According to the Association's bylaws, membership eligibility is as follows:
Bylaw 4.02 Eligibility of Membership – All persons 18 years of age and over permanently residing upon St. Joseph Island or in the Townships of Johnson, Laird, MacDonald, Meredith, Aberdeen Additional, Plummer Additional, Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional and in the Town of Bruce Mines shall be eligible for membership in the Association. A person shall not be considered a permanent resident within the meaning of this paragraph until after at least one (1) year’s continuous primary residence in the areas described. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no person is eligible to be a member of the Association if he/she is an employee of Sault Area Hospitals or its successor or an employee of the Matthews Memorial Hospital Association or any medical practitioner or his/her immediate family.
Bylaw 4.04 Membership Dues – Each member shall pay to the Treasurer of the Association dues in the sum of one dollar ($1.00) on or before the annual meeting each year to be considered a member in good standing of the Association.