Voting On Membership Applications
I was wondering how most departments go about selecting their members. My department votes on new members entering the department and when they complete their probationary period. Do any other volunteer departments not vote on their members? If so what process do they use. I am always concerned some people might not make it simply because some members do not like them. It is easy to see how the decision of the membership could end up violating civil rights and other anti discrimination laws. Since many departments receive tax dollars, they are more like a government agency then a private organization. I personally am uncomfortable voting on membership issues. I always vote yes....even if I do not like the person, unless there is some real reason to vote against them.
[This message has been edited by housesiren (edited 04-03-2001).]