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How to become a member
 
Fill out an application form and mail it to the PFPA.  A membership committee of 3-5 members will review the application. 
 
Following the receipt of the application and the applicant's attendance of 4 general meetings, a review will be done by the membership to affirm the applicant's willingness to donate time, energy and labor for the benefit of the Association.  The membership shall vote on each individual's application.  No application shall be accepted to membership against 3 dissenting votes.  Applicants shall be notified in writing of the decision of the Association.*  Membership dues ranges from $12-$24 yearly.

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Types of Membership
 
Native American - One who is a lineal descendent of any of the ancient Native tribes of the Americas.  They shall be entitled to all privelages, including the right to vote.  Members must be present to vote.*  It is the policy of the PFPA that at least 60% of members must be of Native American descent.*
 
Associate - One who is not a descendent of any Native tribe of the Americas, but who is interested in the work or purposes of the Association.  He/she shall be entitled to all privelages of membership, including the right to vote.  Members must be present to vote.*
 
Absentee - One who is a previous active adult member who cannot attend the monthly general meetings on a regular basis due to reason of employment conflict, college obligations, geographic residence, inability, health restrictions or other causes.  The member must apply for and receive this status.  He/she is entitled to all privelages including the right to vote provided they have attended three meetings, contributed to one association event that calendar year, and are present to vote.*
 
Auxiliary - One who is an adult and is unable to attend more than 4 general meetings per year due to employment, distance, college or medical restrictions.  He/she is entitled to all privelages of membership except the right to vote or chair a committee.  He/she must participate in at least 3 Association events per calendar year in order to keep their membership status.*
 
Honorary - One who has contributed in a great manner to the work and purpose of the Association.  Nominations may be made by any member in good standing.  Acceptance will be subject to a vote by the membership.  He/she will be entitled to all privelages except the right to vote.*
 
Junior - One who is a descendent of ancient Native Americans, under 18 years of age, or is unemancipated due to college or other circumstances.  He/she shall be entitled to all privelages of membership except the right to vote.  He/she must apply for membership under an adult member sponsor.  The sponsor shall be responsible for the Junior.*
 
Junior Associate - One who is not a descendent of Native Americans, under 18 years of age, or is unemancipated due to college or other circumstances.  He/she shall be entitled to all privelages of membership except the right to vote.  He/she must apply for membership under an adult member sponsor.  The sponsor shall be responsible for the Junior.*
 
(*= See PFPA By-Laws for more information)

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Membership Guidelines
 
Members are required to attend 6 general meetings during the Association fiscal year (Oct-Sept).
 
Members are required to maintain the integrity of the Association to its highest possible standard.
 
Shall members not follow the guidelines, as written in the By-Laws, membership will be forfeited.
 

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P.O. Box 42, Pueblo, CO 81002