Purchase or Renew SCA Membership Online

The new membership.sca.org web site offers online purchase or renewal of memberships, with payment by credit card and an immediate printable proof-of-membership letter. Back in October 2002, the Office of the Stock Clerk began offering SCA publications, such as back issues of The Compleat Anachronist, for purchase online. Then in March 2003, the SCA offered Known World Mail. The organization's web services have expanded again. Effective today, new memberships can be purchased and existing memberships can be renewed via a new SCA web site, http://membership.sca.org/. The new site is an official part of the SCA corporate Internet presence. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Memberships that are purchased online are effective immediately, and one can print a proof of membership letter to be used until the membership card arrives.

Purchasers will receive a white membership card in the mail, which means there is not a waiver on file for them. They will be able to print out a waiver, print their legal name, sign and date it, and send it to Milpitas (via fax or postal mail) and receive a colored waiver-on-file membership card. If the waiver is received at Milpitas before the white membership card is mailed, purchasers will get the colored waiver-on-file card right away. Otherwise, it will be mailed at a later date. One may request a colored waiver-on-file replacement card at any time by sending in a properly filled out and signed waiver. Until the colored waiver-on-file membership card is received, members will be required to sign a waiver at every event.

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Developer Credits:

  • Project Manager -- Duke Andrew of Riga
  • Team Leader -- Lord Robin Gallowglass
  • Web Design and Graphics -- Christofe DuBois
  • Programming -- Christofe DuBois and Lord Robin Gallowglass
  • Beta Testing -- Many helpful individuals

Here is the official announcement from the announce@sca.org mailing list, reprinted by permission:

Greetings unto the members of the Society:

At last, Online Membership is here! With a few clicks, using your Visa or MasterCard, you can now become a new member of the SCA, or renew your membership, online!

You'll instantly be able to print a Proof of Membership form, which will serve as your temporary membership card until your permanent card arrives in the mail. Please note that you will receive a WHITE (non-waiver) card! You will need to print out a Waiver form (the website will direct you to this form), and mail or fax it to the Member Services office (contact information below) in order to receive your waiver-on-file ("blue") card. We do need your physical signature on a waiver form on file in the Member Services office in order to provide the waiver-on-file card (please print and sign your legal name, and don't forget to date the form).

Visit the SCA website at www.sca.org to use this exciting new service!

And, while you're at the SCA.org site, you might take a moment to investigate the great possibilities of Known World Mail, the SCA's e-mail service, or to check out the offerings of the Stock Clerk -- you never know what you might find!

In service,

Meg Baron
President, SCA Inc.

Mail your completed waiver form to:

SCA, Inc.
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

Or fax it to:

408-263-0641

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:

SCA Inc. Box 360789 Milpitas, CA 95036

You may also email comments@sca.org.