A program for an eligible individual who gives a lifelong commitment to Paralyzed Veterans of America and plans to be active in contributing to the ongoing and new programs of the organization. Life membership is available to any individual who meets the eligibility requirements and who applies to a chapter for membership. There is no fee to join and no dues at any time. The life member receives all benefits according to the bylaws of the chapter joined and has equal voting rights with the other members. The life member is also entitled to: attend chapter meetings; receive a free subscription to PN; receive chapter publication; receive bulletins from the National Office; and hold office at the chapter and national levels. Please note that in order to hold office at the chapter or national level the life member must receive certification from PVA’s National Secretary.
A program for an individual who has a serious interest in Lone Star Paralyzed Veterans of America goals and programs as well as a desire to participate in them. While associate members can be helpful to the chapter, they cannot be permitted to vote, hold elected office, take over its leadership, change its direction, or in any way detract from the members’ prerogatives.