APAS' membership consists of Rural Municipalities that have chosen to join on behalf of their ratepayers. There are two types of APAS memberships: Transitional and Full Membership.
Transitional membership provides RM's with an opportunity to participate in APAS on a year-long trial basis for a reduced rate. Ratepayers within a transitional RM have full access to APAS Member Benefits, and through their appointed representative can bring forward their views and opinions in order to influence policy development. Although Transitional Members have equal voice in APAS policy discussions, they are not able to vote.
Our hope is that after one year as a transitional RM, Council will see value in joining forces with other RMs on behalf of their farmers and ranchers and will decide to become a Full Member. Full APAS members can vote on APAS policy and bylaws, participate in democratic processes, and positively influence the direction of agricultural policies and programs in Saskatchewan.
Full Members elect an APAS Representative from among their ratepayers to represent their RM and report back on APAS activities. APAS Representatives represent the RM's farmers and ranchers and exercise their right to vote on APAS policy, participate in democratic processes, review and amend bylaws, and positively influence the direction of agricultural policies and programs in Saskatchewan.
Ratepayers in APAS member RMs have full access to APAS Member Benefits. Full membership fees for RM's are set at the lower of ½ mill of agricultural assessment or $0.06 per acre. APAS membership fees have never increased in the history of the organization.
Contact the APAS offfice for more information or to arrange an RM presentation.
306-789-7774 or firstname.lastname@example.org