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 full-color journal The Azalean, and attendance at annual conventions and chapter meetings.
To become a member, print this form (for AOL, set it to print at 75% first), fill it out, and mail it with your check payable to ASA in US dollars to:
Dan Krabill, ASA Treasurer
6009 Copely Lane
McLean VA 22101
You may instead use your credit card at PayPal to send your dues to PayTheASA@aol.com. You can open a secure PayPal account in minutes (when you do, please mention PayTheASA@aol.com as the person who referred you). You may also put your information into the e-mail that PayPal lets you send, to join without printing and mailing anything.
We publish your contact information in The Azalean journal and our membership Roster, both distributed only to our members. We may also publish your contact information in a password-protected online Roster available only to our members. If you check Private for your telephone number or e-mail address, we will use it only for official Azalea Society business and will not publish it anywhere.
name(s) and membership types
Our membership types are Individual for single individuals, Joint
for two persons living in the same household, and Organization for a business or other organization. Joint members need an ampersand (&) between your two names, such as Mr. & Mrs. John Smith, or Jill Smith & John Green. Organization members should put the company name on the first line, and may put a person's name on the next line.
Each type of member pays the same dues, receives one copy of The Azalean, one copy of the membership Roster, and is entitled to one vote for officers and other matters decided by vote of the membership.
Name(s) information is printed as the first line of your Roster information and mailing labels. You may also put other information to be printed as the second name line, such as your nursery name.
Complete these lines exactly as your mail is to be delivered:
- Street is printed after your name in your Roster information and on mailing labels;
- City, State (2 letter code) and Zip (full
5 digits, dash and 4 digits if known) is printed as the next
- Country (if other than US) is printed as the last address line.
Enter your area code and telephone number. It will appear in The Azalean and the member Roster unless you check the Private box.
Enter your complete e-mail address. It will appear in The Azalean and the member Roster unless you check the Private box. You may also enter your website URL, if any.
The dues amount includes both National membership and your membership in one chapter. Write in the name of the chapter you would like to join, which will put you on their mailing list for meeting notices and newletters. If you do not choose a chapter, we will list you as an At Large member.
Geographic Area Served
Maryland, east and south of Washington DC
Michigan, Indiana, Illinois
Rev John Drayton
Los Angeles CA
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Everywhere (no newsletter or local meetings)
As a National member, you may also become an associate member of other chapters, for small additional fees (typically $5) determined by and payable directly to the chapters. The list of chapters shows contact information for each of the chapters.
Membership is for a full calendar year starting on January 1. Dues are not prorated. Instead, anyone joining before May 1 receives all previous issues of The Azalean for the year, while anyone joining after May 1 receives another year of membership.
membership level, years and dues amount*
As shown in the table below, we offer several levels of membership (Regular, Contributing, Supporting, Endowment) to simplify your providing extra support to the Azalea Society.
Note that the Azalea Society of America is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and any amount above $25 for an annual membership is a charitable contribution under section 170 of the US Internal Revenue Code.
We also offer a $1 discount for each year paid in advance, up to $5 per year. That works well for you and for the Azalea Society because it reduces the cost of mailing notices and checks. Choose an entry from the appropriate table for the membership level, years and dues amount you would like. Each table includes the multi-year discounts.
Before you commit to a number of years, note that Individual and Joint members may become members for life for a single payment of $500 (or $800 overseas). This is a real bargain, since at current interest rates your membership will cost you as little as half of the regular annual dues amount.
domestic dues (US, Canada, Mexico)
overseas dues - includes airmail postage
* 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.