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Membership

Membership into the organization is opened to anyone from the Bassa counties by virtue of birth, blood, marriage and declaration.Membership is obtained through local chapters of the National Association. Qualified applicants not in the region of a local chapter, can apply for membership to the nearest local chapter. The national constitution outlines the following conditions for membership

Age Qualification – Shall be 18 years old and above.

Meanings Of Birth, Blood, Marriage and Declaration

“a) By Birth – Any person or persons born in the areas of the Bassa Counties (Grand Bassa, River Cess, Margibi and Montserrado Counties) are eligible for membership. He/She shall have voting status and can hold any office.”

“b) By Blood – Any person or persons of Bassa descent (i.e., born of Bassa parents or parent are eligible for membership. He/She shall have voting status and can hold any office.”

“c) By Marriage – Membership shall be opened to spouses of members who meet the age requirement stated above. Any such person qualifying for membership by marriage shall have voting status and can hold any elected position except the office of president and chairman of the Board.”

“d) By Declaration – Membership shall be opened to all those who have some affiliation with the Bassa counties and are not qualified by conditions a, b, or c. They shall have voting status and can hold any elected position except the office of president and chairman of the Board.”

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