Current Chair: Mike Mallwitz
This committee meets once each month, August through May. The Membership Committee focuses on new members; they actively seek candidates in Wisconsin.
When the Membership Committee finds a prospective member, he/she is invited to apply by completing
a membership application. Should the candidate choose to join TDMAW, they must complete a
membership application. This application must be qualified by the committee prior to presentation to the
The Board of Directors must be advised of ethics disputes between a current member and a
membership candidate. The Board will meet with the current member that has the complaint. They will
then vote to determine if the application will be processed. (Benefit of the doubt is always given in favor
of the current member). If they decide there has been an ethics violation, then membership will be
denied. If the Board cannot come to a decision, then they will meet with the candidate. If the Board still
cannot come to a decision, the application for membership will be processed under normal procedures.
(This action is discouraged since the candidate cannot attend the meeting to dispute the charge).
Prior to a vote, prospective members must appear in at least two announcements to all current members
a minimum of three weeks apart.
The meeting reminder (sent as a mass fax) is used to announce the exact date on which a vote will be
taken. At this monthly meeting, a formal proposal for membership is made, and the attending members
vote to accept or reject the candidate. That vote is final.
If the candidate does not decide immediately to join, the committee follows up (mail/phone/visits) to
answer questions and "sell" TDMAW. About twenty (20) new shops join each year.
Once the prospect pays the annual dues, the accredited representative is invited to attend an upcoming
monthly meeting to receive their membership plaque. This committee also follows up on annual dues
renewals each year. In March, non-renewing members are called by committee members for a personal
invitation to rejoin.