Important Resolutions

ASSESSMENT OF DUES
1. That the dues assessment for the Association shall be $50 for Regular Membership.  Additional members of immediate family, living in the same household are assessed as $45 for second member, $40 for each additional member.
2. No fee shall be assessed to Junior members. 
3. Dues shall be for one year, based on the month that you joined.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP
1. A Life membership is available to members for a one-time, paid fee of $500

MEMBERS OVER 65 YEARS
1. That any member, aged 65 or over, shall be granted a 50% reduction in dues. -July, 2006

MILITARY SERVICE
1. That any member who enters the United States military service shall not be assessed dues during their term of service, and shall still enjoy all benefits of membership while serving in the military.
2. This motion shall grant free membership for no more than four (4) years.  If a member remains in the military longer than four (4) years, he/she shall then be required to pay the regular assessed dues. -January, 2002

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
1. A student that is 18 years of age or older with a current, active Student ID will receive a 50% reduction in dues for a maximum of six (6) years. A copy of valid Student ID must be provided each year at renewal. -March, 2013

DIRECTORS AND STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS
1. Whereas, members who serve on the Board of Directors and those who serve as chairpersons of the Committees, are required to contribute many hours per year in performance of their duties, attend multiple meetings and incurring travel and other non-compensated expenses; those Members shall not be required to pay the annual assessment of dues during their term of office in the positions so indicated.
2. In the event a Member assumes office or the chairmanship of a standing committee after June 1, then that member shall be required to pay fifty percent (50%) of the assessed dues for the year.

MEMBER OF THE YEAR
1. That the annual recipient of the Member Of The Year award be granted complimentary membership for the following year and that no dues shall be assessed for that year. -March, 2000

CONDUCT OF JUNIOR MEMBERS
1. That Junior members conduct themselves in an orderly manner during all Association-sponsored events and meetings.   If a Junior member acts disorderly, his/her sponsor shall be responsible for enforcing proper behavior.  If the misbehavior continues, any officer shall be bound to ask the Junior member to be removed from the meeting or event. 
2. Any second or subsequent misbehavior shall result in revocation of membership.

TOURNAMENTS
1. That a Member may not hold more than one position, nor receive more than one award in any category, in any Association-sponsored tournament. -January, 1998
2. Boat vs Shore. If a member arrives at his fishing location by boat, then any fish caught shall be considered a Boat Division entry. Exemptions: This rule does not apply to public transportation, such as ferry to Block Island, PrudenceIsland or Martha's Vineyard and then fishing from shore. -March, 2000
3. Tournament entries may not be sold. -December, 2001
4. Charter Captains may enter fish as long as the fish was not taken during a charter trip. -December, 2001

TAKE-A-KID FISHING DAY
1. Since the Annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Day that typically occurs in June is such a signature event for the Association, no other Associaton events shall be held on that date. -June, 2007