Active- active membership shall be available to Springfield, Missouri independent restaurants (i.e., restaurants which are either (i) not part of a "chain" of restaurants or (ii) part of a "chain" of restaurants which has six or fewer restaurants in the chain [define chain];

Section 2. Admission of Members- Applicants for membership shall be admitted upon a unanimous vote of the voting members, a full and accurate completion of a membership application, and payment of applicable dues.