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Membership Procedures

What Do the Numbers Mean?
Membership ID cards, renewal notices, and publication labels provide valuable information:

(I.D. Number) 3461
Nancy Smith
19 Pine Street
Reston, VA 20191-1590

Memberships are processed on a daily basis.

NOTE: Customer ID is the same as your Member ID.

New Members
New memberships begin the date that payment is processed in the system and expires the following year on the last day of the previous month. Members receive 12 months of membership benefits. A typical new member record will look like this:

Example  
Join Date:   September 13, 2010
First Issue:    November JOURNAL
Expiration: End of August
Last Issue: July/August NAEA NEWS

Renewing Members
When renewals are received on or before the expiration date, membership is extended one year from the original expiration date. A typical renewing member record will look like this:

Example  
Expiration: September
Renewal Payment Received: August
New Expiration Date:

September

Lapsed Memberships
Lapsed members receive no benefits but they do retain their Membership ID number and maintain their initial join date if they renew. Maintaining an initial join date is important for members to receive benefits that relate to longevity of membership. Lapsed memberships cannot be made retroactive.

For more information, call toll-free at 800-299-8321 or email members@arteducators.org

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