Membership

Dear Colleague,

It has reached the time of year to renew your WCSMA membership! We encourage all music administrators to forward/copy this letter to any new music teachers in their district. We look forward to many new and active members this year! In addition, please provide me the mailing addresses of any music teachers that may have retired from your district in the past recent years. I will send the retirees a hard copy of this letter and a membership registration form.

WCSMA will ONLY be using the resources of Solochair.com to register its members (*only Retired members will receive a registration form if needed). By registering electronically, your membership information can be quickly and accurately entered.

Additionally, you will have the ability to change your information as needed at any time. However, all members will still need to send the fee (check) and a printed copy of the completed membership form through the postal mailing system.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL MEMBERS (EVEN THOSE MEMBERS WHO ARE PAID FOR BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT) REGISTER FOR MEMBERSHIP VIA THE SOLOCHAIR.COM WEBSITE. ANY MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION NOT COMPLETED THROUGH SOLOCHAIR.COM WILL NOT BE VALID AND THEREFORE NOT INCLUDED IN THE 2017 – 2018 ONLINE WCSMA DIRECTORY.

WCSMA requests that all contact information (home address, home phone, home e-mail, school address, school phone, school email) be submitted. If any member feels uncomfortable with any part of their contact information being made publicly available in a membership directory, he/ she can adjust the visibility settings through the solochair.com account once logged in. However, ALL CONTACT INFORMATION IS NEEDED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT PURPOSES ONLY
(festival mailings, etc.). WCSMA promises confidentiality with any and all contact information of the membership on solochair.com.

Please read the instructions below to accurately enter your information. Those of you who used Solochair.com last year to register already have an account. All you will need to do is to verify your information and check the appropriate boxes to activate your 2017 – 2018 WCSMA membership.

PLEASE DELETE ANY OLD SOLOCHAIR.COM ACCOUNTS THAT YOU NO LONGER USE. HAVING MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS DISTRACTS FROM THE INTEGRITY OF OUR MEMBERSHIP DATABASE.

Your continued membership will help perpetuate WCSMA as a strong and vital force in music education throughout Westchester County and the State of New York.

Dues for the 2017 – 2018 school year will remain at $50.00 for regular members and $30.00 for retirees. However, those who renew their membership prior to the October 31st, 2017 deadline will pay a discounted membership of $40.00 for regular members and $25.00 for retirees. Dues for new members will be $40.00 for the entire year.

If you do not have an account at Solochair.com, you can easily create your own account by using the “Create a new teacher account” link at Solochair.com.

Directions for Electronic Registration

 

1. Log on to Solochair.com. Current users should use the same email address and password that you used last year. If you have
forgotten your information, there is a link on the Solochair.com site that will send you your information.
2. Once logged on, go to the ‘Edit account info’ link. Verify that your information is correct.
3. There is new information to enter at the bottom of the page. Please carefully review and check the appropriate boxes to indicate your teaching areas for WCSMA purposes.
4. When you have finished verifying and updating this page, click the submit button at the bottom of the page. At the next prompt, click the return to ‘My Account’ page.
5. On the ‘My Account’ page, click the ‘Print Your Membership Invoice’ link on the left side of the page.
6. Print the invoice page and complete the bottom section of the page indicating your membership status (new, renewal, retired). At the bottom of the page, indicate the method of payment for your membership. Mail your membership invoice form as soon as possible.

Special note for those teachers who plan to have their school district pay for their membership: Please mail me one copy of your invoice as soon as possible. Submit a separate copy of your invoice page to your district for processing. Include the purchase order number with your registration form by October 31st, 2017 to qualify for the discount.

 

Thank you for your support. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and rewarding school year!

Sincerely,
Caitlin Corvini – WCSMA Membership

 

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