Application for Membership to PGOSA
There are different ways to get, or to renew your membership in PGOSA. In addtion to the PGOSA Membership Form, we have now implemented an ONLINE membership application process. Members and prospective members are invited to choose their preferred method. These methods are outlined below.
Please Note: Due to the RDN's restrictions at Oceanside Place, we are not able to have the PGOSA table at our usual spot. Check the calendar to see when and where you can obtain or renew your membership.
Not sure whether or not you already renewed? Misplaced your card? Email us to confirm your membership status and get a replacement card by email.
Membership Cost is determined by age group:
- Ages 55 - 79, the annual fee is $15
- For those reaching the age of 80, the annual fee is $10
- And upon reaching the age of 90, membership is complimentary
- After October 1 for those 55 - 89, the fee is $5 for the balance of the year.
- You can also purchase a PGOSA name badge for $10.45 or a magnetic PGOSA name badge for $12.50. Your badge will be mailed to you.
- Membership for the following year is available after November 1.
There are three ways to submit your application for membership:
Method 1: At the PGOSA Table: Using the PGOSA Membership Form: This is a fillable form. Once you download the form you can enter your information and then PRINT the resulting form. Please note that we require 1 form per person – not 1 form per couple. Bring the PRINTED and signed application with you to the PGOSA table. Check the Calendar for dates, times and location.
Method 2: Online: This involves using the NEW online membership form. This form will process all of your information, and take care your account automatically with payment via PayPal. In order to use this online form, it is NOT necessary to have a PayPal account. You can also order a personalized PGOSA name badge via this online form. It should be noted that PGOSA incurs extra administrative expense using PayPal; and this small cost is added to the fee levied for your online purchase(s). Online membership application available at this link: Online Form
Method 3: By Mail: Using the PGOSA Membership Form. This is a fillable form. Once you download the form you can enter your information and then PRINT the resulting form. The completed form can then be mailed to the membership committee. Please include the following: A cheque for the correct amount of membership and any badge option. You must include a stamped self addressed envelope in order to receive your PGOSA Membership card.
Mail your completed application to: PGOSA Membership Committee, P.O. Box 957, Parksville BC V9P 2G9.
Using Your Membership Card
You need to have your PGOSA membership card with you in order to participate in PGOSA activities as activity managers are required to check for bona fide membership. One must be a paid up member to participate in PGOSA activities. If you cannot prove your status as a member you may be precluded from participating in an Activity (which no one wants)
We are also growing our "Friends of PGOSA" list where discounts are given to PGOSA members in exchange for some free publicity via our website and newsletters. So, keep your card with you....using it, even once, at a "Friend" will likely pay for your annual fees by way of cash savings. If you know of a business that would like to join our Friends list please refer them by emailing Rob Jonas directly; it's a win/win!