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Membership Committee

Narineh Nazarian – Chair

The Membership Committee shall advise the Board of Directors and the President in all matters pertaining to standards and practices for the recruitment, sustainment and growth of membership in the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. The Membership Committee Chair or President shall appoint Membership Committee. The Membership Committee shall:

  • Develop and review eligibility-criteria for all categories of both new and continuing membership, and make appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors;
  • Process, review and administer all applications for new and continuing membership in accordance with the categories of membership and the criteria provided in these Bylaws;
  • Review the qualifications of all candidates proposed for Honorary Membership or Exchange Membership, and make appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors;
  • Report regularly to the Board of Directors and to the Secretary the changing status of new, renewing and terminating membership activities;
  • Develop programs, procedures, brochures and incentives to encourage and promote new memberships in the American Academy of Underwater Sciences;
  • Assist the Treasurer and the Board of Directors in determining the prices to be established as membership dues, in budgeting anticipated income from membership dues, and in collect dues and other fees owing from members to the American Academy of Underwater Sciences;
  • Submit to the Treasurer when requested an annual budget and cost accounting of the work of the Membership Committee; and
  • Perform other functions pertaining to membership that the President or the Board of Directors may request from time to time.

Notes from Committee:

  • If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact AAUS at aaus@disl.org


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