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.
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
|1||Biographical Profile||Standard biographical profile accessible by members only|
|2||Visibility||Basic listing on public membership page only|
|3||Selling||No sales under GMA|
|4||Groups / Forums||Participate in existing groups and forums|
|5||Onsite Classified Ads||None|
|7||CoMets (Catalog of Meteorites)||View only|
|8||Access||Access to all content except content locked by another business owner.|
|9||GMA Membership Logo & Badge||No: Personalized membership logo|
Yes: Generic Collector badge
|10||Voting Rights||No Voting Rights|
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.
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.