Article II: Membership–Application, Admission & Dues

Section 1. Application


a) A written application signed by the applicant shall be made to become a member. Such applications shall furnish the name and address of the applicant and, if an individual, the date of birth and class of membership applied for.


b) The Association may provide an electronic application form on its website, and, if an electronic application is filed, the applicant shall certify his or her electronic signature.


c) For YN membership applications and Associate Members under the age of 18, the applicant's parent or guardian shall also sign the application, or if an electronic application is filed, the parent or guardian shall also certify his or her electronic signature.


Section 2. Admission

Membership applications and advance dues shall be transmitted to the Association, and, upon the Association's receipt thereof and any necessary verification, the applicant shall be deemed to be a member of the Association, with all the rights of membership as provided in these bylaws. Any former member who has been expelled or suspended must reapply to the Board of Governors for re-instatement and cannot apply for membership as a new member.


Section 3. Dues


a) Membership dues shall be in those amounts as are determined by the Board of Governors. The Association may provide a reduced rate for dues for multi-year payment of dues. A schedule of dues shall be published in The Numismatist and on the ANA's website.


b) Each member, with the exception of Life Members, shall pay his or her dues in advance for each membership period commencing on the day of the year on which such member's original application, admission fee and dues were approved by the Association. If a member is delinquent in the payment of his or her dues for more than 60 days, his or her membership shall lapse and his or her name shall be removed from the membership rolls and mailing list. Any member whose membership has lapsed for non-payment of dues may be reinstated upon payment of dues necessary to bring his or her membership current, provided that he or she was not otherwise indebted to the Association nor subject to any pending ethics violation charges.


Section 4. Membership Administration


The duties of assigning membership numbers and database designations of membership classes and sub-classes are reserved to the discretion of the Association and its administrative staff. Reinstatement of lapsed members and the assignment of prior membership numbers is reserved to administrative staff. The policies and procedures thereof shall be set forth in the Policy Manual.