Lets look at this fairly and ask GPAA to define it? Family members have rights but what about those that contribute below the age of 18? A lot of families have kids that are working and despite our US laws for voting rights might we consider those that are contributing to the organization? Lets think about all the young people that built this country with their parents and spending their days in the mines at ages much lower then 18?
I am not the only person that has worked since the age of eight doing manual labor, nor lied about my age to get my first real job, I was paying taxes before I was legal to work.
I should also say I have no skin in the job so it does not effect me, but I can see that rights should be extended if not currently available to the younger members of our organization that are contributing.
If this is not clear it should be voted upon by the GPAA Officers and made clear. I would also ask GPAA to publish this Bylaw so all members can read it fairly.
Can we decide what Contributing is outside of membership fees, I don't know, but I have known many a 17year old soldier that joined the Military?
How many people do we have as active members under the age of 18 that have bought a membership?
This is not a argument to be taken lightly, and this is one we need to take up to avoid litigation.