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2020 Membership

Join by November 16, 2019 to be entered in a drawing for FREE registration to the 2020 State Professional Improvement Conference. The GAE4-HA Membership Drive timeline
o Begins Tuesday, October 1, and ends Monday, December 2, 2019. November 16 – Early Bird Deadline Individuals who enter online by this deadline will be entered in a drawing for a free registration to the GAE4-HA Annual Professional Development Conference at Great Wolf Lodge in La Grange, Georgia, to be held April 20-22, 2020.
o December 2 – Regular membership ends (please strive to have dues paid by this date)
o December 2-31 – Finalization period (District directors and members should use this time to confirm on Event Registration if their payment has been received, etc.)
o December 31 – Final Postmark Dates to be eligible for AWARDS
 

**Individuals registering as a Life Member or Affiliate/Student should use the following link:
click here
Checks should be mail payable to GAE4-HA and sent to: Jenna Daniel, GAE4-HA Treasurer, Georgia 4-H, 320 Hoke Smith Annex, Athens, GA 30602

Why join GAE4-HA?  

Being a member offers excellent opportunities for networking, professional development, and growth as an Extension employee.   There are different classes of membership, but ‘traditional’ Extension/4-H personnel are usually going to be active members.  As a GAE4-HA active, life, and affiliate member, you are automatically a member of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) and have the opportunity to attend state and national professional development conferences. Additionally, you have the opportunity to network, share resources and ideas, and apply for professional awards.

What are the different classes of GAE4-HA membership?

Active Members: Active members are those people that are currently employed by UGA Extension and FVSU Extension in professional status or operating under an official agreement with UGA Extension in a professional status.  They may vote and hold elected or appointed positions.  NAE4-HA refers to these members as “active members.”  National dues are $80, State dues are $5 and District dues are $5-$10 depending on district.  Dues are $90 for all districts except Northeast and Northwest who will pay dues of $95.

Partner Members:  Subject matter specialists and 4-H/youth development paraprofessionals with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension or Fort Valley State University Extension may join GAE4-HA as a partner member at the cost of $20 (except Northeast and Northwest District which is $25), of which, $15 will go into the state Association funds.  They will receive GAE4-HA membership, entitling them to attend the state meeting, present and attend workshops and exhibits. Partner members will not be allowed to hold office, vote, be lead author on awards, attend national meetings as a GAE4-HA member or receive other benefits of GAE4-HA membership.

Life Members: Life membership is for people that have retired from Extension.  Members enjoy all rights and privileges of an active member. Life members pay a one-time dues fee which is currently $250.00.  NAE4-HA refers to these members as “life members”.

Affiliate Members: Affiliate members include adult professionals employed in youth development other than Extension, former GAE4-HA dues paying members who were active members but do not currently qualify for active or life membership, or GAE4-HA donors and sponsors. Membership dues for affiliate members are $90 for 2020.  Affiliate members will not be allowed to hold office, vote, receive awards, attend national meetings as a Georgia delegate or receive other benefits of GAE4-HA membership.  NAE4-HA refers to these members as “affiliate members.”

Student Members: An individual who is currently attending a college/university graduate program with full-time student status will pay one-half current dues amount. Student Dues: $40.00 plus $5.00 state dues.

How do you join?

Joining GAE4-HA is easy!  The 2020 Membership Drive is OPEN and on time registration ends December 31, 2019.   Please make sure your payment arrives by this date to be eligible for awards.  To join, please complete the registration on the Georgia 4-H Camp and Event REgistration page and submit dues to Jenna Daniel, GAE4-HA Treasurer, Georgia 4-H, 320 Hoke Smith Annex, Athens, GA 30602.

For Life Member Renewal during our open membership drive, please update your contact information at click here and check “life member renewal.” Recent retirees wishing to join as a new Life Member may pay the current life member dues of $250.00.  To join as a new Life Member, please click on the district link above which you were last a member, follow the same instructions but check “Life Membership,” fill out the information and submit your dues directly Jenna Daniel.

Please contact the 2020 Membership Chair, Kandi Edwards (kandi@uga.edu) or 706-278-8207 for questions or concerns.

After completing the GAE4-HA membership, you should visit the NAE4-HA membership page (http://www.nae4ha.com/membership) to create or update your NAE4-HA membership profile.  Please don’t forget this important step!  If you need an invoice for your membership dues fees, please contact Kandi Edwards.  Invoices may take up to one week to be generated.

The membership year is January 1 thru December 31. However, you may join at any time – so please encourage new 4-H professionals to join as soon as possible!  To join after December 31, 2019, please contact the 2020 Membership Chair, Kandi Edwards (kandi@uga.edu) or 706-278-8207 for questions or concerns

We look forward to having you join GAE4-HA!