Payment of Annual Dues
The applicable annual dues, except those included with new membership applications, must be paid prior to or at the Annual Membership Conference, or at such schedule as the Board may determine. New members should submit the applicable annual dues amount to the Membership Committee chairperson along with the completed membership applications. Existing members shall be notified at least 60 days in advance of the Annual Membership Conference that dues should be paid by the first day of the Annual Membership Conference, and that dues should be sent to the address indicated on the notification. The period covered by the due’s payment shall run until the start of the Annual Membership Conference.
In other words, dues paid on any date during a given year shall run until the start of the Annual Membership Conference of the following year. This only applies to the first year’s dues. From that point forward, annual membership fees are due before the start of the annual conference.