Joining as a New Member
Membership of A.I.R. is open to retirees, semi-retirees, persons approaching retirement and corporate entities. The type of membership available will depend upon your personal circumstances. The various types of membership are outlined below. If you would like to register as a member on line please contact us. Alternatively fill out and send our Application Form to your nearest branch ( see Divisions and Branches) or the AIR Secretariat.
An Ordinary Member is a natural person who:
1. has been accepted by a Branch for membership
2. has paid all fees owing to the Company; and
3. is retired or partly retired, and is fully or partly self-funded, provided that an existing member who ceases to be fully or partly self-funded may continue to be a member.
Ordinary member-at-large is available to persons because of geographic or physical limitations are unable to attach to a branch.
Annual Membership Fees 2013 are:
Single Membership $45.00
Couple Membership $70.00
Membership Fees depending on your circumstances could be tax deductible, please consult your accountant or financial adviser for more information.
Associate Membership (as a Branch member)
An Associate Member is a person without voting rights who is not an Ordinary Member but is supportive of the Company's objectives. Associate membership is for those who support A.I.R.'s Aims and Objectives, but have not yet retired.
(i) An Associate Member is a natural person who :
A. is supportive of the objects set out in clause 3 (hereunder)
B. has been accepted by a Branch for membership;
C. has paid all fees owing to the Company; but
D. does not fulfill the requirements of 6.1(a)(iii).
(ii) An Associate Member cannot be elected to the board.
Subclause 6.1(a)(iii) states:
(iii) is retired or partly retired, and is fully or partly self-funded, provided
that an existing Member who ceases to be fully or partly self-funded may
continue to be a member.
Associate member-at-large is available to persons because of geographic or physical limitations are unable to attach to a branch.
Annual Membership Fees are the same as for an Ordinary Member.
A Corporate Member is an entity that is supportive of the Company's objects. A Corporate Member has no voting rights and may not be an Office-bearer. If you are interested in applying for corporate membership, please contact us.
(i) A Corporate Member is a corporate entity that:
A. is supportive of the objects set out in clause 3 (hereunder)and
B. has been accepted by the Board for membership.
(ii) Corporate Membership confers no voting rights.
Annual Membership Renewal
Members are required to renew their membership every 12 months to maintain continuity of member services and benefits.
CLAUSE 3 - COMPANY OBJECTS
The objects of the Company are:
(a) To work for the benefit and welfare of all fully and partly self-funded retirees.
(b) To seek a fair and just economic, taxation and social environment that recognises
and compensates for the special problems of fully or partly self-funded retirees.
(c) To provide information on all matters pertaining to retirees.
(d) To conduct research to further the objects of the Company.
(e) To seek recognition as a body speaking for self-funded retirees at Local, State and
Federal Government levels, by the community at large and by the media.
(f) To foster membership of the Company throughout Australia.
(g) To cooperate with other organisations with objectives consistent with those of the Company.