It has reached the time of year to renew your WCSMA membership! We look forward to many new and active members this year! In addition, please forward this message to any new music colleagues in your district, and please provide me with the email and mailing addresses of any music teachers that may have recently retired from your district.
Below are some important notes regarding membership for this school year:
1. Dues for active/new members will remain at $40.00. Membership dues for retirees will
remain at $25.00. Payment may be made via personal check or through a school purchase order. Payments should be made to WCSMA.
2. You are able to pay for your membership dues through PayPal if you choose. Due to the electronic fees required by PayPal, the membership fee via PayPal will be in the amount of $42.00 for active/new members and $27.00 for retired members. PayPal payments will be done directly through the WCSMA website.
3. Once again, Solochair will be used solely for registering your students for auditions and festivals. You will find a link to a Google Form in this letter where you can register your membership. The information you provide will generate our membership directory.
4. All membership dues will need to be completed on or before the WCSMA Open House, which will be held on October 3, 2019. You must be a registered WCSMA member in order to send your students to auditions and for your students to participate in our various festivals. If you register after October 3, 2019, the fee will be $50.00 for active/new members and $35.00 for retirees if paid by personal check, with an additional $2 surcharge if you pay via PayPal.
More information on Google Form Registration:
WCSMA will be using Google Forms to register members again this year. 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) through the postal mailing system. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL MEMBERS REGISTER FOR MEMBERSHIP VIA THE GOOGLE FORM. ANY MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION NOT COMPLETED THROUGH THE GOOGLE FORM WILL NOT BE VALID, AND THEREFORE NOT INCLUDED IN THE 2019– 2020 ONLINE WCSMA DIRECTORY (this means you must complete the google form to receive WCSMA emails).
WCSMA requests that all contact information (home address, home phone, home email, 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, please make a note in the google form. 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 via the Google Form.
WCSMA will only be using Solochair to organize and register students for festivals. Therefore, it is important that your current information is still updated in Solochair. PLEASE DELETE ANY OLD SOLOCHAIR.COM ACCOUNTS THAT YOU NO LONGER USE. HAVING MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS DISTRACTS FROM THE INTEGRITY OF OUR MEMBERSHIP DATABASE.
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 (ALL MEMBERS MUST COMPLETE)
Please click here to access the Google Form.
Directions for paying via PayPal
Those of you planning to pay your fee via PayPal will follow the prompts on the WCSMA website, http://wcsma.org/membership/. The PayPal prompt can be found on the right-hand side of the page.
*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 3, 2019.
In addition to renewing your membership, please make sure your school email address has been updated in the Google Form and on Solochair. If you need assistance renewing your 2019-2020 WCSMA membership, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and rewarding school year!
Thomas (TJ) Bastone
WCSMA Membership Chairperson, 2019-20 email@example.com
255 Union Ave
Harrison, NY 10528