Membership

The following memberships are available to those individuals who wish to join the FEBT. Members in good standing holding any of these types of memberships are eligible to vote in elections of directors under provisions established by the FEBT Nominations and Elections Policy. (All dues are in US Dollars.)

  • Regular Membership – Annual Dues: $35.00 ($40.00 for non-US residents.)
    Regular members receive all of the benefits described above.
  • Family Membership – Annual Dues: $45.00 ($50.00 for non-US residents.)
    Family members receive the benefits of Regular Membership PLUS reduced member rates for spouses and dependent children at FEBT-sponsored fee events.
  • Sustaining Membership – Annual Dues: $100.00 (Of this amount $55.00 represents a tax-deductible donation to the FEBT.)
    Sustaining members provide additional financial support for the operations of the FEBT. They receive the benefits of Family Membership plus the tax deduction for the additional dues amount.
  • Associate Membership – Annual Dues: $150.00 (Of this amount $105.00 represents a tax-deductible donation to the FEBT.)
    Associate members provide significant additional financial support for the operations of the FEBT. They receive benefits of Family Membership PLUS annual recognition in Timber Transfer magazine and/or the FEBT annual report. They also receive the tax deduction for the additional dues amount.
  • Life Membership – One-Time Payment: $1000.00 (Note that no part of this payment qualifies as a tax-deductible donation to the FEBT.)
    Life members receive the benefits of Family Membership during the member’s lifetime.
  • Student/Senior Membership – Annual dues: $30.00 ($35.00 for non-US residents.)
    Full-time students between the ages of 14 and 21 and persons 65 years of age or older may receive the benefits of Regular Membership at a special reduced rate. However, you must be 18 years old or older to join a restoration crew.

Other Memberships

The following memberships are available to corporate, government, institutional, non-profit and other non-individual entities. The corporate bylaws of the Friends of the East Broad Top, Inc. specify that these members are not eligible to vote in elections of directors.

  • Commercial/Institutional Memberships – Annual dues: $100.00
    Businesses and other organizations who share our goals and interests provide significant additional financial support for the operations of the FEBT as commercial/institutional members; they receive all issues of Timber Transfer and FEBT newsletters published during the twelve-month membership period PLUS annual recognition in Timber Transfer and/or FEBT annual report.
  • Reciprocal Membership
    Historical organizations, museums, and other organizations who share our goals and interests may receive the benefits of Commercial/Institutional Membership on an exchange basis as reciprocal members. No payment is required but applications for reciprocal membership must be formally approved by the board of directors of the FEBT.

Membership Year

The membership year for all members is determined by the calendar quarter in which initial dues payments were received. These memberships extend through the end of the same calendar quarter of the following year as the quarter in which the initial dues were paid. That is, the membership year of a member who joins the FEBT in January, February, or March will end on March 31 of the following year; the membership year of a member who joins in April, May, or June will end on June 30 of the following year; the membership year of a member who joins in July, August, or September will end on September 30 of the following year; and the membership year of a member who joins in October, November, or December will end on December 31 of the following year. Continuously renewed memberships will maintain this pattern.

Membership Year and FEBT Publications

Regardless of when a FEBT member’s membership year starts and ends, he or she will receive all issues of Timber Transfer, all FEBT newsletters, and any other mailings issued during the twelve-month period of membership.

Complimentary Mailings

Individuals and organizations who receive FEBT publications and other mailings on a complimentary basis are not members of the FEBT, and do not qualify for any membership-based privileges. Organizations with whom cooperative promotion agreements are in effect receive FEBT publications and other mailings on a complimentary basis but do not qualify for any membership-based privileges.

Privacy

Your privacy is very important to the FEBT Membership Office. We have described the information we collect, what we do with that information, and the choices you have to access, control and correct your information in our Privacy Notice, effective May 25, 2018.

Surcharge for Foreign Members

To help defray costs of postage, members with mailing addresses outside the United States holding Regular, Family, or Student/Senior pay an addition $5.00 over the regular domestic annual membership rates. Thus for these members, the effective annual dues for Regular, Family, and Student/Senior Membership are respectively $40.00, $50.00, and $35.00.

More Information

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