The Secretary is given the authority on behalf of the BOD to process new membership applications.  This involves:

Checking the person is a real person and has provided all required information. Legal name, mailing address and email.
Send new member notification of acceptance and welcome letter within 14 days of receiving application.
Add name to register and mailing list.

Membership applications received less than 30 days prior to the AGM will be processed within 30 days of the AGM.