Membership Payment Terms
Section 1. Applying for Membership
Applications for membership may be submitted by any authorized individual on behalf of their membership eligible business, organization, or employer (Member) as detailed in the Chamber Bylaws. When submitting an application for membership, you agree to adhere to the terms and conditions of membership and the bylaws of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce. If your Business is eligible for membership, your membership will be activated in the appropriate member category after acceptance of your application and payment of the membership fee. The Chamber retains the right to amend its membership categories, benefits and criteria at its sole discretion, without prior notice, at any time. However, any details of such amendments will be posted on the Chamber website. Please refer to the Membership section of the Chamber website for details. The Chamber retains the right to refuse applications for membership.
Section 2. Payment of Membership Dues
Payment of membership dues (including one-time set up fee) is required at the time the application is completed. At time of application members may choose an Annual Members or Monthly Subscription Membership.
a. Annual Membership Dues Payment: Once your membership in the Chamber is activated, the membership renewal payment will be due each year on or before the last day of the month in which you joined for as long as you remain a member. In advance of the date your membership will expire, you will receive a notification either via postal mail and/or email and a request for payment of the membership fee. You will continue to receive notices until you complete your renewal, or your membership is terminated. (See Section 3 below). The Chamber retains the right to change membership fees but will inform you about any such changes before they are implemented. The Chamber retains the right to change the definition and eligibility criteria for any discounted rates. The Chamber retains the right to offer and/or change any promotional offers and special prices but will inform members who may be affected of any such changes.
b. Monthly Subscription Membership Dues Payment: (1) New Memberships: The initial term for new Monthly Subscription Memberships are one-year. The initial payment (plus one-time set up fee) set forth in the dues schedule is paid at time of application with monthly payments beginning in the next month. Members who join between 8th and 23rd of the month will have their monthly dues subscription drafted on the 15th of each month. Members who join between 24th and 7th of the month will have their dues drafted on the 1st of each month. The Monthly Subscription Fee is valid for a full 12 months. After that, the membership will automatically renew until cancelled. The Subscription Fee is subject to change; however members will be notified of changes in advance. (2) Existing/Renewing Memberships: Existing Chamber Members may convert from the existing Annual Membership at any time during their Membership Anniversary/Renewal Month. If the existing/renewing membership is past due the initial payment is equal to the Monthly Subscription Fee times the number of months past due. Thereafter the regular Monthly Subscription Fee applies. Once converted, the membership will automatically renew until cancelled. The Subscription Fee is subject to change; however members will be notified of changes in advance.
Section 3. Duration of Membership
All memberships in the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce renew annual. Members must give 60-days prior notice of their intention to cancel.
(a) Any Member may resign from the Chamber upon written notice to the organization. A resigning Member is not entitled to any refund of dues. Memberships terminated by voluntary resignation may be eligible for reinstatement as determined by the Board.
(b) Any Membership that remains unpaid on the last day of the month of their expiration date, unless otherwise extended for good cause, shall be terminated for nonpayment of dues. Memberships terminated for nonpayment of dues may be eligible for reinstatement as determined by the Board.
(c) The Board of Directors may terminate any Member at any time with or without cause by a two-thirds vote of the Board. Termination shall not relieve the Member of the obligation to pay any dues, assessments or other charges previously accrued and unpaid. Upon termination, Members shall not be entitled to any refund of dues or any other amounts paid to the Chamber. The Member shall be given (30) days prior notice of the proposed termination and the reason for the proposed action.
If you wish to discontinue your membership in the Chamber, you may cancel your membership at any time by contacting the Chamber at least 2 months before the last day of the membership renewal month. The Chamber will not refund any fees already paid for the preceding period. Notification should be provided to North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce by email at info@GLBTChamber.org, by writing to: North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce; ATTN: Membership Department, 3824 Cedar Springs Road, Box 429, Dallas, TX 75219.
Section 5. Payment
The Chamber accepts payment in the form of personal or business checks, cash, money order, Visa, MasterCard and American Express or purchase order (prior approval required). The accepted methods of payment may be changed by the Chamber at any time in its sole discretion. If for any reason payment is incomplete (returned check, declined credit card, etc.), the Membership will be placed on hold and the member will be unable to access Chamber programs, services and benefits. Members with incomplete payments will be contacted by the Chamber office for resolution. Memberships with incomplete payments that have not been resolved within 30 days are subject to termination.
Section 6. Reimbursement of Membership Fees or Other Payment
In the event of an error by the Chamber at the time of member registration or payment, the Chamber will refund the incorrectly charged fees or other payment. Once membership application and payment have been processed by the Chamber, resulting in benefits being administered to the member (such as activation of online business listing), there will be no refund or reimbursement of the membership dues payment. The Chamber will not refund any fees for the preceding period after termination of membership. Payments are not exchangeable, transferable, and may not be applied as credit to other products or services now, in the future, or toward past debts. This applies to all forms of payment whether online, paper, or otherwise paid for with a credit card, check, cash or wire transfer.
(Last updated March 14, 2013)