MEMBERSHIP

How to Become a Member and Pay Dues

Anyone interested in any aspect of the study of copepods is eligible for membership in the World Association of Copepodologists (WAC). Applicants wishing to become new members need to fill out the application form and send it to the General Secretary via regular mail/email, and pay the annual dues two years in advance. The Executive Council will be notified for approval. You can download the application form here:

Download
Application for Membership
WACMembershipForm_2021.pdf
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Mail/email your completed application to the General Secretary:                     
Hans G. Dam
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Connecticut
Groton, CT 0630-6048
U.S.A.            
hans.dam@uconn.edu            

To pay the annual dues please use our PayPal online payment system (click on the donate button on the right column).

You can pay via credit card, debit card or your own PayPal account. For new members, the treasurer will notify the General Secretary for membership approval.


Or you can send a check in US $ to the Treasurer:
T. Chad Walter
Treasurer, WAC
Smithsonian Institution, Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road, MRC 534
Suitland, MD 20746
U.S.A.

Annual dues are as follows:
    1 - Students & Researchers from less economically developed countries US$20.00 *
    2 - Members US $35.00 **
    3 - Sponsors US $200.00 [or more] **
    4 - Life time members US $1,000.00 [or more] - one time payment **

 

* if a member or potential member cannot afford the $20.00 dues payment, he/she may request a waiver from the Executive Council (Art. 11 of the By-laws). Please contact the General Secretary to request a waiver.

** WAC is a recognized by the IRS as a 501.c3 non-profit organization in the U.S.A.

Why pay dues?

It is important that members of the WAC pay their annual dues. These dues are used for funding the activities of the Association. The roles of the Executive Council (Treasurer, Auditors, Webmaster) are all volunteer. Nevertheless, there are activities that require money. These activities include: providing seed funding for the tri-annual conference, assistance with conference fees for members in need, providing student travel, and funding special projects. Dues are payable by all members. Members who have difficulty paying dues may apply to the General Secretary for a waiver or reduction (Art. 11 of the By-laws). A new scale of dues was set by the Executive Council in March 2009.