Special Notice for FY2021-2022

The Board decided at its executive session that members current for FY2020-2021 would be carried over to FY2021-2022, with no further dues charge.  The caveat is that if Howard County raises the Bain Center meeting location rent, that we may need to bolster the bank account with some sort of dues assessment.

Suspended members must pay the reduced dues amount of $25 to reinstate their active membership for FY2021-2022.

New members will pay a prorated dues amount that includes the Covid discount of $10.  Please refer to the Prorated Dues Schedule.

Membership Status:

  • Emeritus – is an honorary title granted by the Board of Directors after nomination by the Recognition Committee.  Criteria for nomination are: a living member, with more than ten years in the HCWG, and who has distinguished themselves through their long term service to the guild or their community with no consideration or expectation of recognition or compensation.  Dues are waived in perpetuity.  The Emeritus member enjoys all of the membership benefits. The Emeritus member will be recognized by announcement at the next general membership event and by email to all.  The Emeritus member status will be noted on their membership card.
  • Active – a member whose dues are paid for the current fiscal.  A member whose volunteer status results in their dues being waived.
  • Suspended – a member who elects to suspend their membership, forfeit all membership benefits, avoid the late fee, and remain on our Suspended Email list to receive select email topics.  When they deactivate, they pay the then current fiscal year dues regardless of how many fiscal year may have elapsed.
  • Expired – e person who did not renew when the current fiscal ended.


Dues:  $35 Year

Dues are $35.00 for the fiscal year, which starts 1 July and runs through 30 June.

New Member dues are prorate discounted $3 per month from their effective start date in whole months through the end of the fiscal year.  See our schedule Fiscal Year Prorated Dues Schedule.

Renewing Members membership renewal begins during the May monthly meeting and is due by 30 June.  We allow a grace period to the first monthly meeting in July.

We make announcements by email and verbally at the meeting to remind members it’s time to renew.  This means it is important to keep your email address we have on file up to date.

Late Fee – as of FY2016-2017 the Board of Directors approved a one time per FY late fee of $5.  The late fee accrues after the first monthly meeting in July ends, giving members time to renew during the meeting. Waived for FY2020-2021 & FY2021-2022.

Member Dues Payment –

NOTICE: Members current in FY2020-2021 have been carried over to FY2021-2022 with no dues owed.  Please do not pay.  Please Contact Membership Chair to clarify if you have questions, or are not sure of your status.

The Membership Chair, currently Gene Torrey, will collect and record all dues payments.
It is unwise to give your dues payment to anyone else.  It is equally unwise to pay with cash to anyone.
If you do pay with cash, please only pay with cash to Gene Torrey.
The Membership Chairman and the Treasurer are the only Guild Officers empowered to handle membership moneys.

  • By Credit Card Online, see button below, or
  • By Personal Check
Since we are not meeting in person and our workshop is closed until further notice, we are not printing membership cards.  When we have made a decision on this point we will notify you.


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