The application process begins with your submission of a completed application (and, if appropriate, the firm membership application) to the Membership Committee Chair. The applications are screened to make certain that all required information has been provided. Within approximately one week, letters are sent to each of your listed references and to current SRMC members in your area requesting information. Follow-up letters are sent to each of your references at intervals of 30 days and 60 days.
You will be copied on the 60-day follow-up and you will be given the opportunity to substitute a reference at that point. If you do substitute a reference, there will be another 60-day period for reply. Once all references are received, your file will be submitted to the Membership Committee for review. The Membership Committee Chair will communicate any questions posed by the Committee to you. Your answers will be provided to the Committee. This is an interactive process and final response from the Membership Committee is generally only solicited twice a year. During this process, you will be invited to a meeting of the SRMC organization.
These meetings occur in the spring and autumn of each year. Your attendance at a meeting is a prerequisite for admission to the Society. Once the Board of Directors has accepted the Membership Committee’s recommendation, your membership will be voted on by the full membership at the semi-annual business meetings. Correspondence with you during this time period is generally limited to responding to inquiries and seeking additional information. You are free to contact the Membership Committee Chair at any time for an update on your application.