International Humanist and Ethical Union
Application for membership of IHEU
This form should be completed by the person who will be the main contact with
IHEU – your organization’s international representative.
Please read “How to apply for membership of IHEU” and the “IHEU Membership and Dues Regulations” before completing this form
1. Your organization and its contact details
Name of organization
in your own language, with
usual abbreviation if any
Name in English
including postal code and
Telephone with country code
Email address essential
Internet web site if any
2. Your own contact details (international representative)
Email address essential
Telephone with country code
Position in organization
3. Membership category applied for: see Membership and Dues Regulations
Enter the appropriate number:
Full member 1
Specialist member 2
Associate member 3
4. Organizational details
When was your organization
Do you maintain a ----------?----------
Are your membership figures ----------?----------
When were organizational
elections last held?
Are your accounts audited? ----------?----------
Are you registered with the ----------?---------- government?
If yes, registered as: e.g.
charity, cultural association…
If yes, give registration
5. Your organization’s purpose and activities
Summary of organization’s
Geographical area of
Past and present activities insert details here or attach details – max 1 page
Areas of special interest and/or list of committees
Names of magazines and
Regular radio and TV
Affiliations with other
national and international organizations
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6. Calculation of annual membership dues
Choose a membership category in Section 3 before completing this section. This form will attempt to calculate your membership dues automatically.
Local currency (code) – see www.xe.com/iso4217.php
1.00 local currency units = Current exchange rate to GBP GBP (Pounds sterling)
Is your organization an umbrella 1 = yes, 2 = no organization? Full members only
If yes, choose dues group “A” or “B”
see ref 4.1d in the IHEU Membership 1 = “A”, 2 = “B”
and Dues Regulations
(a) Number of individual members - see
ref 3.4; for umbrella organizations, give the total individual members for all
Local currency (b) Membership fee for each individual member (average for umbrella GBP 0.00
(c) Total income from membership fees Local currency – may be less than (a) x (b) due to GBP 0 reduced rates for students etc
(d) Total recurrent income – from your Local currency GBP 0 accounts or your budget – see ref 3.6
(e) Less income used for purposes Local currency GBP 0 specified in refs 3.6.2 and 3.6.3
Calculated recurring “free” annual Local currency 0 income (d) – (e)
Calculated recurring “free” annual GBP (Pounds sterling) 0 income converted into GBP
Calculated annual membership dues GBP (Pounds sterling) 9,999,999 for this organization
This form attempts to calculate the membership fee for your organization. The definitive calculation is set out in the Membership and Dues Regulations and will prevail if the result is different from the calculation above. Please ask us if you have questions about the calculation.
Your first annual membership fee covers the year of admission and the following
year. The fee must be paid before your application is considered by the General Assembly. If the application is refused, it will be refunded.
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Have you been in touch with the Regional Coordinator ----------?----------
or an EC member for your area?
If yes, please give the name
If yes, does s/he recommend you for membership? ----------?----------
If you have not answered “Yes” to both questions above, please give the names (with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers) of three sponsors.
Your sponsors must be known in IHEU’s network, for example as officers of IHEU member organizations, and they must also be familiar with your organization and its work.
Names and contact details of three sponsors: only if there is no IHEU sponsor
8. Agreement with IHEU principles
We have read IHEU's definition of Humanism and the purpose of IHEU as stated in Articles 1 and 2 of IHEU’s Bylaws:
“The purpose of IHEU is to promote Humanism throughout the world, to develop Humanism as a life stance, to represent organized Humanism in international bodies, to defend human rights and the rights of humanists, to develop orga-nized Humanism in every part of the world and to build a strong and effective global organization.”
“Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human be-ings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethics based on human and other natural values in a spirit of reason and free enquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality.”
We are fully in agreement with them.
We have also read the benefits and obligations of IHEU membership:
Member Organizations may enjoy at least the following benefits:
a) Be listed as a Member Organization on the IHEU web site.
b) Have the right to use “member of IHEU” on their stationery, website,
promotions and other material.
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c) Receive copies of the International Humanist News in printed and elec-
d) Be represented at the General Assembly.
e) Be invited to host the Congress and General Assembly.
f) Participate in development of strategy and resolutions. g) Participate in campaigns and other activities where appropriate.
Member Organizations have the obligation to:
a) Have a sustained commitment to the purpose of IHEU.
b) Act at all times in ways that are in the best interest of the humanist
c) Notify IHEU of any changes to their constitution.
d) Notify IHEU of any change in address, contact details and leading officers. e) Appoint an IHEU contact person.
f) Submit a copy of their annual report and audited accounts every year. g) Submit the necessary information for the tri-annual dues calculation. h) Pay the annual dues on time.
If we are accepted into membership, we undertake to comply with the
I enclose my organization’s:
Articles of Association, Bylaws, Statutes or Constitution ----------?----------
Latest annual report ----------?----------
Latest financial statement or accounts ----------?----------
I am authorized to submit this application.
Before sending the form, please read “How to apply for membership of IHEU”
again and check that you have supplied all the requested information. This will help to avoid delays to your application.
Additional information, if any:
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FOR IHEU USE ONLY
Calculations for membership dues
Note: this section is part of the automatic calculation of membership dues. It is
not part of the application form and it is for IHEU internal use only. You cannot
change anything on this page.
Member threshold 1,000 used to calculate size below Average dues threshold GBP 10.00 used to calculate size below Other income threshold GBP 20.00 used to calculate size below Min full member fee (XL) GBP 1,500 used in fee calculation below Min full member fee (L) GBP 100 used in fee calculation below Min full member fee (S) GBP 50 used in fee calculation below Min specialist member fee GBP 750 used in fee calculation below Min associate member fee GBP 30 used in fee calculation below Max associate member fee GBP 1,000 used in fee calculation below
Organization size (only relevant for full members)
More than 1000 members? 0 1=true, 0=false Average dues in GBP 6(c) / 6(a)
Average dues more than GBP 10? 0 1=true, 0=false Other income per member (6(a) – 6(c)) / 6(a) Other income more than GBP20? 0 1=true, 0=false OR(dues>10,income>20) 0 1=true, 0=false Membership category applied for 0 0=none, 1=full, 2=spec, 3=ass Umbrella organization? (full only) 0 1=yes, 2=no
Dues group? (umbrella only) 0 1=“A”, 2=“B”
Size 0 0=N/A, 1=S, 2=L, 3=XL
Fee calculations for each category/size; and application of minima and maxima
Full member fee (XL) 0
Adjusted full member fee (XL) 1,500 applying minimum if applicable Full member fee (L) 0
Adjusted full member fee (L) 100 applying minimum if applicable Full member fee (S) 0
Adjusted full member fee (S) 50 applying minimum if applicable Full member fee for this size 9,999,999 9,999,999 = not a full member Specialist member fee 0
Adjusted specialist member fee 750 applying minimum if applicable Associate member fee 0
Adjusted associate member fee 30 applying minimum or maxi-
mum if applicable
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