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Membership Renewal Instructions For Chapter Officers

A. Renewal Process Steps:

Early September - Review your Chapter Roster and send renewal notices.

1. Regular/Commercial/Corporate/Sustaining/Sponsoring/Student members:

Via e-mail: Send Membership Renewal Form/E-Mail as an attachment, with a note providing your address where payment should be sent. This may be done as a group email to save time.

Via Mail: Place a chapter label on a return envelope. Place member label and Chapter label on the Membership Renewal Form/Mail. Place both in larger envelope and mail out. You may wish to mail these along with your newsletter.

Note: New Members who join after April 1 receive membership that extends through the following year.

2. Associate members:

Send the Associate Membership Renewal Form as above. Associate members have an "A" next to their name on your Chapter roster. One must first be a chapter member in a regular, corporate etc. category before one may become an Associate of another chapter.

3. Life members:

Life members do not receive renewal notices. Life member chapter dues are paid annually to your chapter for the members that joined after July 1st 1984. Members may change chapters unless they are life members prior to July 1984.

Early October - Send October Renewal Reminder as above.

Early November- Call members who have not renewed. Sometimes this gentle nudge is all that is needed.

December 1st - Deadline to ensure inclusion on the Winter Journal mailing list. Renewals received after December 1st may not receive the Winter Journal. Anyone who missed the deadline may still read the Winter Journal online or purchase it for $10.00 (US & Canada) and $25.00 (foreign).

Roster Renewal Form - (sample form) As you receive your renewals, check them off on this form. Your customized Chapter Roster Renewal form will provided via email from OARS. Changes may be noted on Roster Changes form. Please email these to me as you receive them, so that the database remains current. You may send your check at a later date when you have received the majority of your renewals.

B. Membership Categories and Dues:

Category ARS Office Chapter Credit Total Dues
Regular (R)
(One or two people in same household.)
$30.00 $10.00 $40.00
Commercial / Corporate (C) $80.00 $10.00 $90.00
Sustaining (Su) $63.00 $12.00 $75.00
Sponsoring (Sp) $136.00 $14.00 $150.00
Student (St) $5.00 $5.00 $10.00
Associate (A) $0.00 $10.00 $10.00
Life, single (LS) $1000
chapter credit: $10/year
Life, family (LF) $1500
chapter credit: $10/year
18/15 Month New Member $30.00 $10.00 $40.00