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Types of Members in the 353

Probationary Members: defined as persons who pay dues and who wish to fall in with the unit at events and who have made formal application to the unit. These members are not eligible to earn awards, rank, and commendations though any events they attend or work they do during their probationary period will count once membership within the unit has been achieved. Persons desiring membership must fill out a probationary membership application and attend at least three events within the first year to be considered for a new or transfer membership. Membership will be determined by the Command Group. If they are unable to attend three events within the first year their probationary status may be extended for as long as necessary.

New Members: defined as persons within their first year in the unit, who pay dues and have recently joined the unit from outside of WWII reenacting and who attend at least three events per year. These members are eligible to earn awards, rank, and commendations. These members are ineligible to hold positions of command within the unit until they become full members after one year.

Transfer Members: defined as persons within their first year in the unit, who pay dues and have recently joined the unit from another WWII reenacting unit and who attend at least three events per year. These members are eligible to earn awards, rank, and commendations. These members do not retain any rank or awards from their previous unit except as authorized by the Command Group. These members are ineligible to hold positions of command within the unit until they become full members after one year.

Full Members: defined as persons who pay dues and who attend at least three events per year. These members are eligible to earn awards, rank, and commendations. These members are eligible to hold positions of command within the unit.

Minor Members: defined as persons under the age of 18, who pay dues and who attend at least three events per year. These members are eligible to earn awards, rank, and commendations. These members are ineligible to hold positions of command within the unit until they become legal adults. Minor members must comply with all event and HRS age restrictions, rules and regulations.

Associate Members: defined as persons who were full members of the unit but became inactive either due to a change in life circumstances or through a geographic move. These people are welcome to participate with the unit at events when they are present or at unit functions. These members may retain any rank or awards they possess but are ineligible to receive new awards or hold positions of command within the unit.

Former Members: defined as persons who were once members of the unit but were removed from the roster or who requested to be removed from the roster. These people must apply to the Command Group to be able to participate in any manner within the unit.

Banned Members: defined as persons who were once members of the unit but were removed from the roster due to previous behavior. These persons may not participate in any manner within the unit.

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