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'''Membership''' in [[NASPA]] currently costs US$30 per year (regardless of residence: U.S., Canada or overseas), which may be paid
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This page describes the various different kinds
in different ways:
+
of '''membership''' we offer in our [[NASPA|association]],
* by check (drawn on a U.S. bank) or money order, payable to NASPA, and sent with a completed [[Media:NASPA_Membership_Form.pdf|membership form]], sent to:
+
how to apply for them, and what their benefits are.
NASPA
 
3708 BRYN MAWR DR
 
DALLAS TX  75225-7216
 
USA
 
  
* online through [http://PayPal.com/| PayPal.com], paid to accounts@scrabbleplayers.org (if you do not have a PayPal account, you will need to provide a major credit card and set up a PayPal account)
+
Membership is a prerequisite for obtaining certification
* some [[Steering Committee]] members are willing to accept cash payments in person to forward on to NASPA
+
as a [[director]], obtaining sanction for a [[club]], serving on a NASPA committee, or playing in
* online payment through this web site using PayPal, eCheck or major credit cards will be available before July 1st, 2009
+
a [[tournament]].
  
Memberships purchased on or before December 31, 2009 have an extended initial term: your membership will be valid from the receipt of your dues through December 31, 2010.  After that, each membership term is up to one calendar year (from January 1 through December 31).
+
== Quick Links ==
  
 +
* [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/join.pl new member application]
 +
* [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/renew.pl renewal application]
 +
 +
== Benefits of Membership ==
 
The main current benefits of membership are:
 
The main current benefits of membership are:
  
* Eligibility to play in [[NSA]] or NASPA [[tournaments]]
+
* Eligibility to play in NASPA [[tournaments]]. These are rated, sanctioned SCRABBLE tournaments. NASPA is the only organization in North America licensed by Hasbro to use the registered name, “SCRABBLE”. These events are played with an accepted tournament word list with rules for both play and comportment and a system in place to ensure that these rules are adhered to.
* Subscription to a short monthly news bulletin in electronic form
+
* Eligibility to play in rated events overseas with additional privileges  offered under the auspices of [[International agreements]], including:
 +
** [[ABSP Agreement|Member discounts]] on tournament entry fees at events sanctioned by the Association of British Scrabble Players ([[ABSP]]).
 +
* Eligibility to run and vote for elected positions on some committees, including the [[Advisory Board]] and [[Canadian Committee]].
 +
* Eligibility to volunteer within the organization on some committees, including the [[Tournament Committee]] and [[Rules Committee]]  
 +
* Eligibility to apply for [[director certification]] and then run a sanctioned [[club]].
 +
* An official [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/mcard.pl membership card] that you can print through [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/mcard.pl Member Services].
 +
* Access to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl member-only services] including the [[NASPA Store]].
 +
* Sanctioned recognition of individual achievements and [[records]] in tournament and club play.
 +
* Coverage under NASPA's Liability Insurance Policy while participating in NASPA sanctioned activities.
 +
<br>
 +
 
  
 
More benefits will be added as the NASPA [[Membership Committee]] prepares them.
 
More benefits will be added as the NASPA [[Membership Committee]] prepares them.
  
In addition, players who join NASPA before July 1 will receive low-numbered membership
+
Please note: Members will be required to comply with a
numbers, a visible demonstration of their support for our nascent organization.
+
[[Code of Conduct]], which took effect on July 1, 2009. Also effective July 1, 2009, [[NSA]] membership is no longer accepted for tournament eligibility.
Players who have a specific number that they want for their membership number
 
may obtain it by paying a higher membership fee of US$50, provided the number
 
is still available.
 
  
Effective July 1, 2009, players must be NASPA members to play in sanctioned
+
== How to Join ==
tournaments.  The cost and benefits of membership will be evaluated and may
+
 
be changed at the end of 2009.
+
We currently offer several different kinds of membership,
 +
as listed below.
 +
Our current rates took effect on 2010-09-01.
 +
All prices are given in U.S.
 +
dollars, though there is a way for Canadian residents to
 +
pay in Canadian funds.
 +
 
 +
To apply for membership, please complete our  [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/join.pl online application]. You will be given a choice at the end of then paying online by Visa or MasterCard, or saving your information and mailing us a check.
 +
See also our page of general information on
 +
how to make [[Payment|payments]] to NASPA.
 +
 
 +
If you are a NASPA [[director]] with an upcoming [[tournament]], we will extend you temporary credit so that you can activate your players&rsquo; memberships as required before your tournament; you then pay for the memberships together with your tournament  participation fee.
 +
 
 +
=== Reciprocal Overseas Memberships ===
 +
 
 +
If you are an overseas resident and member of your own national association,
 +
please check our list of [[International agreements]] granting free reciprocal
 +
membership.
 +
 
 +
=== Regular Memberships ===
 +
 
 +
A regular membership lasts one year from the time of purchase and costs $30. (i.e. If you buy a membership on June 10 it lasts until June 10 of the following year.)
 +
If you pay for additional years of membership at the
 +
same time, up to a total of five years, the subsequent
 +
years cost $25 each.  So, for example, a five-year
 +
regular membership costs $130.  Membership begins at the time of purchase.
 +
 
 +
If you are joining NASPA for the first time (even if
 +
you were an [[NSA]] member), you can name the NASPA
 +
member who referred you to the association.  He/she will
 +
get a free month&rsquo;s membership, and receive other
 +
[[referral]] bonuses.
 +
 
 +
=== One-Week Memberships ===
 +
 
 +
If you play in only one tournament per year and are not
 +
interested in the other benefits of NASPA membership, you
 +
may prefer to pay $19 for a one-week membershipThis
 +
should be enough to play in a weekend tournament, including
 +
early bird and late bird events.  You may not extend this
 +
membership to any other sort of membership.  Please note:  If you buy this type of membership, the week begins at the time of purchase.  You cannot "save" the membership and use it at a future time.
 +
 
 +
=== Trial Memberships ===
 +
 
 +
First-time tournament players (those who do not have an NSA or NASPA
 +
tournament [[rating]]) are eligible to pay $15
 +
for a trial six-month membership.
 +
If you buy a trial membership, you have the option to extend it to a full membership by sending in an additional $15 at any time during the six-month trial period.  You may only buy a trial membership once.  Membership begins at the time of purchase.
 +
 
 +
=== Youth Memberships ===
 +
 
 +
Members who are not yet eighteen years old on the first
 +
day of their membership pay only $15 for a one-year membership.
 +
You may buy additional years of membership, up to a total
 +
of five, at this rate, as long as you will not yet be
 +
eighteen years old on the first day of each new membership
 +
year.  Membership begins at the time of purchase.
 +
 
 +
=== Vanity Memberships ===
 +
 
 +
Membership numbers are assigned consecutively.  If you want
 +
to choose a specific as yet unassigned number, you can pay
 +
$50 for a one-year vanity membership.
 +
 
 +
=== Life Memberships ===
 +
 
 +
Please consult the [[Life membership]] page for more information about
 +
this category of membership.
 +
 
 +
== How to Renew ==
 +
 
 +
The easiest way to renew a membership is using our [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/renew.pl online renewal tool].
 +
You&rsquo;ll need the [[NASPA ID]] of the member
 +
whose membership you want to renew. As usual, you
 +
can pay using any of several [[payment]] methods.
 +
In particular, if you sign onto your NASPA account
 +
as a [[director]], you can charge several renewals
 +
to your account before paying for them in one credit
 +
card transaction, saving yourself the effort of
 +
entering your billing information more than once.
 +
 
 +
If you have not renewed your SCRABBLE Association membership since 2009,
 +
please note that NASPA inherited the NSA’s licence and rating system but not
 +
its membership records, so you’ll have to join as a new member.
 +
 
 +
== Renewal Price Options for Adult Memberships ==
 +
 
 +
* The standard cost of an adult membership renewal is $30 US.
 +
* If you renew your membership at least one month in advance, you save $5 as the price drops to $25 US.
 +
* If you renew your membership for multiple years less than a month before it expires, the cost is $30 US + $25 US for each additional year.
 +
* If you renew your membership for multiple years at least a month before it expires, the cost is $25 US + $20 US for each additional year.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Note: If you allow your membership to expire, and then renew it, your new membership will begin from the time of purchase and last for a year.  If you renew before your membership expires, another year will be added to the expiration date.
 +
 
 +
Youth members pay only $15 per year until they turn 18,
 +
and are not eligible for further discounts.  For example,
 +
if a member pays for an early two-year renewal on his
 +
17th birthday, he pays $15 + $20 = $35.  Eligibility for
 +
the youth rate is based on the member&rsquo;s age at the
 +
start of each membership year.
 +
 
 +
If you do not have access to the Internet but want to
 +
renew your membership, please ask your nearest club or tournament director to process your renewal through the director section
 +
of our Member Services page.
  
 
== Current Members ==
 
== Current Members ==
  
A list of current members follows, and may be used by tournament directors to
+
The NASPA
determine membership status. At some time before July 1, this list will be
+
[{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/members.pl membership database]
replaced by a database with web access. &ldquo;$&rdquo; indicates that a player
+
has been online since April 6, 2009, and may be used to verify a person&rsquo;s membership status.
has mailed a check for membership fee, but the check has not yet been received.
+
 
 +
== Membership Numbers ==
 +
 
 +
NASPA membership numbers consist of AA followed by six digits,
 +
and are normally assigned in sequential order.
 +
Members may request larger numbers out of sequence by paying $50 rather
 +
than $30 for their membership.
 +
 
 +
[[Committee]] members pay the same fees as regular members, but are recognized
 +
with special membership numbers beginning with &ldquo;CM&rdquo;;
 +
regular members have numbers beginning with &ldquo;AA&rdquo;.
 +
Membership numbers
 +
CM000001&ndash;CM000016 are reserved for Steering Committee members.
 +
 
 +
Life members are assigned special membership numbers beginning with "LM" (unless they have requested to retain their previous membership numbers).
  
AA000001 Jane R. Williams
+
== Refund and Privacy Policies ==
AA000002 John D. Williams
 
AA000003 Sam Dick-Onuoha
 
AA000004 Carol Kaplan
 
AA000005 Dee Segrest
 
AA000006 Mike Early
 
AA000007 John Aitken
 
AA000008 Mark Kenas
 
AA000009 Bill Clark
 
AA000010 Marty Gabriel
 
AA000011 Sam Kantimathi
 
AA000012 Daiva Markelis
 
AA000013 Stan Miranda
 
AA000014 Case Mundy
 
AA000015 John Redding
 
AA000016 Taylor Stoy
 
AA000017 Kirsi Lindgren
 
AA000018 Thomas Tremont
 
AA000019 Kate Watson
 
AA000020 Linda Wancel
 
AA000021 Chris Williams
 
AA000022 Rebecca Lambert
 
AA000023 Scott Garner
 
AA000024 Becky Dyer
 
AA000025 Sue Gable
 
AA000026 Deborah Gaudier
 
AA000027 Paul Hagelstein
 
AA000028 Bennett Jacobstein
 
AA000029 Kathy Johnson
 
AA000030 Danny Kidd
 
AA000031 Cheryl Melvin
 
AA000032 Paul Mulik
 
AA000033 Sandy Nang
 
AA000034 Laura Scheimberg
 
AA000035 William Snoddy
 
AA000036 Marina A Villena
 
AA000037 Ed Horch
 
AA000038 Mary Ellen Weisskopf
 
AA000041 Amy Simms
 
AA000042 Stephane Clare
 
AA000043 Jane Whitmore
 
AA000044 Brad Mills
 
AA000045 Tracy Bowman
 
AA000046 Diane Firstman
 
AA000047 Mary Pastore
 
AA000048 M.W. Schroeder
 
AA000049 Martin Weisskopf
 
AA000050 Paul Avrin
 
AA000051 Robin Pollock Daniel
 
AA000052 Pat Hardwick
 
AA000053 Stefan Rau
 
AA000054 Terry Kang Rau
 
AA000055 David Whitley
 
AA000056 Fred Oswald
 
AA000057 Jason Ubeika
 
AA000058 Shelley Ubeika
 
AA000059 Linley Bingham
 
AA000060 John Fultz
 
AA000061 Jean McArthur
 
AA000062 Wendell Smith
 
AA000063 Linda Bianca
 
AA000064 Monique Kornell
 
AA000065 Gene Rawlins
 
AA000066 Christopher Sykes
 
AA000067 Cynthia Hughes
 
AA000068 Stanley Angrist
 
AA000069 Jim Geary
 
AA000070 Wilma Swank-Pitzer
 
AA000071 Ginger White
 
AA000072 Kevin Schutz
 
AA000073 Evan Berofsky
 
AA000074 Cornelia Guest
 
AA000075 Aune Mitchell
 
AA000076 Ed Saunders
 
AA000078 Etta BrooksPPV
 
AA000079 Kate Fukawa-Connelly
 
AA000080 Alicia Reeves
 
AA000081 Luise Shafritz
 
AA000082 Mona Larsen
 
AA000083 Cesar Del Solar
 
AA000084 Donna Balkan
 
AA000085 Tobey Roland
 
AA000086 Ola Lane
 
AA000087 Karen Slaton
 
AA000088 Samantha Nelson
 
AA000089 Annette Nelson
 
AA000090 Jeremy Jeffers
 
AA000091 Lynda Shayne
 
AA000092 Bruce Shuman
 
AA000093 Phyllis Gelb
 
AA000094 John Spangler
 
AA000095 Sheri Justice
 
AA000096 Amanda Hubble 
 
AA000097 Melissa Routzahn 
 
AA000098 Toni Douglas
 
AA000099 Randy Hersom
 
AA000100 Dallas Johnson$
 
AA000101 Paul May
 
AA000102 Joseph Gaspard
 
AA000103 Laurie Cohen
 
AA000104 Lane Lynn
 
AA000106 Scott Smith
 
AA000107 Andy Saunders
 
AA000108 Daval Davis
 
AA000109 Ellen Lin
 
AA000110 Stefan Fatsis
 
AA000111 Joetta Wilkinson 
 
AA000112 Mark Peltier
 
AA000113 Paul McCarthy
 
AA000114 Peggy Grant 
 
AA000115 Olivia Durant
 
AA000116 Liz Gottlin
 
AA000117 David Kulansky
 
AA000118 Marilyn Kulansky
 
AA000119 Sarah Jacobson
 
AA000120 Karen Lundeen
 
AA000121 Olinga Flisock
 
AA000122 Carolyn Boyd
 
AA000123 Barbara Van Alen
 
AA000124 David Weiss
 
AA000125 Barry Keith
 
AA000126 Julia Bogle
 
AA000127 Jeremy Frank
 
AA000128 Barbara Kester
 
AA000129 Jo Anne Cohen
 
AA000130 Jim Burlant
 
AA000131 James Johnson
 
AA000132 Mike Wier
 
AA000133 Jillian Bathgate
 
AA000134 Grace Schmidt
 
AA000135 Brenda Casey
 
AA000136 Barbara Epstein
 
AA000137 James Lamerand
 
AA000138 Sarah King
 
AA000139 Joel Elkins
 
AA000140 Gary Moss
 
AA000141 Kurt Bloeser
 
AA000142 Roberta Krenek
 
AA000143 Ross Brown
 
AA000144 Blanca Witteman
 
AA000145 Brian Pepper
 
AA000147 Pamina Deutsch
 
AA000148 David Klionsky
 
AA000149 Judy Cole
 
AA000150 Jennifer Hinojosa
 
AA000151 Darryl Wylie
 
AA000152 David Goodman
 
AA000153 John Dalton
 
AA000154 Shirley Apley
 
AA000155 Allan Simon
 
AA000156 Eliza Gallagher
 
AA000157 Sharon Crawford-Mackay
 
AA000158 John Green
 
AA000159 Bert Tellone
 
AA000160 Pamela Hunter
 
AA000161 Nicholas Fall
 
AA000162 Janice Anderson
 
AA000163 Jeff Clark
 
AA000164 Vivian Minden
 
AA000165 Daniel Tinkleman
 
AA000166 Yvonne Knickerbocker
 
AA000167 Melissa Brown
 
AA000168 Robert Enzer
 
AA000169 Ruth Enzer
 
AA000170 Joann Goddard
 
AA000171 Judy Horn
 
AA000172 Joel Horn
 
AA000173 Brendan Huang$
 
AA000174 Marc Levesque
 
AA000175 Mitch Bayersdorfer
 
AA000176 Suzette Rodriguez
 
AA000177 Tim Wise
 
AA000178 Jeremiah Mead
 
AA000179 Linda Stephanides
 
AA000180 Sue Miller
 
AA000181 Meghan Mills
 
AA000182 Tim Bottorff
 
AA000183 Kerri Bottorff
 
AA000208 Maureen Delgado
 
AA000229 Lisa Odom
 
AA000247 Debbie Scholz
 
AA000333 Frank Kashuk
 
AA000613 Jesse Kellerman
 
AA000666 Kevin Turner
 
AA000675 Ann Vyce
 
AA000696 Carla Cree
 
AA000720 Faith Cree
 
AA000818 Zana Anderson
 
AA001111 Mike Baron
 
AA001122 Judy Newhouse
 
AA481516 Winter
 
  
NASPA Committee Members pay the same fees as regular members, but are recognized with special membership numbers. CM000001&ndash;CM000016 are reserved for Steering Committee members.
+
There are no refunds.
  
CM000001 Mary Rhoades
+
In order to keep track of your membership, we need to record information about you.
CM000002 Chris Cree
+
How we handle this information is described in our [[Privacy Policy]].
CM000003 John Chew$
 
CM000004 John Robertson
 
CM000005 Mad Palazzo
 
CM000006 Alan Stern
 
CM000007 Steve Pellinen
 
CM000017 Tapani Lindgren
 
CM000018 Geoff Thevenot
 
CM000019 Tony Leah
 
CM000020 Chris Lipe
 
CM000021 Steve Oliger
 
CM000023 Susan Hoehn
 
CM000024 Dave Wiegand
 
CM000025 Robert Gillis
 
CM000026 Jim Hughes
 
CM000027 Carl Johnson
 
CM000077 Larry Rand
 

Latest revision as of 11:28, 18 November 2016

This page describes the various different kinds of membership we offer in our association, how to apply for them, and what their benefits are.

Membership is a prerequisite for obtaining certification as a director, obtaining sanction for a club, serving on a NASPA committee, or playing in a tournament.

Quick Links

Benefits of Membership

The main current benefits of membership are:

  • Eligibility to play in NASPA tournaments. These are rated, sanctioned SCRABBLE tournaments. NASPA is the only organization in North America licensed by Hasbro to use the registered name, “SCRABBLE”. These events are played with an accepted tournament word list with rules for both play and comportment and a system in place to ensure that these rules are adhered to.
  • Eligibility to play in rated events overseas with additional privileges offered under the auspices of International agreements, including:
    • Member discounts on tournament entry fees at events sanctioned by the Association of British Scrabble Players (ABSP).
  • Eligibility to run and vote for elected positions on some committees, including the Advisory Board and Canadian Committee.
  • Eligibility to volunteer within the organization on some committees, including the Tournament Committee and Rules Committee
  • Eligibility to apply for director certification and then run a sanctioned club.
  • An official membership card that you can print through Member Services.
  • Access to member-only services including the NASPA Store.
  • Sanctioned recognition of individual achievements and records in tournament and club play.
  • Coverage under NASPA's Liability Insurance Policy while participating in NASPA sanctioned activities.



More benefits will be added as the NASPA Membership Committee prepares them.

Please note: Members will be required to comply with a Code of Conduct, which took effect on July 1, 2009. Also effective July 1, 2009, NSA membership is no longer accepted for tournament eligibility.

How to Join

We currently offer several different kinds of membership, as listed below. Our current rates took effect on 2010-09-01. All prices are given in U.S. dollars, though there is a way for Canadian residents to pay in Canadian funds.

To apply for membership, please complete our online application. You will be given a choice at the end of then paying online by Visa or MasterCard, or saving your information and mailing us a check. See also our page of general information on how to make payments to NASPA.

If you are a NASPA director with an upcoming tournament, we will extend you temporary credit so that you can activate your players’ memberships as required before your tournament; you then pay for the memberships together with your tournament participation fee.

Reciprocal Overseas Memberships

If you are an overseas resident and member of your own national association, please check our list of International agreements granting free reciprocal membership.

Regular Memberships

A regular membership lasts one year from the time of purchase and costs $30. (i.e. If you buy a membership on June 10 it lasts until June 10 of the following year.) If you pay for additional years of membership at the same time, up to a total of five years, the subsequent years cost $25 each. So, for example, a five-year regular membership costs $130. Membership begins at the time of purchase.

If you are joining NASPA for the first time (even if you were an NSA member), you can name the NASPA member who referred you to the association. He/she will get a free month’s membership, and receive other referral bonuses.

One-Week Memberships

If you play in only one tournament per year and are not interested in the other benefits of NASPA membership, you may prefer to pay $19 for a one-week membership. This should be enough to play in a weekend tournament, including early bird and late bird events. You may not extend this membership to any other sort of membership. Please note: If you buy this type of membership, the week begins at the time of purchase. You cannot "save" the membership and use it at a future time.

Trial Memberships

First-time tournament players (those who do not have an NSA or NASPA tournament rating) are eligible to pay $15 for a trial six-month membership. If you buy a trial membership, you have the option to extend it to a full membership by sending in an additional $15 at any time during the six-month trial period. You may only buy a trial membership once. Membership begins at the time of purchase.

Youth Memberships

Members who are not yet eighteen years old on the first day of their membership pay only $15 for a one-year membership. You may buy additional years of membership, up to a total of five, at this rate, as long as you will not yet be eighteen years old on the first day of each new membership year. Membership begins at the time of purchase.

Vanity Memberships

Membership numbers are assigned consecutively. If you want to choose a specific as yet unassigned number, you can pay $50 for a one-year vanity membership.

Life Memberships

Please consult the Life membership page for more information about this category of membership.

How to Renew

The easiest way to renew a membership is using our online renewal tool. You’ll need the NASPA ID of the member whose membership you want to renew. As usual, you can pay using any of several payment methods. In particular, if you sign onto your NASPA account as a director, you can charge several renewals to your account before paying for them in one credit card transaction, saving yourself the effort of entering your billing information more than once.

If you have not renewed your SCRABBLE Association membership since 2009, please note that NASPA inherited the NSA’s licence and rating system but not its membership records, so you’ll have to join as a new member.

Renewal Price Options for Adult Memberships

  • The standard cost of an adult membership renewal is $30 US.
  • If you renew your membership at least one month in advance, you save $5 as the price drops to $25 US.
  • If you renew your membership for multiple years less than a month before it expires, the cost is $30 US + $25 US for each additional year.
  • If you renew your membership for multiple years at least a month before it expires, the cost is $25 US + $20 US for each additional year.


Note: If you allow your membership to expire, and then renew it, your new membership will begin from the time of purchase and last for a year. If you renew before your membership expires, another year will be added to the expiration date.

Youth members pay only $15 per year until they turn 18, and are not eligible for further discounts. For example, if a member pays for an early two-year renewal on his 17th birthday, he pays $15 + $20 = $35. Eligibility for the youth rate is based on the member’s age at the start of each membership year.

If you do not have access to the Internet but want to renew your membership, please ask your nearest club or tournament director to process your renewal through the director section of our Member Services page.

Current Members

The NASPA membership database has been online since April 6, 2009, and may be used to verify a person’s membership status.

Membership Numbers

NASPA membership numbers consist of AA followed by six digits, and are normally assigned in sequential order. Members may request larger numbers out of sequence by paying $50 rather than $30 for their membership.

Committee members pay the same fees as regular members, but are recognized with special membership numbers beginning with “CM”; regular members have numbers beginning with “AA”. Membership numbers CM000001–CM000016 are reserved for Steering Committee members.

Life members are assigned special membership numbers beginning with "LM" (unless they have requested to retain their previous membership numbers).

Refund and Privacy Policies

There are no refunds.

In order to keep track of your membership, we need to record information about you. How we handle this information is described in our Privacy Policy.