There shall be the following classes of members: a) active members, b) student members, c) emeritus members, d)corporate members, e) corporate sponsors and f) such additional classes of members as may from time to time be created by recommendation of the Council and/or the membership.
Any qualified scientist in good standing possessing the Baccalaureate degree or higher, or its equivalent in training or experience, is eligible for membership. Membership applications may be submitted to the Secretary or to the Business Office of the Society.
Resignation of any member in good standing shall be accepted by the Secretary or the Business Office. Such resignations shall be in writing. Members whose annual dues remain unpaid at the start of each fiscal year are to be notified in writing by the Treasurer or the Business Office, and if still unpaid after December 31 of that fiscal year, such a member shall be dropped from the active membership mailing list and shall forfeit membership in the Society. Membership can be reinstated upon payment of current dues. Expulsion from the Society may take place upon a recommendation of the Council and with a majority vote of the membership present at the annual meeting.
There shall be at least one scientific meeting of the Society open to all interested scientists every 24 months. The schedule of times and places for these meetings shall be recommended by the President and approved by the Council at the current meeting for each succeeding meeting.
There shall be held, at least every 24 months, a business meeting of the Society, in conjunction with a scientific meeting. At such meetings, voting rights shall be limited to members in good standing.
Special meetings of the Council or members may be called at any time by the President or by the Secretary upon written request form a quorum of members in good standing. Notices of any and all scientific, business or special meetings of the Society shall be sent in writing to each member in good standing not less than ten days prior to the designated time of the meeting.
Ten percent of all members in good standing, or 50 members, whichever is smaller, shall constitute a quorum.
The order of business at all business meetings shall be as follows:
The authority on parliamentary procedure at all business meetings shall be "Robert's Rule of Order, Revised". Any questions regarding priority of business shall be decided without debate. The foregoing order of business may be altered by majority vote of the members present in person.
The Council of the Society shall meet at least annually to conduct all matters pertaining to the purpose and best interests of the Society. The Council, may, at the request of the President, hold meetings by mail, phone, or in person at any time of the year upon written notice.