A person may apply to the board of directors to become an Ordinary member of the Society (an “Ordinary Member”) by completing an application form for membership and paying the annual membership fee of $10. A Member must be a legal resident in Canada, 18 years of age and be recommended by one existing member of the Society. The board may accept or decline that person as an Ordinary Member at the board’s sole discretion. Every member must uphold the constitution of the Society and must comply with all Bylaws.

Benefits of being an Ordinary Member

1.1 Invited to attend the annual general meeting;

1.2 Priority receipt of relevant society news and information;

1.3 Priority invitations to all the Community Forums, social gatherings, BBQs, annual dinners, business events and community volunteer opportunities;

1.4 Enjoy SWRCES discounted membership fees for joining the South Surrey/White Rock Chamber of Commerce;

1.5 Priority invitations to attend joint events co-organized by SWRCES and the Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce with preferential registration fees.

Founding Member

A person may apply to the board of directors to become a Founding Member of the Society (a “Founding Member”) by completing an application form for membership and paying the annual membership fee of $20. A Founding Member must be a legal resident in Canada, 18 years of age and be recommended by one existing Founding Member of the Society. The board may accept or decline that person as a Founding Member at the board’s sole discretion. Every Founding Member must uphold the constitution of the Society, comply with all Bylaws and abide by the principle of confidentiality.

Benefits of being a Founding Member

2.1 Founding Members enjoy all of the benefits of Ordinary Members as well as;

2.2 The right to attend regular Board meetings in a non-voting capacity;

2.3 The right to vote on issues at the annual AGM;

2.4 The right to vote for members of the Board;

2.5 The right to run as an elected member of the Board;

2.6 The right to participate in regular society activities and sit on committees that are formed from time to time.