ARTICLE 6: ADMISSION OF NEW MEMBERS

Article 6.1

The Board may receive applications from new organisations wishing to be admitted as Members of the Association. Such applications may be dealt with as an item of business at both Annual Meetings and Extraordinary Meetings.

Article 6.2

Candidates for admission as a Member of the Association must fall within one of the following categories:

  • National Meteorological Services recognised by the World Meteorological Organization;
  • Government Organisations which hold a mandate or authority to carry out weather and climate research and services;
  • Other Public Organisations which, in the opinion of the Board, are constituted for a purpose which is compatible with the purpose and objectives of the Association; or
  • Other Non-Profit Organisations (including Non-Governmental Organisations) which, in the opinion of the Board, are constituted for a purpose which is compatible with the purpose and objectives of the Association.

Article 6.3

Applications for admission as a Member should be made in writing and addressed to the Chairperson of the Board.

Article 6.4

The application should set out the candidate’s name, its tasks, activities, corporate purpose and legal status, provide details of its interests in the field of meteorology and briefly set out why it wishes to become a Member of the Association and how it might contribute to the realisation of the Association’s objectives.

Article 6.5

New Members may only be admitted by unanimous decision of the Board.