Texas SAR Online Dues and Donations Payments
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2017 Dues Payments
Regular Membership - Using this form you can make 2017 dues payments online for your primary chapter and optionally up to 5 secondary chapter memberships. Select your primary chapter from the drop down list on the Primary Chapter Dues line. Once your primary chapter has been selected, the annual dues based on the chapter selected will be reflected in the Cost column to the right, and will include chapter, state, and national dues.
If you hold secondary memberships in Texas SAR chapters, use the same technique to select those chapters by using the 1st through 5th Secondary Chapter Dues listings. You can only select one chapter in each listing and the order of selection of your secondary chapters isn't important. It is only important that you select each of them in a separate listing or your membership dues will not be credited for any chapters not selected. If you hold more than 5 secondary memberships, submit your payment to include the first 5 secondary chapters along with your primary membership chapter. When that transaction is complete, start a new transaction in which you will select any additional secondary chapter memberships which weren't included in the first transaction.
Dual Membership with Primary Chapter in Another State - Using this part of the form you can make 2017 dues payments online for a secondary Texas SAR chapter when your primary chapter membership is in another state. Select your Texas SAR chapter from the drop down list on the Dual Membership with Primary Chapter in Another State dues line. Once your Texas SAR chapter has been selected, the annual dues based on the chapter selected will be reflected in the Cost column to the right, and will include chapter and state dues.
If you are a member of additional Texas SAR chapters, use the same technique to select those additional chapters by using the 1st through 5th Secondary Chapter Dues listings as mentioned in the Regular Membership section.
Junior Members - Using this part of the form you can make 2017 dues payments online for Junior Membership. Select your Texas SAR chapter from the drop down list on the Junior Members dues line. Once your Texas SAR chapter has been selected, the annual Junior Member dues of $5.00 will be reflected in the Cost column to the right.
Texas SAR Patriots Fund 2017 Contribution
Texas SAR uses the annual dues event to encourage giving to the Texas SAR Patriots Fund. The Patriot Fund is the only source of funds for our numerous youth projects, no other SAR funds are used. As we add new projects and expand the old ones, even more money is necessary to pay for the Texas Society contests and awards. Those contests and awards listed below in the payment entry section are at the core of what the SAR is about. They are among the most important programs we have.
Several years ago, because of our need for more funds, we changed our procedures to allow members to contribute to their favorite programs if they prefer. You may still contribute to the unrestricted Patriot Fund account simply by filling in an amount in the Patriot Endowment Fund, Unrestricted area in the payment entry section below. An unrestricted gift will allow the Patriots Fund Projects committee to distribute funds as needed considering all of Texas SAR’s needs. Compatriots may also make contributions directly to their favorite individual programs. You may contribute to any number of specific programs such as the American History Teacher program, the Children of the American Revolution program, the Eagle Scout program, the Oration contest, the Essay contest, the Poster contest, and the ROTC/JROTC program. In addition you may contribute to any other Texas SAR program you specifically name. For Oration Contest donations, a gift to the Ritchie Fund will go towards paying the 1st place prize only. A gift to the general Oration program will go towards all other expenses.
You can also choose to have your contribution to one of these specific programs go into a permanent endowment fund which will generate income to be used only for that program each year. Because of a concern over an accounting burden on our treasurer, we ask that any gifts to a specific program endowment be for a minimum amount of $100.00.
To make a 2017 Patriots Fund Expenses donation, enter your donation amount in the text box between the "Enter your donation..." text and the Add button. Do not enter anything in the Cost column! After you make your donation entry, click the Add button and your donation amount will be added to the Cost column beside your entry, the Cost column will be automatically added in to update the Subtotal entry, the current Handling fee will be calculated and entered, and the transtaction Total will be updated at the bottom of the form.
CAAH 2017 Contribution
This year finds the National Society on the edge of finally completing the Second and third phases of the new Headquarters building also known as the Center for Advancing America’s Heritage. This project has been underway for over ten years. Compatriots around the world have continued to contribute an average of $300,000.00 a year to the building fund.
We encourage you to do your part in bringing this project to a successful close by making a contribution to the Center for Advancing America’s Heritage. Many of us have made pledges of a certain amount over a period of time. The money accumulates and has a large impact in the end.
We hope you will embrace this effort and give generously to support the Center for Advancing America’s Heritage. Please use this Online Dues and Donations Payments form to make your contribution to the CAAH (item 32) along with your regular yearly dues payment.
Online Form Information
The only items that are mandatory on this form are the first two entries - the Name of the member/donor and his respective National Number. Since it is entirely possible for payments to be made via a credit card which is not in the member's name, this information is required to ensure that the proper person receives credit for dues and/or donations.
You can make a dues payment only, you can make a donation to Patriots Fund Expenses without the payment of dues, or you can pay 6 sets of dues and contribute to Patriots Fund Expenses, all in a single transaction. As long as at least one area is selected for payment and an amount is entered (if necessary) the form will process.
A Handling fee of of $1.75 is automatically applied to the transaction.
If you feel like you have made too many errors on the form, click the Reset button to remove all entries and set all amounts to zero. You can correct a single entry by reselecting from a drop-down list or re-entering an amount in a text box and clicking the respective Add button. When your order is set the way you want it, click the Continue button to proceed to the PayPal processing page.
PayPal Payment Processing
Texas SAR online payments are processed via PayPal. You do not need to be a PayPal member to make credit card payments via PayPal, but members will have their usual options (as previously set up) as to how payments are made. Although you will not be on a secure server while you are entering your dues and donation selections on this page, you will transfer to a secure PayPal server for credit card processing as soon as you click the Continue button.
When you get to the PayPal page, members need only enter your email and PayPal password to log in to your account to complete payment. Non-members can click the Pay with debit or credit card link. Additional pages will allow you to enter the appropriate credit card information to complete the transaction. You will be able to view the details of your transaction on the initial PayPal page to ensure that all elements were correctly forwarded.
Note: Texas SAR currently blocks PayPal payments from those who have non-U.S. PayPal accounts and payments from foreign countries. If you are out of the country and would like to pay your dues online, please contact the webmaster and he will temporarily unblock these settings so Texas SAR can receive your payment.