2015 SNAME Renewal Notices Going Electronic
This October, be sure to check your email Inbox for your 2015 SNAME Dues Renewal Notice. Starting this year, SNAME will be sending out its dues bills solely by electronic means. This change is being accompanied by an improved online platform for renewals and upgrades.
The shift to electronic delivery and renewal will benefit the Society and our members in several ways:
First, we will save $25,000 per year, which is the cost of production, printing and postage for the print version of the renewal packets. These savings will allow us to better allocate our resources to areas that more directly benefit our members.
Also, by eliminating the use of paper renewal packets to our 6,500 members, we are continuing SNAME’s effort to reduce our organization’s carbon footprint.
Finally, our new online platform for renewals and membership upgrades contains updated features that will improve the member experience:
Members will have the ability to enroll in our automatic renewal program, which will deduct their membership dues automatically each fall, saving you time and effort;
The platform will allow members to designate a person within their organization to be copied on the invoice. This feature is convenient for members who wish to have the invoice sent directly to their personal assistants or accounting department for payment;
In addition to their local Section, members will be able to select other Sections to follow. This will be helpful for members who spend significant time in multiple locales, and would like to be kept informed of news and events in several Sections;
Associate Members wishing to upgrade to the grade of Member will experience a much more user-friendly platform and application process.
We are excited to move forward with this upgraded platform, and are confident that it is a step forward for SNAME and its members.