"There shall be two classes of Membership in the ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian/Fertile Crescent Studies. There shall be a category of Membership known as `Fellowship Members', which shall consist of any member of the general public who has an interest in Syro-Mesopotamian studies, and who pays the dues established for this category on a regular basis and is otherwise in good standing with the Society. There shall also be a category of Membership known as `Academic Members', which shall consist of professors, teachers and other scholars in the field of Syro-Mesopotamian studies, who pay the dues established for this category on a regular basis and are otherwise in good standing with the Society. Except as otherwise noted, any reference herein to the `Members' shall refer to the total of Fellowship Members plus Academic Members, without distinguishing between these two classes." (Constitution of ARAM, Section 1).
Any person over the age of 18 who is in sympathy with the objectives of ARAM may apply in writing to the Central Committee for membership of the Fellowship of ARAM; and as an academic society, ARAM gives in its constitution a special privilege to its Academic Members, whose agreement on any decision at the Annual Meeting is final and binding. Every member should be aware of the academic non-political identity of ARAM, which "has the right to terminate a person's membership if that person in the reasonable opinion of the Central Committee either: uses the Society for any political purpose; does not respect the non-denominational or inter-religious identity of the Society; behaves indecently or immorally at the meetings of the Society; or uses his or her membership in the Society or the name of the Society for any commercial or financial profit or benefit." (Constitution of ARAM, Section 1).
Every member of the Fellowship is required to attend the Annual Meeting of the Society to be held during the yearly Conference of the Society, or as the Central Committee of ARAM may designate. A member of ARAM has also the right to attend all meetings of the Fellowship and should take part in their decisions and activities.
Benefits of membership are free subscription to the ARAM Newsletter and reduced admission fees for all ARAM activities.
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