| Membership of IVU in Developing
and Poor & Indebted Countries
document is 'Appendix G' to the IVU Bylaws.
- All members and supporters
in developing countries to pay subscriptions at 25% of the standard
rate, but with donations invited from those that can afford more.
Societies in 'Very Poor' countries to be offered free membership provided
there is evidence of the group existing in a meaningful way.
- Definitions for the purposes
of IVU to include:
- most of Africa to be designated as a 'very
poor and heavily indebted region' requiring extra support
- all of Latin America as a 'developing region'
- some, but not all, of Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean as
- all of North America or Western Europe as 'developed countries'
- a full list of countries to be available on the website (see
link below), to be agreed by the full International Council, with
any later proposals for exceptions to be agreed by IC and recorded
on the list.
- Payment from developing
countries direct to IVU to be via Paypal only, using a separate form
on the website.
- Payment by any other means
to be collected by the RC in whatever way is appropriate for the region.
- Any money collected by
RCs to be held locally, preferably in a separate IVU bank account
to be arranged with the IVU treasurer. Quarterly accounts to be sent
to the treasurer.
- Any money donated for
use in a specific developing region is also to be held locally. Where
this has been donated via Paypal it will be held in the central IVU
bank account until there is sufficient to reduce the bank transfer
- The IVU Manager is to
be kept informed of any changes in members and supporters - i.e. new
subscriptions, renewals, deletions - via a special form on the website
which will ensure that the details are sent in the correct format
for the database. All such information to be forwarded within two
weeks of receipt.
- Renewal notices will
be sent direct to the subscriber by email, directing them to the membership
section of the website for details of how to pay.
- where there is no email address, printable (PDF) renewal notices
to be sent to the RC for posting locally, OR the RC's email address
to be used for such records in the database so that they can make
local arrangements when the notice arrives. (Postal renewal for North
America and Western Europe to continue to be done via Parkdale)
- Any IVU money held by
RCs is to be used in accordance with IVU's objectives, as defined
in Section 4 of the Articles of Association, within their own region.
Any expenditure, other than expenses defined below, to be agreed by
the full International Council.
- Regional Coordinators
may use some of the locally held funds for reasonable expenses, full
details of which are to be provided in the accounts sent to the treasurer.
Such expenses in general to include:
- paper, stamps, envelopes and other such small routine items
- minor travel expenses
- any expense above the equivalent of UKP10 to be referred to the