Membership Type2018-06-18T17:56:03+00:00

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 7 monthly luncheons).

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 7 monthly luncheons).

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: $150 regular, $200 associate (includes registration for 7 monthly luncheons).

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 (monthly lunches are additional).