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Joining the Order

Inviting someone to join the Order

An important role for members is to grow our organization by nominating worthy individuals for membership. Nomination for membership in the Order recognizes and celebrates achievements in the community, whether large or small. Membership is an honour that will only be awarded to people who deserve it; they should be people who have changed things for the better.

If you know someone who demonstrates these accomplishments, please consider proposing them for membership of the Order by completing and returning this nomination form. (If possible we prefer to receive nominations electronically.)

Nominating more than one person is entirely acceptable, as is nominating family members. We also accept petitions from individuals who do not have nominees.

If your nomination is approved, the Order will write to your nominee advising them of their nomination and invited them to join. It is usually beneficial if you talk to your nominee first and tell them about the Order, so that they know what to expect and agree to being nominated. You can use our calling card and/or our mini brochure to help brief your nominee. We will aim to keep you informed about the progress of your nomination(s).

New members normally join at Officer grade. Officers pay an annual subscription, currently set at £40.