Dues are $35.00 for 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.
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.
Late Fee – as of FY2016-2017 the Board of Directors approved a late fee of $5 per month. In September 2017, the board voted to reduce the late fee burden from accruing monthly for each month late, to one fee of $5.
The late fee will begin to accrue immediately after the end of the July monthly meeting.
The Membership Chairman and the Treasurer are the only Guild Officers empowered to handle membership moneys.
Member Dues Payment Process –
The Membership Chair, currently Gene Torrey, will collect and record all dues payments.
Make a note in the NOTE field “Renewal 20nn – 20nn”
(“nn” should reflect the fiscal year being paid, e.g., 2018-2019).
Who to pay:
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.
You can hand delivery to Gene at the monthly meeting.
You can also snail mail your dues payment to HCWG c/o Gene Torrey, 12121 Flowing Water Trail, Clarksville, MD 21029.