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Explanation of Dues

National Membership Dues

National annual or national life dues are required to maintain active membership and receive access to member benefits and resources.

New Initiates

As a new member, you will pay certain national and chapter fees. The national portion, which starts at $65, pays for your pin, membership certificate and national membership dues. New initiate options include $65 for one year of membership, $90 for two years, $120 for three years or $430 for a lifetime membership.

Renewing Members

The national annual membership renewal fee is $35 and is required to be an active member and receive the full benefits of membership for one year. Discounted national rates are available if you opt to extend your active membership for multiple years—$60 for a two year membership and $90 for a three year membership.

Life Membership

A life membership option is available so you can enjoy the full benefits of active membership without ever having to renew your membership again. The national life membership fee is $400 for renewing members and the Society offers a senior life membership option to members age 60 and older for $300.

Chapter Fees

The annual national membership fee is separate from your local chapter fees. Chapter fees, which vary and go directly to the chapter, cover the cost of the initiation banquet or reception and other local events, programs and awards.

For more information about chapter fees, contact your local chapter.