News and Information
The Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, and contributions are tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law. Thank you for your interest!
You may use the online PayPal service to pay for Membership or to make a General or Special Donation. PayPal is a service providing electronic payment service via the Internet or via phone. You do not need a PayPal account to use this service. For more information about using PayPal, please click here.
To use PayPal to make a membership payment or donation, please click on the "Donate" button above. You will be taken to the PayPal payment processing web page where you will need to fill in a payment/donation amount. Membership levels are shown below please fill in the dollar amount corresponding to the level of membership you wish. Once you have specified the total dollar amount of your payment/donation, select your payment processing option "Donate with PayPal" to use your personal PayPal account, or "Donate with Debit or Credit Card."
You may include an additional donation with your membership payment just specify the total dollar amount. Then on the billing information page, click on "Add special instructions to the seller" link to open the comment box and include a comment as to the membership level you wish. If you are making a family membership payment please include all the names of persons you wish to appear on your membership, in the comment box.
Donations of any type are appreciated. On the PayPal payment processing web page, simply specify any dollar amount. Then on the billing information page, please specify the type of donation (i.e. "General", "In Memory of...", etc.) and any specific additional information you wish, using the "Add special instructions to the seller" comment box.
Youth/Student (under 18 years old) - free
Membership cost is free for youth (18 years old or younger), $10/year for an individual, $15/year for a family and $50/year for a corporate membership. Our membership cycle runs from October through September. If you join between April 1 and September 30, your membership will expire October 1 in your second year of membership.
Your membership includes a subscription to our bi-monthly newsletter (electronic only version for youth), published six times a year in the odd numbered months. Membership discounts are also offered on occasional canoe/kayak/boat trips and other outings/events.
All issues of our newsletter are available on the "Library/Newsletters" page of our website. You can increase your level of support by subscribing to email ONLY delivery of the newsletter. You will find more information about this option on the "Library/Newsletters" page.
The newsletter is issued approximately one to two weeks before our General Meeting, which is held on the fourth Tuesday of every odd numbered month, except July. Check out the "Meeting Info/Events" page for information on our upcoming meetings.
Please click here for our membership application. This form will open in a new window use your browser's "Print" feature to print it. If you would like to join and pay your membership online, please see the information above about using our PayPal service.
If you are renewing your memebrship, you may mail your payment to the address on the "Contact Info" page. If none of your membership/contact information has changed, you may just send us your payment. If you would like to change any information, you may print out our Membership Application or use the online PayPal payment form to update your information. You will also find a membership application on the back page of each of our newsletters.
If you would like to renew your memebrship online, please see the inforamtion below about using our PayPal service.
Once or twice a month we send out emails to our members with information that is timely, or items we believe will be of interest to you. We also include reminders for our upcoming public meetings. We respect your privacy and all emails are sent as "Blind Carbon Copies" so that no recipient is able to "see" any other recipient. You may opt out at any time by sending us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be included on our email mailing list, please provide a working email address on your application and check the appropriate box to be included.
Update Your Membership Information
You can use the form below to send us updates to your membership information. Please note that when you click on the "Submit" button, you will get a "Thank you..." pop-up message (if your browser supports "Java" functionality) to let you know that your information is being sent. You may then click on "Reset" to clear the form, or just select another web page.