Members and Associate members utilizing the AAPG graduated dues structure will notice a change of benefits beginning July 1, focusing on individual capacities.
AAPG’s Graduated Dues Program is based on a member’s ability to pay, based on their personal gross income. Those earning less than $50,000 annually can save up to 75 percent each year.
Delivery of, and access to, publication options are based upon the level of dues paid. And effective July 1, the dues structure and respective publication access/options will be:
Level 1 – Full dues are $105 annually for those earning greater than $50,000.
There are no changes to Level 1; those paying $105 will continue to receive online access to the Bulletin, print copy of the Explorer and full access to the Bulletin archive.
Level 2 – Individuals who earn less than $50,000 but more than $25,000 would qualify for a 50-percent savings by requesting to pay “Reduced-Half” dues ($52.50).
Level 2 will continue to receive online access to the Bulletin and will have full access to the Bulletin archive, but will no longer receive a print copy of the Explorer.
Level 3 – Those earning less than $25,000 annually would qualify for a 75-percent savings by requesting to pay “Reduced-Quarter” dues ($26.25).
Level 3 will continue to have online access only to the Explorer and Bulletin, but will not have full access to the Bulletin archive; instead they will receive 24 months (rolling) access.
Proof of income is not required – this system is honor-based and defined by our code of ethics.
These changes are necessary for AAPG to remain compliant with accounting policies and principles mandated for us as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
In accordance with our bylaws, Emeritus members paying half dues will not be impacted by these changes, as their dues are reduced in recognition of their classification and are not income based.
All dues levels maintains the option of paying for print copies of either (or both) the Bulletin and Explorer – but only those paying at the level 1 or 2 rate will have full archive access.
AAPG is pleased to offer these cost-savings options, especially during this downturn, because this structure was created so that no geoscientist would be restricted from participating due to financial constraints.
Please remember our bylaws mandate annual dues must be reset to full value with each billing cycle; those qualifying must request the reduced dues each year.
If you have questions or need assistance with your dues, please contact our Customer Experience Team: (918) 584-2555, (800) 364-2274, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.