ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP
Section 1: The membership of the VHGA shall consist of the charter members and the active members.
1a) Charter members consist of individuals who founded the organization, along with others upon which the membership has bestowed an honorary membership. Charter members are not required to pay annual dues, but active charter members must complete a membership form and any applicable waivers.
1b) Active members consist of individuals whose membership forms, all applicable waivers, and annual dues have been received and accepted by the VHGA. These items are required annually.
1c) For the purpose of these Bylaws the words, Current, member, members, membership, standing members and general membership shall stand to mean active members.
Section 2: A minor must have the written consents of his/her parents or guardians on his/her application form.
Section 3: Each active member shall be entitled to one vote in the affairs of the VHGA.
Section 4: The VHGA shall not discriminate against any individual on any basis; race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or wing-type. However, the Board of Directors reserves the right to deny any applicant membership for due cause, such as a violation of these by-laws, flight regulations, rules of the VHGA or conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the VHGA.
4a) Membership denials must be delivered in writing, and must be presented to the membership body at the next scheduled meeting. The Secretary is required to keep all denials on file.
4b) Any person whose application has been denied membership has the right to appeal to the membership. A special meeting of the members will be scheduled within 30 days upon the written request of the denied applicant.
Section 5: To fly a VHGA site you must be a VHGA & USHPA member.