Frequently Asked Questions
Congratulations! You've joined or are thinking about joining the Washington, DC Chapter but you still have more questions. Provided below are answers to our most frequent member inquiries.
Question 1: I am thinking about joining the Chapter when should I pay my membership dues?
Answer: Chapter membership dues can be paid anytime. However, the Chapter year is from July 1 to June 30 of each calendar year, so joining late in the year will only give you a few months of membership benefits. Since membership dues is not prorated based on when you join during the year, we encourage you to join as early as you can. Even if this is not possible, we still encourage you to pay your membership dues and based on the month you pay it we can roll it over to the next year.
Question 2: I just paid my membership dues, when will I receive confirmation?
Answer: You should receive a Chapter Welcome letter by mail within two weeks of joining. You will also receive an e-mail confirmation (if you have e-mail), gain full access to the Member's Only section on this website, and be added to the Chapter's telephone messaging system within the first week of joining. It will take approximately three weeks for you to receive your Virginia State University Alumni Association membership card. As a new member, we welcome you to attend our monthly Chapter meetings and the many activities and events that we hold throughout the year.
Question 3: I would like to hold a leadership position within the Chapter. What are the qualifications?
Answer: If you have an interest in serving as a volunteer leader within the Chapter, please let our Chapter President now of your interest. Everyone has unique talents and gifts to bring to the Chapter and your participation is needed and welcomed at any level. The only requirement to obtaining a leadership position within the Chapter is that you must be a financial member. Elected officers of the Chapter are as follows: President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and Chaplain. Committee chair positions are appointed by the President. All elected leadership positions are for a term of two years.
Question 4: How is my dues allocated?
Answer: Chapter membership dues is $60 per year; $30 of which goes directly to pay your Virginia State Univeristy Alumni Association National dues while the remainder stays with the Chapter. The $30 that is kept with the Chapter is used to support a wide variety of Chapter projects and activities, including our annual Scholarship Dinner Dance, Scholarship Golf Tournament, and Midnight Moonlight Cruise. This is why your membership dues is so important.
Question 5: I am a member but my e-mail address, home address, telephone number has changed. What do I do?