Membership is effective from August 15th through August 14th of the next year. Membership renewal begins on August 1st and continues until August 14th every year.
If you have not renewed your membership by August 14th, your membership will expire and you will no longer have access to the member only areas of the website (family directory, calendar, community features, message boards, etc.). If you are a fairly new member, who joined late in the school year in the spring or summer, you still need to renew your membership by August 14th for the new school year.
In the past membership has been effective from August 31st through September 1st. In an effort to help those who process renewals and administrate the website we are changing the membership dates effective for the 2013-2014 school year and beyond. Late August, early September is a busy time of year for homeschooling moms as they are getting ready to begin their new school year at home with their students. Our group volunteers need to turn their attention to responsibilities at home at this time; therefore, we want to complete the membership renewal process by mid August. All current memberships from the 2012-2013 school year will not officially expire until August 31, 2013, but we ask that you honor the new posted renewal dates and send in your membership dues no later than August 14th.
Thank you for your cooperation!
To renew your membership follow these steps:
1. Check your profile to make sure that all your contact information is correct. If there have been any changes to your phone numbers, address, etc. please make the appropriate changes. Simply log-on and click on your name that appears on the upper right hand corner tab. This will bring you directly to your profile page. Click "Edit Profile", change any information that is no longer correct, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Update". To change your email address follow the former directions, except once you get to your profile page and click "Edit Profile", you must click "Manage User Credentials" at the upper left side of the page. Make desired edits to your email address, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Update".
2. Return any overdue library materials to either the librarian Kristin Ebersole, firstname.lastname@example.org or the host of our monthly meetings, Londie Grothjan, email@example.com. Memberships will not be renewed until all overdue library items have been returned. See Library Guidelines
for complete details.
3. Mail your $21 renewal payment to our Membership Coordinator, Mary Ellen Siegler, between the dates of August 1st and August 14th.
If you are renewing after January 1st the membership fee is $15 and $5 after May 1st. Please make your checks payable to NSHSSG (our former name) and NOT NSCH until further notice.
Contact Mary Ellen Siegler for her mailing address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were a member in the past year, who wants to renew your membership but missed the renewal deadline date of August 14th, you must complete step two listed above first. Once your payment is received and your membership is renewed your access to the website will be restored, enabling you to then go into your profile and update your contact information.
If you have had a membership in NSCH (formerly North Shore Homeschool Support Group/NSHSSG) in the past, that has been expired for an extended period of time, and would like to rejoin, please do not use the Membership Request button, but instead, contact the Membership Coordinator (listed above).