Jeanine Swick, ICG Treasurer
This page describes the information I need from your new Chapter or SIG.
If you or the person who will be handling the membership have any questions don't hesitate to ask
for help. It takes a bit of work to get a new Chapter or SIG up and running. Referring to the
ICG Standing Rules
ICG membership dues are only collected from a member's Primary Chapter. No dues are required from a member's Secondary Chapers or SIGs.
By cheque. If you are paying by cheque, make it payable to "ICG" and send it to
ICG Treasurer c/o Jeanine Swick 113 Townsend Harbor Rd Lunenburg, MA 01462-1818Please include a list of names covered by the payment with the check.
By PayPal. If you are paying by PayPal, please make the payment as a cash transfer or service to avoid the ICG being charged processing fees by PayPal. Make the payment to
Payeee: International Costumers' Guild Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease list the names covered by the payment in the comment box.
Your Chapter or SIG will send an initial membership report, an annual membership report, and a monthly membership update to me as ICG Treasurer.
There are 3 sheets in the file.
Last update: last time dues were paid or any information change was made in mm/yy format. Important: when sending monthly membership updates, please highlighted changed rows with a colored background to make them easier to locate.
Chapter (Primary): primary chapter of membership.
Multi-primary: other chapters members may belong to (see below).
Paid thru: when membership expires This will be the last day of the month that payment is received by the ICG Treasurer. Example: Dues paid in Sept for new members will have the expiration date of Sept 30th of the following year. This applies to any month dues are paid for new members. There is a 3 month grace period on expired memberships to retain the same expiration date. Members expired for more than 3 months will receive a new expiration date based on the month dues are paid.
Newsletter Format: either "E-mail" or "USPS." The International Costumer newsletter is published bi-monthly as a full-color digital edition. The current issue is available to all members on the ICG website. Instructions for accessing the current issue are sent to all members who provide their email addresses. Members can also request a black-and white printed edition by specifying "USPS" in this field. Back issues are available to everyone on the ICG website.
Last Name: member's family name
First name: member's surname
MH name: other member(s) in household - must all reside at the same physical address.
Address: street address of residence.
City: city of residence.
State: state or province of residence.
Zip: postal code of residence (for U.S., please use ZIP+4 whenever possible; enter as '00000-' or '00000-0000' to avoid spreadsheet formatting issues).
Country: country of residence.
Phone: telephone number (optional); (please format as (AAA) 000-0000 for U.S. or Canadian numbers, or +CC for country code followed by area code and telephone number for other countries).
E-mail: member email address (official notifications of meethings and notifications of new newsletters are only sent by email).
Chapter Officers: officer role(s) in primary chapter (e.g. Pres, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, BoD rep, Alt BoD Rep)*If you a have membership in multiple chapters, one must be listed as your primary membership chapter. Your membership(s) in any other (non-primary) chapter(s) will expire in the same month as your primary membership. There is frequently confusion about this. All household members must reside at the same address as the Head of Household. Full details can be found on the ICG website: http://www.costume.org/documents/StandingRules.htm
Annual membership reports are due no later than January 7th of each year. Email them to email@example.com. Be sure to identify your chapter or SIG. Attach a spreadsheet with your complete membership list. Here is an example.
Subject: Annual membership report Membership list attached Jane Smith Treasurer, AAAACG (or officer sending report)
Monthly membership reports are due no later than the 7th of each month. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identfy your chapter or SIG. It nothing has changed, just state no membership changes at this time. Here is an example.
Subject: Monthly membership report No Changes- AAAACG Jane Smith Treasurer, AAAACG (or officer sending report)
If members have renewed, new members have joined, or officers have changed, include a membership spreadet with the changes.
Subject: Monthly membership report 20 members renewed, check mailed, membership list attached, mailed check. Jane Smith Treasurer, AAAACG (or officer sending report)
Please don't hesitate to ask questions when needed, either by sending me email at email@example.com, or by having your Chapter or non-voting SIG representative post to the ICG-BOD Yahoo! group. Your Chapter or SIG Treasurer is also welcome to join the ICG-FINANCE Yahoo! group for advice on finance-related issues.
To join one of these lists, go to the main page of the Yahoo group and select "Ask to Join Group" at the upper right side of the page. Be sure to state your role in your Chapter or SIG. Only ICG officers, Chapter representatives, non-voting SIG representatives, and ICG committee chairs can join the ICG-BOD group, and only ICG Finance Committee members and Chapter or SIG Treasurers can join the ICG-FINANCE group.
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