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Dues Increase

To strengthen and expand the programs ASMC provides, **effective 1 January 2017* annual membership dues will increase from $26 to $40 and three-year membership dues will increase from $75 to $114.* Many members have already taken advantage of this window to renew at the current rates before dues increase on January 1, 2017, and we want to make sure that with the holiday season approaching, if you intended to renew, you don’t miss out!

To renew your membership now, please visit www.asmconline.org/membership/renew.

If you recently joined ASMC or renewed your membership (for one or three years), your dues will not increase until your membership “paid thru” date. *However, from now through the end of 31 December 2016, current members (as of 5 October 2016) may elect to purchase (at the current dues rate) a “one time” renewal of membership (for either one or three years), thus extending your membership paid thru date for 12 or 36 months.* Prior to 1 January 2017, “non-members” of ASMC may join our Society for one or three years at current fees. Even with this increase in annual dues, ASMC will continue to have the lowest membership fees among professional associations that provide training, education, and certification programs.

Membership dues are a vital source of funding our operations toward achieving our strategic goals and initiatives. After careful consideration, the ASMC National Executive Committee (NEC) approved a recommendation from the Executive Director to increase membership dues as a means of maintaining our high-quality offerings, delivering important benefits, and supporting our strategic initiatives. This decision to ask for your additional support was carefully weighed and is a critical step in the growth of ASMC. Factors considered by the NEC included comparison of membership dues in other professional associations; the current costs of seminars, conferences, and individual college or university courses; and the timing and amount of past increases in membership dues.

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