The Azalea Society welcomes membership by anyone interested in azaleas, from all cultures and disciplines. We invite those who wish to learn, and those who know and wish to share their knowledge. As described on our About Us page, the major benefit of membership is association with like-minded gardeners, along with a quarterly 24-page color journal The Azalean, and attendance at annual conventions and chapter meetings.
Membership is for a full calendar year starting on January 1st. Dues are not prorated; however, anyone joining after July 1st and before December 1st pays only ½ the annual rate for the remainder of the first year. If you join after December 1st, your membership will extend through the following year, and if the winter Azalean has not been mailed when you join, you will also receive that issue.
The below table for dues & donations provides for credit card payments using PayPal™. If you prefer to pay your dues by check, you may download the application form, fill it out, and mail it with your check payable to ASA in US dollars to:
Paul Beck, ASA Treasurer
2963 Fort Lee Street
Oak Hill VA 20171-1812
Notice: If you want to pay by credit card, but prefer not to use PayPal™ as described below, you may simply call the ASA Treasurer, Paul Beck, at (703) 860-5676, and he will take your credit card information over the phone.
NEW! Subscription option provides automatic membership renewal! Select Subscribe from the Action picklist, and when you are finished with the remaining selections, click the Subscribe PayPal™ button.
NEW! Update to membership rates, please read: Decreasing membership of the ASA over the last few years has put a squeeze on finances. To address some inequities in membership rates, at the 2016 annual Board of Directors (BOD) meeting in Williamsburg, VA, the following changes were approved:
- The extra year membership, if joining after May 1st, has been eliminated. In addition, missed issues of The Azalean will no longer be mailed to the new member. Instead, those who join after July 1st will pay only ½ the annual membership rate.
- Due to higher postage rates to Canada and Mexico, membership rate for those countries is raised to $45.00.
- Due to significantly higher postage rates to Europe and other overseas locations, membership rate for those countries is raised to $60.00.
- To lessen the impact for non-US members, the BOD approved an Azalean online only membership rate of $30.00. This rate provides all the benefits of membership, except no hardcopy Azalean will be mailed. Viewing The Azalean online requires that the member obtain a login to the Archives section of the ASA website.
To apply for membership (or renew an existing membership), and use your credit card or PayPal™ account, select the appropriate values in the table below, and click the "Add to Cart" button. After clicking the Add to Cart button, you will be transferred to the PayPal web site. If you are a PayPal member, checkout is easily accomplished by clicking the Checkout with PayPal button. If you are not a PayPal member, select the Check Out button at the bottom of the right hand side of the page. On the next page, select the "Pay with a debit or credit card, or PayPal credit" link at the bottom. You will need to provide your email, name and address, and phone number. This information is required to validate your credit card and is also forwarded to the ASA treasurer to validate/update your membership. You will not be spammed by PayPal by filling in this information.
The dues schedule is established by the Board of Directors of the Azalea Society of America. While dues may be changed at any time, Life memberships and annual dues paid in advance are honored even if the dues are increased.