The following was written by the Guild of One-Name Studies:
The Guild of One-Name Studies is increasing its subscription rate to £15.00 with effect from the 1st November 2009. This is the first increase in the Guild’s subscription rate for twelve years. A subscription is payable on joining, and then annually on 1st November each year. Applications processed before the 1st August will be deemed to be for that year, and another subscription will be due on the next 1st November. Members joining before 1st August will receive a Welcome Pack containing the latest Register and the Journal back numbers for that year.
However, anyone wishing to join the Guild after 31st July will not be required to pay their next subscription until 1st November of the following year. They will receive a Welcome Pack containing the latest Register, but not the Journal back numbers. Join now and receive up to 15 months membership of the Guild of One-Name Studies.
The Guild is the premier organisation for one-namers, and joining the Guild will enable anyone with an interest in one-name studies to benefit from the experience, expertise, and friendship of many like-minded people.
If you register your name or names of interest, you will further benefit from the publicity they will gain from being in the Register of One-Name Studies, both in its printed form (in libraries and record offices) and in its online searchable form on the guild website – www.one-name.org.
In addition, there are a large number of benefits and services which the Guild provides to its members, not the least of which is the help and encouragement given by fellow Guild members, and the opportunity to learn from others engaged in this specialist field of genealogy.
Click on Find out more about us! on the Guild home page [at http://www.one-name.org] and you will find answers to a number of questions, including “Why should I join the Guild?” and “Membership benefits”
Cliff Kemball, the Guild’s Treasurer, said today, “The increase in the Guild’s subscription was unavoidable due to recent and continuing rising costs. Without an increase in the Guild’s subscription fee the Guild would incur increasing deficits at a time when it aims to increase its activities, provide more services to the public and develop additional benefits for our members. The Guild continues to provide excellent value for money.”