Current Members

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Tennessee VOAD Sustaining Members

The Sustaining Membership level in TN VOAD shall be limited to voluntary organizations active in disaster in Tennessee, who have statewide reach and / or responsibility. An unlimited number of persons from each Sustaining Member organization may attend annual, regular, and special TN VOAD meetings, with the provision that each Sustaining Member organization will be allowed only one (1) vote in matters before TN VOAD. If the Sustaining Member organization has not designated the individual to vote on its behalf, the senior representative present of each Sustaining Member’s organization will cast this vote, or designate the party who will cast the vote on the organization’s behalf.

Sustaining Members’ representatives shall be eligible to hold any elective office with TN VOAD.

Tennessee VOAD Associate Members

The Associate Membership level in TN VOAD shall be limited to governmental agencies that have statewide reach or responsibility for disaster relief.  An unlimited number of persons from each Associate Member agency may attend annual, regular, or special TN VOAD meetings.

Associate Members’ representatives shall not be eligible to hold the elective offices of President or Vice-President of TN VOAD. Associate Members’ representatives shall be eligible to hold the elective offices of Secretary or Treasurer of Tennessee VOAD.

Associate Members shall not be allowed to vote on matters before TN VOAD.

Tennessee VOAD Affiliate Members

The Affiliate Membership level in TN VOAD shall be limited to businesses and other for-profit entities with statewide organizations who, while they may not be directly involved in assisting disaster victims, may have an interest in assisting TN VOAD through donations of money, goods, and/or services. (Examples of such entities would be Lowe’s or Home Depot.)

Affiliate Members’ representatives shall be allowed to hold elective office in TNVOAD.

An unlimited number of persons from each Affiliate Member organization may attend annual, regular, and special TN VOAD meetings, with the provision that each Affiliate Member organization will be allowed only one (1) vote in matters before TN VOAD other than matters concerning the spending of TN VOAD funds. If the Affiliate Member organization has not designated the individual to vote on its behalf, the senior representative present of each Affiliate Member’s organization will cast this vote, or designate the party who will cast the vote on the organization’s behalf.

Tennessee VOAD Collegiate Members

Collegiate Membership – Local, County, Area, and Regional VOADs within Tennessee, comprise a sub-set distinct from other categories of Tennessee VOAD Memberships.

These organizations mirror Tennessee VOAD’s goals, and are often composed primarily of sectional bodies of the same organizations active in Tennessee VOAD.  Entities without the ability to state-wide disaster episodes, and therefore barred from Tennessee VOAD membership; may be welcomed as an integral part of a Local, County, Area, or Regional VOAD. In certain circumstances individuals, in addition to organizations, may also be extended membership by these bodies. The principal difference between Local, County, Area, and Regional VOADs and the statewide VOAD organizations is the focus of the former in parochial interests, and the restrictions of the later on member qualifications.

None-the-less, Tennessee VOAD recognizes these Local, County, Area, and Regional groups as an integral part of the state-wide VOAD organization, and encourages them to actively participate in Tennessee VOAD meetings and activities.  Tennessee VOAD also allots time on all regular meeting agendas for reports from local VOAD representatives.

Collegial Members of Tennessee VOAD are not assessed dues, and they are not provided with membership certificates.

Collegial Members’ representatives shall not be eligible to hold the elective offices of President or Vice-President of TN VOAD. Collegial Members’ representatives shall be eligible to hold the elective offices of Secretary or Treasurer of Tennessee VOAD.

Representatives of Collegial Members of Tennessee VOAD may freely participate in discussions and activities of the larger body, but may not exercise a vote in any proceeding, unless they are voting in the capacity of designated representative of a Tennessee VOAD Sustaining or Affiliate Member agency.