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Restructuring Proposal Outline


I. Membership Categories

A. Professional Member - $110

B. Organizational Membership - $500

  • Organizational CEO is the actual member with one vote
  • Includes 5 copies of Contemporary Rehab and the Journal of
  • Rehabilitation mailed to the CEO address
  • Includes member rates for 5 CEO identified employees to conferences and publications.

C.Student - $20 (Pilot program ends 12/31/00)


II. Member Benefits

  • Comprehensive Journal to include all disciplines, Divisions. (Does not preclude Divisions from publishing their own journal)
  • Comprehensive Contemporary Rehab, including information from all Divisions which becomes a work management magazine.
  • Divisions may have their own newsletters published through national, or may publish themselves.
  • Divisions are internal entities governed by elected Planning Councils.
  • Can be added or disbanded at any time based on interest.
  • National, State and Regional Training Conferences to include tracks for all Divisions.


III. Supporting Categories

A.Individual - $75
  • Friends of NRA, Family/Consumers, Retirees
  • Receives Contemporary Rehab, Member rate on conferences, 15% discount on Journal subscription if requested, no vote or ability to hold office.

B.Institutional - $1,500

  • Advertising Discounts, Access to mailing list, exhibit space, member rates on conferences, serve on Advisory Council, no vote or ability to hold office.


IV. Divisions & Regions

  • All current Divisions will have the opportunity to make the transition to Specific Practice Groups
  • Division dues will be $25 for professional members, $5 for students


  • Region Structures will be left as it is currently. (7 regions)


V. Dues and Resource Allocation

  • National collects $110
  • Divisions will cost $25 each, $5 for students.
  • 20% of total collected is refunded to the States
  • States to allocate the monies pertaining to the Divisions toward the operations of State Divisions (to be determined based on consultation w/ states and National Divisions)
  • States to fund Regional Board rep however the Region decides is fair so to do. ie: per member reimbursement, percentage of dues collected, etc.
  • Any resources that are transferred from the Divisions after the restructure will be used as seed money for affiliated Division
  • National will support baseline Division member service expenses such as newsletters, billing, member directories, inclusion in Comprehensive Journal and Contemporary Rehab.
  • Division dues will be placed into a budget line item for Division member service operations.
  • Any additional monies raised by the individual Division will be placed in their cost centers for exclusive use by them in adding member benefits.
  • To cover specific program costs, Divisions will submit an annual budget to the National Board, through their Planning Councils, for incorporation into the National Budget.


VI. Structuring Needs

  • Will need National Code of Ethics
  • National Practice Standards
  • Ethics Committee
  • Diversity Committee
  • Board to consist of 4 elected officers, 7 Regional Reps, 9 Division Reps with three years to gain active membership of 500 or more to retain a seat, and 3 Board Members At Large. Elected Division chairs to serve as an advisory council to the Board with designated meeting time set with the Board.
  • Regional Reps are funded through the states
  • Publications committee


VII. Implementation

  • Estimated to be a minimum of a three-year transition process.
  • Communicate with Divisions to ascertain their current obligations for future events. All current obligations will be honored.
  • Communicate with Divisions to request that all current liabilities be paid, with the remainder of resources to be distributed amongst their current members as decided by their membership.
  • If any resources were to be transferred from the members into Divisions, those resources would serve as seed money for the earmarked Division operations.
  • Offer assistance to Divisions in their transition.


This page was last updated on 6/21/2000