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More efficient handling of membership information by the APS has now made it possible to bill on the anniversary date of each membership rather than on July 1 for all members. Anniversary billing spreads the work of the APS Membership Department more evenly through the year and assures new members of a full year of membership upon joining. The APS Bylaws require a minor revision to accomodate this change. The revision was considered by the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and approved unanimously by APS Council on 15 November 1998. The revision appears below and is hereby presented to the membership for any comment, prior to its re-submission to Council in April for final ratification. Old language appears in underline, new language in UPPER CASE.
Article X - Membership
1. Application for Membership. - Application for membership in the Society shall be made to the Executive Officer. Membership shall commence on the 1st of July of the calendar year in which annual dues are received. FOR NEW MEMBERS, MEMBERSHIP SHALL COMMENCE ON THE 1ST OF THE MONTH FOLLOWING RECEIPT AND PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATION AND DUES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURES SET BY THE SOCIETY.
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