CEMA Members, who have been paying dues for the 6 months prior to retirement have the option to join the Retiree Chapter. All members of the retiree Chapter may participate in all committees as described in Article 8, Section 3. Committees. In addition, Retiree Chapter members may participate in political actions community/charitable events, membership drives, and organizing new units. Retiree Chapter members can represent CEMA onSBLC and SBLC affiliated organizations like CARA and Forum. Retiree Chapter Members will have access to the CEMA Website, union discounts and benefits, use of office space (as available), and time/resources of designated staff on their respective committees. Annual dues will be determined in January of each year by the Executive Board.