There are two ways to become a board member. The first is by joining the organization as a Sponsor member. These members pay an annual fee for a permanent seat on the board. Each Sponsor member must be approved by a unanimous board vote. The second way is to be voted to the board as a Principal member. The Board of Directors has two seats (filled on an annual basis; elections are held at the second annual meeting, usually in May or June) which are occupied by Principal members.