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Interested in Joining?

Membership in WVSAE is available in three categories, one for association executives, one for retired association executives and one for suppliers to the association industry. The specifics of each category are listed at the bottom of this page.

Society membership carries many benefits, including:

  • Statewide networking with other association professionals
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Monthly meetings and twice-yearly seminars
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Annual membership directory
  • Advertising opportunities
Membership Application

Membership Categories

All applicants for membership must be approved by the Board of Directors.

Regular membership shall be individual and limited to paid executive staff members who represent national, regional, state or local trade or professional associations of educational, philanthropic, technical or similar-type organizations, and chambers of commerce and membership controlled tourist and convention bureaus, who devote a substantial portion of their working time to association duties. Where there is no paid executive or staff, Regular membership may be extended to one volunteer representative of that business entity. (An unemployed regular member who is seeking employment in association management may continue to hold regular membership for one (1) additional year past the current membership year for which dues payment has been made.) Annual membership investment: $300 (includes registration for 8 monthly luncheons) or $150 (plus $25 for each monthly luncheon attended). The annual meeting is a separate fee.

Associate membership shall be limited to any firm, organization, or individual proprietorship engaged in providing product, equipment, services or attractions to the Regular membership. No business entity shall hold more than five (5) Associate memberships. Policies governing the participation of Associate Members in the West Virginia Society of Association Executives shall be determined by the Board of Directors. Annual membership investment: $400 (includes registration for 8 monthly luncheons) or $200 (plus $25 for each monthly luncheon attended). The annual meeting is a separate fee.

Retired membership is limited to someone who has been retired from full-time gainful employment in association management for a period of not more than twelve (12) months and who has been a member of this Society, or any other chapter of this Society, for five (5) cumulative years or more may, upon written application to and by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, be elected Retired member. Dues: $100 (plus $25 for each monthly luncheon attended). The annual meeting is a separate fee.

Lifetime membership is for someone who has retired from full-time gainful employment in association management and who has been a member of this Society for ten (10) years or more may, upon written application to and by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors be elected Life Member without further payment of dues. Dues: $0 (plus $25 for each monthly luncheon attended). The annual meeting is a separate fee.