Membership

There are four membership types:

1. Ordinary (Full) member – available to any person interested in the Society’s objectives, who applies for it, and is approved by the Executive. The Executive may elect any person as an ordinary member. An annual membership fee is payable on 1 May.

2. Associate member – available to bone fide students enrolled at a tertiary institution.  Subscription for an associate member will be at the discretion of the committee. Student members will be entitled to all the privileges ordinary members receive. They may also apply for NZPPS scholarships student travel grants. An annual membership fee is payable on 1 May. Also available to retired members. The Executive may elect any ordinary member who is retired, or such other members that the committee may decide, to be an Honorary member. Subscription for an associate member will be at the discretion of the committee. Honorary members will be entitled to all the privileges ordinary members receive. Any annual membership fee is payable on 1 May.

3. Corporate member – available to Corporate organisations. The Executive may elect to membership any organisation whose objectives are similar to that of the Society. An annual membership fee is payable on 1 May.

4. Life members are elected at the Annual or Special General Meeting on recommendation of the Executive Committee. Any member who has given outstanding service to the Society may be elected as a Life Member. Nominations for life membership can only be made at an annual or special general meeting by the Executive. Members must submit a recommendation for nomination in writing for consideration by the Executive Committee at least 30 days prior to an annual or special general meeting. Life members do not pay an annual membership fee.

Members of all types must abide by the Society’s constitution; see Rules of the Society. All Members shall promote the interests and purposes of the Society and shall do nothing to bring the Society into disrepute.

Members are obliged to notify the Society if they change their name and their contact details so the society can update its register of members. Click on the Change contact details button below.

A current member can apply to have their membership put on hold for one year due to parental leave or illness. Please apply to the Secretary at secretary@nzpps.org

Join online by clicking below or download an application form (docx, pdf). Please contact the Secretary for more information.

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