From the March 2016 newsletter
Membership fees of $36 are for the calendar year, January 1st through December 31st. Dues are payable in December for the following year. If dues are paid early (in November for the following year), you receive a $5 discount; you pay $31.
For new members, joining mid-year, the dues are pro-rated based on how many months are left in the year ($3 for each remaining month). For bookkeeping purposes, it is preferable for all dues to expire on December 31st each year.
If you are one of the few who paid for an entire year at a mid-year time, please pay your next dues to coincide with the Dec 31st end-of-year schedule. You will not pay double for the overlapping months.
If you are a current member and want to remain a member, the annual fee ($36.00) is due, even though you have been extended a grace period to pay during January or February. This allows you to attend meetings as a member rather than as a guest ($5 fee) and receive your newsletter uninterrupted. If you did not renew during December but took advantage of the grace period, the full annual dues are expected, not a pro-rated amount.
As of February 29th SDW/EG has 107 members.