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MSC Membership Application

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MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND ANNUAL DUES SCHEDULE
(All membership applications must be submitted for the highest category for which the company is qualified in accordance with the descriptions provided below.)

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REGULAR MEMBER:
Qualification: Sole proprietorships, partnerships corporations or other entities actively engaged directly or indirectly in the processing of bark and/or soil products are eligible for voting membership. Included in such voting membership shall be all entities controlled, directly or indirectly, by the applicant; provided that sales volumes of such controlled entities are taken into account by the Board of Directors in the calculation of the membership dues of the voting member.

Dues: Regular Member dues shall be based on annual sales revenues for mulch and soil products as follows:
  • A.   <2M $450
  • B.   2M - 5M $900
  • C.   6M - 15M $1,800
  • D.   16M - 25M $3,600
  • E.   26M - 50M $7,000
  • F.   51M - 150M $10,000
  • G.   >151M $15,000

Benefits: Regular Members shall receive the following membership benefits:

  • A. Voting rights for all matters requiring member approval and election of MSC directors.*
  • B. The right to hold Board and committee seats
  • C. Receipt of one copy of all newsletters, publications and reports to the member company office and every production plant owned by the member company.
  • D. Member rate discounts for all MSC sponsored meetings and training programs.
  • E. Member discount for all product certification.
  • F. Consultations and referrals from the Council office on regulatory, compliance and business matters.
  • G. Free listing in the MSC membership directory and Product Referral Index.

AFFILIATE MEMBER:
Qualification: Sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations or other entities actively engaged in supplying products to bark and/or soil producers are eligible for affiliate membership. Included in such Affiliate Membership shall be all entities controlled, directly or indirectly, by the applicant.

Dues: Affiliate Member dues shall be $1,500 per year.

Benefits: Affiliate Members shall receive the following membership benefits:

  • A. Voting rights for all matters requiring member approval and election of MSC directors.*
  • B. The right to hold Board and committee seats.
  • C. Receipt of one copy of all newsletters, publications and reports to the member company office and every production plant owned by the member company.
  • D. Member rate discounts for all MSC sponsored meetings and training programs.
  • E. Consultations and referrals from the Council office on regulatory, compliance and business matters.
  • F. Free listing in the MSC membership directory.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER:
Qualification: Sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations or other entities engaged in providing a service to bark and/or soil producers are eligible for Associate Membership. Included in such Associate Membership shall be all entities controlled, directly or indirectly by the applicant.

Dues: Associate Member dues shall be $1,000 per year.

Benefits: Associate Members shall receive the following membership benefits:

  • A. Voting rights for all matters requiring member approval and election of MSC directors.*
  • B. The right to hold Board and committee seats.
  • C. Receipt of one copy of all newsletters, publications and reports to the member company office and every additional office owned and operated by the member company.
  • D. Member rate discounts for all MSC sponsored meetings and training programs.
  • E. Member discount for all product certification, including private label products.
  • F. Consultations and referrals from the Council office on regulatory, compliance and business matters.
  • G. Free listing in the MSC membership directory.

FOREIGN MEMBER:
Qualification: Sole proprietorships, partnerships or corporations actively engaged directly or indirectly in the processing of bark and/or soil products but not selling in any U.S. markets are eligible for foreign membership.

Dues: Foreign Member dues shall be $500 per year.

Benefits: Foreign Members shall receive the following membership benefits:

  • A. Voting rights for all matters requiring member approval and election of MSC directors.*
  • B. The right to hold Board and committee seats.
  • C. Receipt of one copy of all newsletters, publications and reports to the member company office.
  • D. Member rate discounts for all MSC sponsored meetings and training programs.
  • E. Consultations and referrals from the Council office on regulatory, compliance and business matters.
  • F. Free listing in the MSC membership directory.

NON-PROFIT MEMBER:
Qualification: Municipalities, State Agencies, Federal Agencies, Universities, and associations organized under Section 501(c) of the U.S. Code interested in information exchange with bark and/or soil producers are eligible for Non-profit/Institutional Membership.

Dues: Non-Profit Member dues shall be $295 per year.

Benefits: Non-Profit Members shall receive the following membership benefits:

  • A. Receipt of one copy of all newsletters, publications and reports to the member company office.
  • B. Member rate discounts for all MSC sponsored meetings and training programs.
  • C. Consultations and referrals from the Council office on regulatory, compliance and business matters.
  • D. Free listing in the MSC membership directory.


* Controlled entities included in the voting membership of a controlling entity shall not be entitled to a separate representative or a separate vote.

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