Associate members benefit from membership without making any commitment to participate directly in WAOE's activities or coordination. For example, they may subscribe to WAOE-Views , the primary communication discussion list for WAOE. Associate members may also participate in WAOE special events, or join special project discussion groups.
Associate members DO NOT exercise a formal or deliberative voice in WAOE's decision-making processes. These members are not counted as "members" during elections or in meeting quorums.