AdsNone
6Private MessagingNone
7CoMets (Catalog of Meteorites)View only
8AccessAccess to all content except content locked by another business owner.
9GMA Membership Logo & BadgeNo: Personalized membership logo
Yes: Generic Collector badge
10Voting RightsNo Voting Rights

Responsibilities

As long as the Supporter remains a member is in good standing, they will receive the membership benefits offered above.

Supporters must adhere to the Website Terms of Service.

Requirements

Applicant will need to fill out the Supporter Membership online form. Membership is automatically approved upon payment of dues. No recommendations are needed for this membership level. However, the application will be reviewed by the Chair of the Membership Committee to ensure application is properly completed and does not violate the Organization’s terms of use, or policies, and does not include spam or any inappropriate content.

Additionally, the Membership Committee may revoke membership if account was created under false pretenses, person is a known scammer or other reasons that could create future liabilities for the GMA. of Directors.

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