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=== How to become a member of Noisebridge ===
 
=== How to become a member of Noisebridge ===
  
1. fill out top third of the form
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* Fill out top third of the form that can either be downloaded below or can be found in the membership binder at the space.
2. put the form in the binder
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* Put the form in the binder.
3. each meeting, there is a standing agenda item to read the applicants out of the binder
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* Each meeting, there is a standing agenda item to read the applicants out of the binder.
4. a month passes, during which the applicant gets 2 sponsors to sign their form
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* A month passes, during which the applicant gets 2 sponsors to sign their form.
  5. after this month, the applicant is approved by the general membership.  at that point they fill out the bottom
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* After this month, the applicant is approved by the general membership.  at that point they fill out the bottom third of the form.  It is perfectly acceptable to postpone the approval until the next meeting (or the next, etc).
third of the form.  It is perfectly acceptable to postpone the approval until the next meeting (or the next, etc) .
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* The new member gives the Treasurer their dues, and the Secretary the form.
6. the new member gives the Treasurer their dues, and the Secretary the form
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During the month, anyone can look in the binder at the names.  If an existing member has a problem with one of the applicants,
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During the month, anyone can look in the binder at the names.  If an existing member has a problem with one of the applicants, they should take time during that month to try and resolve the problem.  They may ask another member to be a proxy for them to either help resolve the problem (preferred) or to voice their objection at the approval meeting.
they should take time during that month to try and resolve the problem.  They may ask another member to be a proxy for them to
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either help resolve the problem (preferred) or to voice their objection at the approval meeting.
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The membership form may be downloaded here.  There are also copies at the space.  The binder is located in a marked cabinet over the counter to the right of the sink.
 
The membership form may be downloaded here.  There are also copies at the space.  The binder is located in a marked cabinet over the counter to the right of the sink.
  
[[Image:Noisebridgemembership.pdf]] or [[Image:Noisebridgemembership.doc]]. (rtf is unwanted, OMG)
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[[Image:Noisebridgemembership.pdf]] or [[Image:Noisebridgemembership.doc]].
 
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=== How to leave Noisebridge ===
 
=== How to leave Noisebridge ===
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=== How to remove a member of Noisebridge ===
 
=== How to remove a member of Noisebridge ===
  
(TBD - there's a lot of legal requirements around this.)
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See this page. [[Removing_Membership|Removing Membership]]

Revision as of 18:42, 25 September 2009

(Please do not edit this page without a consensus decision, it's the official process that has been agreed on by consensus. To change it, bring up your desired changes at a meeting.)

How to become a member of Noisebridge

  • Fill out top third of the form that can either be downloaded below or can be found in the membership binder at the space.
  • Put the form in the binder.
  • Each meeting, there is a standing agenda item to read the applicants out of the binder.
  • A month passes, during which the applicant gets 2 sponsors to sign their form.
  • After this month, the applicant is approved by the general membership. at that point they fill out the bottom third of the form. It is perfectly acceptable to postpone the approval until the next meeting (or the next, etc).
  • The new member gives the Treasurer their dues, and the Secretary the form.

During the month, anyone can look in the binder at the names. If an existing member has a problem with one of the applicants, they should take time during that month to try and resolve the problem. They may ask another member to be a proxy for them to either help resolve the problem (preferred) or to voice their objection at the approval meeting.


The membership form may be downloaded here. There are also copies at the space. The binder is located in a marked cabinet over the counter to the right of the sink.

File:Noisebridgemembership.pdf or File:Noisebridgemembership.doc.

How to leave Noisebridge

(This may be as simple as just letting the Secretary know; there's a legal requirement that has not been fully researched yet.)

How to remove a member of Noisebridge

See this page. Removing Membership

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