Membership Benefits and Mutual Supports
Members in good standing (as determined by the board) shall enjoy the following benefits and supports:
i.   Naming ceremony assistance: $500;
ii.   Wedding ceremony assistance: $1,000;
iii.   Illness assistance: $2,000;
iv.   Funeral/burial assistance towards a deceased member: $3,000;
v.   Funeral/burial assistance towards a member’s deceased child in Canada: $2,000;
vi.   Funeral/burial assistance towards a member’s deceased child overseas: $500;
vii.   Funeral/burial assistance towards a member’s unregistered deceased parent (father or mother) overseas: $500;
viii.   Access to programs and services;
ix.   Access to discount rates;
x.   Access to other supports whenever necessary (as determined by the board);
xi.   Participate in members’ appreciation night party;
xii.   Participate in members` recognition program and events; and
xiii.   Free or discount fee on publicity and advertisement for events or businesses.
Eligibility Criteria for Benefits and Supports
The criteria for benefits and supports shall be as follows:
a.   A member must contribute $5 (five dollars) per month towards the mutual support Fund. This amount must be paid at the end of each month or in a lump sum. There may be a grace period of 15 days after the end of the month to pay the monthly dues;
b.   A member must financially contribute towards funerals, illnesses, wedding ceremonies, naming ceremonies, and other benefits that shall be determined by the board;
c.   A member must have an active status and be in good standing;
d.   All outstanding event tickets must be paid in full within 2 weeks after the event (or within a reasonable period that shall be determined by the board);
e.   A member must participate in the corporation’s activities, except for reasons deemed acceptable by the board; and
f.   A member must attend members’ meetings, except for reasons deemed acceptable by the board.
A member who does not fulfill the above criteria will be sent a delinquency notice. The member must reply to the notice in writing within four weeks, acknowledging receipt of the notice and to make necessary arrangements with the board. Failure to comply shall result in a downgrade of the member’s status from ACTIVE to INACTIVE.
An INACTIVE member is not entitled to benefits, rights and privileges that are in the by-laws.
A resigned member or inactive member shall pay a reinstatement fee of $25 and any previous arrears.
A member that was terminated and wants his or her status to be reinstated must send a letter to the board of directors explaining the reasons for which he or she should be reinstated. Upon careful review of the member’s reinstatement letter, the board shall determine whether or not the member’s status shall be reinstated.
Note:   there is a three-month probationary period before new members start receiving financial benefits.
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