The Membership Committee is a standing committee. The purpose of the Membership Committee shall be to manage the recruitment and retention of members. The Committee shall review all applications to the Board for membership pursuant to Article II, Section 8 of the Bylaws. The Committee shall make recommendations to the Board regarding membership levels, qualifications and benefits. The Committee shall gather information to assist in membership recruitment. The Committee shall greet new members and mentor them regarding membership. The Committee shall be advisory only and shall not be authorized to act on behalf of the Board. The chair and members of this Committee shall be appointed by the Board with preference for recommendations of the Committee. The terms of the chair and members of this Committee shall be one year. The Board may reappoint the chair and members for additional terms.