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* Eligibility to play in [[NSA]] or NASPA [[tournaments]]
* Eligibility to play in [[NSA]] or NASPA [[tournaments]]
* Subscription to a short monthly news bulletin in electronic form
* Subscription to the monthly [[NASPA Bulletin]] in electronic form
More benefits will be added as the NASPA [[Membership Committee]] prepares them.
More benefits will be added as the NASPA [[Membership Committee]] prepares them.

Revision as of 22:51, 10 April 2009

Membership in NASPA currently costs US$30 per year (regardless of residence: U.S., Canada or overseas), which may be paid in different ways:

  • by check (drawn on a U.S. bank) or money order, payable to NASPA, and sent with a completed membership application, sent to:
DALLAS TX  75225-7216 
  • online through PayPal.com, paid to accounts@scrabbleplayers.org (if you do not have a PayPal account, you will need to provide a major credit card and set up a PayPal account). You may fax your membership application to Chris Cree, +1 214 891 9370 (fax).
  • some Steering Committee members are willing to accept cash payments in person to forward on to NASPA
  • online payment through this web site using PayPal, eCheck or major credit cards will be available before July 1st, 2009

Memberships purchased on or before December 31, 2009 have an extended initial term: your membership will be valid from the receipt of your dues through December 31, 2010. After that, each membership term is up to one calendar year (from January 1 through December 31).

The main current benefits of membership are:

More benefits will be added as the NASPA Membership Committee prepares them.

In addition, players who join NASPA before July 1 will receive low-numbered membership numbers, a visible demonstration of their support for our nascent organization. Players who have a specific number that they want for their membership number may obtain it by paying a higher membership fee of US$50, provided the number is still available.

Effective July 1, 2009, players must be NASPA members to play in sanctioned tournaments. The cost and benefits of membership will be evaluated and may be changed at the end of 2009.

Members will be required to comply with a Code of Conduct, which is currently available for preview in draft form, and which will take effect on July 1st, 2009. Members who decide after reading the code of conduct that they will not be able to comply with its terms will have their membership fee refunded to them, if they apply in writing by July 31st, 2009.

Current Members

As of April 6, 2009, the NASPA membership database is now online, and may be used to verify a person’s membership status.

Membership Numbers

NASPA membership numbers consist of two letters followed by six digits, and are normally assigned in sequential order. Members may request larger numbers out of sequence by paying $50 rather than $30 for their membership.

Committee members pay the same fees as regular members, but are recognized with special membership numbers beginning with “CM”; regular members have numbers beginning with “AA”. Membership numbers CM000001–CM000016 are reserved for Steering Committee members.