Emeritus is not a membership category that an applicant can apply for. It is a category that current OTA members may transition to at retirement or when reaching the age of 68 years old. OTA Membership for at least 3 years is required before one can transition to Emeritus membership. Emeritus members do not pay dues. Emeritus members receive all member benefits; aside from the paper mailed JOT and voting privileges. Emeritus members may purchase a JOT mailed subscription at the discounted OTA member rate. Per the bylaws; a member must state in writing to the OTA BOD the intent to transition to Emeritus membership. Email you letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the OTA office at: OTA 9400 Higgins Rd. Suite 305 Rosemont, IL 60018.