CENTRAL OREGON MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION (COMGA)
STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
(This must be submitted each year that you are an Associate)
The intent of Associate Membership is to offer individuals the opportunity to continue involvement with the Central Oregon Master Gardener Association program when, for whatever reason, they are not able to fully participate and re-certify in the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener program.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS MAY NOT WEAR THEIR MASTER GARDENER BADGE, GIVE OUT GARDENING INFORMATION OR ANSWER CLIENT QUESTIONS.
Associates are encouraged to be active members of COMGA, attend General Meetings, summer picnics, the Holiday Luncheon and other social events. They will also receive email notices on activities and may volunteer their time to projects. They pay dues to COMGA and receive copies of the HoeDown and OMGA newsletters.
There is no minimum volunteer hour requirement for Associate Members.
Associate Members are encouraged to recertify. To recertify as an active Master Gardener, they should contact the OSU Extension Service Horticulture Agent.
COMGA ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:
I, , wish to be an Associate Member of COMGA.
I have read the limitations and terms of the Associate Membership and agree to adhere to the guidelines as outlined above.
I understand that although I am not a Recertified Master Gardener, I am a welcomed member of COMGA and am encouraged to participate in appropriate ways.