Members Please Note
C&NWHS Membership Dues Increase – Effective September 1, 2023
Pursuant with C&NWHS Bylaw: Article X, Section 1, Annual Dues; the Board of Directors has unanimously voted at the May 18, 2023 director’s meeting to increase the membership dues to the following levels – effective with dues paid online or postmarked on or after September 1, 2023.
$48 – Regular and Regular Family Membership for U.S., Canada and Mexico
$96 – Contributing and Contributing Family Membership for U.S., Canada and Mexico (includes free calendar)
$100 – International and International Family Membership (other than North America)
$400 – “400 Club” and “400 Club” Family Membership (includes free calendar and “400 Club” item)
$14 – New increased cover price per issue for North Western Lines
After review of our current production costs and distribution costs for NWL, it was deemed that our current membership fee structure does not cover our costs for the printing and release of the magazine to our members. Significant increases in printing costs (ink and paper) as well as continued increases in postage costs (with another postage increase going into effect next month) resulted in the need to increase the membership fees. The higher increase in International memberships are attributed mainly to postage expenses in both the U.S. and the appropriate foreign countries.
It is the position of the board that the Regular membership fees be sufficient to cover the NWL costs. All other additional fees collected from Contributing and “400 Club” members above the $48 level are allocated to manage the day-to-day operations of the society and archives, and should not be used to offset magazine expenses.