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founder member

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfounder memberˌfounder ˈmember noun [countable] British English  START something/MAKE something STARTsomeone who has helped to establish a new organization, club etc and is one of its first members syn charter member American English
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founder memberHe is also a founder member and stage manager of the Calder Valley Junior theatre Society.He was also a founder member of Bill Bruford's Earthworks, which has recorded four albums to date.In 1884 he became a founder member of the Art Workers' Guild.He is a founder member of the Prison Reform Trust.He was a founder member of the Company of Master Mariners.He was a founder member of the Edinburgh Press Club, established more than 50 years ago.His work as a leading founder member was invaluable.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfounder memberˌfounder ˈmember British English, charter member American English a person, organization, or country that helped to establish a new organization, club etc and is one of its first membersTogether with the Ukraine and the USSR, Belorussia became a founder member of the United Nations in 1945. member
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