The number of members at RCWA was limited beginning September 1st, 2017. A waiting list for new member applications was implemented at that time. The following are the RCWA processes for managing the RCWA membership process.
Active RCWA Members Annual Renewal Process
Annual RCWA membership renewals are mailed out in May of each year. Make sure you notify RCWA ( email@example.com ) if you have had a change of address otherwise you may not get your renewal notice. The annual RCWA membership dues renewal is currently $125. Annual membership renewal payments postmarked after June 30 will be considered delinquent and the member will be assessed a late fee of $50 - full payment of the late fee and annual dues must be postmarked prior to 1 August. Any renewal payments not paid in full by 1 August will result in the associated membership being terminated. If a previous member wishes to reinstate a terminated membership, the previous member will have to fill out a Prospective Member Application and wait for notification of an open membership. At that time the previous member will have to pay the current year's dues plus late fee for each year delinquent ( up to 2 years ) to renew a terminated RCWA membership.
RCWA Membership Application Process
All prospective new RCWA members (excluding the exceptions listed below) and any existing RCWA member who has failed to pay their dues by August 1st of the year due will be required to complete a Prospective Member Application (application and instructions at the bottom of this page) and will be placed on a waiting list for membership. Applications will be considered for RCWA membership in the order in which the Prospective Member Applications are received. Note: Applications from previous RCWA members who's membership has been terminated will be processed before applications for totally new prospective members.
The number of slots open for membership will depend on the number of existing RCWA members who fail to renew, which varies from year to year. Please do not call to inquire concerning the timing of consideration of your application.
Prospective RCWA members will be notified by mail when an opening for membership becomes available and they will have 30 days to submit a properly completed member application (included with the mail notification) along with proper payment. Applications not received within the 30 day period or incomplete applications will not be considered for membership and will be returned. Note: Proper payment for new prospective members is currently $600 which includes the first year dues. Proper payment for a previous RCWA member is the current year dues (currently $125 ) plus late fees for each year delinquent (up to two years).
Exception #1: Children of RCWA members may still join at any time by applying between their 18th and 19th birthday by completing the new member application, supplying the requested information on the application and paying the current year’s dues (currently $125).
Exception #2: The spouse of a member may still join at any time by completing a new member application, supplying the requested information on the application and paying current year’s dues (currently $125).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the spouse or child's application information.
PROSPECTIVE MEMBER APPLICATION
INSTRUCTIONS. Please read carefully. Click on the Prospective Member Application link below for a copy of the form. The Prospective Member Application must be completed in full before it will accepted. All questions on the application must be answered. If the item does not apply, please mark it N/A. Incomplete applications will not be returned. Completed Prospective Member Applications must be mailed to the address on the top of the form. DO NOT EMAIL THIS FORM. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION.