I would just like to take the opportunity to thank all members of VSSN who have now sent in your subscriptions for the 2006/07 academic year following the letters which went out last month. This is much appreciated.
However, if you have received a subscription letter and have not yet sent your payment, it would be a great help if you could sent this in the next few days to avoid the cost of issuing reminders! (If for any reason you are currently a member, but are not able to renew your membership, please let me know by e-mail to [log in to unmask], so I do not chase you unnecessarily.)
Where people have asked for specific acknowledgement, an e-mail response has been sent, but everyone will get a formal acknowledgement in the new year when I write to ask for your details for the new Members Research Directory.
Just a reminder that if you are not yet a formal member of VSSN you can join on-line - there is a new simplified form to complete at www.vssn.org.uk/join allowing you to indicate the membership subscription applicable. On receipt of the on-line joining message I will then be in touch with details of where to send your cheque.
As a VSSN member you will save £20 on the fee for VSSN seminars - the charge for the Glasgow seminar on Wed 29 November is £35 for non-members, but just £15 for VSSN members. In fact if you are able to get to two seminars a year, you will actually save the full cost of your subscirption or considerably more if you qualify for the £30 or £20 subscription band! Being a formal member of VSSN also means you can be included in the next Research Directory and have a vote in VSSN affairs.
Note: A few people have asked if their subscriptions can be gift aided, but as VSSN membership has a significant benefit in terms of reduced fees for seminars, this is not possible. (However, if you feel inclined to make a donation over and above your subscription, that can, of course, be gift aided!)
Thank you for your support.
VSSN Membership Sec/Treasurer
VSSN is a regd charity in England & Wales number 1114742
c/o Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield S1 1WB UK
Tel: 0114 225 5231
E-mail: [log in to unmask]