The RMBDA Members
Regular or Associate

Yearly memberships shall exist from February 1 through January 31.

REGULAR
Membership permits privilege of voting at all meetings and is subject to dues and assessments as defined herein.

Any proprietorship, partnership, subsidiary or division of a corporation or corporations that has an office, and/or receiving, and/or processing facility, and who buys, and/or sells, and or brokers for a commission, and/or stores, and/or ships dry edible beans grown within the Rocky Mountain Bean Dealers Association geographic area shall be eligible to apply for Regular Membership

Regular Member Allocation – (Each vote is $175)

  1. First Receiver/Shipper – Operating firm who receives beans directly from producers, and reships beans without processing beans to an established grade.
  1. A regular member operating as a First Receiver/Shipper shall have at least one (1) regular vote = Annual Dues $175
  2. A regular member operating as a Receiver/Processor and handling up to 100,000 hundredweight of beans yearly within the geographic area as defined  herein shall  have a least two (2) regular votes = Annual Dues $350

 

  1. Receiver/Processor – Operating firm who receives beans directly from producers and/or from a first receiver/shipper and processes beans to an established grade.
  1. A regular member operating as a Receiver/Processor and handling more than 100,000 but less than 250,000 hundredweight of beans yearly within the geographic area as defined herein shall have at least four (4) regular votes = Annual Dues $700
  2. A regular member operating as a Receiver/Processor and handling more than 250,000 hundredweight of beans yearly within the geographic area as defined herein shall have five (5) regular votes = Annual Dues $875

 

  1. Marketing Firm – Operating firm which strictly buys and sells beans without directly operating as a First Receiver/Shipper and/or Receiver/Processor.
  1. A regular member operating as a Marketing Firm within the geographic area as defined herein regardless of volume shall have at least three (3) regular votes = Annual Dues $525

A regular member, regardless of number of hundredweight handled or operating firm designations, shall be entitled at its option, to have a maximum of five (5) regular votes.

ASSOCIATE
Membership provides no privilege of voting and is subject to dues without assessments. Annual Dues $150

Definition – any proprietorship, partnership, subsidiary or division of a corporation or corporations not eligible to apply for regular membership and engaged in an allied or affiliated business shall be eligible to apply for Associate Membership.

A RMBDA Member, by having joined the association and under the RMBDA Bylaws, agrees to and is obligated to participate in arbitration if one RMBDA Member requests arbitration against another RMBDA Member in the settlement of a dispute. If the member fails to participate, a one party arbitration may go forward and a decision will be rendered on the dispute by an arbitration committee to be selected by the Administrator. If a Member of the RMBDA refuses to enter into an arbitration with another Member, proceedings are subject to possible action by the RMBDA Board under the Arbitration Rule ARTICLE XV, Section 4 (g)(3).