charter member


Definition of charter member

: an original member of a group (such as a society or corporation)

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charter membership noun

Examples of charter member in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was 10 years after Pine Tree became a charter member. Washington Post, "Secret Annapolis area nudist club struggles with inclusivity," 1 Mar. 2020 Ed was a charter member and active parishioner of St. Peter Claver Church in West Hartford since 1969., "Edward D. Otto," 25 Sep. 2019 In 1963, the first charter members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were named in Canton, Ohio (they were enshrined when the Hall opened in September 1963)., "This day in history," 29 Jan. 2020 The franchise, a charter member of MLL, moved to the Dallas area before the 2018 season from Rochester, N.Y., and reached the league’s championship game in its first season in North Texas. Dallas News, "Dallas Rattlers lacrosse team to cease operations for 2020 season," 10 Feb. 2020 In 1985, he was named a charter member of the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Hall of Fame. John D'anna, azcentral, "Don Dedera, beloved Republic columnist, author and historic preservationist, dies at age 90," 3 Mar. 2020 Rotary Club supports community through volunteering The Summer Creek Rotary Club is still in it’s first year, which means those who join at this time can be considered charter members, said Deborah Rose-Miller, owner of Rose Realty. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Road projects, developments, volunteering discussed at Summer Creek BizCom," 12 Dec. 2019 Soon after moving to Orlando, Walter and Mary became charter members of Sky Lake Baptist Church., "Deaths in Central Florida: 9/22," 22 Sep. 2019 The group took its name from the 99 women who became charter members and used scholarships, education and financial support to promote female aviators. Erin Davis And Brandon Griggs, CNN, "Amelia Earhart broke aviation records and empowered generations of women pilots," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of charter member

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of charter member was circa 1909

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“Charter member.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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