Press Club FAQ
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Out-of-town professional membership is open to persons who fulfill the membership requirements of Subsection A (Journalist) of this Section and whose place of business is not within the standard statistical metropolitan area of Albuquerque.
Life membership is open to members who fulfill the membership requirements of Subsection A, B, C, or F of this Section. A Life member shall enjoy all the rights of membership.
Spousal membership is open to the spouse, as defined by New Mexico State Law, of a member in good standing. A spousal membership shall be attached to the sponsoring members membership and shall expire concurrently with said membership. A spousal member shall enjoy all the rights of membership except for the right to vote and hold elective office.
Four (minimum) primary members (of a cohesive group) pay full Social Membership fees (Social or Social with Spouse)and are in good standing. Additional (secondary) members in the organization may join at one half of the standard (social membership) rate excepting there is no discount on the $25 spousal membership up-charge.
ARTICLE VIII – INTERPRETATION AND AMENDMENTS
Section 1: Interpretation. On all questions arising as to interpretation to these Bylaws or any provision herein, the decision of the WHPF Board is final.
Section 2: Amendment. These Bylaws may be amended at the WHPF Annual Meeting or a duly called special meeting of the WHPF membership, or by a mail referendum. To be adopted, a proposed amendment must receive a two-thirds affirmative vote from those present and entitled to vote at the WHPF Annual Meeting or a WHPF special meeting or a two-thirds affirmative vote from those entitled to cast ballots in a mail referendum. Amendments may be proposed by the Board, or by petition signed by no less than 20 percent of the members. The entire text of the proposed amendments must be mailed to the WHPF membership and posted on the APC bulletin board no less than 20 days before the WHPF Annual or WHPF special meeting or beginning of a mail referendum.
Section 3. Members Bound. All WHPF members, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution and thereafter, are bound thereby.
Amended by board action, June 24, 2008
Amended by board action, December 03, 2018