The Membership Committee is a standing committee listed in the Society By-Laws. This committee shall assist the Board of Managers in determining the personal qualifications of applicants for membership. Its proceedings shall be secret and confidential. It shall make diligent inquiry as to the character and qualifications for membership of those whose names come before it and shall report in writing to each meeting of the Board its final action upon each such applicant. It shall assure that before any member is dropped solely for non-payment of dues, every effort has been made to contact such member personally and assure that it is his wish, or in fact, appropriate. It shall seek to devise and encourage plans and techniques for attracting new members.