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You can join or renew online with your credit/debit card or with Paypal at:

www.ngsjoin.com

If you prefer, you can join or renew by post.  Follow the links below to download a printable form in PDF or Word format.  You can pay by credit / debit card or by (in pounds sterling) cheque, banker's draft, money order or postal order - post the completed form to the address shown thereon.

Download and print a Word format application/renewal form

Download and print a PDF format application/renewal form

Renewals operate on the anniversary system and normally fall due twelve or thirty-six months from the date of joining. Membership is not transferable and moneys are not refundable. Your subscription expires at the end of the month stated on your membership card.

As an 'aide memoire' your renewal date is shown on each journal address sheet.  A renewal form will be sent with the Journal when your subscription is due. Either renew with the form or via the website at www.ngsjoin.com. If required, the downloadable application/renewal form (see above) may be used.

Existing members can still notify the Membership Secretary of address changes.

 

1 Year

3 Years

Subscription *

£16.00

£46.00

Additional costs

Joining Fee (first year of membership only)**
(UK £5, Europe £8, Rest of World £12)

£5.00/
£8.00/
£12.00

£5.00/
£8.00/
£12.00

Family Membership (if required) -
(per family, not per person)

£2.00

£6.00

Ringbinder for handbook (if required) *

£4.00

£4.00

Overseas Postage
Contribution**

Europe (including Republic of Ireland)

£8.00

£24.00

Other Countries (Airmail)

£10.00

£30.00

Late Renewal
Fee***

Late Renewal Fee (optional – see below)***
(UK £1.50, Europe £2.50, Rest of World £3.50)

£1.50/
£2.50/
£3.50

£1.50/
£2.50/
£3.50



…………***LATE RENEWAL FEE (UK £1.50, Eur £2.50, RoW £3.50) (w.e.f. Journal 2/13)
If you are late sending in your membership renewal and miss the bulk distribution process of the next journal (see 'Journal Dates'), the Society incurs extra expense because of the difference in cost between sending you your copy by ordinary mail and what it normally costs to send it under the distribution contract. With the cost of reminders added in, it was calculated that the annual cost incurred in servicing late renewers was approaching £1,000 and rising.
The Committee therefore agreed to the re-introduction of a Late Renewal Fee. This is due in respect of any renewal which misses the next journal distribution process as outlined above. However, in order to avoid administration difficulties, the difference this time is that the fee will be optional, but, if not paid, will result in the reduction by one month of the member’s next membership period.
The fee (£1.50 for UK members, £2.50 for those in Europe and £3.50 for those in all other countries) was introduced with effect from the distribution of Journal 2/13. If you require further clarification of the foregoing, please contact the Membership Secretary. In the meantime, if your renewal is submitted promptly, you will not be affected, so don’t delay!

LATE RENEWALS and BACK JOURNALS
If you renew having missed one, or maximum two, journals, you will receive a copy of each with your new card, and your membership period will be backdated in accordance with the above Late Renewal Fee payment condition.  However, if you have missed more than two issues, only the most recent journal will be sent with your new card and your next renewal date will be set accordingly, again having regard to whether or not the Late Renewal Fee has been paid.  For details of how to obtain copies of back journals, see here.

*INCREASES w.e.f. END 2012
We managed to hold our Subscription at a constant level for eight years, but we regret that with effect from 1/1/2013 it became necessary to increase it by £1 p.a. to £16 (3 years £46), and also to increase the charge for the optional Handbook Ringbinder to £4.

**OVERSEAS MEMBERS’ POSTAGE CONTRIBUTIONS
With effect from 1st August 2011, the contribution required from overseas members towards postage costs increased as follows:

Europe (including Republic of Ireland) £8 p.a.; Rest of the World £10 p.a.

These charges were last increased by the Society in 2000. The increases in postage rates since then mean that we can no longer absorb the widening difference between members’ contributions and actual costs.

From the same date, the one-off joining fee (previously £5 for all applicants) remained at £5 for UK residents, but became £8 for new applicants resident in Europe, and £12 for those living anywhere in the rest of the world. This was necessary, not only for the reasons stated above, but also in respect of additional costs due to the increased size and weight of the Society Handbook which forms part of the New Member’s Pack.