Everyone always ask, what is the quickest way to renew your membership? That is to do it early and either online or through the mail starting in September or October each fall. This will provide enough time to receive your renewal before the end of the year and avoid any interruption in your membership privileges.
Always check for Updated Forms Online: Unless you are using the most recent Newsletter or doing it online, always check the membership renewal webpage to confirm you are using the most up to date copy of the renewal form. Additionally, the membership renewal webpage also has a multi-member family form for download. Using and filling in all the information on the most up to date forms reduces the error in delaying your renewal being processed, when mailing in renewals.
Is renewing online faster than through the mail? The simple answer is YES. When you renew online it provides an instant receipt of your renewal and confirmation of payment and with this copy of the emailed receipt you can continue to use your prior year’s membership card during the first quarter of each year, 31st, of March. When mailing in your renewal through the US postal service, you need to wait for your renewal application to be received, processed and the new card mailed out to you. This takes weeks to receive your confirmation email, if you provided an email address, letting you know your membership was renewed, and then you still have to wait for the card in the mail. So, the online renewal process is technically vastly faster, as your emailed receipt is confirmation of your membership status providing you a same day temporary renewal until your new card comes in the mail. By sending in your renewal by US-mail, does take weeks longer to receive your renewal vs doing it online.
What is the Order of Processing Applications? Applications are processed in date order of receipt by the membership secretary. We process both online and mailed in applications in order by the date they are received by the membership secretary, not necessarily by post mark. Post marks are taken into consideration if we find that the Postal Service has severely delayed the delivery of an application. However, we work on both mailed-in and online renewals received by dates prior to moving on, unless there is an issue with your renewal application.
Confirmation of Membership are Only Emailed! The club does not require members to list or provide an email address, however please understand that we only confirm receipt of membership renewals by email once processed. Hence, once we have processed your renewal we email a confirmation to the email you provide on your renewal application and or already in our files, it takes about another 2 plus weeks to actually receive your new membership card in the mail. Hence by providing a current and correct email address on your renewal application, allows us to inform you when your renewal application has been processed and speeds up notification of possible issues delaying your application.