Bylaws of the Suffield PlayersArticle III — Membership
Section 1. Definitions. There shall be two principal classifications of members, Participating and Patron, and each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote.  Minors under age fifteen (15) may become members under either classification but shall not be entitled to vote.
Section 2. Dues. The Board of Directors shall determine dues for Participating members at the beginning of each Season.  If no Dues amount is declared within sixty (60) days of the start of a Season, the Board of Directors will be deemed to have suspended the payment of Dues for that Season.  Notice of Dues amounts to be charged in any Season must be posted at the theatre and on the website of the organization at least ninety (90) days prior to their due date.  Members who have not paid their Dues within ninety (90) days of the date of posting or, in the case of Participating members who have not participated in a production or other Corporation activity during the Season, shall automatically lose their membership rights, and must re-establish their membership if they wish to rejoin the Corporation.  Patron members shall never be charged a Dues amount.
Section 3. Audition/Membership Form. A candidate for Participating Member membership must fill out and sign the Corporation's Audition/Membership Form and submit it to the Board of Directors (or Artistic Director of the current Production if such is in existence at the time) or online at the Corporation's website.  Processed forms will be referred to the Board of Directors for addition to the membership list.
Section 4. Discipline. Any member may be removed, suspended or expelled by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the entire Board of Directors from the Board of Directors, membership in the organization, or both, for actions deemed harmful to the Corporation or prejudicial to its interests including, but not limited to, acting in the name of the Corporation without authority from the Board of Directors, non-payment of his or her indebtedness to the Corporation or conduct unbecoming a member of the Corporation.
Section 5. Resignation. Membership is on an annual basis coinciding with the Corporation's Season.  Formal resignations from membership may be made in writing to the Secretary of the Corporation.