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  • Professional Association

  • Community Service

  • Free notary services

  • Free email account

  • Business networking

  • Professional support

  • Social activities

  • Free Lunch

  • and much more...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The organization shall establish the following memberships:

1)  Full Membership         

2)  Associate Membership

3)  Honorary Membership

4)  Life Time Membership

Membership Definitions

Full Membership - Full membership in the organization is limited to only, full time, & Retired civil service members of the Austin Fire Department and departments of surrounding towns, who support and uphold the By-Laws of the Austin African-American Firefighters Association in its entirety. Full members have the right to:

         Attend all meetings of the general body

         Attend a meeting of the executive board of directors by invitation

         Make motions from the floor

         Eligible for membership for committees

         Eligible for membership card

         Second motions from the floor

         Make moves from the floor

         Vote on all issues brought before the general body

         Sponsor associate memberships

         View all literature upon reasonable request

         Copies of all newsletters and all notices

A probationary period of twelve months must be completed prior to being granted a full membership. During probation candidates will be classified as an associate member. Probationary candidates will posses all the privileges as an associate member. Probation starts the day the membership committee processes the application, and end on that date the following year. The E-Board has the ability to waive the probationary period or deny full membership based on activities or actions that violate the AAAFFA bylaws during the probationary period. All new members have an associate membership status throughout their probationary period unless waived by the E-Board.

Associate Membership An associate membership allows civilians (non-fire service) the opportunity to give back to their community through AAAFFA while assisting AAAFFA is reaching their goals and fulfilling their mission. Anyone can apply for an associate membership who support and uphold the By-Laws of the Austin African-American Firefighters Association in its entirety. Associate members must be sponsored by two members with full membership. All new members have an associate membership status throughout their probationary period unless waived by the E-Board. Associate members have the right to:

  • Copies of all newsletters

  • Eligible for membership card

  • Eligible for membership for committees

  • Attend all regular meetings of the general body

 

Honorary Membership - An honorary member is a person whom the association bestows with a membership due to an outstanding deed or position as deemed by the membership committee. Honorary members have the right to:

  • Attend all regular meetings of the general body

  • Copies of all newsletters.

 

Life Time Membership - A member in good standing for at least 51% of their fire

service as confirmed by the local association President or in the case of an

individual member where no local association exist, confirmed by the Regional

Director; retired from active duty (fire service); pays a one-time membership fee

of $100.00 to the IABPFF shall be granted lifetime membership status with the IABPFF and $250 to AAAFFA for lifetime membership with AAAFFA. No other

dues shall be levied for either group. Persons found to have bypassed the required service commitment to the local association shall be purged from Life Time

Membership file. Any disabled member in good standing shall be exempt from

all requirements of service and fees.

 

Please contact our office for any further clarification or questions about our membership levels.

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