Thank you for your support of FAUN
FAUN is financially supported solely through member dues. Dues are used to provide refreshments at the meetings as well as to facilitate training efforts. For example, ailment at times a member who has committed to paying for a seat has to withdraw. In the past we have held classes by finding the lowest cost provider and then splitting the cost of the instructor, the lab, and the manuals. If there is only a moderate shortfall, dues can be used to avoid the cancellation of the class..
Non-FAUN members have a slightly higher rate for the training. In general, it is more economical to join FAUN.
Downloading the Membership Form:
The membership form can be downloaded below. Please send your dues for the year to support the user group. If you have any questions regarding membership or if you need to have a hard copy mailed to you, please contact the FAUN treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FOOTHILLS ARC USER NETWORK CHARTER
ARTICLE I – TITLE
The name of this organization shall be the Foothills Arc User Network, nurse hereafter referred to as FAUN.
ARTICLE II – MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Foothills Arc User Network is to provide a regional network for the exchange of knowledge related to the use of ESRI products.
ARTICLE III – OBJECTIVES
The objectives of FAUN are to:
1. Transfer knowledge regarding available data and technical expertise.
2. Promote regional awareness of GIS related activities.
3. Encourage the collaboration of GIS efforts on a regional basis.
ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to current and potential ESRI software users from the SC Upstate region including but not limited to Anderson, store Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Oconee counties. Eligibility for voting on the election of officers, annual review of charter and by-laws and other matters of interest shall be limited to current members.
A membership fee will be collected each year by the Treasurer according to the following fee structure:
Organizations with fewer than 30 user-members $100.00
Organizations with more than 30 user-members $150.00
The membership year will begin July 1st and run to June 30th of the following year.
ARTICLE V – OFFICERS
FAUN will be guided by an Executive Committee comprised of a president, president-elect, treasurer and a communications officer. The officers will be elected by the members and will hold office for a term of one year beginning on the first day of the membership year. For the purposes of continuity in leadership, the president-elect will become president the following year. The other officers will be elected on an annual basis.
ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS
FAUN will hold at least one business meeting each year. Special meetings will be scheduled periodically for vendors and consultants to promote products and services. Minutes of all meetings will be documented and distributed by the communications officer.
ARTICLE VI – COMMITTEES
Standing or special proposed committees may be established as directed by the president.
ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS
Each proposed amendment to the charter shall be voted upon, provided the amendment has been submitted in writing prior to the meeting and signed by the proponent(s). Adoption of any such amendment shall require a two-thirds majority vote of members present.
Adopted: (March 31, 1999)
Amended: (August 29, 2002)