Honorary Life Member Policy
Nominations for Honorary Life Membership (HLM) may be made by an active MEDC member and presented to the MEDC Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled board meeting. The nominator must contact the Executive Director of MEDC and submit a completed nomination form at least two (2) weeks PRIOR to the board meeting and request to be placed on the agenda. If the request is made later than two (2) weeks before the board meeting, or if the agenda is already full, it will be considered for the next regularly scheduled board meeting.
It is not necessary, but is recommended, that the nominator attend the board meeting to present their proposal and be present for discussion. It is also recommended the nominator review and understand all HLM policies and procedures before nominating.
Following nomination and discussion, the elected Officers and Board of Directors (Executive Committee, and Directors, no Committee Members) shall vote on the nominee by secret ballot. A board quorum is required to vote, of which a majority vote is needed to pass.
If vote fails, nominator informs member.
If vote passes, the Executive Director of MEDC communicates with HLM member in writing congratulating them on new honor. HLM member is invited to attend the next MEDC Winter Conference to receive recognition during the opening luncheon. Letter will include the rules for HLMs on voting, dues, and amenities and responsibilities as outlined below, with copy to Sponsoring Organization.
Amenities and Responsibilities of each party are follows:
Up to four (4) complimentary luncheon tickets
One (1) registration fee for the conference where member is being honored.
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION PROVIDES:
Hotel room reservations and expense.
Any additional luncheon tickets at their discretion.
Photo and bio on HLM for conference chairman.