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Membership application form

Completing this form begins the process of your organisation becoming a Member of the IAF. 

ABOUT IAF MEMBERSHIP

CATEGORIES

  • Member (M): full members pay a membership fee and have voting rights.
  • Associate Member (AM): is for countries where falconry is not legal at the moment. They also pay a membership fee and have voting rights.
  • Corresponding Member (CM): is by special agreement. They do not pay any membership fee and do not have voting rights.
  • Supporting Member (SM): is for organizations whose primary activity is not falconry, but who are pro-falconry in other ways for example specialist museums, wider hunting organizations, rehab centres etc.”
  • Observer (O): observer status may be awarded to worthy organizations that do not yet qualify for membership because they have not been in existence for the requisite two years or for whom we need further information before considering membership.

Membership entitles the Member Organisation, Associate Member Organisation, or Corresponding Member Organisation to international representation by the I.A.F., subject to the provisions of this Constitution and the resolutions of the Council. Individual members of a Member Organisation, Associate Member Organisation, Corresponding Member Organisation or Supporting Member Organisation may attend Council meetings, but attendance and participation, if any, may be limited as per statutes describe in IAF’s Constitution.

NEW MEMBERSHIPS ACCEPTANCE

Completed Membership Applications will be discussed at the next Council of Delegates Meeting for voting as long as these have been received at least 2 months prior to the Meeting.

Applying for membership does not guarantee acceptance. The Council might request additional information/documentation to applicants and defer the vote if considered appropriate, which will be indicated in the email sent to applicants with the Council’s decision. If requested information/documentation is provided prior to the next Council of Delegates Meeting the application will be revisited and discussed again.

Based on the information provided and Council deliberations, an applicant might be granted the membership category requested or that which is consider most appropriate by the Council. If not the one requested by the applicant it can of course be declined.

Successful applicants are informed and fees (if applicable) are due from the next January 1st

VOTING

National Delegates from Nations represented by Member Organizations or Associate Member

Organization will hold one (1) National Vote. Providing that the organisation’s dues have been paid timely pursuant to Article, Delegates from Member Organizations and Associate Member Organizations, might hold up to 4 additional votes according to the number of members they have. Membership numbers for Member and Associate Member Organizations will be determined by the annual subscriptions paid to the IAF and supported by production of verifiable membership lists in the event of dispute.

There are specific issues where only National votes (National Delegates) will count, such as determining a quorum. For further information on these changes contact the IAF secretary info@iaf.org

IAF MEMBERSHIP FEE CALCULATION 

The number of members from each club to be used in calculating the fees is the highest from the previous year. In other words in 2019, each club uses the maxim membership figure from 2018.

To be exempted from the fix amount, members from countries with GDP (Gross Domestic Product per capita) inferior to $10.000 (USD), should ask for it. After confirmation from United Nations Organization sources the exemption is confirmed to the club.

Number of Members – Cost

  • Less than 100 members – 100 euro fixed amount + 2 euro per member
  • 100 to 200 members – 200 euro fixed amount + 2 euro per member
  • More than 200 members – 250 euro fixed amount + 2 euro per member
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