Membership

JOIN / RENEW / RATES / Change of address

Joining the Society

You can join or renew online with your bank card or with Paypal at: www.ngsjoin.com

If you prefer, you can join or renew by post.  Follow the links below to download a printable form in PDF or Word format.  You can pay by credit / debit card** or (in pounds sterling) by cheque, banker’s draft, money order or postal order – post the completed form to the address shown thereon.

**It is not recommended that letters or forms which include debit or credit card details should be sent by ordinary post. Should the envelope fall into the wrong hands, the card details could be utilised to make fraudulent purchases on the member’s account.

Download and print a Word format application/renewal form

Download and print a PDF format application/renewal form

Renewing your membership

‘Hard journal’ members’ membership numbers and renewal dates are shown on the front of journal address sheets, above the name and address, and a renewal form is printed on the reverse.  When membership becomes due for renewal, it can be effected either with the form or via the website at www.ngsjoin.com.  ‘E-journal’ members won’t receive the address sheets, but all members will receive a reminder if overdue, before the next journal is due for publication. If required, the downloadable application/renewal form (see above) may be used.

Renewals operate on the anniversary system and normally fall due twelve or thirty-six months from the date of joining. Membership is not transferable and moneys are not refundable. Your subscription expires at the end of the month stated on your membership card.

Subscription and charges

 1 Year3 Years
Subscription £16.00£46.00
   
Additional costs:
Joining Fee (first year of membership only)UK
Europe
Rest of World
£6.00
£10.00
£14.00
£6.00
£10.00
£14.00
Family Membership (if required) – (per family, not per person)All£2.00£6.00
Postage ContributionUK
Europe
Rest of World
£2.00
£9.00
£12.00
£6.00
£27.00
£36.00
Ringbinder for handbook (if required – new members only)All£5.00£5.00
Late Renewal Fee (optional – see below)UK
Europe
Rest of World
£2.00
£3.00
£4.00
£2.00
£3.00
£4.00

LATE RENEWAL FEE (UK £2.00, Eur £3.00, RoW £4.00)
If you are late sending in your membership renewal and miss the bulk distribution process of your next journal (see ‘Journal Dates‘), the Society incurs extra expense because of the difference in cost between sending you your copy by ordinary mail as opposed to our distribution contract with Royal Mail. With the cost of reminders added in, it was calculated that the annual cost incurred in servicing late renewers was approaching £1,000 and rising.
The Committee, therefore, agreed to the re-introduction of a Late Renewal Fee, with effect from the distribution of Journal 2/13 . It is due in respect of any renewal which misses the next journal distribution process as outlined above. However, in order to avoid administration difficulties, the difference this time is that the fee will be optional, but, if not paid, will result in the reduction by one month of the member’s next membership period.
If you require further clarification of the foregoing, please contact the Membership Secretary. In the meantime, if your renewal is submitted promptly, you will not be affected, so don’t delay!

LATE RENEWALS and BACK JOURNALS
If you renew having missed a journal, you will receive a copy with your new card, and your membership period will be backdated in accordance with the above Late Renewal Fee payment conditions.  However, if you have missed more than one issue, only the most recent journal will be sent with your new card (but see note * below) and your next renewal date will be set accordingly, again having regard to whether or not the Late Renewal Fee has been paid.  For details of how to obtain copies of back journals, see here.
(*For UK members only, up to two missed issues will be supplied.)

Change of address

Please contact the Membership Secretary. Please make sure you include your full details including:

Name
Membership number
New address and postcode
Telephone
Mobile
email
previous address
other information