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Inviting someone to join the Order

An important role for members is to grow our organization by nominating worthy individuals for membership. Nomination for membership in the Order recognizes and celebrates achievements in the community, whether large or small. Membership is an honour that will only be awarded to people who deserve it; they should be people who have changed things for the better.

If you know someone who demonstrates these accomplishments, please consider proposing them for membership of the Order by filling in this on-line form. (You can also download a copy). (If possible we prefer to receive nominations electronically.)

Nominating more than one person is entirely acceptable, as is nominating family members.

If your nomination is approved, the Order will write to your nominee advising them of their nomination and invited them to join. It is usually beneficial if you talk to your nominee first and tell them about the Order, so that they know what to expect and agree to being nominated. You can use our calling card and/or our mini brochure to help brief your nominee. We will aim to keep you informed about the progress of your nomination(s).

Want to join the Order yourself?

We also accept petitions from individuals who do not have a nominator. Please fill in this on-line form if you wish to join the Order and do not have a nominator. (You will need a copy of your CV to complete the application.) You can also download a petitions form

New members normally join at Officer grade. Officers pay an annual subscription, currently set at £40. There is also a one-off passage fee of £50. Applicants should note that the names of candidates are gazetted (published) on this website here. This is in order for existing members to make any comments, which will be received in confidence, on the suitability of any candidate.