Full membership shall entitle members to voting rights on regular payment of the annual membership fee. Those holding academic positions in teaching or research, or equivalent in status, shall be eligible to apply for membership of the Society. Application for membership thereafter must have the sponsorship of two full members of the Society. The Secretary-Treasurer shall review all application for membership and approve if the applicant is found illegible. The payment of membership annual dues shall be followed by the formal registration of a new member. The new member will thereafter be issued a membership Identity Card.