I think all spouses of Dealers or members are allowed in free.I'm sure Jeff will clarify.
Correct. and I shall.
It is the official policy of the OVMS that spouses and minor children - offspring under the age of 18, not just the ones you view as expendable - are likely there against their will to varying degrees, and we facilitate this quasi-hostage situation by not requiring the victimized parties to be as official and badged-up as the rest of us.
This black-and-white television, 1950's worldview is something that really used to agitate my professional militaria dealer spousal unit, so she joined up and got her very own member badge, just to 'stick it to the man.'
Speaking of which, the club has in fact dipped a toe into the swirling currents of rapidly-evolving definitions that is modernity, in so much as the officers and employees will officially recognize any flavor of spouse you wish to present; a legal spouse of any gender, a girlfriend, boyfriend, significant other, etc. The only exception to this is the polyamorous relationship.. In the interest of clarity, I called Bill specifically check on this very point. You will be allowed to claim one (1) spousal unit only.
If it becomes apparent that the newly-enlightened status of the OVMS is being taken advantage of, and spousal requests appear to be disingenuous, actually sellers attempting to circumvent our new "dealers and helpers must be members" policy via a clever reach-around ploy, then we will of course re-evaluate this prior to that policy going into effect in 2017.
If anyone has any further questions on this particular bit of OVMS policy, please feel free to contact me directly via PM.
Thanks! We look forward to seeing you all at the show.