Options available to become a TCMAS Member



Basic Member:

Free, signed up on TCMAS.org.


Full Member:

Free, access to the very popular Classified, Frag it Forward, the other Members Only Areas on our forum, and voting privileges. This takes many of the fears with Craigslist or Facebook away for buyers and sellers. Must attend a TCMAS meeting or event (excluding Expos) and the status lasts twelve months.


Paid Full Member:

Same as a Full Member however you do not have voting privileges and you opt to pay the membership dues instead of coming to a meeting. To pay click your "User Name" in the upper right corner, then "Account Upgrades" or by clicking here (if logged in).


Lifetime Member:

Reserved for those among us who've gone above and beyond, a club within itself you have access to the Lifetime Member forum. Those who host meetings in their homes, serve on committees, organize large scale group activities, or hold office on the Board of Directors are given this privilege. They no longer need to attend a meeting every 12 months to maintain an all access pass and voting privileges.


Classifieds access:

We decided to limit the classifieds access in the following manner, members, lifetime members and supporters will be able to view all classifieds sections and threads. In order to post in the classifieds section the posting parties will need to have a minimum of 50 posts on our forums. If new members are looking to purchase items from the classifieds section but have not reached the 50 post mark then they are more than welcome to send the selling party a PM regarding their interest.


Benefits of Membership / TCMAS Supporter:

Members, Lifetime Members, and TCMAS Supporters will have the following benefits:
• Participate in raffles and give-aways
• Free admission to workshops
• Certain additional options on the new forum which we will launch at the same time we implement the changes.
• A free entry in our “Yellow Pages” This is for members to advertise any non-reef related business or services that they offer.
• Access to the classifieds. You will be able to see the sales and contact the seller however, if you want to post a for sale/wanting to buy thread you need a minimum post count of 50.


Membership Bylaws

As stated in the Bylaws:For full details please visit: Bylaws
1.1 Becoming a MemberMembership is obtained by:
(a) Attending a Board of Directors approved, member hosted meeting (with an attendance limit of at least 15 guests, if any), business meeting, or speaker event but not including expos or workshops; and providing the information required on the sign in sheet (or electronic login if available); or
(b) Majority vote of the board of directors.

1.2 Lapse of Membership
A member must attend and provide the information required on the sign in sheet at 1 TCMAS sponsored event every 12 months or their membership is converted to Registered Forum User. This does not apply to a lifetime membership.
last updated 3/20/2019

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