New Year’s greetings from your friends at the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society. With the membership year starting on January 1st, 2023 we wanted to tell you about some of the initiatives your VAHS is undertaking to make your membership experience better for you, and better for your VAHS. All memberships will be based on the calendar year, January 1st – December 31st.
You may get a renewal notice in January, when you already have a 2023 expiration date.
You may pro-rate your renewal or you may give your balance to VAHS as a donation and pay the annual fee for 2023 to end on December 31, 2023. Please call the office, if you have any questions and we will be glad to help you. 540-376-3265.
We have simplified the number of membership categories to the following annual memberships (existing Lifetime memberships will be honored, but no longer available):
Basic membership: $39/year (a $1 reduction)
Student/Active Military membership (new): $29/year
Basic membership plus spouse: $69/year
Sustaining membership (includes spouse): $149/year
What does it mean to step up and be a Sustaining Member of the VAHS? It means that you identify with the VAHS mission of honoring and publicizing the people and the events of Virginia’s rich aviation history. It means you want to foster the development of Virginiabased civilian, military and general aviation activities and facilities, and the businesses and personnel who support them. It means you want to expose our young people to the abundant and exciting career opportunities in every facet of aviation, here in Virginia and worldwide.
And, for your VAHS, it means you’re willing to provide extra financial support so that we can expand our outreach in all these areas. It means that you understand that an expanded vision of the past and the future of aviation requires an expanded base of financial support from its supporters.
Now, your VAHS has another special request and opportunity for your consideration when you renew: auto-renewal by credit card. Auto-renewal enables VAHS to set up an annual charge to your credit card at the membership category you select. You will be notified in advance of the charge every year so that you may change your membership category or cancel auto-renew and revert to manual renewals.
And here’s a thought: give a gift of membership to a friend or colleague! Let them experience what you already know and love about this unique and historic organization: the bond of the love and enjoyment of Virginia aviation history in all its diverse forms.