There is a person on the SRGC website who is interested in joining NARGS but wants to know the membership renewal schedule "so as to get a full year's membership". Someone answered that renewal is in early October. I don't remember the details of my own membership. Doesn't it just work on the basis of a full year's membership with the anniversary date a year past the sign-up date, rather than being pro-rated to October?
Tell them to email me with their name and I'll let Bobby Ward know that we're giving them a full membership for the Calendar year 2013, even if they send in their money now. And, of course, they'll get 4 'extra' months of membership as a premium! Thanks for letting me know.
Peter, I have done as you said in a private email to this lady (Chris Boulby). Thank you very much for your generosity!
I looked at the current NARGS.ORG web site, and it doesn't give any indication about the terms of membership and renewal sequence, so the question being asked by prospective members is a natural one. Perhaps this is something that can be made perfectly clear in the NARGS web site redesign. It might also be good to consider a sliding discount for 2 and 3-year memberships and renewals as encouragement to membership, versus the current whole multiplier method.
The membership runs for 12 months FROM WHEN YOU JOIN: January to January, February to February, September to September etc
BOBBY WARD's AUTHORITATIVE ANSWER is
NARGS memberships renew/expire at four times during the year: Jan. 1, April 1, July 1, and Oct. 1. When a new member joins or a member renews, the expiration date will be on of the four dates nearest the payment. Usually, for new members the date is set for the beginning of the current quarter and I send out the current issue of the Rock Garden Quarterly. Thus there are four renewal cycles a year.