Membership

Membership2018-08-24T22:36:07+00:00

Dear Colleagues,

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. Solochair will be used solely for registering your students for auditions and festivals.

2. New this year, we will be registering members via a WCSMA Google Registration Form. You will find the link to the membership registration form on the new WCSMA website under the membership tab. The link will be on the right-hand side of the page. The Google registration form is in addition to your Solochair account. The information you provide will generate our membership directory.

3. New this year, you will now be able to pay for your membership dues through PayPal if you choose. Due to the electronic fees required by PayPal, there will be a $2 surcharge should you decide to use this service. 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 new WCSMA website on the membership page.

4. For those members who choose to pay their membership dues by personal check or through a school purchase order, dues for active/new members will remain at $40.00. Membership dues for retirees will remain at $25.00.

5. All membership dues need to be completed on or before the WCSMA Open House which will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018. 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 11, 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.

6. 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 2018-2019 online WCSMA directory.

 

More information on Google Form Registration:

WCSMA will be using Google Forms to register members 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 their fee (check) and a printed copy of the completed membership form through the postal mailing system. You can print a copy of your responses from the Google confirmation email that you will receive. A small print icon is located at the top right of your screen directly above the timestamp.

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 contact Thomas Bastone (tbastone@ossiningufsd.org). However, ALL CONTACT INFORMATION IS NEEDED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT PURPOSES ONLY (festival mailings, etc.). WCSMA promises confidentiality with your information.

Since WCSMA will only be using Solochair to organize and register students for festivals, 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 follow the prompts on the WCSMA Google Registration Form located on the right-hand side of this page.

 

Directions for paying via PayPal

Those of you planning to pay your fee via PayPal please follow the prompts on the right-hand side of this 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 Thursday, October 11, 2018.

In addition to renewing your membership, please make sure your school email address has been updated on Solochair. If you need assistance renewing your 2018-2019 WCSMA membership, please email me at tbastone@ossiningufsd.org.

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

Sincerely,

Thomas (TJ) Bastone
WCSMA Membership Chairperson, 2018
tbastone@ossiningufsd.org

 

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