Regular members from either ASTA or NSCS (but not both)
- - your membership is valid for the same period of time as was the case
before. If you were owed "9 months" of membership which
translates into 3 issues of the newsletter, then you are still owed 3
issues - your membership in ISCA has been accepted and is good through
9-30-01 and you'll receive 3 issues of the ISCA Journal.
Regular members with dual memberships (currently a member in
both organizations) - - your membership is additive. If you were
owed 6 months (2 issues) in one organization and were owed 9 months (3
issues) in the other organization, then you have been granted a membership
in the new organization that will net you a total of 5 issues - your
membership in ISCA is good for a total of 15 months and would be good
Life members from either ASTA or NSCS (but not both)
- - your membership in the new organization has been extended and you will
continue as a life member in ISCA.
Life member from one organization and a regular member in the
other organization - - your membership in the new organization
has been extended and you will continue as a life member in ISCA. No
refunds are being offered in this situation - we thank you for your
Life members with dual life memberships (currently a life
member in both organizations) - - your membership in the new
organization has been extended and you will continue as a life member in
ISCA. Refunds are being offered as follows: If your SECOND life membership
was paid within the past year (since January 1, 2000) and you
submit documentation of paying for the second life membership to the ISCA
VP Finance, you will receive a full refund of the second life membership
fee. If your second life membership was paid longer than one year ago,
but within the last three years (since January 1, 1998) and you
submit documentation of paying the second life membership to the ISCA VP
Finance, you will be entitled to a 50% refund of the second life
membership fee. If you were a life member in both organizations and you
are not entitled to a refund, we thank you for your support.
In the merger vote and in the formation of ISCA, it was decided that
the above liability was all that could be accepted by the new
organization. To do anything other that the above (there are ~ 70 people
with dual life memberships), would have been too much of a liability for
the new organization accept. The new organization was formed under this
premise - anything that would have increased this liability (including
refunds in the life/regular category above) would have jeopardized the
existence of the new organization.
WERE THE NEW ISCA MEMBERSHIP
The two membership databases (from ASTA & NSCS) were merged and
the lower member number from either organization was recorded
Then ISCA member numbers were assigned in the following sequence:
|Chairman, President & Executive Board members (in that order and then alphabetical based on last name)|
|Advisory Board members, other officers, etc. were grouped (and then in alphabetical order within each category)|
|Life members (by year that they first joined ASTA or NSCS whichever was first and then alphabetical). For example, a life member that joined in 1978 would have a lower number than a life member that originally joined in 1998.|
|Regular members with dues paid as of 2/3/01 (sorted first by year that they first joined ASTA or NSCS whichever was first and then alphabetical)|
|Prior members (by year that they first joined ASTA or NSCS whichever was first and then alphabetical).|
The above takes us up to member number 4,997. New members (anyone joining the organization after 2/3/01) will be assigned a new number starting at 5,001.
Note: if you were a current dues paying member and had a lower number in either ASTA or NSCS than the above would give you, then an effort was made for you to keep your previous lower number.
|WHAT IF I
HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE
If you have any questions about the above policy (that was approved
by the ASTA & NSCS Boards before the merger and the new ISCA
Board after the merger), or any other questions pertaining to
membership please send them directly to Craig Leighty, ISCA
President email - Craig.Leighty@gmail.com.