Back in June, the IASC Alumni Association began a push to become a full fledged organization. We sent out a call asking former students and current and former advisors to become part of this organization and make our dream become a reality. While we have received nearly two dozen membership forms to date, we realize that the current economy does not always allow for this type of discretionary spending. Further, our goal was to include as many people who wanted to be involved and not exclude those who did not currently have the time or money to give.
With that in mind we have decided to extend our Charter Membership campaign into the next year. That campaign will now run until May 31, 2011. The cost to join as a Charter Member remains $25. This price will increase after that date. We are still not sure exactly how much the rate will increase, but it would not be fair to those who signed up early to go back on our promise.
Benefits of Charter Membership
Listed as a Charter Member of the IASC Alumni Association
Small Token of Gratitude
More to come in the future...
Your membership fees will allow the alumni organization to start projects, initiatives, scholarships, and events to keep the IASC strong. The IASC Alumni Association will be using funds to start the IASC Alumni Association, to set up the organization as an official non-profit group, to help pay for the upkeep of the IASC archives, and the creation of a scholarship program for worthy high school students for workshops or college. At this stage we are attempting to do as much as we can for free to mitigate costs by using free communication avenues, and tap resources of those affiliated with the IASC in the past.
As previously noted in the initial post introducing the Charter Membership program there are a number of avenues in which someone may be a potential member of the IASC Alumni Association. Here is a list of ways to qualify as a potential member of the IASC Alumni Association:
- Former State Officers
- Former District Officers
- Former IASC Workshop Particpants
- Former IASC Summer Workshop Junior and Senior Staff
- Former Delegates and Honor Delegates to State Conventions
- Former National Conference Participants
- Former Region V/Lead Conference Participants
- Advisors (Past and Present)
As before, becoming a member is easy, just click here to download the membership form and send it in!
Don't wait until the last minute. Join now!