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I recently joined, what comes next?
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I’ve received an application via mail or email but I’m already a member.
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I received a renewal notice but the renewal site indicates it’s already paid.
Our renewal site will only process renewal notices that have not been updated in any way. If we’ve updated your invoice from one member category to another for example, the site will inaccurately show as paid for that year but will not be able to display a receipt. Please contact us by email, phone, or chat and we can process your renewal payment.