Life Membership

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The Mid-South Sociological Association is pleased to introduce its “Life Membership” program. The Life Membership program is an extension of our continued efforts to further strengthen the financial health of MSSA by establishing and supporting a fund that provides fiscal organizational stability. Life Membership monies will be housed in an account separate from existing funds and invested in such a manner as only interest monies will be drawn from the account to support MSSA activities; except for financial exigency. Ultimately, becoming a Life Member is a means for you to demonstrate your appreciation of, commitment to and cement your legacy in MSSA while receiving numerous benefits.

Life Member Category

The life member is a member who has paid for a life membership in full or through the installment plan. All individuals granted Life Membership are guaranteed the full benefits thereof during their lifetime.

 

Life Memberships are not transferable to any other person(s). The sole proprietor(s) of a life membership does not have authorization to grant ownership of his/her said life membership to any other person(s). The Mid-South Sociological Association reserves the right to deny all requests to transfer ownership of any membership category

 

Tax Deductible Contribution

The life membership dues are 100% tax deductible. The Mid-South Sociological Association reserves the right to provide a receipt to the life member for the tax deductible contribution.

 

Installment Plan Policy

The life member agrees to, ideally, complete payment of their membership category within two years from the month of their initial payment. The Mid-South Sociological Association does not recognize one’s life membership status until all payments for the category being achieved is received. If payments discontinue prior to full payment and collection efforts fail, the life membership will be placed in a delinquent status and no benefits will be provided until full payment for the membership category is received.

 

Refunds

The Mid-South Sociological Association reserves the right to deny a refund for any membership category, including one’s discontinuance of payment of a membership category currently in progress.

Life Membership Categories

Platinum                       $2,500 and above

Gold                                 $2,000

Silver                                $1,500

Bronze                              $1,000

Benefits:

Receipt of a plaque and letter from the MSSA President recognizing your achievement

No yearly membership fee payment (You will need to pay yearly conference registration fee)

Reserved seating at the annual dinner/banquet

Special recognition in the annual printed program

Upon completion of payment, the opportunity to donate $200 of your total membership payment to a specific MSSA effort (e.g., MSSA General Fund; MSSA Minority Fund; Sponsored Undergraduates; and Stanford Lyman Scholarship Fund)

NON-LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Friend of MSSA               $500

Friend of MSSA is an entry level membership category that can lead into the life membership program.

Benefits:

Receipt of a plaque and letter from the MSSA President recognizing your achievement

Yearly membership fee of ½ for life

Upon completion of payment, the opportunity to donate $200 of your total membership payment to a specific MSSA effort (e.g., MSSA General Fund; MSSA Minority Fund; Sponsored Undergraduates; and Stanford Lyman Scholarship Fund)

If you would  like to begin payments, please use any of the following methods:
1. Send a paper check made out to MSSA to:
Dr. Shelly McGrath
MSSA Secretary-Treasurer
707 Bahia Lane
Bessemer, AL 35023

2. Pay electronically here: https://www.meetingsavvy.org/mssa/frmPatron.aspx and send an email to mssa.sec.treasurer@gmail.com to indicate that your donation is toward a lifetime membership.