Our industry is once again experiencing a downturn; and AAPG is aware that many of our members have been negatively impacted by low oil prices. Now more than ever it is important to maintain networking connections by maintaining your membership, and AAPG’s graduated dues structure may help you stay connected.
Qualifying members can save up to 75 percent on basic-full member dues. If your annual personal gross income is between $25,000 and $50,000, you qualify for 50-percent savings ($52.50 annual dues). If your annual PGI is less than $25,000, you qualify for 75-percent savings ($26.25 annual dues).
Delinquent members who need to renew dues for the current 2015-16 fiscal year can make the change online as they remit payment. Current paid members who qualify can utilize the same opportunity (change online) when we begin our annual billing for fiscal year 2016-17.
Unlike other organizations that tie annual dues to World Bank categories, AAPG dues are based on the individual member’s ability to pay.
Our purpose in creating this dues program was to ensure no geoscientist would be denied participation because of a financial situation. With the graduated dues program, those who are currently unemployed and/or seeking employment have the opportunity to maintain their membership with a maximum discount up to 75 percent.
As a cost savings measure to the organization, publication options reflect the level of dues paid; however, all paid members continuously receive access to the EXPLORER and BULLETIN, and more importantly, all other member benefits (networking, our online career center, member discounts, etc.)
While members must qualify for the reduced dues, no proof is required of any member’s PGI; this system is honor-based and defined by our standards of professional conduct.
Members must qualify and request lower dues annually; verification of income level is required by electronic signature for online payments, and/or by initialing special dues billing form.
Additionally, AAPG offers Emeritus membership, which not only saves (voting) Members 50 percent on annual dues (including certification dues), they also receive 50-percent savings on AAPG’s annual ACE and ICE meeting registrations for both themselves and their spouse/guest’s registration.
Members must be 65 years of age, and have a minimum of 30 years cumulative membership. In accordance with our bylaws, qualifying members must request this classification change.
Please contact us to verify your eligibility and take advantage of this premium Member benefit.
Our staff is available to assist with any questions you may have; please contact our Member Care representatives at (800) 364-2274 or (918) 584-2555.