Membership for farmers that care for ONE or more reindeer. Full access to all website content. Voting membership. May hold office. Public directory listing.
Membership for potential reindeer owners: those who are currently doing research and/ or making preparations for adding reindeer to their farm. This category includes staff, handlers, and veterinarians who are involved in the care of reindeer but do not directly manage them in a farm setting. Limited access to website content. Nonvoting membership. May not hold office. Candidates must submit an application for review and approval.
PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP: All membership levels include access to: Social Media Members Page, Membership Directory, access to Members ONLY section of RFA Website, Educational Virtual workshops, In-Person Conferences (some additional fees may apply).Members of the corporation are entitled to attend, speak and vote at the membership meeting of the association. In addition, members in good standing shall be kept informed of the corporation’s activities shall be notified of all membership meetings, have annual reports and up to date copies of the bylaws made available to them. All records and books of the association may be inspected by any member of the association at any reasonable time, with the exception of matters relating to hiring, firing, discipline of personnel or personnel records upon written request to the corporation office.
Membership access can only be granted after membership dues are received and application approved. Effective dates of membership shall coincide to the fiscal year of the association, 1 January to 31 December. No pro-rated memberships. The same fee applies no matter what time of year membership is granted. Membership shall be terminated at the end of the fiscal year of the RFA. A grace period of sixty (60) days will be in effect, allowing such time for members to send in their renewal dues before they are officially removed from the membership rolls. One vote per household unless each individual pays for their own membership dues.
To contact us with any questions about membership, upcoming events, or animal care, send us an email and we will respond as soon as we can.