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Eligibility for Membership in AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary
Eligibility for membership in the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary shall be limited to the mothers, wives, grandmothers, regardless of age, and to the daughters, stepdaughters (a stepdaughter must have been a dependent of an AMVET or deceased veteran prior to their eighteenth birthday to be eligible), sisters and granddaughters, not less than 18 years of age, of regular members of AMVETS; and to the mothers and widows, regardless of age, and to the daughters, sisters and granddaughters, not less than 18 years of age, of deceased veterans who would have been eligible for membership in AMVETS, and female veterans who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States after September 15, 1940, or as an American Citizen in the Armed Forces of Allied countries after September 15, 1940, and before May 8, 1975, who maintain their AMVET membership unless they meet the established eligibility criteria. The term mother shall be construed to include any female member of the family, or any female guardian of such person or deceased veteran, who has exercised or is exercising the care and responsibility for the rearing of such person or deceased veteran.
A person shall become a member of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary upon written application, establishing her eligibility, and payment of dues to all levels as required by the Constitution. After application is completed, it must be submitted to the Local AMVETS membership chairman for verification of eligibility.
No person who is a member of, or who advocates the principles of any organization believing in, or working for the overthrow of the United States Government by force, and no person who refuses to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States shall be privileged to become or continue to be a member of this organization.
Any member of the Auxiliary who has been duly recognized as a member of the Auxiliary under the provisions of ARTICLE IV, SECTION 1, shall be allowed to remain a member of the Auxiliary so long as she remains a member in good standing. The statement "member in good standing" as it appears in the Constitution, shall be defined as "any member who has complied with ARTICLE IV, SECTION 1 and SECTION 2, but shall not be limited to, or restricted thereto, from the powers and jurisdiction of the National Executive Board.
There shall be three (3) forms of membership:
(a) Annual membership, (b) Life membership, (c) Membership-At-Large